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Monday Roundup: Finau’s Arrest; RUS & HUN World Rosters

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Musa Evloev -- Photo: UWW

Two-time World Team Trials runner-up Marcus Finau was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning on sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged incident that took place at an acquaintance’s home in Colorado Springs. Finau, 28, reportedly fled immediately upon being confronted by the boyfriend of his accuser. He was apprehended shortly thereafter by the Colorado Springs Police Department and subsequently transported to El Paso County Jail. In a statement to 5PM on Monday, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office media relations manager Jacqueline Kirby said that Finau “is not bondable at this time.”

A native of Hawaii, Finau was a two-time Junior World Team member while a student at Northern Michigan University. In ’13, he was the runner-up to Caylor Williams at both the US Open and World Team Trials. Finau exited Senior Greco-Roman on a full-time basis in ’15 and enrolled at Colorado State-Pueblo. He returned to Senior competition last December at the US Nationals, and placed 4th at the ’20 version of the tournament two months ago in Coralville, Iowa.

Russia & Hungary In Serbia

This coming Saturday welcomes in the first-ever United World Wrestling Individual World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia. As previously reported, several prominent international Greco-Roman programs have declined to participate, including Japan, Sweden, and Kazakhstan. Russia, of course, is all in, as evidenced by their power-packed lineup that features two-time Olympic champ Roman Vlasov (77 kg, world #16) and “The Ginger Assassin”, reigning two-time World champ Musa Evloev (97 kg, world #1). Hungary will be involved, too, though they are set to make the trip without a few of their star athletes.

Hungary (HUN)

60 kg: Krisztián Kecskeméti 
63 kg: Erik Torba 
67 kg: Krisztián Váncza — ’18 Junior World bronze, ’14 Cadet World bronze
72 kg: Bálint Korpási (world #5) — ’16 World Champion, ’17 World bronze, ’18 World silver
77 kg: Zoltán Lévai (world #4) — ’20 European Championships silver, ’19 U23 European Championships gold, ’16 Junior World bronze
82 kg: Tamás Lévai — ’18 U23 World bronze
87 kg: István Takács — ’19 Junior World Champion, ’18 Junior World bronze, ’17 Cadet World silver
97 kg: Alex Szoeke 

Russia (RUS)

55 kg: Emin Sefershaev — ’19 Junior World silver, ’18 Junior World bronze, ’17 Junior World silver
60 kg: Stepan Maryanyan (world #2) — ’18 World Champion, ’19 World silver, ’17 World bronze
63 kg: Zhambolat Lokyaev — ’17 U23 European Championships silver
67 kg: Nasir Abdullaev 
72 kg: Narek Oganyan — ’18 U23 European Championships bronze
77 kg: Roman Vlasov (world #16) — Two-time Olympic Champion, two-time World Champion, ’13 World silver
82 kg: Milad Alirzaev — ’19 U23 World Champion
87 kg: Davit Chakvetadze — ’16 Olympic Champion, ’15 European Games gold
97 kg: Musa Evloev (world #1) — Two-time World Champion, ’17 World silver
130 kg: Sergei Semonov — ’18 World Champion, ’16 Olympic bronze, ’17 U23 World Champion

2020 Individual World Cup Schedule

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All times +6 hours EST

Saturday, December 12
11:00am-3:00pm — Qualification rounds (55 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg)
6:00pm-7:30pm — Semifinals

Sunday, December 13
11:00am-3:00pm — Qualification rounds (60 kg, 63 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg)
11:00am-3:00pm — Repechage (55 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg)
6:00pm-6:45pm — Semifinals (60 kg, 63 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg)
7:00pm-10:00pm — Finals & Bronze rounds (55 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg)

Monday, December 14
11:00am-2:00pm — Repechage (60 kg, 63 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg)
6:00pm-8:30pm — Finals & Bronze rounds (60 kg, 63 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg)

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