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First post-Olympic Freestyle Tourney this weekend

Postby JM » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:00 am

U.S. sends strong men's freestyle squad to Intercontinental Cup in Khasajvurt, Russia
By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | Oct. 11, 2016, 1:43 p.m. (ET)
 
KHASAJVURT, Russia – Seven of America’s young men’s freestyle standouts are slated to compete at the 2016 Intercontinental Cup in the wrestling hotbed of Dagestan, October 15-16.

2015 World bronze medalist James Green (Lincoln, Neb./Titan Mercury WC) is entered at 70 kg/154 lbs., and headlines the list of U.S. wrestlers making the trip to Russia this week. Green has compiled four international medals since he broke through for World bronze just over one year ago. He picked up gold at the Freestyle World Cup and Grand Prix of Spain, in addition to a bronze at the Ziolkowski International, at 70 kg this year. Green also won silver at the 2016 Pan American Championships down at 65 kg/143 lbs.

Three-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringer (Stillwater, Okla./Cowboy WC) is set to compete at 74 kg/163 lbs. The Oklahoma State product qualified for his first U.S. Senior National Team by placing third at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in April. He posted a 2-2 record at the Freestyle World Cup in June.

NCAA champions Nico Megaludis (Murraysville, Pa./Nittany Lion WC), Kyven Gadson (Ames, Iowa/Sunkist Kids/Cyclone WC) and Nick Gwiazdowski (Raleigh, N.C./New York AC/Wolfpack WC) have also made the trip to Russia.

Megaludis is well-versed on international competition having competed on several past tours. He was a member of the University World Team in 2013 and won a gold medal at the Guelph Open last year. Megaludis is entered at 57 kg/125.5 lbs. this weekend.

Entered at 97 kg/213 lbs., Gadson competed at both the Ziolkowski and Alexander Medved Internationals in 2016, but was unable to reach the medal stand. He did top the standings at the University Nationals back in June, and was third at the 2016 U.S. Senior Nationals.

Since 2015, Gwiazdowski has picked up international gold medals at the Grand Prix of Spain and Bill Farrell International. He earned a bronze at the 2016 Ziolkowski International, his most recent international venture. Gwiazdowski was a two-time NCAA champion for North Carolina State and has finished in fourth place on the U.S. Senior ladder at 125 kg/275.5 lbs. the past four years.

Rounding out the list of U.S. entrants for the Intercontinental Cup are 2016 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion and four-place finisher at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Alan Waters (Columbia, Mo./Missouri Wrestling Foundation) at 57 kg, and 2016 U.S. Senior Nationals third-place finisher Bobby Telford (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC) at 125 kg.

The Intercontinental Cup will award nearly $2,400 in prize money to every champion, $1,600 to all silver medalists and $800 to bronze medalists.

Competition will begin in Khasajvurt on Saturday with the 57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg and 97 kg brackets being contested. The remaining four weight categories will compete on Sunday.

Information on a live stream has not been provided at this time. Stay tuned to TheMat.com and USA Wrestling social media channels for updates on the Intercontinental Cup.

2016 INTERCONTINENTAL CUP
Oct. 15-16 at Khasajvurt, Russia

Event Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 15
57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg

Sunday, Oct. 16
61 kg, 70 kg, 86 kg, 125 kg

U.S. men’s freestyle roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Nico Megaludis, Murraysville, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Alan Waters, Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Wrestling Foundation)
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Alex Dieringer, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy WC) NT
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids)
125 kg/275.5 lbs. – Bobby Telford, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC)
125 kg/275.5 lbs. – Nick Gwiazdowski, Raleigh, N.C. (New York AC/Wolfpack WC)

U.S. delegation
Coach – Eric Guerrero, Stillwater, Okla.
Coach – John Stutzman, Buffalo, N.Y.
Referee – Bryan Davis, Lake City, Fla.
Medical – Nate Hayes, Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Re: First post-Olympic Freestyle Tourney this weekend

Postby D3 for LU » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:17 pm

I wonder if they might do streaming at the last minute... we can only hope (though the time difference may be a bit brutal, but it's the weekend, right? :wink: )
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Re: First post-Olympic Freestyle Tourney this weekend

Postby JM » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:32 pm

No streaming that I am aware of, D3.

Here are Day 1 results for the four Americans who competed - three others compete tomorrow (Sunday).

Waters wins bronze, Megaludis fifth on day one at Intercontinental Cup in Russia
By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Oct. 15, 2016, 2:22 p.m. (ET)

KHASAJVURT, Russia – Past Missouri star Alan Waters (Columbia, Mo./Missouri Wrestling Foundation) won a bronze medal at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., the top U.S. performance in men’s freestyle on the first day of the Intercontinental Cup in Dagestan on Saturday. Waters went a strong 3-1 for the day, winning a wild 16-10 bronze medal match over Tamirlan Karaev from the Russian city of Stavropol, 16-10. Waters opened with a 9-7 win over Parviz Ibrahimov of Azerbaijan, then fell to Magomedrasul Idrisov of Russia/Dagestan, 9-0. When Idisrov reached the finals, Waters was pulled back into repechage, where he beat David R. of Poland, in a 10-0 technical fall.

"Today overall there was much more good than not good. All four of our wrestlers prepared well and scored points while on the mat. Both athletes at 57kg were in for medals, with Alan Waters scoring 16 points in his bronze medal match and that's what it takes. He wrestled very tough and stingy in each bout and seemed to get better as the tournament went on. So a bronze medal from Khasavyurt in his first international outing was great,” said U.S. coach Eric Guerrero,

2016 NCAA champion Nico Megaludis (Murraysville, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) of Penn State also reached a medal match at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., taking fifth after dropping a bronze-medal bout to Ramadan Ferzaliev of Russia/Dagestan 0-10. Megaludis opened with a win over Muradbek Abdulkerimov of Russia/Dagestan, 8-3. Ater a loss to eventual finalist Zaur Uguev of Russia/Dagestan, 4-3, Megaludis was pulled into repechage, where he defeated Aidarbek Baimuratov of Kazakhstan, 5-0.

“Nico also fought hard and did a great job all week. It was touch and go until this morning whether he was even going to wrestle, but he handled that distraction well and came up just short of a medal," said Megaludis.

Three-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringer (Stillwater, Okla./Cowboy WC) finished with a 1-1 record at 74 kg/163 lbs. and did not qualify for repechage. After pinning Rasul Shapiev of Russia/Dagestan, he was edged by Magomed Dibirgadzhiev of Russia, 4-4.

“Alex Dieringer also prepared well picked up a fall against a tough Dagestani opponent in prelims, then in the quarter finals wrestled great. Yet somehow, he was put on the shot clock three times, twice in the final 90 seconds and then was called for fleeing the hold with six seconds left in the bout to lose 4-4. He did everything we asked, even picking up another takedown that was called off. But that's how things can go sometimes, learn and move forward,” said Guerrero.

Kyven Gadson (Ames, Iowa/Sunkist Kids/Cyclone WC), a 2015 NCAA champion for Iowa State, was defeated in his opening match

"Kyven had some moments where he showed good skill and mat awareness, he just got behind a little early and just couldn't make up the difference"

Three other U.S. wrestlers compete on Sunday. A separate story will be posted on their draw.

"Tomorrow Gwiz, Bobby Telford and James Green compete, all three have had good training and I'm sure expect positive results," said Guerrero.

The Intercontinental Cup will award nearly $2,400 in prize money to every champion, $1,600 to all silver medalists and $800 to bronze medalists.

The team is being coached by Buffalo head coach John Stutzman of Buffalo, N.Y. and Oklahoma State Associate Head Coach Eric Guerrero of Stillwater, Okla.

2016 INTERCONTINENTAL CUP
Oct. 16 at Khasajvurt, Russia

U.S. men’s freestyle performances on Saturday

57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Nico Megaludis, Murraysville, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC), 5th place
WIN Muradbek Abdulkerimov (Russia/Dagestan), 8-3
LOSS Zaur Uguev (Russia/Dagestan), 4-3
WIN Aidarbek Baimuratov (Kazakhstan), 5-0
LOSS Ramadan Ferzaliev (Russia/Dagestan), 0-10

57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Alan Waters, Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Wrestling Foundation), bronze medal
WIN Parviz Ibrahimov (Azerbaijan), 9-7
LOSS Magomedrasul Idrisov (Russia/Dagestan), 9-0
WIN David R. (Poland), 10-0
WIN Tamirlan Karaev (Russia/Stavropol), 16-10

74 kg/163 lbs. – Alex Dieringer, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy WC)
WIN Rasul Shapiev (Russia/Dagestan), pin
LOSS Magomed Dibirgadzhiev (Russia), 4-4

97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids)
LOSS Magomedsarul Magomedov (Russia/Dagestan), 8-5

Medalists

57 kg/125.5 lbs.
Gold – Zaur Uguev (Dagestan/Russia)
Silver – Magomedsarul Idrisov Dagestan
Bronze – Alan Waters (USA)
Bronze – Ramadan Ferzaliev Dagestan

65 kg/143 lbs.
Gold - Bekbulatov (Dagestan/Russia)
Silver - Mutalimov (Azerbaijan)
Bronze - Mutalimov (Dagestan/Russia)
Bronze - Jalyev (Dagestan/Russia)

