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2012 U.S. Olympic Trials: Greco-Roman 60kg/132 pounds



U.S. OPEN PLACEMENTS

NO. 1 - JOE BETTERMAN, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)

2007 and 2011 U.S. World Team member… 2009, 2011 and 2012 U.S. Open champion… 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Third in 2009 and 2010 World Team Trials… Second at 2006, 2007 and 2008 U.S. Open… 2007 and 2010 Sunkist Kids International Open champion… 2010 New York AC International champion… 2010 Haparanda Cup champion (Sweden)… Second in 2010 Podubbny International (Russia)… Second in 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix… Third in 2008 and 2012 Pan American Championships… Third in 2005 U.S. World Team Trials… Third at 2006 U.S. Open… Two-time University Nationals champion (2004-05)… Two-time FILA Junior Nationals champion (2003-04)… 2005 and 2009 Dave Schultz Memorial International Champion… 2003-04 FILA Junior Nationals champion… Sixth at 2006 Illinois state high school tournament… Wife Deanna was fifth in the 2008 and 2009 World Championships in women’s freestyle… College: Northern Michigan… High School: Chicago, Ill. (Lakeview)… Born: July 11, 1984… Age: 27

NO. 2 - JEREMIAH DAVIS, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
2009 and 2010 U.S. World Team member… 2006 U.S. Open champion… Second in 2011 and 2012 U.S. Open… Second in 2006 and 2011 U.S. World Team Trials… Third in 2010 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2008 and 2009 U.S. Open… Third in 2007 U.S. Open… 2009 Armed Forces champion… Second in 2009 and 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Second in 2006 University Nationals… Second in 2005 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2005 U.S. Open… 2005 University Nationals champion… Second in 2004 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Third in 2003 California state high school championships… College: Northern Michigan… High School: Spring Valley, Calif. (Monte Vista)… Born: November 27, 1984… Age: 27

NO. 3 - MARCO LARA, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
2011 Armed Forces champion… Third in 2011 U.S. World Team Trials… Third in 2011 and 2012 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2010 World Team Trials… Second in 2010 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Second in 2010 New York AC International… Fifth in 2010 U.S. Open… Second in 2007, 2009 and 2010 New York AC International… Third in 2009 and 2010 Haavisto Cup (Finland)… Fourth in 2008 and 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Fourth in 2009 U.S. World Team Trials… Fourth in 2008 U.S. Open… Sixth in 2007 and 2009 U.S. Open… 2007 University Nationals champion… Fourth in 2007 Sunkist Kids International Open… College: Northern Michigan, Cerritos College… High School: Lakewood, Calif… Born: July 10, 1983… Age: 28

NO. 4 - JESSE THIELKE, Germantown, Wis. (Sunkist Kids)
Fourth in 2012 U.S. Open… Eighth in 2011 U.S. Open… 2011 Northern Plains Regional champion… Three-time Junior World Team member… Third in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… Fourth in 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International… 2011 Austrian Junior Greco-Roman Open champion… Second in 2010 Sunkist Kids International… 2011 FILA Junior Nationals champion… 2010 Northern Plains Regional champion… 2009 FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2009 Cadet Pan American champion… 2007 and 2008 Cadet Nationals champion… Four-time Wisconsin state high school champion… High School: Germantown, Wis… Born: June 9, 1992… Age: 19

NO. 5 – JAMEL JOHNSON, Greensboro, N.C. (YES Wrestling)
Fifth in 2012 U.S. Open… 2011 FILA Junior Nationals champion… Third in 2010 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Fifth in 2010 FILA Junior Nationals in freestyle… Eighth in 2010 University Nationals… College: UNC-Greensboro… High School: North Forsyth, N.C… Born: June 9, 1991 Age: 20

NO. 6 – DONOVAN DEPATTO, Camp LeJeune, N.C. (U.S. Marines)
Sixth in 2012 U.S. Open… Seventh in 2011 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2011 World Team Trials… Fourth in 2010 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2010 CISM World Military Championships… Seventh in 2008 CISM World Military Championships… Fourth in 2007 U.S. Open… 2008 Armed Forces Champion… 2011 World silver medalist in Beach Wrestling… Second in 2007, 2009 and 2011 Armed Forces Championships… Third in 2010 New York AC International… Second in 2008 University World Team Trials… Fifth in 2009 Sunkist Kids International… Second in 2007 and 2008 University Nationals… Competed in 2008 University World Championships… High School: Monticello, Minn… Born: April 14, 1984… Age: 28

