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Team USA Wrestling FS/WW World Cup meets


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"CORALVILLE, Iowa (November 15) --- USA Wrestling announced its lineups for both its men’s and women’s freestyle teams which will compete at the Freestyle and Women’s Freestyle World Cup at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, December 10-11.

The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships. The top five teams in men’s freestyle and the top five teams in women’s freestyle from the 2022 Senior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia in September have confirmed their participation. There is also an All-World Team in each discipline, featuring the top available athlete from the World Championships in each weight class that were not from a nation that qualified for the World Cup.

The U.S. World Cup teams will feature two Olympic champions, four world champions and 10 past world medalists. It will also include a number of talented young stars who are making an impact internationally.

The freestyle team will feature a pair of Olympic and world champions, Jordan BURROUGHS at 79kg and Kyle SNYDER at 97kg. Burroughs is a 2012 Olympic champion, a six-time world champion and has won 10 career world and Olympic medals. Burroughs is the first U.S. wrestler to win seven world and Olympic titles. Snyder is a 2016 Olympic champion, 2020 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time world champion and has won eight career world and Olympic medals."

USA's Freestyle World Cup Team:
57kg – Zane RICHARDS
57kg – Nick SURIANO
61kg – Seth GROSS
61kg – Daniel DESHAZER
65kg – Yianni DIAKOMIHALIS
65kg – Evan HENDERSON|
70kg – Tyler BERGER
70kg – Alec PANTALEO
74kg – Jason NOLF
74kg – Vincenzo JOSEPH
79kg – Jordan BURROUGHS
79kg – Chance MARSTELLER
86kg – Zahid VALENCIA
86kg – Mark HALL
92kg – Nathan JACKSON
92kg – Jay AIELLO
97kg – Kyle SNYDER
97kg – Kollin MOORE
125kg – Hayden ZILLMER
125kg – Nick GWIAZDOWSKI

Previews, by Groups
Men’s Freestyle Group A: USA, MGL, GEO
Men’s Freestyle Group B: IRI, JPN, All-World
Women’s Freestyle Group A: JPN, MGL, UKR
Women’s Freestyle Group B: USA, CHN, All-World

Men’s Freestyle World Cup Team Rosters and Previews
No. 1 United States
No. 2 Iran
No. 3 Japan
No. 4 Mongolia
No. 5 Georgia
Men’s All World Team

All-World roster
57 kg: Zelimkhan Abakarov (Albania), 2022 World gold
61 kg: Georgi Vangelov (Bulgaria), 2022 World 5th, 2020 Olympic 5th
65 kg: Iszmail Muszukajev (Hungary), 2022 World bronze, 2019 World bronze
70 kg: Ernazar Akmataliev (Kyrgyzstan), 2022 World bronze, 2021 World silver
74 kg: Tajmuraz Salkazanov (Slovakia), 2022 World silver, 2021 World silver, 2019 World bronze
79 kg: Arsalan Budazhapov (Kyrgyzstan), 2022 World bronze
86 kg: Azamat Dauletbekov (Kazakhstan), 2022 World bronze
92 kg: Osman Nurmagomedov (Azerbaijan), 2022 World bronze, 2021 World bronze
97 kg: Batyrbek Tsakulov (Slovakia), 2022 World silver
125 kg: Oleksandr Khotsianivskyi (Ukraine), 2022 World 8th, 2019 World bronze
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USA puts aside Burroughs loss to win World Cup​

Ali SAVADKOUHI becomes the first Iranian wrestler to ever beat Jordan BURROUGHS . He defeated the six-time world champion, 6-6.
World Cup Men’s Gold Medal Dual
United States 6, Iran 3

57 kg - Zane Richards (USA) dec. Reza Hossein Momenijoujadeh (Iran), 6-2
61 kg - Seth Gross (USA) tech. fall Ebrahim Elahichouran (Iran), 10-0
65 kg - Rahman Mousa Amouzadhalili (Iran) dec. Yianni Diakomihalis (USA), 5-4
70 kg - Alec Pantaleo (USA) dec. Amirmohammad Yazdanicherati (Iran), 4-3
74 kg - Mohmmadsadegh Firouzpourbandpei (Iran) dec. Jason Nolf (USA), 2-1
79 kg - Ali Bakhtiar Savadkouhi (Iran) dec. Jordan Burroughs (USA), 6-6
86 kg - Zahid Valencia (USA) dec. Alireza Mohammad Karimimachiani (Iran), 5-3
92 kg - Nathan Jackson (USA) dec. Amirhossein Firouzpourbandpei (Iran), 8-4
97 kg - Kyle Snyder (USA) dec. Kamran Ghasempour (Iran), 5-0
125 kg - Amirreza Masoumi Valadi (Iran) dec. Hayden Zillmer (USA), 6-1

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Coach: Tervel Dlagnev (Nebraska WTC)
70 kg: Ridge Lovett (Nebraska WTC)
74 kg: Collin Purinton (Nebraska WTC)
92 kg: Eric Schultz (Nebraska WTC)
125 kg: Christian Lance (Nebraska RTC)
"Henri Deglane Challenge featured men’s freestyle, and the 25-athlete contingent claimed 18 medals: seven gold, six silver and five bronze!
U.S. gold medalists included Nick Suriano (57 kg), Austin DeSanto (61 kg), Pat Lugo (65 kg), Alec Pantaleo (70 kg), Joey Lavallee (74 kg), Evan Wick (79 kg) and Eric Schultz (92 kg)."

U.S. Silver Medalists

• 61 Kg Shelton Mack
• 74 Kg Vincenzo Joseph
• 79 Kg Alex Marinelli
• 92 Kg Jay Aiello
• 97 Kg Morgan Smith
125 Kg Christian Lance

U.S. Bronze Medalists
• 61 Kg Nahshon Garrett
• 65 Kg Ridge Lovett
• 70 Kg Lucas Chittum
74 Kg Collin Purinton
• 79 Kg Taylor Lujan

Ridge Lovett, 65kg - Bronze
  • Rd 16: 15-4 over Nariman Serikbayev, KAZ
  • Quarters: 4-1 loss to Kizhan Clark, GER
  • Repechage match 1: 5-3 over Khamzat Arsamerzouev, FRA
  • Repechage match 2: 8-2 over Agustin Destribats, ARG
  • Bronze: 15-12 over Matt Kolodzik, USA
74 Kg Collin Purinton (Nebraska WTC) – Bronze
• WIN Jasmit Singh Phulka (CAN), 10-0
• WIN Rasul Altemirov (FRA), 11-9
• LOSS Vincenzo Joseph (USA), 16-6
• WIN Joshua Shields (USA), 14-10

92 Kg Eric Schultz (Nebraska WTC) – Gold
• WIN Jay Aiello (USA), 8-1
• WIN Aimar Alzon Eguinoa (ESP), 10-0
• WIN Adlan Viskhanov (FRA), 16-2

Christian Lance, 125kg - Silver
  • Round robin match 1: Pinned Catriel Muriel, ARG
  • Round robin match 2: 11-0 over Krzysztof Cieslak, POL
  • Semis: 5-1 over Gennadij Cudinovic, GER
  • Finals: 6-4 loss to Nika Berulava, GEO
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