Jordan Burroughs and Clarissa Chun, both U.S. Olympic wrestlers, will compete for the Americans their dual meet against Cuba in Times Square on May 21, USA Wrestling announced Wednesday.
Burroughs is a 2012 Olympic champion and two-time World champion at 74 kg in men’s freestyle. Chun won the bronze in women’s freestyle (48 kg) at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and was a World champion that same year. Randi Miller, a 2008 Olympic medalist at 69 kg, also will compete.
All match pairings for the “Salsa in the Square” event were released Wednesday. It is the first time the Cuban wrestling team will compete in New York City since the 2003 World Freestyle Wrestling Championships were held at Madison Square Garden
SALSA IN THE SQUARE, USA VS. CUBA DUAL PAIRINGS
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Tony Ramos (USA) vs. Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez (Cuba)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Brent Metcalf (USA) vs. Franklin Maren Castillo (Cuba)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA) vs. Luis Esteban Quintana Martinez (Cuba)
74 kg/163 lbs. – David Taylor (USA) vs. Livan Lopez Azcuy (Cuba)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Jake Herbert (USA) vs. Reineris Salas Perez (Cuba)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA) vs. Javier Cortina Lacerra (Cuba)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Tervel Dlagnev (USA) vs. Andres Ramos Dinza (Cuba)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Clarissa Chun (USA) vs. Yusneylis Guzman Lopez (Cuba)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA) vs. Yamilka del Valle Alvarez (Cuba)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Rosemary Flores (USA) vs. Yekelin Stornell Elastigue (Cuba)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Randi Miller (USA) vs. Yudari Sanchez Rodriguez (Cuba)
59 kg/130 lbs. – Spenser Mango (USA) vs. Maykel Anache Lamout (Cuba)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Andy Bisek (USA) vs. Yurisandi Hernandez Rios (Cuba)
There also will be a challenge match between reigning NCAA Division I national champion Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State and reigning Division II national champion Joey Davis of Notre Dame College. Dieringer is a two-time NCAA champion. Davis is undefeated in college and a three-time champion.
“Salsa In The Square,” Beat The Streets Wrestling schedule
3:45 p.m. – Beat the Streets Exhibition Matches in Duffy Square at 46th Street
5:45 p.m. – World Class Wrestling: Team USA vs. Team Cuba at 46th Street
7:30 p.m. – Gala Celebration at Best Buy Theater at 1515 Broadway