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Frank Chamizo often travels around the world for competition. This time, he didn't have to travel far.
He's in his home nation as one of twenty ranked wrestlers in the Sassari field.
Chamizo, a two-time World Champ and one of the World's most popular wrestlers will be on Flo Saturday morning, so set your alarm clocks to watch as they chase the Sassari title and precious rankings points for the World Championships.
Below are all the entries, their rankings, and the recent credentials of the top contenders.
May 23 -25 | 4:00 AM Eastern Time
#1 - Suleyman ATLI - TUR
Mikyay Salim NAIM - BUL
Darthe CAPELLAN - CAN
Kumar RAVI - IND
Nader Ahmad HAJIAG - IRI
Alireza Nosratolah SARLAK - IRI
Givi DAVIDOVI - ITA
Zhandos ISMAILOV - KAZ
Changjun PARK - KOR
Azamat TUSKAEV - RUS
Adam Joshua KATES - USA
Patrick James HEBREARD - USA
The World's #1 wrestler, Atli has medaled at his last six events including a U23 Bronze, a Bronze at SR Worlds, and a SR Euro Gold. Davidovi was 9th in that Euro bracket.
Medaling at five majors over the past three years, Tuskaev should present a stiff test. He's made the finals of Aliev twice, Yarygin once, and won Sargsyan.
Park beat Capellan in the finals of Sassari in 2018.
Ismailov was 5th at U23 World's last year.
#7 - Mohammadbagher Esmaeil YAKHKESHI - IRI
Uladzislau ANDREYEU - BLR
Rahul Balasaheb AWARE - IND
Sonba Tanaji GONGANE - IND
Rassul KALIYEV - KAZ
Kerim HOJAKOV - TKM
Recep TOPAL - TUR
Alec Christopher HOOVER - USA
In 2018 Yakhekeshi won Dogu and was 5th at Worlds but he finished 16th at his most recent tournament - Alany.
Another top threat is Topal, who earned Bronze at Euro's both this year and last.
Aware was Bronze at Asians while his teammate Gongane was Silver at Asian U23's.
Kaliyev was 5th at Aliev.
#4 - Selahattin KILICSALLAYAN - TUR
#7 - Niurhun SKRABIN - BLR
Dimitar Lyubomirov IVANOV - BUL
Joshua BODNARCHUK - CAN
Vincent DE MARINIS - CAN
Connor Quinn MCNEICE - CAN
Mauricio Javier SANCHEZ SALTOS - ECU
Roman ASHARIN - HUN
Harphool HARPHOOL - IND
Amirmohammad Babak YAZDANICHERATI - IRI
Abdellatif MANSOUR - ITA
Sayatbek OKASSOV - KAZ
Junsik YUN - KOR
Masoud NIAZI - NED
Perman HOMMADOV - TKM
Mehmet Emin OGUT - TUR
Brandon Everett CALLOW - USA
Andrew James HOOVER - USA
Spencer John DUSI - USA
Two frontrunners here with Kilic who was a finalist at Euro's to Haji Aliev and Skrabin who outplaced Kilic (3rd to 5th).
Ashrin was Bronze at Euro U23's. Yazdani was runner-up at Asian U23's. Wrestling for a medal in four of his last majors, Okassov's most recent tourney was a Silver in Asian's where he lost to Bajrang in the finals.
#8 - Mustafa KAYA - TUR
#9 - Nurkozha KAIPANOV - KAZ
George KOLIEV - BLR
Mihail Iliev GEORGIEV - BUL
Dillon Emmanuel WILLIAMS - CAN
Pablo DIEZ PARDO - ESP
Farhad Jafar NOURI KHORJESTAN - IRI
Yones Aliakbar EMAMICHOGHAEI - IRI
Nurdaulet AZHIKUL - KAZ
Batyr BORJAKOV - TKM
Austin Alexander VICTOR - USA
Jarrad Keith LASKO - USA
Brandon Alexander BARTON - USA
This year's Euro Champ is Mustafa Kaya who also medaled in the last three Dogu's including winning the title in 2017.
For Kaipanov, it's his first year in SR's but he won the Asian title already in a bracket where Emami was Bronze.
Georgiev was Bronze in Euro U23's in March.
#4 - Frank CHAMIZO MARQUEZ - ITA
#7 - Yakup GOR - TUR
#9 - Soner DEMIRTAS - TUR
Khetik TSABOLOV - RUS
Andrei KARPACH - BLR
Miroslav Stefanov KIROV - BUL
Ty Stuart BRIDGWATER - CAN
Jasmit Singh PHULKA - CAN
Daniel ANTAL - HUN
Amit Kumar DHANKHAR - IND
Mohammad Ashghar NOKHODILARIMI - IRI
Tommaso FERRARI - ITA
Daniyar KAISANOV - KAZ
Seungchul LEE - KOR
Jie Woon SHIN - KOR
Razambek ZHAMALOV - RUS
Suleyman OMAROV - TKM
Isaac John COLLIER - USA
John Delmas CHIPPS - USA
Shane Michael GING - USA
Chamizo has wrestled for a medal in four straight World/OLY tournaments, winning titles in '15 and '17 around a Bronze in Rio. He just won Euro's where Gor was Bronze.
The Yarygin Champ and Russian Nat's runner-up to Sidakov (who beat Burroughs at World's last year), Khetik Tsabolov was the World runner-up to Burroughs in '17.
In last year's Bronze medal bout, Bekzod beat Demirtas, who earlier in the year beat Chamizo en route to a Euro title. Karpach was Bronze in that Euro bracket.
