World All-Stars defeat Caribbean, 41-36 in Beach friendly dual in Barbados
by Ed Duncan, Special to TheMat.com
The final point of the final match decided a nail-biting match between some of the best beach wrestlers from the Caribbean and around the world. The World All-Stars edged the Caribbean team 41-36, on the strength of a 10-2 victory by Kwami Inniss of Barbados (competing for World all-stars) over Lemar Tull, also of Barbados.
Tull scored a victory over Inniss in round 1 of the 70kg bout, but Inniss evened the score in round 2, and captured the series in the final match with a spectacular throw to end the match.
The Over 90kg weight also saw a split in the first two rounds, with Gabe Rangel of the United States earning a hard fought 5-2 victory in round one. Tyece Thompson of Barbados came back in round two, earning a 6-0 victory by injury default, and securing a 8-0 victory by medical forfeit in the final round.
In other categories, defending 2022 Barbados Open grand champion Charlie Bowling of England scored two exciting victories over Josh Cooper of Trinidad & Tobago. at 75kg. Dmitriy Temirbayev of Kazakhstan scored two victories over Theron Rose-Green of Jamaica at 80kg. And hometown favorite Reuben Wilshire of Barbados defeated Reynoldo Diaz of Trinidad & Tobago in the 90kg division.
Caribbean All-Stars defeated the World All-Stars earlier this year at Carolina Beach as part of the US Nationals. The win by the World All-Stars evened the Ultimate X series at 1-1.
U.S. Beach wrestler Rangel will compete in the Barbados Beach Wrestling Open on Saturday.
WORLD ALL-STARS 41, CARIBBEAN 36
At Barbados, November 18
Lemar Tull (Caribbean) dec. Kwamui Iniss (World), 5-1
Charlie Bowling (World) dec. Josh Cooper (Caribbean), 5-1
Dmitry (Temirbayev) World dec. Theron Rose (Caribbean), 3-0
Reuben Willshire (Caribbean) dec. Reynoldo Diaz (World), 6-0
Gabe Rangel (World) dec. Tyece Thompson (Caribbean), 5-2
Kwamui Iniss (World) dec. Lemar Tull (Caribbean), 5-0
Charlie Bowling (World) dec. Josh Cooper (Caribbean), 6-0
Dmitry (Temirbayev) World dec. Theron Rose (Caribbean), 5-1
Reuben Willshire (Caribbean) dec. Reynoldo Diaz (World), 5-1
Tyece Thompson (Caribbean) dec. Gabe Rangel (World), 6-0
Kwamui Iniss (World) dec. Lemar Tull (Caribbean), 10-2
Tyece Thompson (Caribbean) dec. Gabe Rangel (World), 8-0