Ivan Yarygin

Sadulaev and Snyder Seek Second Yarygin Crowns

By Eric Olanowski

KRASNOYARSK, Russia (January 27) -- Russia, Turkey and the United States each have representatives competing in the final championship session at the 2018 Ivan Yarygin. Russia leads the way with five finalists, followed by the United States with two and Turkey with one.  

The finals will feature a pair of Olympic champions in Abdulrashid Sadulaev (RUS) and Kyle SNYDER (USA) who are looking to win their second Yarygin titles. Sadulaev’s last Yarygin title came in 2014 and Synder’s came last season. If Synder wins tonight, he’d become the second American to ever win back-to-back Yarygin titles. 

Also included in tonight’s finals will be 2017 world silver medalist, Khetik TSABOLOV (RUS) and 2017 Grand Prix of Paris champion, David TAYLOR III (USA).

Heading into the final two women’s wrestling weight categories, China and Japan are tied with three gold medals apiece. The Chinese have an opportunity to take the gold medal lead as they have two wrestlers competing in tonight's finals. The remaining two representatives in the final championships session hail from Japan and Russia.

FINAL MATCH-UPS
74kg
GOLD - Zaurbek SIDAKOV (RUS) vs. Khetik TSABOLOV (RUS)
BRONZE – Dovletmyrat ORAZGYLYJOV (TKM) vs. Mandakhnaran GANZORIG (MGL)
BRONZE - Muhammet DEMIR (TUR) vs. Kakhaber KHUBEZHTY (RUS)

86kg
GOLD - David TAYLOR III (USA) vs. Fatih ERDIN (TUR)
BRONZE – Zaur BERADZE (GEO) vs. Vladislav VALIEV (RUS)
BRONZE - Yurieski TORREBLANCA QUERALTA (CUB) vs. Artur NAIFONOV (RUS)

92kg
GOLD - Abdulrashid SADULAEV (RUS) vs. Anzor URISHEV (RUS)
BRONZE – Serda BOKE (TUR) vs. Yury BELONOVSKIY (RUS)
BRONZE - Turtogtokh LUVSANDORJ (MGL) vs. Nicholas HEFLIN (USA)

97kg
GOLD - Rasul MAGOMEDOV (RUS) vs. Kyle SNYDER (USA)
BRONZE – Yunus DEDE (TUR) vs. Vladislav BAITCAEV (RUS)
BRONZE - Magomed IBRAGIMOV (UZB) vs. Batzul ULZIISAIKHAN (MGL)

Women’s wrestling

72kg

GOLD - Juan WANG (CHN) vs. Masako FURUICHI (JPN)
BRONZE – Tatiana KOLESNIKOVA MOROZOVA (RUS) vs. Nasanburmaa OCHIRBAT (MGL)
BRONZE - Zhamila BAKBERGENOVA (KAZ) vs. Alena PEREPELKINA (RUS)

76kg
GOLD - Qian ZHOU (CHN) vs. Ekaterina BUKINA (RUS)
BRONZE – Viktoriia FROLOVA (RUS) vs. Paliha PALIHA (CHN)
BRONZE - Epp MAE (EST) vs. Anzhela KATAEVA (RUS)

THIS IS THE START OF THE DAY THREE LIVE NOTEBOOK

The final day of wrestling at the 2018 Ivan Yarygin kicks off at 11:00am. Here is where you can WATCH the four men's freestyle and two women's wrestling categories that are in action today. 

Here is everything that you may have missed from DAY TWO of the #Yarygin2018.

LIVE UPDATES 

10:59 AM - ONE MINUTE UNTIL GO TIME! 

11:09 AM - The final day of wrestling is offically underway at the 2018 Ivan Yarygin. 

11:29 AM  - Qualification matches are being wrestled on Mats A and B. 

11:49 AM - WW 72kg QUARTERFINAL -  Alena PEREPELKINA (RUS) picks up a fall over Nomin Erdene PURVEE (MGL) after being down 12-4! 

12:02 AM -WW 72kg QUARTERFINAL -  Masako FURUICHI (JPN) df. Tatiana KOLESNIKOVA MOROZOVA (RUS), 6-0 to make the Yarygin semifinals. 

12:15 AM - The crowd erupts as PUREVJAV Unurbandat (MGL) throws T. STEFANIK (USA) and picks up the fall in the FS 86kg QUALIFICATION round. 

12:48 PM - K. SNYDER (USA) is wrestling on Mat C. 

12:54 PM - Olympic champions finish back-to-back matches with 10-0 victories. 

1:26 PM - V. VALIEV (RUS), 2017 world bronze medalist is up on Mat A. 

1:44 PM - D. TAYLOR (USA) uses two takedowns to defeat Olympic silver medalist, S. YASAR (TUR), 4-0. 

1:50 PM:  A. NAIFONOV (RUS) hangs on and defeats D. KURUGLIEV (RUS), 3-2 to make the 86kg semifinals. 

1:51 PM:  Khetik TSABOLOV (RUS), 2017 world silver medalist picks up the 13-2 victory.

1:55 PM: Kyle Snyder is wrestling over on Mat 6 where he has a 3-0 lead.

2:15 PM:  A. Sadulaev  (RUS) just picked up the 10-0 technical superiority victory over Nicholas HEFLIN (USA). 

2:18 PM - FS 97kg SEMIFINALS are starting over on Mat C. 

2:22 PM - R. MAGOMEDOV (RUS) df. B. ULZIISAIKHAN (MGL), 12-1 to make the finals at 97kg. 

2:35 PM: FS 97kg FINAL:  R. MAGOMEDOV (RUS) v. K. SNYDER (USA).

Ivan Yarygin

Sadulaev to Sit out Ivan Yarygin

By Eric Olanowski

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (January 5) -- Gaidar GAIDAROV (RUS), the “Senior Coach of the Dagestan National Wrestling Team,” has confirmed to United World Wrestling that three-time world and Olympic champion Abdulrashid SADULAEV (RUS) will sit out of the first Ranking Series event of the year, the Ivan Yarygin. Gaidarov simply told UWW “No, he will not be wrestling in Krasnoyarsk.” 

The news of Sadulaev not competing comes five days before registration closes, and 20 days before the first whistle at the Ivan Yarygin, which is often referred to as the “Toughest Wrestling Tournament in the World.”

Sadualev not making the trip to Krasnoyarsk eliminates the potential “Round 3” matchup with the two-time world and Olympic champion Kyle SNYDER (USA) after the pair split the 2017 and 2018 world finals. “Captain America” was victorious in 2017, but the “Russian Tank” got his revenge in 2018, pinning Snyder one minute into the 97kg gold-medal bout. 

The duo of superstars have recently gone back and forth on Instagram teasing a potential third match at the Ivan Yarygin. 

First, it was Snyder who tagged Sadulaev in a  post captioned, “Round 3. Let's do it. Krasnoyarsk, Russia." 

Sadulaev quickly responded, saying, ”Buddy Snyder, I understand your condition, but I advise you to approach the trilogy with a cool head. And then suddenly the psyche will suffer. On the way to Tokyo 2020, we will meet again.”

With the news of Sadulaev sitting out of the Yarygin, it looks like we’ll have to wait until the 2019 World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, for the third match-up. 

The Ivan Yarygin begins on January 24 and is the first Ranking Series for freestyle and women’s wrestling.