September 12, 2018

International Competition Sends Joey McKenna to Belarus Next

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MINSK, Belarus – Joey McKenna, a rising senior in the Ohio State wrestling program, is among a dozen (eight men, four women) U.S. National Team members registered to compete in the 2018 Alexander Medved International this weekend (Sept. 14-16). All 12 American competitors are ranked inside the top-3 nationally in their respective weight class, including McKenna slotted second at 65-kilograms (training partner and former Buckeye Logan Stieber is tops at 65-kg).


Event Coverage


Wrestling in this United World Wrestling ranking series event begins Friday (Sept. 14) at 10:30 a.m. local time in Belarus (3:30 a.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)