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The 2022 Bill Farrell International and USA Wrestling’s Folkstyle Nationals are set for April 1-2 in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Pictured: Kamal Bey at 2019 Final X. Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com.

Official release by Taylor Miller-Gregorio /USA Wrestling 

The 2022 Bill Farrell International is set for this weekend in a new location, Cedar Falls, Iowa. The event will take place April 1-2 alongside USA Wrestling’s Folkstyle Nationals, one of the best attended events of the year, and the Boys High School National Recruiting Showcase. This year’s Farrell will serve as a qualifier for the 2022 World Team Trials in all three Olympic styles—men’s freestylewomen’s freestyle and Greco-Roman—as well as the 2022 Pan American team selection in Greco-Roman.

In all 30 weight classes, the highest-placing U.S. athlete, who has not already qualified, will earn a bid to the World Team Trials in May.

LIST OF CURRENT WTT QUALIFIERS

Similarly, the bid for the 2022 Pan American Team in Greco-Roman will go to the highest-placing U.S. athlete in each weight, where there is not a 2021 World medalist. The only weight with a 2021 World medal winner is 97 kg, where G’Angelo Hancock will have first dibs on the team spot.

The tournament kicks off on Friday with Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle and wraps up on Saturday with men’s freestyle. Fans can watch all the action live on FloWrestling.

Let’s take a look at some of the notable names registered for the event as of March 30:

Greco-Roman

Past Olympians:

  • 60 kg: Ildar Hafizov (2008 – Uzbekistan, 2020 – USA)
  • 63 kg: Jesse Thielke (2016)
  • 67 kg: Alejandro Sancho (2020)
  • 82 kg: Ben Provisor (2012, 2016)

Past World Team members:

  • 55 kg: Max Nowry (2019, 2021)
  • 60 kg: Dalton Roberts (2018)
  • 72 kg: Patrick Smith (2017, 2019, 2021)
  • 77 kg: Kamal Bey (2018)
  • 77 kg: RaVaughn Perkins (2018)
  • 77 kg: Jesse Porter (2021)
  • 87 kg: Alan Vera (2021)

Age-group World medalists:

  • 77 kg: Kamal Bey (gold at 2017 Junior Worlds)

    Age-group World Team members:

  • 60 kg: Randon Miranda (2016, 2017 Junior; 2018 U23)
  • 67 kg: Hayden Tuma (2011, 2012 Cadet; 2013, 2015 Junior)
  • 67 kg: Robert Perez III (2019 Cadet)
  • 72 kg: Dominic Damon (2018 Cadet; 2021 Junior)
  • 82 kg: Spencer Woods (2021 U23)
  • 97 kg: Nick Boykin (2019 Junior; 2021 U23)

Women’s freestyle

Age-group World medalists:

  • 50 kg: Emily Shilson (2017 Cadet silver, 2018 Cadet gold, 2021 Junior gold, 2021 U23 gold)
  • 53 kg: Ronna Heaton (2015 Cadet gold, 2016 Cadet silver)

Age-group World Team members:

  • 53 kg: Sage Mortimer (2019 Cadet)
  • 55 kg: Alisha Howk (2017 Cadet; 2018 Junior)
  • 68 kg: Rachel Watters (2015, 2016, 2017 Junior; 2017, 2018 U23)
  • 76 kg: Precious Bell (2019 U23)

Other names to look out for:

  • 59 kg: Xochitl Mota-Pettis (2020 U.S. Open runner-up)

Men’s freestyle

Past Senior World Team members:

  • 61 kg: Tyler Graff (2019)
  • 97 kg: Joe Rau (2014, 2019 in Greco-Roman)

    Age-group World medalists:

  • 125 kg: Dom Bradley (2009 Junior gold)

    NCAA champions:

  • 61 kg: Seth Gross (2018)
  • 65 kg: Dean Heil (2016, 2017)
  • 70 kg: Anthony Ashnault (2019)
  • 86 kg: Myles Martin (2016)
  • 97 kg: Mike Macchiavello (2018)

Other names to look out for:

  • 61 kg: Shelton Mack (2021 Pan American champion)
  • 70 kg: Alec Pantaleo (2021 Pan American champion)
  • 79 kg: Tommy Gantt (2021 Pan American champion)

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