Free-style wrestling World Cup Champion (1996)
Russian National Champion (1994, 2001)
Two time Asian Champion (1999, 2000)
Cadets European Champion (1993, 1994)
Competition weight category - 69 kg.
World Class Sport Master
I.Kupeev was born and grew up in Alagir, North Ossetia. The wrestling lessons were given to him by the well-known coach Saveliy Aguzarov.
Later on Kupeev moved to Uzbekistan and represented this country.
Presently he works at the Municipality of Alagirsky district, North Ossetia.