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U.S. Wins Two Medals at the Acropolis Tournament in Athens, Greece, March 11



United States wins two medals at the Acropolis Tournament of Greco-Roman wrestling in Athens, Greece, March 11 The United States won two bronze medals at the Acropolis Tournament of Greco-Roman wrestling in Athens, Greece, March 11. 2000 Olympian Jim Gruenwald (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) won the bronze medal at 127.75 pounds and Ethan Bosch (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) won the bronze medal at 187.25 pounds. Gruenwald won his second medal of this week. He won the gold medal at the Hungary Grand Prix Tournament March 3. At the Acropolis, he won two decisions to get out of his pool. First with a 3-1 score over Mazoros Istvan of Hungary, then a 4-0 decision over Constantin Borascu of Romania. He lost to eventual champion Marian Sandu of Romania 5-4 in the semifinals then defeated Bona Laszlo of Hungary, 2-2 in overtime to claim the bronze medal. Bosch also won by two decision to get out of his pool. He decisioned Christos Katsaros of Greece, 10-1, the Tagci Adem of Turkey, 3-0. In the quarterfinals, he defeated 2000 U.S. Olympian Quincey Clark, 11-4, then lost to the eventual silver medalist Theofannis Anagnostou of Greece in the semifinals, 9-5. He won the bronze medal with a pin over Kostas Falias of Greece. Three other U.S. wrestlers placed in the top six at their weight class. U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete Joe Warren (Colorado Springs, Colo./Michigan WC) placed fourth at 138.75 pounds, 2000 Olympian Kevin Bracken (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) was fourth at 152 pounds and 2000 Olympian Quincey Clark (New Brighton, Minn./Minnesota Storm) was fifth at 187.25 pounds.
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