2020 FloWrestling 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs

Bajrang Punia's Spectacular Hit List

Bajrang Punia's Spectacular Hit List

Take a look at the most impressive wins throughout the career so far of two-time world medalist, Bajrang Punia.

Dec 15, 2020 by Kyle Bratke
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Bajrang Punia made his Senior-level debut in 2013 in Colorado Springs at the Dave Schultz Memorial International. The then 18-year old beat Andrew Hochstrasser, Earl Hall, and Reece Humphrey in three consecutive matches to make the finals, and since then has only gotten better and better. You'll understand from the long list below exactly why Punia is the top-seed in Friday's bracket. You will also see that he is no stranger to beating American's, and he'll have to add a few more to the resume if he hopes to leave Austin $25,000 richer.

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Bajrang Punia made his Senior-level debut in 2013 in Colorado Springs at the Dave Schultz Memorial International. The then 18-year old beat Andrew Hochstrasser, Earl Hall, and Reece Humphrey in three consecutive matches to make the finals, and since then has only gotten better and better. You'll understand from the long list below exactly why Punia is the top-seed in Friday's bracket. You will also see that he is no stranger to beating American's, and he'll have to add a few more to the resume if he hopes to leave Austin $25,000 richer.

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The event you see to the right of each name is the event that Punia earned the win at.

Olympic Medalists

Haji Aliev (Azerbaijan) - 2019 Indiana Pro Wrestling League

Watch Punia beat Aliyev in a match in the Pro Wrestling League in India.


World Champions

Haji Aliev (Azerbaijan) - 2019 Indiana Pro Wrestling League

Beka Lomtadze (Georgia) - 2015 World Championships

World Medalists

Nyam-Ochir Enkhsaikhan (Mongolia) - 2013 World Championships

Noriyuki Takatsuka (Japan) - 2014 Asian Championships

Daulet Niyazbekov (Kazakhstan) - 2016 World Championships

Younes Aliakbar Emamichoughuei (Iran) - 2017 U23 World Championships

Alejandro Valdes Tobier (Cuba) - 2018 World Championships

Vasyl Shuptar (Ukraine) - 2020 Matteo Pellicone

Watch Punia beat world bronze medalist Shuptar earlier this year.

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Olympians

Ivan Guidea (Romania) - 2013 World Championships

Seung-Chul Lee (Korea) - 2014 Asian Championships

Daniel Amas (Nigeria) - 2014 Commonwealth Games

Meysam Abolfazl Nasiri (Iran) - 2017 Asian Championships

Mustafa Kaya (Turkey) - 2018 Yasar Dogu

Andrey Kviatkovski (Ukraine) - 2018 Yasar Dogu

Alejandro Valdes Tobier (Cuba) - 2018 World Championships

Abbos Rakhmonov (Uzbekistan) - 2020 Matteo Pellicone

Watch Punia beat Valdes Tobier in the semifinals at the 2018 Wold Championships.


U.S. Senior World Team Members

Reece Humphrey - 2013 Dave Schultz & 2015 World Championships

Jimmy Kennedy - 2014 World Cup

Watch Bajrang beat Humphrey in Las Vegas at the 2015 World Championships.


NCAA Champions

Jordan Oliver - 2019 Dan Kolov & 2020 Matteo Pellicone

Zain Retherford - 2020 Matteo Pellicone

Watch Punia beat Retherford earlier this year at the Matteo Pellicone. 

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NCAA Finalists

Andrew Hochstrasser - 2013 Dave Schultz

Reece Humphrey - 2013 Dave Schultz & 2015 World Championships

Joey McKenna - 2015 Dave Schultz & 2020 Matteo Pellicone

Dave Habat - 2019 World Championships

Watch Bajrang beat Edinboro NCAA finalist Dave Habat at the 2019 World Championships.


NCAA All-Americans

Earl Hall - 2013 Dave Schultz


The only wrestler in Friday night's bracket that Bajrang has hit before is Jordan Oliver and he is 2-0 all-time against the two-time NCAA champion. In case you didn't know, there was a change to the bracket after Joey McKenna withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Alec Pantaleo. Check out the new look bracket and watch live beginning Friday night at 8 PM ET.