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Quotes from U.S. Greco-Roman athletes Durlacher, Warren, Lester and coaches Fraser and Seras after weigh-in



55 kg/121 lbs. - Lindsey Durlacher, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)

"I am ready to go. Training went very well. I am very confident I can bring back a medal. I have worked very hard. Anything less would be a letdown for me. I am ready, so I feel
confident about this year's tournament."

60 kg/132 lbs. - Joe Warren, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)

"My goal is to win this thing. My preparation has been great. Physically and mentally, I am on the top of the world. Now I have to perform. I have to get it done. I have to stay confident and focus. This is my send time around. I improved the things I made mistakes on last year. I am a wiser wrestler. I deserve it more this year."

66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Harry Lester, Akron, Ohio (USOEC/Gator WC)

"I feel 10 times better now than 10 minutes ago. The conditioning went well during the mini-camp here in China. I had a rough week during the camp before we came here. But that happens with me. But I had a good week. My coaches and partners pushed me to get ready for the Worlds. I have to get pumping on all cylanders. I need to get a good warmup in and be ready to go when I step on the mat."

National Greco-Roman Coach Steve Fraser

"Lindsey Durlacher has been wrestling very well. The last month of preparation I have been extremely pleased with Lindsey. He has shown the fighting spirit. We are very pleased about Lindsey's chances."

"Joe Warren is a warrior. He is one of the most physical and emotional wrestlers in the world. He has to focus his energies and efforts in scoring points and not making mistakes. He is as good as anybody in this tournament."

"Harry Lester is very talented. He is one of the best competitors I have ever seen. I think he is going to surprise some people. They don't know him yet. He is a great athlete."

U.S. Greco-Roman World Team Coach Andy Seras

"This tournament is so tough and so unforgiving. It doesn't matter who you draw. Whoever steps out on the mat, you have to beat them. I can say for sure, that these wrestlers are physically and mentally ready. It is now up to them. We will do what we can to help them."

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