Sep 142014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Spenser Mango’s quest for a World bronze medal fell one win short for the second straight year.

Mango dropped a 1-0 decision to two-time Olympian Stig Andre Berge of Norway in the bronze-medal match at the World Championships on Sunday night at the Gymnastics Palace

Mango was called for passivity and Berge awarded what proved to be the match’s only point midway through the second period in Greco-Roman wrestling at 59 kg/130 lbs. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 132014
 

The final three U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers have weighed in and received their draws for the final day of the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday.

All three of the competitors on Sunday are members of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., where they train under respected coach Shon Lewis.

Two-time World bronze medalist and 2012 Olympian Justin Lester (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) leads the team at 71 kg/156.5 lbs. Lester is on his sixth World Team. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 132014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – American Greco-Roman wrestlers Robby Smith, Bryce Saddoris and Joe Rau fell short of the medal round at the World Championships on Saturday at the Gymnastics Palace.

Smith used his lethal front headlock to down Korea’s Jon Won Hwang 8-2 in his first bout at 130 kg/286 lbs.

Smith then lost by a 9-0 technical fall to World No. 7 Lyubomir Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the quarterfinals. Smith was put down in par terre for passivity and Dmitrov used a succession of turns to go up 7-0 at the break. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 122014
 

Three more U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers have weighed in and received draws at the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

On his second straight U.S. World Team is Robby Smith (Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC) at 130 kg/286.5 lbs. Smith was fifth in the 2013 World Championships.

Smith will open against Jon Won Hwang of Korea, who was eighth in the 2013 Asian Championships. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 122014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Elena Pirozkhova captured a silver medal and Andy Bisek earned a bronze medal for the U.S. at the World Championships on Friday night at the Gymnastics Palace.

Pirozhkova turned in a strong performance on the day to finish with a silver medal. She dropped a 4-2 decision to Ukraine’s Yulia Tkach in the gold-medal match in women’s freestyle wrestling at 63 kg/138.75 lbs.

Bisek, who delivered a stunning second-round upset victory over Olympic and World champion Roman Vlasov of Russia, rolled past Japan’s Hiroyuki Shimzu by an 8-0 technical fall in the Greco-Roman bronze bout at 75 kg/165 lbs. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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