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Old 08-06-2019
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World Junior Championships 2019

The next week will be extremely busy with the Pan American Championships this weekend and the World Junior Championships next week.
Also, arbitration hearing determining Zain or Yianni representing USA at World Senior Championships will be conducted on Monday with a decision rendered soon after.

Our Junior team is formidable and should contend for team hardware. Last year, we were second to Russia. Will be fantastic competition.

Lauden



The U.S. will send a talented team of men’s freestyle wrestlers to compete at the UWW Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia next week. The UWW Junior World age-group includes athletes who are 17-20 years old.

All 10 of the U.S. team members earned their spots on the team with victories at the 2019 UWW Junior World Team Trials in Raleigh, N.C. in May.

The U.S. team is led by 2018 Junior World silver medalist and 2017 Cadet World champion Aaron Brooks (Hagerstown, Md./Titan Mercury WC/EAP) at 79 kg/174 lbs. Brooks will be competing at an age-group World Championships for Team USA for the third straight summer.

Brooks was a member of the Elite Accelerator Program (EAP) at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center (USOPTC) for a year after graduating as a four-time state champion from North Hagerstown High School in Maryland. He begins his college career at Penn State this season. Brooks won a gold medal at the Senior-level Dave Schultz Memorial International earlier this year. He won three Fargo titles, two as a Cadet and one as a Junior.

The team includes two other past age-group World medalists, 2016 Cadet World silver medalist Vitali Arujau (Syosset, N.Y./Finger Lakes WC) at 57 kg/125.5 lbs. and 2016 Cadet World bronze medalist David Carr (Canton, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC) at 74 kg/163 lbs.

Arujau was fourth at the 2019 NCAA Championships as a freshman at Cornell University, and also placed an impressive fourth at the 2019 U.S. Senior Nationals in men’s freestyle. He won the 2018 U23 World Team Trials. Arujau captured four New York state high school titles for Syosset High School, and was a Cadet Nationals freestyle champion.

Carr won a bronze medal at the Senior-level Granma Cup in Cuba this winter, while taking a redshirt year at Iowa State. He won USA Wrestling age-group national titles at the UWW Cadet, Junior and UWW Junior levels. Carr won four Ohio state titles for Massillon Perry High School.

Both Arujau and Carr are the sons of Olympic wrestling medalists. Vitaly’s father Vougar Orudjev was a 1996 Olympic bronze medalist and a two-time World champion for the Soviet Union. David’s father Nate won a 1988 Olympic bronze medal for the United States, and won three NCAA titles for Iowa State.

There are two EAP athletes on the 2019 UWW Junior World Team, as Brooks is joined by Gabriel Tagg (Mayfield Heights, Ohio/EAP) at 61 kg/134 lbs. Tagg, a 2018 Ohio state high school champion and two-time state runner-up for Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, gave up his senior year of high school competition to join the EAP program at the USOPTC. He won a gold at the Senior-level Flatz Open in Austria this summer. Tagg was named Outstanding Wrestler at the UWW Junior Nationals in Las Vegas in April.

Another wrestler with previous international experience on the team is Tanner Sloan (Alburnett, Iowa/Jackrabbit WC) at 97 kg/213.75 lbs., who won a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Junior Championships in freestyle. Sloan was second at the 2019 Midlands Championships while taking his redshirt year at South Dakota State. He won two Iowa state titles for Alburnett High School.

All 10 of the U.S. Junior World Team members are either competing for an NCAA Div. I wrestling team, or are incoming freshmen for an NCAA Div. I program.

Among this group is heavyweight Mason Parris (Lawrenceburg, Ind./Cliff Keen WC), who was an NCAA qualifier for Michigan this season as a true freshman. Parris, who won three Indiana state titles for Lawrenceburg High School, came out of redshirt for the Wolverines this year.

There are two members of the 2019 U.S. Junior World Team who compete for Northwestern University, Yahya Thomas (Chicago, Ill./Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC) at 65 kg/143 lbs. and Lucas Davison (Chesterton, Ind./Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC) at 92 kg/202 lbs. Both placed third at the 2018 Midlands Championships. Thomas competed for Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, while Davison was a state champion for Chesterton High School in Indiana.

The other NCAA Div. I wrestlers who made the Junior World Team were Minnesota’s Brayton Lee (Brownsburg, Ind./Minnesota RTC) at 70 kg/154 lbs. and NC State’s Trent Hidlay (Lewistown, Pa./Wolfpack WC) at 86 kg/189 lbs.

