Iran Lineup Set for Freestyle Wrestling World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim) – Iran announced its lineup for the 2015 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, which will be held at the Forum, presented by Chase, April 11-12 in Inglewood, Calif.

The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world.
Iran placed second at the 2014 World Championships, which were held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The eight nations which will compete for the World Cup are (alphabetically): Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey and the United States. Nations were invited based upon final team standings at the 2014 World Championships.

Iran has drawn into Group B, and will face Turkey, Belarus and Azerbaijan.

The 2014 Freestyle World Cup were also held in Los Angeles, with Iran winning the team title, Russia placing second and the United States in third, teamusa.com wrote.

Iran Freestyle World Cup Team Roster

57 kg/125 lbs – Hassan Rahimi
57 kg/125 lbs – Younes Sarmastdzaji
61 kg/134 lbs – Behnam Ehsanpoor
61 kg/134 lbs – Iman Sadeghikoukandeh
65 kg/145 lbs – Masoud Esmailpourjouybari
65 kg/145 lbs – Sayed Ahmad Mohammadi
70 kg/154 lbs – Hassan Yazdani Charati
70 kg/154 lbs – Peyman Yarahmadi
84 kg/185 lbs – Alireza Karimimachiani
86 kg/189 lbs – Meisam Mostafa Joukar
97 kg/213 lbs – Mohammad Hossei Askari Mohammadian
97 kg/213 lbs – Reza Yazdani
125 kg/275 lbs – Komeil Ghasemi
125 kg/275 lbs – Parviz Hadi

Iran World Cup bios (http://www.teamusa.org/)

57 kg/125 lbs – Hassan Rahimi
Eighth in 2012 Olympic Games…2013 World champion… Third in 2011 & 2014 World Championship… Tenth in 2009 & 2010 World Championship… 2012 Asian champion…2014 World Cup champion…2012 World Military champion…2008 & 2009 Junior World champion… Second in 2008 Junior World Championships… Second in 2012 & 2013 World Cup…Third in 2009 Asian Championship…Fifth in 2007 Junior World Championship… Fifth in 2010 Asian Games… Fifth in 2012 World Cup…Seventh in 2010 Asian Championship…Ninth in 2009 World Cup… Tenth in 2011 World Cup…2012 Grand Prix of Spain champion…2009 & 2011 Takhti Cup champion (Iran)… Born June 15, 1989…Age 25

57 kg/125 lbs – Younes Sarmastdzaji
2013 Junior World champion… Third in 2011 Cadet World Championship…Third in Cadet Asian Championship…Fifth in 2013 Junior Asian Championship…2015 Takhti Cup champion (Iran)…Third in 2013 & 2014 Dimitri Korkin Tournament (Russia)… Fifth in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Seventh in 2014 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals…Eighth in 2013 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Born April 4, 1994…Age 20

60 kg/132 lbs – Behnam Ehsanpoor
2012 Junior World champion… Second in 2013 World University Games…Second in 2011 Junior World Cup…Second in 2008 Cadet Asian Championship… Third in 2007 Cadet Asian Championship… Eighth in 2010 Junior World Championship…2015 Takhti Cup champion (Iran)…2012 Golden Grand Prix champion… Third in 2014 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)…Eighth in 2010 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Born February 16, 1992…Age 23

60 kg/132 lbs – Iman Sadeghikoukandeh
2014 Junior World champion…2014 Junior Asian champion… Second in 2011 Cadet Asian Championship… Seventh in 2011 Cadet World Championship…2015 Grand Prix of Paris champion (France)…Third in 2015 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Born January 13, 1995…Age 20

65 kg/145 lbs – Masoud Esmailpourjouybari
Seventh in 2012 Olympic Games…Second in 2014 World Championship…Third in 2013 World Championship…2013 & 2014 World Cup champion…2014 Asian Games champion…2012 & 2014 Asian champion… Second in 2012 Asian Championship…Third in 2009 Asian Championship…2008 Junior World champion…2008 Junior Asian champion…2005 Cadet Asian champion…Fourth in 2004 Cadet Asian Championship…2013 Rumble on the Rails champion…2012 Grand Prix of Spain champion… Second in 2015 Grand Prix of Paris (France)… Third in 2010 & 2012 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Fifth in 2009 & 2012 World Cup…Born August 6, 1988…Age 26

