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74 kg/163 lbs. - T.C. Dantzler, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
Will face Hoon Choi Duk of Korea in first round


"I came here to represent my abilities. If I represent my abilities, I leave with a gold medal. I am the toughest draw in the tournament. The preparation went well. We are ready to go. I will wrestle aggressively, pick up the pace and throw people on their head when I get on top."

84 kg/185 lbs. - Jake Clark, Okinawa, Japan (U.S. Marines)
Will face Nazmi Avluca of Turkey in the first round


"I'm excited, but then again, I'm not trying to get overhyped. I try to take it like another tournament. I don't know if that is the right approach. I made weight. That is the first step. It's probably the easiest part. It has gotten a little long being here in China for 10 days. You get a little overanxious. I feel like I was ready to go a couple of days ago. I have to be ready tomorrow."

96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Justin Ruiz, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
Will face Rami Hietaniemi of Finland in the first round


"I am excited to wrestle. I have been here awhile. I have been chomping at the bit to get out there and go at it. I feel good about the training I've done and the experience I have gotten this year. I look forward to tomorrow."

Steve Fraser, National Greco-Roman Coach

"Justin Ruiz has been preparing outstanding. He is excellent. A steady machine. He comes and does his business. He works hard, the kind of kid you love to coach. He is looking strong. Jacob Clark will surprise some people. They don't know him. He has been confident in his preparation the last few weeks. T.C. Dantzler has been knocking at the door for a few years now. We would love to see him get his just reward. He works hard. He's the last to leave practice every day. He is as talented as anybody in the world, especially with the reverse lift. He has to bring his A game tomorrow."
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