Dr. Petros Petrosyan, Ph.D. wins his eighth U.S. Open Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas, NV during Los Angeles Armenian Heritage Month.
Current World Freestyle Wrestling Champion, Dr. Petros Petrosyan, Ph.D. 59, won his eighth U.S. Open Wrestling Championship (seven in Freestyle and one in Greco-Roman) in Las Vegas, NV during Los Angeles Armenian Heritage Month.
Dr. Petrosyan grew up in the former Soviet Union and is a 10 time Armenian National Champion along with having held the position of State Director of All Sports in his home country of Armenia.
Earning his doctorate in Youth Physical Education and Skill development from the University of Moscow, Dr. Petrosyan began competing competitively in the sport of wrestling in 1978.
The current Orange County, CA resident has coached Golden Boys club in North Hollywood, CA and currently works with Orange County Grappling out of Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Petrosyan has applied to fill the vacant wrestling head coach position at Oceanview High School, also in Huntington Beach, CA.
U.S. Open began on April 27 and ran through May 1, 2022. On April 24, 2022, marked the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide where a 1.5 million Armenians along with another 2 million Assyrians, Greeks and other Christian minorities were slaughtered during World War I. To this day, Turkey does not recognize the genocide of 3.5 million people as anything more than just casualties of war, when in actuality it was ethnic and religious cleansing.
Along with Dr. Petrosyan winning his ninth U.S. Open Wrestling Championship, his friend and also current Orange County Grappling wrestler Brian Jones placed third in the heavyweight division. Because of his victory in 2021, Mr. Jones has qualified for the U.S. Senior World Team trials.
Dr. Petrosyan currently teaches technique classes on Tuesday nights with Orange Country Grappling and various drills on other days throughout the week.
For more information on where you can trains with Dr. Petrosyan and Mr. Jones, visit www.oc-grappling.org.