Weekly FIVE! May 14, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:31 By
Reviewing Thursday's Beat the Streets, the Youth Olympic Games qualifiers and Yazdani making Iran's world team.
1. Cadet European Championships Begin Monday
The 2018 Cadet European Championships begin Monday, May 14 in Skopje, Macedonia.
The second cadet continental championship will serve as a qualifier for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games which take place this October.
The first place finisher in freestyle and Greco-Roman will qualify their countries spot in the five designated weight classes, while the first and second place finishers in women's wrestling will qualify their nations spot for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Youth Olympic Weight Classes
Freestyle - 48kg, 55kg, 65kg, 80kg, and 110kg
Greco-Roman - 45kg, 51kg, 60kg, 71kg, and 92kg
Women's Wrestling - 43kg, 49kg, 57kg, 65kg, and 73kg
Amir ZARE (IRI) closes out the 2018 Cadet Asian Championship with a 10-0 win over Kumar ANIRUDH (IND). (Photo by Sachiko Hotaka)
2. Iran's Cadets Illuminate Uzbekistan
Iranian freestyle wrestlers left the 2018 Cadet Asian Championships with medals in all but one weight class.
Iran claimed an impressive six golds and three bronzes to close out the first cadet continental championship of the year.
Even more impressive, in their six finals bouts, Iranian wrestlers picked up four technical superiority wins and averaged nearly ten points a match!
3. Beat the Streets Match-up Order Announced
The wait is almost over!
Three Olympic champions in Togrul ASGAROV (AZE), Jordan BURROUGHS (USA) and Helen MAROULIS (USA) are set to compete at Beat the Streets which begins this Thursday, May 17 at 2:30 PM in New York, New York.
The final two duals, USA vs. Nigeria and USA vs. Cuba start at 6:30 PM.
USA vs. Nigeria
57kg: Helen MAROULIS (USA) vs. Odunayo ADEKUROYE (NGR)
59 kg: Alli RAGAN (USA) vs. Adeniyi AMINAT (NGR)
68 kg: Tamyra STOCK (USA) vs. Blessing OBORUDUDU (NGR)
USA vs. Cuba
57kg – Josh RODRIGUEZ (USA) vs. Reineri ORTEGA (CUB)
70kg – James GREEN (USA) vs. Franklin MAREN CASTILLO (CUB)
79kg – Kyle DAKE (USA) vs. Livan LOPEZ AZCUY (CUB)
92kg – J’den COX (USA) vs. Yurieski TORREBLANCA QUERALTA (CUB)
97kg – Kyle SNYDER (USA) vs. Reineris SALAS PEREZ (CUB)
125kg– Nick GWIAZDOWSKI (USA) vs. Yudenny ESTEVEZ (CUB)
Age-level Match-up - Patrick GLORY (USA) vs. Gavin TEASDALE (USA)
Co-Main Event – Jordan BURROUGHS (USA) vs. Frank CHAMIZO (ITA)
Main Event – Jordan OLIVER (USA) vs. Togrul ASGAROV (AZE)
4. Olympic Champion, Yazdani Locks up Another Iranian World Team Spot
The world and Olympic champion, Hassan YAZDANI (IRI) defeated 2018 Takhti Cup champion, Kamran GHASEMPOUR (IRI) twice in the best of three series to make Iran’s 2018 Asian Games and 2018 World Championship roster.
In the first match-up, Yazdani was tested early, giving up the first two points. The reigning world champion came back to outscore Ghasempour, 8-0 to take the first match, 8-2.
The Olympic champion remained undefeated in Iran for the fourth consecutive year with a 5-0 victory in the second match.
5. Youth Olympic Qualifications by Country
The 2018 Youth Olympic Games will take place October 12-14 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The highest placing athlete from the Asian Championships qualified their countries spot for the Games in both freestyle and Greco-Roman.
In women's wrestling, the top two athletes from the Asian Championships qualified their nations spot for the Buenos Aires Games.
Qualifiers After the Cadet Asian Championships
48kg - UZB
55kg - JPN
65kg - IRI
80kg - IRI
110kg - IRI
45kg - IRI
51kg - JPN
60kg - UZB
71kg - JPN
92kg - IRI
43kg - JPN and MGL
49kg - JPN and UZB
57kg - JPN and IND
65kg - JPN and CHN
73kg - JPN and UZB
Weekly FIVE! In Social Media
1. Big Move Monday! @vlasovroma90 #kaspeuro2018
2. Happy Mother’s Day, wrestling fans!
3. One of the most anticipated matches in years will go down May 17th in NYC. If you live in the area go ahead and support @beatthestreets, which provides wrestling opportunities to disadvantaged youth around the city. —>http://bit.ly/rotr-tix
4. Preparing for the match #wrestling #sportsgirl #cadet #asia #борьба
5. A few Black and Whites from the 2018 European Championships Kaspiysk. #wrestling #kaspiysk2018 #unitedworldwrestling