65 kg/145 lbs – Sayed Ahmad Mohammadi
Second in 2014 World Championship…2014 Asian champion… Third in 2014 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)…Third in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Seventh in 2010 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Born January 11, 1992…Age 23

70 kg/154 lbs – Hassan Yazdani Charati
2014 Junior World champion…2014 Junior Asian champion… Second in 2011 Cadet World Championships…Third in 2011 Cadet Asian Championships…2015 Takhti Cup champion (Iran)…Fifth in 2015 Grand Prix of Paris (France)…Born December 28, 1994…Age 20

70 kg/154 lbs – Peyman Yarahmadi
2014 World Cup champion… Third in 2013 Junior World Championship…Third in 2013 Junior Asian Championship…Third in 2011 Cadet World Championship…2011 Cadet Asian champion…2015 Takhti Cup champion (Iran)…Third in 2014 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)…Second in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Seventh in 2013 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Born April 6, 1994…Age 20

74 kg/163 lbs – Morteza Rezaei Ghaleh
Fifth in 2011 Asian Championship… Second in 2010 Junior Asian Championship…2007 Cadet Asian champion… Second in 2014 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)… Third in 2014 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals…Third in 2014 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)…Third in 2011 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Fifth in 2015 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Eighth in 2010 Imamali Habibi & Abdollah Movahed Cup (Iran)… Eighth in 2010 Takhti Cup… Ninth in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Born October 22, 1990…Age 24

84 kg/185 lbs – Alireza Karimimachiani
2014 Junior World champion…2013 Junior Asian champion… Second in 2011 Cadet World Championships…2010 & 2011 Cadet Asian champion… 2015 Grand Prix of Paris champion (France)… 2013 Dimitri Korkin Tournament champion (Russia)…Third in 2014 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)… Third in 2013 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Born March 21, 1994…Age 20

86 kg/189 lbs – Meisam Mostafa Joukar
2014 Asian champion… Second in 2007 & 2008 Asian Championship…2014 World Cup champion…2014 Asian Games champion…2012 World University champion…2013, 2014 & 2015 Takhti Cup champion (Iran)… Third in 2012 Golden Grand Prix…Third in 2012 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)…Third in 2009 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Fifth in 2011 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Seventh in 2010 Imamali Habibi & Abdollah Movahed Cup (Iran)…Born January 29, 1985…Age 30

97 kg/213 lbs – Mohammad Hossei Askari Mohammadian
Third in 2014 World Championship… Third in 2013 World University Games…Fourth in 2011 Junior World Cup…Second in 2015 Grand Prix of Paris (France)… Third in 2014 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Born January 1, 1992…Age 23

97 kg/213 lbs – Reza Yazdani
Fifth in 2012 Olympic Games…2008 Olympian… 2011 & 2013 World champion… Third in 2006 & 2007 World Championship… Ninth in 2014 World Championship… 2010 2006, 2010 & 2014 Asian Games champion…2014 World Cup champion…2010 Asian champion… Third in 2004 Junior Asian Championship… Second in 2009 & 2010 World Cup… Third in 2006, 2007 & 2012 World Cup… Sixth in 2011 World Cup…Takhti Cup champion (Iran)… 2012 Grand Prix of Spain champion…2006 & 2008 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals champion… … Born August 25, 1984…Age 30

125 kg/275 lbs – Komeil Ghasemi
2012 Olympic bronze medalist…Second in 2014 World Championship… Second in 2011 Asian Championship…2014 Asian champion…2014 World Cup champion…Tenth in 2013 World Championship… Fourth in 2012 & 2013 World Cup……2007 Junior Asian champion…Third in 2008 Junior World Championship…2008 Junior Asian champion…Third in 2007 Junior World Championship…2013 Rumble on the Rails champion… 2012 Grand Prix of Spain champion…Second in 2014 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)… Second in 2012 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals…Second in 2009 & 2011 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Third in 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Ninth in 2010 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Born February 27, 1988…Age 26

125 kg/275 lbs – Parviz Hadi
2012 & 2013 Asian champion…2014 Asian Games champion…2014 World Cup champion…Second in 2012 World University Championship… Third in 2013 World University Games…2014& 2015 Takhti Cup champion (Iran)… Third in 2010 Takhti Cup (Iran)…Ninth in 2013 FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals…Born November 16, 1987…Age 27