World Wrestling Clubs Cup

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World Wrestling Clubs Cup is an international wrestling clubs competition among teams representing member nations of the United World Wrestling (UWW) the sport's global governing body. The tournament was held on the proposal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation in 2014 in Iran.

History[edit]

2014 Cup[edit]

The inaugural cup was held in Juybar, Iran on November 26 to 28, 2014. The prize money for the top three teams was: $25,000 for first, $15,000 for second and $10,000 for third.[1] A total of 15 teams competed. The Bangladesh team's participation was uncertain as the Bangladesh club Ansar did not release their wrestlers for the competition, who compromised 3 of the 8 wrestlers on the team, however the Bangladesh Amateur Wrestling Federation intervened to gain their release.[2]

The cup was won by local Iranian club Bimeh-Razi who defeated Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (USA) in the final 6-2. Shoraye Shahr Karaj (Iran) finished third after defeating Wrestling Union (China) 7-1.[3]

2015 Cup[edit]

The second holding of the cup took part on November 26 and 27 2015 at the Azadi Sport Complex in Tehran, Iran.[4] For the 2015 cup the organizers, Iran Wrestling Federation, were responsible for the provision of food, accommodation and local transport for each team, which could consist of 12 wrestlers, 2 coaches, 1 referee and 1 team leader.[5]

The prize money on offer was increased from the previous year for the best three teams. $50,000 for first, $30,000 for second and $20,000 for third. A total of 15 teams competed in the two-day tournament.[4][6][7]

The defending champions, Iran's Bimeh-Razi, were triumphant in the 2015 Cup for the second successive year after defeating Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (USA) in the final 7-1 that was hosted in front of a crowd of 5,000.[8] Bimeh-Razi included the 57 kg world champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili, the 61 kg junior world champion Behnam Ehsanpour, the 65 kg world championship silver medalist Masoud Esmailpour, and the 70 kg world champion Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov. Titan Mercury Wrestling Club included the 86 kg junior world champion Mojtaba Goleij and the 96 kg 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Jake Varner.[8][9]

Format[edit]

The cup involves team based dual style matches. This involves two clubs competing against each other with a single wrestler representative for each of the 8 weight divisions, Each dual is first decided by the match score, that is the club that wins the most out of the eight matches. If they are tied 4-4 then a tiebreaker is applied. The first tiebreaker is based on classification points, which are awarded for the method of victory, and the second tiebreaker, if needed, is the technical points scored during each match.[10]

Results[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Year Host city Dates 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
2014 Iran Juybar November 26–28 Iran Bimeh Razi United States Titan Mercury Iran Shoraye Shahr Karaj China Wrestling Union Iran Kefayati Khorasan Mongolia Army Wrestling Club Iran Gaz Mazandaran Kyrgyzstan Aor go Cuba Sorb Blay Turkey BuyukSehir Istanbul Azerbaijan Gomrok Cho Afghanistan National Clubs Syria Arabic Army Brazil Collection Clubs Bangladesh Dhaka Club
2015 Iran Tehran November 26–27 Iran Bimeh Razi United States Titan Mercury Iran Kefayati Khorasan Armenia Tashir Iran Setaregan Sari Azerbaijan Ata Spor Georgia (country) Georgia Club Mongolia Khasu Megabatt Iran Shahrdari Hamedan Bulgaria Nsa Kyrgyzstan Olympic Brazil CBW Hungary Csepeli Birkozo Club Latin America Bangladesh Dhaka Club
2016 Ukraine Kharkiv November 30–December 1 United States Titan Mercury Iran Bimeh Razi Ukraine Zd Armenia Armenia Georgia (country) Champion Iran Setaregan Sari Mongolia Mongolia Hungary Csepeli Birkozo Ukraine CSKA Turkey Istanbul Sanc Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Belarus Belarus
2017 Iran Tehran December 7–8 Iran Easy Pipe Kashan United States Titan Mercury Iran Setaregan Sari Mongolia Khimori Georgia (country) Raindi India India Club Hungary Budapest SC Iran Bimeh Razi Kazakhstan BS Brothers Canada Montreal Tajikistan Tajik Air Kyrgyzstan Kelechik

Titles[edit]

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Year Host city Dates 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
2014 Iran Abadan December 3–5 Iran Pastor Andimeshk Russia Samurgashev Turkey Buyuksehir Istanbul China Wrestling Union Iran Arvand Abadan Iran Hafte Tir Tehran Belarus Belarus Arcope Iran Saba Qom Cuba Cerro Pelado Havanna Hungary French Marosh Hungary
2015 Iran Khoramshahr December 16–18 Iran Bimeh Razi Armenia Dinamo Iran Dokouheh Andimeshk Hungary Bodapest.T.F Iran Sina Sanat Eizeh Ukraine S.Primoga Iran Petroshimi Arvand Bulgaria N.S.Academy Kyrgyzstan Manas Tajikistan Aska Morocco TurkmenistanAlp Arselan
2016 Hungary Budapest December 8–9 Iran Iran 1 Turkey Turkey Iran Iran 2 Hungary Hungary 1 Armenia Armenia Russia Russia Hungary Hungary 2 Serbia Serbia Belarus Belarus Ukraine Ukraine United States United States Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
2017 Iran Tehran December 14–15 Iran Bimeh Razi Iran Sina Sanat Izeh Turkey İstanbul Büyükşehir Georgia (country) Georgian Club Russia Moscow Iran Modafe Haram Qom Armenia Dinamo Ukraine Samsun Romania Olympic Hopes Hungary Budapest SC Greece PAOK AC Tajikistan Tajik Air

Titles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 World Club Cup" (PDF). unitedworldwrestling.org. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh wrestling to compete in Iran - Click Ittefaq". Click Ittefaq. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  3. ^ "2014 World Club Cup Results" (PDF). unitedworldwrestling.org. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Bimeh Razi atop World Wrestling Clubs Cup". Mehr News Agency. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  5. ^ "2015 World Club Cup Invitation" (PDF). unitedworldwrestling.org. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tasnim News Agency - Iran's Kefayati Comes Third at World Wrestling Clubs Cup". Tasnim News Agency. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  7. ^ "2015 World Club Cup Results" (PDF). unitedworldwrestling.org. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Titan Mercury WC falls to powerful Bimeh-Razi team in finals of World Wrestling Clubs Cup in Iran - Takedown Wrestling". Takedown Wrestling. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  9. ^ "Bimeh-Razi retain World Wrestling Clubs Cup after dominating in Iran". www.insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  10. ^ "Fan Guide: 2015 Freestyle World Cup | United World Wrestling". unitedworldwrestling.org. Retrieved 2015-12-08.

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