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

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Feb. 28, 2014, 2:54 p.m. (ET)
The wrestling federation of Mongolia 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 Mongolian team will be led by 2013 World bronze medalist Ganzorig Mandakhnaran at 65 kg/143 lbs., who was also a bronze medalist at the 2013 World University Games.

Talented Buyanjav Batzorig, who is competing at 70 kg/154 lbs., was eighth in 2008 Olympic Games. He also placed in the World Championships three times, fifth in 2010, seventh in 2005 and eighth in 2007.

Another veteran, Jargalsaikhan Chuluunbat at 125 kg/275 lbs., was fifth in the 2011 World Championships and seventh in 2012 Olympic Games.

Other athletes on the Mongolian roster who have placed in the top 10 at the World Championships include:
• Enkhsaikhan Nyam-Ochir at 61 kg/134 lbs., fifth in 2013 World Championships
• Orgodol Uitumen at 86 kg/189 lbs., eighth in 2013 World Championships
• Erdenebat Bekhbayar at 57 kg/125 lbs., 10th in 2013 World Championships
• Purevjav Unurbat at 86 kg/189 lbs., 10th in 2009 World Championships

Junior World medalists on the Mongolia team include Urnubat, who was third in the 2008 Junior World Championships and 2013 Junior World silver medalist Batbold Nomin at 57 kg/125.5 lbs.

Mongolia placed seventh at the 2013 World Championships, which were held in Budapest, Hungary.

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

Mongolia World Cup roster
57 kg/125 lbs. – Erdenebat Bekhbayar
57 kg/125 lbs. – Batbold Nomin
61 kg/134 lbs. – Enkhsaikhan Nyam-Ochir
61 kg/134 lbs. – Bznzragch Bayanmunkh
65 kg/143 lbs. – Ganzorig Mandakhnaran
65 kg/143 lbs. –Batchuluun Batmagnai
70 kg/154 lbs. – Gantulga Iderkhuu
70 kg/154 lbs. – Buyanjav Batzorig
74 kg/163 lbs. - Batchullun Ankhbayar
74 kg/163 lbs. – Dorjvaanchig Gombodorj
86 kg/189 lbs. – Orgodol Uitumen
86 kg/189 lbs. –Purevjav Unurbat
97 kg/213 lbs. – Dorjkhand Khuderbulga
97 kg/213 lbs. – Amar Batmunkh
125 kg/275 lbs. – Jargalsaikhan Chuluunbat
125 kg/275 lbs. – Natsagsuren Zolboo
Team Leader – Bayarra Naranbaatar
Coaches – Tserenbaatar Tsogtbayar, Oyunbileg Purevbaatar, Luvsandamba Enkhbayar
Referee – Tserendagva Sereeter
Officials – Dashzeveg Sarnai, Lkhasuren Batbileg
Doctor – Chuluun Nasanbat

Mongolia World Cup bios

57 kg/125 lbs. – Erdenebat Bekhbayar

Ninth in 2013 World Championships… 2013 D.A. Kunaev International champion (Kazakhstan)… 2013 Grand Prix of Germany champion… 2012 Junior World champion… Third in 2012 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)… Seventh in 2012 Asian Championships… Fourth in 2011 New York AC International (USA)… 2011 Dmitry Korkin International champion (Russia)… Fifth in 2011 Junior World Championships… Second in 2009 Cadet World Championships… Born August 13, 1992… Age: 21

57 kg/125 lbs. – Batbold Nomin
Second in 2013 Junior World Championships… 2014 Yasar Dogu champion (Turkey)… Third in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… 2013 Mongolian Open champion… Third in 2013 Asian Championships… 2013 President’s Cup of Buryatia champion (Russia)… Second in 2012 Dmitry Korkin International (Russia)… Third in 2012 Hari Ram Grand Prix (India)… Third in 2012 Mongolian Open… Competed in 2009 and 2010 Junior World Championships… Second in 2010 Asian Junior Championships… Ninth in 2009 Asian Junior Championships… Born: February 4, 1993… Age: 21

61 kg/134 lbs. – Enkhsaikhan Nyam-Ochir
Fifth in 2013 World Championships… 2014 Yasar Dogu champion (Turkey)… 2014 Grand Prix of Paris champion (France)… Third in 2013 Mongolian Open… Third in 2013 Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)… Second in 2013 Yasar Dogu International (Turkey)… 10th in 2013 Zilkowski Memorial (Poland)… Fifth in 2012 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)… Third in 2011 Dmitry Korkin International (Russia)… Second in 2010 New York AC International (USA)… Competed in 2010 World Championships… Second in 2010 Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)… Third in 2007 Asian Championships… Born: March 10, 1985… Age: 29

61 kg/134 lbs. – Banzragch Bayanmunkh
Ninth in 2013 Asian Championships… Fifth in 2012 Mongolian Open… Seventh in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (China)… Third in 2012 Golden Grand Prix (Iran)… Third in 2012 Asian Championships… Fifth in 2008 Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)…

65 kg/143 lbs. – Ganzorig Mandakhnaran
Third in 2013 World Championships… Third in 2014 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)… 2014 Grand Prix of Paris champion (France)… Third in 2013 World University Games… Third in 2013 Grand Prix of Germany… 2012 and 2013 Mongolian Open champion… Second in 2009 and 2013 Asian Championships… Third in 2011 and 2013 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)… Fifth in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Competed in 2011 World Championships… Fourth in 2011 New York AC International (USA)… 2010 Asian Games champion… Competed in 2009 World Championships… Born: May 11, 1986… Age: 27

