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)