Episode 40 of Bonus Points features Haley Augello, 2016 U.S.
Olympic Team member at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. in women's freestyle
Augello won the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials held in Iowa City, Iowa on April 10 with wins over Candace Workman, Erin Golston, Alyssa Lampe and Victoria Anthony. The 48 kg weight class was not qualified for the U.S. to compete at the Olympic Games at the time of Augello's victory in Iowa City.
In order to qualify for the Olympic Games Augello needed to place in the top two at the 1st World Olympic Games Qualifier held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on April 23. She posted a 3-1 record in Mongolia to finish in second place and accomplish her qualifying goal.
Augello is currently a two-time WCWA national champion for King University with two years of eligibilty remaining. She was a 2011 Cadet World champion and a two-time Junior World Team member.
Topics of discussion include electing to compete at 48 kg, the journey to an Olympic berth, her life journey on and off the wrestling mat and much more.
Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 40 guest Haley Augello on Twitter at @hayaugello and follow show host Richard Immel at @Richard_Immel.
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