USA Wrestling Grappling Trials Qualifiers To Date

Gary Abbott sent along the following:

QUALIFIERS FOR UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS U.S. GRAPPLING WORLD TEAM TRIALS (as of April 20)

List will be updated after each qualifying event

By FILA Weight Class, and qualifying event

(This is a projection for the weight classes. Qualified athletes may enter at whatever weight they choose)

Men

62 kg/136.5 lbs.

Sonny Nohara Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 1st at Under 140 pounds

Ricky Lundell Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 2nd at Under 140 pounds

Ulysseys Gomez Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 129.9 pounds

Simpson Go Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 129.9 pounds

Matt Sanchez Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 139.9 pounds

Brian Peterson Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 139.9 pounds

70 kg/154 lbs.

Bill Cooper Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 1st at 140-159.9 pounds

Scott Bieri Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 2nd at 140-159.9 pounds

Reynaldo Duarte Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 149.9 pounds

Bryan Mago Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 149.9 pounds

Cub Swanson Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 159.9 pounds

Denny Prokopos Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 159.9 pounds

80 kg/176 lbs.

Pablo Popovitch Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 1st at 160-179.9 pounds

Saulo Ribeiro Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 2nd at 160-179.9 pounds

Sean Spangler Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 3rd at 160-179.9 pounds

Dustin Akbari Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 169.9 pounds

Arashi Ikenish Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 169.9 pounds

Kyle Griffin Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 179.9 pounds

Brandon Olsen Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 179.9 pounds

92 kg/202.5 lbs.

Rick Macauley Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 1st at 199.9 pounds and under

Nathan DuCharme Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 2nd at 199.9 pounds and under

Eduardo Braga Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 189.9 pounds

Adam Depew Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 189.9 pounds

Kyacey Uscola Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 199.9 pounds

Daniel Molina Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 199.9 pounds

125 kg/275 lbs.

Ryan Gillespie Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 209.9 pounds

Robert Gerrits Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 209.9 poinds

Jeff Monson Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 210 and Over

Danny Richards Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 210 and Over

Women

48 kg/105.5 lbs.

None yet

55 kg/121 lbs.

Niki Garcia Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 119.9 pounds and Under

Hillary Witt Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 119.9 pounds and Under

63 kg/138.75 lbs.

Crystina Coates Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 1st at Under 140 pounds

Michelle Mills Grapplers Quest U.S. Pro Trials, 2nd at Under 140 pounds

Kelly Weatherford Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 120-134.9 pounds

Maria Rios Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 120-134.9 pounds

72 kg/158.5 lbs.

Marianna Colheo Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 135-149.9 pounds

Milda Shibonis Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 2nd at 135-149.9 pounds

Tammy Griego Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals, 1st at 150 pounds and Over

Participants must be U.S. citizens.

The United States Marine Corps U.S. World Team Trials will be hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas , Nev. , June 8-10 and is hosted by USA Wrestling. This event is the qualifier for the U.S. Grappling World Team which will compete in the World Wrestling Games in Antalya , Turkey on Sept. 7-9.

Remaining Qualifying Events

April 21 — North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Worlds, Jersey City , N.J.

April 29 — World Grappling Games Best of the West, Long Beach , Calif.

May 26 — North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Midwest Championships, Milwaukee , Wis.

June 4 — World Grappling Games Pan American Submission Championships. Los Angeles , Calif.

May 12 — Mid-Atlantic Grappling Championships, Virginia Beach , Va. ***

May 12 — No Limits West Coast World Team Grappling Qualifier Trials, Irvine , Calif. ***

May 26 — No Limits East Coast World Team Grappling Qualifier Trials, Alpharetta , Ga. “Last Chance”***

*** – USA Wrestling sanctioned events

DISCUSS THIS NEWS IN THE MMANEWS.COM FORUMS >>