Update: International journalists predict the winners for the 2017 World Championships in Paris

By Various international journalists | Aug. 20, 2017, 3:31 p.m. (ET)
Every year, USA Wrestling asks international journalists to predict the winners of the World Wrestling Championships in all three styles.

This journalist prediction contest has become a regular feature on TheMat.com each year, and a fun opportunity for wrestling journalists to do their best to handicap the field.

After the tournament, TheMat.com will publish the standings of these journalist, to determine which had the best predictions from the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France.

There are 22 journalists who filed their picks, representing seven different countries. Who will be the big winner for 2017?

GARY ABBOTT
USA Wrestling


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Ildar Hafizov (USA)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Hyeonwoo Kim (Korea
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Victoria Anthony (USA)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Tetyana Kit (Ukraine)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – All Ragan (USA)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Yulia Tkach (Ukraine)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Tamyra Mensah (USA)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Vasalisa Marzaliuk (Belarus)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Beka Lomtadze (Georgia)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Logan Stieber (USA)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Franklin Gomez (Puerto Rico)
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (USA)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – J’den Cox (USA)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: Top five nations, based upon medals won – United States, Russia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Turkey

ERIC ASSELIN
49NorthWrestling (Canada)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Stig Andre Berge (Norway)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. –Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunaev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. –Kim Hyeonwoo (Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. –Viktor Lorincz (Hungary)
98 kg/215 lbs. –Felix Baldauf (Norway)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. –Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
58 kg/128 lbs. –Valeria Koblova-Zholobova (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Purevdorj Orkon (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Koumba Larroque (France)
75 kg/165 lbs. –Vasalisa Marzaliuk (Belarus)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Zavur Uguev (Russia)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. –Zain Retherford (USA)
70 kg/154 lbs. –Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. –Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. –Taha Akgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: Top five nations, based upon medals won - Russia, Azerbaijan, USA, Japan, Mongolia

TIGRAN AVANIAN
Journalist from Russia


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Stepan Maryanyan (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Balint Korpasi (Hungary)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Hyeonwoo Kim (Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Haruna Okuno (Japan)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Valeria Koblova-Zholobova (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Alli Ragan (USA)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Valeriia Lazinskaia (Russia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Yasemin Adar (Turkey)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Zavur Uguev (Russia)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Alan Gogaev (Russia)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Selim Yasar (Turkey)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

JOSEPH DASHOU
49NorthWrestling (Canada)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Stig-Andre Berge (Norway)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Elmurat Tasmuradov (Uzbekistan)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Tamas Lorincz (Hungary)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Katsiaryna Yanushkevich (Belarus)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Valeria Koblova (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Ayako Ito (Japan)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Justina Di Stasio (Canada)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Thomas Gillman (USA)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Logan Stieber (USA)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Haislan Garcia (Canada)
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (USA)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (Uzbekistan)
86 kg/189 lbs. – J'den Cox (USA)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

CAMERON DRURY
Indianamat.com (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Stepan Maranyan (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Balint Korpasi (Hungary)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Saeid Mourad Abdvali (Iran)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – David Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Mariya Stadnik (Azerbaijan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Haruna Okuno (Japan)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Valeria Koblova-Zholobova (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Yulia Tkach (Ukraine)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Justina Distasio (Canada)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Giorgi Edisherashvili (Azerbaijan)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimir Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov (Russia)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (United States)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Hassan Yazdanicharati (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: Top five nations, based upon medals won, in order - Russia, Iran, Japan, Azerbaijan, USA

SINA ETAMADI
Wrestling Fan (USA)


Men's Greco-Roman
59kg Ismael Borrero (Cuba)
66kg Artem Surkov (Russia)
71kg Balint Korpasi (Hungary)
75kg Saeid Abdvali (Iran)
80kg Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85kg Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98kg Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130kg Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women's Freestyle
48kg Yui Sasaki (Japan)
53kg Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55kg Haruna Okuno (Japan)
58kg Helen Maroulis (USA)
60kg Risako Kawai (Japan)
63kg Taybe Yusein (Bulgaria)
69kg Sara Dosho (Japan)
75kg Paliha Paliha (China)

Men's Freestyle
57kg Giorgi Edisherashvili (Azerbaijan)
61kg Vladimir Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65kg Alan Gogaev (Russia)
70kg Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74kg Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86kg Hassan Yazdani (Iran)
97kg Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia)
125kg Taha Akgul (Turkey)