Lee, who won the UWW Junior World Team Trials after taking second at the UWW Junior Nationals, was a 2018 Junior Nationals champion in Fargo. He won three state high school titles for Brownsburg High School in Indiana.

Hidlay was a two-time Pennsylvania state champion for Mifflin County High School. He was a 2017 Junior Nationals finalist in both freestyle and Greco-Roman.

With three past age-group World Team members, and one wrestler who has competed at an age-group Pan American Championships, this team has six team members who do not have World or Continental international experience. However, all have been successful in USA Wrestling’s age-group national tournaments, are affiliated with successful NCAA Div. I programs and have been active in the international styles for many years.

Men’s freestyle starts off the Junior World Championships, with three days of competition from August 12-14. Each weight class will compete over two days, with semifinals on the first day and medal matches on the second day.

Medal match finals for the five weight classes, will be on Tuesday, August 13. The U.S. athletes in those weight classes include 57 kg (Arujau), 65 kg (Thomas), 70 kg (Lee), 79 kg (Brooks), 97 kg (Sloan).

Medal match finals for the final five weight classes will be on Wednesday, August 14, in these weight classes: 61 kg (Tagg), 74 kg (Carr), 86 kg (Hidlay), 92 kg (Davison), 125 kg (Parris).

The entire competition will be broadcast in the USA by Trackwrestling. Tallinn is seven hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone.

The U.S. won five men’s freestyle medals in 2018, including a Junior World champion (Mehki Lewis), two silver medalists and two bronze medalists. The USA finished second in the team race last year, behind only Russia. In 2017, the USA won the team title in men’s freestyle at the UWW Junior Worlds.

2019 UWW JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Tallinn, Estonia, August 12-18

U.S. Men's Freestyle roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs.: Vitali Arujau, Syosset, N.Y. (Finger Lakes WC)
61 kg/134 lbs.: Gabriel Tagg, Mayfield Heights, Ohio (EAP)
65 kg/143 lbs.: Yahya Thomas, Chicago, Ill. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
70 kg/154 lbs.: Brayton Lee, Brownsburg, Ind. (Minnesota RTC)
74 kg/163 lbs.: David Carr, Canton, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC)
79 kg/174 lbs.: Aaron Brooks, Hagerstown, Md. (Titan Mercury WC/EAP)
86 kg/189 lbs.: Trent Hidlay, Lewistown, Pa. (Wolfpack WC)
92 kg/202 lbs.: Lucas Davison, Chesterton, Ind. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
97 kg/213.75 lbs.: Tanner Sloan, Alburnett, Iowa (Jackrabbit WC)
125 kg/275 lbs.: Mason Parris, Lawrenceburg, Ind. (Cliff Keen WC)
USA Wrestling Freestyle Developmental Coach: Kevin Jackson, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Junior World Men’s Freestyle Coach: Shawn Charles, Columbia, Mo.
Personal/Club Coaches: Mike Grey, Ithaca, N.Y.; Josh Churella, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Luke Becker, Minneapolis, Minn.; Cael Sanderson, State College, Pa.; Cody Caldwell, Brooking, S.D.; Nate Carr, Ames, Iowa; Kevin Jack, Raleigh, N.C.

Medical:
Dr. Mike Baria, Powell, Ohio
Judi Tekautz, Rushford, Minn.

Referees:
Nicholas Kindred, Wildomar, Calif.
Drew Hayes, Tempe, Ariz.
Kevin Maxwell, Utica, N.Y.
James Speelman, Ashland, Ohio
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Draws come out shortly.

My understanding is some weights have senior level medalists and previous junior medalists.

At 65kg, Yahya's weight is considered a strong weight but open with no clear favorite. The Kazakh, Iranian, Azeri, and Russian wrestlers are all top contenders. He wrestles Monday starting at 2:30 am Central on Trackwrestling.

Go USA!!!
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The World Junior Championships is an ultra competitive world championship. The level of talent is always off the chart. Future legends often make their international debut at this tournament. Wicked tough!

Team USA has a solid team and high aspirations. Took 2nd in team race behind Russia last year.
But even our top rated guys will be supremely challenged every single round.

Go Team USA!!

