Kazakhstan Announces Lineup for UWW World Cup

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The wrestling federation of Kazakhstan has provided its lineup for the 2018 Freestyle World Cup at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 7-8 at the University of Iowa.
 
The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships featuring eight of the top men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world.
 
The team is led by three Olympians, Nurislam Sanayev at 61 kg, Mamed Ibragimov at 97 kg and Daulet Shabanbay at 125 kg.
 
Sanayev competed in the 2016 Olympic Games. He was fifth in the 2014 and 2015 Senior World Championships and was a 2018 Asian champion. He started his career wrestling for Russia under the name Artas Sanaa.
 
Ibragimov, a 2016 Olympian, was fifth in the 2017 Senior World Championships. He was third in the 2015 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Russia, considered the toughest open freestyle event each season.
 
Shabanbay, who was fifth in the 2012 Olympics, also competed in the 2016 Olympic Games. Shabanbay was seventh at the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas.
 
The team also features a number of athletes with major age-group achievements. Meizhan Ashirov, a 2016 University World champion and 2012 Junior World bronze medalist, is competing at 70 kg. Bolat Sakaev, a 2016 University World bronze medalist, will enter at 74 kg.
 
Kuat Amirtaev, entered at 61 kg, was a 2017 U23 World silver medalist. Iliskhan Chilaev, a 2015 Junior World bronze medalist, wrestles at 92 kg. Iliyas Zhumay, a 65 kg entry, won a Cadet World bronze medal in 2011. Mukhamed Kuatbek, a 2014 Youth Olympic Games champion, will compete at 57 kg.
  
Visit worldcupiowacity.com for more information on the event.
 
Kazakhstan Freestyle World Cup Team Roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Mukhambed Kuatbek
61 kg/134 lbs. – Kuat Amirtayev
61 kg/134 lbs. – Nurislam Sanayev
65 kg/143 lbs. – Sayatbek Okassov
65 kg/143 lbs. – Iliyas Zhumay
70 kg/154 lbs. – Meirzhan Ashirov
74 kg/163 lbs. – Daniyar Kaisanov
74 kg/163 lbs. – Bolat Sakayev
79 kg/174 lbs. – Saken Aitzhanov
86 kg/189 lbs. – Nurdaulet Kokteubayev
92kg/203 lbs. – Iliskhan Chilayev
97 kg/213 lbs. – Mamed Ibragimov
125 kg/275 lbs. – Daulet Shabanbay
125 kg/275 lbs. – Oleg Boltin
 
Kazakhstan World Cup Bios
 
57 kg/126 lbs. – Mukhambed Kuatbek
2014 Youth Olympic Games champion… Third at 2014 Cadet World Championships… Third at 2017 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Tenth at Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… Second at the 2015 Junior Asian Championships… Third at 2016 Junior Asian Championships… 2014 Cadet Asian champion… Born January 2, 1997… Age: 21
 
61 kg/134 lbs. – Kuat Amirtayev
Second at 2017 U23 World Championships… Third at 2017 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Tenth at 2018 International Ukrainian Tournament…
 
61 kg/134 lbs. – Nurislam Sanayev (previously Artas Sanaa)
Fifth at 2014 and 2015 World Championships… 2016 Olympian… Three-time World Team member…2018 Asian champion… Second at 2017 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakshtan)… Fifth at 2017 Alany Tournament (Russia)… 2017 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)…  Third at 2017 Asian Championships… Fifth at 2016 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… 2015 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament champion (Kazakhstan)… Fifth at 2015 President Cup of Kazakhstan… Second at 2012 Ramzan Kadyrov Cup (Russia)… Born February 9, 1991… Age: 27

65 kg/143 lbs. – Sayatbek Okassov
Two-time Kazakhstan World Team member… Fifth at the 2010 Junior World Championships… Eighth at 2015 and 2016 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)…  Third at 2015 President Cup of Kazakhstan… Third at 2015 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… 2014 Alexander Medved Prizes champion (Belarus)… Third at 2013 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Seventh at 2013 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Third at 2012 Golden Grand Prix… Eighth at 2011 Dmitri Korkin Tournament (Russia)… Fifth at 2011 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… 2009 Junior Asian champion… Born July 7, 1991… Age: 26

65 kg/143 lbs. – Iliyas Zhumay
Third at 2017 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Third at 2017 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Third at 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games… Third at 2016 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakshtan)… Seventh at 2016 Junior World Championships… 2015 Junior Asian champion… Third at 2015 Olympia Tournament (Greece)… Fifth at 2014 Junior World Championships… Third at 2014 Junior Asian Championships… Third at 2013 Cadet Asian Championships… Fifth at 2012 Cadet World Championships… Third at 2011 Cadet World Championships… Born January 16, 1996… Age: 22
 
70 kg/154 lbs. – Meirzhan Ashirov
2017 Kazakhstan World Team member… Third at 2018 Asian Championships… Third at 2012 Junior World Championships… Third at 2012 Junior Asian Championships… Second at 2011 Junior Asian Championships… Third at 2015 and 2017 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Eighth at 2017 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… Third at 2017 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Ninth at 2017 Asian Championships… Third at 2017 Dan Kolov Tournament (Bulgaria)… Fifth at 2016 Golden Grand Prix… 2016 World University champion… Ninth at 2016 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Seventh at 2016 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Fifth at 2014 and 2015 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… 2015 President Cup of Kazakhstan champion… Fifth at 2015 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)…  Eighth at 2015 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)… 2014 Miners’ Fame Tournament champion (Russia)… Tenth at 2014 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Tenth at 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Tenth at 2013 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Seventh at 2013 Grand Prix of Germany… Third at 2012 Grand Prix of Spain… January 30, 1992… Age: 26

