Freestyle novice Lewis wins Junior World gold at 74 kg, USA finishes second in team race; Deprez Ninth
SOURCE: youtu.be
September 24, 2018

 



TRNAVA, Slovakia – Mekhi Lewis is three-for-three in winning freestyle tournaments as he claimed Junior World gold on Sunday night at the 2018 Junior World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia.

Just picking up freestyle this summer, Lewis, a wrestler at Virginia Tech, has eased into the style, cruising to the World finals and picking up a decisive 5-1 victory for gold at 74 kg.

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2018 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Trnava, Slovakia

Team standings
1. Russia - 182
2. USA - 115
3. Iran – 98
4. Azerbaijan – 91
5. India – 84
6. Kazakhstan – 66
7. Moldova – 65
8. Turkey – 62
9. Georgia – 57
10. Ukraine - 48

Finals results

57 kg
GOLD - Akhmed Idrisov of RUSSIA
SILVER - Naveen Naveen of INDIA
BRONZE - Daton Fix of UNITED STATES
BRONZE - Arsen Harutyunyan of ARMENIA

1st - Akhmed Idrisov (RUSSIA) TF Naveen Naveen (INDIA), 12-1
3rd - Daton Fix (UNITED STATES) TF Bekbolot Myrzanazar Uulu (KYRGYZSTAN), 10-0
3rd - Arsen Harutyunyan (ARMENIA) TF Hyeonsu Cho (KOREA), 16-4

61 kg
GOLD - Abasgadzhi Magomedov of RUSSIA
SILVER - Ramaz Turmanidze of GEORGIA
BRONZE - Syrbaz Talgat of KAZAKHSTAN
BRONZE - Vazgen Tevanyan of ARMENIA

1st - Abasgadzhi Magomedov (RUSSIA) TF Ramaz Turmanidze (GEORGIA), 10-0
3rd - Syrbaz Talgat (KAZAKHSTAN) dec. Minsu Cho (KOREA), 10-4
3rd - Vazgen Tevanyan (ARMENIA) dec. Abbos Rakhmonov (UZBEKISTAN), 9-3

65 kg
GOLD - Saiyn Kazyryk of RUSSIA
SILVER - Amirhossein Azim Maghsoudi of IRAN
BRONZE - Erik Arushanian of UKRAINE
BRONZE - Nicolai Grahmez of MOLDOVA

1st - Saiyn Kazyryk (RUSSIA) dec. Amirhossein Azim Maghsoudi (IRAN), 8-7
3rd - Erik Arushanian (UKRAINE) dec. Kuanysh Duisenkul (KAZAKHSTAN), 8-2
3rd - Nicolai Grahmez (MOLDOVA) TF Fati Vejseli (MACEDONIA), 15-5

70 kg
GOLD - Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev of AZERBAIJAN
SILVER - Razambek Zhamalov of RUSSIA
BRONZE - Brady Gary Berge of UNITED STATES
BRONZE - Vasile Diacon of MOLDOVA

1st - Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev (AZERBAIJAN) dec. Razambek Zhamalov (RUSSIA), 4-3
3rd - Brady Berge (UNITED STATES) dec. Arman Andreasyan (ARMENIA), 1-1
3rd - Vasile Diacon (MOLDOVA) dec. Amirhossein Morteza Kavousi (IRAN), 10-9

74 kg
GOLD - Mekhi Kevin Lewis of UNITED STATES
SILVER - Abubakr Abakarov of AZERBAIJAN
BRONZE - Bat-Erdene Byambasuren of MONGOLIA
BRONZE - Devid Betanov of RUSSIA

1st - Mekhi Lewis (UNITED STATES) dec. Abubakr Abakarov (AZERBAIJAN), 5-1
3rd - Bat-Erdene Byambasuren (MONGOLIA) TF Erik Reinbok (ESTONIA), 12-1
3rd - Devid Betanov (RUSSIA) TF Sachin Rathi (INDIA), 11-1

79 kg
GOLD - Hayato Ishiguro of JAPAN
SILVER - Aaron Marquel Brooks of UNITED STATES
BRONZE - Orkhan Abasov of AZERBAIJAN
BRONZE - Adlan Bataiev of UKRAINE

1st - Hayato Ishiguro (JAPAN) dec. Aaron Marquel Brooks (UNITED STATES), 11-10
3rd - Orkhan Abasov (AZERBAIJAN) dec. Andrian Grosul (MOLDOVA), 3-3
3rd - Adlan Bataiev (UKRAINE) TF Aslanbek Gvaramiia (RUSSIA), 10-0

86 kg
GOLD - Arif Ozen of TURKEY
SILVER - Deepak Punia of INDIA
BRONZE - Patrik Szurovszki of HUNGARY
BRONZE - Seyedabolfazl Seyeda Hashemijouybari of IRAN

1st - Arif Ozen (TURKEY) dec. Deepak Punia (INDIA) (Dec 2-1)
3rd - Patrik Szurovszki (HUNGARY) dec. Ivan Nedealco (MOLDOVA) (Dec 4-2)
3rd - Seyedabolfazl Hashemijouybari (IRAN) fall Demur Megeneishvili (GEORGIA), 3:00

