Day one on the Junior World Championships yielded one finalist for the boys’s freestyle squad, together with three others which can be in bronze medal rivalry. 5 males’s freestyle brackets started motion Monday from Ufa, Russia.
Wrestling for the gold medal tomorrow shall be Wisconsin freshman Braxton Amos. For essentially the most half, Amos was untested on day one. In his first match of the match, Amos was whipped via to his again by Yunus Gafurov (Kazakhstan), however shortly responded with a double leg for 4 factors. He managed the middle of the mat all through the bout and fended off any potential assaults from Gafurov. A takedown within the closing seconds made the ultimate rating 6-4 for Amos. The quarterfinals noticed Amos dispatch Milan Korcsog (Hungary) in 4:24 seconds, 10-0. For a visit to the finals, Amos had one other one-sided affair, this time in opposition to Deepak (India). After cruising to a 3-0 lead on the break, Amos blew the bout open within the second with publicity from a crotch-lock after which practically pinned his Indian foe in a cradle.
For the gold medal, Amos will sq. off with Polat Polatci (Turkey), who earned his place within the finals after popping out on high in a wild semifinal. He earned a pair of publicity factors on the buzzer to edge Ali Abdollah (Iran), 9-8.
Amos will pull ironman duties this week, as he’s additionally competing within the Greco-Roman match at 97 kg. Whatever the end result of tomorrow’s remaining, he’ll have three days to relaxation and put together for Greco.
The one different American to achieve the semifinals was Penn State’s Beau Bartlett at 65 kg. Bartlett outscored his first two opponents by a 23-1 margin, en path to the ultimate 4. Most of the time, his hustle and motor earned him factors. Bartlett was tripped up within the semifinals by Azerbaijan’s Ziraddin Bayramov, 6-2. He’ll face the winner of Mustafo Akhmedov (Tajikistan) and Giorgi Tcholadze (Georgia) in a bronze medal bout.
Additionally nonetheless within the medal hunt are Bryce Andonian (70 kg) and Donnell Washington (79 kg). Each met an Iranian opponent who later made the finals and the opening spherical. In every occasion, the American wrestler gave the Iranian his hardest bout of the match.
Andonian will face Josely Dibo (Ivory Coast) within the first spherical of repechage matches. He’ll have to win a second bout earlier than competing for the bronze. Washington has Germany’s Richard Schroeder. If Washington wins, he’ll earn a berth in a bronze medal match.
Ali Gholi Zadegan Koloukhi (Iran) over Richard Figueroa (USA) 13-2
Beau Bartlett (USA) over Marcell Budai Kovacs (Hungary) 11-0
Beau Bartlett (USA) over Davit Margaryan (Armenia) 11-0
Ziraddin Bayramov (Azerbaijan) over Beau Bartlett 6-2
Efran Elahi (Iran) over Bryce Andonian (USA) 8-7
Mohammad Nokhodilarimi (Iran) over Donnell Washington (USA) 6-3
Braxton Amos (USA) over Yunus Gafurov (Kazakhstan) 6-4
Braxton Amos (USA) over Milan Gorcsog (Hungary) 10-0
Braxton Amos (USA) over Deepak (India) 9-1