74 kg/163 lbs. – Daniyar Kaisanov
Eighth at 2013 Junior World Championships… Third at 2018 Asian Championships… Seventh at 2017 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Seventh at 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games… Second at 2016 Intercontinental Cup (Russia)… Third at 2016 Mongolia Cup… Seventh at 2015 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Second at 2014 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Seventh at 2013 Junior Freidenfelds Cup (Latvia)…
 
74 kg/163 lbs. – Bolat Sakayev
Third at 2016 World University Championships… Fifth at 2018 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Second at 2017 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Third at 2017 Vladimir Semenov Tournament (Russia)… Third at 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games… Second at 2017 Dan Kolov Tournament (Bulgaria)… Fifth at 2016 World University Championships… Fifth at 2016 Dmitri Korkin Tournament (Russia)… 2015 President Cup of Kazakhstan champion… Second at 2015 Mongolia Open… Third at the 2014 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakshtan)… Fifth at 2014 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Fifth at 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Seventh at 2013 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… 2013 Junior Asian champion… Second at 2013 Junior Freidenfelds Cup (Latvia)… Second at 2012 Junior Asian Championships…

79 kg/174 lbs. – Saken Aitzhanov
Two-time Kazakhstan World Team member… Sixth at 2017 Akhmat Kadyrov Cup… Eighth at 2016 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Russia)… Third at 2016 President Cup of Buryatia Republic (Russia)… 2016 Mongolia Open champion… Fifth at 2014 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Third at 2013 Junior Asian Championships… 2013 Junior Freidenfelds Cup champion (Latvia)… Ninth at 2012 Grand Prix of Spain… Second at 2011 Junior Asian Championships… 2010 Cadet Asian champion… Born January 1, 1993… Age: 25
86 kg/189 lbs. – Nurdaulet Kokteubayev
Third at 2017 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Third at 2014 Miners’ Fame Tournament (Russia)… Fifth at 2014 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)
 
92kg/203 lbs. – Iliskhan Chilayev
Third at 2015 Junior World Championships… Third at 2015 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Second at 2015 Junior Asian Championships… Fifth at 2012 Cadet Asian Championships…
 
97 kg/213 lbs. – Mamed Ibragimov
2016 Olympian… Fifth at 2017 World Championships… Fifth at 2018 Asian Championships… 2017 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament champion (Kazakhstan)… Second at 2017 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Third at 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games… Fifth at 2017 Dan Kolov Tournament (Bulgaria)… Third at 2017 Takhti Cup (Iran)… Seventh at 2016 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Third at 2016 Grand Prix of Germany… Third at 2016 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Second at 2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament… Ninth at 2016 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Second at 2015 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Third at 2015 Olympia Tournament (Greece)… Third at 2015 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Third at 2014 Asian Games… Tenth at 2014 Golden Grand Prix… Tenth at 2014 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Third at 2014 Mongolia Open… Fifth at 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Third at 2011 Junior Asian Championships… Third at 2008 Cadet Asian Championships… Born June 9, 1992… Age: 25
 
125 kg/275 lbs. – Daulet Shabanbay
Fifth at 2012 Olympic Games… Seventh at 2015 World Championships… Five-time Kazakhstan World Team member… Two-time Olympian… Sixth at 2017 Akhmat Kadyrov Cup (Russia)… Fifth at 2017 Asian Indoor Games… Tenth at Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Second at 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games… Fifth at 2017 Dan Kolov Tournament (Bulgaria)… Second at 2016 Grand Prix of Germany… Second at 2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament… Second at 2016 Asian Championships… Fifth at 2015 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… 2015 President Cup of Kazakhstan champion… Third at 2015 Yasar Dogu (Turkey)… Eighth at 2015 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Second at 2014 Asian Games… Fifth at 2014 Ali Aliev Tournament (Russia)… Third at 2014 Asian Championships… Fifth at 2014 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Second at 2014 Takhti Cup (Iran)… 2014 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament champion (Kazakhstan)… 2013 Grand Prix of Germany champion… Third at 2012 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland)… Fifth at 2011 International Ukrainian Tournament… Third at 2011 Asian Championships… Ninth at 2010 Golden Grand Prix… Third at 2008 and 2009 Asian Championships… Fifth at 2009 Nikola Petrov Tournament (Bulgaria)… Born August 9, 1983… Age: 34
 
125 kg/275 lbs. – Oleg Boltin
Tenth at 2013 Junior World Championships… Seventh at 2018 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia)… Third at 2017 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Fourth at 2017 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Third at 2017 Alexander Medved Prizes (Belarus)… Tenth at 2016 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Eighth at 2015 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Fifth at 2014 International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (Kazakhstan)… Second at 2013 Asian Championships… Second at 2013 Freidenfelds Cup (Latvia)… Third at 2012 Asian Championships… Born February 10, 1993… Age: 25

 

 

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