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USA Wrestling has announced tentative lineups for the 2001 Winter Tours for freestyle. The freestyle tours start in Tehran, Iran with the Takhti Cup, Feb. 21-23. Leading that lineup is 1999 World Champion Stephen Neal (Bakersfield, Calif./Dave Schultz WC) at 286 pounds. 1999 World Team member Joe Williams (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC) will wrestle at 167.5 pounds. Then it is on to the Kiev Open in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 23-24. 2000 Olympian Charles Burton (Bloomington, Ind./NYAC) will compete at 187.25 pounds. Burton finished fifth at the 2000 Olympics. The freestyle tour schedule will conclude with the Yasar Dogu Tournament in Ankara, Turkey, March 2-3 and the Poland Open in Wroclaw, Poland, March 8-10. Among those projected to compete are 2000 Olympic silver medalist Sammie Henson (Norman, Okla./Sunkist Kids) at 119 pounds, and 2000 U.S. National Team Members Kerry Boumans (Colorado Springs, Colo./Dave Schultz WC), Eric Guerrero (Stillwater, Okla./Sunkist Kids) at 127.75 pounds, Ramico Blackman (Colorado Springs, Colo./Team Excel) at 152 pounds and Rex Holman (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) at 213.75 pounds. U.S. Freestyle Winter Tour lineups Takhti Cup, Tehran, Iran, Feb. 21-23 119 lbs./54 kg -Teague Moore, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Sunkist Kids) 138.75 lbs./63 kg - Bill Zadick, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) 152 lbs./69 kg - Chris Bono, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids) 167.5 lbs./76 kg - Joe Williams, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) 187.25 lbs./85 kg - Lee Fullhart, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) 213.75 lbs./97 kg - Chad Lamer, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) 286 lbs./130 kg - Stephen Neal, Bakersfield, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC) Kiev Open, Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 23-24 119 lbs./54 kg - Eric Akin, Overlannd Park, Kan. (Dave Schultz WC), Mike Mena, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC) 167.5 lbs./76 kg - Byron Tucker, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids) 187.25 lbs./85 kg - Charles Burton, Bloomington, Ind. (NYAC) 286 lbs./130 kg - Tolly Thompson, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Sunkist Kids) Yasar Dogu Tournament, Ankara, Turkey, March 2-3 and Poland Open, Wroclaw, Poland, March 8-10 119 lbs./54 kg - Sammie Henson, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids) 127.75 lbs./58 kg - Eric Guerrero, Stillwater, Okla. (Sunkist Kids), Kerry Boumans, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dave Schultz WC), Danny Felix, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids) 138.75 lbs./63 kg - Jeff Bedard, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) 152 lbs./69 kg - Ramico Blackman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Team Excel) 187.25 lbs./85 kg - Aaron Simpson, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids) 213.75 lbs./97 kg - Rex Holman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
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