Andrew Hipps emerges as expert among journalists who picked champions at World Championships

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InterMat's Andrew Hipps emerged as the expert among top international journalists who picked champions for the World Wrestling Championships, held Sept. 16-22 in Budapest, Hungary.

Hipps correctly picked eight champions.

InterMat's Tim Foley finished second with seven correct picks.

Japan's Ikuo Higuchi and USA Wrestling's Richard Immel tied for third with six correct picks apiece.

Andrew Hipps, InterMat – 8 (Gold)
Tim Foley, InterMat – 7 (Silver)
Ikuo Higuchi, Japanese Wrestling Federation – 6 (Bronze)
Richard Immel, USA Wrestling – 6 (Bronze)
Craig Sesker, USA Wrestling – 5
Andy Ross, 49 North (Canada) – 5
Ali Feizasa, Iranian News – 5
Jim Kalin, Amateur Wrestling News – 5
Jason Bryant, Amateur Wrestling News – 5
Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling – 3
Eric Betterman, Amateur Wrestling News – 3
Al Bevilacqua, – 3
Petr Pavlov, Russian journalist (Yakutsk) – 1