Lauden


TALLINN, Estonia – The first five U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers have received their draws for the UWW Junior World Wrestling Championships, which begin on Monday.

2017 Cadet World champion and 2018 Junior World champion Aaron Brooks (Hagerstown, Md./Titan Mercury WC/EAP) leads off against 2018 Junior World silver medalist and 2016 Cadet World champion Abubakr Abakarov of Azerbaijan. Abakarov won his Junior World silver last year at 74 kg, while Brooks won his Junior silver medal at 79 kg.

If Brooks wins his opener, he could face Amkhad Tashukhadzhiev of Russia in the second round, a 2019 European Junior silver medalist.

2016 Cadet World silver medalist Vitali Arujau (Syosset, N.Y./Finger Lakes WC) opens his day at 57 kg/125.5 lbs against a three-time Cadet World medalist, Giorgi Gegelashvili (Georgia. Gegelashivili won a Cadet World silver medal in 2017, and won Cadet World bronze medals in 2016 and 2018.

Brooks is an incoming freshman at Penn State, while Arujau was fourth at the 2019 NCAA Championships for Cornell as a freshman.

Three U.S. athletes competing on Monday will have their age-group World Championships debut.

Northwestern wrestler Yahya Thomas (Chicago, Ill./Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC) will draw A Zhaparkulov of Kyrgyzstan, who has no previous international achievements at 65 kg/143 lbs.

Brayton Lee (Brownsburg, Ind./Minnesota RTC), who competes for the University of Minnesota, gets a bye in the first round at 70 kg/154 lbs. He faces the winner of the preliminary between Ashraf Ashirov of Azerbaijan and Raul Zarbaliev of Israel. Ashirov was eighth in the 2018 Cadet Worlds, while Zarbaliev was ninth in the 2019 European Championships.

2019 Pan American Junior champion Tanner Sloan (Alburnett, Iowa/Jackrabbit WC) faces another continental champion in the first round, as he battles 2019 European Junior champion Feyzullah Akturk of Turkey. Akturk was also a 2017 Junior World bronze medalist.

The action begins Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Tallinn, which is seven hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone. All of the action is broadcast live in the United States on Trackwrestling.

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Tallinn, Estonia

U.S. men’s freestyle draws for Monday

57 kg/125.5 lbs.: Vitali Arujau, Syosset, N.Y. (Finger Lakes WC)
Vs. Giorgi Gegelashvili (Georgia), 2nd in 2018 Youth Olympic Games, 2016 and 2018 Cadet World bronze medalist, 2017 Cadet World silver medalist

65 kg/143 lbs.: Yahya Thomas, Chicago, Ill. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
Vs. A Zhaparkulov (Kyrgyzstan), no data available

70 kg/154 lbs.: Brayton Lee, Brownsburg, Ind. (Minnesota RTC)
Winner of Ashraf Ashirov (Azerbaijan) and Raul Zarbaliev (Israel)
Ashirov – 8th in 2018 Cadet World Championships
Zarbaliev – 9th in 2019 European Juniors, 2016 and 2017 Israel Cadet World Team member

79 kg/174 lbs.: Aaron Brooks, Hagerstown, Md. (Titan Mercury WC/EAP)
Vs. Abubakr Abakarov (Azerbaijan), 2019 European Junior champion, 2018 Junior World silver medalist, 2016 Cadet World champion

97 kg/213.75 lbs.: Tanner Sloan, Alburnett, Iowa (Jackrabbit WC)
Vs. Feyzullah Akturk (Turkey), 2019 European Junior champion, 5th in 2018 Junior Worlds, 2nd in 2018 European Junior, 2017 Junior World bronze medalist
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Tough first day for Team USA. Not a matter of wrestling poorly, it's a situation that you must be at your very best every single match. This tournament is a real meat grinder.

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TALLINN, Estonia – 2016 Cadet World silver medalist Vitali Arujau (Syosset, N.Y./Finger Lakes WC) won two tough matches at 57 kg/125.5 lbs. and has advanced to the semifinals at the Junior World Championships on Monday morning.

In a close first round battle, Arujau had a strong second period to defeat three-time Cadet World medalist Giorgi Gegelashvili of Georgia, 4-3. Trailing 1-0, Arujau scored a pair of takedowns, with a spin behind takedown and a counter shot takedown for a 4-1 lead. Gegelashvili got a late takedown but could not turn Arujau as time ran out.

