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Greco-Roman Play-by-Play for USA Wrestlers from the World Championships on Monday, Sept. 25 in Guangzhou, China

55 KG - LINDSEY DURLACHER (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO./NEW YORK AC)

Bronze-medal match: Durlacher dec. Venelin Venkov (Bulgaria), 4-0, 2-0
First period
No takedown in the first minute. Durlacher scores two points on a gut-wrench at 1:11 and adds a one-point turn at 1:27. He adds a final point when Venkov is called for a violation while trying to lock for the reverse lift.

Second period
No takedown in the first minute. Venkov is unable to turn Durlacher, who leads 1-0. Durlacher turns Venkov for one point in the closing seconds to win 2-0 and earn a bronze medal.

Semifinals: Hamid Sourian (Iran) dec. Durlacher, 5-3, 3-2
First period
No takedown in the first minute. Durlacher gains two points after a leg foul on Sourian. Durlacher scores one point for a turn at 1:29. Sourian scores a three-point turn at 1:48 and a two-point turn at 1:43 to win the period 5-3.

Second period
The Iranian scores a one-point takedown at 0:24. Sourian adds two points on a leg foul on Durlacher to lead 3-0 at 1:11. Trailing 3-1 late in the match, Durlacher gains a lift for one point at 1:50 to close within 3-2. Sourian holds him off at the end to win the period 3-2.

Quarterfinals: Durlacher dec. Anders Nyblom (Denmark), 4-0, 2-0
First period
No takedown in first minute. Durlacher executes a reverse lift for three points at the 1:03 mark. Nyblom can't turn Durlacher in the final 30 seconds, giving Durlacher an additional point to make it 4-0.

Second period
No takedown in the first minute. Durlacher scores one point on a lift at the 1:17 mark. Durlacher escapes at the 1:47 mark and adds a final point since he's not turned in the final 30 seconds. Durlacher wins 2-0.

Second round: Durlacher dec. Yagniel Hernandez (Cuba), 2-3, 2-0, 6-0
First period
No scoring in the first minute. Durlacher scores on a two-point turn at the 1:18 mark to go up 2-0. The Cuban comes back with a three-point lift and turn at 1:35 to win the period 3-2.

Second period
No scoring in the first minute. Hernandez can't turn Durlacher and the American leads 1-0. Durlacher gains one point for a lift and driving the Cuban out of bounds. He wins the period 2-0.

Third period
No scoring in the first minute. Durlacher gains one point for a lift at the 1:09 mark. Durlacher gains a four-point lift and exposure on a spectacular reverse lift to go up 5-0 at the 1:18 mark. The Cuban can't turn Durlacher in the final three seconds and Durlacher adds a point to win 6-0.

First round: Durlacher dec. Huafeng Jiao (China), 7-4, 1-2, 2-0
First period
No scoring in the first minute. Jiao wins flip and uses reverse lift to turn Durlacher for four-point move at the 1:08 mark. Durlacher comes back with a four-point reverse lift at 1:35 mark and follows with a three-point move at 1:45 after driving Jiao out of bounds for a takedown and gained two exposure points. Durlacher wins the wild first period 7-4.

Second period
No scoring in the first minute. Jiao wins the flip and is on top first. Jiao uses a front headlock to gain two points for exposure at 1:17 mark. Durlacher is on top for last 30 seconds and hits a gut-wrench near edge of the mat for a one-point turn at the 1:54 mark. Jiao wins the period 2-1.

Third period
No scoring in the first minute. Durlacher wins the coin flip and is on top first. Durlacher hits a two-point gut-wrench at the 1:26 mark. Durlacher is quick off the whistle on bottom to start the final 30 seconds and avoids being lifted or turned. Durlacher fights off Jiao's turn attempts and wins the period 2-0.

60 KG - JOE WARREN (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO./NEW YORK AC)

Gold-medal match: Warren dec. David Bedinadze (Georgia), 1-1, 4-1, 2-1
First period
No takedown in the first minute. Bedinadze can't turn Warren and Warren can't make turn in the final 30 seconds. The 1-1 tie goes to Bedinadze because he scored last.

Second period
Warren counters for one-point takedown at 0:50 mark. Warren scores pushout at 0:55 to lead 2-0. Warren can't turn Bedinadze and he closes to 2-1. Warren counters lift at 1:54 and gains exposure to win the period 5-1.

Third period
Bedinadze counters Warren for a one-point takedown at 0:55. Bedinadze is unable to turn Warren and the score is tied 1-1. After Bedinadze gets to the neutral position, Warren delivers by spinning behind the Georgia wrestler for a takedown at the 1:41 mark. Warren stays on top and wins the period 2-1 to capture the World title.

Semifinals: Warren dec. Eusebiu Diaconu (Romania), 1-1, 2-1
First period
No takedown in the first minute. Warren can't turn Diaconu, who leads 1-0. Warren holds his ground and is not turned, gaining a point to win the period 1-1 by virtue of scoring last.

Second period
Warren scores a point on a pushout at the 0:59 mark. Warren adds a one-point turn at the 1:27 mark to lead 2-0. The Romania closes to 2-1 on a one-point lift at the 1:41 mark. Warren holds him off to win the period 2-1.

Quarterfinals: Warren dec. Vyacheslav Djaste (Russia), 4-1, 2-0
First period
No takedown in first minute. Warren can't turn the Russian and trails 1-0. One-point reversal for Warren at 1:49. Warren hits a two-point gut-wrench at 1:56 and adds another point since he wasn't turned to win 4-1.

