Photo: Ashton Sharp at the 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals. Photo by Richard Immel.
ATHENS, Greece – The final five U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers received their draws for the 2017 Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece.
All five Americans will be competing in their first World Championships.
At the lightest weight, 42 kg/92 lbs., three-time Fargo All-American Kase Mauger will open his tournament against 2017 Cadet Asian runner-up Yerraasyl Mamyrbekov of Kazakhstan.
Three-time Fargo champion Dylan Ragusin drew Mohammadhossein Abolhassanidarounkola of Iran at 46 kg/101 lbs.
Mason Reiniche, who finished second at this year’s Cadet World Team Trials, was called on to step up and represent the U.S. on the world stage at 69 kg/152 lbs. He battles Ukraine’s Vladyslav Kravchenko to start his 2017 Cadet World Championships.
2016 Cadet Greco national runner-up Jake Hendricks will go head-to-head with Istvan Takacs of Hungary at 76 kg/167 lbs. Tackas won bronze at the 2017 Cadet European Championships and finished seventh at last year’s Cadet World Championships.
At 85 kg/187 lbs., 2017 USA Wrestling Cadet Triple Crown winner Ashton Sharp will face Bagrati Iobidze of Israel in his first match. Iobidze placed 19th at the Cadet European Championships earlier this summer.
With the new two-day format, wrestlers will compete through the semifinals in their first day of competition with repechage and medal matches to be contested the following day.
The preliminary rounds and repechage begin at 10:30 a.m. local time (3:30 a.m. ET), with semifinals beginning at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET).
Fans can find live streams and brackets on Trackwrestling.com.
2017 CADET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Athens, Greece, Sept. 4-10 (9 hours ahead of ET)
Tuesday, Sept. 5
9:30 a.m. – Weigh-in
10:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (Greco 42 kg, 46 kg, 69 kg, 76 kg, 85 kg)
10:30 a.m. – Repechage (Greco 50 kg, 54 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg, 100 kg)
5:30 p.m. – Semifinals (Greco 42 kg, 46 kg, 69 kg, 76 kg, 85 kg)
6 p.m. – Finals (Greco 50 kg, 54 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg, 100 kg)
U.S. Greco-Roman draws
42 kg/92 lbs. – Kase Mauger, Wendell, Idaho (Delchev Trained Academy)
vs. Yerraasyl Mamyrbekov (Kazakhstan), silver in 2017 Cadet Asian Championships
46 kg/101 lbs. – Dylan Ragusin, Elk Grove Village, Ill. (Izzy Style)
vs. Mohammadhossein Abolhassanidarounkola (Iran), no credentials
69 kg/152 lbs. – Mason Reiniche, Hixson, Tenn. (Chattanooga, WC)
vs. Vladyslav Kravchenko (Ukraine), no credentials
76 kg/167 lbs. – Jake Hendricks, New Ringgold, Pa. (X Calibur)
vs. Istvan Takacs (Hungary), bronze in 2017 Cadet European Championships, seventh in 2016 Cadet World Championships
85 kg/187 lbs. – Ashton Sharp, Kansas City, Mo. (Greater Heights WC)
vs. Bagrati Iobidze (Israel), 19th at 2017 Cadet European Championships