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Warren, Zadick, Pritzlaff named Wrestlers of the Year by FILA



World Champions Joe Warren and Bill Zadick, and World Bronze Medalist Donny Pritzlaff have been named Wrestlers of the Year in their respective weight classes by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA).

The rankings are based on the results of the best eight wrestlers of each category in the following competitions: Senior World Championships, Senior Continental Championship and Finale "Golden Grand Prix."

Warren captured his first World-level medal after winning a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships on Sept. 25 in Guangzhou, China. Warren (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) won the Greco-Roman World title at 60 kg/132 pounds. Warren, who was competing on his second straight World Team, also won a gold medal at the Pan American Championships this year.

Zadick (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) won a World title after capturing the freestyle gold medal at 66 kg/145.5 pounds on Sept. 28 in China. Zadick was competing at the World Championships for the second time. He was seventh in the 2001 World meet.

Pritzlaff (Madison, Wis./New York AC) won a World bronze medal at 74 kg/163 pounds on Sept. 28 in his first trip to the World Championships. Pritzlaff also won a silver medal at the Pan Am Championships in 2006 and placed fifth in the Ivan Yarygin Memorial International in Russia.

World Bronze Medalist Sammie Henson (Flintstone, Ga./Sunkist Kids) finished third in the FILA rankings in freestyle at 55 kg/121 pounds. Henson also won the Uzbekistan Independence Cup and placed second at the Yasar Dogu International in Turkey.

World Silver Medalist Mike Zadick (Solon, Iowa/Hawkeye WC) finished fifth in the freestyle rankings at 60 kg/132 pounds. Heavyweight Steve Mocco (Stillwater, Okla./New York AC) was seventh in freestyle at 120 kg/264.5 pounds. Mocco won a gold medal at the Pan Am Championships.

World Bronze Medalist Lindsey Durlacher (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) was fourth in the Greco-Roman rankings at 55 kg/121 pounds. Durlacher also won the Dave Schultz Memorial International this year and was fifth in the Poland Open.

World Team member Erin Tomeo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) was sixth in the women's freestyle rankings at 59 kg/130 pounds. Tomeo placed seventh at the World Championships in 2006. She also placed second in the Alexander Medved International in Belarus and took third in the Klippan Ladies Golden Grand Prix in Sweden.

Junior World Team member Jackie Cataline (Corona, Calif./Cataline's Wildcats) was ranked eighth in women's freestyle at 63 kg/138.75 pounds. Cataline won a gold medal at the Pan Am Championships.

2006 FILA WORLD RANKINGS

MEN'S FREESTYLE

55 kg/121 pounds
1. Radoslav Velikov Marinov (Bulgaria)
2. Namik Abdullaev (Azerbaijan)
3. Sammie Henson (USA)
4. Adcham Achilov (Uzbekistan)
5. Ghenadi Tulbea (Moldova)
6. Dilshod Mansurov (Uzbekistan)
7. Besik Kudukhov (Russia)
8. Olexandr Zakharuk (Ukraine)

60 kg/132 pounds
1. Mavlet Batirov (Russia)
2. Vasyl Fedorishin (Ukraine)
3. Vusal Aliev (Azerbaijan)
4. Seyad Mourad Mohammadi (Iran)
5. Mike Zadick (USA)
6. Noriyuki Takatsuka (Japan)
7. Yong Chol Ri (DPR)
8. Saeed Azarbayjani (Canada)

66 kg/145.5 pounds
1. Bill Zadick (USA)
2. Albert Batyrov (Belarus)
3. Otar Tushishvili (Georgia)
4. Serafim Barzakov (Bulgaria)
5. Elman Asgarov (Azerbaijan)
6. Fred Jessey (Nigeria)
7. Andrey Sementsov (Russia)
8. Andrey Stadnik (Ukraine)

74 kg/163 pounds
1. Donny Pritzlaff (USA)
2. Bouvaisa Saitiev (Russia)
3. Mourad Gaidarov (Belarus)
4. Ibragim Aldatov (Ukraine)
5. Ali Bazri Asghar (Iran)
6. Gela Sagirashvili (Georgia)
7. Nabil Walid (Egypt)
8. Soslan Tigiev (Uzbekistan)

84 kg/185 pounds
1. Taras Danko (Ukraine)
2. Reza Yazdani (Iran)
3. Zaurbek Sokhiev (Uzbekistan)
4. Vadim Laliev (Armenia)
5. Sazhid Sazhidov (Russia)
6. Revaz Mindorashvili (Georgia)
7. Reineri Salas Perez (Cuba)
8. Adam Saitiev (Russia)

96 kg/211.5 pounds
1. Georgi Gogchelidze (Georgia)
2. Khadshimourad Gatsalov (Russia)
3. Nurzhan Kataev (Kazakhstan)
4. Michel Batista (Cuba)
5. Alireza Heydari (Iran)
6. Rouslan Sheikov (Belarus)
7. Alexej Krupniakov (Kirghizstan)
8. Eldar Atakisiev (Azerbaijan)

120 kg/264.5 pounds
1. Artur Taimazov (Uzbekistan)
2. Kuramagomed Kuramagomedov (Russia)
3. Marid Mutalimov (Kazakhstan)
4. Luka Eldari Kurtanidze (Georgia)
5. Khizir Durgaev (Azerbaijan)
6. Hisham Abdelwah Abdelmoamen (Egypt)
7. Steve Mocco (USA)
8. Fardin Masoumi Valadi (Iran)

Best freestyle wrestler of 2006 - Georgi Gogchelidze (Georgia)