His second battle was a wide-open battle, where Arujau took command early and held his composure to defeat 2019 Asian silver medalist Vijay Patil of India, 9-8. Arujau led 6-0 at the break, with a takedown, then a pair of defensive tilts for exposure. In the second period, an Arujau takedown was reversed for two, making his lead 8-2.

A takedown with 1:43 left made it 8-4 for Arujau. A two-and-two scramble extended it to 10-6. Patil scored a late spin behind takedown to win

Arujau, who was fourth at the 2019 NCAA Championships for Cornell as a freshman, has drawn 2018 Junior World champion Akhmed Idrisov of Russia in tonight’s semifinals.

Tonight’s semifinals are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. in Tallinn, which is seven hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone. All the action is broadcast live in the USA by Trackwrestling

The other four U.S. entries suffered a loss, with only one of the wrestlers still potentially eligible for the repechage, 2019 Pan American Junior champion Tanner Sloan (Alburnett, Iowa/Jackrabbit WC) at 97 kg/213 lbs.

Sloan fell in his opening match to 2017 Junior World bronze medalist Feyzullah Akturk of Turkey, in a 12-2 technical fall. Akturk was able to get his offense going as the match progressed. Akturk won his quarterfinal match, and still must win in Monday night’s semifinals to pull Sloan back in.

The other three U.S. wrestlers were knocked out when the athlete who beat them lost in their next match.

In a highly anticipated opening match at 79 kg, 2018 Junior World silver medalist and 2016 Cadet World champion Abubakr Abakarov of Azerbaijan edged 2017 Cadet World champion and 2018 Junior World champion Aaron Brooks (Hagerstown, Md./Titan Mercury WC/EAP), 5-3.

Brooks led after the first period, 1-0, when Abakarov was hit with a shot clock violation. In the second, Abakarov got the first takedown for a 2-1 lead. During a scramble, Brooks hit a headlock for two points and Abakarov scored a reversal to knot it at 3-3. Abakarov secured a takedown with 35 seconds left to close out the win.

Brooks was eliminated when Abakarov lost in the next round to 2019 European silver medalist Amkhad Tashukhadzhiev of Russia, 5-3. Abakarov fell behind 3-0, but tied it at 3-3 and held criteria. However, Tashukhadzhiev forced a step out with three seconds left, and got another point on a failed challenge to win it.

Going 1-1 at 65 kg/143 lbs. was Northwestern wrestler Yahya Thomas (Chicago, Ill./Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC). Thomas had a nice start with a 5-2 win over Adilet Zhaparkulov of Kyrgyzstan. Thomas led 3-0 at the break after a step out point and a takedown, then added a second-period takedown to stretch his lead. Zhaparkulov did not score until the final seconds of the bout.

In his second bout, Thomas was not able to keep up with 2018 Cadet World champion and 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion Turan Bayramov of Azerbaijan, falling behind and ultimately falling by a 9-1 margin. When Bayramov was beaten in the quarterfinals, Thomas was eliminated.

Brayton Lee (Brownsburg, Ind./Minnesota RTC), who competes for the University of Minnesota, fell in the first round at 70 kg/154 lbs. to Ashraf Ashirov of Azerbaijan, 3-2 . Lee led 2-0 at the break, with a shot clock penalty on Ashirov and a stepout point. In the second, Lee gave up a point by not scoring on the shot clock. Ashirov scored with a bodylock takedown to win the match 3-2. Ashirov was beaten in his next match.

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Tallinn, Estonia

U.S. men’s freestyle performances

57 kg/125.5 lbs.: Vitali Arujau, Syosset, N.Y. (Finger Lakes WC)
WIN Giorgi Gegelashvili (Georgia), 5-4
WIN Vijay Patil (India), 10-9
Semifinals – Vs. Akhmed Idrisov (Russia)

65 kg/143 lbs.: Yahya Thomas, Chicago, Ill. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
WIN Adilet Zhaparkulov (Kyrgyzstan), 5-0
LOSS Turan Bayramov (Azerbaijan), 9-1

70 kg/154 lbs.: Brayton Lee, Brownsburg, Ind. (Minnesota RTC)
LOSS Ashraf Ashirov (Azerbaijan), 3-2

79 kg/174 lbs.: Aaron Brooks, Hagerstown, Md. (Titan Mercury WC/EAP)
LOSS Abubakr Abakarov (Azerbaijan), 5-3

97 kg/213.75 lbs.: Tanner Sloan, Alburnett, Iowa (Jackrabbit WC)
LOSS Feyzullah Akturk (Turkey), tech. fall, 12-2
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Vital Arujau just beat a defending World Junior Champ from Russia to advance to tomorrow's championship match against Japan.

