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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.
Year Location Gold Medalists Silver Medalists Bronze Medalists
1961 Yokohama, Japan
1962 Toledo, Ohio James Ferguson (MFS), 78k
        Daniel Brand (MFS), 97k
        James Burke (G-R), 70k
1963 Sofia, Bulgaria (MFS) James Raschke (G-R), 97k>
Helsingborg, Sweden (G-R) Greg Ruth (MFS), 70k
1965 Manchester, England (MFS) Larry Kristoff (MFS), 97k>
  Tampere, Finland (G-R)      
1966 Toledo, Ohio Bobby Douglas (MFS), 63k Richard Sanders (MFS), 52k
Larry Kristoff (MFS), 97k>
1967 New Delhi, India (MFS) Richard Sanders (MFS), 52k Larry Kristoff (MFS), 97k>
  Bucharest, Romania (G-R)     Michael Young (MFS), 63k
1969 Mar del Plata, Argentina Fred Fozzard (MFS), 82k Don Behm (MFS), 57k David Hazewinkel (G-R), 57k
Richard Sanders (MFS), 52k Larry Kristoff (MFS), 100k Henk Schenk (MFS), 90k
Wayne Wells (MFS), 74k
1970 Edmonton, Canada Wayne Wells (MFS), 74k Bill Harlow (MFS), 90k Bobby Douglas (MFS), 68k
      David Hazewinkel (G-R), 57k Michael Young (MFS), 62k
      Larry Kristoff (MFS), 100k  
1971 Sofia Bulgaria Dan Gable (MFS), 68k Don Behm (MFS), 57k Russ Hellickson (MFS), 90k
1973 Tehran, Iran Lloyd Keaser (MFS), 68k Ben Peterson (MFS), 90k
1974 Istanbul, Turkey (MFS)
Katowice, Poland (G-R)
1975 Minsk, Russia
1977 Lausanne, Switzerland (MFS) Stan Dziedzic (MFS), 74k Jim Humphrey (MFS), 62k Jack Reinwand (MFS), 57k
Gothenburg, Sweden (G-R)
1978 Mexico City, Mexico Lee Kemp (MFS), 74k John Peterson (MFS), 82k
1979 San Diego, Calif. Lee Kemp (MFS), 74k Jim Haines (MFS), 52k Joe Corso (MFS), 57k
Russ Hellickson (MFS), 100k Andre Metzger (MFS), 62k
Abdurrahim Kuzu (G-R), 62k Brad Rheingans (G-R), 100k
John Peterson (MFS), 82k Bob Walker (G-R), 100k>
Bobby Weaver (MFS), 48k
1981 Skopje, Yugoslavia (MFS) Chris Campbell (MFS), 82k Greg Gibson (MFS), 100k Lee Kemp (MFS), 74k
  Oslo, Norway (G-R)     Bill Rosaro (MFS), 48k
1982 Edmonton, Canada (MFS) Lee Kemp (MFS), 74k Greg Gibson (MFS), 100k
Katowice, Poland (G-R) Joe Gonzalez (MFS), 52k
Dave Schultz (MFS), 82k
1983 Kiev, Russia Dave Schultz (MFS), 74k Greg Gibson (MFS), 100k Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 100k+
      Lee Roy Smith (MFS), 62k  
1985 Budapest, Hungary (MFS) Mike Houck (G-R), 90k Kevin Darkus (MFS), 57k James Martinez (G-R), 68k
Kolbotn, Norway (G-R) Bill Scherr (MFS), 100k Dave Schultz (MFS), 74k Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k
Mark Schultz (MFS), 82k
1986 Budapest, Hungary (MFS) Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k Joe McFarland (MFS), 62k Barry Davis (MFS), 57k
      Andre Metzger (MFS), 68k James Scherr (MFS), 90k
      Bill Scherr (MFS), 100k Dave Schultz (MFS), 74k
1987 Clermont-Ferrand, France Mark Schultz (MFS), 82k Barry Davis (MFS), 57k Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k
John Smith (MFS), 62k James Scherr (MFS), 90k Andre Metzger (MFS), 68k
Dave Schultz (MFS), 74k Bill Scherr (MFS), 100k
1989 Martigny, Switzerland Kenny Monday (MFS), 74k Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k
    John Smith (MFS). 62k Asia 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  
1990 Tokyo, Japan (MFS) John Smith (MFS), 62k Royce Alger (MFS), 82k Kirk 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
1991 Varna, Bulgaria (MFS/G-R) Kevin Jackson (MFS), 82k Mark Coleman (MFS), 100k
  Tokyo, Japan (WFS) Zeke Jones (MFS), 52k Matt Ghaffari (G-R), 130k  
    John Smith (MFS), 62k Kenny Monday (MFS), 74k  
      Brad Penrith (MFS), 57k  
      Shawn Sheldon (G-R), 52k  
      Shannon Willams (WFS), 50k  
      Marie Ziegler (WFS), 44k  
1992 Villeubanne, France (WFS) Tricia Saunders (WFS), 50k
1993 Toronto, Canada (MFS) Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k Tricia Saunders (WFS), 47k
  Stockholm, Sweden (G-R) Terry Brands (MFS), 57k Dave Schultz (MFS), 74k  
  Stavern, Norway (WFS) Tom Brands (MFS), 62k Shannon Williams (WFS), 50k  
    Melvin Douglas (MFS), 90k    
1994 Istanbul, Turkey (MFS) Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k Melvin Douglas (MFS), 90k
Tampere, Finland (G-R) Margaret Legate (WFS), 47k Dennis Hall (G-R), 57k
Sofia, Bulgaria (WFS) Shannon Williams (WFS), 53k
1995 Atlanta, Ga. (MFS) Kurt Angle (MFS), 100k Melvin Douglas (MFS), 90k
  Prague, Czech Rep. (G-R) Bruce Baumgartner (MFS), 130k Matt 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    
1996 Sofia, Bulgaria (WFS) Tricia Saunders (WFS), 47k Jackie Berube (WFS), 57k
Kristie Davis (WFS), 75k
1997 Krasnojarsk, Russia (MFS) Les Gutches (MFS), 85k Cary Kolat (MFS), 63k
  Wroclaw, Poland (G-R)   Sandra Bacher (WFS)  
  Clermont-Ferrand, France (WFS) Kristie Davis (WFS), 75k  
      Shannon Williams (WFS), 68k  
1998 Tehran, Iran (MFS) Sammie Henson (MFS), 54k Kristie Davis (WFS), 75k Sandra Bacher (WFS), 68k
Gaevie, Sweden (G-R) Tricia Saunders (WFS), 46k Matt Ghaffari (G-R), 130k
Poznan, Poland (WFS) Cary Kolat (MFS), 63k
Lincoln McIlravy (MFS), 69k
1999 Ankara, Turkey (MFS) Sandra Bacher (WFS), 85k Kristie Davis (WFS), 75k Les Gutches (MFS), 85k
  Athens, Greece (G-R) Stephan Neal (MFS), 130k Lincoln McIlravy (MFS), 69k  
  Boden, Sweden (WFS) Tricia Saunders (WFS), 46k    
2000# Sofia, Bulgaria (WFS) Kristie Davis (WFS), 68k Patricia Miranda (WFS), 51k
2001 Sofia, Bulgaria (MFS/WFS) Rulon Gardner (G-R), 130k Brandon Eggum (MFS), 85k Joe 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  
2002 Tehran, Iran   (MFS) * Dremiel Byers (G-R), 120k Tina George (WFS), 55k Kristie Davis (WFS), 67k
Moscow, Russia (G-R)
Chalkida, Greece (WFS)
2003 New York, N.Y. (MFS/WFS) Kristie Davis (WFS), 67k Tina George (WFS), 55k Sally Roberts (WFS), 59k
  Creteil, France (G-R)   Kerry McCoy (MFS), 120k Jenny Wong (WFS), 51k
      Sara McMann (WFS), 63k  
      Patricia Miranda (WFS), 48k  
      Toccara Montgomery (WFS), 72k
      Cael Sanderson (MFS), 84k  
2005 Budapest, Hungary Iris Smith (WFS), 72k Katie Downing (WFS), 67k
Sara McMann (WFS), 63i
Sally Roberts (WFS), 59k
Justin Ruiz (G-R), 96k
Tolly Thompson (MFS), 120k
Joe Williams (MFS), 74k
2006 Guangzhou, China Bill Zadick (MFS), 66k Mike Zadick (MFS), 60k Kristie 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
2007 Baku, Azerbaijan Kristie Davis (WFS), 72k Dremiel Byers (G-R), 120k
Brad Vering (G-R), 84k Dan Cormier (MFS), 96k
Katie Downing (WFS), 67k
Justin Lester (G-R), 66k
Sara McMann (WFS), 63k
2008# Tokyo, Japan (WFS) Clarissa Chun (WFS), 48k Tatiana Padilla (WFS), 55k
2009 Herning, Denmark Dremiel Byers (G-R), 120k Tervel Dlagnev (MFS), 120k
Jake Herbert (MFS), 84k
2010 Moscow, Russia Elena Pirozhkova (WFS), 63k Tatiana Padilla (WFS), 55k
2011 Istanbul, Turkey Jordan Burroughs (MFS), 74k Ali Bernard (WFS), 72k
Adeline Gray (WFS), 67k
Jake Varner (MFS), 96k
2012# Strathcona County, Canada (WFS) Adeline Gray (WFS),67k Helen Maroulis (WFS), 55k Alyssa Lampe (WFS), 51k
    Elena Pirozhkova (WFS), 63k    
2013 Budapest, Hungary Jordan Burroughs (MFS), 74k Alyssa Lampe (WFS), 48k
Elena Pirozhkova (WFS), 63k
2014 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Adeline Gray (WFS), 75k Elena Pirozhkova (WFS), 63k Andy Bisek (G-R), 75k
        Jordan Burroughs (MFS), 74k
        Tervel Dlagnev (MFS), 120k
        Helen Maroulis (WFS), 55i
2015 Las Vegas, Nevada Jordan Burroughs (MFS) Andy Bisek (G-R), 75k
Adeline Gray (WFS), 75k James Green (MFS), 70k
Helen Maroulis (WFS), 55k Leigh Jaynes-Provisor (WFS), 60k
Kyle Snyder (MFS), 97k
2016# Budapest, Hungary Logan Stieber (MFS), 61k Alli 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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