CJA Alumni Richie Lewis talks wrestling and MMA

by | Jul 13, 2018 | USA Wrestling, World Wrestling

CJA Alumni and recent CJA clinician, Richie Lewis says in an interview that he’s going to go for 2020 Olympics before transitioning to MMA.


Richie Lewis: “I am going to give 2020 my shot then transition into fighting after that.”

Richie Lewis burst onto the international wrestling scene last fall, when he won a gold medal at 70 kg in freestyle at the first U23 World Championships, held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. A New Jersey native, Lewis first went to Junior college, before returning to Rutgers to complete his college wrestling career. He talks about his competition future, which will include a run at the 2020 Olympic team in freestyle, then a change of focus into MMA fighting, which is another major passion for Lewis.

Original Article can be found at: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/July/11/Richie-Lewis-talks-wrestling-and-MMA

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