Three of the four medalists from this year's Asian's are in the field - the champ Kaisanov, the runner-up Dhankjar, and Nokhodilarimi.
The Junior World Champ Razambek Zhamalov has had no problems transitioning to SR's. He was 3rd at Yarygin and won Aliev. The only kicker is, that was at 70.
Phulka beat Lee in the finals here last year.
Parveen RANA - IND
Kautuk Shamarao DAPHALE - IND
Zhiger ZAKIROV - KAZ
Shamil MURTAZOV - KAZ
Galymzhan USSERBAYEV - KAZ
Khalil AMINOV - RUS
Sahergeldi SAPARMYRADOV - TKM
Muhammet Nuri KOTANOGLU - TUR
Dmytrii TKACHENKO - UKR
Seth Matthew WINKLE - USA
Daniel Joseph NOVAK - USA
Kyle Dylan ROBERTS - USA
No ranked wrestlers here but some solid international results. Rana was Silver at Asian's where Usserbayev, who was 5th in Rio, won Bronze.
Kotanoglu was Bronze at Euro's.
#1 - Fatih ERDIN - TUR
#6 - Vladislav VALIEV - RUS
Svetoslav Zhivkov DIMITROV - BUL
Alexander Robert MOORE - CAN
Hunter Jeffery LEE - CAN
Damian IGLESIAS VILELA - ESP
Richard Ferenc LIGETI - HUN
Deepak PUNIA - IND
Ahmad Yousef BAZRIGHALEH - IRI
William RAFFI - ITA
Azamat DAULETBEKOV - KAZ
Hyeokbeom GWON - KOR
Dovletmyrat ORAZGYLYJOV - TKM
Selim YASAR - TUR
Matthew Christopher FERRARO - USA
Christian Brian HIPSHER - USA
After losing to David Taylor in World finals last year, Fatih Erdin has been a busy boy. He was 2nd at Yarygin, 5th at Kolov and 3rd at Euro's.
2018 Junior World Silver Deepak Punia was just Bronze at Asian Seniors. Bazrighaleh was JR World Bronze in '17 and also took Bronze at Medved in SR's that year. He's coming off an Asian U23 title.
Dauletbekov was runner-up at U23 World's in '17.
Yasar was once one of the World's best, going on streak where he medaled at World's/OLY three straight years. But his last three placings have been 10th, 11th, and 14th. We'll see what the old dog has left in him.
#2 - Alireza Mohammad KARIMIMACHIANI - IRI
#6 - Batyrbek TCAKULOV - RUS
Istvan VEREB - HUN
Viky VIKY - IND
Arashk Mohammadkazem MOHEBI - IRI
Azat GAJYYEV - TKM
Since he was a Cadet, Karimi has wrestled in 34 UWW events. He medaled in 30 of them. His latest was his fourth SR Asian title and Bronze last year at World's where his only loss was to J'Den. Karimi beat Viky in this year's Asian finals.
Tsakulov was 7th at World's last year and since then has gone Silver at Yarygin, Gold at Euro 23's and Bronze at Aliev.
Vereb was Bronze at Euro's.
#3 - Batzul ULZIISAIKHAN - MGL
#5 (at 92) Ivan YANKOUSKI - BLR
#8 - Abraham de Jesus CONYEDO RUANO - ITA
#9 - Igor Alekseevitch OVSIANNIKOV - RUS
Nikolay Simeonov CHTEREV - BUL
Nishan Preet Singh RANDHAWA - CAN
Mihaly SZABO - HUN
Satywart KADIAN - IND
Hamed Delavar TALEBIZARRINKAMAR - IRI
Abbas Ali FOROUTANRAMI - IRI
Bakdaulet ALMENTAY - KAZ
Selimmuhammet MUHADYYEV - TKM
Ibrahim CIFTCI - TUR
After reaching the World finals where he lost to J'Den Cox, Yankouski has been back and forth between 92 and 97. He was 5th at Aliev at 92 and Bronze at Ukraine at 97.
Ulziisaikhan was won Mongolia and then was Silver at Asians. Bronze in that bracket was Kadian.
Conyedo beat Uliisakikhan at Worlds where his only loss was to Kyle Snyder in a Bronze medal performance.
Placing 3rd, 5th, 5th, at Yarygin, Kolov, and Aliev, Ovsiannikov was U23 World Bronze last year.
Foroutanrami is one of Iran's top prospects. He was Silver in Cadets, Gold in Juniors, Gold in Asian U23's.
Cefti won Euro U23's. He and Almentay are former JR World Bronze.
#6 - Parviz Khodavirdi HADI - IRI
#7 - Sumit SUMIT - IND
#9 - Daniel LIGETI - HUN
Aly Medhat Abde BARGHOUT - CAN
Frédérick CHOQUETTE - CAN
Amir Hossein Abbas ZARE - IRI
Oleg BOLTIN - KAZ
Yusup BATIRMURZAEV - KAZ
Donghwan KIM - KOR
Zolboo NATSAGSUREN - MGL
Pavel KRIVTSOV - RUS
Sohbet BELLIYEV - TKM
Grant Michael ROBINSON - USA
Placing at 22 of his 25 career UWW majors, Hadi most recently won Kolov after going Bronze at Worlds in 2018.
Ligeti was Bronze in that Kolov bracket.
Nick Gwiazdowski beat Sumit in the World Bronze match last year.
Barghout made the World finals at Juniors. His countryman, Choquette, won Sassari last year.
Zare beat Greg Kerkvliet in the Cadet World finals in last year.
Natsagursen won Mongolian Open and was 5th at Aliev where Kristov was Silver.