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International tours featuring our nation’s best Olympic-caliber wrestlers continue through February and March. Upcoming tours feature star U.S. athletes in men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle, including past World and Olympic medalists and World Team members.

Among the nations which will be visited are Cuba, Bulgaria, Belarus, Hungary, the Ukraine and Sweden.

In men’s freestyle, 2009 World Team member and past NCAA champion at Iowa State Trent Paulson, wrestling at 74 kg/163 lbs., and 2013 Dave Schultz Memorial champion, Devin Carter at 60 kg/132 lbs., will be heading to Havana, Cuba for the Cerro Pelado International.

The Dan Kolov International in Plodiv, Bulgaria will feature 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jake Varner, wrestling at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. Varner also won bronze at the 2011 World Championships and was a two-time NCAA champion for Iowa State. Also heading to Bulgaria is 2013 Dave Schultz Memorial champion and Iowa State NCAA champion Jon Reader at 84 kg/185 lbs. Also on the roster is past NCAA champion for Pittsburgh, Keith Gavin, also at 84 kg/185 lbs.

Among the top wrestlers at this year’s Alexander Medved International in Minsk, Belarus is Jordan Burroughs, 2012 Olympic gold medalist, 2011 World champion and two-time NCAA champion for Nebraska at 74 kg/163 lbs. Olympian and 2009 World bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev will also be in Minsk at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. Past NCAA champions attending Medved include Kellen Russell of Michigan at 66 kg/145.5 lbs., Max Askren of Missouri at 84 kg/185 lbs., Jon Reader of Iowa State at 84 kg/185 lbs., David Zabriskie of Iowa State at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. and Zach Rey of Lehigh Valley at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. 2010 World Team member Les Sigman is also wrestling at this event at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.

In Greco-Roman, competing at the Granma Cup in Havana, Cuba will be 2011 Junior World bronze medalist Toby Erickson at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. and 2010 World Team member Jake Fisher at 74 kg/163 lbs.

Leading the U.S. Greco-Roman team competing at the Hungarian Golden Grand Prix in Szombathely, Hungary will be past University World champion Max Nowry at 55 kg/121 lbs. and former World Team member Joe Betterman at 60 kg/132 lbs.

In women’s freestyle, U.S. stars traveling to Kiev, Ukraine for the Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial International include World champion Elena Pirozhkova at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. Pirozhkova is also a past World silver medalist. Two-time Junior World champion Victoria Anthony is also on the roster at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. Also on the tour are 2012 World silver medalist Helen Maroulis at 55 kg/121 lbs. and 2012 World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.

The Klippan Lady’s Open in Klippan, Sweden will feature two-time Junior World bronze medalist Erin Golston at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. Two-time World Team member Jessica Medina is also on the roster for this event at 51 kg/112.25 lbs.

Complete updates on each tour will be posted on TheMat.com as information becomes available.

USA WRESTLING WINTER TOURS TENTATIVE ROSTERS

As of Feb. 8, 2013

MEN’S FREESTYLE

CERRO PELADO INTERNATIONAL
at Havana, Cuba, Feb. 14-16

55 kg/121 lbs. – Frank Perrelli, Hackettstown, N.J. (New York AC)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Devin Carter, Blacksburg, Va. (Hokie Mat Club)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Kevin LeValley, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Trent Paulson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Deron Winn, Ames, Iowa (Cyclone WC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Evan Brown, Dubuque, Iowa (Cyclone WC)
Coaches – National Freestyle Coach Zeke Jones, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Royce Alger, Des Moines, Iowa; Jim Humphrey, Indianapolis, Ind.; Sam Portillo, Tuscan, Ariz.
Medical – Dr. Dennis Cardone, New York, N.Y.; Chad Smidt, Fort Collins, Colo.
Official – Michael Swisher, Hampton, Va.

DAN KOLOV INTERNATIONAL
at Plodiv, Bulgaria, Feb. 15-17

66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Brett Robbins, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Panther WC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Nick Marable, Columbia, Mo. (Sunkist Kids)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Jon Reader, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Keith Gavin, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Jake Varner, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – J.D. Bergman, Columbus, Ohio (New York AC)
96 kg/211.5 – Wynn Michalak, Champaign, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC)
Coaches – Assistant National Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Tolly Thompson, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Medical – John Edwards, Lafayette, Ind.
Official – Drew Hayes, Tempe, Ariz.

