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Feb 25 Russia team lineup set for Freestyle World Cup in Los Angeles, Calif., March 15-16

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Feb. 25, 2014, 9:31 a.m. (ET)
The wrestling federation of Russia has provided its lineup for the 2014 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, which will be held at the Forum, presented by Chase, March 15-16 in Inglewood, Calif.

The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top 10 men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world.

The Russian World Cup roster is headlined by 2004 Olympic champion and five-time World champion Khadjimurat Gatsalov at 97 kg/213 lbs. Gatsalov won his World titles in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013. Gatsalov was also a 2001 Junior World champion. Last year, Gatsalov jumped up to heavyweight and won the World title, but with the change in international weight clases, has dropped back down to 97 kg/213 lbs.

Another star on the Russian team is 2013 World champion Bekhan Goygereev at 61 kg/134 lbs. Goygereev was also a 2013 World University Games champion.

Also on the roster is 2013 World bronze medalist Nariman Israpilov at 57 kg/125 lbs. Israpilov was also a 2013 World University Games champion and a 2008 Junior World champion.

Joining Gatsalov and Israpilov as past Junior World champions are Khetag Tsabalov at 70 kg/154 lbs., who won the Junior World gold in 2011, and Muradin Kushkov at 125 kg/275 lbs., who was a 2010 Junior World champion.

Russia placed second at the 2013 World Championships, which were held in Budapest, Hungary. Russia was also second at the 2013 World Cup, which was held in Tehran, Iran.

The 10 nations which will compete for the World Cup are (alphabetically): Armenia, Georgia, India, Iran, Japan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States. Nations were invited based upon final team standings at the 2013 World Championships.

Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster, through http://www.ticketmaster.com/, www.fabulousforum.com, and The Forum Box Office. The phone number for Ticketmaster is 800-745-3000.

The discounted All-Session tickets for the two-day event will be available for a limited time, and at three price levels:
• General Admission (Sections 201-211 and 225-236) for $50 face value
• Preferred Seating (in the 100 levels) for $130 face value
• VIP (100 levels center mat) for $270 face value.

All Ticketmaster purchases are subject to a convenience fee.

There will be two sessions of wrestling action each day of the Freestyle World Cup. On Saturday, March 15, there will be sessions held at 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 16, the first session is at 11:00 a.m., with the First Place and Third Place Championship Duals set for 5:00 p.m.

For more information on the Freestyle World Cup, visit www.wrestlingworldcup.com

Russia World Cup roster

57 kg/125 lbs. – Vladimir Flegontov
57 kg/125 lbs. –Nariman Israpilov
61 kg/134 lbs. – Bekhan Goygereev
61 kg/134 lbs. –Murad Nukhkadiev
65 kg/143 lbs. – Alibeggadzhi Emeev
65 kg/143 lbs. – Ilyas Bekbulatov
70 kg/154 lbs. – Ramazan Shamsutdinov
70 kg/154 lbs. – Khetik Tsabolov
74 kg/163 lbs. - Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov
74 kg/163 lbs. - Atsamaz Sanakoev
86 kg/189 lbs. – Shamil Kudiamagomedov
86 kg/189 lbs. – Anzor Urishev
97 kg/213 lbs. – Batraz Gazzaev
97 kg/213 lbs. – Khadjimurat Gatsalov
125 kg/275 lbs. – Anzor Khizriev
125 kg/275 lbs. – Arslanbek Aliev
125 kg/275 lbs. – Muradin Kushkov
Team Leader – Christakis Alexandridis
Coaches – Magomed Guseynov, Artur Bazaev, Khadimurad Magomedov, Magomed Azizov, Mayrbek Yusupov, Malik Tedeev, Vladimir Modosian
Referee – Noravard Arustamian
Doctor – Umar Tebiev
Masseur – Gvinery Bestaev
Officials – Shamil Nevretdinov, Arsen Fadzaev, Vladimir Shekemov

Russia World Cup bios

57 kg/125 lbs. – Vladimir Flegontov

Second in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 2013 Dmitri Korkin International champion (Russia)… Third in 2013 Ukrainian Memorial International… Fifth in 2012 Dmitri Korkin International (Russia)…

57 kg/125 lbs. – Nariman Israpilov
Third in 2013 World Championships… 2013 World University Games champion… 2008 Junior World champion… Third in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Fifth in 2013 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Seventh in 2013 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 2011 and 2012 Moscow Lights champion (Russia)… 2012 Ramzan Kadirov Cup champion (Russia)… 2012 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals champion (Azerbaijan)… 2012 Golden Grand Prix champion (Iran)… Second in 2010 and 2012 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Seventh in 2009 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… 2009 European champion… 2009 Ivan Yarygin Golden Grand Prix champion (Russia)… 2008 Shamil Umakhanov International champion (Russia)… Born: February 23, 1988… Age: 26

