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2017 Journeymen World Classic and Duals Preview

Kurt McHenry and Yianni Diakomihalis

The 2017 Journeymen World Classic and Duals is set for this weekend, April 22nd and 23rd in Schenectady, NY. This event attempts to attract strong domestic talent as well as teams of international wrestlers from around the world. Canada and Kazakhstan are confirmed for this year's event and we will probably see more countries in the mix. Last year Russia, Korea, Italy, Lithuania, and Tajikistan were represented. As in other Journeymen events, wrestlers will be placed into round-robin brackets based on past accomplishments. After the tournament, a strong team of American wrestlers including Cadet world medalists Kurt McHenry, Vito Arujau, Yianni Diakomihalis, and Jacob Warner will battle Team Canada in a dual format. Expect great action throughout the weekend. You can watch with a FloPro account here.

The international entrants other than Canada have not yet been finalized so they aren't included here.  However, given the depth of some of these weights already, adding an international star or two could make this event incredibly strong.

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The top of this bracket is strong with Cadet world champion Kurt McHenry (MD) bumping up two weights to take on the 10th ranked 113 in the country, Trevor Mastrogiovanni (NJ), and three-time Wisconsin state champion Brock Bergelin. Two-time Michigan state champion Corey Gamet, who won the 106 pound Cadet national title in Fargo last season will look to challenge for the title as well. It will be interesting to see how McHenry does as he will almost certainly be giving up some size, especially to Bergelin. That should level the playing field a bit and could leave him vulnerable, but he is talented enough to beat anyone. Anthony Sciotto (NY) was an All-American in Virginia Beach and will be looking to build on that momentum with some big wins. He has placed twice in New York but has yet to put himself on the map nationally.

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