Mirzo Khayitov

Mirzo Khayitov has been hushing opponents since coming to America two years ago. Already heralded in his native Uzbekistan, he placed third in the nation last year for the ECC Panthers. He is seeded second heading into this weekend's NJCAA National Tournament in Council Bluffs. Wrestling begins Friday.

He’s wrestled in one of the toughest tournaments in the world – the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Russia. He’s a six-time senior national champion, a two-time cadet national champion, a two-time junior national champion, a world team member, and Asian championship team member and a President Tournament champion.

Mirzo Khayitov did all that before he even heard of Iowa. Now the Uzbekistan-native is preparing to wrestle in the NJCAA National Tournament a second time after placing third and earning All American honors for Ellsworth Community College.

Mirzo Khayitov

Already an All American, Uzbekistan native Mirzo Khayitov is hoping to become a national champion this weekend for the ECC Panthers. He is seeded second heading into the NJCAA National Tournament in Council Bluffs. He will decide where he continues his career after that.

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