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All-Time USA World Championship Medal Winners

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Updated: August 16, 2017
The following is a list of American wrestlers — men’s freestyle (MFS), Greco-Roman (G-R) and women’s freestyle (WFS) — who have won a medal in all-time World Championships.
The first Worlds were held in 1907, but the United States did not start competing until 1961.
YearLocationGold MedalistsSilver MedalistsBronze Medalists
1961Yokohama, Japan
1962Toledo, OhioJames Ferguson (MFS), 78k
    Daniel Brand (MFS), 97k
    James Burke (G-R), 70k
1963Sofia, Bulgaria (MFS)James Raschke (G-R), 97k>
Helsingborg, Sweden (G-R)Greg Ruth (MFS), 70k
1965Manchester, England (MFS)Larry Kristoff (MFS), 97k>
 Tampere, Finland (G-R)   
1966Toledo, OhioBobby Douglas (MFS), 63kRichard Sanders (MFS), 52k
Larry Kristoff (MFS), 97k>
1967New Delhi, India (MFS)Richard Sanders (MFS), 52kLarry Kristoff (MFS), 97k>
 Bucharest, Romania (G-R)  Michael Young (MFS), 63k
1969Mar del Plata, ArgentinaFred Fozzard (MFS), 82kDon Behm (MFS), 57kDavid Hazewinkel (G-R), 57k
Richard Sanders (MFS), 52kLarry Kristoff (MFS), 100kHenk Schenk (MFS), 90k
Wayne Wells (MFS), 74k
1970Edmonton, CanadaWayne Wells (MFS), 74kBill Harlow (MFS), 90kBobby Douglas (MFS), 68k
   David Hazewinkel (G-R), 57kMichael Young (MFS), 62k
   Larry Kristoff (MFS), 100k 
1971Sofia BulgariaDan Gable (MFS), 68kDon Behm (MFS), 57kRuss Hellickson (MFS), 90k
1973Tehran, IranLloyd Keaser (MFS), 68kBen Peterson (MFS), 90k
1974Istanbul, Turkey (MFS)
Katowice, Poland (G-R)
1975Minsk, Russia
1977Lausanne, Switzerland (MFS)Stan Dziedzic (MFS), 74kJim Humphrey (MFS), 62kJack Reinwand (MFS), 57k
Gothenburg, Sweden (G-R)
1978Mexico City, MexicoLee Kemp (MFS), 74kJohn Peterson (MFS), 82k
1979San Diego, Calif.Lee Kemp (MFS), 74kJim Haines (MFS), 52kJoe Corso (MFS), 57k
Russ Hellickson (MFS), 100kAndre Metzger (MFS), 62k
Abdurrahim Kuzu (G-R), 62kBrad Rheingans (G-R), 100k
John Peterson (MFS), 82kBob Walker (G-R), 100k>
Bobby Weaver (MFS), 48k
1981Skopje, Yugoslavia (MFS)Chris Campbell (MFS), 82kGreg Gibson (MFS), 100kLee Kemp (MFS), 74k
 Oslo, Norway (G-R)  Bill Rosaro (MFS), 48k
1982Edmonton, Canada (MFS)Lee Kemp (MFS), 74kGreg Gibson (MFS), 100k
Katowice, Poland (G-R)Joe Gonzalez (MFS), 52k
Dave Schultz (MFS), 82k
1983Kiev, RussiaDave Schultz (MFS), 74kGreg Gibson (MFS), 100kBruce Baumgartner (MFS), 100k+
   Lee Roy Smith (MFS), 62k 
1985Budapest, Hungary (MFS)Mike Houck (G-R), 90kKevin Darkus (MFS), 57kJames Martinez (G-R), 68k
Kolbotn, Norway (G-R)Bill Scherr (MFS), 100kDave Schultz (MFS), 74kBruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k
Mark Schultz (MFS), 82k
1986Budapest, Hungary (MFS)Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130kJoe McFarland (MFS), 62kBarry Davis (MFS), 57k