ALEXANDER MEDVED INTERNATIONAL
at Minsk, Belarus, March 1-2

55 kg/121 lbs. – Obe Blanc, Stillwater, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Zach Sanders, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Andrew Hochstrasser, Boise, Idaho (Titan Mercury WC)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Jimmy Kennedy, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Chase Pami, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Kellen Russel, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Colt Sponseller, Glenmont, Ohio (New York AC)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Max Askren, Somers, N.Y. (New York AC)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Clayton Foster, Laramie, Wyo. (GRIT Athletics WC)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Phil Keddy, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Austin Trotman, Boone, N.C. (AppStateRTC)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Jon Reader, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Wynn Michalak, Champaign, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Les Sigman, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – David Zabriskie, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley AC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Zach Rey, Hopatcong, N.J. (Lehigh Valley AC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Tervel Dlagnev, Columbus, Ohio (Sunkist Kids)
Coaches – National Freestyle Coach Zeke Jones, Colorado Springs, Colo.; National Freestyle Resident Coach Brandon Slay, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Andy Hrovat, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Medical – Dave Grossman, Bloomington, Ind.
Official – Bryan Davis, Lake City, Fla.

GRECO-ROMAN

GRANMA CUP
Havana, Cuba, Feb. 14-16

66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Nick Alvarez, Miami, Fla. (USOEC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – John Bozarth, El Paso, Ill. (USOEC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jake Fisher, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Bo Beckman, Pleasant Grove, Utah (New York AC)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Jordan Holm, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Caylor Williams, Melbourne, Fla. (YES Wrestling)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Charles Fish, Camp Lejeune, N.C. (U.S. Marines)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Toby Erickson, East Helena, Mont. (New York AC/USOEC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Robbie Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Parker Betts, St. Michael, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
Coaches – National Greco-Roman Coach Steve Fraser, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Matt Lindland, Gresham, Ore.; Dan Chandler, Minneapolis, Minn.
Medical – Dr. Dennis Cardone, New York, N.Y.; Chad Smidt, Fort Collins, Colo.
Official – Bill Harper, Drexel, Mo.

HUNGARIAN GOLDEN GRAND PRIX
at Szombathely, Hungary, Feb. 23-24

55 kg/121 lbs. – Max Nowry, Wheeling, Ill. (USOEC/New York AC)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Joe Betterman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Ben Sanchez, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jon Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Caleb Smith, Pakota, Ind. (unattached)
96 kg / 211.5 lbs. – Pete Gounaridis, Leominister, Mass. (Sunkist Kids)
Coaches – National Greco-Roman Resident Coach Momir Petkovic, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Shon Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Medical – Warren Flautt, Aidlingen, Germany
Official – Josh Kuisle. Webster City, Iowa

WOMEN’S FREESTYLE

OUTSTANDING UKRAINIAN MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL
at Kiev, Ukraine, February 12-18

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Victoria Anthony, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Sunkist Kids)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Alyssa Lampe, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Helen Maroulis, Rockville, Md. (Sunkist Kids)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Shauna Isbell, Flagstaff, Ariz. (Lindenwood University)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Elena Pirozhkova, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Veronica Carlson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
Coaches – National Women’s Coach Terry Steiner, Colorado Springs, Colo.; John Schmidtke, Honolulu, Hawaii
Medical – Jodi Loecke, Greeley, Colo.
Official – Toska Adams, Louisville, Ky.

KLIPPAN LADY’S OPEN
at Klippan, Sweden, February 12-21

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Erin Golston, Lake in the Hills, Ill. (New York AC)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Haley Aguello, Lockport, Ill. (New York AC)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Jessica Medina, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Katherine Fulp-Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Sara Hildebrandt, Granger, Ind. (King College)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Jennifer Page, Orangevale, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Anastasia Lobsinger, Martinez, Calif.
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Julia Salata, Canton, Mich. (King College)
FILA Cadet Team
Marina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif.
Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif.
Francesca Giorgio, West Lawn, Pa.
Amy Hou, Rome, Ga.
Katerina Lobsinger, Martinez, Calif.
Emily Pinson, Lizella, Ga.
Areana Villaescusa, Rio Rico, Ariz.
Coaches – Erin Tomeo, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Emma Randall, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Sara Fulp-Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Medical – Amy Miyazawa, Lawrence, Kans.
Official – James Dozier, Inverness, Fla.
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