SSG Spenser Mango


Sport: Boxing
Event: Wrestling
Position: Coach
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
High School: Christian Brothers College High School
College: Northern Michigan University
Joined Army: August 2010
MOS: 88M, Indirect Fire Infantryman

SSG Spenser Mango grew up playing football, but “everyone was always bigger than me,” he says. He looked into wrestling because it was broken into weight classes. He fell in love with the sport, and won high school state his third year. He continued his career at the US Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and made his first Olympic Team and two world teams. He joined the Army the summer after graduation, and has since made four  more world teams and another Olympic team. He retired from competing in 2016 and was accepted back to the team as a coach.

Being a Soldier-athlete is a great honor. There is nothing better than being able to represent your country, not just in your sport, but also as a Soldier in the United States Army. Both opportunities are extremely humbling and fulfilling.



U.S. Olympic Assistant Coach


USA Wrestling’s Greco-Roman Coach of the Year


U.S. World Team Member


U.S. World Team Member


U.S. World Team Member


U.S. World Team Member


U.S. World Team Member