United World Wrestling released its updated January Greco-Roman rankings and perhaps unsurprisingly, some familiar US names have been left out. Andy Bisek (Minnesota Storm) no longer appears in the top 20 at 75 kilograms, marking the first time in a couple of years the two-time World bronze medalist isn’t found. Bisek, who last competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics in August, is currently the assistant coach at Northern Michigan University’s Greco-Roman program. He has yet to officially declare himself retired, though it seems at least for the time being, that is indeed the case. In the last UWW World Greco-Roman rankings, Bisek came in at 16th, a far cry from the top-five position he held onto since becoming an international force.
Fellow 2016 Olympian Jesse Thielke (NYAC) and two-time Senior World Team member Patrick Martinez (NYAC) also find themselves on the outside looking in. Thielke just returned to competition last week at the 2017 Dave Schultz Memorial International following his recovery from a labrum tear. He falls out of the rankings after being logged in at 16th last month. Continue reading at fivepointmove.com