US sends 28 athletes to Yasar Dogu International this week in Turkey


Photo (left to right): Jordan Burroughs and Jacarra Winchester. Photos by Tony Rotundo,

USA Wrestling is sending 28 athletes – 15 in men’s freestyle and 13 in women’s freestyle – to compete at Yasar Dogu International 2022, a UWW Ranking Series event, in Istanbul, Turkey, from February 24-27.

The event will be streamed live on FloWrestling.

Highlighting the US delegation is 2012 Olympic champion and five-time world champion Jordan Burroughswho is expected to compete at 79kg, the weight where he won the 2021 world title. Joining him is the 2019 world champion and 2020 Olympian Jacarra Winchester at 55 kg in the women’s freestyle.

Other senior world medalists in the mix include two-time medalists james green (MFS 70 kg) and Nick Gwiazdowski (MFS 125 kg) as well as World Bronze Medalists Forrest Molinari (WFS 65kg) and Mallory Velte (65kg).

Also competing at 65kg in the women’s freestyle is Emma Bruntilwho has already won two international golds in 2022, including Ivan Yarygin in January and Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov International last week, beating both Molinari and Velte in their respective finals.

Senior World Team Members Amy Fearnside (WFS 50kg) and Victoria Francois (WFS 76 kg) are also making the trip to Turkey.

World champions by age category Macey Kilty (WFS 62kg) and Mark Hall (MFS 86kg) are expected to compete alongside World Age Category Medalists Joey McKenna (MFS 65kg), Kollin Moore (MFS 97 kg) and Erin Golston (WFS 50kg).

The action starts on Thursday with Greco-Roman action, followed by the women’s freestyle on Friday and Saturday, with the men’s freestyle rounding out the tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

Follow @USAWrestling on Twitter for live updates throughout the tournament.

February 24-27, 2022 | Istanbul, Turkey

List of American men’s freestyle
61kg: Nico Megaludis (Toilet Titan Mercury)
61kg: Daniel Deshazer
(Gopher WC RTC)
65kg: Evan Henderson (Ohio RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
65kg: Joey McKenna (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
70 kg: Jordan Olivier (Sunkist children’s toilet)
70kg: James Green (Southeast RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
70 kg: Anthony Ashnault (Scarlet Knights WC/New York AC)
74 kg: Joey Lavallee (WC Lehigh Valley / WC Titan Mercury)
79kg: Jordan Burroughs (Pennsylvania RTC/Sunkist Kids)
79kg: Chance Marsteller (Toilet Titan Mercury)
79 kg: David McFadden (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
86 kg: Marc Hall (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
97kg: Kollin Moore (Ohio RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
125kg: Nick Gwiazdowski (Spartan Combat RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
125kg: Hayden Zillmer (Gopher WC RTC)

List of American women’s freestyle
50kg: Amy fear side (Toilet Titan Mercury)
50kg: Erin
Golston (Wisconsin RTC/New York AC)
53 kg: Dom Parrish (Sunkist children’s toilet)
55 kg: Jacarra Winchester (USOPTC/Titan Mercury WC)
55kg: Sophie
Mirabelle plum (Team Tornado WC)
59 kg: Michaela beck (Wisconsin RTC/Sunkist Kids)
62kg: Macy kilty (TarHeel WC/Sunkist Kids)
62kg: Emma bruntil (USOPTC/Titan Mercury WC)
65kg: Mallory Velvety (Beaver Dam RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
65 kg: Forest Molinari (Sunkist children’s toilet)
65 kg: Flashing Piercy (Menlo WC)
76kg: Victoria francis (WC Hawkeye/WC Titan Mercury)
76 kg: Precious Bell (Toilet Titan Mercury)

Schedule (8 hours before US ET)
Thursday February 24
10:30 am – Qualifications & repechages (GR 55, 60, 63, 67, 87, 97, 130 kg)
5 p.m. – Opening ceremony (GR 55, 60, 63, 67, 87, 97, 130 kg)
6:00 p.m. – Medal matches (GR 55, 60, 63, 67, 87, 97, 130 kg)

Friday February 25
10:30 am – Qualifications & repechages (WFS 57, 62, 68, 76 kg; GR 72, 77, 82 kg)
6:00 p.m. – Medal matches (WFS 57, 62, 68, 76 kg; GR 72, 77, 82 kg)

Saturday February 26
10:30 am – Qualifications & repechages (WFS 50, 53, 55, 59, 65, 72 kg; MFS 97, 125 kg)
6:00 p.m. – Medal matches (WFS 50, 53, 55, 59, 65, 72 kg; MFS 97, 125 kg)

Sunday February 27
10:30 am – Qualifications & repechages (MFS 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, 79, 86, 92 kg)
6:00 p.m. – Medal matches (MFS 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, 79, 86, 92 kg)


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