Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling

Amit Elor (72 kg) at the 2023 U23 World Championships in Tirana, Albania.


#WrestleTirana Friday Session II Live Blog: Elor in finals, Mota-Pettis, Kilty go for bronze

by Savannah Asmann, USA Wrestling

72 kg - Amit Elor (United States) tech. fall Jyoti Berwal (UWW), 10-0

Elor caps off an incredible tournament run with a technical fall victory over Berwal. She took a shot right off the whistle then tied up the lace to win her third World gold medal of the year.

65 kg - Monika Monika (UWW) dec. Macey Kilty (United States), 5-4

Monika forces a step out, 1-0. Monika scores takedown on counter leg shot, 3-0. We go to the break with Monika leading Kilty, 3-0. Kilty gets a takedown on the edge to close it to 3-2 for Monika. Kilty gets low single and finishes, now leading 4-3. 1:50 left. Monika gets a takedown with 28 seconds left to lead 5-4 over Kilty. Kilty attacks, time runs out, Monika wins 5-4. Fifth place for Macey Kilty.


57 kg - Elvira Kamaloglu (Turkey) dec. Xochitl Mota-Pettis (United States), 3-3

Mota-Pettis falls in the bronze medal match at 57 kg to Kamaloglu (Turkey). A shot clock point give Mota-Pettis the lead, but it's the same story for Kamaloglu. A late scramble awards two to Mota-Pettis, then two to Kamaloglu in the last seconds of the match. She places fifth at 57 kg.


The medal matches for women's freestyle have begun. Xochitl Mota-Pettis faces Elvira Kamaloglu (Turkey) on Mat A in the 57 kg bronze medal match next.


Friday update for U.S. Greco-Roman

60 kg: Phillip Moomey, Eliminated

67 kg: Robert Perez III, In Repechage

72 kg: Justus Scott, Eliminated

82 kg: Tyler Eischens, Eliminated

97 kg: Cade Lautt, Eliminated


Robert Perez III (67 kg) is pulled into repechage after Mustafa Yildirim (Turkey) gets a late takedown to win a 3-3 criteria decision and move on to the finals.


Phillip Moomey (60 kg) and Justus Scott (72 kg) were eliminated prior to the semifinals.


The semifinals for Greco-Roman group one will begin at 4:45 p.m. local time. The five U.S. Greco-Roman athletes in group one fell in the qualification rounds, so we will track the athletes that are pulled into repechage.

Women's freestyle medal matches are slated for 6 p.m. local time, with Xochitl Mota-Pettis (57 kg) and Macey Kilty (65 kg) going for bronze, and Amit Elor (72 kg) wrestling for gold.