By Paul D. Bowker | Aug. 17, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Jesse Thielke (R) celebrates a win at the Olympic Team Wrestling Trials on April 9, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa.


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Olympians Jesse Thielke, Sam Hazewinkel and Ellis Coleman are among 15 U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers competing this week at the Grand Prix of Germany. Competition is Saturday and Sunday in Dortmund, Germany.

All 10 members of the U.S. Greco-Roman World Team are competing, including three-time world team member Patrick Martinez and two-time world team member G’Angelo Hancock.

Thielke, a 2016 Olympian who won a bronze medal at the 2012 junior world championships, is competing in the 63 kg. weight class. Hazewinkel, the head wrestling coach at Oklahoma City University and a 2012 Olympian in men’s freestyle, is wrestling at 55 kg. Coleman, a 2012 Olympian and three-time world team member, is competing at 67 kg.

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Martinez is competing at 87 kg. and Hancock is in the 97 kg. weight class.

Other world team members in the competition are Kamal Bey, 77 kg.; Dalton Roberts, 60 kg.; Jon Jay Chavez, 72 kg.; Geordan Speiller, 82 kg. and Adam Coon, 130 kg.

The finals in all weight classes are Sunday.

The U.S. world team will remain in Germany for an international training camp following the competition.

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