Coon ranked No. 2, Hancock ranked No. 3 and seven other Americans earn spots in United World Wrestling's Greco-Roman rankings

By Mike Willis | May 13, 2019, 11:54 a.m. (ET)

No. 2 at 130 kg, Adam Coon is the highest ranked American in UWW's Greco-Roman rankings.

The United States currently has nine Greco-Roman wrestlers ranked in the top-20 in United World Wrestling's May weight class rankings. Leading the way are No 2. At 130 kg, Adam Coon, No. 3 at 97 kg, G’Angelo Hancock and No. 5 at 77 kg, Kamal Bey.

Coon is the returning World silver medalist.

Pan American Champions Max Nowry, RaVaughn Perkins, and Cheney Haight are ranked No. 12 at 55 kg, No. 12 at 72 kg and No. 14 at 82 kg respectively.

The other ranked wrestlers include No. 14 at 67 kg, Ellis Coleman, No. 15 at 63 kg, Travis Rice and No. 17 at 63 kg, Ryan Mango.

United World Wrestling bases their rankings off a points system. Besides the Continental Championships, the current Greco-Roman points are based off placements at last year’s World Championships, the Zagreb Open and the Hungarian Grand Prix. The top-four wrestlers in the rankings will receive seeds at the World Championships.

There are two remaining ranking series tournaments before the 2019 World Championships, the Sassari City Matteo Pellicone Memorial in Italy, May 23-25, and the Oleg Karavaev in Belarus, July 26-28.

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Ranked Americans
No. 2 at 130 kg- Adam Coon (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids)
No. 3 at 97 kg- G'Angelo Hancock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids)
No. 5 at 77 kg- Kamal Bey (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids)
No. 12 at 55 kg- Max Nowry (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP/Illinois RTC)
No. 12 at 72 kg- Ravaughn Perkins (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC)
No. 14 at 67 kg- Ellis Coleman (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP/ Illinois RTC)
No. 14 at 82 kg- Cheney Haight (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC)
No. 15 at 63 kg- Travis Rice (Champaign, Ill./ New York AC/Illinois RTC)
No. 17 at 63 kg- Ryan Mango (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP/California RTC)