ALI FEIZASA
Iranian ISNA News Agency


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Ismail Borerro(Cuba)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov(Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunaev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Tamas Lorincz (Hungary)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – David Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki(Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida(Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Odunayo Adkouroye (Nigeria)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawaki(Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Purevdorj Orkhon (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Yasemin ADAR (Turkey)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Yoko Takahashi (Japan)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez (Cuba)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Alan Gogayev (Russia)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Khetik Tsabolov (Russia)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

DAN FICKEL
Wrestling USA Magazine (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenichiro Fumita (Japan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasal Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Kim Hyeon-Woo (Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Felix Baldauf (Norway)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Odunayo AdeKuoroye (Nigeria)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Purevdorj Orkhon (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Yasemin Adar (Turkey)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Giorgi Edisherashvili (Azerbaijan)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Logan Steiber (USA)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Alan Gogaev (Russia)
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (USA)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Ahgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: Top five nations, based upon medals won - 1. USA, 2. Russia, 3. Japan, 4. Azerbaijan, 5. Turkey

IKUO HIGUCHI
Japan Amateur Wrestling Federation


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenichiro Fumita (Japan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Hyeonwoo Kim (Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Viktor Lorincz (Hungary)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Aliaksandr Hrabovik (Belarus)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Bilyana Zhivkova Dudova (Bulgaria)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Valeria Koblova-Zholobova (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Orkhon Purevdorj (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Paliha (China)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Giorgi Edisherashvili (Azerbaijan)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Logan Stieber (USA)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Alan Gogaev (Russia)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Selim Yasar (Turkey)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

ANDREW HIPPS
Intermat (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenichiro Fumita (Japan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Tarek Abdelslam (Bulgaria)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Valeria Koblova-Zholobova (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Purevdorj Orkhon (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Yasemin Adar (Turkey)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Beka Lomtadze (Georgia)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimir Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Alan Gogaev (Russia)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Hassan Yazdanicharati (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia).
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: Russia, Japan, Iran, Turkey, Georgia

JUSTIN HOCH
JHoch.com (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenichiro Fumita (Japan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Shmagi Bolkvadze (Georgia)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Tarek Abdelslam (Bulgaria)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Viktor Lorincz (Hungary)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Victoria Anthony (USA)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Natalya Sinishin (Azerbaijan)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Purevdorj Orkhon (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Koumba Larroque (France)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Yasemin Adar (Turkey)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Beka Lomtadze (Georgia)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimir Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Zain Retherford (USA)
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (USA)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – J’den Cox (USA)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: USA, Russia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Iran

RICHARD IMMEL
USA Wrestling


Greco-Roman
59 kg – Kenchiro Fumita (Japan)
66 kg – Elmurat Tasmuradov (Uzbekistan)
71 kg – Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg – Hyeon-Woo Kim (Korea)
80 kg – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg – Islam Abbasov (Azerbaijan)
98 kg – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s Freestyle
48 kg – Victoria Anthony (United States)
53 kg – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg – Odunayu Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
58 kg – Helen Maroulis (United States)
60 kg – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg – Orkhon Purevdorj (Mongolia)
69 kg – Koumba Larroque (France)
75 kg – Paliha (China)

Men’s Freestyle
57 kg – Zaur Uguev (Russia)
61 kg – Logan Stieber (United States)
65 kg – Zain Retherford (United States)
70 kg – James Green (United States)
74 kg – Jordan Burroughs (United States)
86 kg – J’den Cox (United States)
97 kg – Kyle Snyder (United States)
125 kg – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

DAN LOBDELL
Flowrestling (USA
)

Greco-Roman World champions
59kg/130 lbs.: Won Chol Yun (North Korea)
66kg/145.5 lbs.: Elmurat Tasmuradov (Uzbekistan)
71kg/156 lbs.: Frank Staebler (Germany)
75kg/165 lbs.: Hyeonwoo Kim (Korea)
80kg/176 lbs.: Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85kg/187 lbs. Islam Abbasov (Azerbaijan)
98kg/215 lbs. - Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130kg/286 lbs. - Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48kg/105.5 lbs. - Yui Susaki (Japan)
53kg/116.5 lbs. - Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55kg/121 lbs. - Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
58kg/128 lbs. - Helen Maroulis (USA)
60kg/132 lbs. - Risako Kawai (Japan)
63kg/138.75 lbs. - Purevdorj Orkon (Mongolia)
69kg/152 lbs. – Koumba Larroque (France)
75kg/165 lbs. - Epp Mae (Estonia)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57kg: Zavur Uguev (Russia)
61kg: Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65kg: - Magomedmurad Gadzhiev (Poland)
70 kg/154 lbs.- James Green (USA)
74 kg/163 lbs. Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. - Hassan Yazdanicharati (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. - Taha Akgul (Turkey)