65 kg/143 lbs. – Batchuluun Batmagnai
Fifth in 2013 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)… Ninth in 2012 World University Championships… 10th in in 2013 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia )… Fifth in 2009 Junior World Championships

70 kg/154 lbs. – Gantulga Iderkhuu
Third in 2012 Asian Junior Championships… Competed in 2011 and 2012 Junior World Championships… Seventh in 2011 Asian Junior Championships… 10th in 2010 Asian Junior Championships… Third in 2009 Asian Cadet Championships… Born March 31, 1992… Age: 21

70 kg/154 lbs. – Buyanjav Batzorig
Fifth in 2010 World Championships… Seventh in 2005 World Championships… Eighth in 2008 Olympic Games… Eighth in 2007 World Championships… Fourth in 2014 Grand Prix of Paris (France)… Seventh in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Finland)… Fifth in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Second in 2012 Ukrainian Memorial International… 2012 Mongolian Open champion… Competed in 2011 World Championships… Seventh in 2007 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Third in 2008 Grand Prix of Germany… Third in 2008 Dave Schultz Memorial International (USA)… Fifth in 2007 Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)… Third in 2006 Asian Games… Competed in 2006 World Championships… 2006 World University Championships champion… Second in 2006 Asian Championships… Fifth in 2005 Asian Championships… Seventh in 2004 World University Championships… Third in 2004 Asian Championships… Born: March 9, 1983… Age: 31

74 kg/163 lbs. - Batchullun Ankhbayar
Competed in 2013 World Championships… 2013 Mongolian Open champion… Third in 2013 Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)… Fifth in 2013 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)… Second in President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)… 10th in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Third in 2012 Mongolian Open… 2011 Dmitri Korkin International champion (Russia)… Third in 2011 Asian Championships…

74 kg/163 lbs. – Dorjvaanchig Gombodorj
Fifth in 2013 World University Games… Second in 2013 Mongolian Open… Third in 2013 Dmitri Korkin International (Russia)… Third in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Fifth in 2012 Asian Championships… 2012 Mongolian Open champion… Third in 2010 Asian Games… 10th in 2010 Asian Championships… Competed in 2007 and 2009 World Championships… Third in 2008 Asian Championships… Eighth in 2007 Asian Championships… Third in 2006 World University Championships… Third in 2005 Asian Junior Championships… Second in 2003 Asian Cadet Championships… Born: December 1, 1985… Age: 28

86 kg/189 lbs. – Orgodol Uitumen
Eighth in 2013 World Championships… Seventh in 2014 Grand Prix of Paris (France)… Seventh in D.A. Kunaev International (Kazakhstan)… Second in 2013 Mongolian Open… Seventh in 2013 Asian Championships… Third in 2013 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)… 2012 Olympian… Second in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Finland)… Fifth in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Third in 2012 Mongolian Open…

86 kg/189 lbs. – Purevjav Unurbat
10th in 2009 World Championships… Third in 2008 Junior World Championships… 2012 Olympian… Second in 2014 Grand Prix of Paris (France)… Third in 2013 Mongolian Open… Third in 2013 Yasar Dogu International… Third in 2013 Dmitri Korkin International (Russia)… Third in 2012 Dmitri Korkin International (Russia)… 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament champion (China)…Third in 2012 Mongolian Open… Competed in 2011 World Championships… Third in 2010 and 2011 Asian Championships… Seventh in 2011 Asian Games… Fifth in 2011 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Fifth in 2011 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Second in 2008 Asian Championships… 10th in 2009 Asian Championships… Third in 2008 Asian Junior Championships… Second in 2007 Asian Junior Championships… Third in 2006 Asian Junior Championships… 2005 Asian Cadet champion… Born: December 15, 1988… Age: 25

97 kg/213 lbs. – Dorjkhand Khuderbulga
Third in 2013 World University Games… Competed in 2013 World Championships… Third in 2014 Grand Prix of Paris… Third in 2013 Mongolian Open… Third in 2012 and 2013 Asian Championships… Eighth in 2012 World University Championships… Seventh in 2012 Junior World Championships… Third in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Fifth in 2012 Mongolian Open… Ninth in 2011 Asian Championships… Fifth in 2009 Asian Championships… Born: May 7, 1992… Age: 21

97 kg/213 lbs. – Amar Batmunkh
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125 kg/275 lbs. – Jargalsaikhan Chuluunbat
Fifth in 2011 World Championships… Seventh in 2012 Olympic Games… Competed in 2013 World Championships… 2012 and 2013 Mongolian Open champion… Second in 2010 and 2013 Asian Championships… Third in 2013 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)… Third in 2011 and 2012 Asian Championships… Second in 2011 President’s Cup of Buryatia (Russia)…Second in 2010 Asian Games… Competed in 2009 and 2010 World Championships… Ninth in 2009 Asian Championships… Seventh in 2008 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Poland)… Fifth in 2008 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Switzerland)… Third in 2008 Asian Championships… Fifth in 2007 Asian Championships… Seventh in 2006 Asian Games… Born: December 3, 1984… Age: 29

125 kg/275 lbs. – Natsagsuren Zolboo
Second in 2013 Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)… Eighth in 2013 Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)… Fifth in 2012 Dmitri Korkin International (Russia)… Third in 2012 Mongolian Open… Fifth in 2012 Hari Ram Grand Prix (India)… Competed in 2011 World Championships… Third in 2011 Asian Championships… Seventh in 2010 Asian Junior Championships… Eighth in 2008 Asian Junior Championships… Born December 14, 1990… Age: 23
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