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Olympic champs Maroulis and Snyder to lead U.S. delegation at Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix

By Taylor Miller-Gregorio, USA Wrestling | Jan. 18, 2022, 4:48 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – 16 Americans will travel to Krasnoyarsk, Russia, to compete at the 2022 Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix, one of the toughest tournaments in the world. The U.S. delegation is made up of 12 men’s freestylers and four women’s freestyle athletes. Competition is set for Jan. 27-30.

Highlighting the U.S. roster are Olympic champions Helen Maroulis (WFS 57 kg) and Kyle Snyder (MFS 97 kg), who both won their Olympic golds in 2016. Last summer, Maroulis became the first woman from the U.S. to win two Olympic wrestling medals, adding a bronze in Tokyo. Snyder extended his legacy with a silver-medal performance at the 2020 Olympics. Both Maroulis and Snyder also competed at the 2021 World Championships months later with Maroulis earning her third World gold, while Snyder collected a silver medal.

Past World medalists James Green (MFS 70 kg) and Forrest Molinari (WFS 65 kg) are expected to compete as well. Green holds two World medals, including a silver from 2017 and a bronze from 2015. Molinari earned her first World medal in Oslo, a bronze.

There are several age-group World medalists in the mix for the U.S., including Cadet World champion and Junior & U23 silver medalist Macey Kilty (WFS 62 kg), 2017 U23 World bronze medalist Joey McKenna (MFS 65 kg), 2013 Junior World silver medalist Alex Dieringer (MFS 79 kg), 2017 Junior World silver medalist Zahid Valencia (MFS 86 kg) and 2017 U23 World bronze medalist Ty Walz (MFS 125 kg).

Others representing the Red, White and Blue in Russia are Emma Bruntil (WFS 65 kg), Alec Pantaleo (MFS 70 kg), Jason Nolf (MFS 74 kg) and Josh Shields (MFS 74 kg) 

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2022 IVAN YARIGUIN GRAND PRIX
Jan. 27-30, 2022 | Krasnoyarsk, Russia

U.S. men’s freestyle roster
65 kg: Joey McKenna (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
70 kg: James Green (Southeast RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
70 kg: Alec Pantaleo (Michigan RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
74 kg: Jason Nolf (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
74 kg: Josh Shields (Sunkist Kids WC)
79 kg: Alex Dieringer (Michigan RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
86 kg: Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids WC)
97 kg: Kyle Snyder (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
125 kg: Ty Walz (Southeast RTC/Titan Mercury WC)

U.S. women’s freestyle roster
57 kg: Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids WC)
62 kg: Macey Kilty (TarHeel WC/Sunkist Kids)
65 kg: Forrest Molinari (Sunkist Kids)
65 kg: Emma Bruntil (Titan Mercury WC)

Schedule (12 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time)
Thursday, Jan. 27
11 a.m. – Qualification rounds (MFS 57, 61, 70 kg, WFS 50, 55, 59, 65 kg)
5 p.m. – Semifinals (MFS 57, 61, 70 kg, WFS 50, 55, 59, 65 kg)

Friday, Jan. 28
11 a.m. – Qualification rounds AND semifinals (MFS 65, 79, 125 kg, WFS 53, 57, 62 kg)
11 a.m. – Repechage (MFS 57, 61, 70 kg, WFS 50, 55, 59, 65 kg)
6:15 p.m. – Finals (MFS 57, 61, 70 kg, WFS 50, 55, 59, 65 kg)

Saturday, Jan. 29
11 a.m. – Qualification rounds and semifinals (MFS 74, 86, 92, 97 kg, WFS 68, 72, 76 kg)
11 a.m. – Repechage (MFS 65, 79, 125 kg, WFS 53, 57, 62 kg)
6 p.m. – Finals (MFS 65, 79, 125 kg, WFS 53, 57, 62 kg)

Sunday, Jan. 30
11 a.m. – Repechage (MFS 74, 86, 92, 97 kg, WFS 68, 72, 76 kg)
1 p.m. – Finals (MFS 74, 86, 92, 97 kg, WFS 68, 72, 76 kg)