MARK LUNDY
Lutte-Lens (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Ismael Borrero Molina, Cuba
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov, Russia
71 kg/156 lbs. – Balint Korpasi, Hungary
75 kg/165 lbs. – Roman Vlasov, Russia
80 kg/176 lbs. – Aslan Atem, Turkey
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Viktor Lorincz, Hungary
98 kg/215 lbs. – Yasmany Lugo Cabrera, Cuba
130 kg/286 lbs. – Mijian Lopez Nunez, Cuba

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Eri Tosaka, Japan
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Jong Myung-Suk, North Korea
55 kg/121 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida, Japan
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis, USA
60 kg/132 lbs. – Alli Ragan, USA
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Inna Trazhukova, Russia
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho, Japan
75 kg/165 lbs. – Erica Wiebe, Canada

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Thomas Gilman, USA
61 kg/134 lbs. – Logan Steiber, USA
65 kg/143 lbs. – Soslan Ramonov, Russia
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green, USA
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs, USA
86 kg/189 lbs. – Ali Reza Karimimachiani, Iran
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder, USA
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul, Turkey

Tiebreaker: USA, Russia, Cuba, Japan, Hungary

Taylor Miller
USA Wrestling (USA)

 

Greco-Roman World champions

59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenchiro Fumita (Japan)

66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)

71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)

75 kg/165 lbs. – Hyeonwoo Kim (Korea

80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)

85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)

98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)

130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

 

Women’s freestyle World champions

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Victoria Anthony (USA)

53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)

55 kg/121 lbs. – Odunayu Adekuoroye (Nigeria)

58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)

60 kg/132 lbs. – Alli Ragan (USA)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Taybe Yusein (Bulgaria)

69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)

75 kg/165 lbs. – Justina DiStasio (Canada)

 

Men’s freestyle World champions

57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Giorgi Edisherashvili (Azerbaijan)

61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)

65 kg/143 lbs. – Franklin Gomez (Puerto Rico)

70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (USA)

74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)

86 kg/189 lbs. – J’den Cox (USA)

97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)

125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

 

Tiebreaker: Russia, USA, Japan, Georgia, Azerbaijan

PETR S. PAVLOV

Yakutia sport journalist, Russia

Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenichiro Fumita (Japan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunaev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Kim Hueon Woo (Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mikaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Tatyana Kit (Ukraine)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risaka Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Purevdorj Orkhon (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Yasemin Adar (Turkey)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Yuki Takahashi (Japan)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimir Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Meysam Nasiri (Iran)
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (USA)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Khetag Tsabolov (Russia)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Hassan Yazdani (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snuder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey).

CHRISTIAN PYLES
Flowrestling (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenichiro Fumita, Japan
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov, Russia
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunayev, Azerbaijan
75 kg/165 lbs. – Hyeonwoo Kim, Korea
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov, Russia
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze, Russia
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan, Armenia
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp, Turkey

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. –Yui Sasaki, Japan
53 kg/116.5 lbs. –Sofia Mattson, Sweden
55 kg/121 lbs. – Haruna Okuno, Japan
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis, USA
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai, Japan
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Yulia Tkach, Ukraine
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho, Japan
75 kg/165 lbs. – Justina Distasio, Canada

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Suleyman Atli, Turkey
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimer Khinchegashvili, Georgia
65 kg/143 lbs. – Zain Retherford, USA
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green, USA
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs, USA
86 kg/189 lbs. – Hassan Yazdanicharati, Iran
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder, USA
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul, Turkey

Tiebreaker: Top five nations, based upon medals won - Russia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia

GERARD REMUS
Journalist from Switzerland

Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenijro Fumita (Japan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Mohammadali Garaie (Iran)
75 kg/165 lbs. Kim Hyeonwoo (Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Alexandros Kessidis (Sweden)
85 kg/187.5 lbs.- Viktor Lorincz (Hungary)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Felix Baldauf (Norway)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Erin Tosaka (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
58 kg/128 lbs. Grace Bullen (Norway)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Alli Ragan (USA)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Battsetseg Soronzonbold (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Koumba Larroque (France)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Erica Wiebe (Canada)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Zavur Uguev (Russia)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Moagomedmurad Gadzhiev (Poland)
70 kg/154 lbs. - Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs.- Taha Akgül (Turkey)

ANDY ROSS
49northwrestling (Canada)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Stepan Maryanyan (Russia)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Miguel Martinez Palacio (Cuba)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Hyeonwoo Kim (South Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Balazs Kiss (Hungary)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Oscar Pino Hinds (Cuba)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Sasaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Jessica MacDonald (Canada)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Taybe Yusein (Bulgaria)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Justina DiStasio (Canada)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Yuki Takahashi (Japan)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Franklin Gomez (Puerto Rico)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – J’Den Cox (USA)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: Top five nations, based upon medals won - Russia, Japan, USA, Georgia, Turkey

WILLIE SAYLOR
Flowrestling (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenichiro Fumita, Japan
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artem Surkov, Russia
71 kg/156 lbs. – Frank Staebler, Germany
75 kg/165 lbs. – Hyeon-woo Kim, Korea
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov, Russia
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Victor Lorincz, Hungary
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan, Armenia
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp, Turkey

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki, Japan
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida, Japan
55 kg/121 lbs. – Sae Nanjo, Japan
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis, USA
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai, Japan
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Orkhon Purevdorj, Mongolia
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho, Japan
75 kg/165 lbs. – Paliha, China

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Bekhbayar Erdenebat, Mongolia
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimer Khinchegashvili, Georgia
65 kg/143 lbs. – Zain Retherford, USA
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green, USA
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs, USA
86 kg/189 lbs. – J'Den Cox, USA
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder, USA
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul, Turkey

Tiebreaker: Russia, Japan, United States, Iran, Turkey

EARL B. SMITH
Sudden History Podcast/C1CW website (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. –Taleh Mammadov (Azerbaijan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. –Artem Surkov (Russia)
71 kg/156 lbs. –.Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Saeid Abdvali (Iran)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs.– Viktor Lorincz (Hungary)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. –Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. –Bilyana Dudova (Bulgaria)
58 kg/128 lbs. –Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. –Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. –Yulia Tkach (Ukraine)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. –Justina Distasio (Canada)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. –Zaur Uguev (Russia)
61 kg/134 lbs. –Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Zain Retherford (USA)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Hassan Yazdani (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: 1) Russia; 2) USA; 3) Japan; 4) Azerbaijan; 5) Georgia

ALEX STEEN
TheOpenMat (USA)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Stig-Andre Berge (Norway)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Hansu Ryu (Korea)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Hyeonwoo Kim (Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Odunayo Adekuoroye (Nigeria)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Orkhon Purevdorj (Mongolia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Paliha (China)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Vladimir Dubov (Bulgaria)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Alan Gogaev (Russia)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. – J'den Cox (USA)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)

Tiebreaker: Top five nations, based upon medals won - Russia, USA, Japan, Azerbaijan, Turkey

PER-KRISTIAN STOVRING
Mattekanten (NOR)


Greco-Roman World champions
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kenchiro Fumita (Japan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. –Ryu Han-Soo, (Korea)
71 kg/156 lbs. – Balint Korpasi (Hungary)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Kim Hyeonwoo (Korea)
80 kg/176 lbs. – Roman Vlasov (Russia)
85 kg/187.5 lbs. – Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)

Women’s freestyle World champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yui Susaki (Japan)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Natalya Sinishin (Azerbaijan)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Risako Kawai (Japan)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Valeriia Lazinskaia (Russia)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Sara Dosho (Japan)
75 kg/165 lbs. –Yasemin Adar (Turkey)

Men’s freestyle World champions
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Reza Atrinagharchi (Iran)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Logan Stieber (USA)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Zurabi Iakobishvili (Georgia)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Frank Chamizo (Italy)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg/189 lbs. –Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Elizbar Odikadze (Georgia)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Taha Akgul (Turkey)