2022 World Championship Rankings - Men's Freestyle

61 - Rei Higuchi

61kg is a bit challenging to sort after the last 2 months of competition. Defending world silver medalist Daton Fix was upset by Seth Gross at Final X. On top of that upset, Iran’s Reza Atri defeated 2021 world bronze medalist Arsen Harutyunyan at the Takhti Cup in June. However, both Seth Gross and Reza Atri have very limited results internationally at 61kg. Because of their limited results, they don’t move up to the top of the rankings yet but slide in at #6 and #7. 

2016 Olympic Silver medalist and 2022 Asian Champ Rei Higuchi takes the top spot after winning the Meiji Cup and securing his spot on Japan’s world team. 

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