SGT Ildar Hafizov

GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING

Sport: Wrestling
Event: Greco-Roman Wrestling, 60KG
Position: GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING
Hometown: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
High School: Olympic College
College: Physical and Cultural
Joined Army: May 2015
MOS: 88M, Motor Transport Operator

SGT Ildar Hafizov started wrestling at the age of ten, when his first coach lived next door. He invited Hafizov to watch practice, and the rest is history. “What I remember next is that I started winning national competitions,” he says. He won many of those, in fact, and earned a bronze medal at the Cadet Asian Championship. Joining the U.S. Military in 2015 has opened up new doors for Hafizov, including earning him a place as a U.S. Olympic alternate.

Being a Soldier-athlete means that not only do I have to be a good athlete, but also a great leader for Soldiers. I am the example.


Career Highlights


2020

U.S. Olympic Team Member
Pan-Am Olympic Qualifier Silver Medalist

2019

World Team Member

2018

National Team Member

2017

World Team Member, Thor Masters Champion, Armed Forces Champion

2016

Olympic Alternate

2015

National Champion, Vantaa Cup Champion

2012

Azovmash Cup Champion (for Uzbekistan)

2011

Asian Silver Medalist, World Team Member (for Uzbekistan)

 

2010

David Schultz Tournament Champion (for Uzbekistan)

2009

World Team Member (for Uzbekistan)

2008

Junior Bronze Medalist, Beijing Olympian

2007

Senior Asian Bronze Medalist, World Team Member ( 5 at the Worlds)

2006

Junior Asian Champion

2005

Cadet Asian Bronze Medalist