Dake and Cox win World freestyle gold medals, Gilman takes fifth in Budapest
October 22, 2018


BUDAPEST, Hungary – There is something about American wrestlers, that when they get a chance to wrestle for a World gold medal, they often cash in on the opportunity.

On Monday night at the Papp Lazslo Arena, the United States won the first World gold medals in the two brand new weight classes created when UWW expanded from eight to 10 weight classes: Kyle Dake, Ithaca, N.Y. (Titan Mercury WC/New York RTC) at 79 kg/174 lbs. and J’den Cox (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) at 92 kg/202.5 lbs.

At Budapest, Hungary

Group Two results for U.S. men’s freestyle

57 kg/125.5 lbs. - Thomas Gilman, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC), 5th place
WIN Givi Davidovi (Italy), 6-3
WIN Giorgi Edisherashvili (Azerbaijan), 4-0
LOSS Nurislam Sanayev (Kazakhstan). 11-0
LOSS Suleyman Atli (Turkey), 5-4

65 kg/143 lbs. - Logan Stieber, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC), dnp/19th
LOSS Akhmed Chakaev (Russia), 7-5

79 kg/174 lbs. - Kyle Dake, Ithaca, N.Y. (Titan Mercury WC/New York RTC), gold medal
WIN Martin Obst (Germany), tech. fall 11-0
WIN Davit Khutsishvili (Georgia), tech. fall 11-0
WIN Akhmed Gazhimagomedov (Russia), tech. fall 13-0
WIN Jabrayil Hasanov (Azerbaijan), 2-0

92 kg/202.5 lbs. - J’den Cox, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC), gold medal
WIN Dato Marsagishvili (Georgia), 6-2
WIN Nicolai Ceban (Moldova), 6-0
WIN Alireza Karimimachiani (Iran). 5-2
WIN Ivan Yankouski (Belarus), 4-1

Group 2 Medal Matches

57 kg
Gold - Zavur Uguev (Russia) dec. Nurislam Sanayev (Kazakhstan), 4-3
Bronze – Yuki Takahashi (Japan) dec. Reineri Andreu Ortega (Cuba), 5-4
Bronze - Suleyman Atli (Turkey) dec. Thomas Gilman (USA), 5-4

65 kg
Gold - Takuto Otoguro (Japan) dec. Bajrang (India), 16-9
Bronze – Akhmed Chakaev (Russia) dec. George Bucur (Romania), 9-4
Bronze - Alejandro Valdes Tobier (Cuba) tech. fall Seungchul Lee (Korea), 10-0

79 kg
Gold - Kyle Dake (USA) dec. Jabrayil Hasanov (Azerbaijan), 6-0
Bronze – Akhmed Gazhimagomedov (Russia) tech. fall Davit Khutsishvili (Georgia), 10-0
Bronze - Ali Shabanau (Belarus) dec. Ezzatollah Akbarizarinkolai (Iran), 8-8

92 kg
Gold - J’den Cox (USA) dec. Ivan Yankouski (Belarus), 4-1
Bronze – Atsushi Matsumoto (Japan) dec. Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (Mongolia), 6-5
Bronze - Alireza Karimimachiani (Iran) tech. fall Dato Marsagishvili (Georgia), 12-1

Team Standings after first eight weight classes
1. USA, 130 pts.
2. Russia, 128

Current Team Standings including guaranteed points for 70 kg and 97 kg
1. Russia 168
2. USA, 150