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United States opens up with a big win over Uzbekistan, 24-5



United States opens up with a big win over Uzbekistan, 24-5 The United States won seven of the eight matches over Uzbekistan in the opening round of the World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling in Baltimore, Md., May 5. Teague Moore (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sunkist Kids) got the U.S. off to a strong start at 119 pounds with a 3-0 overtime win over Adkham Achilov. Achilov placed eighth in the 2000 Olympic Games. At 127.75 pounds, Kerry Boumans (Colorado Springs, Colo./Dave Schultz WC) scored an 11-2 decision over Dilshod Mansurov, then 2000 Olympian Cary Kolat (Morgantown, W. Va./Dave Schultz WC) pinned Damir Zakhartdinov at 2:56 at 138.75 pounds to give the U.S. its third straight victory. Zakhartdinov placed fourth in the 2000 Olympic Games. Chris Bono (Gilbert, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) kept up the pace for the U.S. with a 6-0 decision over Tulkin Buronov at 152 pounds. Joe Williams (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) scored a 10-0 technical fall at 167.5 pounds over Khurshid Khaldarov to put the U.S. up 17-1. 2000 Olympian Charles Burton (Bloomington, Ind./NYAC) lost a close 2-0 overtime decision to Aslan Sanakoev and at 213.75 pounds, Dominic Black (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) put three more points on the board for the U.S. with a 3-2 decision over Rasul Katinovossov. 2000 Olympian Kerry McCoy (Bethlehem, Pa./NYAC) scored an impressive 10-0 technical fall in :50 over Ruslan Utegenov to put the final points on the board for the U.S. The U.S. has a 1-0 record and Uzbekistan has a 0-1 record after the first session. U.S. quotes from the session 54 kg - Teague Moore, Pittsburgh, Pa. - "My knee feels really good now, better than I expected. My knee feels 100 percent right now. I wrestled just like any other match, I didn't really protect my knee, and he only went for it one time, so that was fine." 69 kg - Chris Bono, Gilbert, Iowa - "It was good for me to come in here and win the first match, since I'm coming off a disappointing loss at the U.S. Nationals last month. It's very important for me to come out and get a win right away and feel good. I scored points on what I worked on in camp, which felt good." National Freestyle Resident Coach Mike Duroe - "The team got off to a great start. The guys had a strong warm-up and they planned on coming in here to dominate, and they did. I'm proud of the way they prepared both physically and mentally for the match. Tonight will be a good test against Iran."
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