Newly ranked 61kg star Joe Colon (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
#2 Thomas Gilman (USA won the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament over Udit Udit (IND) with 2021 world runner-up Alireza Sarlak (IRI) taking bronze. Gilman drops one spot in the rankings to #3 after a round-robin loss to #16 Horst Lehr (GER), Udit Udit (IND) debuts in the rankings at #16 for beating #16 Horst Lehr (GER) in the semifinals, 2021 world runner-up Alireza Sarlak (IRI) returns to the rankings at #12.
Kamyl Kerymov (UKR) won the Ziolkowski tournament over 2017 world bronze medalist Andrey Yatsenko (UKR) with Vito Arujau (USA) and Manvel Khndrtzyan (ARM) taking bronze. Andre Gonzales (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am championships over Enrique Herrera Huacre (PER) with Treye Trotman (CAN) and Hernan Almendra (ARG) taking bronze. Levan Metrevelli (ESP) won the Grand Prix of Spain over Darian Cruz (PUR) with Darthe Capellan (CAN) and Logan Sloan (CAN) taking bronze. Logan Sloan (CAN) won the Canada Cup over Freddie Aziz (CAN). Merey Bazarbaev (KAZ) won the Junior Asian Championships over Reza Momenijoujadeh (IRI) with Aman Aman (IND) and Vladislav Nikandrov (KGZ) taking bronze. Oscar Tigreros Urbanos (COL) won the Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos over Enrique Herrera Huacre (PER) with Juan Ramirez Beltre (DOM) taking bronze.
#11 Eduard Grigorev (POL) moved up to 65 KG where he won the Ziolkowski over Tsogbadrakh Tseveensuren (MGL) and is currently ranked 19th. 2018 world bronze medalist Joe Colon (USA) returns to the rankings at #16 for winning the Ziolkowski over Taras Markovich (UKR). 2018 U23 world bronze medalist Markovich is back in the rankings at #17 for finishing runner-up at the Ziolkowski to Colon and beating #18 Daniel DeShazer (USA), along with his 2021 wins over 3x World/Olympic medalist Nurislam Sanayev (KAZ) and #10 Fedor Baltuev (RUS). Austin DeSanto (USA) debuts in the international rankings at #19 for beating DeShazer for bronze at the Ziolkowski.
#4 Seth Gross (USA) won the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament with Aman Aman (IND) finishing silver and Suleyman Atli (TUR) taking bronze. Viktor Lyzen (GER) won the Grand Prix of Spain over Angel Tinoco Torres (PER) with Agustin Sanchez Parra (ESP) taking bronze. Nic Bouzakis (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over William Betancourt (PUR) with Gavin Eldridge (CAN) taking bronze. Armin Habizadeh Saroukolaei (IRI) won the Junior Asian Championships over Kohit Kumar (KAZ) with Malis Aliyev (KAZ) and Arslan Rakhimov (UZB) taking bronze.
Wilfredo Rodriguez (VEN) won the Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos over Mauricio Sanchez Saltos (ECU) with Albaro Camacho (DOM) and Sixto Auccapina Pedragas (PER) taking bronze. Sujeet Sujeet (IND) won the Junior Asian Championships over Makoto Hosokawa (JPN) with Umidjon Jalolov (UZB) and Olzhas Olzhakhanov (KAZ) taking bronze. Sujeet Sujeet (IND) took gold at the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament with #11 Yianni Diakomihalis (USA) taking silver and Adlan Askarov (KAZ) taking bronze. Sujeet debuts in the rankings at #13 for his win over Diakomihalis and Diakomihalis drops three spots to #14, due to his loss to Sujeet, plus the superior resumes of #11 Islam Dudaev (ALB) and #12 Tulga Tumur Ochir (MGL) over the past year compared to his (Dudaev head-to-head win over Tumur Ochir, Tumur Ochir beating #16 Abbos Rakhmonov, Umidjon Jalolov, #9 (70) Vazgen Tevanyan compared to Diakomihalis's best wins over 2019 unranked Ismail Musukaev, unranked Joey McKenna and 2019 Bajrang who's now ranked at #17).
