Pins by Smith and Perkins lift Team USA to 9th-place finish at Greco-Roman World Cup

TEHRAN, Iran – Robby Smith and RaVaughn Perkins won by fall to lift the United States to a ninth-place finish at the World Cup in Greco-Roman wrestling on Friday.

The U.S. trailed 4-3 against Armenia and Smith trailed 3-0 after the first period of the final bout at 130 kg/286 lbs. But Smith stormed back strong and eventually earned a pin over Aremenia’s Vachik Yeghiazaryan.

The dual ended in a 4-4 deadlock, but the U.S. won the tiebreaker based on classification points boosted by the pins by Smith and Perkins. Continue reading at

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