U.S. Greco-Roman draws set for Zagreb Open Ranking Tournament

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Alejandro Sancho (USA) at the 2022 World Championships.
Alejandro Sancho (USA) at the 2022 World Championships. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors

The draws have been set in women’s freestyle for the Zagreb Open in Zagreb, Croatia.

Women’s freestyle will be contested on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The weight classes set for Friday are 77 kg and 87 kg.

The weight classes set for Saturday are 63 kg and 67 kg.

The weight classes set for Sunday are 55 kg, 60 kg, 72 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg and 130 kg.

There are 13 U.S. wrestlers who received their first round draw. They are listed below.

This article will be updated with bio information on each opponent. Please come back for that information.


At Zagreb, Croatia,

U.S. Greco-Roman draws

55 kg: Dalton Duffield (Army WCAP)

Round robin against

Ikhtiyor Botirov (Uzbekistan), 2022 Asian U23 champion, 2nd 2019 Asian U20 Championships

Artion Deleanu (Moldova), 5th 2022 European Championships, 3rd 2019 European U23 Championships

Poya Dad Marz (Iran), 2022 U23 World champion, 2017 U20 World champion

60 kg: Dalton Roberts (Army WCAP)

Vs. winner of Mateusz Szewcziuk (Poland) and Leo Tudeszca (France)

Szewcziuk – 3rd 2022 Pytlasinski Cup (Poland), 5th 2018 U23 Europeans

Tudeszca – 2022 World Team member, Second in 2022 Mediterranean Games

60 kg: Randon Miranda (Sunkist)

Vs. Amirreza Dehbozorgi (Iran), 2021 U20 World champion, 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion

63 kg: Sammy Jones (NYAC)

Vs winner of Aleksandrs Jurkjans (Latvia) and Ivan Lizatovic (Croatia)

Jurkjans – 4x Senior World Team member, 2021 European bronze medalist

Lizatovic – 8th in 2019 World Championships, 2017 European bronze medalist

67 kg: Alejandro Sancho (Army WCAP)

Vs. Domagoj Celicek (Croatia), 2022 U23 World team member, 5th in 2022 Zagreb Open

72 kg: Patrick Smith (Minn. Storm)

Vs. Krisztofer Klanyi (Hungary), 3rd in 2022 European Championships, 9th in 2018 U17 Worlds

72 kg: Britton Holmes (Army WCAP)

Vs. Luka Molobabic (Croatia), 5th 2022 European U20 Championships, 2016 U17 World silver medalist

77 kg: Kamal Bey (Army WCAP)

Vs. Rui Liu (China), 9th in 2022 World Championships, 5th in 2005 Asian Championships

77 kg: Payton Jacobson (Sunkist)

Vs. Pavel Puklavec (Croatia), 2022 U23 World silver medalist, 5th in 2022 European Championships

82 kg: Spencer Woods (Army WCAP)

Vs. Filip Sacic (Croatia), 2022 Senior World Team member, 8th in 2018 U23 Worlds

87 kg: Alan Vera (NYAC)

Vs. Erik Szilvassy (Hungary), 3rd in 2019 European Championships, 2017 U23 World champion

97 kg: Lucas Sheridan (Army WCAP)

Vs. Gerard Kurniczak (Poland), 5th in 2019 U20 Worlds,

130 kg: Tanner Farmer (NYAC)

Vs. Alin Alexuc Ciurariu (Romania), 3rd in 2022 World Championships, 5th in 2015 Worlds,