Weekly FIVE! November 26, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 19:12 By Eric Olanowski
Looking at this week's American Wrestling League and UWW's Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award nomination. Also reviewing results from the Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov Memorial Cup, B.Turlykhanov Cup, and the Dinmukhamed Kunaev Memorial.
1. American Wrestling League Begins This Weekend
Reigning world champions Kyle DAKE (USA) and David TAYLOR (USA) are set to coach their teams at this weekend’s inaugural “American Wrestling League I The Beginning.” The action will be live November 30 on www.trackwrestling.com at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The premier bout of the ten match card comes at 65kg where Jordan OLIVER (USA) will meet Zain RETHERFORD (USA). Team Dake’s Oliver is coming back from a year-long suspension, while Team Taylor’s 2017 world team member, Retherford, returns after sitting out the 2018 season.
This will not be the last time these two meet, as they are expected to both compete for the 2019 world team spot at 65kg.
Each of the starters from Team Dake and Team Taylor will pick up $2,500 to show, and $5,000 to win. Fans can follow all of the AWL action live on trackwrestling.com on November 30.
AWL I Matchups
Team Dake vs. Team Taylor
57kg - Frank PERRELLI vs. Nico MEGALUDIS
61kg - Tony RAMOS vs. Cory CLARK
65kg - Jordan OLIVER vs. Zain RETHERFORD
70kg - James GREEN vs. Brandon SORENSEN
74kg - Richie LEWIS vs. Tommy GANTT
79kg - Isaiah MARTINEZ vs. Alex DIERINGER
86kg - Nick HEFLIN vs. Sam BROOKS
92kg - Deron WINN vs. Mike MACCHIAVELLO
97kg - Jacob KASPER vs. Kyven GADSON
125kg - Dom BRADLEY vs. Adam COON
Club Akhmat's team-captain, Akhmed CHAKAEV (RUS). (Photo by Max Rose-Fyne)
2. Club Akhmat wins Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov Memorial Cup
The second annual Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov Memorial Cup was held last weekend in the Chechnya’s capital city, Grozny. Originally, six teams were invited, but due to Uzbekistan pulling out late, only five teams participated, forcing a five-team round robin competition.
Team Akhmat, led by two-time world bronze medalists (2016 and ’18) Akhmed CHAKAEV (RUS), went undefeated on their way to their second consecutive team title. They scored a trio of dominating 9-1 victories over Europe, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia. Winning the team title, Team Akhmat grabbed seven individual victories to defeat Azerbaijan, 7-3. For their first place efforts, Team Akhmat claimed a team prize of $75,000 USD.
Europe, whose team split $45,000 USD for their second-place finish went 3-1 on the day and had a pair of 9-1 wins over Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan. Their third victory came against third-place Azerbaijan (6-4), who claimed a cash prize of $22,000.
Mongolia won $15,000 for their fourth-place win over Kyrgyzstan, who went home with $7,500.
Club Akhmat df. Azerbaijan, 7-3
57 kg. Muslim SADULAYEV (AKHMAT) df. Islam BAZARGANOV (AZE), 9-1
61 kg. Mairbek SAIDOV (AZE) df. Ahmednabi GUARZATILOV (AKHMAT), 8-6
65 kg. Akhmed CHAKAEV (AKHMAT) df. Anvarbek DALGATOV (AZE), 10-0
70 kg. Razambek ZHAMALOV (AKHMAT) df. Murtuzali MUSLIMOV (AZE), via injury def.
74 kg. Israil KASUMOV (AKHMAT) - Abubakr ABAKAROV (AZE), 4-4
79 kg. Husey SUYUNCHEV (AKHMAT) df. brahim YUSUPOV (AZE), 10-0
86 kg. Zelimkhan MINKAILOV (AKHMAT) df. Murad SULEYMANOV (AZE), 4-2
92 kg. Sharip SHARIPOV (AZE) df. Akhmed BATAYEV (AKHMAT), 3-1
97 kg. Nurmagomed HAJIYEV (AZE) df. Tamerlan RASUEV (AKHMAT), 4-3
125 kg. Anzor HIZRIEV (AKHMAT) df. Aslanbek ALBOROV (AZE), via forfeit
More than 150 participants competed in the 11th annual Dinmukhamed Kunaev Memorial freestyle tournament in Taraz, Kazakhstan, and four different nations had a wrestler reach the top of the podium. The host nation Kazakhstan, along with Russia won a quartet of gold medals, while Belarus and Mongolia won the remaining two gold medals. The gold medalists of the Dinmukhamed Kunaev Memorial won $4,000 (USD), while the second and third-place finishers won $2,000 (USD) and $500 (USD) respectively.
