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U.S. Greco-Roman team to enter the respected Hungary Grand Prix, March 24-27

By Kala Ibarra, USA Wrestling | March 20, 2017, 1:39 p.m. (ET)

Action shot of Joe Rau. 

 

The United States will be entering a team of eight Greco-Roman wrestlers in the respected Hungary Grand Prix in Szombathely, Hungary, March 24-27.

 

Prior to the tournament, the U.S. delegation is participating in a training camp in Hungary, March 13-24.

 

Leading the team is 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials champion Joe Rau (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) at 98 kg/215.5 lbs. Rau is also the 2016 U.S. Open Champion, and a 2014 World Team member.

 

Competing at 80 kg/176 lbs. is 2016 Pan American Champion and 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up Geordan Speiller (Oviedo, Fla./Florida Jets). Speiller is also 2016 University Nationals champion and most recently the 2017 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion.

 

Wrestling at 98 kg/215.5 lbs. is 2017 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion Malcom Allen (Mankato, Minn./Minnesota Storm), who also took third at the 2016 U.S. Open. Also, competing at 98 kg/215.5 lbs. is 2017 Armed Forces Championships runner-up Daniel Miller.

 

Barrett Stanghill (Philipsburg, Mont./Minnesota Storm) will be competing at 75 kg/165 lbs. Stanghill took third at the 2016 U.S. Open.

 

Wrestling at 80 kg/176 lbs. is 2017 Armed Forces Championships runner-up John Stefanowicz(Hubert, N.C./U.S. Marines).

 

Joining the team for the training camp but will not be competing the tournament is G’Angelo Hancock (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC/USOTC) and Kamel Bey (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids). Hancock is 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2016 Junior World Bronze medalist. Bey is a 2016 Junior World Team member and 2017 U.S. Open Champion.

 

HUNGARY GRAND PRIX

At Szombathely, Hungary, March 24-27

U.S. Greco-Roman Roster

66 kg/145 lbs.- Raymond Bunker, Villa Park, Ill. (U.S. Marines)

66 kg/145 lbs.- Rodolfo Guillen, Duluth, Ga. (Unattached)

75 kg/165 lbs.-Barrett Stanghill, Philipsburg, Mont. (Minnesota Storm)

80 kg/176 lbs. - Geordan Speiller, Oviedo, Fla. (Florida Jets)

80 kg/176 lbs.-John Stefanowicz, Hubert, N.C. (U.S. Marines)

98 kg/215.5 lbs.- Joe Rau, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)

98 kg/215.5 lbs.- Daniel Miller, Berlin, Md. (U.S. Marines)

130 kg/286 lbs.- Malcolm Allen, Mankato, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)

Coach- Mohamed Abdelfatah, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Official- Drew Hayes, Tempe, Ariz.

 

Additional Wrestlers for Camp

75 kg- Kamal Bey, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)

98 kg- Tracy Hancock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC/USOTC)

 

2017 Hungary Open Schedule

Saturday, March 25

Greco-Roman (66 kg, 75 kg, 85 kg, 130 kg)

Friday, March 26

Greco-Roman (59 kg, 71 kg, 80 kg, 98 kg)