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2012 U.S. Olympic Trials: Greco-Roman 66kg/145.5 pounds



66 kg/145.5 lbs. Greco-Roman

2011 U.S. WORLD TEAM MEMBER
JUSTIN LESTER, Colorado Springs, Colo.. (U.S. Army)

2006 and 2007 World bronze medalist… Fifth in 2011 World Championships… 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2012 U.S. Open champion… 2005 and 2009 U.S. World Team member… 2007 Pan American Games champion… Competed in 2009 World Championships at 74 kg… 2011 Granma Cup champion (Cuba)… Third in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… 1999 Cadet World champion in freestyle… 2006, 2009 and 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… 2012 Sunkist Kids International champion… 2005 New York AC International champion… Third in 2005 World University Games… Fifth in 2004 University World Championships… Fifth in 2003 Junior World Championships… Sixth in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Third in 2004 U.S. Open… 2003, 2005 and 2007 University Nationals champion… Sixth in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… First USOEC wrestler to win a Senior Nationals title and make a U.S. Senior World Team… Four-time Ohio state high school champion… College: Northern Michigan, Iowa State… High School: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Cuyahoga Falls Valley Christian Academy)…. Born: Sept. 30, 1983… Age: 28

2012 U.S. OPEN PLACEMENT

NO. 1 - C.P. SCHLATTER, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)

2012 U.S. Open champion… 2011 Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Third in 2011 World Team Trials… Third in 2011 U.S. Open… Second in 2011 Pan American Championships… 2010 New York AC International Open champion… Third in 2010 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2012 Granma Cup (Cuba)… Seventh in 2006 University Nationals in freestyle… 2003 Junior Nationals champion in both styles… Four-time Ohio state high school champion… Two-time Cadet National champion…. Second in 2001 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman…. Sixth in 2007 NCAA Championships for Minnesota and two-time Big Ten champion… Four-time Ohio state high school champion… Works as a nurse… Younger brother Dustin was a 2009 U.S. Freestyle World Team member… College: Minnesota… High School: St. Paris, Ohio (St. Paris Graham)… Born: September 27, 1984… Age: 27

NO. 2 - BEN SANCHEZ, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
Second in 2012 U.S. Open… Third in 2012 Pan American Championships… Third in 2010 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2011 U.S. Open… Eighth in 2008 and 2009 U.S. Open… Third in 2011 Haavisto Cup (Finland)… Fourth in 2011 New York AC International… Fourth in 2010 Sunkist Kids International…. Second in 2010 University World Team Trials… 2009 and 2010 University Nationals champion… Second in 2007 University Nationals… Third in 2008 University Nationals… Massachusetts state high school champion…. Winner of 2010 Jake Curby Award for USOEC… College: Northern Michigan… High School: Leominster, Mass…. Born: Sept. 2, 1986… Age: 25

NO. 3 - GLENN GARRISON, Colorado Springs, Colo (U.S. Army)
2007 and 2010 U.S. Open champion… Second in 2011 U.S. Open… Third in 2011 Pan American Games… Third in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Open… Five-time U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011)… Fourth in 2004 and 2009 U.S. Open… Third in 2005 CISM Military World Championships… 2004 World Cup bronze medalist… 2004 and 2011 New York AC International champion… Second in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Fourth in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Second in 2004 and 2010 Sunkist Kids International… Second in 2001 and 2010 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Third in 2010 New York AC International… 1997 NAIA national champion at Montana State-Northern… 1996 Junior college national champion at Clackamas CC… Second in 1992 Oregon state high school championships… College: Montana State-Northern, Clackamas CC, Portland State… High School: Beaverton, Ore…. Born: March 25, 1974… Age: 38

NO. 4 - JOSH CASTELLANO, Woodale, Ill. (USOEC)
Fourth in 2012 U.S. Open… Third in 2011 New York AC International… 2011 Junior World Team member… Second in 2011 University Nationals… 2011 FILA Junior Nationals champion… 2011 Austrian Junior Greco-Roman champion… Second in 2010 Junior World Team Trials… Third in 2010 FILA Junior Nationals… Second in 2010 University Nationals… 2009 Pan American Junior Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… 2009 Junior Nationals champion… College: Northern Michigan… High School: Fenton, Ill…. Born: April 29, 1991… Age: 20

NO. 5 - ZACHARY LAMANO, Layton, Utah (Edge Hoboken)
Fifth in 2010 and 2012 U.S. Open… Seventh in 2006 U.S. Open… Second in 2006 Rocky Mountain Senior Regional… Third in 2004 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Fifth at 2004 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Fourth in 2002 Sunkist Kids International… Seventh in 2002 FILA Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2011 FILA Junior Nationals… 2001 FILA Cadet Nationals champion… College: Northern Michigan… High School: Layton, Utah… Born: April 8, 1984… Age: 28

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

NO. 7 - JOHN COX, Hampstead, N.C. (U.S. Marines)
Seventh in 2012 U.S. Open… Sixth in 2011 U.S. Open… 2011 Northeast Senior Regional champion… NCAA qualifier and four-time EIWA placewinner for U.S. Naval Academy… College: U.S. Naval Academy… High School: Grand Haven, Mich., Naval Academy Prep… Born: November 27, 1984… Age: 27

OTHER QUALIFIERS (alphabetically)

RAVAUGHN PERKINS, Omaha, Neb. (Ready RP National)

2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Third in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… Second in 2011 Junior World Team Trials… 2011 Northern Plains Regional champion… 2010 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2009 and 2010 Junior Nationals champion… Fifth in 2008 Cadet Nationals in both styles… Third in 2007 Cadet Nationals… Three-time Nebraska state high school champion… College: Ellsworth CC… High School: Omaha North, Neb…. Born: August 7, 1992… Age: 19

FARUK SAHIN, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
2009 and 2010 U.S. World Team member… 2009 U.S. Open champion… Second in 2007 and 2010 U.S. Open… Second in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Second in 2008 World Military Championships… Third in 2008 U.S. Open… 2008 and 2009 Armed Forces champion … Fourth in 2007 U.S. World Team Trials… Naturalized citizen in 2004… 2006 World Sombo bronze medalist… 2009 New York AC International Open champion… 2001 and 2003 Sunkist Kids International Open champion … 2002 and 2004 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… Second in 2010 Sunkist Kids International… Second in 2002 New York AC International… 1996 and 1998 Turkish Nationals champion… College: Secluk Univ. (Turkey)… High School: Konya, Turkey (Gazi)… Born: January 1, 1976… Age: 36

KENDRICK SANDERS, Homestead, Fla. (New York AC)
2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open champion… Third in 2011 New York AC International… Second in 2011 Pan American Championships… Fourth in 2011 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial,,, Fourth in 2010 New York AC International… Second in 2010 University World Team Trials… Three-time Junior Nationals champion (2007-2009)… Second in 2006 Cadet Nationals… Three-time Florida high school state champion… Attends Northern Michigan, as part of USOEC Greco-Roman program… previously attended Purdue…attended South Dade High School (Fla.)… Born: August 18, 1990… Age: 21

PATRICK SMITH, Chaska, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
Second in 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Fourth in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… Fourth in 2011 U.S. Open… 2010 University Nationals champion… Second in 2009 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Sixth in 2009 Junior Nationals… Third in 2009 FILA Junior Nationals… Second in 2009 Minnesota state high school championships, and third in 2008… College: Minnesota… High School: Chaska, Minn…. Born: December 19, 1990… Age: 21

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