Bajrang Punia at the 2019 Beat the Streets event (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
FloWrestling revealed its 150-pound 8-Man Challenge bracket on Thursday. The event is set for Dec. 18, and will be streamed on FloWrestling.
A pair of multiple-time world medalists earned the top two seeds.
Bajrang Punia, a 2018 world silver medalist at 65 kilograms, earned the No. 1 seed. He earned bronze medals in 2013 and 2019. Bajrang has claimed two gold medals at the Asian Championships, as well as a gold at the Asian Games.
Two-time world medalist James Green is the No. 2 seed. Green, who has competed at 70 kilograms throughout his international wrestling career, was a world silver medalist in 2017 and won a bronze in 2015. He recently announced his move down to 65 kilograms for his Olympic run. Green went 2-2 at the RTC Cup, with wins over Anthony Echemendia and Brayton Lee and two criteria losses to Yianni Diakomihalis.
Jordan Oliver and Joey McKenna received the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds respectively. Oliver defeated McKenna in the 2019 Senior Nationals finals by technical superiority. McKenna is a past U.S. Open champion and has two age-group world medals.
Other wrestlers in Flo's 150-pound 8-Man Challenge field include Evan Henderson, Anthony Ashnault, Bryce Meredith and Pat Lugo.