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Frank Chamizo 2015

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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.


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55kg

#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

Top Contenders: 

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. 


61kg

#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

Top Contenders:

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.


65kg

#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

Top Contenders:

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.


70kg

#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

Top Contenders:

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.


74kg

#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

Top Contenders:

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.


79kg

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

Top Contenders:

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.


86kg

#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

Top Contenders:

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.


92kg

#2 - Alireza Mohammad KARIMIMACHIANI    -    IRI

#6 - Batyrbek TCAKULOV    -    RUS

Istvan VEREB    -    HUN

Viky VIKY    -    IND

Arashk Mohammadkazem MOHEBI    -    IRI

Azat GAJYYEV    -    TKM

Top Contenders:

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.


97kg

#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

Top Contenders:

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.


125kg

#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

Top Contenders:

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.

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