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Perrelli, Asper and Manu to compete in Henri Deglane Challenge in Nice, France, Nov. 25-26

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Nov. 21, 2016, 4:02 p.m. (ET)

 Frank Perrelli at the 2015 U.S. Open
Photo: Tony Rotundo,
The United States is sending three talented men’s freestyle wrestlers to Nice, France, this weekend to compete at the Henri Deglane Challenge on Nov. 25-26.

Frank Perrelli (Charlottesville, Va./Titan Mercury WC), will represent the U.S. at 57 kg. Perrelli recently finished fourth at the Bill Farrell International tournament, held in New York City earlier this month. He also earned a fourth-place finish at the Dave Schultz Memorial tournament in January.

At 86 kg, Josh Asper (Annapolis, Md./NYAC/Navy-Marine Corps Mat Club)will suit up in Red, White and Blue. In 2015, Asper took home a bronze medal from the S.A. Lavrikov Greco-Roman Championships. On the freestyle scene, he has placed second at Northeast Regionals in 2015 and won the 2012 ASICS University Nationals.

Josh Manu (North Providence, R.I./Navy-Marine Corps Mat Club) rounds out the Team USA roster, competing at 97 kg. Manu also recently competed at the Bill Farrell International, where he garnered fourth place. In 2014, Manu finished second at the Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup.

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U.S. Freestyle roster

57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Frank Perelli, Charlottesville, Va. (TMWC)
86 kg/189 lbs. - Josh Asper, Annapolis, Md. (NYAC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Josh Manu, North Providence, R.I. (Navy-Marine Corps Mat Club)
Coach: Mike Letts, Newport, R.I.
Referee: Al Williams, Riverdale, Ill.
Referee: Michael Jordan, Newark, Del.

Friday, Nov. 25
Men’s freestyle: 65 kg, 86 kg, 125 kg
Women’s freestyle: 53 kg, 63 kg, 75 kg

Saturday, Nov. 26
Men’s freestyle: 57 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg
Women’s freestyle: 48 kg, 58 kg, 69 kg