61 kg/134 lbs. – Bekhan Goygereev
2013 World champion… 2013 World University Games champion… Second in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Third in 2013 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Third in 2012 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… Eighth in 2012 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Third in 2011 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Second in 2011 Alexander Medved International (Belarus)… Born: May 22, 1987… Age: 26

61 kg/134 lbs. – Murad Nukhkadiev
Third in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 2013 Ramzan Kadyrov Cup champion (Russia)… Third in 2013 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)… Seventh in 2012 Alexander Medved International (Belarus)…

65 kg/143 lbs. – Alibeggadzhi Emeev
Second in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Second in 2013 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Second in 2013 New York AC International (USA)… Third in 2008 European Cadet Championships…

65 kg/143 lbs. – Ilyas Bekbulatov
2013 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals champion… Eighth in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 2013 Moscow Lights champion… Third in 2013 Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Third in 2013 European Championships… 2013 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix champion (Russia)… 2012 Ali Aliev Tournament champion (Russia)… Third in 2012 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… Third in 2012 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Third in 2012 Grand Prix (Iran)… Second in 2008 European Junior Championships… 2007 European Cadet champion… Born: August 12, 1990… Age: 23

70 kg/154 lbs. – Ramazan Shamsutdinov
Second in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Ninth in 2012 World Cup… 2011 Henri Deglane Challenge champion (France)…

70 kg/154 lbs. – Khetik Tsabolov
2011 Junior World champion… Second in 2013 Ramzan Kadyrov Cup (Russia)… Fifth in 2013 Ukrainian Memorial International… Seventh in 2013 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Second in 2012 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Born: November 17, 1991… Age: 22

74 kg/163 lbs. - Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov
Second in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 2013 Copa Brazil champion… 2013 Ramzan Kadyrov Cup champion (Russia)… Third in 2013 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… 2013 Ukrainian Memorial International champion… Second in 2012 Henri Deglane Challenge (France)… Second in 2012 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… Seventh in 2012 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Sixth in 2012 World Cup… Eighth in 2012 Golden Grand Prix (Iran)…

74 kg/163 lbs. - Atsamaz Sanakoev
Third in 2012 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 10th in 2013 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… 2013 Moscow Lights champion (Russia)… Second in 2013 Stepan Sargsyan International (Armenia)… 2013 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion (USA)… Third in 2012 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… 2012 European Junior champion… Sixth in 2011 Junior World Cup…

86 kg/189 lbs. – Shamil Kudiamagomedov
Second in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 2013 Copa Brazil champion… Competed in 2013 World Championships… Second in 2013 World University Games…2012 Ali Aliev Tournament champion… Third in 2013 Junior World Championships… Born: May 9, 1993… Age: 20

86 kg/189 lbs. – Anzor Urishev

Eighth in 2012 Olympic Games… Third in 2009 and 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Third in 2012 and 2013 European Championships… 2011, 2012 and 2013 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix champion… 2011 Moscow Lights champion (Russia)… 2010 and 2011 European champion… Second in 2010 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Second in 2007 Junior World Championships… Born: January 23, 1987… Age: 27

97 kg/213 lbs. – Batraz Gazzaev
Third in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 2013 Copa Brazil champion… 2013 Moscow Lights champion (Russia)… Third in 2013 Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Fifth in 2013 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… 2011 Dmitri Korkin International champion (Russia)… Second in 2011 European Junior Championships...

97 kg/213 lbs. – Khadjimurat Gatsalov
2004 Olympic champion… Five-time World champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013)… Second in 2010 World Championships… 2001 Junior World champion… Second in 2013 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Fifth in 2013 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Competed in 2011 World Championships… Third in 2011 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Third in 2005 and 2008 European Championships… 2007 World Military Champion… 2002, 2003, 2007 World Cup champion… 2003, 2004 and 2006 European champion… Second in 2001 World Military Championships… Second in 2001 Dave Schultz Memorial International (USA)… Sixth in 2001 World Cup… Born: December 11, 1982… Age: 30

125 kg/275 lbs. – Anzor Khizriev
Second in 2014 Ivan Yarygin International…

125 kg/275 lbs. – Arslanbek Aliev
Third in 2009 and 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Second in 2013 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… Fifth in 2013 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Second in 2012 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Russia)… 2011 Moscow Lights champion (Russia)… 2011 Ali Aliev Tournament champion (Russia)… Eighth in 2011 World Cup… Second in 2009 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Third in 2008 Shamil Umakhanov International (Russia)…

125 kg/275 lbs. – Muradin Kushkov
2010 Junior World champion… Second in 2012 Junior World Championships… Third in 2011 Junior World Championships… Third in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Second in 2013 Black Sea Tournament… Third in 2012 Ali Aliev Tournament… Ninth in 2012 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Fifth in 2012 European Junior Championships… Third in 2012 Black Sea Tournament… Competed in 2011 World Championships… Second in 2011 World Cup… Third in 2010 European Junior Championships… Fifth in 2009 Junior World Championships… Seventh in 2009 European Junior Championships… Second in 2008 European Cadet Championships… Born: May 20, 1992… Age: 21
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