USA Wrestling

U.S. men freestylers compete in Belarus and women in Sweden this weekend

Feb. 24, 2014, 3:24 p.m. (ET)
Photos of Matt McDonough competing at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trails in Iowa City, Iowa by Tony Rotundo/ Wrestlers Are Warriors

USA Wrestling will have both men’s and women’s freestyle teams competing overseas this weekend.

Fifteen members of the U.S. freestyle men’s team will compete at the Medved International in Belarus, Mar. 1-2.

The U.S. women’s team will send 20 wrestlers to Klippan, Sweden to compete in the Klippan Lady Open, Feb. 28 to Mar. 2.

Leading the men’s freestyle team are five past NCAA champions: two-time NCAA champ Matt McDonough (Iowa City, Iowa. Hawkeye WC) at 61 kg/134 lbs., Jon Reader (Colorado Springs, Colo. Sunkist Kids/Cyclone WC) at 86 kg/189 lbs., Dustin Kilgore (Colorado Springs, Colo. Sunkist Kids/OTC) at 97 kg/213 lbs. David Zabriski (Bethlehem, Pa. Lehigh Valley AC) at 97 kg/213 lbs. and Zach Rey (Hopatcong, N.J. Lehigh Valley AC) at 125 kg/275 lbs.

McDonough won two NCAA titles for Iowa. Reader and Zabriskie competed at Iowa State, while Kilgore went to Kent State and Rey to Lehigh.

The women at the Klippan Open are a strong group lead by 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo. U.S. Army) at 69 kg/152 lbs. and 2012 Olympian Kelsey Campbell (Colorado Springs, Colo. Sunkist) at 58 kg/127.75 lbs.

Other women to watch in Sweden include: 2012 World champion and three-time World medalist Adeline Gray (Colorado Springs, Colo. New York AC) at 75 kg/165 lbs., 2012 World silver medalist Helen Maroulis (Rockville, Md. Sunkist Kids) at 55 kg/121.5 lbs., and two-time World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe (Colorado Springs, Colo. Sunkist Kids) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.

MEDVED INTERNATIONAL
At Minsk, Belarus, March 1-2


U.S. Freestyle lineup

57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Zach Sanders, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
61 kg/134 lbs. - B.J. Futrell, Champaign, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC/Illinois RTC)
61 kg/134 lbs. - Matt McDonough, Iowa City, Ia. (Hawkeye WC)
65 kg/143 lbs. - Chase Pami, Champaign, Ill. (Sunkist Kids/Illinois RTC)
65 kg/143 lbs. - Kevin LeValley, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
65 kg/143 lbs. - Nate Carr Jr., Charlottesville, Va. (Cavalier WC)
86 kg/189 lbs. - Enock Francois, New Windsor, N.Y. (West Point WC/New York AC)
86 kg/189 lbs. - Jon Reader, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids/Cyclone WC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Dustin Kilgore, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids/OTC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Evan Brown, Dubuque, Iowa (Cyclone WC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Deron Winn, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - David Zabriskie, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley AC)
125 kg/275 lbs. - Zach Rey, Hopatcong, N.J. (Lehigh Valley AC)
125 kg/275 lbs. - Jarod Trice, Mount Pleasant, Mich. (Titan Mercury WC)
Team Leader: Brandon Slay, Colorado, Colo.
Coach: Tom Erikson, Lafayette, Ind
Medical: Bobby Reisz
Medical: Robert John Reisz, Urbandale, Iowa.
Medial: Warren Flautt, Aidlingen, Germany
Official: Dennis Thorson, Buffalo, Wy.

Event Schedule

Saturday, March 1
Men’s Freestyle 57 kg, 65kg, 74kg, 97 kg

Sunday. March 2

Men’s Freestyle 61 kg, 70 kg, 86 kg, 125 kg

KLIPPAN LADY OPEN
At Klippan, Sweden, Feb. 28 - Mar. 2


U.S. lineup
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Erin Golston, Lake in the Hills, Ill. (New York AC/USOEC)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Alyssa Lampe, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Allene Somera, Ewa Beach, Hawaii (New York AC)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Cody Pfau, Parachute, Colo. (OKCU Gator RTC)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Amy Hou, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Victoria Anthony, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Sunkist Kids)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. - Darlene Julian, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. - Whitney Conder, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC)
55 kg/121.5 lbs. - Helen Maroulis, Rockville, Md. (Sunkist Kids)
55 kg/121.5 lbs. - Sarah Hildebrandt, Granger, Ind. (King University)
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Alli Ragan, Carbondale, Ill. (New York AC/King College)
58 kg/127.72 lbs. - Kayla Miracle, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC)
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Trinity Griffin, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Othella Feroleto, Colorado Spring, Colo. (Army/WCAP)
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Kelsey Campbell, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Jenna Burkert, Rocky Point, N.Y. (New York AC)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Kennon Henderson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC)
60 kg:/132 lbs. - Jennifer Page, Orangevale, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
60 kg/132 lbs. - DeAnna Betterman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Erin Clodgo, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
69 kg/152 lbs. - Veronica Carlson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
69 kg/152 lbs. - Randi Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
75 kg/165 lbs. - Julia Salata, Canton, Mich. (New York AC/King College)
75 kg/165 lbs. - Adeline Gray, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)

FILA Cadet Team
Kelsey Gray, Fonda, N.Y.
Emily Pinson, Lizella, Ga.
Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla.
Alexis Porter, Ballston Lake, N.Y.
Sariyah Jones, Modesto, Calif.

Women’s National Coach: Terry Steiner, Colorado Spring, Colo.
Assistant Women’s National Coach: Erin Tomeo, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Emma Randall, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Catherine Downing, Pendleton, Ind.
Coach: Andrea Yamamoto, Richland, Wash.

Event Schedule


Friday, February 28
Cadet preliminaries

Saturday, March 1

Cadet finals
Senior preliminaries

Sunday, March 2
Senior finals
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