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Check out latest USAW and UWW rankings as U.S. Open begins next week
While December may be in the middle of the college and high school folkstyle wrestling season, the 12th month of the year is also very important to men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers on the Senior level … especially next weekend — Dec. 17-19 — when the U.S. Open/Senior Nationals will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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This Senior Nationals — which usually takes place after the college season in April — is being held this December because the 2016 Olympic Trials will be held April 9-10 in Iowa City, Iowa. That is why the upcoming Senior Nationals will also serve as a qualifier for the Olympic Trials as the top seven finishers per weight category will earn a spot in the Olympic Trials.
With this in mind, both USA Wrestling and United World Wrestling has released their rankings this month.
Click below to view each of the rankings in the three different styles:
The current American rankings list the top 12 wrestlers at each of the eight weight classes in the three styles. The most notable movement indicates that both Kyle Dake and David Taylor, who have each moved from 163 pounds to 189 pounds, are rated No. 7 and 8, respectively.
A total of 27 American wrestlers appear in the recent United World Wrestling rankings:
- 10 in men’s freestyle: 57k/125 – Tony Ramos (13th); 61k/134 — Reece Humphrey (17th); 65k/143 – Brent Metcalf (10th), Logan Stieber (15th), James Kennedy (20th); 70k/154 – James Green (4th); 74k/163 – Jordan Burroughs (1st); 86k/189 – Ed Ruth (19th); 97k/213 – Kyle Snyder (1st); 125k/275 — Zach Rey (14th).
- 9 in women’s freestyle: 48k/105 – Alyssa Lampe (12th); 53k/116 – Whitney Conder (11th); 55k/121 – Helen Maroulis (1st); 58k/127 – Allison Ragan (15th); 60k/132 – Leigh Jaynes (5th), Jennifer Page (14th); 63k/138 – Erin Clodgo (17th); 69k/152 – Elena Pirozhkova (6th); 75k/165 – Adeline Gray (1st).
- 8 in Greco-Roman: 59k/130 – Spenser Mango (19th); 66k/145.5 – Bryce Saddoris (16th); 71k/156 – Justin Lester (7th); 75k/165 – Andrew Bisek (5th); 85/187 – Jonathan Anderson (20th); 98k/216 – Josef Rau (19th), Caylor Williams (20th); 130k/286 – Robert Smith (7th).