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Team USA Crowns 3 Champions On Day One Of Budapest Ranking Series


Day one of the Budapest ranking series has concluded and the first set of champions have been crowned. Team USA comes away with 3 gold medalists: Mason Parris, Zahid Valencia, and Kyle Snyder.

Parris had himself a good tournament with wins over Conyedo of Italy, Deng of China, as well as Ligeti of Hungary in the finals where he mounted a nice comeback to win gold.

Valencia was able to win his round-robin matches losing one to Iran. He was not really tested too much in his other matches and came away with a gold medal.

Kyle Snyder was able to take care of business as expected with 2 techs and a 3-2 win against Georgia to win gold as well.

Some of the other results from the day include Nick Lee taking silver, Zane Richards picking up a bronze medal, and Julian Ramirez and Max Hale would DNP.

Not competing for Team USA but Myles Amine had a great tournament as he was able to get revenge over Dauren Kurugliev of Greece to win ranking series gold, Kurugliev has been a top 5 wrestler in the world for a while, and with him leaving Russia this will definitely make the world championships a bit more interesting.

Competing tomorrow will be the remainder of the men’s freestyle team with Vito Arujau, Joey McKenna, and Chance Marsteller as well as the beginning of the women’s competition.

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation

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