We’re here LIVE with post-event coverage of Day 1’s action at the 2017 Greco-Roman World Championships in Paris, France. On the call are Five Point Move podcast hosts Dennis Hall and Tim Hands along with NMU alum Joe Uccellini, 2014 World Team member and 2016 Olympic Trials champ Joe Rau (85 kg, Minnesota Storm), and former US National Team member Nate Engel. Rau and Engel are in Paris this week as our overseas correspondents. LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVE BELOW:
The first day of the 2017 Greco World Championships saw three of the four US Greco-Roman wrestlers come up with wins in their first bouts but fall short later on. Only G’Angelo Hancock (98 kg, Sunkist, world no. 16) had more than two matches, as he advanced to the repechage round, falling to Iran’s Seyedmostafa Salehizadeh (world no. 17). We’re covering these performances as well as taking a peek at what’s in store tomorrow for the second day of the 2017 Greco Worlds as Team USA goes to battle with the remaining four — Ildar Hafizov (59 kg, Army/WCAP), Ellis Coleman (66 kg, Army/WCAP), Cheney Haight (80 kg, NYAC), and Robby Smith (130 kg, NYAC).
2017 Greco-Roman World Championships
AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Monday, August 21st — 71 kg, 75 kg, 85 kg, 98 kg
Tuesday, August 22nd — 59 kg, 66 kg, 80 kg, 130 kg
Live streaming available in the United States on Trackwrestling.com