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UPDATED: Three U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers eliminated on first day of FILA Junior World Championships in Guatemala



The three U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers who were entered in the first day of the FILA Junior World Championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala dropped matches and were eliminated from medal contention. The Junior World Championships feature the top 17-20 year old wrestlers in the world.

Wrestling for the United States on Tuesday were Eric Grajales (Brandon, Fla.) at 50 kg/110 lbs., Andrew Bisek (Chaska, Minn./USOEC/Minnesota Storm) at 74 kg/163 lbs. and Robbie Smith (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.

In order to advance to the wrestleback rounds in an international tournament, an athlete must lose to a wrestler who qualifies for the gold-medal finals. In the case of all three U.S. wrestler, the opponent who defeated did not make it to the gold-medal round, eliminating them from a chance at winning a bronze medal.

Smith placed ninth in his weight class, and Grajales and Bisek did not place in the top 10 of their divisions.

Bisek and Smith had 1-1 records in the tournament.

Bisek opened with a 4-0, 3-0 win over Avi Youkhanov of Israel. In his second match, Bisek was defeated by Eerik Aps of Estonia, 3-5, 1-2. When Aps was defeated in the quarterfinals, Bisek was not eligible for the wrestlebacks.

Smith won his first match, defeating Alexis Rodrigez of Puerto Rico, 3-0, 6-0. In the quarterfinals, Smith was beaten by Yuri Dabko of Belarus, 2-2, 0-5, 3-3. When Dabko was defeated in semifinals. Smith was not eligible for the wrestlebacks.

Grajales lost his opening round match to Igor Zagorodnyuk of Ukraine, 1-7, 2-6 and was eliminated after Zagorodnyuk was beaten

The Greco-Roman competition completes on Wednesday with action in four weight classes: (55 kg, 66 kg, 64 kg, 120 kg).

Two wrestlers who won medals at the 2006 University World Championships will be wrestling at the FILA Junior World Championships on Wednesday. 2006 University World champion Spenser Mango (Flourissant, Mo./USOEC/Gator WC) will be competing at 55 kg/121 lbs. and 2006 University World silver medalist Chas Betts (St. Michael, Minn./USOEC/Minnesota Storm) will wrestle at 84 kg/185 lbs.

Mango will face Antero Perez-Juntunen of Finland in his first match, while Betts will battle Cho Hyo-Chul of Korea in his opening bout.

Other U.S. wrestlers in action Wednesday will be Jason Robbins (Orlando, Fla./Sunkist Kids) at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. and Erik Nye ( Red Bluff, Calif.) at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. Robbins opens with Hector Diaz Moreno of Guatemala, and Nye faces Esmail Nazari of Iran in his first match.

The coaches for the U.S. team are Gary Mayabb (Kansas City, Mo.), Mark Halvorson (Brentwood, Calif.) and National Greco-Roman Developmental Coach Ike Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

FILA has set up a website with results, pairings and information about the Junior World Championships, at:
http://www.fila-wrestling.com/gestion_competition/internet/home/accueil.php?num_compet=562

All three international styles of wrestling will be contested at the FILA Junior World Championships. The Greco-Roman event will be followed by women's freestyle on Thursday and Friday and men's freestyle on Saturday and Sunday.

U.S. GRECO-ROMAN TEAM RESULTS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
50 kg/110 lbs. - Eric Grajales, Brandon, Fla., dnp/11th
LOSS Igor Zagorodnyuk (Ukraine), 1-7, 2-6

74 kg/163 lbs. - Andrew Bisek, Chaska, Minn. (USOEC/Minnesota Storm), dnp/14th
WIN Avi Youkhanov (Israel), 4-0, 3-0
LOSS Eerik Aps (Estonia), 3-5, 1-2

96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Robbie Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC), 9th
WIN Alexis Rodrigez (Puerto Rico), 3-0, 6-0
LOSS Yuri Dabko (Belarus), 2-2, 0-5, 3-3

