COLORADO SPRINGS -- The Jack Pinto Cup will debut its new format this weekend in Colorado. Team USA will face off against an all-star selection of international Greco Roman wrestlers on Friday, January 23 in Greeley and again on Sunday, January 25 in Colorado Springs. Each event will feature a separate lineup of U.S. wrestlers and international opponents.
Four athletes from the Minnesota Storm will compete in the first event at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. Ryan Mango (59 kg/130 lbs), Brian Graham (66 kg/145 lbs), Jake Fisher (75 kg/165 lbs), and Joe Rau (80 kg/176 lbs) will be in the lineup for the U.S. Ryan Mango will wrestle in the evening’s main event.
On Sunday, Minnesota Storm’s Andy Bisek (75 kg/165 lbs) and Jordan Holm (85 kg/187 lbs) will be part of a ten-bout international competition held in the Hilton Antler’s ballroom in downtown Colorado Springs. Bisek will compete in the evening’s co-main event alongside 2008 & 2012 Olympian, Spenser Mango (59 kg/130 lbs).
Tickets for Friday: General Admission $7.00
Tickets for Sunday: VIP Table (10 tickets) $1000.00 | General Admission $10.00
Doors open for Sunday’s competition at 1:30 p.m. The event will run from 2-4 p.m.
For ticket Information contact the following at USA Wrestling:
Tyler Gonzales - email@example.com or 719.598.8181 ext 601
Matt Lindland - firstname.lastname@example.org or 719.598.8181 ext 639
Greco athletes for the Minnesota Storm are currently at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs participating in their national team training camp. Freestyle athletes for the Storm were at the Olympic Training Center earlier this month for their national team camp.
Both Freestyle and Greco athletes will be in action at the Dave Schultz Memorial International, January 29-30 in Colorado Springs.
JACK PINTO CUP DUALS SERIES TENTATIVE LINEUPS
Jack Pinto Cup – Friday, Jan. 23 in Greeley, CO
66 kg/145.5 lbs – Alejandro Sancho (USA) vs Aibeg Vensekhanov (Kazakhstan)
66 kg/145.5 lbs – Brian Graham (USA) vs. Konstantin Stas (Bulgaria)
71 kg/156.5 lbs – Kendrick Sanders (USA) vs. Ashkat Zhanbirov (Kazakhstan)
71 kg/156.5 lbs – Bo Beckman (USA) vs. Ashkat Zhanbirov (Kazakhstan)
75 kg/165.35 lbs – Jake Fisher (USA) vs. Darkhan Sagindykov (Kazakhstan)
80 kg/176 lbs – Cheney Haight (USA) vs. Azamat Kostubaev (Kazakhstan)
80 kg/176 lbs – Patrick Martinez (USA) vs. Juan Angel Escobar (Mexico)
85 kg/187 lbs - Joe Rau (USA) vs. TBD
130 kg/286.6 lbs – Toby Erickson (USA) vs. Damir Kuzembaev (Kazakhstan)
- 59 kg/130 lbs – Ryan Mango (USA) vs. Almat Kebispayev (Kazakhstan)
Jack Pinto Cup – Sunday, Jan. 25 in Colorado Springs, CO
66 kg/145.5 lbs – Bryce Saddoris (USA) vs. Tanat Sagindykov (Kazakhstan)
71 kg/156.5 lbs – Justin Lester (USA) vs. Nurzhan Nadyrov (Kazakhstan)
80 kg/176 lbs – Ben Provisor (USA) vs. Doszhan Kartikov (Kazakhstan)
85 kg/187 lbs – Jon Anderson (USA) vs. Ibragim Magomadov (Kazakhstan)
98 kg/216 lbs – Caylor Williams (USA) vs. Vladislav Metodiev (Bulgaria)
130 kg/286.6 lbs – David Arndt (USA) vs. Lyubomir Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
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