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PHOTOS: USA Team In Sweden; Plus, Full Klippan Cup Roster

US Greco Roman 2016 Klippan Cup Roster
Interior photo: Holly Veenis

The delegation of US Greco Roman athletes in Sweden is busy preparing for tomorrow’s Klippan Cup and we are lucky enough to bring you a few training photos. The Americans arrived in Sweden early yesterday, checked in, got everything all nice and settled, so now it’s all about gearing up for the tournament. Combat Wrestling Club founder Lucas Steldt, who is in Sweden along with NMU-OTS head coach Rob Hermann, is helping out with information and was nice enough to send over these images. As you’ll probably be able to tell, they have a pretty nice training situation going on over there.

USA Greco Roman training with Sweden

(Photo: Lucas Steldt)


USA Greco Roman Northern Michigan athletes in Sweden

(Photo: Lucas Steldt)

In addition, the complete US roster for tomorrow’s event has also been released. The Klippan Cup is a Senior Greco Roman competition and the US contingent is comprised mostly of Juniors/University age group wrestlers with a few Cadets sprinkled in. But the opportunity to battle it out against international opponents is far too valuable not to take advantage of, which is why 21 (!) out of the 24 US wrestlers over there are jumping into the tournament (Jesse Porter, 75 kg, will not be joining the group until Sunday). The only athletes being left out are those deemed a little too young.

USA Greco Roman Roster – 2016 Klippan Cup, Klippan Sweden – Saturday, October 29th

59 kg
Jordan Auen
Jordan Martinez
Alston Nutter
Eric Spence

66 kg
Riley Briggs
Britton Holmes
Aaron Kliamovich
Austin Morrow

71 kg
Logan Kass
Colin Schubert

75 kg
Corey Fitzgerald
Michael Donato
David Prado

80 kg
Giuseppe Rios
Kendrick Sanders

85 kg
Tommy Bracket
Austin Choan

98 kg
G’Angelo Hancock
Anthony Riopelle
Blake Smith
Spencer Wilson

The tournament begins tomorrow morning (Swedish time) at 10:30am. The event is also not being streamed or broadcast although, results should be available later in the day. We will try to provide follow-up coverage and any other information accordingly.



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