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|FLASH: U.S. falls short of medals on final day of wrestling at World University Games
Bryan Baumgartner USA Wrestling
KAZAN, Russia – The United States wrestlers competing on Tuesday failed to win a match in the final day of wrestling at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
Geordan Speiller fell to eventual silver medalist Hadi Alizadehpournia of Iran 5-1 in his first match of the day at 74 kg/163 lbs. Since the Iranian went on to qualify for the finals which threw Speiller back into the repechage against eventual bronze medalist Dmytro Pyshkow of Ukraine. Speiller dropped a 5-0 decision to Pyshkow in his final bout of the tournament.
Nikko Triggas went 0-1 in the tournament, losing by technical fall 7-0 to Tornike Turkishvili of Georgia at 60 kg/132 lbs. Turkishvili would go on to win bronze.
At 96 kg/211.5 lbs., Beau Wenger went 0-1, getting pinned by Vilius Laurinaitis of Lithuania in 4:24.
Tuesday was the final day of wrestling at the World University Games. The U.S. finished with a total of four medals in wrestling. Alli Ragan at 59 kg/130 lbs. and Brittney Roberts at 72 kg/158.5 lbs. both won silver medals in women’s freestyle earlier this week. The men’s freestyle event was held first, with bronze medals won by David Taylor at 74 kg/163 lbs. and Tyrell Fortune at 120 kg/264.5 lbs.
U.S. Greco-Roman match results for Tuesday
60 kg/132 lbs. – Nikko Triggas, Moraga, Calif., (NYAC)
LOSS - Tomike Turkishvilli (Georgia) TF 0-7
74 kg/163 lbs. – Geordan Speiller, Oviedo, Fla., (Florida Jets)
LOSS - Hadi Alizadehpournia (Iran) 1-5
LOSS – Dmytro Pyshkow (Ukraine) 0-5
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Beau Wenger, Navarre, Ohio, (TRWC)
LOSS - Vilius Laurinaitis (Lithuania) Pin 4:24
Final Session Medalists
60 kg/132 lbs.
GOLD - Ivan Kuylakov, Russia
SILVER - Kamran Mammadoz, Azerbaijan
BRONZE - Tomike Turkishvili, Georgia
BRONZE - Almat Kebispayev, Kazakhstan
74 kg/163 lbs.
GOLD - Roman Vlasov, Russia
SILVER - Hadi Alizadehpournia, Iran
BRONZE - Arsen Julfalakyan, Armenia
BRONZE - Dmytro Pyshkow, Ukraine
96 kg/211.5 lbs.
GOLD - Nikita Melnikov, Russia
SILVER - Artur Aleksanyan, Armenia
BRONZE - Mahdi Aliyarifeizabadi, Iran
BRONZE - Mikheil Kajaia, Georgia