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International journalists predict the champions at the World Wrestling Championships

By International journalists | Sept. 04, 2010, 2:43 a.m. (ET)
Each year, TheMat.com asks journalists around the world for their predictions of the champions at the World Wrestling Championships. This has become an annual tradition within international wrestling. The 2010 World Championships will be held in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 6-12.

Last year, the journalists who selected the most World champions were Pat Tocci of NWCAonline.com (USA), Ali Feizasa of the Iranian Students News Agency (Iran) and Andrew Hipps of InterMat (USA), with nine correct selections.

These are the picks as of Sept. 1. Additional predictions will be added as received prior to the start of the event.

MIKOLAJ JAROCKI
International journalist (Poland)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Toghrul Asgarov (Azerbaijan)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Mehdi Taghavi (Iran)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nauruz Temrezov (Azerbaijan)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadzhimurad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Artur Taymazov (Uzbekistan)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Taybe Yusein (Bulgaria)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. -Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Jani Haapamaki (Finland)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islambek Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Ambako Vachadze (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Elvin Mursaliyev (Azerbaijan)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nenad Zugaj (Croatia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslambek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Khassan Baroev (Russia)

WILLIE SAYLOR
The Open Mat (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Shinichi Yumoto (Japan)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Mehdi Taghavi (Iran)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadjimurad Gatsalov (Russia
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Beylal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Sorian (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islam-beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Ambako Vachade (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Aliaksandr Kikinov (Belarus)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Mijian Lopez (Cuba)


ALI FEIZASA
Iranian Students News Agency (Iran)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Victor Lebedov(Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudokhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Ramasan Shahin (Turkey)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khetag Gazumov (Azerbaijan)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Bylal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Lorissa Oorzak (Russia)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Marianna Sastin (Hungary)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Lyubov Volossova (Russia)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Nadya Sementsova (Azerbaijan)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islam Beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Ambako Vachadze (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Alexander Kikiniev (Belarus)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Melonin Noumonvi (France)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Amir Aliakbari (Iran)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Riza Kayalp (Turkey)

CRAIG SESKER
USA Wrestling (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Victor Lebedev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Mike Zadick (USA)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Otar Tushishvili (Georgia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Chamsulvara Chamsulvarayev (Azerbaijan)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khajimurad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Bilyal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Carol Huynh (Canada)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Kristie Davis (USA)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islam Beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Farid Mansurov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Mark Madsen (Denmark)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Balazs Kiss (Hungary)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Dremiel Byers (USA)

IKUO HIGUCHI
Japan Amateur Wrestling Association (Japan)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Viktor Lebedev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Tatsuhiro Yonemistu (Japan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadshimourad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Beylal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Natalia Synyshyn (Ukraine)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Alena Kartachova (Russia)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islambeka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Pedro Isaac Mullen (Cuba)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Alexander Kikinov (Belarus)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Alexej Mishin (Russia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Mijain Lopez (Cuba)

GARY ABBOTT
TheMat.com (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Viktor Lebedev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Mike Zadick (USA)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Ramazan Shahin (Turkey)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khetag Gazumov (Azerbaijan)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Artur Taimazov (Uzbekistan)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stephany Lee (USA)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islam Beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Farid Mansurov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Alexander Kikinov (Belarus)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Alexej Mishin (Russia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Dremiel Byers (USA)

BYAMBAA TSAGAANBAATAR
"Tavan tsagarig" sports newspaper (Mongolia)
Wrestling commission member of AIPS


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Viktor Lebedev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Geandry Garzon (Cuba)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Ibrahim Aldatov (Ukraine)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Hadzhimurad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Bilyal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Maria Stadnyk (Azerbaijan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islam-Beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Farid Mansurov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Mark Madsen (Denmark)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Mijain Lopez (Cuba)

AL BEVILACQUA
NYWrestling.com (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Viktor Lebedev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Jabrayil Hasanov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. -Khadzhimurad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Artur Taymazov (Uzbekistan)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Jessica Medina (USA)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Kateryna Vyunova (Russia)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Elena Vaseva (Bulgaria)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Kristie Davis (USA)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stephany Lee (USA)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Virgil Munteanu (Romania)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islam Beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Farid Mansurov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Steeve Guenot (France)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Alexey Mishin (Russia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslambek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. -Dremiel Byers (USA)

