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Titan Mercury WC draws Azerbaijan, Syria and Iran in Pool B at Freestyle World Clubs Cup in Iran

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Nov. 26, 2014, 4:07 p.m. (ET)

The Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, a top club from the United States, has received its pool draw for the Freestyle World Clubs Cup, a new event being held in Jouybar, Iran, November 27-28.

The Titan Mercury WC has drawn into Pool B, which will feature club teams from Syria, Azerbaijan and from the Iranian province of Mazandaran.

A total of 15 teams are entered in the tournament, split into four pools. The qualification rounds in the pools will be held on Thursday, November 27.

The first-place teams in each pool will compete against each other, and the second place teams in the pool will compete against each other in action on Friday, November 28 in the morning. There will be placement dual meets to determine the top 10 teams in the tournament on Friday night.

The U.S. team will feature two-time World Team member Reece Humphrey (Columbus, Ohio/New York AC) at 65 kg/143 lbs. and 2014 U.S. World Team member Tony Ramos (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC) at 57 kg/125.5 lbs.

2014 University World champion Tyrell Fortune (Tempe, Ariz./Titan Mercury WC) will compete at 125 kg/275 lbs. Past Junior World bronze medalist and NCAA champion Andrew Howe (Norman, Okla./New York AC) will compete at 74 kg/163 lbs.

There is expected to be a live webstream from the competition at:

At Joybar, Iran, November 27

Pool A teams

Iran – City of Jouybar
Iran – Province of Khorasan

Pool B teams
Iran – Province of Mazandaran
USA – Titan Mercury WC

Pool C teams
Iran – City of Karaj

Pool D teams

Titan Mercury WC team roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Tony Ramos, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC)
61 kg/134 lbs. - Joe Colon, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC)
65 kg/143 lbs. - Reece Humphrey, Columbus, Ohio (New York AC)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Adam Hall, New York, N.Y. (Titan Mercury WC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Andrew Howe, Norman, Okla. (New York AC)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Deron Winn, Ames, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Wynn Michalak, Champaign, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Tyrell Fortune, Tempe, Ariz. (Titan Mercury WC)
Team Leader – Wayne Boyd, Palm Springs, Calif.
Coach – Royce Alger, Des Moines, Iowa
Assistant Coach - Braden Barty, Los Angeles, Calif.
Interpreter - Mo Tavakolian, Roslyn Heights, N.Y.
Trainer - Bobby Reisz, Omaha, Neb.