USA Roster Released For 2019 Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix

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Five world medalists headline the roster heading to Russia for the 2019 Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix. Below is the roster release courtesy of USA Wrestling.

Colorado Springs -- The USA is sending 19 men’s and women’s freestyle athletes to the prestigious Ivan Yariguin Memorial in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, to kick off the 2019 international season.

The tournament is set for Jan. 24-27 and will be streamed live on FloWrestling.org. The two styles will compete side-by-side all four days of the competition.

Watch 2019 Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix Live on Flo

January 24-27 | 11:00 PM Eastern

The Ivan Yariguin Memorial is one of the first UWW rankings tournaments of the season for men’s and women’s freestyle.

Among the Americans heading to Russia are seven past World medalists, four men and three women.

Headlining the men’s squad is two-time World champion and 2016 Olympic champion Kyle Snyder (Columbus, Ohio/Ohio RTC/Titan Mercury), who will be competing at 97 kg.

In October, the Maryland native claimed his fourth-straight Senior World/Olympic medal, finishing with silver at 97 kg in Budapest, Hungary.

Next weekend, Snyder seeks his third-straight Ivan Yariguin title after winning gold at the event in 2017 and 2018.

Joining Snyder are 2017 World silver medalists Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury) at 57 kg and James Green (Lincoln/Neb./Sunkist Kids) at 70 kg plus 2018 World bronze winner Joe Colon (Fresno, Calif./Titan Mercury) at 61 kg.

Green also owns a World bronze medal from the 2015 World Championships. The Yariguin marks Green’s second international competition since December, when he traveled to the Alans International in Russia and won bronze.

There are three 2018 Freestyle National Team members set for the trip, including Jason Chamberlain (Fresno, Calif./Titan Mercury) at 70 kg, Isaiah Martinez (Champaign, Ill./Titan Mercury) at 74 kg and Alex Dieringer (Stillwater, Okla./Titan Mercury) at 79 kg.

Chamberlain and Martinez were Final X runners-up this summer, while Dieringer finished third on the National Team ladder.

2017 World Team member and 2012 Cadet World champion Zain Retherford (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) will compete at 65 kg. It is his first international tournament since the World Championships in August of 2017.

Last March, Retherford wrapped up his collegiate career as a three-time NCAA champion for Penn State.

Others competing in men’s freestyle are Zane Richards (Champaign, Ill./ Illinois Regional Training Center/Illini WC) at 57 kg, NCAA champion Cory Clark (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury) at 61 kg and 2017 U23 World Team member Sam Brooks (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury) at 86 kg.

The USA is also sending a strong women’s lineup, highlighted by 2018 World silver medalist Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 53 kg, 2017 World bronze medalist Becka Leathers (Chapel Hill, N.C./Titan Mercury) and 2018 World bronze medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury).

Like Snyder, Mensah-Stock also won back-to-back Yariguin titles in 2017 and 2018, becoming the first American in history to win two in a row. Snyder matched the feat the next day.

The other five women’s freestylers going to Russia represent tons of experience, including four past World and Olympic team members.

The squad features 2012 Olympian Kelsey Campbell (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) at 59 kg, 2016 Olympian and 2017 World Team member Haley Augello (Chapel Hill, N.C./New York AC) at 53 kg, two-time World Team member Victoria Anthony (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) at 50 kg and 2018 World Team member Forrest Molinari (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury) at 65 kg.

Also on the trip is multiple-time National Team member Erin Golston (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC), who owns several international medals, including three Junior World medals.

Action begins Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. local time (11 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time) and will be streamed live on FloWrestling.org.

2019 Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix
at Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Jan. 24-27

Schedule
Thursday, Jan. 24
11 a.m. – Qualification rounds (WFS 50, 55, 59, 65, MFS 57, 61, 70)
5 p.m. – Semifinals (WFS 50, 55, 59, 65, MFS 57, 61, 70)

Friday, Jan. 25
11 a.m. – Qualification rounds through semifinals (WFS 53, 57, 62, 68, MFS 65, 79, 125)
4 p.m. – Opening ceremonies
5 p.m. – Finals (WFS 50, 55, 59, 65, MFS 57, 61, 70)

Saturday, Jan. 26
11 a.m. – Qualification rounds through semifinals (WFS 72, 76, MFS 74, 86, 92, 97)
6 p.m. – Finals (WFS 53, 57, 62, 68, MFS 65, 79, 125)

Sunday, Jan. 27
1 p.m. – Finals (WFS 72, 76, MFS 74, 86, 92, 97)

U.S. men’s freestyle roster
57 kg: Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury)
57 kg: Zane Richards (Champaign, Ill./ Illinois Regional Training Center/Illini WC)
61 kg: Joe Colon (Fresno, Calif./Titan Mercury)
61 kg: Cory Clark (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury)
65 kg: Zain Retherford (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC)
70 kg: James Green (Lincoln/Neb./Sunkist Kids)
70 kg: Jason Chamberlain (Fresno, Calif./Titan Mercury)
74 kg: Isaiah Martinez (Champaign, Ill./Titan Mercury)
79 kg: Alex Dieringer (Stillwater, Okla./Titan Mercury)
86 kg: Sam Brooks (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury)
97 kg: Kyle Snyder (Columbus, Ohio/Ohio RTC/Titan Mercury)

U.S. National Freestyle Head Coach: Bill Zadick, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Manager of Freestyle Programs: Joe Russell, Colorado Springs, Colo.

U.S. women’s freestyle roster
50 kg: Victoria Anthony (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
50 kg: Erin Golston (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC)
53 kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC)
53 kg: Haley Augello (Chapel Hill, N.C./New York AC)
55 kg: Becka Leathers (Chapel Hill, N.C./Titan Mercury)
59 kg: Kelsey Campbell (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
65 kg: Forrest Molinari (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury)
68 kg: Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury)

U.S. National Women’s Freestyle Head Coach: Terry Steiner, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Vladislav Izboinikov, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Team leader: Paul Kieblez, New York, N.Y.
Medical: Dr. Andy Peterson, Iowa City, Iowa
Referee: Kevin Maxwell, Utica, N.Y.

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