SSG Spenser Mango

Wrestling Assistant Coach

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
High School: Christian Brothers College High School
College: Northern Michigan University
Joined Army: August 2010
MOS: 88M, Motor Transport Operator

Spenser 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.

Career Highlights


2018 USA Wrestling's Greco-Roman Coach of the Year


US World Team Member,

2013 - 2015 &  2009 - 2011


5th Place, World Championships


5th Place, World Championships


Member, US Olympic Team, 2012 & 2008


University World Champion