   Andre Metzger (MFS), 68kJames Scherr (MFS), 90k
   Bill Scherr (MFS), 100kDave Schultz (MFS), 74k
1987Clermont-Ferrand, FranceMark Schultz (MFS), 82kBarry Davis (MFS), 57kBruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k
John Smith (MFS), 62kJames Scherr (MFS), 90kAndre Metzger (MFS), 68k
Dave Schultz (MFS), 74kBill Scherr (MFS), 100k
1989Martigny, SwitzerlandKenny Monday (MFS), 74kBruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k
  John Smith (MFS). 62kAsia de Weese (WFS), 50k 
   Melvin Douglas (MFS), 82k 
   Mike Foy (G-R), 90k 
   Leia Kawaii (WFS), 70k 
   Bill Scherr (MFS), 100k 
   James Scherr (MFS), 90k 
1990Tokyo, Japan (MFS)John Smith (MFS), 62kRoyce Alger (MFS), 82kKirk Trost (MFS), 100k
Ostia, Italy (G-R)Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k
Lulea, Switzerland (WFS)Chris Campbell (MFS), 90k
Afsoon Roshanzamier (WFS), 47k
Marie Ziegler (WFS), 44k
1991Varna, Bulgaria (MFS/G-R)Kevin Jackson (MFS), 82kMark Coleman (MFS), 100k
 Tokyo, Japan (WFS)Zeke Jones (MFS), 52kMatt Ghaffari (G-R), 130k 
  John Smith (MFS), 62kKenny Monday (MFS), 74k 
   Brad Penrith (MFS), 57k 
   Shawn Sheldon (G-R), 52k 
   Shannon Willams (WFS), 50k 
   Marie Ziegler (WFS), 44k 
1992Villeubanne, France (WFS)Tricia Saunders (WFS), 50k
1993Toronto, Canada (MFS)Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130kTricia Saunders (WFS), 47k
 Stockholm, Sweden (G-R)Terry Brands (MFS), 57kDave Schultz (MFS), 74k 
 Stavern, Norway (WFS)Tom Brands (MFS), 62kShannon Williams (WFS), 50k 
  Melvin Douglas (MFS), 90k  
1994Istanbul, Turkey (MFS)Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130kMelvin Douglas (MFS), 90k
Tampere, Finland (G-R)Margaret Legate (WFS), 47kDennis Hall (G-R), 57k
Sofia, Bulgaria (WFS)Shannon Williams (WFS), 53k
1995Atlanta, Ga. (MFS)Kurt Angle (MFS), 100kMelvin Douglas (MFS), 90k
 Prague, Czech Rep. (G-R)Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130kMatt Ghaffari (G-R), 130k
 Moscow, Russia (WFS)Terry Brands (MFS), 57k Zeke Jones (MFS), 52k
  Dennis Hall (G-R), 57k Vickie Zummo (WFS), 44k
  Kevin Jackson (MFS), 82k  
1996Sofia, Bulgaria (WFS)Tricia Saunders (WFS), 47kJackie Berube (WFS), 57k
Kristie Davis (WFS), 75k
1997Krasnojarsk, Russia (MFS)Les Gutches (MFS), 85kCary Kolat (MFS), 63k
 Wroclaw, Poland (G-R) Sandra Bacher (WFS) 
 Clermont-Ferrand, France (WFS)Kristie Davis (WFS), 75k 
   Shannon Williams (WFS), 68k 
1998Tehran, Iran (MFS)Sammie Henson (MFS), 54kKristie Davis (WFS), 75kSandra Bacher (WFS), 68k
Gaevie, Sweden (G-R)Tricia Saunders (WFS), 46kMatt Ghaffari (G-R), 130k
Poznan, Poland (WFS)Cary Kolat (MFS), 63k
Lincoln McIlravy (MFS), 69k
1999Ankara, Turkey (MFS)Sandra Bacher (WFS), 85kKristie Davis (WFS), 75kLes Gutches (MFS), 85k
 Athens, Greece (G-R)Stephan Neal (MFS), 130kLincoln McIlravy (MFS), 69k 