Arujau is a member of the impressive RTC at Cornell (Finger Lakes Wrestling Club) that is also home to standouts Kyle Dake and Yianni D.

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TALLINN, Estonia - Vitali Arujau, Syosset, N.Y. (Finger Lakes WC) continued his impressive run with a dominant 8-1 semifinal decision over 2018 Junior World champion Akhmed Idrisov of Russia to secure a spot in the 57 kg/125.5 lbs. finals at the 2019 Junior World Championships.

Arujau won a tactical bout against a talented opponent by winning key positions and using some creativity along the way. Idrisov scored the first point, when Arujau could not score on a shot clock, but the rest of the match was all Arujau.

The American scored a sweet first-period takedown to lead 2-1 at the break. After getting a single leg, Arujau scored an exposure in the scramble for a 4-1 lead. From a defensive position, he scored an impressive tilt to lead 6-1. Arujau closed the scoring with another takedown in the final 20 seconds for an emphatic victory.

He will battle Toshiya Abe of Japan, who won the other 57 kg semifinals. Abe has competed in two Cadet World Championships for Japan, but has not won an age-group World medal

His father Vougar Orudjev, who won Senior World titles for the Soviet Union before emigrating to the United States, was in the crowd loudly supporting his son with advice and support.

Arujau was fourth at the 2019 NCAA Championships for Cornell as a freshman.

The only other U.S. athlete from the first group who had a chance to compete on Tuesday was Tanner Sloan, Alburnett, Iowa (Jackrabbit WC) at 97 kg/213 lbs. The wrestler who beat him, Feyzallah Akturk of Turkey, was beaten in the semifinals by Iran’s Abbas Foroutarami of Iran, making Sloan ineligible for the repechage.

From the first group of five Americans, only Arujau will advance to compete on Tuesday.

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Tallinn, Estonia

U.S. men’s freestyle performances on Monday

57 kg/125.5 lbs.: Vitali Arujau, Syosset, N.Y. (Finger Lakes WC)
WIN Giorgi Gegelashvili (Georgia), 5-4
WIN Vijay Patil (India), 10-9
WIN Akhmed Idrisov (Russia), 8-1
Gold Medal Finals – Vs. Toshiya Abe (Japan)

65 kg/143 lbs.: Yahya Thomas, Chicago, Ill. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
WIN Adilet Zhaparkulov (Kyrgyzstan), 5-0
LOSS Turan Bayramov (Azerbaijan), 9-1

70 kg/154 lbs.: Brayton Lee, Brownsburg, Ind. (Minnesota RTC)
LOSS Ashraf Ashirov (Azerbaijan), 3-2

79 kg/174 lbs.: Aaron Brooks, Hagerstown, Md. (Titan Mercury WC/EAP)
LOSS Abubakr Abakarov (Azerbaijan), 5-3

97 kg/213.75 lbs.: Tanner Sloan, Alburnett, Iowa (Jackrabbit WC)
LOSS Feyzullah Akturk (Turkey), tech. fall, 12-2
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The remaining freestyle young men for Team USA begin competition in about 7 hours in Estonia.

First round draws have been announced. Probably need 4 of 5 guys to medal for a team trophy to be possible.

Lauden




TALLINN, Estonia – The final five U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers have received their draws for the UWW Junior World Wrestling Championships, and will begin competition on Tuesday.

2016 Cadet World bronze medalist David Carr (Canton, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC) opens at 74 kg/163 lbs. against Devid Betanov of Russia, who was a 2018 Junior World bronze medalist. Carr is a redshirt freshman at Iowa State.

The other four U.S. athletes starting on Tuesday are in their first age-group World Championships event. Like Carr, all are affiliated with NCAA Div. I wrestling programs.

Elite Accelerator Program (EAP) athlete Gabriel Tagg (Mayfield Heights, Ohio/EAP) will face D. Pryhozhy of Belarus to start off at 61 kg/134 lbs Tagg, the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2019 UWW Junior Nationals, is an incoming freshman at North Carolina.

