Tamyra Mensah-Stock, first Black female wrestling Olympic gold medalist, wins 'Most Valuable Patriot'

The third annual Patriot Awards, emceed byzorro & Fin de semana de amigosco-host and Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Pete Hegseth, showcased and awarded America’s finest patriotsincluding military veterans, primeros respondedores, and other inspirational heroes like Mensah-Stock.

Presenting the award to Mensah-Stock was Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, who noted that the Olympianradiates a positive, infectious attitude,” and uses her platformto share her love.

You’ve inspired so many just from your love of country,” Ingraham said after presenting her with this year’s MVP award.

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Mensah-Stock’s refreshing display of patriotism in August served as a stark contrast to many fellow Olympians who used the Games as a platform to air their grievances over the United States.

Following her victory in Tokyo, Mensah-Stock, contrarily, draped the American flag over her shoulders, now-famously saying: “I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there, me encanta, and I’m so happy I get to represent U-S-A!”

Watching that post-match interview, I never felt so much pride,” Tamyra’s sister, Tarkyia Mensah, told Fox Nation. “A patriot is someone who supports their country and defends it when the time comes – she’s a patriot.

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