Former Apple Valley wrestler Seth Gross, making his Senior World Championships debut, came out on fire today with three wins before being stopped in the semifinals. He teched Ukraine’s Andrii Dzhelep of Ukraine in his first match and scored seven unanswered points against Poland’s two-time European bronze winner Eduard Grigorev in his next match. In the quarterfinals, Gross notched a 10-4 win over 2019 World silver and 2018 World bronze medalist Suleyman Atli of Turkey. In the semifinals, Gross lost 14-7 to 2016 Olympic silver medalist Rei Higuchi of Japan.
Gross will compete for a Bronze medal against the winner of the repechage match between Islam Dudaev of Albania and Arsen Harutyunyan of Armenia. Repechage matches begin at 9:00 am central on Sunday and medal matches follow.
Fans can watch the action live on flowrestling.org.
61 kg: Seth Gross (Madison, Wisc./Badger RTC/Sunkist Kids WC) – semifinals
WIN Andrii Dzhelep (Ukraine), 13-2
WIN Eduard Grigorev (Poland), 7-0
WIN Suleyman Atli (Turkey), 10-4
LOSS Rei Higuchi (Japan) 14-7
Bronze medal bout- Vs. winner of Islam Dudaev (Albania) and Arsen Harutyunyan (Armenia)