Belarus Championship was held January 12-13 in Minsk and became one of the key stages of selection for the national team to participate in the European Championship.
Trainees of the Yakut freestyle wrestling school, prize-winner of the World Championship Vladislav Andreev and winner of the Ivan Yarygin-2016 tournament Nyurgun Skryabin won gold medals. Another legionary from Yakutia Andrei Bekrenev became the bronze medalist of the Championship.
In the finals in the category up to 57 kg Vladislav Andreev won against the current champion of Belarus Dimchik Ranchinov with a score of 6: 3. In the same weight category, Andrei Bekrenev won the bronze medal, defeating Ilya Likhomanov among the cadets ahead of schedule. Nyurgun Skryabin defeated Dmitry Prigozhy in the finals of the weight category up to 61 kg.
Freestyle Wrestling European Championship for the first time will be held in Dagestan April 30 - May 6 in the city of Kaspiisk.