Take a look at the incredible rosters for Team USA for the 2018 World Championships! This year’s championships will take place in Budapest, Hungary and the tournament will run from October 20th through October 28. New York is very well represented with Kyle Dake (Lansing, Section 4) and Nick Gwiazdowski (Duanesburg, Section 2) both earning spots on the freestyle team. Also having NY ties are Nahshon Garrett and Jon Jay Chavez who competed in college at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Let’s also give a huge “Thank You” to our good friend Matt Diano for putting this together for us!
57kg: Thomas Gilman: 2017 Senior World Silver medalist; 2x Junior World Team Member (8th in 2013; Bronze in 2014); 2011 Cadet World Team Member (10th)
61kg: Nahshon Garrett: **World Championship debut**
65kg: Logan Stieber: 2x Senior World Team member/2016 Senior World Champion (12th in 2017); 2011 Junior World Silver Medalist
70kg: James Green: 3x Senior World Team member/2x medalist (3rd in 2015, 2nd in 2017; finished 7th 2016); 2012 World University Games 12th place performer; 2014 World University Championship Silver medalist
74kg: Jordan Burroughs: 2x Olympian/2012 Gold medalist (9th in 2016); 5x Senior World Medalist/4x Champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017; earned bronze in 2014); 2008 Junior World Team member (8th)
79kg: Kyle Dake: 2008 Junior World Team member in Greco-Roman (14th)
86kg: David Taylor: 2013 World University Games Bronze medalist; 2007 Junior World Team member (8th)
92kg: J’Den Cox: 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist; 2017 Senior World Bronze medalist
97kg: Kyle Snyder: 2016 Olympic Gold medalist; 2x Senior World Champion (2015, 2017); 2x Junior World Medalist (Gold in 2013, Bronze in 2014)
125kg: Nick Gwiazdowski: 2017 Senior World Bronze Medalist
50kg: Whitney Conder: 3x Senior World Team Member (13th in 2011, 9th in 2014, 16th in 2015); 2014 World Military Championship Silver medalist; 2007 World Junior Champion
53kg: Sarah Hildebrandt: 2016 Senior World Team member (10th); 8th at the 2013 World University Championships; 2x Junior World Team member (11th in 2012; 10th in 2013)
55kg: Jacarra Winchester: 2014 World University Bronze medalist
57kg: TBD—Due to injury, the Helen Maroulis/Alex Hedrick series was postponed to a later date
59kg; Alli Ragan: 5x Senior World Team Member/Back-to-back World Silvers in 2016 and 2017 (also has finishes of 9th in 2013, 5th in 2014, and 17th in 2015); 2013 World University Games Silver medalist; 2x Junior World Bronze medalist in 2011 and 2012.
62kg: Mallory Velte: 2017 Senior World Team member (14th); 2015 Junior World Team member (5th)
65kg: Forrest Molinari: 2017 World U23 Team Member (16th); 2015 Junior World Team member (7th)
68kg: Tamyra Mensah-Stock: 2016 Olympic Trials winner (did not qualify weight class); 2017 Senior World Team member (9th); 2014 World University Championship Silver medalist
72kg: Erin Clodgo: 2015 Senior World Team member (16th); 2x Junior World Team member (8th in 2007; 12th in 2010)
76kg: Adeline Gray: 2016 Olympian (7th); 5x Senior World medalist (Gold in 2012, 2014, 2015; Bronze in 2011 and 2013)); Also finished 5th in the Senior Worlds in 2009; 2012 World University Champion; 3x Junior World Team member (Gold in 2008, 9th in 2009, 2nd in 2011)
Men’s Greco Roman
55kg: Sam Hazewinkel: 2012 Olympian in FS (17th); 2008 World University Gold in GR
60kg: Dalton Roberts: 2x Junior World GR Team member (8th in 2015; 14th in 2016); 9th at 2017 U23 World Championships.
63kg: Jesse Thielke: 2016 Olympian (9th); 2013 Senior World Team member (8th); 4x Junior World Team Member, winning bronze in 2012 after finishes of 15th, 20th, and 19th in 2009-2011
67kg: Ellis Coleman: 2012 Olympian (14th); 2x Senior World Team member (25th in 2013; 12th in 2017); 2x Junior World Bronze medalist in 2010 and 2011.
72kg: Jon Jay Chavez: 2013 Double Cadet World Team Member (bronze in GR; 10th in FS); 2x Junior World Team Member (15th in 2014; 18th in 2015)
77kg: Kamal Bey: 2017 Junior World Champion/2x Junior World Team member (8th in 2016); 21st at the 2017 U23 World Championships
82kg: Geordon Speiller: 2x World Junior Team Member (7th in 2012; 21st in 2013); 14th at the 2013 World University Championships
87kg: Pat Martinez: 2x Senior World Team member (13th in 2015; 26th in 2016)
97kg: Tracy Hancock: 2017 Senior World Team member (13th); 2017 U23 World Team Member (10th); 2x Junior World Team Member (Bronze in 2016; 7th in 2017)
130kg: Adam Coon: 2011 Double Cadet World Team Member (Gold in FS; 11th in GR); 2014 Double World Junior Bronze Medalist