Ivanov to Wrestle at World Championships
Sept. 11, 2015
BOISE, Idaho – Former Boise State wrestler George Ivanov will wrestle in the World Championships, a United World Wrestling event, Saturday (Sept. 12) at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Ivanov will be competing for Bulgaria, his home country, and is just the second former Bronco to wrestle in the World Championships. Charles Burton wrestled for the United States at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, the first former Boise State student-athlete to make an Olympic Team.
The 2015 edition of the World Championships will be streamed live HERE , and is scheduled to begin Saturday at 11 a.m. MT.
Ivanov recently made the move from 70 kilograms to 74kg (Freestyle), and answered some questions for BroncoSports.com from Las Vegas, the site of the tournament. His responses can be found below.
Obviously, you’re representing Bulgaria at the World Championships, but you’re only the second former Bronco wrestler to compete in the tournament – and the first for another country. Do you feel even a little bit like you’re wrestling for Boise State as well?
How has what you picked up from your time at Boise State prepared you for your professional career?
You recently made the move from 70kg to 74 kg, hoping to improve your chances at making the Olympic Team. How has that transition worked out for you thus far?
You’ve been working with the Maryville wrestling program as you’ve trained for this opportunity. What virtues did you take from the Broncos’ program that you have been able to apply as you help train other wrestlers?
You married a former Boise State cheerleader and an Idaho native. How long before you guys move back to Boise?
Competing for Bulgaria, how much of your time is actually spent in your home country?
For those who don’t know much about your life before you joined the Broncos, how did it come about that you ended up in Boise?
What was your favorite memory from your time at Boise State?
From all of Bronco Nation, good luck, George!
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