NC State’s Trent Hidlay (Lewistown, Pa./Wolfpack WC) will compete against Teng Zhou of China in the first round at 86 kg/189 lbs. Zhou was fifth in the 2019 Asian Junior Championships

Northwestern wrestler Lucas Davison (Chesterton, Ind./Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC) has a North American opponent in his first bout at 92 kg/202 lbs., as he battles Julien Choquette of Canada, who was fourth in the 2019 Pan American Junior Championships.

Mason Parris (Lawrenceburg, Ind./Cliff Keen WC), who was an NCAA qualifier for Michigan this season as a true freshman, has Vasil Khvistani of Georgia, in his first match, a 2019 European Junior Championships bronze medalist.

These athletes will do battle on Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Tallinn, which is seven hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone. There will also be a repechage round for the athletes in the first five weight classes. All of the action is broadcast live in the United States on Trackwrestling.

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Tallinn, Estonia

U.S. men’s freestyle draws for Tuesday

61 kg/134 lbs.: Gabriel Tagg, Mayfield Heights, Ohio (EAP)
Vs. D. Pryhozhy (Belarus), no information available

74 kg/163 lbs.: David Carr, Canton, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC)
Devid Betanov (Russia), 3rd in 2018 Junior Worlds, 2016 Cadet European champion

86 kg/189 lbs.: Trent Hidlay, Lewistown, Pa. (Wolfpack WC)
Vs. Teng Zhou (China), 5th in 2019 Asian Juniors, 10th in 2016 Asian Cadets

92 kg/202 lbs.: Lucas Davison, Chesterton, Ind. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
Vs. Julien Choquette (Canada), 4th in 2019 Pan American Juniors, 9th in 2016 Pan American Cadets

125 kg/275 lbs.: Mason Parris, Lawrenceburg, Ind. (Cliff Keen WC)
Vs. Vasil Khvistani (Georgia), 3rd in 2019 European Juniors
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Team USA came to compete today ..... all 5 competitors advance to semi-finals! Outstanding effort!

Go Team USA !!



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TALLINN, Estonia – Team USA got on a roll, which lasted the entire morning session, winning all 12 of their matches, and putting all five of their second group of wrestlers into the semifinals, with a perfect Tuesday morning performance at the Junior World Championships.

At one point in the quarterfinals, three U.S. wrestlers were on the mat, all three who were facing opponents from World power Iran. The USA swept all three of those USA vs. Iran battles.

Advancing to the semifinals on Tuesday night are Gabriel Tagg (Mayfield Heights, Ohio/EAP) at 61 kg/134 lbs
David Carr (Canton, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC) at 74 kg/163 lbs., Trent Hidlay (Lewistown, Pa./Wolfpack WC) at 86 kg/189 lbs., Lucas Davison (Chesterton, Ind./Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC) at 92 kg/202 lbs. and Mason Parris (Lawrenceburg, Ind./Cliff Keen WC) at 125 kg/275 lbs.

WOW.

The closest of the USA vs. Iran quarterfinals was at 61 kg, where Tagg used a late stepout point to edge Mahdi Shirazi, 2-1 on Mat B. Hidlay was in control of a heated battle at 86 kg, beating Sajjad Habibiehsani of Iran, 6-1 on Mat C. Carr showed some grit and strong offense at 74 kg, before breaking away from Mohammad Nokhodilarimiof Iran, 16-7.

The other two quarterfinals wins for the USA were also strong efforts, as Davison won the battle against Viky of India, 7-1 and Parris secured a 10-0 technical fall over Sodbileg of Mongolia.

Of their 12 wins during the morning session, seven were by technical fall.

All five of the USA athletes will have their semifinals during the session which begins at 5:15 p.m. in Tallinn, which is seven hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time. (10:15 a.m. EST).

Here are the U.S. semifinal matchups for tonight:
61 kg/134 lbs.: Gabriel Tagg, vs. Kaiki Yamaguchi (Japan)
74 kg/163 lbs.: David Carr vs. Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev (Azerbaijan)
86 kg/189 lbs.: Trent Hidlay vs. Alik Sebzukhov (Russia)
92 kg/202 lbs.: Lucas Davison vs. Batmagnai Enkhtusvshin (Mongolia)
125 kg/275 lbs.: Mason Parris vs. Pasa Ekrem Karabulut (Turkey)

These semifinal matches will be followed at 6:00 p.m. Tallinn time with the medal matches from day one, including U.S. finalist Vitaly Arujau at 57 kg. All is live on Trackwrestling

Of this group, only Carr has previous age-group World Championships experience, winning a Cadet World bronze medal in 2016. By making the semifinals, all five of the Americans have guaranteed themselves a medal match on Wednesday night, regardless of tonight’s results.

