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Alex Dieringer has had a busy 2019, wrestling in three of the four UWW Rankings Series events. That travel and hard work paid off, as Dieringer currently sits fourth in the 79kg standings. With Kyle Dake at #1 and an injured Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov at #3, Dieringer would end up with the #2 seed should he beat Kyle Dake in this weekend's wrestle-offs.
Saturday, August 17 | 2:00 PM Eastern
To prepare for the Dieringer's upcoming series with the defending world champ, let's review Dieringer's recent season on the senior circuit, one that saw him pummel an impressive array of international opponents.
The Ivan Yariguin
Dieringer defeats Zeping Lin (CHN) 13-0 in round 1 of a round robin.
Dieringer beats 2013 Junior World Champ and 2017 Medved Champ Alan Zaseev (RUS) 7-3 in round 2 of the round robin.
Dieringer falls to Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov 5-2 in the semifinals, Alex's only loss of the year (feel free to skip this one). Alex wins bronze via forfeit.
The Dan Kolov
Dieringer obliterates 2019 Euro bronze medalist Muhammet Kotanoglu (TUR) 11-0 in the first round.
Dieringer crushes 2013 University Games bronze medalist Zaur Efendiev (SRB) 10-0 in the quarterfinals.
Dieringer lambastes 2018 U23 champ and 2019 Euro bronze Nika Kentchadze (GEO) 6-1 in the semis.
Dieringer slaughters 2018 U23 bronze medalist Omaraskhab Nazhmudinov (ROU) 10-0 to win gold.
The Yasar Dogu
Dieringer pulverizes two-time world junior medalist Abubakr Abakarov (AZE) 10-0 in the first round.
Dieringer truck smashes 2019 Asian Champ Bahman Teymouri (IRI) 4-0 in the semis.
Dieringer ham donks U23 world runner-up Akhsarbek Gulaev (SVK) 4-1 for another gold medal.
Alex Dieringer is on a pretty impressive roll in our humble estimation!