NO. 7 - JOEY DENOVA, Fortson, Ga. (USOEC)
Seventh in 2012 U.S. Open… 2012 FILA Junior Nationals champion... Fifth in 2011 University Nationals… 2011 Kolbatn Cup University champion (Norway)… Fourth in 2011 Austrian Junior Greco-Roman Open… Third in 2011 FILA Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2010 Kolbatn Cup Junior Open (Norway)… Second in 2011 Austrian Junior Greco-Roman Open… Eighth in 2010 Junior Nationals… College: Northern Michigan… High School: Columbus, Ga. (Spencer)… Born: May 15, 1992… Age: 19

OTHER QUALIFIERS (alphabetically)

JIMMY CHASE, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)

Wildcard selection for Olympic Trials… 2011 University Nationals champion… Third in 2010 Pan American Championships… Fourth in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Sixth in 2008 U.S. Open… Seventh in 2009 U.S. Open… Eighth in 2010 U.S. Open… 2008, 2009 and 2010 FILA Junior Nationals champion… 2008 and 2009 FILA Junior World Team Trials champion… 2008 Illinois state high school champion… Fifth in 2007 Cadet Nationals… His sister Caitlyn Chase was U.S. Open runner-up, now competes at Missouri Baptist Univ…. College: Binghamton… High School: Glenbard North, Ill…. Born: October 23, 1990… Age: 21

ELLIS COLEMAN, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
Third in 2010 and 2011 Junior World Championships… Second in 2012 Pan American Olympic Qualifier, qualified nation for Olympics… 2011 New York AC International champion… 2011 Sunkist Kids International champion… Third in 2010 U.S. World Team Trials… Third in 2010 Pan American Championships… Fourth in 2010 U.S. Open… 2010 FILA Junior Nationals champion… Fourth in 2009 New York AC International… Third in 2009 Sunkist Kids International… 2009 Junior Nationals champion… 2007 Cadet Nationals champion… Viral internet sensation with flying squirrel throw at 2011 Junior Worlds… College: Northern Michigan… High School: Oak Park. IIl. (Oak Park-River Forest)… Born: August 16, 1991… Age: 20

MARK GILLEN, Johnstown, N.Y. (ATWA)
Second in 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Second in 2008 Northeast Junior Regionals… Third in 2009 New York state high school championships… High School: Johnstown, N.Y…. Born: August 23, 1991… Age: 20

DENNIS HALL, Stevens Point, Wis.
1995 World Champion… 1996 Olympic silver medalist… 1994 World bronze medalist… Eighth in 1992 Olympics… Competed in 2004 Olympics… Attempting to become third U.S. wrestler to make three Olympic teams… Sixth in 1997 World Championships… Ninth in 1993 World Championships… Competed in 1990, 1998-99 World Championships… 1995 and 1999 Pan American Games champion… Ten-time U.S. Nationals champion (1992-01)… Second in 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Second in 1991 World Team Trials… Second in 1991 U.S. Nationals... Fifth in 1991 Espoir World Championships… 1987-89 Junior Nationals champion… Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame… College: Wisconsin, UW-Stevens Point… High School: Hartford, Wis…. Born: Feb. 5, 1971… Age: 41

CHAD VANDIVER, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier champion… Second in 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Second in 2010 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2011 U.S. Open… Third in 2009 Grand Prix of Slovenia… Fourth in 2010 Haparanda Cup (Sweden)… Third in 2009 University Nationals… 2008 Northern Plains Regional Olympic Trials champion… Second in 2008 University World Team Trials… Second in 2008 University Nationals… 2006 Northern Plains Senior Regional champion… Fifth in 2007 University Nationals… College: Northern Illinois… High School: Machesny Park, Ill. (Harlem)… Born: June 5, 1985… Age: 26

JOE WARREN, Monument, Colo. (New York AC)
2006 World Champion… 2007 World Cup champion… Ninth in 2005 World Championships… Two-time U.S. Open champion (2005, 2007)… Second in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Sixth at 2012 U.S. Open at 66 kg… 2004 New York AC Christmas International champion… 2005 Dave Schultz Memorial International… 2005 Poland Open champion… Third in 2003-04 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2003 World Team Trials… Sixth in 2000 University World Championships… 2003 Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Second in 2007 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Third in 2009 NCAA Championships for the Univ. of Michigan… 1995 Michigan state high school champion… Holds high school national record for most takedowns in one season (487)… College: Michigan… High School: Grand Rapids, Mich. (East Kentwood)… Born: October 13, 1976… Age: 35

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