SSG Max Nowry

Greco-Roman Wrestling
55kg

Hometown: Wheeling, Illinois
High School: Wheeling High School
College: Northern Michigan University
Joined Army: May 2013
MOS: 42A, Human Resource Specialist

Second grader Max had signed up for floor hockey, but the team didn’t form. His dad signed him up for wrestling instead, and Max’s athletic career began. Over a few years, he began to focus only on that sport, and he found that it taught him life lessons he could apply not just on the mat, but in the classroom and in his personal life. He won his first high school national title after his sophomore year, and continued to develop as an athlete. He was a resident athlete at Northern Michigan University’s United States Olympic Education Center. Since joining the Army, Max has made the past two national teams, won the 2018 US Senior Open Championships, and taken 2nd Place at the 2018 Pan American Championships.

The Army’s World Class Athlete Program has allowed me to pursue my lifelong goals in the sport of wrestling – and has given me the honor of being a Soldier-athlete for the greatest country on this planet.


Career Highlights

2019 Greco-Roman Wrestling World Championships - 5th Place 
2018, 2019 U.S. Greco-Roman National Champion
2012, 2019 Pan American Championships Champion
2018 Pan American Championships Silver medalist
2012 Olympic Team Trials Silver Medalist
2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 National Team Member


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