Taylor to go for gold, Colon to wrestle for bronze; Burroughs and Gwiazdowski back into repechage
October 20, 2018

 



BUDAPEST, Hungary – Competing in his first Senior World Championships, David Taylor (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) powered through his half-bracket to qualify for the gold-medal finals at 86 kg/189 lbs.

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Budapest, Hungary, October 20

U.S. men’s freestyle first round draws for Saturday

61 kg/134 lbs. – Joe Colon, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)
WIN Ivan Bileichuk (Ukraine), 9-6
WIN Vladimir Dubov (Bulgaria), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez (Cuba), 9-4
Bronze-medal match – vs. winner of Mohammedbagher Yakhkeshi (Iran) vs. Ivan Guidea (Romania)

74 kg/163 lbs. - Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)
WIN Venicious Juah (Liberia), forfeit
WIN Mostafa Hosseinkhani (Iran), 4-3
LOSS Zaurbek Sidakov (Russia), 6-5
Repechage – Vs. winner of Franklin Gomez Matos (Puerto Rico) and Miroslav Kirov (Bulgaria)

86 kg/189 lbs. - David Taylor, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
WIN Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran), 11-6
WIN Hajy Rajabau (Belarus), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Yurieski Torreblanca (Cuba), 8-0
WIN Dauren Kurugliev (Russia), 7-5
Gold-Medal Match – Fatih Erdin (Turkey)

125 kg/275 lbs. - Nick Gwiazdowski, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC)
WIN Zolboo Natsatgsuren, 9-4
LOSS Zhiwei Deng (China), 5-4
Repechage vs. Amar Dhesi (Canada)

Gold-Medal Finals pairing

61 kg - Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez (Cuba) vs. Gadzimurad Rashidov (Russia)
74 kg - Zaurbek Sidakov (Russia) vs. Avtandil Ketchadze (Georgia)
86 kg - David Taylor (USA) vs. Fatih Erdin (Turkey)
125 kg - Zhiwei Deng (China) vs. Geno Petriashvili (Georgia)

Semifinal results

61 kg
Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez (Cuba) dec. Joe Colon (USA), 9-4
Gadzimurad Rashidov (Russia) tech fall Beka Lomtadze (Georgia), 10-0

74 kg
Zaurbek Sidakov (Russia) dec. Frank Chamizo (Italy), 3-2
Avtandil Ketchadze (Georgia) pin Soner Demirtas (Turkey), 5:30

86 kg
Fatih Erdin (Turkey) dec. Taymuraz Friev (Spain), 7-4
David Taylor (USA) dec. Dauren Kurugliev (Russia), 7-5

125 kg
Zhiwei Deng (China) dec. Sumit (India), 5-0
Geno Petriashvili (Georgia) dec. Parviz Hadi Basmanj (Iran), 13-6





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