FINAL PLACEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

50 kg/110 lbs.
1 RUS AKHMEDZIANOV DAMIR
2 KAZ KUDAYBERGENOV ASHRAT
3 HUN MODOS PETER
3 GEO GOGITADZE LASHA
5 TUR BOZOGLU HARUN
5 VEN RAMIREZ JOSE
7 KOR NAM-HOON LEE
8 UKR ZAGORODNYUK IGOR
9 ISR ROITMAN ABTEM
10 JPN KAJI MASAHARU
11 USA GRAJALES ERIC
12 IRI REZA ASSAD DPOUR
13 CHI GONZALEZ MANUEL
14 GUA ABNER ELER

60 kg/132 lbs.
1 RUS ALBIEV ISLAM BEKA
2 TUR SUCU SONER
3 FIN PASANEN VILLE
3 KOR HAN-SU RYU
5 KAZ ZHARBOLOV BEKZHAN
5 CUB MARTINES SERGIO RODRIGUE
7 JPN MATSUMOTO RYUTARO
8 UKR KOSMYNA YEVGEN
9 SCG MAKSIMOVIC ALEKSANDAR
10 IRI FARSHINNEJAD SABER
11 HUN SZAKOKCZI HUNOR
12 ISR VESMEV YURI
13 GEO MEKVABISHVILI KAKHABERI
14 BLR ALENSKI DZMITRY
15 NOR RONNINGEN ANDERS
16 SWE DANESHVAR VAHAB
17 POR ALMEIDA MANUEL
18 ROM MIRON CATALIN
19 CRO SOKOL TONIMIR
20 PER PEDRAZA RAMOS NELSON
21 SUI STACELMANN PATRICK
22 ARG VITAL CRISTIAN
22 CHI CORREA FREDY
24 GUA MARTINEZ MARCOS DAVID

74 kg/163 lbs.
1 TUR BEDEL UMIT
2 IRI ABEDINZADEH DAVOOD
3 UKR PYSHKOV DMYTRO
3 RUS POPOV EVGENI
5 EST APS EERIK
5 KOR HYUN-HA CHO
7 NOR AARDALEN JOACHIM
8 KAZ SAYIDOV ALIMZHAN
9 CRO MICUDA TOMISLAV
10 BLR SHUBIN MAKSIM
11 LAT VISWAKOVS ALEKSANDRS
12 SCG BAJLOVIC MIHAJLO
13 GEO SHAVADZE ZAZA
14 USA BISEK ANDREW
15 SWE NYBERG JONAS
16 JPN KURAYA SHUHEI
17 MEX ESCOBAR J.ANGEL
18 HUN KUN RCNATO
19 FIN HAKALA ANTTI
20 ISR YOUKHANOV AVI
21 SVK VARGA ATTILA
21 VEN MARTINEZ LEVDOMAR
21 ECU MINA MARCELLO
21 GUA DUARTE DAVID
25 CHI SEGUEL DONIAN
26 GRE MBAMBATSIAS EVANGELOS

96 kg/211.5 lbs.
1 HUN NEMETH IVAN
2 UKR KRYOKA OLEG
3 KAZ TYNALIEV LURMAKHAN
3 RUS MARCHENKO ROMAN
5 BLR DABKO YURY
5 IRI GHIL NIRANGH DAVOUD
7 LTU BUDRIS ROBERTAS
8 GER ARAS KASIM MEHMET
9 USA SMITH ROBBIE
10 NOR HESTDALEN HAVARD
11 GEO JIKIA MZECHABUKI
12 LAT MACULEVICS ALEKSANDRS
13 CRO HOGAC SINISA
14 POL OLEJNICZAK MARCIN
15 ISR SHAROVTSKY BRONILAS
16 TUR KAYAALP RIZA
17 SLO DEJAN SERNEK
18 VEN ZAMORA MANUEL
19 PUR RODRIGEZ ALEXIS
20 JPN YAMAMOTO YUSUKE
21 DOM GARCIA RAMON

U.S GRECO-ROMAN TEAM PAIRINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

55 kg/121 lbs. - Spenser Mango, Flourissant, Mo. (USOEC/Gator WC)
vs. Antero Perez-Juntunen (Finland)

66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Jason Robbins, Orlando, Fla. (Sunkist Kids)
vs. Hector Diaz Moreno (Guatemala)

84 kg/185 lbs. - Chas Betts, St. Michael, Minn. (USOEC/Minnesota Storm)
vs. Cho Hyo-Chul (Korea)

120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Erik Nye, Red Bluff, Calif.
vs. Esmail Nazari (Iran)

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