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66 kg/145.5 lbs. men’s freestyle

2011 U.S. WORLD TEAM MEMBER
TEYON WARE, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)

2011 U.S. World Team member… 2011 U.S. Open champion… Third in 2011 Pan American Games… Fifth in 2010 U.S. Open… Seventh in 2006 and 2009 U.S. Open… Second in 2009 and 2010 Hargobind International (Canada)… Second in 2011 Pan American Championships… Second in 2009 Sunkist Kids International… 2010 World Cup Wrestle-off champion… Third in 2010 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… Third in 2008 U.S. Open in freestyle… 2007 University Nationals freestyle champion… Two-time NCAA champion for Oklahoma (2003, 2005)… Second in 2006 NCAA Championships in sixth in 2004… Four-time Oklahoma state champion… Two-time Junior Nationals champion (2000, 2001)… Born: Aug. 13, 1983… Age: 28… College: Univ. of Oklahoma… High School: Edmond, Okla. (North)

2011-12 NATIONAL TEAM NO. 2
BRENT METCALF. Iowa City, Iowa (New York AC)

Member of 2010 U.S. World Team… 2011 Olympic Test Event champion (England)… Second in 2012 Pan American Olympic Qualifier, qualifying USA for Olympics… 2011 Takhti Cup runner-up (Iran)… Second in 2011 U.S. World Team Trials… Third in 2011 U.S. Open… Second in 2009 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2008 U.S. Open… Third in 2010 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals (Azerbaijan)… Third in 2009 Pan American Championships… 2008 and 2010 NCAA champion for the Univ. of Iowa… 2009 NCAA runner-up… 2008 Dan Hodge Trophy winner as nation’s top college wrestler… 2006 Clansman International champion… Competed in 2006 FILA Junior World Championships… 2006 FILA Junior World Team Trials champion… Four-time Michigan state champion… Six-time Junior Nationals champion, tying national record with Sean Hage of Georgia… College: Univ of Iowa, Virginia Tech… High School: Davison, Mich…. Born: July 14, 1986… Age: 25

2011-12 NATIONAL TEAM NO. 3
JOSH CHURELLA, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC)

Second in 2010 U.S. Open… Third in 2010 and 2011 World Team Trials… Fourth in 2009 World Team Trials… Sixth in 2009 U.S. Open… 2009 and 2010 New York AC International Open champion… 2012 Guelph Open champion (Canada)… Third in 2010 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… Third in 2009 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Fourth in 2008 New York AC International… Fourth in 2008 Hargobind International (Canada)… Second in 2007 NCAA Championships for Michigan… Three-time Michigan state high school champion (2001-2003)… Fifth in 2003 Junior Nationals and sixth in 2002 Junior Nationals… College: Univ. of Michigan… High School: Novi, Mich…. Born: January 19, 1985… Age: 27

OTHER QUALIFIERS (ALPHABETICALLY)

ZACK BAILEY, Kansas City, Mo. (Victory Wrestling)

Third in 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Fifth in 2008 University Nationals… Third in 2005 FILA Junior Nationals… 2004 Junior Nationals champion… Four-time Missouri state high school champion… College: Oklahoma… High School: Kansas City, Mo. (Oak Park HS)… Born: July 3, 1987… Age: 24

JASON CHAMBERLAIN, Boise, Idaho (Bronco WC)
Third in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Fifth in 2010 Junior World Championships… Competed in 2009 Junior World Championships… 2009 and 2010 FILA Junior World Team Trials champion… Second in 2009 FILA Junior Nationals… Third in 2008 FILA Junior Nationals… 2007 Junior Nationals champion and second in Greco-Roman… Third in 2006 Cadet Nationals… Third in 2006 FILA Cadet Natoinals in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle… Third in 2011 NCAA Championships for Boise State… Four-time Utah state champion… ASICS Tiger High School Wrestler of the Year… Born: July 2, 1990… Age: 21… College: Boise State… High School: Springfield, Utah

JARED FRAYER, Norman, Okla. (Gator WC)
2010 U.S. Open champion… Second in 2009 World Team Trials… Fifth in 2009 U.S. Open… 2009 and 2011 Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Third in 2008 U.S. Open… Second in 2007 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2007 World Team Trials… Second at 2006 World Team Trials… Third at 2004-05 and 2008 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Fourth at 2006 U.S. Open… Third in 2005 U.S. World Team Trials… 2003 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… 2006 Sunkist Kids International champion… Second in 2010 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… 2001 NCAA runner-up at the Univ. of Oklahoma… Fourth in 2000 NCAA Championships… 1997 Junior Nationals champion… Three-time Florida state high school champion… College: Oklahoma… High School: Clearwater, Fla. (Countryside)… Born: October 7, 1978… Age: 33

