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Peters goes 1-1 at 70 kg at Rome Beach World Series in Italy and will complete his Group C matches on Saturday

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Michael Peters (Quincy, Ill.) had a 1-1 record at 70 kg on the first day of the Rome Beach World Series event in Rome, Italy on Friday.


Peters had his first two Group C Matches on Friday, in a pool of four athletes. He opened up with a 4-0 win over Clement Dylan Jean-Francois Lamothe of France in 1:20, then dropped a 5-0 decision to Oleksii Boruta of Ukraine, in 1:52.


Peters has one more Group C match on Saturday morning against Stefan Ionut Coman of Romania.


Depending upon the result of this Saturday match, as well as the results of the other athletes in his pool, Peters has an opportunity to advance to the championship bracket of eight athletes. If Peters makes the bracket, he would need to win three matches to claim the gold medal.


A wrestler at Marysville University, Peters placed fifth at the 2017 Beach World Championships, and has won the U.S. Beach Nationals in the past. Peters was third at the 2019 Zagreb Beach World Series Final in Croatia, and placed third in the 2019 Beach World Series final standings.


The Rome Beach World Series event is being broadcast live by FloWrestling.

ROME BEACH WORLD SERIES

At Rome, Italy


U.S. men’s performance


70 kg - Michael Peters (Quincy, Ill.)

WIN Clement Dylan Jean-Francois Lamothe (France), 4-0, 1:20

LOSS Oleksii Boruta (Ukraine), 5-0, 1:52

Vs. Stefan Ionut Coman (Romania)