Winter Tour lineups for Greco Roman

By Heather Van | Dec. 26, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
USA Wrestling has announced tentative lineups for the 2001 Winter Tours Greco-Roman. Three U.S. Greco-Roman teams will be competing overseas this year, with tours to Cuba and in Europe in February and March. The first team will go to the Granma Cup, which will be held Feb. 20-21 in St. Spiritus, Cuba. Three Team USA members lead the group going to Cuba: 2000 Olympian Kevin Bracken (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) will compete at 138.75 pounds, while No. 3-ranked Darnell Lollis (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) will wrestle at 127.75 pounds. Chris Saba (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) will compete at 152 pounds. Saba is No. 2 on the National Team. Bracken placed sixth in the Sydney Olympics. Competition in the Sweden Cup in Malmo, Sweden, Feb. 23-25 will also feature a 2000 Olympic team member in Quincey Clark (New Brighton, Minn./Minnesota Storm) at 187.25 pounds. U.S. National Team members Marcel Cooper (Triangle, Va./U.S. Marine Corps) and Keith Sieracki (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) will also be competing. Cooper will wrestle at 152 pounds and Sieracki will wrestle at 167.5 pounds. Six members of the 2000 Greco-Roman Olympic team will compete in a pair of tournaments in March, including heavyweight gold medalist Rulon Gardner (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) and 167.5 pound-silver medalist Matt Lindland (Milwaukee, Ore./Sunkist Kids). The Hungary Grand Prix will be held in Gyor, Hungary, March 3-4, and the Acropolis Tournament will be held in Athens, Greece, March 10-11. Olympians Bracken and Clark, plus Jim Gruenwald (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) and Heath Sims (Huntington Beach, Calif./Dave Schultz WC) will compete. U.S. National Team members T.C. Dantzler (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) and Ethan Bosch (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) will also wrestle. Gruenwald is at 127.75 pounds, Sims at 152 pounds, Dantzler at 167.5 pounds and Bosch at 187.25 pounds. Gruenwald placed sixth at the 2000 Olympics. U.S. Greco-Roman Winter Tour lineups Granma Cup, St. Spiritus, Cuba, Feb. 20-21 119 lbs./54 kg - Jeff Cervone, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force) 127.75 lbs./58 kg - Darnell Lollis, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 138.75 lbs./63 kg - Kevin Bracken, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 152 lbs./69 kg - Chris Saba, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 167.5 lbs./76 kg - Jacob Clark, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) 187.25 lbs./85 kg - Kenny Owens, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) 213.75 lbs./97 kg - Jason Loukides, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) 286 lbs./130 kg - Corey Farkas, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force) Sweden Cup, Malmo, Sweden, Feb. 23-25 119 lbs./54 kg - Lindsey Durlacher, Champaign, Ill. (Illinois) 127.75 lbs./63 kg - Joe Warren, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Michigan WC), James Shillow, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) 138.75 lbs./69 kg - Marcel Cooper, Triangle, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps) 152 lbs./76 kg - Keith Sieracki, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) 167.5 lbs./85 kg - Quincey Clark, New Brighton, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) 187.25 lbs./97 kg - Josh Hall, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 286 lbs./130 kg - Dremiel Byers, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) Hungary Grand Prix, Gyor, Hungary, March 3-4 and Acropolis Tournament, Athens, Greece, March 10-11 119 lbs./54 kg - Shawn Sheldon, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 127.75 lbs./58 kg - Jim Gruenwald, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) 138.75 lbs./63 kg - Kevin Bracken, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 152 lbs./69 kg - Heath Sims, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC) 167.5 lbs./76 kg - T.C. Dantzler, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 187.25 lbs./85 kg - Matt Lindland, Milwaukee, Ore. (Sunkist Kids), Quincey Clark, New Brighton, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), Ethan Bosch, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 286 lbs./130 kg - Rulon Gardner, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)