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|UPDATED: Draws and Quotes from U.S. wrestlers Bill Zadick, Donny Pritzlaff and Andy Hrovat and Coach Kevin Jackson after weighins on Wednesday|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
NOTE: Draws are corrected. Previous information incorrect
66 kg/132 lbs. - Bill Zadick, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC)
Will face Elar Hani of Estonia in the first match
"I want to go out and wrestle to the best of my ability and win a gold medal. I feel great. We put in the training. We put in the work. It is time to perform. It is awesome having my family here, too. It is a lot of fun."
74 kg/163 lbs. - Donny Pritzlaff, Madison, Wis. (New York AC)
Will face Richard Adinall of South Africa in the first match
"I feel very prepared. The coaches have us well prepared and in great condition. You can tell by the results today. The team is ready to go. We are in good spirits. Now is the fun part. Until now, it has been preparation. Now we have fun."
"I have never been wrestling as good as I have now. Everything is clicking, my timing, my wrestling. I have made big strides since the World Team Trials. I feel great, feel strong and feel confident, and I am 100 percent healthy. I am definitely ready."
84 kg/185 lbs. - Andy Hrovat, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC)
Will face Vadim Laliev of Armenia in the first match
"I am going into it working not to make any mistakes. I want to wrestle like I've done in camp and in practice. I want to keep it going. With all the success of the U.S. team so far, they won't want to wrestle us. It is also an advantage with the short break between the matches. With our conditioning, you can break your guy. All of the work we have put in will pay off."
"I'm real confident right now. My stuff in practice is working. The coaches have finetuned me. I am as ready as I have ever been."
National Freestyle Coach Kevin Jackson
"Bill Zadick has experience. He has been here before, but it has been awhile. He looks ready. He is strong, fast and ready to wrestle. His brother being in the finals will motivate him. If he wins, it will motivate him more. Hopefully, he won't let his little brother outdo him."
"This is Donny Pritzlaff's first time at the World Championships. This is a new experience for him, but he is handling it like a professional. He is a machine. He trains like a machine and wrestles like a machine. If he doesn't make any mistakes, he will do well. He will definitely perform."
"Andy Hrovat is here for the first time also. If he limits his mistakes and wrestles in his positions, he will do well. He has some big moves. I wouldn't be surprised if he pins a number of guys here. If he wrestles smart, he will be in the battle. He beat a quality guy in Mo Lawal to make this team, and he feels he can beat anybody in the world. We are excited to see Andy wrestle."