92 kg
GOLD - Abbas Ali Foroutanrami of IRAN
SILVER - Alisher Yergali of KAZAKHSTAN
BRONZE - Erhan Yaylaci of TURKEY
BRONZE - Askhab Hamzatov of AZERBAIJAN

1st - Abbas Ali Foroutanrami (IRAN) TF Alisher Yergali (KAZAKHSTAN), 11-0
3rd - Erhan Yaylaci (TURKEY) dec. Khokh Khugaev (RUSSIA), 7-3
3rd - Askhab Hamzatov (AZERBAIJAN) dec. Makhsud Veysalov (UZBEKISTAN), 9-3

97 kg
GOLD - Magomedkhan Magomedov of RUSSIA
SILVER - Zachery Samuel Elam of UNITED STATES
BRONZE - Serik Bakytkhanov of KAZAKHSTAN
BRONZE - Zuriko Urtashvili of GEORGIA

1st - Magomedkhan Magomedov (RUSSIA) TF Zachery Samuel Elam (UNITED STATES), 11-0
3rd - Serik Bakytkhanov (KAZAKHSTAN) dec. Hyunsu Han (KOREA), 12-8
3rd - Zuriko Urtashvili (GEORGIA) dec. Feyzullah Akturk (TURKEY), 7-3

125 kg
GOLD - Soslan Khinchagov of RUSSIA
SILVER - Aly Medhat Abde Barghout of CANADA
BRONZE - Samhan Jabrailov of MOLDOVA
BRONZE - Khasanboy Rakhimov of UZBEKISTAN

1st - Soslan Khinchagov (RUSSIA) dec. Aly Medhat Abde Barghout (CANADA), 7-0
3rd - Samhan Jabrailov (MOLDOVA) dec. Rahid Hamidli (AZERBAIJAN), 3-1
3rd - Khasanboy Rakhimov (UZBEKISTAN) dec. Amir Nader Yari (IRAN), 6-4

U.S. men’s freestyle results

57 kg: Daton Fix (Sand Springs, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC) – BRONZE
WIN Ahmet Tas (Turkey), 10-0
WIN Andrey Dzhelep (Ukraine), 10-0
LOSS Naveen Naveen (India), 5-4
WIN Bekbolt Myrzanazar (Kyrgyzstan), 10-0

61 kg: Joshua Saunders (St. Louis, Mo./Titan Mercury WC) - EIGHTH
WIN Nurahamed Mukhudzinau (Belarus), fall 3:29
LOSS Abasgadzhi Magomedov (Russia), 10-0
LOSS Kodai Ogawa (Japan), 3-0

65 kg: Domonick Demas (Dublin, Ohio/OKRTC) – NINTH
WIN Ikhtiyor Normurodov (Uzbekistan), inj. default, 10-4
LOSS Gegham Galstyan (Armenia), 8-4

70 kg: Brady Berge (Mantorville, Minn./Nittany Lion WC) - BRONZE
LOSS Razambek Zhamalov (Russia), 13-3
WIN Aleksander Kuryshta (Belarus), 13-2
WIN Arman Andreasyan (Armenia), 1-1

74 kg: Mekhi Lewis (Somerset, N.J./Southeast RTC) – GOLD
WIN Erik Reinbok (Estonia), 10-0
WIN Matthew Bartlett (South Africa), fall 1:04
WIN Bat-Erdene Byambasuren (Mongolia), 12-1
WIN Abubakr Abakarov (Azerbaijan), 5-1

79 kg: Aaron Brooks (Hagerstown, Md./USOTC) - SILVER
WIN Daniar Meldebek (Kazakhstan), 12-1
WIN Andrian Grosul (Moldova), 9-4
WIN Orhan Abasov (Azerbaijan), win by cautions
LOSS Hayato Ishiguro (Japan), 11-10

86 kg: Lou Deprez (Hilton, N.Y./Bearcat WC) - NINTH
WIN Mher Markosyan (Armenia), 7-0
LOSS Arif Ozen (Turkey), 6-1
LOSS Alik Shebzukhov (Russia), 9-5

92 kg: Jacob Warner (Washington, Ill./Hawkeye WC) – dnp/15th
LOSS Askhab Hamzatov (Azerbaijan), 6-6

97 kg: Zach Elam (Kansas City, Mo./Team Central WC) – SILVER
WIN Kunai Nurdavletov (Kyrgyzstan), fall 3:37
WIN Han Hyunsu (Korea), 13-2
WIN Serik Bakytkhanov (Kazakhstan), 12-1
LOSS Magomedkhan Magomedov (Russia), 11-0

125 kg: Gable Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn./Minnesota Storm)
WIN Lkhagvegerel Munkhtur (Mongolia), 7-4
WIN Haroon Abid (Pakistan), 13-2
LOSS Khasanboy Rakhimov (Uzbekistan), fall 1:18





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