Gilman, Burroughs, Snyder No. 1 in United World Wrestling Year-End Men’s Freestyle Rankings with 23 Americans ranked

Jordan Burroughs (USA) clenches his fists after winning the World Championships.
Jordan Burroughs (USA) clenches his fists after winning the World Championships. Photo by Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling

United World Wrestling today announced its year-end men’s freestyle rankings. Wrestlers who have participated in World Championships, Continental Championships, Ranking Series events, and some regional games have had the advantage of being active throughout the year.

The top three wrestlers in each weight class will receive cash prizes. #1 ranked wrestlers receive $5,000, #2 wrestlers receive $3,000, and #3 wrestlers earn $2,000.

There were five American freestyle athletes in the top three of the standings, with the world champion Jordan Burroughs (79 kg), world champion Kyle Snyder (97 kg) and World Silver Medalist Thomas Gilman (57 kg) to No. 1. World Champion Kyle Dake (79 kg) finished at No. 2, while the world champion David Taylor (86 kg) was at No. 3

Together, the American men’s freestyle wrestlers won $20,000 based on their top three finishes in the UWW year-end rankings.

A total of 23 American men have been ranked by United World Wrestling, including 11 in the Top 10. The others in the top 10 are world silver medalists. Zain Retherford (n°4 at 65 kg), world silver medalist J’den Cox (n°4 at 92 kg), world silver medalist Yianni Diakomihalis (n°5 to 65 kg), member of the world team Raw Seth (n°7 to 61 kg), member of the national team Joey McKenna (n°9 at 65 kg) and member of the world team Hayden Zilmer (N°9 to 125 kg).

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Below are the U.S. men’s freestyle athletes, listed by ranking.
N°1 at 57 kg – Thomas Gilman (USA), 58,000 points
N°1 at 79 kg – Jordan Burroughs (USA), 63,000 points
N°1 at 97 kg – Kyle Snyder (USA), 63,000 points
N°2 at 74 kg – Kyle Dake (USA), 58,000 points
N°3 at 86 kg – David Taylor (USA), 45,000 points
N°4 at 70 kg – Zain Retherford (USA), 55,000 points
N°4 at 92 kg – J’den Cox (USA), 42,000 points
N°5 at 65 kg – Yianni Diakomihalis (USA), 40,200 points
N°7 at 61 kg – Seth Gross (USA), 29,000 points
N°9 at 65 kg – Joey McKenna (USA), 23,200 points
N°9 at 125 kg – Hayden Zillmer (USA), 24,600 points
N°16 at 79 kg – Chance Marsteller (USA), 16,600 points
N°17 at 70 kg – James Green (USA), 11,400 points
N°18 at 125 kg – Nick Gwiazdowski (USA), 13,800 points
N°23 at 61 kg – Nico Megaludis (USA), 10,200 points
N°26 at 86 kg – Zahid Valencia (USA), 10,000 points
N°28 at 97 kg – Kollin Moore (USA), 8,200 points
N°37 at 79 kg – David McFadden (USA), 7,800 points
N°46 to 61 kg – Daton Fix (USA), 5,000 points
N° 69 at 74 kg – Joseph Lavallee (USA), 5,075 points
N°48 at 86 kg – Mark Hall (USA), 5,100 points
N°49 at 70 kg – Anthony Ashnault (USA), 5,013 points
N°58 at 65 kg – Evan Henderson (USA), 5,075 points

Here are the top three winners in the 10 men’s freestyle weight classes.

57kg
1. Thomas GILMAN (USA) – $5,000
2. Zelimkhan ABAKAROV (ALB) – $3,000
3. Zanabazar ZANDANBUD (MGL) – $2,000

61kg
1. Rei HIGUCHI (JPN) – $5,000
2. Arsen HARUTYUNYAN (ARM) – $3000
3. Suleyman ATLI (TUR) – $2,000

65kg
1. Rahman AMOUZAD (IRI) – $5,000
2. Bajrang BAJRANG (IND). – $3,000
3. Iszmail MUSZUKAJEV (HUN) – $2,000

70kg
1. Zurabi IAKOBISHVILI (GEO) – $5,000
2. Ernazar AKMATALIEV (KGZ) – $3,000
3. Taishi NARIKUNI (JPN) – $2000

74kg
1. Tajmuraz SALKAZANOV (SVK) – $5,000
2. Kyle DAKE (USA) – $3,000
3. Soner DEMIRTAS (TUR) – $2000

79kg
1. Jordan BURROUGHS (USA) – $5,000
2. Arsalan BUDAZHAPOV (KGZ) – $3,000
3. Mohammad NOKHODI (IRI) – $2,000

86kg
1. Boris MAKOEV (SVK) – $5,000
2. Azamat DAULETBEKOV (KAZ) – $3,000
3. David TAYLOR (USA) – $2,000

92kg
1. Kamran GHASEMPOUR (IRI) – $5,000
2. Miriani MAISURADZE (GEO) – $3000
3. Osman NURMAGOMEDOV (AZE) – $2000

97kg
1. Kyle SNYDER (USA) – $5,000
2. Batyrbek TSAKULOV (SVK) – $3,000
3. Magomedkhan MAGOMEDOV (AZE) – $2000

125kg
1. Taha AKGUL (TUR) – $5,000
2. Geno PETRIASHVILI (GEO) – $3,000
3. Lkhagvagerel MUNKHTUR (MGL) – $2,000

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