Taylor wins World freestyle gold, Burroughs, Colon and Gwiazdowski add bronzes to put USA in first place
October 21, 2018

 



Post-Match Interview (Periscope)

BUDAPEST, Hungary - David Taylor (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) capped off a dominant performance at 86 kg/189 lbs. with a gold-medal victory for the United States on Sunday night at the World Wrestling Championships at the Papp Laszlo Arena.







WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Budapest, Hungary, October 21

Results from 1st Group of U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers

61 kg/134 lbs. – Joe Colon, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC), bronze medal
WIN Ivan Bileichuk (Ukraine), 9-6
WIN Vladimir Dubov (Bulgaria), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez (Cuba), 9-4
WIN Mohammedbagher Yakhkeshi (Iran), tech. fall 13-2

74 kg/163 lbs. - Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC), bronze medal
WIN Venicious Juah (Liberia), forfeit
WIN Mostafa Hosseinkhani (Iran), 4-3
LOSS Zaurbek Sidakov (Russia), 6-5
WIN Miroslav Kirov (Bulgaria), 9-0
WIN Frank Chamizo (Italy), 4-4

86 kg/189 lbs. - David Taylor, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC), gold medal
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
WIN Fatih Erdin (Turkey), tech. fall 12-2

125 kg/275 lbs. - Nick Gwiazdowski, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC), bronze medal
WIN Zolboo Natsatgsuren, 9-4
LOSS Zhiwei Deng (China), 5-4
WIN Amar Dhesi (Canada), 7-0
WIN Sumit (India), 7-2

Medal Match results

61 kg
Gold - Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez (Cuba) dec. Gadzimurad Rashidov (Russia), 6-5
Bronze – Joe Colon (USA) tech. fall Mohammedbagher Yakhkeshi (Iran), 13-2
Bronze - Tuvshingulga Tumenbileg (Mongolia) dec. Beka Lomtadze (Georgia), 6-3

74 kg
Gold - Zaurbek Sidakov (Russia) dec. Avtandil Kentchadze (Georgia), 2-2
Bronze –Jordan Burroughs (USA) dec. Frank Chamizo (Italy), 4-4
Bronze - Bekzod Abdurakhmanov (Uzbekistan) dec. Soner Demirtas (Turkey), 3-2

86 kg
Gold - David Taylor (USA) tech. fall Fatih Erdin (Turkey), 12-2
Bronze – Taymuraz Friev (Spain) dec. Kim Gwanuk (Korea), 7-2
Bronze - Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran) dec. Dauren Kurugliev (Russia), 11-5

125 kg
Gold - Geno Petriashvili (Georgia) dec. Zhiwei Deng (China), 6-0
Bronze – Nick Gwiazdowski (USA) dec. Sumit (India), 7-2
Bronze – Parviz Hadi Basmanj (Iran) dec. Anzor Khizriev (Russia), 11-2

Men's Freestyle Team Standings (after 4 weight classes)
1 United States, 70 points
2. Russia, 65
3. Georgia, 55
4. Iran, 40
5. Turkey, 38
6. Cuba, 27
7. China, 20
8. India, 16
9. Spain, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, 15





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