Vitali Arujau
Vitali Arujau
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Vitali Arujau

2019 Junior World Championships (Silver), 2016 Cadet World Championships (Silver)

Upcoming Event

2023 Pan American Games

November 1-4, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

Upcoming Event

2023 Pan American Games

November 1-4, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

Previous Event

2023 World Championships

Sept. 16-24, 2023 | Belgrade, Serbia

Athlete Bio

Vitali Arujau


Syosset, NY



2022-23 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 61 kg/134 lbs. 

Years on Team USA: 3 (2021-24) 

Hometown: Syosset, N.Y. 

Club: Titan Mercury WC 

Regional Training Center: Spartan Combat RTC 

College: Cornell 

High School: Syosset, N.Y. 

Born: June 1, 1999, Gomel, Belarus 


Past Age-Group World Teams 

2019 Junior Worlds (silver at 57 kg), 2016 Cadet Worlds (silver at 58 kg) 


Career Notes 

  • 2021 Senior Pan American champion 
  • 2019 Junior World silver medalist 
  • 2020 Senior Nationals champion 
  • 2016 Cadet World silver medalist 
  • Second at 2021 Olympic Team Trials 
  • 2019 UWW Junior World Team Trials champion 
  • 2019 U23 World Team Trials champion 
  • 2023 NCAA champion for Cornell  
  • Four-time New York state high school champion 


Career Biography 

2023: Third at Imre Polak & Janos Vargo Memorial (Hungary)… Final X champion… U.S. Open champion…

2022: Third in Poland Open (Poland)… Final X runner-up… World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion...  

2021: Second at Olympic Team Trials… Pan American Championships champion… 

2020: Senior Nationals champion… 

2019: Silver at Junior World Championships… UWW Junior World Team Trials champion… Third at Senior Nationals… Fourth in U.S. Open… 

2018: U23 World Team Trials champion… Second in UWW Junior World Team Trials…. Fourth in UWW Junior Nationals… 

2017: Second in UWW Junior World Team Trials… Second in UWW Junior Nationals… 

2016: Second in Cadet World Championships… UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 

2014: Cadet Nationals champion (Fargo)… 


College: 2023 NCAA champion for Cornell at 133 pounds… Coached by Mike Grey… Third at 2022 NCAA Championships at 125 pounds… Fourth in 2019 NCAA Championships at 125 pounds....  2022 EIWA champion and Outstanding Wrestler… Second in 2019 EIWA Championships… 


High School: Four-time New York state high school champion for Syosset High School… Five-time Suffolk County (Section XI) champion… 


Personal: His father, Vougar Orudjov was a two-time World champion and 1996 Olympic bronze medalist in freestyle wrestling for the Soviet Union…  His father is a coach at Nassau Community College on Long Island… His older brother Nick Arujau also competed for Cornell… 

Hobbies: Fluent in Russian….  


Instagram: varujau_lgr 

Twitter: @vArujau 

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