Second period
No takedown in the first minute. The Russian can't turn Warren, who takes a 1-0 lead. Warren uses a body lock to score the winning takedown with two seconds left to win the period 2-0.

Second round: Warren dec. Ali Ashkani (Iran), 2-1, 1-1
First period
No takedown in first minute. Ashkani gains one-point turn at the 1:13 mark. Warren gains one point for a lift at the 1:44 mark. Warren adds another lift to win 2-1.

Second period
No takedown in the first minute. Ashkani gains one point for a lift at 1:11. Warren hits a body lock and gains a takedown at the 1:51 mark to tie it 1-1. Warren wins period by virtue of scoring last.

First round: Warren dec. Dilshod Aripov (Uzbekistan), 2-3, 3-1, 3-1
First period
Aripov counters Warren on his feet during a wild exchange and after the scramble on the edge Aripov is awarded three points and Warren one at the 1:05 mark. Aripov can't turn Warren in the first 30-second period to make it 3-2. Aripov escapes early in the second 30-second period and Warren can draw no closer.

Second period
Warren counters Aripov on the edge with a body lock and gains two points for exposure 36 seconds into the period to lead 2-0. Warren can't score in the first 30-second period. Aripov can't turn Warren and Warren wins the second period 3-1.

Third period
Warren gains one-point pushouts at the 0:30 and 0:44 marks to lead 2-0. Warren can't turn Aripov in the first 30 seconds to make it 2-1. Aripov cuts Warren loose at the 1:40 mark and can't gain a takedown. Warren gains an additional point by not being turned to win 3-1.

66 KG - HARRY LESTER (AKRON, OHIO/USOEC/GATOR WC)

Bronze-medal match: Lester dec. Seref Eroglu (Turkey), 4-3, 4-3
First period
No takedown in the first minute. Eroglu turns Lester for two points at 1:05. Lester comes back with a reversal at 1:15, a one-point turn at 1:20 and a two-point gut-wrench at 1:26 to lead 4-2. Lester cuts Eroglu to start the final 30 seconds and stays strong on defense to win the period 4-3.

Second period
Lester scores on one-point pushout at 0:15 and adds another pushout at 0:56 to lead 2-0. Lester hits a two-point gut-wrench at 1:22 to lead 4-0. Eroglu hits three-point throw to close within 4-3 at 1:43. Lester holds him off in the closing seconds to win 4-3.

Repechage 2: Lester dec. Nikolay Gergov (Bulgaria), 3-0, 1-2, 1-1
First period
No takedown in the first minute. Lester gains two points for exposure at 1:28 and follows with a one-point reversal at 1:38.

Second period
No takedown in the first minute. Gergov can't turn Lester in the first 30-second period and Lester takes a 1-0 lead. Gergov scores a penalty point at 1:44 to tie it 1-1. Lester can't turn Gergov in the last 30 seconds and Gergov gains a point to win the period 2-1.

Third period
No takedown in the first minute. Lester can't turn Gergov in the first 30 seconds. Gergov needs a turn to win, but Lester breaks free for an escape just after the whistle to start the final 30-second period. Gergov can't gain a takedown and Lester wins the period by virtue of scoring last.

Repechage 1: Lester dec. Gurbimaer Singh (India), 6-0, 3-0
First period
Lester scores on one-point pushout at 0:21. He adds a pair of two-point gut-wrenches at 1:17 and 1:30 to lead 5-0. Singh can't turn him in the final 30 seconds and Lester adds another point to win the period 6-0.

Second period
No takedown in the first minute. Lester uses front headlock for two-point turn at 1:28 to go up 3-0.

Second round: Kamatzbek Begaliev (Kyrgysztan) dec. Lester, 7-0, 0-5, 3-1
First period
Begaliev uses a body lock and tilt to go up 3-0 and then quickly did two other gut-wrenches to win the period by a 7-0 technical fall in 55 seconds.

Second period
No scoring in first minute. Lester gains point by not being turned in first 30 seconds. In the second par terre, Lester hits a three-point body lock plus one point for the hold to lead 5-0.

Third period
Lester scores on a one-point pushout at the 0:59 mark. Lester can't turn his opponent in the first 30 seconds and Begaliev gains a point to tie it 1-1. Needing a turn to win, Begaliev uses a gut-wrench to turn Lester for two points at the 1:53 mark to win the period and the match.

First round: Lester dec. Kim Min Chul (Korea), 3-3, 5-4, 8-0
First period
No scoring in the first minute. Lester hits a two-point gut-wrench at the 1:23 mark to lead 2-0. Kim hits a late turn to tie it 3-3 on a front headlock. Lester scored on a pushout to tie it 3-3, but Lester loses period since the Korean had a three-point move.

Second period
Lester hits a three-point move on a counter and lift at the 0:22 mark. Lester hits another two-point turn with a front headlock at the 1:24 mark. The Korean makes a late surge with a pair of turns to cut it to 5-4, but can't draw any closer.

Third period
Lester drives in immediately off the whistle with a body lock and scores a takedown and exposure to lead 3-0 just seven seconds into the period. The Korean is called for a caution and Lester gains two points to lead 5-0. Lester gains another turn and exposure on a front headlock to add three more points to win 8-0.
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