U.S. puts four in medal round on first day of men’s freestyle at Cadet Worlds

Minnesota’s Cashman falls short of bronze medal match

TBILISI, Georgia – It was a banner morning for the U.S. men’s freestyle team at the 2016 Cadet World Championships with four wrestlers booking a spot in one of tonight’s medal matches at New Sports Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia.

First-time World Team members Kurt McHenry and Vitali Arujau buzz sawed all comers on their way to the championship finals at 42 kg/92.5 lbs. and 58 kg/127.75 lbs.

McHenry picked up a clutch first round win over Iran’s Seyed Azimisiyacheghaei, 6-4, before torching both Armenia’s Arakel Movsesyan and Russia’s Magomed Abdurakhmanov by technical fall. He will face Cadet European champion Mahir Mammadzada of Azerbaijan in the gold medal match. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org