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Lamont to wrestle for bronze, first Greco-Roman finals pairings set for U23 World Championships

by Joe Wedra, USA Wrestling

Photo of Taylor Lamont by Kadir Caliskan/United World Wrestling

BELGRADE, Serbia – Taylor Lamont (55 kg) will wrestle for a bronze medal in Tuesday’s Greco-Roman medal round, as the second session of the U23 World Championships wrapped up on Monday night.

Lamont dropped his semifinals match to Poya Dad Marz of Iran, 5-1. Dad Marz took advantage of a first-period passivity call against Lamont and scored on a pair of gut wrenches to secure the victory.

Lamont, who wrestles collegiately at Utah Valley, will know his bronze medal opponent after tomorrow morning’s repechage round. This is the eighth time that the Mapleton, Utah native has been on an age-group World team. He won a 2016 Junior World bronze medal.

Tomorrow’s medal match round begins at 6:00 p.m. local time, which is five hours ahead of U.S. eastern time.

Both David Stepanian (63 kg) and Spencer Woods (87 kg) were officially eliminated from the tournament on Monday night, after both wrestlers who defeated them earlier in the tournament did not advance to Tuesday’s finals.

Greco-Roman wrestling continues tomorrow with the second group of athletes. Dylan Gregerson (60 kg), Alston Nutter (67 kg), Nate Moore (72 kg), Tommy Brackett (82 kg) and Nicholas Boykin (97 kg) all will begin their competitions in Belgrade tomorrow. You can find their first-round opponents below.

Wrestling tomorrow begins at 10:30 a.m. local time with the second Greco-Roman group beginning its competition, as well as Group One repechage wrestling. All matches can be streamed live on FloWrestling.


At Belgrade, Serbia, November 1

Greco-Roman Group One finals pairings

55 kg
Poya Dad Marz (Iran) vs. Mavlud Rizmanov (Russia)

63 kg
Ahmet Uyar (Turkey) vs. Leri Abuladze (Georgia)

77 kg
Tamas Levai (Hungary) vs. Amin Kaviyaninejad (Iran)

87 kg
David Losonczi (Hungary) vs. Aleksandr Komarov (Russia)

130 kg
David Ovasapyan (Armenia) vs. Amin Mirzazadeh (Iran)

Greco-Roman Group One semifinal results

55 kg
Mavlud Rizmanov (RUS) tech fall Arslan Abdurakhmanov (KAZ), 13-4 2:40
Poya Soulat Dad marz (IRI) dec Taylor Lamont (USA), 5-1

63 kg
Ahmet Uyar (TUR) tech fall Corneliu Rusu (MDA), 8-0 4:09
Leri Abuladze (GEO) dec Ali Reza Nejati (IRI), 7-3

77 kg
Tamas Levai (HUN) dec Dmytro Vasetskyi (UKR), 5-1
Amin Yavar Kaviyaninejad (IRI) tech fall Sergei Stepanov (RUS), 8-0 2:13

87 kg
David Losonczi (HUN) dec Szymon Szymonowicz (POL), 6-0
Aleksandr Andreevitch Komarov (RUS) dec Temuri Tchkuaselidze (GEO), 7-7

130 kg
David Ovasapyan (ARM) fall Dariusz Attila Vitek (HUN), 3-0 1:47
Amin Mirzazadeh (IRI) dec Fatih Bozkurt (TUR), 5-1

U.S. Greco-Roman Group One results

55kg: Taylor Lamont (Mapleton, Utah/Sunkist Kids WC)
WIN Aritom Deleanu (Moldova), 2-1
WIN Giorgi Tokhadze (Georgia), 6-3
LOSS Poya Dad Marz (Iran), 5-1
Bronze medal match – opponent to be determined

63kg: David Stepanian (Macomb, Mich./New York AC)
WIN Zolt Zonai (Serbia), forfeit
LOSS Corneliu Resu (Moldova), 2-0

77kg: Britton Holmes (Peyton, Colo./Army WCAP)
LOSS Dilshod Omongeldiyev (Uzbekistan), 5-1

87kg: Spencer Woods (Shungnak, Alaska/Army WCAP)
LOSS Szymon Szymonowicz (Poland), fall 0:46

130kg: Brandon Metz (West Fargo, N.D./Bison WC)
LOSS Vladyslav Kovalenko (Ukraine), 2-1

Tuesday morning U.S. pairings for Group Two in Greco-Roman

60kg: Dylan Gregerson (Bluffdale, Utah/Brunson UVRTC)
Vs. Mehdi Mohsen Nejad (Iran), Third at 2019 U23 Worlds, Third at 2018 U23 Worlds

67kg: Alston Nutter (Fennimore, Wisc./Sunkist Kids WC)
Vs. Joni Khetsuriani (Georgia), Second at 2018 Junior European Championships, Second at 2015 Cadet World Championships

72kg: Nate Moore (Buckley, Wash./Northern Colorado WC)
Vs. Sheku Kassegbama (Sierra Leone), Third at 2019 African Championships, Sixth at 2020 African Championships

82kg: Tommy Brackett (Eads, Tenn./Gator Wrestling Club)
Vs. Mukhammadkodir Rasulov (Uzbekistan), 9th at 2021 Junior World Championships

97kg: Nicholas Boykin (Murrfreesboro, Tenn./Sunkist Kids)
Vs. Gerard Kurniczak (Poland), 2016 Cadet World champion, fifth at 2019 Junior World Championships

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