U.S. Greco-Roman athletes to compete at Petrov International in Bulgaria, Feb. 21Photo of Joe Betterman and Spenser Mango competing in the 2014 Dave Schultz Memorial finals by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com. Both will compete in Bulgaria this weekend
A group of six U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers will compete at the Nikola Petrov International in Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb. 21.
Included in the group is two-time Olympian and four-time U.S. World Team member Spenser Mango (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP). Mango was fifth at the 2013 World Championships.
Also competing at 59 kg/130 lbs. is two-time U.S. World Team member Joe Betterman (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP).
The U.S. has two more entries at the 59 kg/130 lbs. weight class, 2012 World University champion Max Nowry (Wheeling, Ill./USOEC/NYAC) and veteran Nate Engel (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP/FTC).
All six U.S. entries will wrestle Friday, Feb. 21. Also on the mats are Erik Nye (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) at 130 kg/286 lbs. and Camden Grimes (Colorado Springs, Colo./OTC) 75 kg/165 lbs.
Along with a Greco-Roman division, there will also be men’s and women’s freestyle contested in Sofia. Team USA will have no entries in those two styles.
NIKOLA PETROV INTERNATIONAL
At Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb. 21-23
U.S. Greco-Roman lineup
59 kg/130 lbs. - Spenser Mango, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Nate Engel, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP/FTC)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Max Nowry, Wheeling, Ill. (USOEC/NYAC)
59 kg/130 lbs. - Joe Betterman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Camden Grimes, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC)
130 kg/286 lbs. - Erik Nye, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
Coach: Brandon McNab, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Shon Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Medical: John Bakouris (ATC), Tinley Park, Ill.
Official: Rob Williamson, West Des Moines, Iowa.
Greco-Roman Event Schedule
Friday, February 21
Greco-Roman 59 kg, 75kg, 130 kg
Saturday, February 22
Greco-Roman 71 kg, 80 kg, 98 kg
Sunday, February 23
Greco-Roman 66 kg, 85 kg