Sebastian Rivera (PUR) won the Grand Prix of Spain over Nikolai Okhlopkov (ROU) with Krzystof Bienkowski (POL) and Lachlan McNeil (CAN) taking bronze. Robert Cornella (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over Erick Barroso Bautista (MEX) with Gregor McNeil (CAN) and Dom Martins Ferreira (BRA) taking bronze.
Arman Andreasyan (ARM) won the Ziolkowski over Alec Pantaleo (USA) with #12 Zurab Iakobishvili (GEO) and Oleksii Boruta (UKR) taking bronze. Pantaleo is back in the rankings at #14 for beating #12 Iakobishvili, Andreasyan slots in at #13 for beating Pantaleo, Iakobishvili falls five spots to #17 for his losses to Servet Coskun and Pantaleo, Kota Takahashi (JPN) moves up seven spots to #12 from #19 because he has the best win (#7 Taishi Narikuni at the Meiji Cup this year compared to Azimov>Coskun>Iakobishvili) and doesn't have as many losses as Andreasyan (Iakobishvili at Euros) or Pantaleo (Kudzoev at Yarygin, Retherford and Sasso at World Team Trials). The final piece of the Pantaleo puzzle is the Russian trio of #18 Aznaur Tavaev (RUS), #19 Alan Kudzoev (RUS), and #20 Ruslan Bogatyrev (RUS), (for a refresher, Kudzoev beat Pantaleo at the Yarygin and then lost to #4 Anzor Zakuev and #5 Ruslan Zhendaev at the Yarygin, Kudzoev beat Bogatyrev who beat #4 Anzor Zakuev at the Poddubny in May, then lost to Tavaev next round at Russian Nationals) because they have better records than other guys who made it into the rankings off wins over Pantaleo and each other (Tyler Berger, Ryan Deakin, Sammy Sasso).
#10 Zain Retherford (USA) won the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament over Syrbaz Talgat (KAZ) with Koussay Aljimi (TUN) and Karan (IND) taking bronze. Kevin Henkel (GER) won the Grand Prix of Spain over Shamil Ustaev (BEL) with Emmanuel Olapade (CAN) taking bronze. Hossein Mohammad Aghaei (IRI) won the Junior Asian Championships over Mulaym Yadav (IND) with Zafarbek Otakhanov (UZB) and Daiju Suzuki (JPN) taking bronze. Mitchell Mesenbrink (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over William Oyola (ARG) with Royglen Temple Batista (PAN) and Cesar Escamilla Menchaca (MEX) taking bronze. Guseyn Ruslanzada (CAN) won the Canada Cup over Younchai Seo (KOR) with Adam Thomson (CAN) taking bronze.
Asian champion #14 Younes Emami (IRI) won the Zouhaier Saghaeir tournament over Sagar Jaglan (IND) and Cesar Bordeuax Rego Alvan (BRA) in round robin action. Jaglan took silver and Rego Alvan took bronze. Logan Sloan (CAN) won the Canada Cup over Freddie Aziz (CAN). Anthony Jose Montero Chirinos (VEN) won the Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos over Andres Alexander Ramirez Mejias (COL) with Angel Eduardo Cortes Bonilla (PAN) taking bronze. Alex Facundo (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over Alexander Matias Cusinga Gomez (PER) with Amaan Ali Gulacha (CAN) and Lautaro Augustin Seghesso (ARG) taking bronze.
2019 Junior world champion David Carr won the Ziolkowski over Zelimkhan Toguzov (UKR). Bronze medalists were #18 Giorgi Sulava (GEO) and Hrayar Alikanyan (ARM). Carr rejoins the rankings at #18 for teching European bronze medalist Giorgi Sulava (GEO) on his way to the finals. 2017 Iranian Junior world bronze medalist Mohammad Mottaghinia (ESP) made his international debut for Spain by winning the Grand Prix of Spain over Zurab Kapraev (ROU) with #19 Mitch Finesilver (ISR) and Vasile Diacone (MDA). Mottaghinia joins the rankings at #19 for beating Kapraev in the finals after Kapraev had upset Finesilver 7-6 in the semifinals. 2021 70 KG Junior world champion Erfan Elahi (IRI) won the Junior Asian Championships over Jaideep Jaideep (IND) with Ryotaro Togiya (JPN) and Hassan Al Jammali (EGY) taking bronze. Elahi slots in at #20 for his Junior Asian championships title plus his win over #20 Dzhabrail Gadzhiev (AZE) in last year's Junior world finals.
