New York AC International to feature many top nations in New York City, Nov. 7-9

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Gary Abbott (USA Wrestling)

The New York Athletic Club International, the first major international event of the new season held on U.S. soil, is set for Nov. 7-9 in New York, N.Y.

This popular event will feature all three Olympic styles of wrestling, and will be held at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. 

So far, a dozen nations have notified USA Wrestling that they will have entries: Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Honduras, Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru and Russia. In addition, a large number of top U.S. Senior-level wrestlers are expected to participate. Athletes from other nations may attend as well.

So far, a sample of the preliminary international field includes:
• 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Ruslan Tyumbenbaev of Kyrgyzstan in Greco-Roman at 66 kg/145.5 lbs.
• 2009 World silver medalist and 2013 World bronze medalist Burmaa Ochirbat of Mongolia in women’s freestyle at 72 kg/158.5 lbs.
• 2012 World University champion Danior Islamov of Moldova in Greco-Roman at 60 kg/132 lbs.
• 2012 World University champion and 2012 Junior World champion Yuki Irie of Japan in women’s freestyle 
• 2013 World University Games silver medalist Samat Nadyrbek Uulu of Kyrgyzstan in men’s freestyle at 55 kg/121 lbs.

Many other World-level athletes will be in the field. The New York AC International traditionally in a proving ground for international competitors and is a popular event for athletes from many nations.

The Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle competition is set for Friday, November 8, with the men’s freestyle competition set for Saturday, November 9.

ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES: Per FILA regulations, all competitors are required to have FILA licenses prior to competing in FILA events. FILA licenses are valid for one (1) calendar year.  If you purchased a FILA license in 2013, please bring proof of 2013 FILA license to registration.  

Athletes from the United States who have not purchased a FILA license in 2013 must contact Jaimie McNab ( at USA Wrestling to purchase a FILA license. You will need to submit a headshot, copy of your passport, and credit card information. Cost is $110-115, depending on the exchange rate on the day of purchase. Please note that purchasing a license on-site at the event will cost twice the regular amount.

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Online registration is $40. The deadline for online registration for U.S. athletes through TrackWrestling is Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. Onsite registration is available for $50. 

To register online,  Click Here.

The event will be webcast live by, with Richard Immel making the call.

At New York, N.Y., Nov. 7-9

Event Schedule

Thursday, November 7
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle registration 
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle skin checks 
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle weigh-ins (+2 kg)

Friday, November 8
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle Session I
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Men’s freestyle registration
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Men’s freestyle skin checks
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Men’s freestyle weigh-ins (+2 kg)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle medal matches

Saturday, November 9
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Men’s Freestyle Session I
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. – Men’s Freestyle Medal Matches

2012 New York AC International champions

Greco-Roman champions
55 kg/121 lbs. – Spenser Mango (USA/U.S. Army WCAP)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Jamel Johnson (USA/YES Wrestling)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – RaVaughan Perkins (USA/Ready RP National)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Andrew Bisek (USA/Minnesota Storm)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Tsukasa Tsurumaki (Japan)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Caylor Williams (USA/YES Wrestling)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Robbie Smith (USA/New York AC)

Women’s freestyle champions
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Alyssa Lampe (USA/Sunkist Kids)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Jessica MacDonald (Canada)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Yuki Ikegame (Japan)
59 kg/130 lbs. – Michelle Fazzari (Canada)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Danielle Lappage (Canada)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Chiaki Iijma (Japan)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Hiroe Suzuki (Japan)

Men’s freestyle champions
55 kg/121 lbs. – Azamat Tuskaev (Russia)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Jimmy Kennedy (USA/New York AC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Chase Pami (USA/Sunkist Kids)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Rasul Dzhukaev (Russia)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Austin Trotman (USA/AppState RTC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Wynn Michalak (USA/Titan Mercury WC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Tervel Dlagnev (USA/Sunkist Kids)