Team of top U.S. women and men freestylers set for the XXI Ukrainian Memorial, March 3-4
By Kala Ibarra, USA Wrestling | Feb. 24, 2017, 12:13 p.m. (ET)
The United States will be sending a team of women and men freestylers to the XXI Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Kieve, Ukraine, March 3-4.
The delegation consists of 10 women and 13 men, among them are 10 National Team members.
Leading the women’s team at 58 kg will be Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids). This is Maroulis’ first time competing since the Olympics.
Wrestling at 60 kg/132 lbs. is 2016 World Champion silver medalist Alli Ragan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids). Ragan is a three-time World Team member.
Competing at 55 kg/121 lbs. is 2012 Olympian and 2016 Olympic Trials champion Kelsey Campbell (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids). Campbell is a seven-time National Team member.
2016 Olympian Haley Augello (Lockport, Ill./NYAC) will be wrestling at 53 kg/116.5 lbs. Augello is a two-time National Team member and 2011 Cadet World champion.
Five-time National Team member and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials runner-up Victoria Anthony (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) will be competing at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. Anthony is also the 2017 U.S. Open Champion.
Competing at 69 kg/152 lbs. is 2017 U.S. Open Champion and eight-time National Team member Erin Clodgo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids).
Leading the men’s team at 70 kg/154 lbs. will be 2015 World Bronze medalist and 2016 World Team member James Green (Lincoln, Neb./Titan Mercury WC).
Two-time Pan American champion Dustin Kilgore (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) will be competing at 97 kg/213 lbs. Kilgore is a four-time National Team member, and an NCAA champion for Kent State.
Wrestling at 74 kg/163 lbs. is National Team member Alex Dieringer (Stillwater, Okla/Titan Mercury WC), who was a three-time NCAA champion for Oklahoma State.
Other past NCAA champions on the tour include, Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) and two-time NCAA champion Tony Nelson (Minnesota).
The tournament will have a Greco-Roman division but the U.S. will not be entering a delegation.
XXI OUTSTANDING UKRAINIAN WRESTLERS AND COACHES MEMORIAL 2017
at Kieve, Ukraine, March 3-4
Women’s Freestyle Roster
48 kg/105.5 lbs.- Victoria Anthony, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
53 kg/116.5 lbs.- Haley Augello, Lockport, Ill. (New York AC)
53 kg/116.5 lbs.- Michaela Beck, New York, N.Y
55 kg/121 lbs.- Sarah Hildebrandt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC/OTC)
55 kg/121 lbs.- Kelsey Campbell, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
58 kg/128 lbs.- Helen Maroulis, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Sunkist Kids)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Alli Ragan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
60 kg/132 lbs.- Amanda Hendey, San Gabriel, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
69 kg/152 lbs.- Erin Clodgo, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
National women’s freestyle head coach- Terry Steiner, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Valetin Kalika, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Coach: Erin Tomeo Vandiver, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Men’s Freestyle Roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs.- Nahshon Garrett, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
57 kg/125.5 lbs.- Frank Perrelli, Charlottesville, Va.
61 kg/134 lbs.- Jayson Ness, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
65 kg/143 lbs.- Evan Henderson, Chapel Hill, N.C. (North Carolina RTC)
70 kg/154 lbs.- James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC)
70 kg/154 lbs.- Jason Chamberlain, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
74 kg/163 lbs.- Alex Dieringer, Stillwater, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)
86 kg/189 lbs.- Austin Trotman, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC0
97 kg/213 lbs.- Micah Burak, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC)
97 kg/213 lbs.- Nathan Burak, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkey WC)
97 kg/213 lbs.- Dustin Kilgore, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
97 kg/213 lbs.- Kallen Kleinschmidt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
120 kg/275 lbs.- Tony Nelson, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
National men’s freestyle head coach- Bill Zadick, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Brent Metcalf, Iowa City, Iowa
Coach: Mitch Hull, Sun Prairie, Wisc.
Team leader- Paul Kieblesz, Middle Village, N.Y.
Referee- Garrett Pikul, Louisville, Ky.
Medical- Lee Ann Hewitt, Centennial, Colo.
Referee- Terry Grindstaff, LaVista, Neb.
XXI Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers & Coaches Memorial 2017 Schedule
Friday, March 2
Men’s freestyle (57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg), women’s freestyle (48 kg, 55 kg, 60 kg, 69 kg), Greco-Roman (59 kg,71 kg, 80 kg, 98 kg)
Saturday, March 3
Men’s freestyle (61 kg, 70 kg, 86 kg, 125 kg), women’s freestyle (53 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg, 75 kg), Greco-Roman (66 kg, 75 kg, 85 kg, 130 kg)