Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Minnesota Storm wrestler Andy Bisek opened with a 5-0 win over Greece’s Petros Manoulidis in Greco-Roman at 75 kg/165 lbs. Bisek came from behind to score an upset victory over Olympic and World champion Roman Vlasov of Russia in the second round.
In the quarterfinals Bisek dropped a 1-0 decision to World bronze medalist Neven Zugaj of Croatia. Zugaj finished with the Silver medal.
Bisek defeated Finland’s Veli-Karri Suominen 6-5 in the repechage. Bisek rallied from a 5-2 deficit before scoring a takedown and gut wrench to secure his chance at a medal. Suominen placed fifth in the World last year.
Bisek scored an 8-0 tech fall against Hiroyuki Shimizu of Japan in his bronze-medal match.
Bronze medal match vs Hiroyuki Shimizu of Japan:
Repechage vs Veli-Karri Suominen of Finland:
Quarterfinals vs Neven Zugaj of Croatia:
Round 2 vs Roman Vlasov of Russia:
Round 1 vs Petros Manouilidis of Greece:
Interview after his Bronze Medal in the 2014 World Championship in Tashkent: