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Seven U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers advance to second day of Thor Masters in Denmark

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Sammy Jones lifts Jesse Thielke at 2022 Final X Stillwater
Sammy Jones, shown competing in 2023 Final X Stillwater, is among the U.S. wrestlers still alive at the Thor Masters. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors.

NYKOBING FALSTER, Denmark – There are seven U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers who have advanced to Saturday’s competition at the Thor Masters after preliminaries were completed on Friday.

All seven of those surviving day one have one loss in this double-elimination pool competition format used at Thor Masters. All seven are still in the hunt for a medal.

Those advancing include past Senior World Team members Sammy Jones (63 kg) and Jesse Porter (77 kg).

The other American wrestlers still alive in the tournament include Max Black (60 kg), Logan Savvy (60 kg), Lenny Merkin (67 kg), Dominic Damon (67 kg) and Robert Perez III (67 kg).

Each of the U.S. wrestlers competing on Saturday have received their opponents. The Saturday morning session begins at 10:30 local time. Nykobing Falster is five hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time.

Thor Masters results site


At Nykobing Falster, Denmark, March 24-25

U.S. Greco-Roman results

60 kg - Max Black (NYAC/NMU NTS)

LOSS Georgi Tibilov (Serbia), tech fall 8-0

WIN Logan Savvy (USA), 9-3

Vs. Mateusz Szewczuk (Poland)

60 kg - Logan Savvy (NYAC)

WIN Mitch Brown (USA), 3-1

LOSS Max Black (USA), 9-3

Vs. Georgi Tibilov (Serbia)

60 kg - Mitch Brown (Air Force RTC), eliminated

LOSS Logan Savvy (USA), 3-1

LOSS Georgi Tibilov (Serbia), tech fall 8-0

63 kg - Sammy Jones (NYAC)

LOSS William Reenberg (Denmark), 4-3

WIN Jozsef Andrasi (Hungary), pin 5:10

Vs. Ivan Lizatovic (Croatia)

67 kg - Lenny Merkin (NYAC)

WIN Rasmus Ulriksen (Denmark), pin 5:57

LOSS Havard Jorgensen (Norway), tech fall 9-0

Vs. Sebastian Nad (Serbia)

67 kg - Dominic Damon (NMU NTS)

LOSS Zaur Kabaloev (Italy), tech. fall 8-0

Vs. Roman Pacurkowski (Poland)

67 kg - Robert Perez III (Sunkist Kids)

WIN Tim Bergfalk (Sweden), 4-1

LOSS Sebastian Nad (Serbia), 6-3

Vs. Mateusz Bernatek (Poland)

72 kg - Aaron Dobbs (NMU NTS), eliminated

LOSS Erik Persson (Sweden), tech fall 8-0

LOSS Gilani Dzortov (Norway), pin

77 kg - Jesse Porter (NYAC)

WIN Paulus Galkinas (Lithuania), 4-1

LOSS Patryk Bednarz (Poland), 7-5

Vs. Aleksa Ilic (Serbia)

82 kg - Fritz Schierl (Minn. Storm), eliminated

LOSS Filip Sacic (Croatia), 5-1

LOSS Zakarias Berg (Sweden), tech fall 8-0

87 kg - Richard Carlson (Minn. Storm), eliminated

LOSS Szymon Szymonowicz (Poland), 5-2

LOSS Damien Von Euw (Switzerland), disq. 2:37

87 kg - Lukas Poloncic (Minn. Storm), eliminated

LOSS Hannes Wagner (Germany), tech fall 9-0

LOSS Lukas Staudacher (Austria), tech. fall 8-0

97 kg - Christian DuLaney (Minn. Storm), eliminated

LOSS Arvi Savolainen (Finland), tech fall 9-0

LOSS Oskar Johansson (Sweden), tech fall 8-0

130 kg – Thomas Foote (NYAC), eliminated

LOSS Oskar Marvik (Norway), tech fall 8-0

LOSS Jello Kramer (Germany), pin 0:26

Remaining Event Schedule

(local time – five hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time)

Saturday, March 25

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Preliminaries

3:30 p.m. – Bronze Medal Matches

4:30 p.m. – Gold Medal Matches