Vitali Arujau beats returning Junior World champ Idrisov to make freestyle finals at Junior Worlds in Estonia
August 12, 2019

 

TALLINN, Estonia - Vitali Arujau, Syosset, N.Y. (Finger Lakes WC) continued his impressive run with a dominant 8-1 semifinal decision over 2018 Junior World champion Akhmed Idrisov of Russia to secure a spot in the 57 kg/125.5 lbs. finals at the 2019 Junior World Championships.


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TALLINN, Estonia – 2016 Cadet World silver medalist Vitali Arujau (Syosset, N.Y./Finger Lakes WC) won two tough matches at 57 kg/125.5 lbs. and has advanced to the semifinals at the Junior World Championships on Monday morning.

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UNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Tallinn, Estonia

U.S. men’s freestyle performances on Monday

57 kg/125.5 lbs.: Vitali Arujau, Syosset, N.Y. (Finger Lakes WC)
WIN Giorgi Gegelashvili (Georgia), 5-4
WIN Vijay Patil (India), 10-9
WIN Akhmed Idrisov (Russia), 8-1
Gold Medal Finals – Vs. Toshiya Abe (Japan)

65 kg/143 lbs.: Yahya Thomas, Chicago, Ill. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
WIN Adilet Zhaparkulov (Kyrgyzstan), 5-0
LOSS Turan Bayramov (Azerbaijan), 9-1

70 kg/154 lbs.: Brayton Lee, Brownsburg, Ind. (Minnesota RTC)
LOSS Ashraf Ashirov (Azerbaijan), 3-2

79 kg/174 lbs.: Aaron Brooks, Hagerstown, Md. (Titan Mercury WC/EAP)
LOSS Abubakr Abakarov (Azerbaijan), 5-3

97 kg/213.75 lbs.: Tanner Sloan, Alburnett, Iowa (Jackrabbit WC)
LOSS Feyzullah Akturk (Turkey), tech. fall, 12-2





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