#15 Mohammad Nokhodilarimi (IRI) won the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament over Bolat Sakaev (KAZ) with #3 Chance Marsteller (USA) taking bronze. Because this tournament also included a round-robin format, there was a group of important head-to-head results. #16 Ali Savadkouhi (IRI) beat Nokhodilarimi 5-5 first round. Marsteller beats #16 Ali Savadkouhi (IRI) next round 9-6. The third and final round of round-robin action sees #3 Chance Marsteller fall to Nokhodilarimi 10-0. From the aftermath of the round-robin action, #15 Nokhodilarimi (2-1), Baliyan Gourav (1-1), Bolat Sakaev (2-0), #3 Chance Marsteller (2-1) made the semis. In the semis, Sakaev beats Marsteller 9-1 and then Nokhodilarimi techs Baliyan Gourav (IND) 10-0.
The aftermath of the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament is that Nokhodilarimi moves up 12 spots to #3 for beating Marsteller and Sakaev. Sakaev debuts in the rankings at #6 for beating Marsteller (USA) in the semifinals, Marsteller drops four spots to #7 for his losses to Nokhodilarimi and Sakaev, and Savadkouhi moves up eight spots to #8 because of his win over Nokhodilarimi.
Vasyl Mykhailov (UKR) won the Ziolkowski over Arman Avagyan (ARM) with #8 David McFadden (USA) and Yevshem Shvelidze (GEO) taking bronze. Mykhailov is back in the rankings at #12 for beating McFadden, while McFadden drops six spots to #14 for his loss to Mykhailov. Jasmit Phulka (CAN) won the Canada Cup over Gage Mettier (CAN) with Arjun Cheeme (CAN) taking bronze. Erik Reinbok (EST) won the Grand Prix of Spain over Aimar Andruse (EST) with Marcel Kaeppeler (GER) and Yakup Shikhdzhamalov (ROU) taking bronze.
Yakup Shikhdzhamalov (ROU) won the Ion Corneanu tournament over Zhiger Zakirov (KAZ).
Luca Augustine (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over Guilherme Barros De Arrunda Porto (BRA) with Connor Church (CAN) taking bronze. Sobhan Yari (IRI) won the Junior Asian Championships over Subaru Takahara (JPN) with Yelnar Shildebay (KAZ) and Deepak Deepak (IND) taking bronze.
2018 world bronze medalist Taimuraz Friev Naskideava (ESP) won the Grand Prix of Spain over Ethan Ramos (PUR) with Adrian Grosul (ROU) and Cesary Sadowski (POL) taking bronze. Friev slots back in at #17 for his past wins over #9 Fatih Erdin (TUR) and #18 Abubakar Abakarov (AZE). Zushen Lin (CHN) won the Ziolkowski over Sebastian Jezierzanski (POL) with #19 Ivars Samusonoks (LAT) and Muhammad Aliiev (UKR) taking bronze. Lin debuts in the rankings at #20.
Aref Ranjbari (IRI) won the Junior Asian Championships over Abtbilguun Naadambat (MGL) with Jointy Kumar (IND) and Mustafa Al Jamie (EGY) taking bronze. Samuel Fisher (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over Jhon Sanchez Solis (VEN) with Cesar Ubico Erstrada (GUA) and Jose Cano Lopez (MEX) taking bronze. 2016 Olympic fifth place finisher Pedro Ceballos Fuentes (VEN) won the Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos over Eduardo Gajardo Meneses (CHI). #10 Azamat Dauletbekov (KAZ) won the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament with #16 Osman Gocen (TUR) taking silver and Sabri Mnasira (TUN) taking bronze.
Abdimanap Baigenzheev (KAZ) won the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament with Viky Viky (IND) taking silver and Imed Kaddidi (TUN) taking bronze. Jay Aiello (USA) won the Ziolkowski over Radoslaw Marcinkiewicz (POL) with Patrick Dublinowski (POL) and Andriy Vlasov (UKR) taking bronze. Aiello debuts in the 92 KG rankings at #20 and made his second weight class rankings after being ranked in 2021 after taking bronze at the 97 KG U23 world championships.
