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|Robbie Smith named OW in Greco-Roman as United States grabs four gold medals at Canada Cup|
By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling
GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA - Robbie Smith was named Outstanding Wrestler in Greco-Roman after he joined three other Americans in winning Canada Cup wrestling titles on Sunday.
Smith, who competes for the New York Athletic Club, won the title at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. Also winning titles for the U.S. were Nate Engel at 60 kg/132 lbs., Spenser Mango at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. and Chad Hemerson at 74 kg/163 lbs.
The United States won the team title.
Smith, one of the top young American prospects in Greco-Roman, will take aim at a Junior World title later this year in Beijing, China.
Engel, Mango and Hemerson each wrestle for the U.S. Olympic Education Center program at Northern Michigan University. Mango, a 2006 World University champion, recently placed second at the U.S. World Team Trials.
CANADA CUP GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING
Sunday, June 24, 2007, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
4. South Africa
5. New York AC
55 kg/121 lbs.
Gold - Kripa Patel (India)
Silver - Brad Pataky (New York AC)
Bronze - Promise Mwenga (Canada)
Fourth - Terence Bosson (South Africa)
Fifth - Mir Qurizadah (Canada)
60 kg/132 lbs.
Gold - Nate Engel (USA)
Silver - Jack Bond (Canada)
Bronze - Clay Dixon (Salisbury WC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs.
Gold - Spenser Mango (USA)
Silver - Jason Wishinski (Ontario)
74 kg/163 lbs.
Gold - Chad Hemerson (USA)
Silver - Eamonn Dorgan (Canada)
Bronze - John Kent (USA)
Fourth - Gerhard Rossouw (South Africa)
Fifth - Dustin Leutz (USA)
Sixth - Juandre Fivas (South Africa)
84 kg/185 lbs.
Gold - John Rioux (Canada)
Silver - Hugeus Bella-Lufa (South Africa)
Bronze - Andrew Silber (New York AC)
Fourth - Carl Hurter (South Africa)
96 kg/211.5 lbs.
Gold - Robbie Smith (USA)
Silver - Panayotis Gouaridis (USA)
Bronze - Anil Mann (India)
Fourth - Victor Sprenger (Canada)
Fifth - Muhammad Umar (Pakistan)
120 kg/264.5 lbs.
Gold - Ari Taub (Canada)
Silver - Erik Nye (USA)
Bronze - Shawn Geris (Ontario)
Fourth - John Liberante (New York AC)