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2011 U.S. WORLD TEAM MEMBER
NICK SIMMONS, Corvallis, Ore. (Sunkist Kids)

Fifth in 2011 World Championships… 2009 U.S. Open champion… Sixth at 2011 U.S. Open… Second in 2009 World Team Trials… Third in 2010 World Team Trials… Third in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Fourth in 2008 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2007 World Team Trials… Second in 2007 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2010 U.S. Open… Third in 2008 New York AC International… Fifth in 2005 World University Games… Third in 2005 U.S. World Team Trials… Sixth in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… 2004 Pan American Championships gold medalist… Four-time NCAA All-American at Michigan State Univ. (2003, 2005-2007)… Younger brother, Andy, was an All-American at Michigan State… College: Michigan State… High School: Williamston, Mich…. Born: October 25, 1982… Age: 29

2011-12 NATIONAL TEAM NO. 2
SAM HAZEWINKEL, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids)

2011 U.S. Open champion… 2012 Pan American Championships champion… Second in 2011 Alexander Medved International (Belarus)… Second in 2010 Henri Deglane Challenge (France)… 2009 Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Second in 2011 Pan American Championships…. Third in 2009 New York AC International… Third in 2010 and 2011 Cerro Pelado Tournament (Cuba)… Third in 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial International… 2010 World Cup Wrestle-off champion… Second in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (Greco-Roman)… 2008 World University champion (Greco-Roman)… 2005 and 2007 U.S. Open champion (Greco-Roman)… Second in 2009 U.S. Open (Greco-Roman)… Fourth in 2008 U.S. Open (Greco-Roman)… 2005, 2006 and 2007 U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (Greco-Roman)… Third in 2009 World Team Trials (Greco-Roman)… Third in 2007 Pan American Championships (Greco-Roman)… His father and his uncle were members of the Olympic Team in Greco-Roman… College: Univ. of Oklahoma… High School: Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola Christian Academy)… Born: March 4, 1983… Age: 29

2011-12 NATIONAL TEAM NO. 3
OBE BLANC, Stillwater, Okla. (Gator WC)

Ninth in 2010 World Championships… 2010 U.S. Open champion… Second in 2011 Pan American Games… Third in 2009 and 2011 U.S. World Team Trials… Second in 2009 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2011 U.S. Open… Second in 2009 Pan American Championships… Second in 2009 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2008 University Nationals… Second in 2007 University Nationals… Third in 2005 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Second in 2005 FILA Junior Nationals… Sixth in 2007 NCAA Championships competing for Lock Haven… Florida state high school champion, and national high school champion… College: Lock Haven, Oklahoma State… High School: Naples, Fla. (Lely)… Born: May 17, 1985… Age: 26

OTHER QUALIFIERS (ALPHABETICALLY)

HENRY CEJUDO, Phoenix, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)

2008 Olympic champion… Member of 2007 U.S. World Team… 2006 and 2007 U.S. Open champion… 2008 U.S. Open runner-up… 2007 World Team Trials champion… 2011 Sunkist Kids International champion… Second in 2011 Henri Deglane Challenge (France)… 2006 Junior World silver medalist… 2007 Pan American Games champion… Three-time Pan American Championships champion (2006-08)… Fifth in 2005 Junior World Championships… Second in 2006 U.S. World Team Trials… In 2006, became first high school wrestler to win Senior Freestyle title since USAW became the national governing body… 2006 ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year… Two-time Arizona and two-time Colorado state high school champion… High School: Colorado Springs, Colo. (Coronado), Phoenix, Ariz. (Maryville)… Born: February 9, 1987… Age: 25

SHAWN CONTOS, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
Fourth in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Second in 2003 New York AC International… Junior Nationals champion… College: Michigan… High School: St. Johns, Ohio… Born: May 18, 1975… Age: 36

ANGEL ESCOBEDO, Columbus, Ohio (New York AC)
Second in 2011 Olympic Test Event (England)… 2011 New York AC International champion… Second in 2010 U.S. Open… Second in 2010 World Team Trials… Third in 2010 Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix… Eighth in 2010 University World Championships… 2007 FILA Junior World Team member… 2007 FILA Junior World Team Trials champion… Second in 2006 FILA Junior Nationals… Third in 2006 FILA Junior World Team Trials… 2008 NCAA champion for Indiana… Third in 2010 NCAA Championships… Fifth in 2009 NCAA Championships… Fourth in 2008 NCAA Championships… Competed in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Second in 2004 Junior Nationals… 2002 FILA Cadet Nationals champion… Four-time Indiana state high school champion… College: Indiana… High School: Griffith, Ind…. Born: January 12, 1987… Age: 25