 Boden, Sweden (WFS)Tricia Saunders (WFS), 46k  
2000#Sofia, Bulgaria (WFS)Kristie Davis (WFS), 68kPatricia Miranda (WFS), 51k
2001Sofia, Bulgaria (MFS/WFS)Rulon Gardner (G-R), 130kBrandon Eggum (MFS), 85kJoe Williams (MFS), 76k
 Patras, Greece (G-R) Matt Lindland (G-R), 85k 
   Toccara Montgomery (WFS), 68k
   Stephanie Murata (WFS).51k 
   Brandon Paulson (G-R), 54k 
2002Tehran, Iran   (MFS) *Dremiel Byers (G-R), 120kTina George (WFS), 55kKristie Davis (WFS), 67k
Moscow, Russia (G-R)
Chalkida, Greece (WFS)
2003New York, N.Y. (MFS/WFS)Kristie Davis (WFS), 67kTina George (WFS), 55kSally Roberts (WFS), 59k
 Creteil, France (G-R) Kerry McCoy (MFS), 120kJenny Wong (WFS), 51k
   Sara McMann (WFS), 63k 
   Patricia Miranda (WFS), 48k 
   Toccara Montgomery (WFS), 72k
   Cael Sanderson (MFS), 84k 
2005Budapest, HungaryIris Smith (WFS), 72kKatie Downing (WFS), 67k
Sara McMann (WFS), 63i
Sally Roberts (WFS), 59k
Justin Ruiz (G-R), 96k
Tolly Thompson (MFS), 120k
Joe Williams (MFS), 74k
2006Guangzhou, ChinaBill Zadick (MFS), 66kMike Zadick (MFS), 60kKristie Davis (WFS), 72k
  Joe Warren (G-R), 60k Lindsey Durlacher (G-R), 55k
    Sammie Henson (MFS), 55k
    Justin Lester (G-R), 66k
    Patricia Miranda (WFS), 51k
    Don Pritzlaff (MFS), 74k
2007Baku, AzerbaijanKristie Davis (WFS), 72kDremiel Byers (G-R), 120k
Brad Vering (G-R), 84kDan Cormier (MFS), 96k
Katie Downing (WFS), 67k
Justin Lester (G-R), 66k
Sara McMann (WFS), 63k
2008#Tokyo, Japan (WFS)Clarissa Chun (WFS), 48kTatiana Padilla (WFS), 55k
2009Herning, DenmarkDremiel Byers (G-R), 120kTervel Dlagnev (MFS), 120k
Jake Herbert (MFS), 84k
2010Moscow, RussiaElena Pirozhkova (WFS), 63kTatiana Padilla (WFS), 55k
2011Istanbul, TurkeyJordan Burroughs (MFS), 74kAli Bernard (WFS), 72k
Adeline Gray (WFS), 67k
Jake Varner (MFS), 96k
2012#Strathcona County, Canada (WFS)Adeline Gray (WFS),67kHelen Maroulis (WFS), 55kAlyssa Lampe (WFS), 51k
  Elena Pirozhkova (WFS), 63k  
2013Budapest, HungaryJordan Burroughs (MFS), 74kAlyssa Lampe (WFS), 48k
Elena Pirozhkova (WFS), 63k
2014Tashkent, UzbekistanAdeline Gray (WFS), 75kElena Pirozhkova (WFS), 63kAndy Bisek (G-R), 75k
    Jordan Burroughs (MFS), 74k
    Tervel Dlagnev (MFS), 120k
    Helen Maroulis (WFS), 55i
2015Las Vegas, NevadaJordan Burroughs (MFS)Andy Bisek (G-R), 75k
Adeline Gray (WFS), 75kJames Green (MFS), 70k
Helen Maroulis (WFS), 55kLeigh Jaynes-Provisor (WFS), 60k
Kyle Snyder (MFS), 97k
2016#Budapest, HungaryLogan Stieber (MFS), 61kAlli Ragan (WFS), 60k
# — Women’s freestyle World Championships were held in five Olympic years (1992, ‘96 2000, ’08 and ’12)
and two non-Olympic weights in each of the three styles were held in 2016.
* — The men’s freestyle team did not compete because of a credible safety threat.

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