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U.S. wrestlers Burroughs, Gray hold No. 1 spots in pre-Olympic world rankings

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United World Wrestling has released its pre-Olympic world rankings, and several U.S. Olympic team members hold high spots on the list.


Two Americans, reigning world champions Jordan Burroughs and Adeline Gray, are ranked No. 1 in the weight classes they will compete in at the Olympics. A third reigning world champion, Helen Maroulis, is ranked No. 1 at 55kg (121 lbs) but will wrestle in the 53kg (117 lbs) division in Rio.


Here's where each of the U.S. Olympic team members are ranked in the latest update.


Men's freestyle

No. 15 at 57kg: Daniel Dennis

No. 13 at 65kg: Frank Molinaro

No. 1 at 74kg: Jordan Burroughs

No. 9 at 86kg: J'den Cox

No. 4 at 97kg: Kyle Snyder

No. 14 at 125kg: Tervel Dlagnev


Women's freestyle

No. 17 at 48kg: Haley Augello

No. 1 at 55kg: Helen Maroulis (will compete at 53kg)

No. 14 at 69kg: Elena Pirozhkova (will compete at 63kg)

No. 1 at 75kg: Adeline Gray


Men's Greco-Roman

No. 19 at 59kg: Jesse Thielke

No. 5 at 75kg: Andy Bisek

Not ranked: Ben Provisor (85kg) and Robby Smith (130kg)


As for the rest of the international field, here's a quick look at who UWW has ranked No. 1 in each of the Olympic weight classes.


Men's freestyle

57kg: Vladimer Khinchegashvili, Georgia

65kg: Frank Chamizo, Italy

74kg: Jordan Burroughs, United States

86kg: Abdulrashid Sadulaev, Russia

97kg: Anzor Boltukaev, Russia

125kg: Geno Petriashvili, Georgia


Women's freestyle

48kg: Mariya Stadnik, Azerbaijan

53kg: Saori Yoshida, Japan

58kg: Kaori Icho, Japan

63kg: Yulia Tkach, Ukraine

69kg: Zhou Feng, China

75kg: Adeline Gray, United States


Men's Greco-Roman

59kg: Ismael Borrero, Cuba

66kg: Frank Staebler, Germany

75kg: Roman Vlasov, Russia

85kg: Zhan Beleniuk, Ukraine

98kg: Nikita Melnikov, Russia

130kg: Riza Kayaalp, Turkey


Full rankings can be viewed here: Men's freestyle | Women's freestyle | Men's Greco-Roman




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