Five U.S. wrestlers ranked top 20 in the UWW August Greco-Roman Ranking Series

By Koral Sugiyama, USA Wrestling | Aug. 02, 2018, 4:42 p.m. (ET)

Photo: Ryan Mango shown at the 2018 U.S. Open holds the No. 13 spot at 63 kg by Larry Slater. 

United World Wrestling announced its August 2018 Ranking Series Greco-Roman standings. Five U.S. wrestlers ranked in the top 20 of their weight class.

The American wrestlers who appear in the standings include National Team members Robbie Smith (No. 12 at 130 kg), Ryan Mango (No. 13 at 63 kg), Max Nowry (No. 16 at 55 kg), Ravaughn Perkins (No. 18 at 72 kg) and Ben Provisor (No. 18 at 87 kg).

United World Wrestling initiated an objective ranking system at the beginning of the 2018 season. The points acquired at continental championships and select rankings series determine the top four seeded athletes at the 2018 World Championships in October held in Budapest.

Domestic results go uncounted towards the UWW ranking standings. All five of the U.S. athletes in the UWW August ranking series placed second at the 2018 Greco-Roman World Team Trials in Tulsa, Okla., this past June.

Three countries produced two wrestlers in the No. 1 spot. Turkey holds 55 kg. with Ekrem Ozturk and 130 kg. with Riza Kaylaalp. Kyrgyzstan controls both 60 kg. and 63 kg. with Kanybek Zholchubekov and Urmatbek Amatov. Hungary kept two in the No. 1 spot at 72 kg. with Balint Korpasi and 97 kg. with Balazs Kiss.

Four other countries lead the remaining weight classes: Kazakhstan’s Almat Kebispayev at 67 kg, Belarus’s Kazbek Kilov at 77 kg, Bulgaria’s Daniel Aleksandrov at 82 kg. and Azerbaijan’s Islam Abbasov at 87 kgs.

View all the rankings on United World Wrestling's homepage at:
www.unitedworldwrestling.org

August UWW Greco-Roman Ranking Series (Top 5)

55kg
1. Ekrem OZTURK (TUR) // 43 Points
2. Khorlan ZHAKANSHA (KAZ) // 39 Points
3. Shota TANOKURA (JPN) // 33 Points
4. Abdelkarim FERGAT (ALG) // 27 Points
5. Reza Kheirollah KHEDRI (IRI) // 24 Points
U.S. Wrestler:
16. Max NOWRY (USA) // 15 Points

60kg
1. Kanybek ZHOLCHUBEKOV (KGZ) // 50 Points
2. Luis Alberto ORTA SANCHEZ (CUB) // 35 Points
3. Aidos SULTANGALI (KAZ) // 29 Points
4. Sergey EMELIN (RUS) // 27 Points
5. Murad MAMMADOV (AZE) // 25 Points

63kg

1. Urmatbek AMATOV (KGZ) // 41 Points
2. Hassan Hassan Ahmed MOHAMED (EGY) // 29 Points
3. Kaly SULAIMANOV (KGZ) // 28 Points
4. Mihai Radu MIHUT (ROU) // 28 Points
5. Stig-Andre BERGE (NOR) // 26 Points
U.S. Wrestler:
13. Ryan MANGO (USA) // 17 Points

67kg
1. Almat KEBISPAYEV (KAZ) // 52 Points
2. Ismael BORRERO MOLINA (CUB) // 47 Points
3. Tsuchika SHIMOYAMADA (JPN) // 36 Points
4. Murat FIRAT (TUR) // 32 Points
5. Artem SURKOV (RUS) // 32 Points

72kg
1. Balint KORPASI (HUN) // 57 Points
2. Demeu ZHADRAYEV (KAZ) // 49 Points
3. Adam KURAK (RUS) // 33 Points
4. Rasul CHUNAYEV (AZE) // 31 Points
5. Murat DAG (TUR) // 30 Points
U.S. Wrestler:
18. Ravaughn PERKINS (USA) // 17 Points

77kg
1. Kazbek KILOV (BLR) // 39 Points
2. Mohammadali Abdolhamid GERAEI (IRI) // 38 Points
3. Ariel FIS BATISTA (CUB) // 34 Points
4. Roman VLASOV (RUS) // 34 Points
5. Viktor NEMES (SRB) // 32 Points

82kg
1. Daniel ALEKSANDROV (BUL) // 51 Points
2. Atabek AZISBEKOV (KGZ) // 41 Points
3. Viktar SASUNOUSKI (BLR) // 40 Points
4. Emrah KUS (TUR) // 32 Points
5. Laszlo SZABO (HUN) // 31 Points

87kg
1. Islam ABBASOV (AZE) // 45 Points
2. Khussein MUTSOLGOV (KAZ) // 37 Points
3. Masato SUMI (JPN) // 36 Points
4. Roberti KOBLIASHVILI (GEO) // 33 Points
5. Bekkhan OZDOEV (RUS) // 31 Points
U.S. Wrestler:
18. Benjamin PROVISOR (USA) // 19 Points

97kg

1. Balazs KISS (HUN) // 44 Points
2. Orkhan NURIYEV (AZE) // 42 Points
3. Cenk ILDEM (TUR) // 38 Points
4. Luillys Jose PEREZ MORA (VEN) // 34 Points
5. Artur ALEKSANYAN (ARM) // 33 Points

130kg
1. Riza KAYAALP (TUR) // 45 Points
2. Balint LAM (HUN) // 42 Points
3. Alin ALEXUC CIURARIU (ROU) // 40 Points
4. Oscar PINO HINDS (CUB) // 36 Points
5. Behnam Aliakbar MEHDIZADEH ARPATAPEH (IRI) // 34 Points
U.S. Wrestler:
12. Robert SMITH (USA) // 21 Points