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Three U.S. Greco-Roman athletes finish competition on Sunday at Zagreb Open, Miranda and Perez place fifth

by Joe Wedra, USA Wrestling

Photo by Tony Rotundo
ZAGREB, Croatia --- Three U.S. Greco-Roman athletes finished up competition on Sunday, wrapping up action at the 2022 Grand Prix of Zagreb. Both Randon Miranda (60 kg) and Robert Perez (67 kg) advanced through the repechage round and lost in bronze-medal matches.
Miranda (60 kg), Perez (67 kg) and Tanner Farmer (130 kg) all were pulled back into the tournament when opponents they lost to on Saturday made the finals.
Miranda defeated Serbia’s Sebastijan Kolompar in his repechage bout, a 7-4 win that advanced him to the 60 kg bronze-medal match. There, he was defeated by Turkey's Ayhan Karakus, 7-2.

Perez advanced into his bronze-medal bout at 67 kg after Turkey’s Kadir Kamal was an injury default in the repechage round. In the third-place match, Perez was defeated by France's Gagik Snjonyan, 3-3 on criteria.

At 130 kg, Tanner Farmer dropped his repechage match to Germany’s Franz Rihter.
You can find results of the tournament, which were posted on Monday, on the Grand Prix Zagreb Open website.

Zagreb, Croatia | Jan. 29-30, 2022

U.S. Greco-Roman results

60 kg: Diego Romero (James Monroe HS)
LOSS Dimitar Sandov (Switzerland), 8-0
60 kg: Randon Miranda (USOPTC) - fifth place
LOSS Viktor Petryk (Ukraine), 9-0
WIN Sebastijan Kolompar (Serbia), 7-4
LOSS Ayhan Karakus (Turkey), 7-2

67 kg: Robert Perez (Greco-Roman Development) - fifth place
LOSS Morten Thoresen (Norway), 3-0
WIN Kadir Kamal (Turkey), injury default
LOSS Gagik Snjoyan (France), 3-3 criteria

77 kg: Burke Paddock (New York AC)
LOSS RaVaughn Perkins (USA), 8-0
77 kg: RaVaughn Perkins (New York AC)
WIN Burke Paddock (USA), 8-0
LOSS Tsimur Berdyieu (Belarus), 9-0
130 kg: Cohlton Schultz (Sunkist Kids)
LOSS Alin Alexuc Ciurariu (Romania), 2-1
130 kg: Tanner Farmer (New York AC) - eighth place
LOSS Fatih Bozkurt (Turkey), 7-2
LOSS Franz Rihter (Germany), 6-5