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Alyssa Lampe battles Ai Nakaya of Japan in the 48 kg women's finals at the NYAC International. Gary Abbott photo

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Seven U.S. athletes won gold medals at the 2012 New York Athletic Club International in Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle on Friday night.

Claiming the Outstanding Wrestler in the women’s division was 2012 World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids), the champion at at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.

Lampe won a three-athlete round-robin to claim the title She defeated Ai Nakaya of Japan in the deciding bout by technical fall, 6-0, 8-0 and won her other bout by pin.

Six of the gold medals were won by U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers, who claimed all the titles except one.

Winning the Outstanding Wrestler in Greco-Roman was the champion at 60 kg/132 lbs., Jamel Johnson (Greensboro, N.C. (YES Wrestling). He needed three periods to defeat Takashi Sasaki of Japan, 5-0, 1-2 ,4-0 in the finals. Johnson recently won a bronze medal at the 2012 University World Championships in Finland.

Olympian Spenser Mango (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) pinned 2012 University World champion Max Nowry (Wheeling, Ill./New York AC/USOEC) in the finals at 55 kg/121 lbs. It was a rematch of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials finals series, also won by Mango. Both are past University World champions.

Mango had a big throw in the first period, and quickly lifted and pinned Nowry in the opening seconds of the second period.

There were three other all-American finals in the Greco-Roman division.

In a battle of past World Team members at 74 kg/163 lbs. 2011 World Team member Andrew Bisek (Colorado Springs, Colo./Minnesota Storm) stopped 2010 World Team member Jake Fisher (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) for the gold, 2-0, 1-0.

At 96 kg/211.5 lbs., Caylor Williams (Greensboro, N.C./YES Wrestling) scored a second period pin over Marcus Finau (Ewa Beach, Fla./NYAC/USOEC), 4-1, 1:30 in a spirited match between top young stars.

Finau has competed on the last two Junior World Teams, and Williams wrestled on the 2012 U.S. University World Team.

At 120 kg/264.5 lbs., Robbie Smith (Colorado Springs, Colo/NYAC) edged Erik Nye (Colorado Springs, Col. (U.S.Army), 1-0, 1-0. Both are past Greco-Roman National Team members.

Smith has made the move up to superheavyweight, after many years at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. Nye has not wrestled in almost three years and made his debut with the Army program. They have a rivalry going back to their days in high school, when they both competed for Team California at the Cadet Nationals and wrestled each other in the national finals in both styles.

The other U.S. champion was young talent.RaVaughn Perkins (Omaha, Neb./ReadyRP Nationals) who stopped Kazuhiko Naruse of Japan, 1-0, 3-0 in the finals at 66 kg/145.5 lbs

The men’s freestyle competition will be held on Saturday, with the first session starting at 11:00 a.m.

NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB INTERNATIONAL
At New York, N.Y., November 9

Greco-Roman results


55 kg/121 lbs.
1st - Spenser Mango, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) pin Max Nowry, Wheeling, Ill. (NYAC/USOEC), 3-0, 0:10
3rd - Dmitry Rabchinsky, Brooklyn, N.Y. (NYAC/USOEC) dec. Isaiah Varona, Homestead, Fla. (USOEC),1-0, 2-0

60 kg/132.25 lbs.
1st - Jamel Johnson, Greensboro, N.C. (YES Wrestling) dec. Takashi Sasaki (Japan) , 5-0, 1-2 ,4-0
3rd - Joseph Betterman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) pin German Diaz (PuertoRico), 3-0, 0:21

66 kg/145.5 lbs.
1st - RaVaughn Perkins, Omaha, Neb. (ReadyRP Nationals) dec. Kazuhiko Naruse (Japan), 1-0, 3-0
3rd - Ben Sanchez, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) dec. Azis Beishaliev (Kyrgyzstan), 0-3, 3-0, 1-0

74 kg/163 lbs.
1st - Andrew Bisek, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Minnesota Storm) dec. Jacob Fisher, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 2-0, 1-0
3rd - Geordan Speiller, Oveido, Fla. (Florida Jets) dec. Tanner Andrews, North Aurora, Ill. (NYAC/USOEC), 4-0, 0-1, 3-0

84 kg/185 lbs.
1st - Tsukasa Tsurumaki (Japan) dec. Jordan Holm, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 0-6, 1-0, 2-0
3rd - Janarbek Kenjeev (Kyrgyzstan) dec. Ergys Mirukaj (Albania), 2-1, 6-0

