Photos of Sam Hazewinkel, competing at the USA v. Russia dual meet in Times Square in New York City, by Larry Slater.
U.S. men and women freestylers to compete at Grand Prix of Paris, Feb. 8-9
The busy winter international tour season continues this week, as a group of U.S. men and women freestyle wrestlers compete at the Grand Prix of Paris in Paris, France, Feb. 8-9.
The U.S. men’s freestyle team will be led by 2012 U.S. Olympian Sam Hazewinkel (Norman, Okla/Sunkist Kids) at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., two-time U.S. World Team member Reece Humphrey (Columbus, Ohio/New York AC/Ohio RTC) at 65 kg/143 lbs. and 2013 U.S. World Team member Keith Gavin (Columbus, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) at 86 kg/189 lbs.
Also competing in 2013 World University Games bronze medalist Tyrell Fortune (Portland, Ore./Titan Mercury WC), who is fresh off a victory at the Dave Schultz Memorial International this past weekend.
Leading the women’s team is 2008 World champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun (Columbia, Mo./Sunkist Kids) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs., along with 2012 U.S. Olympian Kelsey Campbell (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 58 kg/127 lbs. Also on the trip is two-time U.S. World Team member Jessica Medina (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 53 kg/116 lbs.
Three-time Junior World medalist Erin Golston (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/USOEC) will compete at 48 kg/105.5 lbs., while 2013 Junior World bronze medalist Jennifer Page (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC) is slated for 63 kg/138.75 lbs. Also competing is 2008 University World champion Katherine Fulp-Allen at 53 kg/ 116 lbs.
In February and March, there will be eight U.S. teams in action from the three Olympic styles. Lineups for upcoming tours will be announced shortly.
GRAND PRIX OF PARIS
At Paris, France, February 8-9
Men’s Freestyle roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Sam Hazewinkel, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids)
57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Kyle Hutter, Norfolk, Va. (Titan Mercury WC)
57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Andrew Hochstrasser, Boise, Idaho (Titan Mercury WC)
65 kg/143 lbs. - Reece Humphrey, Columbus, Ohio (New York AC/Ohio RTC)
65 kg/143 lbs. - Jason Chamberlain, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska RTC)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Nick Marable, Columbia, Mo. (Sunkist Kids/Missouri Wrestling Foundation)
86 kg/189 lbs. - Keith Gavin, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
86 kg/189 lbs. - Phil Keddy, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Wynn Michalak, Champaign, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC/Illinois RTC)
125 kg/275 lbs. - Tyrell Fortune, Portland, Ore. (Titan Mercury WC)
125 kg/275 lbs. - Dom Bradley, Columbia, Mo. (Sunkist Kids/Missouri Wrestling Foundation)
National Freestyle Coach: Zeke Jones, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach - Sammie Henson, Columbia, Mo.
Medical: Dan Clearfield , Fort Worth, Texas
Chiropractor: Ashly Ochsner, Orland Park, Ill.
Official: Ken Werling, Uniondale, Ind.
Women’s freestyle roster
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Clarissa Chun, Columbia, Mo. (Sunkist Kids)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Erin Golston, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC/USOEC)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Emily Webster, Sedalia, Mo. (OKCU Gator RTC)
53 kg/116 lbs.– Jessica Medina, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
53 kg/ 116 lbs.– Katherine Fulp-Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
58 kg/127 lbs. – Kelsey Campbell, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Kennon Henderson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Jennifer Page, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Julia Salata, Canton, Mich. (New York AC/King Univ.)
National Women’s Coach - Terry Steiner, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach - Donnie Stevens, Williamsburg, Ky.
Chiropractor – Shirin Bonakdar, Toronto, Canada
Saturday, February 8
Men’s freestyle – 57 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg
Women’s freestyle – 48 kg, 53 kg, 58 kg, 69 kg
Sunday, February 9
Men’s freestyle – 61 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg
Women’s freestyle – 55 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 75 kg