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Pierce wins bronze medal at Sweden Cup in Malmo, Sweden, Feb. 25-26


Billy Pierce (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) claimed a bronze medal at 286 pounds, the top U.S. performance at the Sweden Cup of Greco-Roman Wrestling in Malmo, Sweden, Feb. 25-26.

Pierce won three of his five matches during the tournament, including a 1-0 overtime referee's decision over 1995 World Champion Mikael Ljungberg of Sweden in the bronze-medal match. Pierce had lost a 5-0 match to Ljungberg earlier in the tournament during the pool competition.

Two U.S. wrestlers placed fourth in their weight divisions: Dan Niebuhr (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 187.25 pounds and Garrett Lowney (Appleton, Wis./Minnesota Storm) at 220 pounds.

In the bronze-medal match, Niebuhr was defeated by veteran Martin Lidberg of Sweden, 6-0 in 7:23. He finished with a 3-2 record in the tournament.

Niebuhr won his first three matches to qualify for the semifinals. In his third match, Niebuhr defeated 1996 Olympic silver medalist Marko Asell of Finland, 9-5.

Lowney, a 1999 Junior World Champion, finished with a 2-2 record. He was pinned in the bronze-medal match by 1995 World Champion Hakki Basar of Turkey. Lowney won his first two bouts, including a 4-3 defeat of 1996 U.S. Olympian Jason Gleasman (Colorado Springs, Colo.).

Two U.S. wrestlers placed seventh: Gleasman and Corey Farkas (Colorado Springs, Colo../U.S. Air Force) at 286 pounds. Placing ninth for the U.S. was Jacob Hey (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Air Force) at 127.75 pounds.

SWEDEN CUP at Malmo, Sweden, Feb. 25-26


54 kg /119 lbs. -1st - Sim Kwon-Ho (Korea); 2nd - Ha Tae-Yeon (Korea); 3rd - Marian Sandu (Romania)

58 kg/127.75 lbs. -1st - Kim In-Sub (Korea); 2nd - Constantin Borascu (Romania); 3rd - Yuri Khabatov (Belarus)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - 1st - Seref Eroglu (Turkey); 2nd - Yuri Melnitchenko (Kazakhstan); 3rd - Constantin Dodita (Romania)

69 kg/152 lbs. - 1st - Alexei Gluchkov (Russia); 2nd - Atilla Repka (Hungary); 3rd - Song Sang-Pil (Korea)

76 kg/167.5 lbs. - 1st - Tamas Berzicza (Hungary); 2nd - Yvon Reimer (France); 3rd - Alexei Michine (Russia)

85 kg/187.25 lbs. - 1st - Serkan Ozden (Turkey); 2nd - Valeri Tsilents (Belarus); 3rd - Martin Lidberg (Sweden)

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - 1st - Gogui Koguachvili (Russia); 2nd - Mehmet Ozal (Turkey); 3rd - Hakki Basar (Turkey)

130 kg/286 lbs. - 1st - Mihaly Deak (Hungary); 2nd - Eddy Bengtsson (Sweden); 3rd - Billy Pierce (USA)

U.S. performances

54 kg /119 lbs. -Shawn Sheldon, Colorado Springs, Colo., dnp - lost by tech. fall to Ha Tae Yeon (Korea), 10-0, 1:30; lost by tech. fall to Bayram Ozdemir (Turkey), 10-0. 3:36

58 kg/127.75 lbs. -Jacob Hey, Colorado Springs, Colo., 9th - dec. Alois Fassler (Switzerland), 7-3; lost dec. to Kang Kyung-Il (Korea), 5-0

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Charley Carbaugh, Colorado Springs, Colo., dnp - lost by tech. fall to Gregorz Piotrowski (Poland), 10-0, 5:36; lost dec. to Pomos Theodoridis (Sweden), 9-0

69 kg/ 152 lbs. - Mike Ellsworth, Colorado Springs, Colo., dnp - lost dec. to Christian Eyer (France), 8-1; lost tech. fall to Song Sang-Pil (Korea), 12-0, 1:07

69 kg/ 152 lbs. - Brandon McNab, Colorado Springs, Colo., dnp - lost dec. to Rade Bacic (Slovakia), 3-2, ot, 7:39; lost by tech. fall to Eduard Apelvich (Belarus), 11-0, 2:19

69 kg/ 152 lbs. - Jason Davids, Minneapolis, Minn., dnp - lost dec. to Attila Repka (Hungary), 6-2; lost pin to Samuel Manukian (Sweden), 2:29

76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Mike Uker, Minneapolis, Minn., dnp - lost by tech. fall to Ceasar Kroge (Sweden), 11-1, 2:30; lost by tech. fall to Tamacz Berczica (Hungary), 12-0, 3:23

85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Dan Niebuhr, Colorado Springs, Colo., 4th - dec. Tomi Rajamaki (Finland), 5-0; pin In Tae-Jung (Korea), 2:13; dec. Marko Asell (Finland), 9-5; lost dec. to Valeri Tsilents (Belarus), 8-1; lost dec. to Martin Lidberg (Sweden), 6-0, ot, 7:23

85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Aaron Sieracki, Colorado Springs, Colo., dnp - lost by tech. fall to Andrei Batoura (Belarus), 14-0, 4:59; dec. Ethan Bosch (USA), 7-6

85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Ethan Bosch, Colorado Springs, Colo., dnp - lost dec. to Aaron Sieracki (USA), 7-6; lost pin to Andrei Batoura (Belarus), 0:58

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Garrett Lowney, Appleton, Wis., 4th - dec. Jason Gleasman (USA), 4-3; dec. Florin Ungureanu (Romania), 3-0; lost tech. fall to Mehmet Ozal (Turkey), 13-0, 1:48; lost pin to Hakki Basar (Turkey)

97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Jason Gleasman, Colorado Springs, Colo., 7th - dec. Florin Ungureanu (Romania), 3-1, ot, 7:56; lost dec. to Garrett Lowney (USA), 4-3

130 kg/286 lbs. - Billy Pierce, Minneapolis, Minn., 3rd - dec. Jari Kortesmaki (Finland), 9-0; inj. dft. over Andrei Chekhovkoi (Belarus); lost dec. to Mikael Ljungberg (Sweden), 5-0; lost dec. to Mihaly Deak (Hungary), 2-0, ot, 9:00; won by ref. dec. over Mikael Ljungberg (Sweden), 1-0, ot, 9:00

130 kg/286 lbs. - Corey Farkas, Colorado Springs, Colo., 7th - dec. Haykaz Galstyan (Armenia), 3-0; lost dec. to Eddy Bengtsson (Sweden), 5-0

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