Andrew Johnson (CAN) won the Canada Cup with Tejvar Boal (CAN) finishing with silver and Aiden Stevenson (CAN) taking bronze. Radoslaw Marcinkiewicz (POL) won the Grand Prix of Spain over Johannes Mayer (GER) with Andrew Johnson (CAN) taking bronze. Jaxon Smith (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over Juan Iturizza Ruiz (MEX) with Karanpreet Gill (CAN) taking bronze. Mohammad Azimi (IRI) won the Junior Asian Championships over Nurdaulet Bekenov (KAZ) with Akash Akash (IND) and Ravshanbek Jumaboev (UZB) taking bronze.
#5 Givi Matcharashvili (GEO) won the Ziolkowski over 2021 world bronze medalist #15 Magomed Zakariev (UKR). Bronze medalists at the Ziolkowski were #13 Elizbar Odikadze (GEO) and Eric Thiele (GER). Matcharashvili's win over 2018 world bronze medalist Odikadze was a huge domestic win for him and looks to have locked up his spot for the Georgian world team going into the senior world championships in September.
Ben Kueter (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over Samuel Pereira (CAN) with Adrian Zapata Jacobo (MEX) taking bronze. 2021 U23 world champion Amirali Azarpira (IRI) won the Junior Asian Championships over Ashish Ashish (IND) with Zelimkhan Mussikhanov (KAZ) taking bronze. Richard Deschateles (CAN) won the Canada Cup by default, being the only entry in the bracket. European bronze medalist #14 Zbigniew Baranowski (POL) won the Grand Prix of Spain over Eric Thiele (GER) with Nishan Randhawa (CAN) and Radoslaw Baran (POL) taking bronze. #2 Kyle Snyder (USA) won the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament over Mamed Ibragimov (KAZ) with Deepak Deepak (IND) and Burak Sahin (TUR) taking bronze. Cristian Sarco Colmenarez (VEN) won the Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos over Luis Miguel Perez Sosa (DOM) with Miller Mondragon Arboleda (COL) taking bronze.
#3 Geno Petriashvili (GEO) won the Zouhaier Sghaier tournament over #20 Hayden Zillmer (USA) with Alisher Yergali (KAZ) beating #9 Yusup Batirmurzaev (KAZ) for bronze. Yergali beat #9 Yusup Batirmurzaev (KAZ) twice, once in pool action and for the bronze medal. Zhiwei Deng (CHN) returned to action after a year-long layoff to win the Ion Corniaunu over Batirmurzaev and then failed to place at the Ziolkowski after a loss to Derek White (USA). Robert Baran (POL) won the Ziolkowski over 2021 U23 world champion Tony Cassioppi (USA) with Yuri Idzinsky (UKR) and Kamil Kosciolek (POL) taking bronze. So what happens out of all of this is Zillmer (USA) moves up ten spots to #10 after finishing runner-up at the Zouhaier Sghaier and beating Yergali. Then Baran is back in the rankings at #11 for beating 2021 U23 world champion Cassioppi who slots in at #12 for his past win over #14 Saipudin Magomedov (RUS) at U23 world's and his win over Kosciolek, who got ranked by beating White, who debuted in the rankings at #17 for beating 2018 world runner-up Zhiwei Deng (CHN), who was ranked 6th back in June and returns at #18 while Batirmurzaev falls ten spots to #19 for his losses to Yergali and Deng while Daniel Ligeti (HUN) completes the rankings at #20 for beating White in pool action at the Ziolkowski.
Baran won the Grand Prix of Spain over Kosciolek with Gennadij Cudinovic (GER) taking bronze. Aaron Johnson (JAM) won the Canada Cup over Roger Li (CAN). Nick Feldman (USA) won the Junior Pan-Am Championships over Roger Li (CAN) with Jhoan Ocoro Palomino (COL) taking bronze. Salar Habiehsani (IRI) won the Junior Asian Championships over Mahendra Gaikwad (IND) with Bekzhat Tazhi (KAZ) taking bronze.
Pound for Pound
Chance Marsteller (USA) has been dropped from the #24 spot in the pound-for-pound rankings due to losses to Nokhodilarimi and Sakaev at the Zouhaier Sghaeir tournament. 65 KG Russian Nationals bronze medalist #25 Aripgadzhi Abdulaev (RUS) moves up one spot to #24 and filling the final spots in the rankings is #3 (97) Mohamad Mohammadian (IRI).