ADAM HALL, New York, N.Y. (New York AC)
2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier champion… Fourth in 2010 University World Team Trials… Third in 2010 Northern Plains Regionals… 2006 Junior Nationals champion in freestyle and fifth in Greco-Roman… Second in 2005 Junior Nationals… Third in 2004 Cadet Nationals in both style… Third in 2010 NCAA Championships for Boise State… Fifth in 2011 NCAA Championships… Three-time Idaho state champion… College: Boise State… High School: Bonners Ferry, Idaho… Born: February 20, 1988… Age: 24

JOE JOHNSTON, Columbia, Mo. (Gator WC)
Second in 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Sixth in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Second in 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial… Fourth in 2010 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2010 New York AC International… Third in 2010 Hargobind International (Canada)… Eighth at 2009 U.S. Open… Fifth at 2009 Hargobind International (Canada)… Fourth at 2009 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Second in 2007 New York AC International… Fourth in 2007 Sunkist Kids International Open… 2007 Northern Plains Regional champion… Second in 2005 NCAA Championships for Iowa… Sixth in 2006 NCAA Championships… Two-time Kansas state champion… College: Iowa… High School: Shawnee Mission, Kan. (East)… Born: Sept. 14, 1982… Age: 29

CARY KOLAT, Chapel Hill, N.C. (North Carolina RTC)
Second in 1997 World Championships… Third in 1998 World Championships… Ninth in 2000 Olympic Games… 1999 Pan American Games champion… 1998 Goodwill Games champion… Three-time World Cup champion (1998-2000)… Three-time U.S. Open champion (1997, 1999, 2000)… 1999 Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)… 1998 Yasar Dogu International champion (Turkey)… 1995 Sunkist Kids International champion… Second in 2011 U.S. Open… Fourth in 1991 and 2007 U.S. Open… Fourth in 1996 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… 1995 University Nationals champion… 1989 Cadet World champion… 1988 Cadet Nationals champion in both style… Two-time NCAA champion for Lock Haven (1996, 1997)… Second in 1993 NCAA Championships and third in 1994 for Penn State… Four-time Pennsylvania high school champion… ASICS Tiger High School Wrestler of the Year… College: Lock Haven, Penn State… High School: Rices Landing, Pa. (Jefferson Morgan)… Born: May 19, 1973… Age: 38

KEVIN LEVALLEY, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
Third in 2011 New York AC International… Fourth in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Fifth in 2012 Ukrainian Memorial International… Ninth in 2010 University World Championships… Second in 2009 and 2011 University Nationals… Second in 2008 FILA Junior Nationals… 2007 Junior National champion in Greco-Roman and three-time All-American… Seventh in 2010 and 2011 NCAA Championships for Bucknell… Four-time Colorado state high school champion… College: Bucknell… High School: Limon, Colo…. Born: November 5, 1988… Age: 23

TODD MENEELY, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC)
Fourth in 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Sixth in 2010 U.S. Open… Third in 2009 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2009 Hargobind International (Canada)… Fourth in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… 2007 University Nationals champion… 2002 Junior Nationals champion in both style… Three-time NCAA Division II champion for Nebraska-Omaha (2007-09)… Four-time Nebraska state champion… College: Nebraska-Omaha, Iowa… High School: Omaha, Neb. (Skutt Catholic)… Born: July 25, 1983… Age: 28

CHASE PAMI, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
Second in 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial… Fifth in 2011 Men’s Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Third in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… Fourth in 2011 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial… 2010 NCAA runner-up for Cal Poly… Seventh in 2009 NCAA Championships… Two-time Nevada state high school champion… College: Cal-Poly… High School: Las Vegas, Nev. (Cimarron Memorial)… Born: December 5, 1986… Age: 25

DUSTIN SCHLATTER, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
2009 U.S. World Team member… Third at 2009 U.S. Open… 2011 New York AC International champion… Second in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Third in 2009 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Third in 2011 Alexander Medved International (Belarus)… 2006 NCAA champion for the Univ. of Minnesota… Three-time NCAA All-American, also third in 2007 and eighth in 2008… Two-time Junior National champion… Three-time FILA Cadet National champion… Four-time Ohio state high school champion… Older brother C.P. was a 2012 U.S. Open champion in Greco-Roman… College: Univ. of Minnesota… High School: Massillon, Ohio (Perry)… Born: May 15, 1986… Age: 25

PHILLIP SIMPSON, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
Wildcard selection for Olympic Trials… 2012 Pan American Championships champion… Fifth in Ukrainian Wrestlers Memorial… Fifth in 2011 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals… Fifth in 2008 World Military Championships… Seventh in 2010 World Military Championships… Third in 2010 Sunkist Kids International… 2008 Northwest Regional Trials champion at 74 kg… Third in 2007 Trophe Milone International (Italy)… Fourth in 2006 New York AC Holiday International… 2006 and 2007 Armed Forces champion… Seventh in 2011 U.S. Open… Second in 2006 University Nationals… Second in 2005 NCAA Championships for U.S. Military Academy… Four-time Tennessee high school state champion… College: U.S. Miltary Academy… High School: Nashville, Tenn. (MBA)... Born: Jan. 28, 1983… Age: 28

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