2018 Veteran World Championships

25 Sep 2018

Congratulations to Viorel Etko and Mohammadali Haghighatdoust who wrestled their way to GOLD medals at this Veteran World Championships in Skopje, Macedonia.

A full description of the event is given in the News items (link)


Category A – (35-40 years old) Sunday 30th September 2018
62kg – Viorel Etko (1/9)
WIN Arthouros Kalpatsanidis, (GRE) (4-0)
WIN Hirohisa Ota, (JPN) (10-0)
WIN Aidyn Irgit, (RUS) (6-1)

Category B – (41-45 years old) Friday 28th September 2018
78kg – Mohammadali Haghighatdoust (1/18)
WIN Hiroshi Shibata, (JPN) (13-2)
WIN Martin Buhz, (GER) (11-0)
WIN Nikolcho Kalajdjiev, (MKD) (12-0)
WIN Rudolph James, (USA) (12-2)

Veterans Cat D – (51-55 years old) Saturday 29th September 2018
70kg – Stuart McKay (15/18)
LOSS Stephen Horton (USA) (11-0)

88kg – Bruce Irwin (11/13)
LOSS Erelar Feizullaev (RUS) (5-1)


GBR Team Announced for the Veteran Freestyle World Championships


The 2019 Veteran Freestyle Championships will be hosted by the Republic of North Macedonia Wrestling Federation at the VIP Arena Boris Trajkovski, Bulevar 8 Septemvri bb, Skopje from 25/30 September 2018

The GBR team is as follows:

  • Team Leader
    • Barry Pollin
  • Athletes
    • Mohammadali Haghighatdoust
    • Viorel Etko
    • Bruce Irwin
    • Stuart McKay

This tournament attracts no Performance or Development funding from UK Sport, Sport England or the British Wrestling Association, leaving funding to the four expeditioners who have all self-funded themselves to travel to, and participate in, this tournament.

However, for the first time at the Veterans Championships, and as an acknowledgement of the athletes’ service to the BWA over the years, the athletes have been awarded GBR singlets in which to compete at the tournament.

Good luck & congratulations from everyone at British Wrestling!

  • Event Title: 2018 Veteran World Championships
  • Start Date: 25 Sep 2018
  • End Date: 30 Sep 2018
  • Venue:
    VIP Arena Boris Trajkovski

    Bulevar 8 Septemvri bb
    Republic of North Macedonia
  • Website:
  • Contact: Barry Pollin
  • Email: operations@britishwrestling.org


Sep 25 2018 - Sep 30 2018


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


VIP Arena Boris Trajkovski
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