Welcome to the dog days of summer, wrestling friends. While you’re mowing grass and converting trees into future firewood, most of America’s best wrestlers are walking the streets of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey, preparing to compete at the Yasar Dogu senior freestyle tournament. Here’s a picture of ol’ Yasar:
That’s a mighty fine haircut.
Zain Retherford will be wrestling for our United States at 65kg, along with Yianni D, who is appealing the Final X result from mid June. They’ll be joined at 65kg by defending world gold, Bajrang Punia (India). Should be a real hoot, and you can watch it if you have a Flo Pro subscription. If you don’t have one of those, then the USA Wrestling Tweeter isn’t a bad place to look for highlights.