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Greco United slated to host eight-man 67 kg bracket at Saturday's Capitol Cup

By Greco United | Feb. 25, 2021, 12:11 p.m. (ET)

STERLING, Va.- Greco United is proud to present the inaugural Capitol Cup, streaming live on Rokfin, this Saturday, February 27 at 10 a.m. EST. Greco United has partnered with Hammer Gear, Diver Style Wrestling, the New York Athletic Club and Top of the Podium to put on an exciting card with top athletes from all age-levels and styles. The Capitol Cup will feature elite men's and women's Senior-level wrestlers, along with top Cadet, Junior and university-level athletes.

The main event consists of an eight-man Greco-Roman challenge bracket at 67kg. The champion will bring home a $1000 cash prize. Below, check out the competing wrestlers:

Lenny Merkin
• 2019 U23 World Team member
• 2018 Junior Pan Am champion
• 2020 Senior Nationals 3rd
• 2019 U.S. Open 4th
• 2019 Senior Nationals 8th

Nolan Baker
• 2018 U23 World Team member
• 2020 Senior Nationals 5th
• 2019 Senior Nationals 4th
• 2019 Bill Farrell Memorial 3rd

Jessy Williams
• 2018 U.S. Open runner-up
• 2018 Bill Farrell Memorial runner-up
• 2020 Senior Nationals 6th
• 2019 U.S. Open 7th
• 2017 U.S. Open 6th
• 2016 Senior Nationals 4th

Morgan Flaharty

• 2019 U.S. Open 6th
• 2018 Sassari International runner-up
• 2019 Arvo Haavisto Cup 5th

Anthony Abidin

• 2020 Senior Nationals 4th
• Two-time NCAA qualifier for Nebraska (2015, 2016)
• 2012 NJCAA champion for Nassau Community College

Corbin Nirschl
• 2020 U23 Nationals 3rd
• 2014 Fargo Junior runner-up

Logan Savvy
• 2019 Last Chance World Team Trials runner-up
• Greco United co-founder

Nezzar Dimes

Additionally, the co-main event will be a women’s Greco-Roman exhibition match wrestled at the 62 kg between Xochitl Mota-Pettis and Koral Sugiyama. This matchup will create an exciting new style for our women athletes and highlight their incredible skills. Mota-Pettis is a 2020 Senior Nationals runner-up and a 2020 U23 Nationals champion. Sugiyama is a 2014 Cadet World Team member and a multiple-time Senior Nationals place winner.

The undercard consists of select freestyle and Greco matches ranging from Cadet through Senior-level athletes. The matchups include some of the top age-level athletes in the eastern region and nation.

112 lbs: Rianne Murphy vs. Ava Purifoy (FS)
127 lbs: Madison Wellen vs. Arianna Carrasquillo (FS)
127 lbs: Carina Giangeruso vs. Jo Ellen Hutto (FS)
144 lbs: Veronica Whitacre vs. Seda Tsarni (FS)
144 lbs: Angie Dawson vs. Kaylee Anderson (FS)
143 lbs: Piper Staniford vs. Eva Keefauver (FS)
140 lbs: Jake Dailey vs. Luke Roberts (GR)
76 kg: Brenton Dotter vs. Maurice Flemming (FS)
65kg Jacob Bonds vs. Morgan Robinson (FS)

The Capitol Cup will be available to stream through Rokfin. Limited in-person tickets will be available for purchase at https://topofthepodium.regfox.com/greco-united-capitol-cup.

About Greco United
Greco United, founded by Logan Savvy and Nick Africano, is a Greco oriented foundation with a mission to grow the sport of Greco-Roman wrestling and unite all three styles of wrestling through education and experience.

Greco United focuses on creating growth and opportunities for anyone to pursue excellence and give wrestlers the tools to forge their future and on and off the mat. To stay up to date with Greco United, follow them on Instagram and Twitter.