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Woods, Duffield place fifth, Roberts is seventh in Greco-Roman at Zagreb Open Ranking Tournament

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Spencer Woods, shown at 2022 Final X Stillwater, placed fifth in the Zagreb Open. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors

ZAGREB, Croatia – The last session of the Zagreb Open Ranking Tournament, featuring medal matches in six Greco-Roman weight classes, was completed Sunday night.

The only U.S. competitor in the medal round was Spencer Woods, who was defeated in an 82 kg bronze-medal match by Peter Doemoek of Hungary, 7-2, giving Woods a fifth-place finish.

Doemoek came out strong in the first period, taking a 7-0 lead into the break. After Woods was hit for passivity, Doemoek turned Woods twice with gut wrenches to take a 5-0 lead. As the first period was ending, Doemoek forced Woods into a step out, and also received a caution and one for fleeing. In the second period, Woods forced a step out and a caution and one with 10 seconds left for his two points.

Woods dropped his first match to Filip Sacic of Croatia, 3-0. When Sacic made the finals, Woods earned a repechage match, which he won over Jonni Sarkkinen of Finland, 8-4.

Team USA received another fifth-place finish from Dalton Duffield at 55 kg. Duffield went 1-2 in Pool A on Sunday morning, not qualifying for the semifinals. However, his win was a pin over Artion Deleanu of Moldova, and went the final standings were published, he scored enough classification points to finish fifth.

Dalton Roberts, who went 1-1 on Sunday morning, placed seventh at 60 kg, scoring team points for the USA. Roberts scored a 10-0 technical fall in the first round over Mateusz Szewcziuk of Poland. In his next match, Roberts was edged by Maito Kawana of Japan, 3-2. With five classification points and 12 technical points, Roberts was the highest placer who did not make the medal round.

The United States finished with 30 team points which was 12th among the 29 nations entered. Iran won the team title with 195 points, followed by Hungary and Azerbaijan with 80 points.

At Zagreb, Croatia

Greco-Roman medalist

55 kg
Gold - Poya Dad Marz (Iran)
Silver - Ikhityor Botirov (Uzbekistan)
Bronze - Mohammad Javaheri Farid (Iran)

60 kg
Gold - Mehdi Mohsen Nejad (Iran)
Silver - Nihat Mamadli (Azerbaijan)
Bronze - Razvan Arnaut (Romania)
Bronze - Maito Kawana (Japan)

72 kg
Gold - Selcuk Can (Turkey)
Silver - Saijjad Imentalabfoumani (Iran)
Bronze - Ibrahim Ghanem (France)
Bronze - Jamol Jumabaev (Uzbekistan)

82 kg
Gold - Alireza Mohmadipiani (Iran)
Silver - Filip Sacic (Croatia)
Bronze - Peter Doemoek (Hungary)
Bronze - Pejman Poshtam (Iran)

97 kg
Gold - Kiril Milov (Bulgaria)
Silver - Tamas Levai (Hungary)
Bronze - Murat Lokiayev (Azerbaijan)
Bronze - Tyrone Sterkenburg (Netherlands)

130 kg
Gold - Oscar Pino Hinds (Cuba)
Silver - Oskar Marvik (Norway)
Bronze - Lingzhe Meng (China)
Bronze - Amir Ghasemimonjezi (Iran)

U.S. Greco-Roman results

55 kg: Dalton Duffield (Army WCAP), 5th place
LOSS Ikhtiyor Botirov (Uzbekistan), tech. fall, 9-0
LOSS Poya Dad Marz (Iran), 10-2
WIN Artion Deleanu (Moldova), pin 4:27

60 kg: Dalton Roberts (Army WCAP), 7th place
WIN Mateusz Szewcziuk (Poland), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Maito Kawana (Japan), 3-2

60 kg: Randon Miranda (Sunkist), dnp/19th
LOSS Amirreza Dehbozorgi (Iran), tech. fall 9-0

72 kg: Patrick Smith (Minn. Storm), dnp/13th
WIN Krisztofer Klanyi (Hungary), 4-1
LOSS Saijad Ali Imentalabfoumani (Iran), 3-1
LOSS Jamol Jumabaev (Uzbekistan), tech fall 8-0

72 kg: Britton Holmes (Army WCAP), dnp/14th
LOSS Luka Malobabic (Croatia), 5-4

82 kg: Spencer Woods (Army WCAP), 5th place
LOSS Filip Sacic (Croatia), 3-0
WIN Jonni Sarkkinen (Finland), 8-4
LOSS Peter Doemoek (Hungary), 7-2

97 kg: Lucas Sheridan (Army WCAP), dnp/27th
LOSS Gerard Kurniczak (Poland), 3-0

130 kg: Tanner Farmer (NYAC), eliminated
LOSS Alin Alexuc Ciurariu (Romania), 5-2

Team Standings
1 Iran 195
2 Hungary 80
3 Azerbaijan 80
4 Uzbekistan 73
5 China 60
6 Croatia 60
7 Bulgaria 44
8 Norway 44
9 Cuba 40
10 Romania 39
11 India 32
12 United States 30
(of 29 nations)
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