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U.S Senior men and women freestylers to compete at Canada Cup on Saturday, July 8

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 06, 2017, 5:16 p.m. (ET)

Enock Francois of the United States in action. Photo by Justin Hoch.

A contingent of U.S. Senior-level wrestlers, in both men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle, will compete at the 2017 Canada Cup, which will be held at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, July 8.

This annual international men and women’s freestyle event will include many top athletes from Canada and the United States, and often includes other international teams.

A large group of athletes from the Eastern United States, led by the New York Athletic Club and the Lehigh Valley Wrestling Club, will compete in the Canada Cup. Jeff Buxton, who coaches with both the NYAC and LVAC programs, will coach many of the wrestlers. A group of wrestlers from the RTC at the University of Buffalo, led by John Stutzman, will also be in the men’s division.

Top athletes including Darrius Little, Mario Mason, Nestor Taffur, Enock Francois and Austin Schafer are among those expected to enter. In addition, New York City native and University of Buffalo wrestler Nate Rose, who competed for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2015 World Championships, is also among those expected to compete.

There will also be some U.S. women’s freestyle wrestlers, with three current or past Women’s National Team members among those who may attend: Francesca Giorgio, Randi Beltz and Julia Salata.

Other U.S. wrestlers, representing a variety of club programs, may also participate, as this is an Open tournament.

Live results will be posted on TrackWrestling, and will provide a story on the U.S. athlete performances.

At Guelph, Ontario, Canada, July 8

Men’s Freestyle
57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Dave White (NYAC/BWC)
61 kg/134 lbs. - Darrius Little (NYAC/LVWC)
61 kg/134 lbs. - Bryan Lantry (NYAC/BWC)
70 kg/154 lbs. - Jimmy Devine (NYAC/BWC)
70 kg/154 lbs. - Mario Mason (NYAC/Lehigh Valley WC)
70 kg/154 lbs. - Santiago Martinez (NYAC/LVWC)
70 kg/154 lbs. - Nestor Taffur (NYC RTC/Lehigh Valley WC
74 kg/163 lbs. - Muhamad McBryde (NYAC/BWC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Nate Rose (NYAC/BWC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Enock Francois (NYAC/Finger Lakes WC)
97 kg/213 lbs. - Austin Schafer (NYAC/Finger Lakes WC)

Women’s freestyle
60 kg/132 lbs. – Francesca Giorgio (Simon Fraser)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Randi Beltz (Titan Mercury)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Julia Salata (NYAC)

Note: Other U.S. athletes may enter.

Event Schedule

Saturday, July 8
9:30 a.m. – noon – Senior Session I
1:00 p.m. – conclusion – Senior Session II, including finals