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Joey McKenna Competing at Medved International in Belarus This Weekend

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September 12, 2018 at 10:13am
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Ohio State University wrestler Joey McKenna will represent Team USA this weekend at the Alexander Medved International, one of the most prestigious wrestling tournaments in the world. McKenna is one of a dozen U.S. National Team members competing at the Medved.

All 12 American competitors are ranked in the top three nationally in their respective weight class. McKenna is ranked second at 65 kg, just behind training partner and fellow Buckeye Logan Stieber, who will represent Team USA at the World Championships later this fall.

Wrestling in this United World Wrestling ranking series event begins Friday (Sept. 14) at 10:30 a.m. local time in Belarus (5:30 p.m. ET). The complete schedule and Team USA rosters are below.

Men’s Freestyle Roster 
61 kg: Joe Colon, Fresno, Calif.
61kg: Nico Megaludis, State College, Pa.
65kg: Joey McKenna, Towaco, N.J. 74kg: Isaiah Martinez, Champaign, Ill.
79kg; Alex Dieringer, Stillwater, Okla.
92kg: Hayden Zillmer, Crosby, Minn.
97kg: Ty Walz, Blacksburg, Va.
97 kg: Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa

Women’s Freestyle Roster
50kg: Victoria Anthony, Tempe, Ariz.
53kg: Haley Augello, Chapel Hill, N.C.
57kg: Becka Leathers. Chapel Hill, N.C.
59kg: Kelsey Campbell, Tempe, Ariz.

Event Schedule (times listed are eastern)
Friday, September 14
3:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (Men’s 57k, 65k, 74k, 86k, 97k; Women’s 50k, 55k, 59k, 65k, 72k)
10 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
11 a.m. – Semifinals (Men’s 57k, 65k, 74k, 86k, 97k; Women’s 50k, 55k, 59k, 65k, 72k)

Saturday, September 15
3:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (Men’s 61k, 70k, 79k, 92k, 125k; Women’s 53k, 57k, 62k, 68k, 76k)
3:30 a.m. – Repechage (Men’s 57k, 65k, 74k, 86k, 97k; Women’s 50k, 55k, 59k, 65k, 72k)
8:30 a.m. – Semifinals (Men’s 61k, 70k, 79k, 92k, 125k; Women’s 53k, 57k, 62k, 68k, 76k)
8:30 a.m. – Finals (Men’s 57k, 65k, 74k, 86k, 97k; Women’s 50k, 55k, 59k, 65k, 72k)

Sunday, September 16
3:30 a.m. – Repechage (Men’s 61k, 70k, 79k, 92k, 125k; Women’s 53k, 57k, 62k, 68k, 76k)
8:00 a.m. – Finals (Men’s 61k, 70k, 79k, 92k, 125k; Women’s 53k, 57k, 62k, 68k, 76k)

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