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Two-time Greco-Roman Olympian Spenser Mango competes in Serbia this weekend

Two U.S. Senior-level teams will be competing in Europe this weekend, with a number of 2012 U.S. Olympians scheduled to wrestle.

Five members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman team will be in action at the Gedza International in Belgrade, Serbia, June

Five 2012 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman athletes are among the U.S. competitors at the tournament.

Two-time Olympians Spenser Mango at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Dremiel Byers at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. will be wrestling. Byers was a 2002 World champion and has won three World medals.

Olympian Justin Lester, also a two-time World bronze medalist, will compete at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. Other 2012 U.S. Olympians scheduled to wrestle are Ben Provisor at 74 kg/163 lbs. and Chas Betts at 84 kg/185 lbs.

Seven U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers will be in action in Serbia.

A U.S. men’s freestyle team is competing at the Ziolkowski International in Siedice, Poland, June 16-17. The team will be led by two members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.

Olympian and 2009 World bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev will compete at 120 kg, while Olympian Sam Hazewinkel will wrestle at 55 kg.

The U.S. delegation in Poland includes eight top Senior-level freestyle wrestlers.

At Belgrade, Serbia, June 15-16

U.S. Greco-Roman roster

55 kg/121 lbs. – Spenser Mango, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Paul Tellgren, Anoka, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Justin Lester, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Ben Provisor, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Chas Betts, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Minnesota Storm)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Caylor Williams, Greensboro, N.C. (YES Wrestling)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Dremiel Byers, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
Team Leader – Assistant National Greco-Roman Coach Momir Petkovic, Colorado Springs, Colo.
National Greco-Roman Coach – Steve Fraser, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach – Shon Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach – James Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.
Medical – Rod Rodriguez, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Referee – Mark Anderson, Augusta, Kan.

Event Schedule for Gedza International

Friday, June 15
Competition at 55 kg, 66 kg, 96 kg

Saturday, June 16
Competition at 60 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg and 120 kg

At Siedice, Poland, June 16-17

U.S. men’s freestyle roster

55 kg/121 lbs. – Sam Hazewinkel, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Angel Escobedo, Columbus, Ohio (New York AC)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Obe Blanc, Stillwater, Okla. (Gator WC)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Logan Stieber, Monroeville, Ohio (New York AC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Trent Paulson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – J.D. Bergman, Columbus, Ohio (New York AC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Tervel Dlagnev, Columbus, Ohio (Sunkist Kids)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Jarod Trice, Highland Park, Mich. (Gator WC)
Team Leader – Paul Kieblesz, New York, N.Y.
National Freestyle Coach – Zeke Jones, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach – Lou Rosselli, Columbus, Ohio
Medical – Darryl Miller; Fred Roberto, Cyrus Poitier
Referee – Dennis Thorson, Buffalo, Wyo.

Event Schedule for Ziolkowski International

Saturday, June 16
Competition at 55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg

Sunday, June 17
Competition at 60 kg, 74 kg, 96 kg

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