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

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | March 03, 2014, 9:12 a.m. (ET)
The wrestling federation of Ukraine 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 Ukrainian team will be led by two-time World champion Ibragim Aldatov at 86 kg/189 lbs. Aldatov won his World titles in 2006 and 2013. He has also won three other World Championship medals, with silver medals in 2007 and 2011 and a bronze medal in 2009. Aldatov is a two-time Olympian.

Another top star on the Ukrainian team is 2008 Olympic silver medalist Vasyl Fedoryshyn at 61 kg/134 lbs. Fedoryshyn boasts two World Championship medals, a silver in 2010 and a bronze in 2009. A three-time Olympian, Fedoryshyn was fourth in the 2004 Olympics and also competed in the 2012 Olympics.

Ukraine will also enter a pair of 2013 World Championship medalists, silver medalist Alen Zaseev at 125 kg/275 lbs. and bronze medalist Pavlo Oliinyk at 97 kg/213 lbs. Zaseev was a 2008 Junior World champion, when he was competing for Russia. Oliinyk won a silver medal at the 2013 World University Games.

Andrii Nagornyi, competing at 70 kg/154 lbs., won a bronze medal at the 2010 World University Championships and a bronze medal at the 2009 Junior World Championships.

Ukraine placed fourth 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

Ukraine Freestyle World Cup Team
57 kg/125 lbs. – Sergiey Ratushny
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vasyl Fedoryshyn
65 kg/143 lbs. – Ivan Petriv
70 kg/154 lbs. – Andrii Nagornyi
74 kg/163 lbs. - Giya Chykhladze
86 kg/189 lbs. – Ibragim Aldatov
97 kg/213 lbs. – Pavlo Oliinyk
120 kg/275 lbs. – Alen Zaseev
Team Leader – Eduard Nosadchyy
Coaches – Yurii Nazarenko, Vadym Tasoiev
Referee – Oleksandr Yezhov

Ukraine World Cup bios

57 kg/125 lbs. – Sergiey Ratushny

Third in 2012 and 2013 Moscow Lights (Russia)… 2012 and 2013 Black Sea Tournament champion… Ninth in 2012 Ukrainian Memorial International… Fifth in 2011 Ramzan Kadyrov Cup (Russia)… Seventh in 2010 World University Championships… Competed in 2010 World Championships… Eighth in 2010 World Military Championships… Second in 2006 European Junior Championships… Fifth in 2005 European Junior Championships… Third in 2004 European Junior Championships… Born: July 24, 1986… Age: 27

61 kg/134 lbs. – Vasyl Fedoryshyn
2008 Olympic silver medalist… Second in 2010 World Championships… Third in 2009 World Championships… Fourth in 2004 Olympic Games… Competed in 2012 Olympics… Second in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Second in 2013 Black Sea Tournament… 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament champion (Finland)… Second in 2012 Ukranian Memorial International… 2003, 2005 and 2011 World Team member… Third in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2011 European Championships… 2008 and 2010 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals champion (Azerbaijan)… 2010 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix champion (Russia)… 2010 World Cup champion… 2009 Maccabiah Games champion (Israel)… 2005, 2007 and 2008 European champion… 10th in 2007 World Championships… Fifth in 2006 World Championships… Second in 2006 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Third in 2004 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Slovakia)… Second in 2001 and 2002 European Championships… Fifth in 2001 World Championships… Third in 2000 Junior World Championships… 2000 European Junior champion… Fifth in 1998 Junior World Championships… Third in 1997 Cadet World Championships… Fourth in 1996 Cadet World Championships… Born: March 31, 1981… Age: 32

65 kg/143 lbs. – Ivan Petriv
Seventh in 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Third in 2013 Moscow Lights (Russia)… Second in 2013 Black Sea Tournament… Third in 2012 European Junior Championships… Eighth in 2012 Black Sea Tournament… Born: October 7, 1992… Age: 21

70 kg/154 lbs. – Andrii Nagornyi
Ninth in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… 2013 Black Sea Tournament champion… Third in 2012 and 2013 Ukrainian Memorial International… Third in 2012 Alexander Medved International (Belarus)… Competed in 2011 Junior World Championships… Third in 2010 World University Championships… Third in 2009 Junior World Championships… 2008 European Cadet champion… Seventh in 2007 European Cadet Championships… Third in 2006 European Cadet Championships… Born: October 12, 1991… Age: 22

74 kg/163 lbs. - Giya Chykhladze
Competed in 2013 World Championships… Fifth in 2013 Black Sea Tournament… Third in 2013 European Championships… Third in 2013 Ukrainian Memorial International… Third in 2012 Black Sea Tournament… Seventh in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (China)… 10th in 2010 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Third in 2010 Golden Grand Prix (Georgia)… Born: May 9, 1986… Age: 27

86 kg/189 lbs. – Ibragim Aldatov
2006 and 2013 World champion… Second in 2007 and 2011 World Championships… Third in 2009 World Championships… Ninth in 2012 Olympics… Competed in 2008 Olympics… Third in 2013 European Championships… Third in 2013 Ukrainian Memorial International… 2012 Black Sea Tournament champion… Fifth in 2012 Ukrainian Memorial International… 2011 Ukrainian Memorial International champion… Eighth in 2010 European Championships… Fifth in 2009 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Second in 2009 European Championships… Fifth in 2008 European Championships… Born: November 4, 1983… Age: 30

97 kg/213 lbs. – Pavlo Oliinyk
Third in 2013 World Championships… Third in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Third in 2013 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Second in 2013 Ziolkowski International (Poland)… Second in 2013 World University Games… 2013 European champion… Third in 2013 Ukrainian Memorial International… Third in 2013 Moscow Lights (Russia)… Third in 2012 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… Third in 2012 Black Sea Tournament… Third in 2011 European Championships… 10th in 2010 European Championships… Fourth in 2010 World Cup… Eighth in 2009 Junior World Championships… Third in 2009 European Junior Championships… Seventh in 2007 Junior World Championships… Second in 2006 European Cadet Championships… Born: February 21, 1989… Age: 25

125 kg/275 lbs. – Alen Zaseev
Second in 2013 World Championships… Second in 2013 Stepan Sargsyan International (Armenia)… Second in 2013 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Second in 2013 European Championships… 2013 Ukrainian Memorial International champion… Third in 2012 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… 2012 Black Sea Tournament champion… Third in 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Bulgaria)… Second in 2012 Ukrainian Memorial International… Fifth in 2011 Ramzan Kadyrov Cup (Russia)… 2011 World Team member… (following results for Russia)… Third in 2009 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Second in 2009 World Cup… Second in 2009 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… 2008 Junior World champion… Second in 2007 Junior World Championships… 2005 Cadet World champion… Born: October 10, 1988… Age: 25

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