74 kg/163 lbs.
Gold - G Nabyev (Dagestan/Russia)
Silver - A Geriev (Moscow/Russia)
Bronze - G Gadjhiev (Dagestan/Russia)
Bronze - M Ramazanov (Dagestan)

97 kg/213 lbs.
Gold –A Bataev (Russia/Chechnya)
Silver - R Magamedov (Russia/Dagestan)
Bronze - Y Belonovski (Russia/Krasnoyarsk)
Bronze - T Rasuev (Russia/Chechnya)
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Re: First post-Olympic Freestyle Tourney this weekend

Postby JM » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:02 pm

Gwiazdowski wins silver medal at Intercontinental Cup in Russia on Sunday
By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Oct. 16, 2016, 2:44 p.m. (ET)


KHASAJVURT, Russia – Two-time NCAA champion Nick Gwiazdowski (Raleigh, N.C./New York AC/Wolfpack WC) won a silver medal at 125 kg/275 lbs. in Sunday’s action at the Intercontinental Cup in Dagestan.

Gwiazdowski was edged in the gold-medal finals by Batraz Gazzaev from Alania, Russia, by a 2-1 margin. Gazzaev was third in the 2014 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Russia, and boasts gold medals from the 2011 Dmitri Korkin International and the 2013 Moscow Lights tournaments in Russia, as well as the 2013 Copa Brasil in Brazil.

Gwiazdowski won three straight matches to power his way into the finals. He opened with a 3-2 win over 2015 Military World Championships silver medalist Dmitry Popov of Kazakhstan. Next, he dominated 2016 Junior World silver medalist Umar Israilov of Azerbaijan, 9-1. In the semifinals, he controlled 2015 Intercontinental Cup champion Anzor Hizriev of St. Petersburg, Russia, 5-1.

The USA won two medals at this year’s Intercontinental Cup, with Alan Waters (Columbia, Mo./Missouri Wrestling Foundation) winning a bronze medal at 57 kg/125.5 lbs. on Saturday.

2015 World bronze medalist James Green (Lincoln, Neb./Titan Mercury WC) opened his competition at 70 kg/154 lbs. with a win over Amazat Omurzhanov of Kazakhstan, 9-0. In the second round, he was edged by 2010 Youth Olympic Games champion Azamatbi Pshnatlov of Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia, 1-1. When Pshnatlov failed to reach the finals, Green was eliminated.

Dropping his first match at 125 kg/275.5 lbs. was Bobby Telford (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC, who lost a 14-4 bout to Islam Bakhmudkadiev of Dagestan, Russia. Telford was not eligible for repechage when Bakhmudkadiev did not reach the finals. Telford’s final placement was ninth.

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2016 INTERCONTINENTAL CUP
at Khasajvurt, Russia

Men’s freestyle results for Sunday

61 kg/134 lbs.
Gold - Razambek Jamalov (Dagestan/Russia)
Silver - Daulet Niyazbekov (Kazakhstan)
Bronze - Gadjimagomed Aliyev (Dagestan/Russia)
Bronze - Rustam Abdurashidov (Dagestan/Russia)

70 kg/154 lbs.
Gold - Magomed Kurbanaliev (Dagestan/Russia)
Silver - Daniyar Kaysanov (Kazakhstan)
Bronze - Israil Gasimov (Krasnoyarsk/Russia)
Bronze - Azamatbi Pshnatlov (Kabardino-Balkaria/Russia)

86 kg/189 lbs.
Gold - Anzor Urishev (Kabardino-Balkaria/Russia)
Silver - Ahmed Magamaev (Dagestan/Russia)
Bronze - Zelimkhan Minkailov (Chechnya/Russia)
Bronze - Muslim Magomedov (Dagestan/Russia)

125 kg/275 lbs.
Gold - Batraz Gazzaev (Alania/Russia)
Silver - Nick Gwiazdowski (USA)
Bronze - Adlan Ibragimov (Chechnya/Russia)
Bronze - Dmitry Popov (Kazakhstan)

U.S. men’s freestyle results for Sunday

70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC), dnp/11th
WIN Amazat Omurzhanov (Kazakhstan), 9-0
LOSS Azamatbi Pshnatlov (Kabardino-Balkaria/Russia), 1-1

125 kg/275.5 lbs. – Nick Gwiazdowski, Raleigh, N.C. (New York AC/Wolfpack WC), silver medal
WIN Dmitry Popov (Kazakhstan), 3-2
WIN Umar Israilov (Azerbaijan), 9-1
WIN Anzor Hizriev (St. Petersburg/Russia), 5-1
LOSS Batraz Gazzaev (Alania/Russia), 2-1

125 kg/275.5 lbs. – Bobby Telford, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC), 9th place
LOSS Islam Bakhmudkadiev (Russia/Dagestan), tech. fall 14-4
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