DANNY FELIX, Morgantown, W.Va. (Sunkist Kids)
2009 U.S. World Team Team member… Second in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2008 and 2010 U.S. Open… Sixth in 2007 U.S. Open… Second in 2007 and 2011 New York AC International… 2004 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… Third in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Second in 2000 U.S. Open… Third in 2001 World Team Trials… Third in 2008 and 2010 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2004 U.S. Open… Second in 2009 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Third in 2010 Dave Schultz Memorial International… 1996 University Nationals champion… Third in 1992 Junior World Championships… Seventh in 1995 NCAA Championships for Arizona State… Two-time Arizona state high school champion… College: Arizona State… High School: Phoenix, Ariz. (South Mountain)… Born: March 3, 1974… Age: 38

BEN KJAR, Orem, Utah (Utah Valley)
2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier champion… Fourth in 2011 Sunkist Kids International Open… Fifth at 2009 U.S. Open… Third in 2008 Central Regional Olympic Trials in both styles… Sixth in 2007 University Nationals… Third in 2003 University Nationals in both styles… 2002 FILA Junior Nationals champion in both styles… Third in 2001 FILA Junior World Team Trials in both styles… Fourth in 2011 NCAA Championships for Utah Valley, its first All-American… Won Junior national titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle in 2002… Three-time Utah State high school champion… College: Utah Valley… High School: Centerville, Utah (Viewmont)… Born: May 24, 1983… Age: 28

MICHAEL MARTINEZ, Pagosa Springs, Colo. (Cowboy WC)
Second in 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Fourth at 2009 U.S. Open… Sixth in 2007 U.S. Open… 2008 Rocky Mountain Regional Champion… Second in 2008 University World Team Trials… Fourth in 2008 Guelph Open (Canada)… Fifth in 2007 World Team Trials… Third in 2007 University Nationals… Fourth in 2006 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Third in 2006 FILA Junior Nationals… Four-time state placewinner in high school… College: Univ. of Wyoming… High School: Pagosa Springs, Colo…. Born: Feb. 10, 1986… Age: 25

MATT McDONOUGH, Marion, Iowa (Hawkeye)
Wildcard selection for Olympic Trials… 2010 U.S. Junior World Team member… 2010 Junior World Team Trials champion… Third in 2009 FILA Junior Nationals… Third in 2008 Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2007 Junior Nationals… 2010 and 2012 NCAA champion for Univ. of Iowa… Second in 2011 NCAA Championships… Three-time Iowa state high school champion… College: Iowa… High School: Marion, Iowa (Linn-Mar)… Born: May 12. 1990… Age: 21

MARK MCKNIGHT, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
Third in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Sixth in 2006 U.S. Open… Seventh in 2011 U.S. Open… 2011 Northeast Regionals champion… Sixth in 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Second in 2010 Northern Plains Regionals… Fifth at 2009 Sunkist Kids International Open… Fourth in 2008 University Nationals… Fourth in 2007 University Nationals… Sixth in 2005 University Nationals… 2004 East Regional Olympic Trials champion… Fourth in 2008 NCAA Championships for Penn State… College: Penn State, Buffalo… High School: McDonald, Pa. (South Fayette)… Born: March 7, 1985… Age: 27

FRANK PERRELLI, Hackettstown, N.J. (New York AC)
Wildcard selection for Olympic Trials… Fifth in 2011 U.S. Open… 2010 University Nationals champion… Third in 2011 University Nationals… 2007 Northeast Junior Regionals champion… Fourth in 2012 NCAA Championships for Cornell… 2006 New Jersey state high school champion… Third in 2005 New Jersey state meet and fifth in 2007… College: Cornell… High School: Morristown, N.J. (Delbarton School)… Born: May 2, 1989… Age: 22

BRANDON PRECIN, Evanston, Ill. (New York AC)
Second in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Second in 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Fifth in 2011 Dmitry Korkin International (Russia)… 2011 University Nationals champion… Seventh in 2010 U.S. Open… Second in 2009 Northern Plains Regionals… Third in 2008 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Third in 2009 and 2011 NCAA Championships for Northwestern… Seventh in 2008 NCAA Championships… Seventh in 2005 Junior Nationals… Two-time Illinois state high school champion… College: Northwestern… High School: Carl Sandberg, Ill…. Born: July 3, 1988… Age: 23

ZACH SANDERS, Lauderdale, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier champion… 2010 Northern Plains Regionals champion… 2009 University Nationals champion… Second in 2011 University Nationals… Eighth in 2008 Junior World Championships… 2008 FILA Junior World Team Trials champion… Second in 2010 University World Team Trials… Four-time NCAA All-American for Minnesota… NCAA places – third (2012), fifth (2010, 2011), sixth (2009)… National winner of Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award… Five-time Minnesota state high school champion… Third in 2007 Junior Nationals in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… 2004 Cadet Triple Crown winner, winning freestyle, Greco and folkstyle titles… College: Univ. of Minnesota… High School: Wabasha, Minn. (Wabasha-Kellogg)… Born: April 27, 1988… Age: 23

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