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U.S. to send men's freestyle delegation to Henri Deglane Grand Prix

by Taylor Miller-Gregorio

Photo of Yianni Diakomihalis by Kadir Caliskan, UWW.

USA Wrestling is sending a 14-man delegation of men’s freestyle athletes to the Henri Deglane Grand Prix in Nice, France. The tournament is set for Jan. 20-23 with the men’s freestyle portion of the competition taking place Jan. 21-22.

Highlighting the roster is 2021 World Team member at 65 kg Yianni Diakomihalis, who is also a two-time Cadet World champion. He’s joined by another age-group World medalist in two-time Junior World champion Mark Hall, who is registered at 86 kg.

Hayden Zillmer (125 kg) and David McFadden (79 kg) are among other notable freestyle names that are set to make the trip.

USA Wrestling will update with information on how to follow along once it becomes available.


at Nice, France | Jan. 20-23, 2022

Schedule (6 hours ahead of U.S. ET)

Friday, Jan. 21
10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. – Qualification rounds and finals (MFS 57, 65, 74, 86, 97, 125 kg)

Saturday, Jan. 22
10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. – Qualification rounds and finals (MFS 61, 70, 79, 92 kg)

U.S. men’s freestyle roster

61 kg: Daniel Deshazer (Titan Mercury WC)
65 kg: Tony Tolbert (Beat the Streets Philadelphia)
65 kg: Yianni Diakomihalis (Spartan Combat WC/Titan Mercury WC)
65 kg: Pat Lugo (Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury WC)
70 kg: Austin Headlee (Tarheel WC/Sunkist Kids)
74 kg: Chance Marsteller (Titan Mercury WC)
79 kg: Devin Skatzka (Spartan Combat WC/Titan Mercury WC)
79 kg: David McFadden (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
86 kg: Andrew Morgan (Spartan Combat WC)
86 kg: Mark Hall (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
86 kg: Owen Webster (Gopher WC RTC)
125 kg: Hayden Zillmer (Gopher WC RTC)