Weekly FIVE! February 26, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 18:47 By Eric Olanowski
Discussing this week's Dan Kolov and Russia's 2019 Freestyle World Cup Rosters. Also reviewing results from the Hungarian and German Grand Prix' and the Cerro Pelado.
Four Olympic gold medalists and four world champions have entered this week’s Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament, United World Wrestling’s second freestyle and women's wrestling Ranking Series event of the 2019 season.
Two-time defending world champion Geno PETRIASHVILI (GEO) and Olympic champions Taha AKGUL (TUR), Jordan BURROUGHS (USA), Kyle Frederick SNYDER (USA), and Hassan YAZDANICHARATI (IRI) have each signed up to compete in Ruse.
While on the women’s side defending world champions Petra OLLI (FIN), RONG Ningning (CHN), and Taybe Mustafa YUSEIN (BUL) are all scheduled to wrestle.
Winner of the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov will be awarded eight (8) points, with second, third and fifth place grabbing six (6), four (4), and two (2) points respectively.
In addition to the placement points, wrestlers will receive additional points based on the number of participants in their bracket. For weight categories with 10 or fewer entries, an additional six (6) points will be added. For categories with 11-20 wrestlers entered an additional eight (8) points will be added. Ten (10) points will be added to any weight category with more than 20 entries.
If you missed the first Ranking Series event, the Ivan Yariguin, click here to view the event hub.
Viktor LORINCZ (HUN) picked up his second Ranking Series title of the year with a 6-0 shutout victory over Algeria's Ivan LIZATOVIC in the 87kg Hungarian Open finals, catapulting the host nation to the top of the leaderboard, five points above Iran, who led after the first nine weight classes.
In the finals, the Hungarian exposed his Algerian opponent twice with a pair of gut wrenches after the Lizatovic was dinged for passivity, and owned the 5-0 lead. A second period step out gave Lorincz the 6-0 advantage and his second Ranking Series gold of the season. The Hungarian also had a title-winning performance at the Zagreb Open two weeks ago.
Lorincz is quietly building a case to be looked at as one of the most dominate Greco-Roman wrestlers in the world after the first two Ranking Series events. Lorincz has an undefeated 9-0 record this season and has scored six shutout victories while outscoring his opponents 45-8.
The host nation Hungary (91 points), who wasn’t even in the top-five after the opening day of wrestling, edged Iran (86 points) by five points to win the team title. Ukraine (83points), Turkey (68 points) and Korea (65 points) rounded out the top-five, respectively.
55kg - Ilkhom BAKHROMOV (UZB) df. Reza Kheirollah KHEDRI (IRI), 6-4
60kg - Seunghak KIM (KOR) df. Firuz TUKHTAEV (UZB), via inj. def.
63kg - Shinobu OTA (JPN) df. Erbatu TUO (CHN), 6-0
67kg - Hansu RYU (KOR) df. Ruslan KUDRYNETS (UKR), 8-1
72kg - Shmagi BOLKVADZE (GEO) df. Sachino DAVITAIA (GEO), via inj. def.
77kg - Viktor NEMES (SRB) df. Dmytro PYSHKOV (UKR), 2-1
82kg - Gela BOLKVADZE (GEO) df. Rajbek BISULTANOV (DEN), 7-1
87kg - Viktor LORINCZ (HUN) df. Bachir SID AZARA (ALG), 6-0
97kg - Tracy Gangelo HANCOCK (USA) df. Fatih BASKOY (TUR), 3-3
130kg - Heiki NABI (EST) df. Georgi CHUGOSHVILI (BLR), 2-0
3. Russia Releases World Cup Roster
World champions Magomedrasul GAZIMAGOMEDOV (70kg) and Zaurbek SIDAKOV (74kg) lead the Russian Federation’s 20-man roster for the 2019 Freestyle World Cup.
The 2018 freestyle world champions will be without world champions Zaur UGUEV (57kg) and Abdulrashid SADULAEV (97kg), and two-time world runner-up RASHIDOV Gadshimurad (61kg), but their lineup will feature 2018 third-place finishers Akhmed CHAKAEV (65kg) and Akhmed GADZHIMAGOMEDOV (79kg).
For Russia to earn top-billing in 2019, the home side will need to win a Group A side which includes a resurgent Cuban team, Japan, and Turkey.
The United States heads up Group B but faces steep competition from a Georgia squad rife with former world and Olympic champions, including two-time defending heavyweight world champion Geno PETRIASHVILLI. A young Iranian team and ever-improving Mongolia squad fill out Group B.
The 2019 Freestyle World Cup beings on March 16 in Yakutsk, Russia, and will be live on www.unitedworldwrestling.org.
Russia’s World Cup Roster
57kg - Muslim SADULAEV
57kg - Aryian TIUTRIN
61kg - Eduard GRIGOREV
61kg - Magomedrasul IDRISOV
65kg - Akhmed CHAKAEV
65kg - Nachyn KUULAR
70kg - David BAEV
70kg - Magomedrasul GAZIMAGOMEDOV
74kg - Zaurbek SIDAKOV
74kg - Magomed KURBANALIEV
79kg - Magomed RAMAZANOV
79kg - Akhmed GADZHIMAGOMEDOV
86kg - Vladislav VALIEV
86kg - Dauren KURUGLIEV
92kg - Magomed KURBANOV
92kg - Alikhan ZHABRAILOV
97kg - Rasul MAGOMEDOV
97kg - Igor OVSIANNIKOV
125kg - Anzor KHIZRIEV
125kg - Said GAMIDOV
4. Cuba Wins Six Cerro Pelado International Golds
Cuban wrestlers won six of eight freestyle gold medals at last weekend’s Cerro Pelado in Havana, Cuba. United States’ Ben WHITFORD and Brandon SORENSEN won the 61kg and 70kg gold medals respectively and were the only two non-Cubans to win a gold medal.