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Tallinn, Estonia

U.S. men’s freestyle performances on Tuesday morning

61 kg/134 lbs.: Gabriel Tagg, Mayfield Heights, Ohio (EAP)
WIN Dzmitry Pryhozhy (Belarus), tech. fall 14-3
WIN Tynchtyk Abasbekov (Kyrgyzstan), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Mahdi Shirazi (Iran), 2-1
Semifinals – Vs. Kaiki Yamaguchi (Japan)

74 kg/163 lbs.: David Carr, Canton, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC)
WIN Devid Betanov (Russia), 4-0
WIN Mohammad Nokhodilarimi (Iran), 16-7
Vs. Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev (Azerbaijan)

86 kg/189 lbs.: Trent Hidlay, Lewistown, Pa. (Wolfpack WC)
WIN Teng Zhou (China), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Demid Karachenko (Ukraine), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Sajjad Habibiehsani (Iran), 6-1
Semifinals – Vs. Alik Sebzukhov (Russia)

92 kg/202 lbs.: Lucas Davison, Chesterton, Ind. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
WIN Julien Choquette (Canada), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Viky (India), 7-1
Semifinals – Vs. Batmagnai Enkhtusvshin (Mongolia)

125 kg/275 lbs.: Mason Parris, Lawrenceburg, Ind. (Cliff Keen WC)
WIN Vasil Khvistani (Georgia), tech fall 10-0
WIN Gan Erdene Sodbileg (Mongolia), tech fall 10-0
Semifinals - Vs. Pasa Ekrem Karabulut (Turkey)
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Fun day for USA Wrestling.

3 of 5 freestyle entries reach the World Championship match with the remaining 2 wrestlers making it to bronze medal match.

Team USA vaults to 2nd place in team standings behind Russia yet ahead of Iran.

Two wrestlers from Indiana reach championship match. Mason Parris (Lawrenceburg,, IN) wrestled hwt for U of Mich past year as true freshman losing in blood round at NCAA. His body has noticeably changed since college season. Lost some body fat and put on some more muscle. Impressive run through this tournament so far.
Lucas Davison (Chesterton, IN) has also been quite impressive especially for those not familiar with him.
Davison was a redshirt this past season as a freshman at Northwestern. This guy is going to win a ton of matches for the Wildcats

David Carr was especially impressive with a semi final tech against the defending World Junior Champ from Azerbijan in a mere 40 seconds.
Carr is the son of Nate Carr -3X NCAA Champ and Olympic Bronze

Last day of men freestyle tomorrow.


Lauden



TALLINN, Estonia – Three U.S. wrestlers won semifinal matches on Tuesday night, to qualify for the men’s freestyle gold-medal finals on Wednesday at the Junior World Championships.

Advancing to the finals will be David Carr (Canton, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC) at 74 kg/163 lbs., Lucas Davison (Chesterton, Ind./Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC) at 92 kg/202 lbs., and Mason Parris (Lawrenceburg, Ind./Cliff Keen WC) at 125 kg/275 lbs.

Carr, a 2016 Cadet World bronze medalist, made it a quick evening, shocking 2018 Junior World champion Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev of Azerbaijan with a first-period 10-0 technical fall. Carr scored a low single takedown, secured an ankle lace, then turned Gadzhiyev four straight times to finish off the bout in just 42 seconds.

Carr has drawn 2018 U23 World bronze medalist Jintaro Motoyama of Japan in his gold-medal match on Wednesday. Motoyama is also a two-time Cadet World medalist.

Davison also finished his finals match quickly, but in an unexpected way. He opened his bout against Batmagnai Enkhtusvshin of Mongolia with dominance, getting a takedown and three gut wrenches for an 8-0 lead. However, Enkhtusvshin took down Davison and turned him, but in the scramble that ensued, Davison came out on top in an awkward position and pinned Enkhtusvshin just 1: 13 into the match.

