Hall of Fame
The Combat Wrestling Worlds 2019 were held on October 19th in Bucharest Romania.
As of the end of this year, FICW is indicting the most successful athletes in the Combat Wrestling Hall of Fame:
Boris Velichkov (BUL) captured his 5th World title at 82 kg in Bucharest, becoming the reigning 82kg champion of Combat Wrestling and first athlete to be indicted in the Combat Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Another member of the Bulgarian national team, Nural Nazmiev, won both, the Adult and Masters 90 kg division, totaling 5 World Champion titles and was indicted in the Combat Wrestling Hall of Fame:
3rd Bulgarian, Preslav “The Bulgarian Bear” Kulekov was in top form and won his 3rd World Champion title and the 3rd spot in the Combat Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Team USA once again brought the heat in all categories and after very tough matches against top level competitors, won the Team Champion title.
Eric Huebner (USA) won the Absolute division and is now indicted in the Combat Wrestling Hall of Fame as 2 times World Champion:
Another member of Team USA, Niko Koliastasis, unfortunately tore his biceps during his 1st match and had to withdraw from the championshp early.
Mr. Koliastasis is now a 3 times World Champion and the 1st American to enter the Combat Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Up and Coming
MVP of the Combat Wrestling Worlds 2019 went to Steven Ramos (USA), for winning all his matches by submission, under 1 min.
(Mr. Ramos also won the 1st Combat Wrestling invitational tournament, King of 175 on March 17th 2019).
Benjamin Molnar (HUN) is the 62 kg World Champion, after going through one of the toughest brackets of the entire competition. Definitely a name to keep an eye on.