GOLD - Zhargal DAMIDINOV (RUS)
SILVER - Dimchik RINCHINOV (BLR)
BRONZE - Muhammadsidiq JURAEV (UZB)
BRONZE - Aryaan TYUTRIN (RUS)
GOLD - Rasul KALIEV (KAZ)
SILVER - Nyurgun ALEXANDROV (RUS)
BRONZE - Kairat AMIRTAEV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Semyon VLADIMIROV (RUS)
GOLD - Ilyas ZHUMAI (KAZ)
SILVER -Meyrzhan ASHIROV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Daulet NIYAZBEKOV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Njurgun Scriabin (BLR)
GOLD - Ivan EFREMOV (RUS)
SILVER - Nurgorzha KAIPANOV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Sultan BEISOV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Ramazan RAMAZANOV (RUS)
GOLD -Arsalan BUDAZHAPOV (RUS)
SILVER - Murad KURAMAGOMEDOV (RUS)
BRONZE - German USTINOV (RUS)
BRONZE - Nurlan BEKZHANOV (KAZ)
GOLD -Tazhidin AKAYEV (RUS)
SILVER - Galymzhan USERBAYEV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Stanislav KHACHIROV (RUS)
BRONZE - Aibek NASYROV (KGZ)
GOLD -Uitumen ORGODOL (MGL)
SILVER - Elkhan ASADOV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Said ABBAZOV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Azamat DAULETBEKOV (KAZ)
GOLD - Abdimanap BAYDENJEEV (KAZ)
SILVER - Nurgali NURGAIPULY (KAZ)
BRONZE - Adilet DAYLUMBAYEV (KAZ)
GOLD - Alexander GUSHTYN (BLR)
SILVER - Mamed IIBRAGIMOV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Omar JURMASH (KAZ)
GOLD - Bakhtiyar ZHANABEK (KAZ)
SILVER - Yermukhanbet INKAR (KAZ)
BRONZE - Yusup BATYMURZAYEV (KAZ)
Hyeonwoo KIM (KOR), 77kg B. Turlykhanov Cup champion. (Photo by Sachiko Hotaka)
4. Olympic Champ Kim Wins B. Turlykhanov Cup
This weekend, Almaty, Kazakhstan’s Baluan Sholak Palace of Sport hosted the 24th annual Greco-Roman B. Turlykhanov Cup. Of the six Olympic weight category gold medals up for grabs, Russia and Uzbekistan each won a pair of gold medals, while Kazakhstan and Korea won a solo gold medal.
Of the competitors, the most accomplished wrestler was London Olympic champion and Rio Olympic bronze medalist, KIM Hyeon Woo (KOR). In the 77kg finals, Kim, the 2018 world bronze medalist, defeated Dmitry PETAIKIN (RUS), stopping Russia from winning their third gold medal of the tournament.
Though Kim was the only Olympic champion competing in the B. Turlykhanov Cup, he was not the only Olympic champion in attendance. Other Olympic champions that were present at the Baluan Sholak Palace of Sport were three-time Olympic champion Alexander KARELIN (URS), three-time world and Olympic champion Kamandar MADZHIDOV (BLR), and the two-time world and Olympic champions Zhaksylyk USHEMPIROV (URS) and Levon JULFALAKYAN (URS).
GOLD - Firuz TOKTAEV (UZB)
SILVER - Leri ABULADZE (GEO)
BRONZE - Ahmadjon MAKHMUDOV (UZB)
BRONZE - Mingiyan SEMENOV (RUS)
GOLD - Adilkhan SATAEV (KAZ)
SILVER - Zaur KABALOEV (RUS)
BRONZE - Almat KEBISPAYEV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Daniyar KALENOV (Kazakhstan)
GOLD - KIM Hyeon Woo (KOR)
SILVER - Dmitry PETAIKIN (RUS)
BRONZE - Zhasulan MARATOV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Irakli KALANDIA (RUS)
GOLD - Gamzat YUSUPOV (RUS)
SILVER - Zurab DATUNASHVILI (GEO)
BRONZE - Alan OSTAEV (RUS)
BRONZE - Nikolay STADUB (BEL)
GOLD - Nikita MELNIKOV (RUS)
SILVER - Danil SOTNIKOV (RUS)
BRONZE - Alimkhan SYZDYKOV (KAZ)
BRONZE - Cantemir MAGOMEDOV (RUS)
GOLD - Muminjon ABDULLAEV (UZB)
SILVER - Vitaly SHCHUR (RUS)
BRONZE - Levan ARABULI (GEO)
BRONZE - LEE Seung (KOR)
More than Medals Zagreb (Photo by Theo Lowenstein )
5. United World Wrestling Nominated for Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award
United World Wrestling was recently nominated for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award for their More Than Medals camps. More Than Medals is a United World Wrestling initiative to deliver wrestling techniques, life skills and experiences to athletes from developing nations and wrestling programs.
In addition to the technical-tactical training during the MTM camps, other activities that have been carried out to help give participants more knowledge for their sports career and their life in general are:
• Training Planning
• Olympic Values
• ACP (Athletes Career Program)
• Group Integration Games
Weekly FIVE! In Social Media
1.Big Move Monday!
2. Incredible training session today at @edge_hoboken with @frankchamizo92 and @aaronpicousa ! 🎥 Coming Soon
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4. A few photos from the 2018 World Championships 🤼♂️ 🤼♀️ .#unitedworldwrestling #uww #wrestling
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