96 kg/211.5 lbs.
1st - Caylor Williams, Greensboro, N.C. (YES Wrestling) pin Marcus Finau, Ewa Beach, Fla. (NYAC/USOEC), 4-1, 1:30
3rd Place Match - Yusuke Yamamoto (Japan) won by decision over Ethan Dondlinger, (USOEC) (Dec 1-0,2-0)

120 kg/264.5 lbs.
1st - Robbie Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo (NYAC) dec. Erik Nye, Colorado Springs, Col. (U.S. Army), 1-0, 1-0
3rd - Parker Betts (Minnesota Storm/USOEC) won by decision over Toby Erickson, E. Helena, Montana (NYAC/USOEC), 2-0, 2-0

Women’s freestyle results

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
1st Place - Alyssa Lampe, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
2nd Place - Ai Nakaya (Japan)
3rd Place - Lyndsey Almeida(Canada)
Round 1 - Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) won by pin over Lyndsey Almeida (Canada), 6-0, 0:36
Round 2 - Ai Nakaya (Japan) won by decision over Lyndsey Almeida (Canada), 1-0, 2-0
Round 3 - Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Ai Nakaya (Japan), 6-0, 8-0

51 kg/112 lbs.
1st Place - Jessica MacDonald (Canada)
2nd Place - Haley Augello, Lockport, Ill. (NYAC)
3rd Place - Riho Ota (Japan)
4th Place - Taylor Zboray (Unattached – USA)
5th Place - Zhyldyz Zheenbek Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan)
Round 1 - Jessica MacDonald (Canada) won by tech fall over Taylor Zboray (Unattached) , 6-0, 7-0
Round 1 - Haley Augello (NYAC) won by decision over Riho Ota (Japan) , 1-0, 0-2, 3-1
Round 2 - Riho Ota (Japan) won by tech fall over Zhyldyz Zheenbek Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan), 6-0, 7-1
Round 2 - Jessica MacDonald (Canada) won by pin over Haley Augello (NYAC), 1:11
Round 3 - Haley Augello (NYAC) won by pin over Zhyldyz Zheenbek Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan), 0:47
Round 3 - Riho Ota (Japan) won by decision over Taylor Zboray (Unattached), 1-0, 1-0
Round 4 - Taylor Zboray (Unattached) won by decision over Zhyldyz Zheenbek Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan), 4-3, 5-0
Round 4 - Jessica MacDonald (Canada) won by decision over Riho Ota (Japan) , 3-3, 6-1
Round 5 - Jessica MacDonald (Canada) won by pin over Zhyldyz Zheenbek Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan), 7-0 ,0:20
Round 5 - Haley Augello (NYAC) won by decision over Taylor Zboray (Unattached) , 1-0, 1-0

55 kg/121 lbs.
1st - Yuki Ikegame (Japan) dec. Carlene Sluberski, Fredonia, N.Y. (Brock), 1-2, 2-0, 3-0
3rd - Samantha Stewart (Canada Black Bears) dec. Liisa Wainman (Canada) , 3-0, 2-0

59 kg/130 lbs.
1st - Michelle Fazzari (Canada) dec. Natsumi Hayami (Japan), 0-1, 3-0, 3-0
3rd - Shauna Isbell, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Amanda Gerhart (Canada) , 0-1, 1-0, 1-0

63 kg/138.75 lbs.
1st - Danielle Lappage (Canada) inj. dft. over Ayako Shoda (Japan), 1-0, Inj.
3rd - Jennifer Page, Orangevale, Calif. (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) dec. Marlen Figuerioa (Canada), 1-1, 1-0

67 kg /147.5 lbs.
1st Place - Chiaki Iijima of Japan
2nd Place - Jeramine Herrington of Canada
3rd Place - Altynai Anarbek Kyzy of Kyrgyzstan
Round 1 - Jeramine Herrington (Canada) won by pin over Altynai Anarbek Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan), 2-2,1:08
Round 2 - Chiaki Iijima (Japan) won by pin over Altynai Anarbek Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan), 0:37
Round 3 - Chiaki Iijima (Japan) won by pin over Jeramine Herrington (Canada), 1:29

72 kg/158.75 lbs.
1st Place - Hiroe Suzuki of Japan
2nd Place - Adeline Gray of NYAC
3rd Place - Molly Bouchard of Canada
Round 1 - Adeline Gray (NYAC) won by tech fall over Molly Bouchard (Canada) , 6-0,7-0
Round 2 - Hiroe Suzuki (Japan) won by decision over Adeline Gray (NYAC), 1-0, 1-1
Round 3 - Hiroe Suzuki (Japan) won by pin over Molly Bouchard (Canada) , 0:38
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