New York AC International to feature many top nations in New York City, Nov. 7-9

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Oct. 24, 2013, 2:50 p.m. (ET)
The New York Athletic Club International, the first major international event of the new season held on U.S. soil, is set for Nov. 7-9 in New York, N.Y.

This popular event will feature all three Olympic styles of wrestling, and will be held at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

So far, a dozen nations have notified USA Wrestling that they will have entries: Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Honduras, Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru and Russia. In addition, a large number of top U.S. Senior-level wrestlers are expected to participate. Athletes from other nations may attend as well.

So far, a sample of the preliminary international field includes:
- 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Ruslan Tyumbenbaev of Kyrgyzstan in Greco-Roman at 66 kg/145.5 lbs.
- 2009 World silver medalist and 2013 World bronze medalist Burmaa Ochirbat of Mongolia in women's freestyle at 72 kg/158.5 lbs.
- 2012 World University champion Danior Islamov of Moldova in Greco-Roman at 60 kg/132 lbs.
- 2012 World University champion and 2012 Junior World champion Yuki Irie of Japan in women's freestyle
- 2013 World University Games silver medalist Samat Nadyrbek Uulu of Kyrgyzstan in men's freestyle at 55 kg/121 lbs.

Many other World-level athletes will be in the field. The New York AC International traditionally in a proving ground for international competitors and is a popular event for athletes from many nations.

The Greco-Roman and women's freestyle competition is set for Friday, November 8, with the men's freestyle competition set for Saturday, November 9.

ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES: Per FILA regulations, all competitors are required to have FILA licenses prior to competing in FILA events. FILA licenses are valid for one (1) calendar year. If you purchased a FILA license in 2013, please bring proof of 2013 FILA license to registration.

Athletes from the United States who have not purchased a FILA license in 2013 must contact Jaimie McNab (jmcnab@usawrestling.org) at USA Wrestling to purchase a FILA license. You will need to submit a headshot, copy of your passport, and credit card information. Cost is $110-115, depending on the exchange rate on the day of purchase. Please note that purchasing a license on-site at the event will cost twice the regular amount.

A 2013 FILA License along with current USA Wrestling membership will be required. In order to purchase USA Wrestling membership please log into www.usawmembership.com

Online registration is $40. The deadline for online registration for U.S. athletes through TrackWrestling is Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. Onsite registration is available for $50.

To register online, Click Here.

The event will be webcast live by TheMat.com, with Richard Immel making the call.

NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB INTERNATIONAL
At New York, N.Y., Nov. 7-9

Event Schedule


Thursday, November 7
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Greco-Roman and women's freestyle registration
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Greco-Roman and women's freestyle skin checks
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Greco-Roman and women's freestyle weigh-ins (+2 kg)

Friday, November 8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Greco-Roman and women's freestyle Session I
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Men's freestyle registration
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Men's freestyle skin checks
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Men's freestyle weigh-ins (+2 kg)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Greco-Roman and women's freestyle medal matches

Saturday, November 9
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Men's Freestyle Session I
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. - Men's Freestyle Medal Matches

2012 New York AC International champions

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Spenser Mango (USA/U.S. Army WCAP)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Jamel Johnson (USA/YES Wrestling)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - RaVaughan Perkins (USA/Ready RP National)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Andrew Bisek (USA/Minnesota Storm)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Tsukasa Tsurumaki (Japan)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Caylor Williams (USA/YES Wrestling)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Robbie Smith (USA/New York AC)

Women's freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Alyssa Lampe (USA/Sunkist Kids)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Jessica MacDonald (Canada)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Yuki Ikegame (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Michelle Fazzari (Canada)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Danielle Lappage (Canada)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Chiaki Iijma (Japan)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Hiroe Suzuki (Japan)

Men's freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs. - Azamat Tuskaev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Jimmy Kennedy (USA/New York AC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Chase Pami (USA/Sunkist Kids)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Rasul Dzhukaev (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Austin Trotman (USA/AppState RTC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Wynn Michalak (USA/Titan Mercury WC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Tervel Dlagnev (USA/Sunkist Kids)