Wrestling World Cup: USA dominates India, Japan on Day One
April 07, 2018


IOWA CITY, Ia. — The United States men’s freestyle wrestling team put on a show on Day One of the 2018 UWW Freestyle World Cup on Saturday here at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Team USA opened the competition with a dominant 10-0 victory over India, wherein the United States collectively outscored their opponents 87-7 — and that was with three non-starters wrestling. Seven wrestlers won by technical fall, and six won without allowing a single point.

In its afternoon competition, the United States overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat a talented Japan squad 7-3. The effort was anchored by five consecutive technical falls from the back-half of the United States lineup.