AZIZOLLAH ETATTI
Iran Wrestling Federation (Iran)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Yank, Kyong-ll (North Korea)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudokhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Mehdi Taghavi (Iran)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Soslan Ktsoev (Russia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadzimurad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Beylal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Lorissa Oorzak (Russia)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Yuri Kai (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Yulia Ratkevich (Azerbaijan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Mio Nishimaki (Japan
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Yulia Bartnovskaya (Russia)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Xiaoqing Gin (China)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Dilshod Aripov (Uzbekistan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Islambek Albiev (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Alexander Kikinov (Belarus)
84 kg/145.5 lbs. - :Alexey Mishine (Russia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Mijain Lopez (Cuba)

EDDIE GOLDMAN
No Holds Barred (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Viktor Lebedev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Jabrayil Hasanov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nauruz Temrezov (Azerbaijan)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Hadzhimurad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Bilal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Ekaterina Bukina (Russia)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Hasan Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Saeid Abdevali (Iran)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Peter Bacsi (Hungary)
84 kg/145.5 lbs. - Taleb Nematpour (Iran)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Mijain Lopez (Cuba)

JASON BRYANT
TheMat.com (USA)


Men's Freestyle
55 kg/121 lbs. - Toghrul Asgarov (Azerbaijan)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Mike Zadick (USA)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Yabrail Hasanov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadzhimurad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Artur Taymazov (Uzbekistan)

Women's Freestyle
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Mariana Sastin (Hungary)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Lyubov Volossova (Russia)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Kristie Davis (USA)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stephany Lee (USA)

Greco-Roman
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Hasan Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Ambako Vachadze (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Peter Bacsi (Hungary)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Dremiel Byers (USA)

ANDREW HIPPS
InterMat (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Radoslav Velikov (Bulgaria)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Alan Gogaev (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (United States)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Hadzhimurad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Bilal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Elchin Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islam-beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Ambac Vachadze (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Mark Madsen (Denmark)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Clark (United States)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Amir Ali-Akbari (Iran)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Mijian Lopez (Cuba)

TONY ROTUNDO
Tech-Fall.com (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Makhmud Magomedov (Azerbaijan)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Mehdi Taghavi (Iran)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Soslan Ktsoev (Russia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadzhimurat Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Beylal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Maria Stadnyk (Azerbaijan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Sorian (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Islam-Beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Farid Mansurov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Mark O Madssen (Denmark)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Mijain Lopez (Cuba)

MATT DIANO
LighthouseWrestling.com (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Makhmud Magomedov (Azerbaijan)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Mehdi Taghavi (Iran)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Soslan Ktsoev (Russia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadshimourad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Beylal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Lorissa Oorzhak (Russia)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Kristie Davis (USA)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Sorian (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Islam-Beka Albiev (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Ambac Vachadze (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Aliaksandr Kikinov (Belarus)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Mijain Lopez (Cuba)

GREGG HENRY
The Wrestling Report (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Radoslov Valikov (Bulgaria)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kukokhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Leonid Spiridonov (Kazakhstan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Ibrahim Saidov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Beylol Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martina Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Dan Li (China)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Hasan Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Ambako Vachade (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Aliaksandr Kikinov (Belarus)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbak Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Dremiel Byers (USA)

EARL B. SMITH
d1collegewrestling.net (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Victor Lebedev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Lenoid Spiridonov (Kazakhstan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Herbert (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Ibrahim Saidov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. -Beylal Makhov (Russia)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Kum Ok Han (North Korea)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Saori Yoshida (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Marianna Sastin (Hungary)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kaori Icho (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. -Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria)

Greco-Roman Champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Dilshod Aripov (Uzbekistan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Farid Mansurov (Azerbaijan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Aliaksandr Kikinov (Belarus)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Alexi Mishin (Russia)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Aslanbek Khushtov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. -Mijian Lopez (Cuba)

BILL MILLER
LighthouseWrestling.com (USA)


Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs.- Kyon-II Yang (North Korea)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Zalimkhan Huseynov (Azerbaijan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.- Leonid Spiridonov (Kazakhstan)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Ramesh Kumar (India)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Habibolla Akhlaghi (Iran)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadshimourad Gatsalov (Russia)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Fardin Masoumi (Iran)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Lorissa Oorzhak (Russia)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Oleksandra Kohut (Ukraine)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Alena Filipava (Belarus)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Ayako Shoda (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Mio Nishimaki (Japan)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Martine Durgrenier (Can)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Xiaoqing Qin (China)

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hamid Soryan (Iran)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Nurbakyt Tengysbaev (Kazakhstan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Ambac Vachadze (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Aliaksandr Krikiniov (Belarus)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Amir Ali Akbari (Iran)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Dremiel Byers (USA)
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