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Yes, You Can Watch Team USA at the Zagreb Open Tomorrow Morning

robby smith is wrestling at the 2017 grand prix zagreb open
2016 US Olympian Robby Smith - Photo: PI-Photo.dk

Another overseas tournament, another live streamed event.

Tomorrow (March 11th), the Grand Prix Zagreb Open in Zagreb, Croatia will be available to watch live as it happens on YouTube. The tournament, an annual event on the US Greco-Roman calendar, is the second stop on the current March European tour and for most of the roster, represents the last competition before the World Team Trials later next month.

The US Greco-Roman Seniors in Europe captured some momentum last weekend in Denmark at the 15th annual Thor Masters Invitational. Two wrestlers who were making their way back to full-time competition, 2008 Olympian Ildar Hafizov (59 kg, Army/WCAP) and 2016 Olympian Robby Smith (130 kg, NYAC), earned gold medals. 2016 US National Champion Patrick Smith (71 kg, Minnesota Storm) fought his way through a tough bracket to come away with a well-deserved bronze. Overall, the US team won 32 out of 51 matches in the pool-formatted event, with three of those bouts pitting Americans against each other.

Tomorrow’s Grand Prix Zagreb Open promises to offer just as much excitement. Many of the world’s most talented Greco-Roman wrestlers are going to be on the mat, as delegations from Japan, Russia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, South Korea and Serbia have confirmed their participation. Of course, the host country can also be expected to field a competitive squad.

There are two avenues to stream the Zagreb — via YouTube or by hopping over to the event’s page on United World Wrestling.

Zagreb YouTube links:
Mat A
Mat B
Mat C
Finals

United World Wrestling
Grand Prix Zagreb Open event page

Streaming begins 9am local time (3am EST). Five Point Move will be providing live updates via Twitter as well as recaps following the event.

US GRECO-ROMAN ROSTER — 2017 GRAND PRIX ZAGREB OPEN, ZAGREB, CROATIA, MARCH 11TH

59 kg
Ildar Hafizov (Army/WCAP)
Sammy Jones (NYAC-OTS)

66 kg
Alex Sancho (NYAC-OTS)

71 kg
RaVaughn Perkins (NYAC)
Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm)

75 kg
Kamal Bey (Sunkist)
Jesse Porter (NYAC-OTS)
Nick Tarpley (NYAC)

80 kg
Cheney Haight (NYAC)
Patrick Martinez (NYAC)

85 kg
Ben Provisor (NYAC)
Kevin Radford (Sunkist)

98 kg
G’Angelo Hancock (NYAC)
Hayden Zillmer (Minnesota Storm)

130 kg
Toby Erickson (Army/WCAP)
Robby Smith (NYAC)

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