Gray beats Olympic champ Wiebe to qualify for World finals, Mensah-Stock to go for bronze in Budapest
October 23, 2018


BUDAPEST, Hungary –Adeline Gray (Kingston, Pa./New York AC) is back and is in top form.

After taking the 2017 season off to heal from injuries and recharge her batteries, Gray has returned to a familiar place this year by making the finals of the World Championships for the fourth time in her career.


At Budapest, Hungary

Group Two U.S. women’s freestyle results

65 kg/143 lbs. - Forrest Molinari, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
WIN Leidy Izquerdo Mendez (Colombia), 4-0
LOSS Danielle Lappage (Canada), 6-2
Repechage vs. winner of Mariia Kuznetsova (Russia) and Bolortuya Khurelhhuu (Mongolia)

68 kg/149.75 lbs. - Tamyra Mensah-Stock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
WIN Yudaris Sanchez Rodriguez (Cuba), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Battsetseg Soronzonbold (Mongolia), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Koumba Larroque (France), 2-1
Bronze medal bout – Oppnent to be determined

72 kg/158.5 lbs.- Erin Clodgo, Richmond, Vermont (Sunkist Kids)
WIN Anastasia Zimiankova (Belarus), 5-0
LOSS Tatiana Kolesnikova Morozova (Russia), 6-4

76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Adeline Gray, Kingston, Pa. (New York AC)
WIN Epp Mae (Estonia), 10-0 technical fall
WIN Elmira Syzdykova (Kazakhstan), pin 4:49
WIN Erica Wiebe (Canada), 3-1
Gold Medal Finals – Vs. Yasmin Adar (Turkey)

Finals pairings
65 kg - Petra Olli (Finland) vs. Danielle Lappage (Canada)
68 kg - Alla Cherkasova (Ukraine) vs. Koumba Larroque (France)
72 kg - Justina Di Stasio (Canada) vs. Nasanburmaa Ochirbat (Mongolia)
76 kg - Yasmin Adar (Turkey) vs. Adeline Gray (USA)

Semifinal results

65 kg
Petra Olli (Finland) dec. Ayana Gempei (Japan), 6-6
Danielle Lappage (Canada) tech. fall Irina Netreba (Azerbaijan), 11-0

68 kg
Alla Cherkasova (Ukraine) dec. Feng Zhou (China), 12-8
Koumba Larroque (France) dec. Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA), 2-1

72 kg
Justina Di Stasio (Canada) dec. Samar Hamza (Egypt), 6-0
Nasanburmaa Ochirbat (Mongolia) pin Juan Wang (China), 3:45

76 kg
Yasmin Adar (Turkey) dec. Zsanett Nemeth (Hungary), 9-1
Adeline Gray (USA) dec. Erica Wiebe (Canada), 3-1