We already knew this, but Humphrey is going to have to be at the top of his game to qualify for the Olympics next month.
His first match will be against Coleman Scott, who is 4-0 after one day at the Wrestling World Cup, a duals tournament of the best 10 teams in the world. After that, he would have a best of 3 with Shawn Bunch, who has also had some international success and is a former world team member. If he can beat these guys again, I like his chances to make a run at a medal.
The U.S. goes 3-1 at the World Cup--losing a tough 4 matches to 3 dual to Iran--while beating Japan, Georgia, and Turkey. We have Russia in the 3rd place match today. Russia sent it's 3rd-5th best guys, while we have all of our Olympic Trials tournament winners except for one (Jake Herbert). Russia's lineup is young, but loaded with Junior and University champions and medalists. They lost a Pool match to the host country, Azerbaijan, who has their full Olympic lineup on display (haven't lost a single individual match--28-0--and have only lost 3 periods in those matches). World Rankings coming into the tournament: 1. Russia, 2. Iran, 3. U.S., 4. Azerbaijan.
Of note if you care about our national team:
Sam Hazewinkel is 2-1 on the day. Perhaps controversially substituted for with Nick Simmons in the Iran dual. Simmons loses a tight one and we lose the dual.
Coleman Scott is 4-0, as mentioned.
Jared Frayer, the new guy to our team, lost a couple tough ones, notably going 0-1, 0-1 with the 2011 world champ from Iran.
Jordan Burroughs, our world champ, is undefeated and beat the world silver medalist from Iran in a rematch, 2-0, 1-0. He's definitely the favorite for gold in London.
Keith Gavin was 1-2 going into the last dual, serving as the fill-in for the injured former world medalist, Herbert.
Jake Varner, world bronze medalist at 96kg, has 2 losses, but all the world top dogs are there from the deepest weight class in the world.
Tervel Dlagnev, former world medalist, was 3-0 (not sure of last match result, possibly against '11 world bronze medalist).