Mongolia men’s and women’s teams announced for Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup in Coralville, Iowa, December 10-11
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
Competition portraits of Tserenchimed Sukhee (62 kg) and Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur (125), both of Mongolia. Sukhee photo by Sachiko Hotaka/UWW. Munkhtur photo by Kadir Caliskan/UWW.
The lineups for Mongolia, which will compete in both men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle at the Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup have been released.
The Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup will be held at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, Dec. 10-11. It is the first time that men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle will be held together side-by-side at the World Cup.
The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, conducted by United World Wrestling. The top five teams in men’s freestyle and the top five teams in women’s freestyle from the 2022 Senior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia in September have confirmed their participation. There is also an All World Team in each discipline, featuring the top available athlete from the World Championships in each weight class that were not from a nation which qualified for the World Cup.
Both the women’s freestyle and the men’s freestyle World Cup rosters from Mongolia are loaded with both Senior and age-group World medalists.
Two major stars on the women’s team roster are 2014 World champion Tserenchimed Sukhee at 62 kg and 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Bolortuya Bat-Ochir at 53 kg. In addition to her World title, Sukhee was a 2015 World silver medalist and a 2018 World bronze medalist. Bat-Ochir also has a 2019 World bronze medal to go with her Olympic medal.
There are six other women wrestlers on the Mongolia team who are Senior World medalists. Otgonjargal Dolgorjav (50 kg) won a 2022 World silver medal and a 2021 World bronze medal. Shoovdor Baatarjav (65 kg) won three World bronze medals, in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Khulan Batkhuyag (53 kg) was a 2022 World silver medalist. Sumiya Erdenchimeg (55 kg) claimed a 2013 World silver medal. Davaachimeg Erkhembayar (57 kg) was a 2021 World silver medalist. Delgermaa Enkhsaikhan (68 kg) earned a 2021 World bronze medal.
On the 20-athlete Mongolia women’s wrestling roster, 10 of the athletes boast a medal at an age-group World Championships.
Mongolia, which placed fourth at the 2022 World Championships in women’s freestyle, will be joined in the World Cup by World champion Japan, second place United States, third place China and fifth place Ukraine, in addition to the All World Team.
The Mongolian men’s freestyle World Cup team is led by two-time Senior World medalist Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur at 125 kg. Munkhtur won a 2022 World silver medal and a 2021 World bronze medal, and was also fifth at the 2020 Olympic Games.
Three other Mongolian men were past World bronze medalists: 2022 World bronze medalist Zanabazar Zandanbud (57 kg), 2022 World bronze medalist Narankhuu Narmandakh (61 kg) and 2021 World bronze medalist Tulga Tumur Ochir (65 kg).
Past age-group World medalists on the squad are Temuulen Enkhtuya (70 kg), Sumiyabazar Zandanbud (74 kg), Bat Erdene Byambasuren (86 kg), Gankhuyag Ganbaatar (92 kg) and Bymanbadorj Bat Erdene (92 kg).
Mongolia, which placed fourth at the 2022 World Championships in men’s freestyle, will be joined in the World Cup by first place United States, second place Iran, third place Japan and fifth place Georgia, in addition to the All World Team.
The rosters of the World Cup teams for the other nations will be announced over the next week by USA Wrestling.
Ticket packages for the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup are currently on sale. The seating capacity for Xtream Arena for the World Cup will be approximately 5,300. Ticket packages include a Gold package for $275, Silver package for $200 and All-Session tickets for $90.
A special Presentation of Teams and Team USA Meet & Greet will also be held on Friday, December 9 at 6:45 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup tickets
Mongolia Women’s Freestyle World Cup team
50 kg - Otgonjargal Dolgorjav
50 kg – Namuuntsetseg Tsogt Ochir
53 kg - Bolortuya Bat Ochir
53 kg – Khulan Batkhuyag
55 kg - Otgonjargal Ganbaatar
55 kg – Sumiya Erdenchimeg
57 kg - Davaachimeg Erkhembayar
57 kg – Erdenesuvd Bat Erdene
59 kg - Khongorzul Boldsaikhan
59 kg – Bolortuya Khurelkhuu
62 kg - Tserenchimed Sukhee
62 kg – Bolortungalag Zorigt
65 kg - Purevsuren Ulziisaikhan
65 kg – Shoovdor Baatarjav
68 kg - Delgermaa Enkhsaikhan
68 kg – Urtnasan Gan Ochir
72 kg - Davaanasan Enk Amar
72 kg – Sarnai Bayarbaatar
76 kg - Ariunjargal Ganbat
76 kg – Zagardulam Naigalsuren
Mongolia Men’s Freestyle World Cup team
57 kg –Zanabazar Zandanbud
57 kg – Nasanbuyan Narmandakh
61 kg –Narankhuu Narmandakh
61 kg – Munkh Erdene Altansuvd
65 kg - Tsogbadrakh Tseveensuren
65 kg – Tulga Tumur Ochir
70 kg - Temuulen Enkhtuya
70 kg – Khanburged Gankhuyag
74 kg - Suldkhuu Olonbayar
74 kg – Sumiyabazar Zandanbud
79 kg - Dulguun Altanzul
79 kg – Batzul Damjin
86 kg - Bat Erdene Byambasuren
86 kg – Tsogtgerel Munkhbaatar
92 kg - Gankhuyag Ganbaatar
92 kg – Bymanbadorj Bat Erdene
97 kg - Orgilokh Dagvadorj
97 kg – Batzul Ulziisaikhan
125 kg - Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur
125 kg – Batmagnai Enkhtuvshin