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Quotes from wrestlers Warren, Ruiz and Byers and coaches Oliver and Lewis after weighin on Saturday



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

"I am happy to get my first chance at the World Championships. I will not let it get past me. I will wrestle every minute like it is my last one. I'll give it everything I have. I won't stop until they have to pull me off the mat. I am real positive about this weekend. It's one at a time right now. I picked draw number one; it's destiny."

96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Justin Ruiz, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)

"Training went well. It has been a good summer. It's nice to be here to compete. I think I have gotten better in par terre. That is where I needed to improve. I have put in a lot of time. I am hoping for good things here. I feel confident and feel I can do well. I've seen most of these guys thoughout the year. I feel ready."

120 kg/211.5 lbs. - Dremiel Byers, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)

"One match at a time, that's about it. I'm looking at it like they will all be ready to wrestle. I'm here to fight. I will approach every match that way."

(about fellow Army WCAP athlete Iris Smith, the women's World champion)
"I wouldn't want to do anything to take away from what Iris Smith has done here. I want to add to it."

"The training was good. At this point, I got the first match out of the way by making weight. I feel real good. I'll be rolling and keep going."

U.S. World Team Coach Dale Oliver

"Joe Warren is very explosive. He is hard pushing, and goes all the time. He has a fantastic attitude. He made his weight smart. He is on target. He has trained well. He will show a few people a few things."

"Justin has done real well. His gut wrench is tougher every day. His pummeling is improved. He is in good shape. We look for him to score with his gut wrench. His defense is improved. If he stays focused, he will do well, and he seems real focused."

U.S. Coach Shon Lewis
(concerning Dremiel Byers)

"The World Championships will be a tough competition. Every match, you need to be ready to fight. The best guy does not always win. The guy who fights harder and longer often wins it. Dremiel knows he has to be ready to battle every minute of every match."
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