Right now in Sweden, the top Greco wrestlers in the US at the Junior and Cadet levels are training alongside their Swedish rivals.
Traveling to a foreign country for most young people is a dream come true, for these young Olympic hopefuls it's more than just a fun trip with their team. This training and competition journey is helping these young men get one step closer to their goal, to make it to the Olympics and represent their country.
These young Greco wrestlers will compete in at the Malar Cup in Vasteras, Sweden, October 31-November 1 against some tough competition, gaining valuable experience against other top wrestlers from different parts of the world that they would normally never get to compete against, let alone get to spend time training with.
At Vasteras, Sweden, Oct. 31-Nov. 1
U.S. athletes competing in the Senior/U23 division
59 kg - Ty Pelot, Two Rivers, Wis. (NMU-OTS)
59 kg - Andrew Ibarra, Santa Maria, Calif. (NMU-OTS)
59 kg - Randon Miranda, Palmdale, Calif. (NMU-OTS)
59 kg - Dalton Roberts, Fowlerville, Mich. (NMU-OTS)
59 kg - Logan Kass, New Prague, Minn. (NMU-OTS)
66 kg - Jamal Dearmond, Sacramento, Calif. (NMU-OTS)
66 kg - Hunter Kelley, Ray City, Ga. (NMU-OTS)
66 kg - Ali Khan, Elk Grove, Calif., (NMU-OTS)
75 kg - Michael Donato, Brooklyn, N.Y. (NMU-OTS)
85 kg - Austin Chaon, Geneva, Ill. (NMU-OTS)
98 kg - G’Angelo Hancock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (USOTC)
98 kg - West Cathcart, Genesco, Ill. (NMU-OTS)
130 kg - Parker Betts, St. Michael, Minn. (NMU-OTS)
U.S. athletes competing in the Cadet division
Jordan Martinez, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Alston Nutter, Fenimore, Wis.
Erik Spence, Elk Grove, Calif.
Tyler Dow, Stoughton, Wis.
Cohlton Schultz, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
USOTS head coach Rob Hermann, Marquette, Mich.
Coach - Lucas Steldt, Blue River, Wis.