Seven Women’s World Team members lead large USA team in all styles at Spanish Grand Prix

By Koral Sugiyama, USA Wrestling | July 11, 2018, 10:25 a.m. (ET)

Photo: Alli Ragan at 2017 World Championships by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers are Warriors 

This week, USA sends a strong team – including seven 2018 Women’s World Team members – to compete at this year’s Senior Grand Prix of Spain, July 14-15 in Madrid, Spain.

The tournament begins on Saturday, July 14, with Greco-Roman first, followed by men’s freestyle later that day. Women’s freestyle competes the next day, Sunday July 15.

The seven World Team members are Sarah Hildebrandt (53 kg), Jacarra Winchester (55 kg), Alli Ragan (59 kg), Mallory Velte (62 kg), Forrest Mollinari (65 kg), Tamayra Mensah-Stock (68 kg)
and Adeline Gray (74).

Gray is a three-time World champion and five-time World medalist. Ragan has won two World silver medals.

Making her first appearance since the 2017 World Team Trials, two-time Olympian and four-time World medalist, Elena Pirozhkova (65 kg) returns to the mat.

Iowa’s NCAA champion and two-time Junior World champion Spencer Lee also puts himself back in to competition at 57 kg in men’s freestyle.

More stars from the men’s freestyle team include Iowa’s past NCAA champion Cory Clark (61 kg) and four-time NCAA All-American Tyler Graff (61 kg).

A team of seven U.S. Marine Corps Greco-Roman wrestlers will compete, led by National Team member Xavier Johnson (63 kg), Peyton Walsh (77 kg) and John Stefanowicz Jr. (82 kg).

2018 GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN
at Madrid, Spain, July 14-15 (6 hours ahead of ET)


Schedule

Friday, July 13
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Qualification rounds through finals (GR 55 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 77 kg, 82 kg, 87 kg, 9 kg, 130 kg)
4:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m. – Qualification rounds through finals (MFS 57 kg, 61 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 92 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg)

Saturday, July 14
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Qualification rounds through finals (WFS 50 kg, 53 kg, 55 kg, 57 kg, 59 kg, 62 kg, 65 kg, 68 kg, 72 kg, 76 kg)

U.S. Greco-Roman Roster
63 kg: German Diaz Maldonado, Camp LeJeune, N.C. (Puerto Rico/USMC)
63 kg: Xavier Johnson, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (USMC)
67 kg: Raymond Bunker, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (USMC)
67 kg: Jamel Johnson, Camp Lejeune, N.C.(USMC)
77 kg: Peyton Walsh, Glen Allen, Va. (USMC)
77 kg: JayShon Wilson, Hubert, N.C. (USMC)
82 kg: John Stefanowicz Jr., Camp Lejeune, N.C.(USMC)

Coach Jason Loukides, Jacksonville, N.C.

U.S. Men’s Freestyle Roster
57 kg: Spencer Lee, Murrysville, Pa (TMWC)
61 kg: Cory Clark, Iowa City, Iowa (TMWC)
61 kg: Tyler Graff, Blacksburg, Virginia (TMWC)

Coach: Mark Perry, Iowa City, Iowa

U.S. Women’s Freestyle Roster
50 kg: Erin Golston, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC)
50 kg: Charlotte Fowler, Katy, Texas (Campbellsville Univ.)
53 kg: Sarah Hildebrandt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC)
53 kg: Haley Augello, Chapel Hill, N.C., (NYAC)
53 kg: Cody Pfau, Brush, Colo. (TMWC)
55 kg: Jacarra Winchester, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TMWC)
55 kg: Dominique Parrish, Scotts Valley, Calif. (Sunkist Kids)
57kg: Michaela Beck, New York, N.Y. (NYAC)
55 kg: Gracie Figueroa, Fowler, Calif. (TMWC)
57 kg: Alexandra Hedrick, Fair Oaks, Calif. (TMWC)
59 kg: Alli Ragan, Iowa City, Iowa (TMWC)
59 kg: Megan Black, Batavia, Iowa (TMWC)
59 kg: Bri Csontos, Amissville, Va. (TMWC)
62 kg: Mallory Velte, Sacramento, Calif. (TMWC)
62 kg: Kayla Miracle, Campbellsville, Ky. (Sunkist Kids)
65 kg: Elena Pirozhkova, New York, N.Y. (TMWC)
65 kg: Forrest Molinari, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TMWC
68 kg: Tamyra Mensah-Stock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (TMWC)
68 kg: Alexandria Glaude,West Sacramento, Calif. (TMWC)
76 kg: Adeline Gray, Kingston, Pa. (NYAC)

U.S. Women’s Freestyle National Head Coach: Terry Steiner, Colorado Springs, Colo.
U.S. Women’s Freestyle National Assistant Coach: Clarissa Chun, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Brent Barnes, Lake Stevens, Wash.
Coach: Valentin Kalika, New York City, N.Y.
Coach: Cleo Lane, Fresno, Calif.

Support Staff
Referee: Drew Hayes, Tempe, Ariz.
Medical: Jodi Loecke, Windsor, Colo.
Chiropractor: Rosie Main, Meridian, Idaho