Dubuque RTC tops NMU-NTS, 26-9 in Dubuque RTC Greco-Roman Showcase; Ukraine women sweep four exhibition bouts

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Participants at the Dubuque RTC World Class Showdown pose together (Photo by Dubuque RTC)

The Dubuque RTC World Class Showdown was hosted at the Stoltz Athletics Center on the campus of the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa, on Saturday, October 21, and was a successful event featuring Senior-level Greco-Roman and women’s wrestling.

The featured dual meet in Greco-Roman ended with the host Dubuque RTC defeating Northern Michigan National Training Site by a 26-9 margin.

The Dubuque RTC won eight of the 10 bouts contested in the dual meet. Among the winners were two-time Olympian Ben Provisor (87 kg), 2021 U.S. Nationals runner-up Dylan Koontz (60 kg) and 2023 U.S. Open All-American Darryl Aiello (130 kg).

Kootz scored a 12-4 technical fall over NMU’s Ryder Smith. Provisor shut down Casey Recrosio of NMU RTC, in an 8-0 technical fall. Aiello pinned Cameron Gronki of NMU/NTS

Scoring wins for the NMU-NTS team was Chayse LaJoie of the California RTC (72 kg) and Maddox Khalimsky of NMU-NTS (87 kg).

In addition, there were four women’s freestyle exhibition matches, featuring athletes from the Ukrainian National Team facing wrestlers from the Dubuque RTC. The Ukrainian women, who were in Iowa for training this past week, won all four matches, securing three wins by technical fall, from Abina Rillia (53 kg), Iryna Koliadenko (62 kg) and Tetiana Sova (65 kg).

For more in-depth coverage of the match, read the Five Point Move article below

Five Point Move: Dubuque RTC Showcase A Success; Home Team with Big Night

The weekend was a celebration of international wrestling. There were wrestling clinics included in the price of admission, featuring top athletes, with involvement from Olympic and World champion Rulon Gardner, UFC champion and Greco-Roman World Team member Randy Couture, and World champion and Olympic medalist Dennis Hall.


October 21 — Dubuque, IA

Dubuque RTC - 26  Northern Michigan/National Training Site – 9

(Greco-Roman dual meet)

55 kg: Tyler Klein (Dubuque RTC) dec. Elyle Francisco (NMU/NTS) 4-2

55 kg: Warren Soik (Dubuque RTC) dec. Elyle Francisco (NMU/NTS) via fall

60 kg: Dylan Koontz (TMWC/Dubuque RTC) tech. fall Ryder Smith (NMU/NTS) 12-4

72 kg: Chayse LaJoie (CARTC) dec. Brett Back (Dubuque RTC) 6-5

72 kg: Maddox Khalimsky (NMU/NTS) tech. fall Zarick Anderson (Dubuque RTC) 14-6

77 kg: Eddie Smith (Dubuque RTC) tech fall Bobby Treshock (NMU/NTS) 10-1

87 kg: Ben Provisor (NYAC/Dubuque RTC) tech fall Casey Recrosio (NMU/NTS) 8-0

97 kg: Eli Pannell (Dubuque RTC) tech. fall Daniel Eubanks (NMU/NTS) 9-0

97 kg: Eli Pannell (Dubuque RTC) dec. George Sikes (NMU/NTS) 7-1

130 kg: Darryl Aiello (Dubuque RTC) pin Cameron Groncki (NMU/NTS)

USA vs Ukraine

(Women's freestyle exhibition Matches)

53kg: Abina Rillia (Ukraine) tech. fall Shea Reisel (Dubuque RTC) 10-0

62kg:  Iryna Koliadenko (Ukraine) tech fall Alex Hoffrichter (Dubuque RTC) 12-0

65kg:  Tetiana Sova (Ukraine) tech fall Tatum Levendahl (Dubuque RTC) 12-0

53kg: Khrystyna Demko (Ukraine) def Shea Reisel (Dubuque RTC) 7-1

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