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For immediate release, March 20, 2015

Cuba lineup announced for Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles, Calif., April 11-12
The wrestling federation of Cuba has provided its lineup for the 2015 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, which will be
held at the Forum, presented by Chase, April 11-12 in Inglewood, Calif.
The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top eight mens freestyle
wrestling teams in the world.
The Cuban team will be led by 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Livan Lpez Azcuy at 74 kg/163 lbs. Lopez was also
third at the 2011 and 2014 World Championships and second at the 2013 World Championship.
Three-time World medalist Reineris Salas Perez is on the team at 86 kg/189 lbs. Salas was second at the 2013 and
2014 World Championships and third at the 2010 World Championship. He also boasts four Pan American
Championships gold medals.
Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez is expected to compete at 61 kg/134 lbs. Bonne was third at the 2014 World
Championships, a two-time Pan American champion and competed in the 2012 Olympics.
2012 Olympian Javier Cortina Lacerra is on the roster at 97 kg/213 lbs. Cortina was third at the 2014 World
Championship and won the 2013 and 2014 Pan American Championships.
2008 Olympian Maikel Antonio Perez Gonzlez is to compete at 61 kg/134 lbs. Perez was a 2009 Pan American
champion, 2006 Pan American brone medalist, and also placed eighth in the 2009 World Championships.
Cuba placed fifth at the 2014 World Championships, which were held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
The eight nations which will compete for the World Cup are (alphabetically): Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Iran,
Mongolia, Russia, Turkey and the United States. Nations were invited based upon final team standings at the 2014
World Championships.
Cuba has drawn into the Group A, and will face Russia, Mongolia and the United States.
All-Session tickets are available, as well as Single-Day tickets. Fans can purchase All-Session tickets for $60 for
General Admission and $85 for Preferred Seating. Single-Day tickets, on either Saturday or Sunday, are $35 for
General Admission and $55 for Preferred Seating. Fees apply for tickets purchased through Ticketmaster at
www.ticketmaster.com
A group discount offer for clubs is also available. There is a 20% discount for all USA Wrestling members. Both
offers can also be found at www.wrestlingworldcup.com
There will be two sessions of wrestling action each day of the Freestyle World Cup. On Saturday, April 11, there will
be sessions held at 3:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. On Sunday, April 12, the first session is at 11:00 a.m., with the First
Place and Third Place Championship Duals set for 4:15 p.m.
The 2014 Freestyle World Cup were also held in Los Angeles, with Iran winning the team title, Russia placing
second and the United States in third.
For more information on the Freestyle World Cup, visit www.wrestlingworldcup.com
Cuba Freestyle World Cup Team Roster
61 kg/134 lbs Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez
61 kg/134 lbs Maikel Antonio Perez Gonzlez
65 kg/145 lbs Franklin Maren Castillo
70 kg/154 lbs Andy Yoan Moreno Gonzlez
74 kg/163 lbs Livan Lpez Azcuy

86 kg/189 lbs Reineris Salas Perez


97 kg/213 lbs Javier Cortina Lacerra
125 kg/275 lbs Eduardo Mesa Rab
Delegation- Luis de la Portilla de la Pea, Julio Mendieta Cuellar, Barbaro Morgan Soroa, Andres Nicolas Ros
Hernandez, Franklin Suarez Brito
Cuba World Cup bios
61 kg/134 lbs Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez
2012 Olympian Third in 2014 World Championship2014 Granma Cup champion (Cuba)2005 & 2012 Pan
American champion2012 Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)2002 Junior Pan American champion
(Freestyle)2002 Junior Pan American Champion (Greco-Roman) Second in 2012 Canada CupThird in 2013
Cerro Pelado International Third in 2011 Pan American GamesBorn November 2, 1983Age 31
61 kg/134 lbs Maikel Antonio Perez Gonzlez
2008 Olympian Eighth in 2009 World Championship 2009 Pan American champion Second in 2015 Granma
Cup (Cuba) Third in 2006 Pan American Championship Born May 12, 1983Age 31
65 kg/145 lbs Franklin Maren Castillo
2013 Pan American champion2014 Granma Cup champion (Cuba) Third in 2015 Granma Cup (Cuba)Third
in 2012 & 2013 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba) Seventh in 2009 World CupBorn March 9, 1987Age 27
70 kg/154 lbs Andy Yoan Moreno Gonzlez
Third in 2007 World Championships2005 Pan American champion Second in 2007 Pan American Games
Third in 2007 Pan American Championships Third in 2013 Granma Cup (Cuba)Third in 2012 Canada Cup
Fifth in 2015 Granma Cup (Cuba) Fifth in 2012 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba) Seventh in Grand Prix of
Germany Born May 19, 1985Age 29
74 kg/163 lbs Livan Lpez Azcuy
2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Second in 2013 World Championships Third in 2011 & 2014 World
Championships2014 Central American and Caribbean Games champion2011 Pan American Games
champion Second in 2014 Pan American Championship 2012 Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)
Third in 2015 Granma Cup (Cuba) Fifth in 2012 Mongolian OpenBorn January 24, 1982Age 33
86 kg/189 lbs Reineris Salas Perez
Second in 2013 & 2014 World Championships Third in 2010 World ChampionshipSecond in 2011 World
Cup Third in 2006 & 2007 Junior World Championships2006, 2009, 2010 & 2014 Pan American champion
2011 (Greco-Roman), 2014 & 2015 Granma Cup champion (Cuba)2014 Central American and Caribbean games
champion2007 Junior Pan American champion Third in 2013 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba Born March
17, 1987Age 27
97 kg/213 lbs Javier Cortina Lacerra
Third in 2014 World Championship 2013 & 2014 Pan American champion 2012 Olympian Third in 2012
Pan American Championship2014 Central American and Caribbean Games champion2014 Granma Cup
champion (Cuba)2013 Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)Third in 2015 Granma Cup (Cuba) Third
in 2012 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)Born April 12, 1987Age 27
125 kg/275 lbs Eduardo Mesa Rab
2011 Pan American champion 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games champion Ninth in 2009 Junior
World ChampionshipsSecond in 2013 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba) Third in 2014 Granma Cup (Cuba)
Fifth in 2015 Granma Cup (Cuba) Eleventh in 2011 World Cup Born November 11, 1990Age 24