Davison will battle 2017 Cadet World champion Alan Bagaev of Russia in the gold-medal finals.

Parris also got off to a great start, scoring four takedowns and an ankle lace for an apparent 10-0 technical fall over Pasa Ekrem Karabulut of Turkey. The Turkish coaches challenged, and the review resulted in a re-scoring of the match at 11-2. Back on their feet, Parris quickly got another takedown to secure the 13-2 technical fall. It was his third straight technical fall of the tournament.

Parris will battle Amir Hossein Abbas Zare of Iran in the championship finals, who is a 2018 Cadet World champion and 2018 Youth Olympic Games silver medalist.

Two U.S. wrestlers were defeated in the semifinals, and will battle for bronze medals on Wednesday.

At 61 kg/134 lbs., Gabriel Tagg (Mayfield Heights, Ohio/EAP) was defeated in the semifinals by Kaiki Yamaguchi of Japan in a 12-2 technical fall. Tagg traded takedowns with Yamaguchi early in the bout for a 2-2 tie, then Yamaguchi forced a stepout to make it 3-1 at the break. In the second period, Yamaguchi opened up his offense, scoring a number of takedowns and turns to end the match.

At 86 kg/189 lbs., in a fierce battle, Trent Hidlay (Lewistown, Pa./Wolfpack WC) was edged in the semifinals by Alik Sebzukhov of Russia, 4-3. Hidlay got a 1-0 lead when Sebzhukov was put on the shot clock in the first period. In the second period, Sebzukhov scored on a takedown to lead 2-1. During a scramble, officials said Hidlay stepped out and gave up a point. The U.S. corner challenged, but it was denied, giving Sebzukhov a 4-1 lead. A Hidlay takedown with 24 seconds left closed it to 4-3, but then time ran out.

Opponents for Tagg and Hidlay will be determined during the Wednesday morning repechage round.

This group of five U.S. athletes had a perfect 12-0 record during the morning session today, pushing the entire group into the semifinals together, which guaranteed a medal-match for every one of these athletes. The medal match finals are at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, which is seven hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone.

JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Tallinn, Estonia, August 13

U.S. men’s freestyle performances on Tuesday for Group 2

61 kg/134 lbs.: Gabriel Tagg, Mayfield Heights, Ohio (EAP)
WIN Dzmitry Pryhozhy (Belarus), tech. fall 14-3
WIN Tynchtyk Abasbekov (Kyrgyzstan), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Mahdi Shirazi (Iran), 2-1
LOSS Kaiki Yamaguchi (Japan), tech. fall 12-2
Bronze medal match – Vs. opponent TBA

74 kg/163 lbs.: David Carr, Canton, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC)
WIN Devid Betanov (Russia), 4-0
WIN Mohammad Nokhodilarimi (Iran), 16-7
WIN Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev (Azerbaijan), tech. fall, 10-0
Gold-medal match: Vs. Jintaro Motoyama (Japan)

86 kg/189 lbs.: Trent Hidlay, Lewistown, Pa. (Wolfpack WC)
WIN Teng Zhou (China), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Demid Karachenko (Ukraine), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Sajjad Habibiehsani (Iran), 6-1
LOSS Alik Sebzukhov (Russia), 4-3
Bronze medal match – vs. opponent TBA

92 kg/202 lbs.: Lucas Davison, Chesterton, Ind. (Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC)
WIN Julien Choquette (Canada), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Viky (India), 7-1
WIN Batmagnai Enkhtusvshin (Mongolia), pin 1:13
Gold medal match - vs. Alan Bagaev (Russia)

125 kg/275 lbs.: Mason Parris, Lawrenceburg, Ind. (Cliff Keen WC)
WIN Vasil Khvistani (Georgia), tech fall 10-0
WIN Gan Erdene Sodbileg (Mongolia), tech fall 10-0
WIN Pasa Ekrem Karabulut (Turkey), tech. fall, 13-2
Gold-Medal match - vs. Amir Hossein Abbas Zare (Iran
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Russia. 133
United States. 100
Iran. 87
Japan. 79

From what I understand, Iran has a handful of placement points still coming from non-medalists.
On the other hand, Team USA had 4 wrestlers eliminated before earning a single team point on the first day of competition. Thus our guys essentially must win every one of the 5 remaining medal matches to hold off Iran and secure 2nd place in team race.
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