GRECO-ROMAN

55 kg/121 pounds
1. Rovshan Bayramov (Azerbaijan)
2. Venelin Venkov (Bulgaria)
3. Hamid Soryan Reihanpour (Iran)
4. Lindsey Durlacher (USA)
5. Vugar Ragimov (Ukraine)
6. Armen Amoyan (Armenia)
7. Irakli Chochua (Georgia)
8. Lazaro Rivas Scull (Cuba)

60 kg/132 pounds
1. Joe Warren (USA)
2. David Bedinadze (Georgia)
3. Vyacheslav Djaste (Russia)
4. Eusebiu Diaconu (Romania)
5. Fuad Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
6. Ali Ashkani Agboloag (Iran)
7. Nurbakyt Tengizbayev (Kazakhstan)
8. Aleksey Vakulenko (Ukraine)

66 kg/145.5 pounds
1. Sergey Kovalenko (Russia)
2. Yanyan Li (China)
3. Olexandr Khvoshch (Ukraine)
4. Seref Eroglu (Turkey)
5. Hamid Reihani (Iran)
6. Kanatbek Begaliev (Kirghizstan)
7. Maxim Semenov (Russia)
8. Alsaid El Gabry (Egypt)

74 kg/163 pounds
1. Manuchar Kvirkvelia (Georgia)
2. Daniar Kobonov (Kirghizstan)
3. Mahmut Altay (Turkey)
4. Vladimir Shatskikh (Ukraine)
5. Marko Yli-Hannuksela (Finland)
6. Ilgar Abdulov (Azerbaijan)
7. Varteres Samourgashev (Russia)
8. Mark Madsen Overgaard (Denmark)

84 kg/185 pounds
1. Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)
2. Artur Michalkiewicz (Poland)
3. Ghasem Rezaei (Iran)
4. Alexej Mishin (Russia)
5. Vyatcheslav Makarenko (Belarus)
6. Mohamad Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
7. Hassan Saman Tahmasebi (Iran)
8. Mohamed Ahmed (Egypt)

96 kg/211.5 pounds
1. Hamza Yerlikaya (Turkey)
2. Marek Svec (Czech Republic)
3. Margulan Assembekov (Kazakhstan)
4. Jimmy Lidberg (Sweden)
5. Heiki Nabi (Estonia)
6. Vassili Teploukhov (Russia)
7. Alain Rivas (Cuba)
8. Karam Mohammed Gaber Ibragim (Egypt)

120 kg/264.5 pounds
1. Georgi Tsurtsumia (Kazakhstan)
2. Mijain Lopez Nunez (Cuba)
3. Ismail Guezel (Turkey)
4. Khassan Baroev (Russia)
5. Mihaly Deak Bardos (Hungary)
6. Sergey Artyoukhin (Belarus)
7. Yasser Abdelrahman Ali (Egypt)
8. David Saldadze (Ukraine)

Best Greco-Roman wrestler of 2006 - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey)

WOMEN'S FREESTYLE

48 kg/105.5 pounds
1. Maryna Markevich (Belarus)
2. Carol Huynh (Canada)
3. Francine de Paola-Martinez (Italy)
4. Cristina Croitoru (Romania)
5. Chiharu Icho (Japan)
6. Xuecheng Ren (China)
7. Sigrun Dobner (Germany)
8. Iwona Matkowska-Sadowska (Poland)

51 kg/112.25 pounds
1. Aleksandra Kohut (Ukraine)
2. Lyndsay Belisle (Canada)
3. Yuri Kai (Japan)
4. Vanessa Boubryemm (France)
5. Alexandra Engelhardt (Germany)
6. Hitomi Sakamoto (Japan)
7. Juliette Willocq (France)
8. Juling Wen (China)

55 kg/121 pounds
1. Anna Gomis (France)
2. Chikako Matsukawa (Japan)
3. Natalya Golts (Russia)
4. Johanna Mattson (Sweden)
5. Mariya Egorova (Belarus)
6. Jessica Bechtel (Germany)
7. Saori Yoshida (Japan)
8. Lovina Odohi (Nigeria)

59 kg/130 pounds
1. Ayako Shoda (Japan)
2. Lihui Su (China)
3. Audrey Prieto-Bokhashvili (France)
4. Marianna Sastin (Hungary)
5. Stefanie Stueber (Germany)
6. Erin Tomeo (USA)
7. Seiko Yamamoto (Japan)
8. Lubov Michailovna Volossova (Russia)

63 kg/138.75 pounds
1. Monika Ewa Michalik-Rogien (Poland)
2. Nikola Hartmann-Duenser (Austria)
3. Agoro Papavasileiou (Greece)
4. Olga Khilko (Belarus)
5. Kaori Icho (Japan)
6. Haiyan Xu (China)
7. Mio Nishimaki (Japan)
8. Jackie Cataline (USA)

67 kg/147.5 pounds
1. Teresa Mendez (Spain)
2. Agnieska Wieszczek (Poland)
3. Rui Xue Jing (China)
4. Hiroe Suzuki (Japan)
5. Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
6. Happiness Burutu (Nigeria)
7. Huihua Su (China)
8. Eri Sakamoto (Japan)

72 kg/158.5 pounds
1. Stanka Zlateva Hristova (Bulgaria)
2. Kyoko Hamaguchi (Japan)
3. Anita Schaetzle (Germany)
4. Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus)
5. Jenny Fransson (Sweden)
6. Svetlana Sayenko (Ukraine)
7. Ana Maria Paic (Romania)
8. Elena Perepelkina (Russia)

Best women's freestyle wrestler of 2006 - Stanka Zlateva Hristova (Bulgaria)
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