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Alex Dieringer (pictured in red) defeated Dylan Palacio in the 74 kg/163 lbs. final series of the 2013 U.S. Junior World Team Trials to clinch a berth on the U.S. Junior World Team for the second consecutive year. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers are Warriors.

The United States will send talented teams to the 2013 FILA Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria August 13-18. The competition includes the world’s best 17-20 year old wrestlers.

To be eligible for the FILA Juniors, athletes must be 17-20 years old and cannot turn 21 during the 2013 calendar year.

The teams are comprised of men and who won the 2013 U.S. FILA Junior World Team Trials in Stillwater, Okla. and women who won the Body Bar Women’s National Championships in Lakeland, Fla.

2012 FILA Junior World Team members Alex Dieringer, and Austin Marsden, will again represent the U.S. on the freestyle team. Dieringer competed at 74 kg/163 lbs. last year and Marsden wrestled at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. Both wrestlers compete for Oklahoma State University.

Also competing for the U.S. freestyle team will be 2013 U.S. FILA Junior National champions Thomas Gilman, at 55 kg/121 lbs., Jason Tsirtsis, at 66 kg/145.5 lbs., and Kyle Snyder, at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. Snyder was recently named the 2013 ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year. Gilman, who was a former FILA Cadet World team member, competes for Iowa and Tsirtsis for Northwestern.

Sam Brooks will wrestle at 84 kg/185 lbs. in freestyle. The Iowa Hawkeye is a FILA Cadet World bronze medalist.

The women’s freestyle team returns three place winners from the 2012 FILA Junior World Championships led by 2012 Junior World bronze medalist Erin Golston at 44 kg/97 lbs. Jenifer Page, who was fifth at 67 kg/147.5 lbs., and Julia Salata, who was eighth at 72 kg/158 lbs. are the other returning place winners for the United States.

Other returning members of the 2012 U.S. FILA Junior World team include 2013 ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year Haley Augello at 51 kg/112.25 lbs., 2013 University World team member Sarah Hildebrandt at 55 kg/121 lbs. and 2012, 2011 Junior World team member Jenna Burkert at 59 kg/130 lbs.

Three members of the 2012 FILA Junior World Greco-Roman team will return for the U.S. 2013 University World team member Geordan Speiller placed seventh at the 2012 Junior World Championships at 74 kg/163 lbs. and will return to wrestle that same weight.

Also returning are 2012 FILA Junior World team members Isaiah Varona at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Lucas Sheridan at 84 kg/185 lbs. Sheridan wrestles for Indiana University

2013 U.S. FILA Junior National Champions Hayden Tuma at 60 kg/132 lbs., and Kevin Beazley at 96 kg/211.5 lbs., will also wrestle Greco-Roman for the U.S. Tuma also recently won a 2013 Junior National Greco-Roman title in Fargo. Beazley competes for Old Dominion.

The men’s freestyle team will be coached by Sean Bormet and Bill Zadick, the women’s freestyle team will be coached by Jason Moorman, Marcie Van Dusen and Erin Tomeo and the Greco-Roman squad will be coached by Mark Halvorson and Rodney Smith.

2013 FILA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Sofia, Bulgaria, August 13-18, 2013


Event Schedule

Tuesday, August 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Qualification Rounds for Greco-Roman 50, 60, 74 and 96 kg
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Semifinals and Repechage for Greco-Roman 50, 60, 74 and 96 kg
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Finals for Greco-Roman 50, 60, 74 and 96 kg

Wednesday, August 14
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Qualification Rounds for Greco-Roman 55, 66, 84 and 120 kg
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Semifinals and Repechage for Greco-Roman 55, 66, 84 and 120 kg
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Finals for Greco-Roman 55, 66, 84 and 120 kg

Thursday, August 15
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Qualification Rounds for women’s freestyle 44, 51, 59 and 67 kg
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Semifinals and Repechage for women’s freestyle 44, 51, 59 and 67 kg
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Finals for women’s freestyle 44, 51, 59 and 67 kg

Friday, August 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Qualification Rounds for women’s freestyle 48, 55, 63 and 72 kg
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Semifinals and Repechage for women’s freestyle 48, 55, 63 and 72 kg
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Finals for women’s freestyle 48, 55, 63 and 72 kg

Saturday, August 17
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Qualification Rounds for men’s freestyle 50, 60, 74 and 96 kg
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Semifinals and Repechage for men’s freestyle 50, 60, 74 and 96 kg
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Finals for men’s freestyle 50, 60, 74 and 96 kg

Sunday, August 18
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Qualification Rounds for men’s freestyle 55, 66, 84 and 120 kg
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Semifinals and Repechage for men’s freestyle 55, 66, 84 and 120 kg
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Finals for men’s freestyle 55, 66, 84 and 120 kg

U.S. men’s freestyle roster
50 kg/110 lbs. – Ethan Lizak, Schnecksville, Pa. (LVAC)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Thomas Gilman, Council Bluffs, Iowa (Hawkeye WC/University of Iowa)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Mark Grey, Ithaca, N.Y. (Titan Mercury WC)*
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Jason Tsirtsis, Crown Point, Ind. (Wildcat WC/Northwestern University)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Alex Dieringer, Port Washington, Wis. (Cowboy WC/Oklahoma State University)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Sam Brooks, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC/University of Iowa)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Kyle Snyder, Woodbine, Md. (OTC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Austin Marsden, Crystal Lake, Ill. (Cowboy WC/Oklahoma State University)
Coach: Sean Bormet, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Coach: Bill Zadick, Colorado Springs, Colo.
*Grey has signed with Cornell

U.S. women’s freestyle roster
44 kg/97 lbs. – Erin Golston, Lake In The Hills, Colo. (NYAC/USOEC/UCCS)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Cody Pfau, Parachute, Colo. (OKCU/Gator Women RTC)*
51 kg/112.5 lbs. – Haley Augello, Lockport, Ill. (NYAC)*
55 kg/121 lbs. – Sarah Hildebrandt, Granger, Ind. (King College)
59 kg/130 lbs. – Jenna Burkert, Rocky Point, N.Y. (NYAC/USOEC/UCCS)
63 kg/138.5 lbs. – Jennifer Page, Orangevale Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Lorrie-Ann Ramos , Orlando, Fla. (King College)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Julia Salata, Canton, Mich. (NYAC/King College)
Coach: Jason Moorman, Chuckey, Tenn.
Coach: Marcie Van Dusen, Los Angeles, Calif.
Coach: Erin Tomeo, Colorado Springs, Colo.
*Augello has signed with King College, Pfau has signed with Oklahoma City University

U.S. men’s Greco-Roman roster
50 kg/110 lbs. – Tirso Lara, Poway, Calif. (Ultimate Warrior)*
55 kg/121 lbs. – Isaiah Varona, Miami, Fla. (USOEC/Northern Michigan University)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Hayden Tuma, Boise, Idaho (Suples WC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Sahid Kargbo, Alexandria, Va. (Patriot Elite WC/George Mason University)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Geordan Speiller, Oviedo, Fla. (Florida Jets)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Lucas Sheridan, Bloomington, Ind. (CYC/University of Indiana)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Kevin Beazley, Howell, Mich. (HRWA/VBRTC/Old Dominion University)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Sam Stoll, Kasson, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
Coach: Mark Halvorson, Brentwood, Calif.
Coach: Rodney Smith, Chicopee, Mass.
*Lara has signed with North Dakota State University

Team Leader: Jason Christenson, Altoona, Iowa
Offical: Roy Scott, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.
Medical: Dr. Jeremy Frank, Parkland, Fla.
Medical: Jeff Jahnel, Tolono, Ill.
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