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Coleman, Hancock, Rau receive draw for day two of Greco-Roman at World Championships

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Sept. 14, 2019, 5:13 a.m. (ET)

Ellis Coleman of the USA competing at the 2018 Senior Worlds.

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Three more U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers have received their draws for the World Wrestling Championships, and will start their competition on Sunday.

2012 Olympian Ellis Coleman (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) will open his competition at 67 kg/147.5 lbs. against 2018 World bronze medalist Meirzhan Shermakhanbe of Kazakhstan. This is Coleman’s fourth Senior World Championships appearance.

Competing in his third straight Senior World Championships at 97 kg/213.75 lbs. will be G’Angelo Hancock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids). His opening match will be against Nikolai Krysov of Ukraine, who was seventh in 2019 European Championships.

Based upon a successful 2019 season, Hancock received the No. 3 seed at 97 kg/213.75 lbs.

In his second Senior World appearance Joe Rau (Chicago, Ill./Titan Mercury WC/Chicago RTC) will compete at 87 kg/191.5 lbs. and open against 2019 Asian Championships silver medalist Kumar Sunil of India.

Competition begins on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. local time, with action through the quarterfinals in these three weight classes. The semifinals at these weights begin at 6:00 p.m. local time. Nur-Sultan is 10 hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

U.S. Greco-Roman draw for Sunday

67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Ellis Coleman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
Vs. Meirzhan Shermakhanbe (Kazakhstan), 2018 World bronze medalist, 2nd in 2019 Asian Championships,

87 kg/191.5 lbs. - Joe Rau, Chicago, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC/Chicago RTC)
Vs. Kumar Sunil (India), 2nd in 2019 Asian Championships, 9th in 2017 Junior Worlds; 3rd in 2018 and 2019 Asian Juniors

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - G’Angelo Hancock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
Vs. Nikolai Krysov (Ukraine), 2019 Ukrainian International champion, 7th in 2019 European Championships