Team USA’s Men’s Freestyle Goes 7 for 7 at the Spanish Grand Prix

By: Jonny Ruggiano

Coach Bill Zadick traveled to Madrid, Spain with his team, for a tune up before the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France next month. Fielding a squad of 7 of the 8 World Team members, Team USA finished with gold medals around their necks at every contested weight class. Titan Mercury Wrestling Club’s Thomas Gilman, Logan Stieber, James Green, Kyle Snyder and Nick Gwiazdowski all won their respective weight classes. Along with TMWC wrestlers, Zain Retherford of the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club and Jordan Burroughs of the Sunkist Kids, also claiming gold.

Titan Mercury’s Kyle Snyder won all four matches 10-0 for a combined total of 40-0 points scored for the day. Jordan Burroughs also matched that feat. TMWC’s Logan Stieber was unscathed as well going 39-0 overall in his four bouts for the day. Another impressive showing was from newly added World Team member, Zain Retherford, who won with three pins and a tech, also not relinquishing a single point throughout the entire tournament.

Overall Team USA was 25-0 for matches won in the Men’s Freestyle tournament. USA earned 17 tech falls, 14 of which were by a score of 10-0 or higher. Team USA also earned 4 falls for the day. In overall points scored, Team USA was 243-16 in points scored and points surrendered.

Women’s competition begins tonight at 9 pm local time in Madrid, Spain and Midnight PT. You can watch the action LIVE at http://www.felucha.com/noticias/gran-premio-de-espana-2017. Titan Mercury Wrestling Club will provide LIVE updates via twitter @titan_mercury.

The 2017 Senior World Championships will be held in Paris, France on August 21- 26 at the Accord Hotels Arena. The LIVE stream of all World Championships including the Cadet, Junior, Senior and Veteran World Championships is brought to you by Titan Mercury Wrestling Club and Track Wrestling. You can watch each World Championship for $9.99, including archival footage of all bouts at http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/PortalPost.jsp?threadId=353470076

Results of TEAM USA/ and TMWC Wrestlers from the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix
57 kg/125 lbs. – Thomas Gilman, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC), Gold
WIN Steven Takahashi (Canada), 10-5
WIN Levan Metreveli (Spain), 15-2
WIN Zoheir El Ouarraque (France), 10-2

61 kg/134 lbs. – Logan Stieber, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC), Gold
WIN Mansour Abdellatif (Italy), 10-0
WIN Shakhbanau (Belarus), 10-0
WIN Lurii Siemakin (France), 9-0
WIN Juan Pablo Gonzalez (Spain), 10-0

65 kg/143 lbs. – Zain Retherford, Benton, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC), Gold
WIN Gabriel Janatsch (Austria), Fall 0:15
WIN Maxime Fiquet (France), Fall 4:31
WIN Ilman Mukhtarov (France), Fall 1:57
WIN Vahid Ahangari (Iran), 10-0

70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC), Gold
WIN Andruse Aimar (Estonia), 12-2
WIN Azamat Nurykau (Belarus), Fall 2:04
WIN Zsombor Gulyas (Hungary), 11-0

74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids WC/Nebraska WTC), Gold
WIN Taimuraz Friev (Spain), 10-0
WIN Nurgaliy Zholayev (Kazakhstan), 10-0
WIN Seyedali Mousavi (Iran), 10-0
WIN Jevon Balfour (Canada), 10-0

97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder, Woodbine, Md. (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC), Gold
WIN Sven Engstrom (Sweden), 10-0
WIN Adam Kariaev (Russia), 10-0
WIN Hossein Shahbazigazvar (Iran), 10-0
WIN Martin Erasmus (South Africa), 10-0

125 kg/275 lbs. – Nick Gwiazdowski, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC), Gold
WIN Sean Molle (Canada), 14-3
WIN Edgardo Lopez (Puerto Rico), 10-0
WIN Amin Jafar (Iran), 5-2

Women Competing at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix

48 kg:

Cody Pfau (Titan Mercury WC)

Erin Golston (NYAC)

Victoria Anthony (Sunkist Kids WC)

53 kg:

Haley Augello (NYAC)

55 kg:

Becka Leathers (Titan Mercury WC)

Jacarra Winchester (Titan Mercury WC)

Dominque Parrish

58 kg:

Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids WC)

60 kg:

Randi Beltz (Titan Mercury WC)

Alli Ragan (Sunkist Kids WC)

Arian Carpio

63 kg:

Mallory Velte (Titan Mercury WC)

Forrest Molinari (Titan Mercury WC)

Alexis Porter (NYAC)

Maya Nelson (Sunkist Kids WC)

69 kg:

Tamyra Mensah (Titan Mercury WC)

Amanda Hendey (Titan Mercury WC)

75 kg:

Victoria Francis (Titan Mercury WC)

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