Greco-Roman squad receives draws for 2021 Junior World Championships in Russia
by Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling
Photo of Nic Bouzakis by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com.
All 10 wrestlers on the U.S. Greco-Roman team received draws for the 2021 Junior World Championships, which starts Friday in Ufa, Russia. Action begins at 2 a.m. ET live on FloWrestling.
Highlighting the squad is Braxton Amos, who won a Junior World men’s freestyle title at 97 kg earlier this week.
Beginning their tournaments on Friday are Billy Sullivan (55 kg), Chayse La Joie (63 kg), Matthew Singleton (77 kg), Kodiak Stephens (87 kg) and Luke Luffman (130 kg).
The other five athletes—Nic Bouzakis (60 kg), Dominic Damon (67 kg), Justus Scott (72 kg), Jon Fagan (82 kg) and Amos (97 kg)—will take the mats on Saturday.
See the draws for each athlete below.
Fans can watch all the action live on FloWrestling or follow along on social media @USAWrestling.
2021 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aug. 16-22 | Ufa, Russia
U.S. Greco-Roman draws
55 kg: Billy Sullivan (Las Vegas, Nev./Legends of Gold Las Vegas)
vs. Iskhar KURBAYEV (Kazakhstan), bronze at 2018 Cadet World Championships
60 kg: Nic Bouzakis (Shavertown, Pa./XCalibur Athletics)
vs. Miguel LOUREIRO DOS SANTOS (Portugal), no international credentials
63 kg: Chayse La Joie (Gaylord, Mich./Spartan Combat RTC)
vs. Iman MOHAMMADI (Iran), silver at 2018 Youth Olympic Games
67 kg: Dominic Damon (Seattle, Wash./NMU RTC)
vs. Muslim IMADAEV (Russia), gold at 2018 Cadet World Champioships
72 kg: Justus Scott (Henderson, Nev./Legends of Gold Las Vegas)
vs. Omer DOGAN (Turkey), no international credentials
77 kg: Matthew Singleton (College Park, Ga./Woodward Academy)
vs. Andreas VASILAKOPOULOS (Greece), 15th at 2019 Cadet World Championships
82 kg: Jon Fagen (Fruitland, Idaho/Spartan Combat RTC)
vs. Mikhail KHACHATURAU (Belarus), no international credentials
OR Azimkhon ABDALIYEV (Kazakhstan), no international credentials
87 kg: Kodiak Stephens (Arnold, Calif./Ebbetts Pass WC)
vs. Tyrone STERKENBURG (Netherlands), bronze at 2017 Cadet European Championships
97 kg: Braxton Amos (Mineral Well, W.V./Wisconsin RTC)
vs. Yerzat YERLANOV (Kazakhstan), 24th at 2018 Cadet World Championships
130 kg: Luke Luffman (Urbana, Ill./Illinois RTC)
vs. Razmik KURDYAN (Armenia), silver at 2019 Cadet World Championships