My Dad and I just got to the Messecenter (largest exhibition center in Scandinavia) where the tournament is taking place. Tomorrow will be freestyle 55, 66, and 96 kilograms. I saw Varner and he looked good and sid he was ready to roll.
Danny Felix at 55 kg has a tough draw as he will face off with Namig Sevdimov of Azerbaijan. I think he was the guy Cejudo wrestled in the Semis in Beijing. According to a few sources the guy to watch out for in this weight is Ledbedev from Russia. If you want to see him wrestle, check out the 2009 Russian Nationals coverage on flo. THe Bronze Medalist in Beijing, Velikov from Bulgarian is also at this weight. All wrestlers mentioned at this weight are in the same half bracket.
Trent Paulson is on the bottom half of the bracket and will start his world championships against Leonid Spiridonov from Kazakstan. Some tough competitors at this weight include Stadnik of Ukraine who was a silver medalist in Beijing and 5th in the 2007 world championships.
Jake Varner is on the bottom half of the bracket and will wrestle Takao Isokawa of Japan first round. Khetag Gazyumov from Azerbaijan was a bronze medalist in Beijing and this years European Champion is on the top half of this bracket. Gatsalov of Russia, 04 olympic champion, 3 time and reigning European champion is on the bottom half of the bracket with Jake Varner.
We are pumped over here for the competition to start. The guys I have seen look good and I plan to seek out the others today. JD Bergman just gave me a camera with a bunch of good stuff on it leading up to the arrival to Denmark. I am going to get this stuff up for you as soon as possible.