The World Cup team is set sort of. Mr TBA will fill in for Aaron Pico who appears to be out for at least 9 months following an ACL tear. Overall, the team is pretty stacked. I guess that's a good thing that our guys seem healthy enough to not skip the event in just a couple weeks as all six guys who are on the Olympic team are listed.
The non-Olympic weights are interesting here as there were no formal trials for them. Zain beat James Green at the trials, but is listed as our backup at 65 kg. It'd also be nice to see Brent Metcalf at the open spot even though it'd be up a weight.
Either way, I'm always down to watch some freestyle. I just wish the event wasn't in LA.
FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
At The Forum, Inglewood, Calif., June 11-12
United States roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Daniel Dennis, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Alan Waters, Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Wrestling Foundation)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Tony Ramos, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Nahshon Garrett, Chico, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Finger Lakes WC)
65 kg/145.5 lbs. – Frank Molinaro, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
65 kg/145.5 lbs. – Zain Retherford, Benton, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)
70 kg 154 lbs. – TBA
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Alex Dieringer, Port Washington, Wis. (Cowboy WC)
86 kg/189 lbs. – J’Den Cox, Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Wrestling Foundation)
86 kg/189 lbs. – David Taylor, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder, Woodbine, Md. (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Jake Varner, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Tervel Dlagnev, Columbus, Ohio (Sunkist Kids/Ohio RTC)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Zach Rey, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley WC)
Team Leader – Andy Barth, San Marino, Calif.
National Freestyle Coach – Bruce Burnett, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Assistant National Freestyle Coach – Bill Zadick, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Assistant National Freestyle Coach – Brandon Slay, Colorado Springs, Colo.