There are 16 U.S. semifinalists in Greco-Roman at Bill Farrell Memorial International

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

David Stepanian (USA) tosses Davitri Takashvili (GEO) at the Bill Farrell Memorial International (Photo by Durwood Tenny)

There are 16 U.S. wrestlers who have reached the Greco-Roman semifinals at the Bill Farrell Memorial International, based upon the quarterfinal results on Friday morning.

Among those reaching the semifinals are 2018 World silver medalist Adam Coon (130 kg) and 2023 Senior World Team member Josef Rau (97 kg)

There are six other current U.S. Senior National Team members Robert Perez III (67 kg), Justus Scott (67 kg), Aliaksandr Kikinou (87 kg), Ryan Epps (87 kg), Richard Carlson (87 kg) and Donny Longendyke (130 kg)

There are two weight classes in which all four semifinalists are from the United States, which guarantees that the champion will come from the United States, 87 kg and 130 kg.

The semifinals in Greco-Roman will be held alongside the semifinals in women’s freestyle at 5:00 p.m. ET. The women’s preliminaries will begin at 2:00 p.m.

The Bill Farrell Memorial is broadcast live on FloWrestling.


At New York, N.Y.

Semifinals pairings

60 kg

Randon Miranda (USA) vs. Maxwell Black (USA)

Yernar Fidakhmetov (KAZ) vs. Yernur Fidakhmetov (KAZ)

67 kg

Robert Perez III (USA) vs. Justus Scott (USA)

Ryoma Hojo (JPN) vs. David Stepanian (USA)

77 kg

Payton Jacobson (USA) vs. Jonathan Viruet (PUR)

Minto Maeda (JPN) vs. Abunassyr Omirzak (KAZ)

87 kg

Richard Carlson (USA) vs, Timothy Young (USA)

Ryan Epps (USA) vs. Aliaksandr Kikiniou (USA)

97 kg

Josef Rau (USA) vs. George Sikes IV (USA)

Sergo Gogisvanidze (GEO) vs. Kevin Mejia Castillo (HON)


130 kg

Adam Coon (USA) vs. Aden Attao (USA)

Courtney Freeman (USA) vs. Donald Longendyke (USA)

Quarterfinals results

60 kg

Randon Miranda (USA) tech fall William Sullivan IV (USA), 8-0 0:47

Maxwell Black (USA) tech fall Dylan Gregerson (USA), 9-1 3:45

Yernar Fidakhmetov (KAZ) tech fall Dalton Duffield (USA), 15-6 4:53

Yernur Fidakhmetov (KAZ) dec. Gizo Meladze (GEO), 3-1

67 kg

Robert Perez III (USA) dec. Leonard Merkin (USA), 9-4

Justus Scott (USA) tech fall Hunte Lewis (USA), 9-0 3:33

Ryoma Hojo (JPN) dec. Joel Adams (USA), 6-0

David Stepanian (USA) tech fall Daviti Takashvili (GEO), 8-0 2:20

77 kg

Payton Jacobson (USA) tech fall Ashton Miess (USA), 8-0 1:02

Jonathan Viruet (PUR) tech fall John Yeats (CAN), 8-0 2:08

Minto Maeda (JPN) dec. Shant Khachatryan (ARM), 6-1

Abunassyr Omirzak (KAZ) dec. Jesse Porter (USA), 3-3

87 kg

Richard Carlson (USA) tech fall Cameron Caffey (USA), 11-3 4:30

Timothy Young (USA) dec. Ruben Gharibyan (ARM), 4-3

Ryan Epps (USA) tech fall Michael Altomer (USA), 9-0 4:18

Aliaksandr Kikiniou (USA) dec. Andrew Berreyesa (USA), 3-2

97 kg

Josef Rau (USA) tech fall Guy Patron Jr (USA), 9-0 1:59

George Sikes IV (USA) tech fall Shynggyskhan Zhaisambay (KAZ), 8-0 0:30

Sergo Gogisvanidze (GEO) dec. Nicholas Boykin (USA), 7-4

Kevin Mejia Castillo (HON) tech fall David Tate Orndorff (USA), 8-0 2:08

130 kg

Adam Coon (USA) tech fall Malcolm Allen (USA), 9-0 1:38

Aden Attao (USA) tech fall Lance Cathcart (USA), 11-3 2:07

Courtney Freeman (USA) tech fall Gage Cook (USA), 9-0 1:51

Donald Longendyke (USA) dec. Shota Gogisvanidze (GEO), 3-1

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