Darthe CAPELLAN (CAN) was the only wrestlers not from Cuba or the United States to medal at the Cerro Pelado. He won a bronze medal at 57kg.
GOLD - Reineri ANDREU ORTEGA (CUB)
SILVER - Alexei ALVAREZ BLANCO (CUB)
BRONZE - Frank PERELLI (USA)
BRONZE - Darthe CAPELLAN (CAN)
GOLD – Ben WHITFORD (USA)
SILVER - Cory CLARK (USA)
BRONZE - Aleynier HERNANDEZ GUILARTE (CUB)
GOLD - Alejandro VALDES TOBIER (CUB)
SILVER – Evan HENDERSON (USA)
BRONZE – Dean HEIL (USA)
Cristian SOLENZAL LOPEZ (CUB)
GOLD – Brandon SORENSEN (USA)
SILVER Lavion MAYS (USA)
BRONZE - David CARR (USA)
BRONZE Franklin MAREN CASTILLO (CUB)
GOLD - Geandry GARZON CABALLERO (CUB)
SILVER - Thomas GANTT (USA)
BRONZE Joey LAVALLEE (USA)
BRONZE - Dan VALIMONT (USA)
79kg - No competition
GOLD - Yurieski TORREBLANCE QUERALTA (CUB)
SILVER - Kenneth COURTS (USA)
BRONZE - Brett PFARR (USA)
BRONZE - Lazaro HERNANDEZ LUIS (CUB)
92kg - No competition
GOLD - Reineris SALAS PEREZ (CUB)
SILVER - Yongen BASTIDAS (CUB)
BRONZE - Kevyn GADSON (USA)
GOLD - Yudenny ALPAJON ESTEVES (CUB)
SILVER - Dominique BRADLEY (USA)
BRONZE - Lazaro SILVA (CUB)
BRONZE - Tanner HALL (USA)
5. Grand Prix of Germany Wraps Up in
Five different nations won a women’s wrestling gold medal at the last weekend’s German Grand Prix, but Canada and the United State were the frontrunners with three gold medalists each.
The host nation Germany had a pair of champions, while Nigeria and Russia each had a solo gold-medal winner.
The most notable championship performance came from Russia’s 2012 Olympic champion Natalya VOROBIEVA (RUS). Vorobieva, who made her return to the mat three weeks ago at the Henri Deglane Challenge, made only her second tournament appearance since her runner-up finish at the Rio Olympics. Vorobieva absence was due to the birth of her son shortly after the 2016 Olympic Games.
In the finals, Vorobieva defeated Martina KUENZ (AUT) to win her first gold medal since the 2015 Golden Grand Prix.
GOLD - Whitney CONDER (USA)
SILVER - Katharina BAUMGARTNER (GER)
BRONZE - Victoria ANTHONY (USA)
BRONZE - Emanuela LIUZZI (ITA)
GOLD - Diana WEICKER (CAN)
SILVER - Sofia MATTSSON (SWE)
BRONZE - Jessica BLASZKA (NED)
BRONZE - Marina RUEDA FLORES (ESP)
GOLD - Cameron GUERIN (USA)
SILVER - Anastasia BLAYVAS (GER)
BRONZE - Jeannie KESSLER (AUT)
GOLD - Adekuoroye ODUNAYO (NGR)
SILVER - Anna Hella SZEL (HUN)
BRONZE - Elena BRUGGER (GER)
BRONZE - Francesca INDELICATO (ITA)
GOLD - Andrea GRASRUECK (GER)
SILVER - Diana KAYUMOVA (KAZ)
BRONZE – Debora LAWNITZAK (GER)
GOLD - Luisa LIEMESCH (GER)
SILVER - Johanna MATTSSON (SWE)
BRONZE - Marwa AMRI (TUN)
BRONZE - Mallory VELTE (USA)
GOLD - Braxton STRONE-PAPADOPOULOS (CAN)
SILVER - Amanda HENDEY (USA)
BRONZE - Macey KILTY (USA)
BRONZE - JuliaSALATA (USA)
GOLD - Olivia DIBACCO (CAN)
SILVER - Danielle LAPPAGE (CAN)
BRONZE - Anna SCHELL (GER)
BRONZE -Blessing OBORUDUDU (NGR)
GOLD - Guilford, Dymond GUILFORD (USA)
SILVER - Sennett, Andrea Rose SENNETT (USA)
BRONZE -Molnar, Zsuszanna MOLNAR (SVK)
GOLD - Natalya VOROBIEVA (RUS)
SILVER - Martina KUENZ (AUT)
BRONZE - Francy RAEDELT (GER)
Weekly FIVE! In Social Media
1. Big Move Monday -- Ibragim Ilyasov (RUS) -- 2018 U-23 Europe @ilyasov_57
2. RYU Hansu with a nasty front head! Team Korea took two titles on the weekend which was good enough for a 5th place team finish! #grecoromanwrestling #wrestling 📸 @martin_gabor__
3. Olympic champion KIM Hyeonwoo 🇰🇷 gets an early win #hungariangp2019 .
4. Great early action on Day 1 at the #hungariangp2019 #unitedworldwrestling #wrestling#grecoromanwrestling
5. Happy @alliseeisgold Day (2/22)! Счастливого @alliseeisgold дня!