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  • Journalist champion picks for World Wrestling Championships


    10/15/18

    USA Wrestling is once again inviting journalists from across the world to submit their picks for the champions at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships, set for Budapest, Hungary 20-28 October.

    This journalist prediction contest has become a regular feature on TheMat.com each year, and a fun opportunity for wrestling journalists to do their best to handicap the field.

    Please email Gary Abbott your selections in each of the 30 weight classes at:
    gabbott@usawrestling.org

    The deadline for submission is Friday morning 19 October. The selections will be posted on the afternoon of 19 October.

    There are weight class previews available for your review on TheMat.com in the Special Section at:
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/October/12/Special-Section-2018-World-Championships

    In 2017, 19 journalists made selections. Per-Kristian Stovring of Norway was the winner with 13 selections, followed by Ali Feizasa of the Iranian Student News Agency and Petr Pavlov, from Yakutia in Russia.

    PLEASE CHOOSE THE CHAMPION IN EACH WEIGHT CLASS

    Men's freestyle

    57 kg/125.5 lbs. -

    61 kg/134 lbs. –

    65 kg/143 lbs. -

    70 kg/154 lbs. -

    74 kg/163 lbs. -

    79 kg/174 lbs. -

    86 kg/189 lbs. -

    92 kg/202.5 lbs. -

    97 kg/213.75 lbs. -

    125 kg/275 lbs. –



    Women's freestyle

    50 kg/110 lbs. –

    53 kg/116.5 lbs. -

    55 kg/121 lbs. -

    57 kg/125.5 lbs. –

    59 kg/130 lbs. –

    62 kg/136.5 lbs. -

    65 kg/143 lbs. -

    68 kg/149.75 lbs. -

    72 kg/158.5 lbs.-

    76 kg/167.5 lbs. -



    Greco-Roman

    55 kg/121 lbs. –

    60 kg/132 lbs. -

    63 kg /138.75 lbs. -

    67 kg/147.5 lbs. –

    72 kg/158.5 lbs. –

    77 kg/169.5 lbs. -

    82 kg/180.5 lbs. -

    87 kg/191.5 lbs. -

    97 kg/213.75 lbs. -

    130 kg/286 lbs. –

    Tiebreaker: Top five nations, based upon medals won -

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