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Americans in Current FILA World Freestyle Rankings

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Updated: May 7, 2014

Seven wrestlers with past American college honors appeared in FILA’s World Men’s Freestyle Rankings, which were released on May 2.

Topping that list is Jordan Burroughs, the two-time NCAA champion from Nebraska, who added a second World championship last fall to go along with a 2012 Olympic gold medal.

Also appearing in the World rankings were:

• former Illinois All-American Jimmy Kennedy (14th at 134.5 pounds)

• former Missouri AA Nick Marable (10th at 163 pounds) who made an international name for himself this past winter when he defeated Burroughs but recently won the U.S. Open title at 154 pounds;

• former Oklahoma State All-American Clayton Foster (16th at 189 pounds);

• former NCAA Division II champion Tervel Dlagnev from Nebraska Kearney and World bronze medalist (15th at 275 pounds)

Meanwhile, two other former U.S. collegiate wrestlers are also ranked among the top four at 143.3 pounds. Franklin Gomez (Michigan State) was rated No. 2 while Boris Novachkov (Cal Poly) is ranked No. 4.

FILA World Rankings (May 2)

Men’s Freestyle (Click here for complete FILA rankings)

57kg/125.6 pounds

1. Rasul KALIEV (Kazahkstan) – Asia No. 1 (8)
2. Vladimir KHINCHEGASHVILI (Georgia) – Europe No. 1 (15@61)
3. DAMDINBAZAR Tsogtbaatar (Mongolia) – Asia No. 2 (13)

61kg/134.5 pounds
1. Haji ALIEV (AZE) – Europe No. 1 (3)
2. Dyamal OTARSULTANOV (RUS) – Yarygin GP No. 1 (2)
3. Bekhan GOYGEREEV (RUS) – World Champion
14. Jimmy KENNEDY (USA) – YasarDogu No. 1 (9)

65kg/143.3 pounds
1. Magomed KURBANALIEV (Russia) – Europe No. 1
2. Franklin GOMEZ MATOS (Purdue) – World Silver Medalist (Former Michigan State AA)
3. Servet COSKUN (Turkey) – Europe No. 2
4. Borislav NOVACHKOV (Bulgaria) – Europe No. 3  (Former Cal Poly AA)

70kg/154.3 pounds
1. Moustafa HOSSEINKHANI (Iran) – Asia No. 1 (2)
2. Ruslan DIBIRGADZHIYEV (Azerbaijan) – Europe No. 1 (8)
3. Yakup GOR (Turkey) – Europe No. 3 (1)

74kg /163 pounds
1. Jordan BURROUGHS (USA) – World Champion
2. Aniuar GEDUEV (Russia) – Europe No. 1 (10)
3. Reza AFZALI PAEMAMI (Iran) – Asia No. 1 (18)
10. Nicholas MARABLE (USA) – Yasar Dogu No. 1 (U.S. Open champ at 70kg)

86kg/189.5 pounds
1. Abdul Rashid SADULAEV (Russia) – Europe No.1 (5)
2. Murad GAIDAROV (Belarus) – Europe No. 2
3. Meisam MOSTAFA JOUKAR (Iran) – Asia No. 1
16. Clayton FOSTER (USA)

97 kg/213.85 pounds
1. Reza YAZDANI (Iran) – World Champion
2. Abdusalam GADISOV (Russia) – Europe No. 1 (4)
3. Khetag GAZUMOV (Azerbaijan) – World Silver Medalist

125kg/275.5 pounds
1. Taha AKGUL (Turkey) – World Bronze Medalist
2. Komeil GHASEMI (Iran) – Olympic Bronze Medalist
3. Alan KHUGAEV (Russia) – Europe No. 2
15. Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) – World No. 5

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