Tampere, Finland – Two-time Cadet World Champion Gable Steveson (Minnesota recruit/Apple Valley) added a Junior World title to his list of achievements by defeating Naeiim Rah Hassanzadeh of Iran 5-1 for the 120 kg Junior World Gold medal. Steveson’s win was needed for the USA to win the freestyle team title. The United States topped Russia by one point in the final team standings – 1. USA 68, 2. Russia 67, 3. Iran 49.
Three other USA wrestlers wrestled in Gold medal matches today – Daton Fix (55 kg) won Gold, Ryan Deakin (66 kg) won Silver, and Zahid Valencia (84 kg) won Silver.
Trackwrestling posted a brief match highlight on Twitter:
Gable Steveson wins the last match of the Jr Men’s Freestyle and also the 120kg Gold! 5-1 over Hassanzadeh (IRI).Makes 3 total Golds for USA pic.twitter.com/U0A3uFWNnL
— Trackwrestling (@trackwrestling) August 2, 2017