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Monday Roundup: Farrell Week; Ranked Roster Updates

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Kamal Bey -- Photo: Richard Immel

On Friday, the 2022 Bill Farrell Memorial/New York Athletic Club International takes place live from the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. FLOWrestling will have the broadcast beginning at 10:00am CT (11:00am ET). The event will observe the single-day format with pre-quarterfinals through finals all being contested on Friday (full schedule at the bottom).

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As of press time on Monday, there are 71 registrants — a far cry from the mere two dozen and change who have been listed over the past two weeks. More entrants are expected right up until tomorrow’s deadline, which is and has been a common occurrence for US Senior tournaments. It also bears mentioning that there are currently zero foreign athletes registered. Reminder: the ’22 Bill Farrell Memorial will select the United States’ Pan-American Championships roster (highest American placewinner in each weight category).

Ranked Athletes

Of the 71 registered athletes as rendered on the preliminary entry list, 32 appear in 5PM’s latest rankings (which were released in the fall).

55 kg

Max Nowry (Army/WCAP, world #9, 5PM #1)
Dalton Duffield (Army/WCAP, 5PM #4)
Cole Smith (Army/WCAP, 5PM #8)

60 kg

Dalton Roberts (Army/WCAP, world #20, 5PM #1)
Ildar Hafizov (Army/WCAP, 5PM #2)
Randon Miranda (Rise RTC, 5PM #4)
King Sandoval (Bandits, 5PM #5 — registered at 63 kg)

63 kg

Sammy Jones (NYAC, 5PM #1)
Jesse Thielke (Army/WCAP, 5PM #4 at 67 kg)
Aidan Nutter (NMU/NTS, 5PM #8 at 60 kg)

67 kg

Alex Sancho (Army/WCAP, world #17, 5PM #2)
Hayden Tuma (Suples, 5PM #3)
Calvin Germinaro (Minnesota Storm, 5PM #7)
Jessy Williams (NYAC/Spartan RTC, 5PM #9)
Lenny Merkin (NYAC, 5PM #10)

72 kg

Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm, 5PM #1)
Michael Hooker (Army/WCAP, 5PM #4)

77 kg

Jesse Porter (NYAC, 5PM #1)
Alec Ortiz (Minnesota Storm, 5PM #3)
RaVaughn Perkins (NYAC, 5PM #4)
Britton Holmes (Army/WCAP, 5PM #10)
Payton Jacobson (Sunkist/NTS, 5PM #8 at 72 kg)

82 kg

Ben Provisor (NYAC, world #14, 5PM #1)
Spencer Woods (Army/WCAP, 5PM #2)
Ryan Epps (Minnesota Storm, 5PM #4)

87 kg

Alan Vera (NYAC, 5PM #1)
Rich Carlson (Minnesota Storm, 5PM #3 at 82 kg)

97 kg

Nick Boykin (Sunkist, 5PM #3)
Khymba Johnson (NYAC, 5PM #5)

130 kg

Tanner Farmer (NYAC/IRTC, 5PM #3)
Tommy Helton (Southern Illinois RTC, 5PM #8)

Breakdown

RECENT WORLD/OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBERS

Nowry (’19, ’21 World Team)
Roberts (’18, ’21 World Team)
Hafizov (’17, ’19 World Team; ’20 Olympic Team)
Jones (’21 World Team)
Thielke (’13, ’18 World Team; ’16 Olympic Team)
Sancho (’20 Olympic Team)
P. Smith (’17, ’19, ’21 World Team)
Kamal Bey (77 kg, Army/WCAP, ’18 World Team)
Porter (’20 Olympic Team; ’21 World Team)
Perkins (’16 Olympic Team; ’18 World Team)
Provisor (’12, ’16 Olympic Team; ’17, ’21 World Team)
Vera (’21 World Team)

Bey’s appearance in the Bill Farrell will come with two important “firsts”: 1) Friday will offer his first competition since winning his fourth Senior National title in December of ’19; 2) it will be his first tournament for Army/WCAP. Bey’s re-emergence is likely to receive the most attention, and rightfully so. At still only 24 years of age, he is one of the sport’s most electrifying and popular competitors.

In addition, it is expected that Jake Fisher (77 kg, Curby 3-Style, 5PM #10) will register. Fisher was on the ’10 World Team — and also won the ’11 Trials but did not compete due to injury.

Several other prominent athletes are reportedly registering, as well, and all information located in this piece will be updated accordingly.

RECENT PAN-AMERICAN C’SHIP MEDALISTS

Nowry (gold – ’13, ’19, ’20; silver – ’18)
Hafizov (silver – ’21)
Jones (bronze – ’16)
Sancho (silver – ’16; bronze – ’20)
P. Smith (gold – ’15, ’16, ’17; silver – ’20)
Bey (silver – ’19)
Perkins (gold – ’18, ’19)
Provisor (gold – ’17, ’21; bronze – ’18)
Vera (gold – ’16)

2022 Bill Farrell Memorial Schedule

*All times CT

Friday, April 1
10:00am-3:00pm — Preliminary rounds through semifinals
4:00pm-7:00pm — Consolation rounds continued until third-place matches
7:00pm-8:30pm — Finals

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