55 KG 60 KG 66 KG 74 KG 84 KG 96 KG 120 KG
Sharifov Dominates 84 Kilos To Win Gold
After taking out Jake Herbert in the quarter finals, Sharif Sharifov went on to win the 2012 Olympic gold medal at 84 kilograms. Sharifov of Azerbajian defeated Espinal or Puerto Rico, thats right Puerto Rico, in 2 periods to claim his title.
Jake Herbert lost* to Ibrahim Bolukbasi of Turkey in their repechage bout, knocking him from medal contention at 84kgs.
Herbert started slow in the first, getting taken down with :10 left and losing the period 1-0.
But he turned it on in the second period with dominance on his feet, racking up three takedowns en route to a 4-1 win.
*In a third period scramble initiated by a Herbert shot, Bolukbasi scored an exposure on a belly gut. Herbert continued to wrestle through the position and scored a takedown.
Herbert hit a high gut and held Bolukbasi there, in an attempt to get the additional point. At the same time, Bolukbasi reached up with both hands around Herbert’s head (which is illegal).
The referee ruled that Bolukbasi had stopped Herbert’s turn and initiated one of his own, leading to a final score of 5-3.Jake Into Repechage
American Olympian Jake Herbert (84kg) is back in medal contention.
Herbert is 1-1 on the day. He lost to 2011 World Champion, Sharif Sharifov (AZE), and was pulled back into the repechage when Sharifov made the finals.
Herbert will face Turk Irbrahim Bulokbasi in his first wrestleback match. Should he win, he’ll wrestle Nasar Lashgari (IRI) in the Bronze medal bout.
Herbert Loses Wild One
If you are a fan of action and scoring, you would have enjoyed Jake Herbert’s quarterfinal bout with reigning World Champion Sharif Sharifov (AZE).
Sharifov and Herbert were flying all over the mat. Unfortunately, Sharifov always seemed to come out on top, winning 4-1 in the first, and 6-0 in the second.
The final flurry of the match was challenged as it looked as if the scoring sequence was Herbert’s, but it was ruled a 3 and 2 for Sharifov, and 1 for the lost challenge, resulting in the stoppage.
Typical Herbert Style
2010 World Silver medalist, Jake Herbert survived a scare in the opening round of the Olympics. But in the end, it was a hard-fought win.
Facing Cuban Humberto Arencibia, whom Herbert also beat in the 2011 Pan AM finals, the match was action packed.
Arencibia opened up scoring in the first with a takedown and three consecutive hand-to-hand laces en route to a 4-1 period.
In the second, Herbert nearly had a fall when he used an overhook and elevated the near leg, throwing Arencibia to his back. He’d go on to score another takedown with exposure and take the period 8-0.
Herbert trailed in the third 1-0 with :30 left and with relentless determination, put together shot upon shot. Initially he couldn’t quite get the finish, but on what seemed like his 20th attempt, he finally did for a 1-1 period and a bout victory.
The win kept USA undefeated on the day. Coleman Scott (60) and Tervel Dlagnev (120) also won their first bout.
Herbert faces a steep challenge in his next match. He’ll be pitted against Sharif Sharifov (AZE), the reigning World Champion.
Brackets are below the breakdown
Craig "The Guru" Vitagliano Bracket Breakdown
Ok the top half of the bracket is a joke and Dato Marsagishvili, 2011 Bronze medalist should have a clear run to the finals.
Tough matches in the bottom bracket. USA’s Jake Herbert will take on Humberto Martinez of Cuba. Below that Turkey’s Ibrahim Bolukbasi will take on defending World Champ Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan.
Russia’s Anzor Urishev has a bye and will then face the winner of 2009 World Champ Zaurbek Sokhiev of Uzbekistan & 2x World Champ & multiple medalist Ibragim Aldatov of the Ukraine. Iran’s Ehsan Lashgari will face Kazakhstan’s Yerlan Baiduashov. Lashgari won the Olympic Qualifier in Kazakhstan defeating Sokhiev in the finals. Finally 2008 Olympic Silver medalist Yusup Abduslamov will face Armenia’s Gadzhimurad Nurmagomedov.
I don’t know the bottom half is a complete mess. If I had to pick, I’m going with Sharifov over Herbert in the quarters, Sokhiev beating Aldatov first round, then losing to Urishev. Lashgari making the quarters against Urishev. Then Urishev beats Sharifov in the semis. Urishev has beaten Sharifov twice recently.
Marasagishvili, Georgia v. Soslan Gattsiev
Sharifov, Azerbaijan v. Urishev, Russia
Finals: Marsagishvili v. Urishev
Gold medal: Dato Marsagishvili, Georgia
2011 Pan AM Champion
2011 US Open Champion
2010 Wolrd Team Trials Champion
2010 NY AC Champion
2009 World Silver Medalist
2 X NCAA Champion
4 X All American (Northwestern)
Event Schedule For Men's 84kg. All 84 kg rounds take place August 11th.
7:00 AM CST-----Qualification
7:30 AM CST-----Round of 16
8:30 AM CST-----Quarterfinals
9:00 AM CST-----Semifinals
11:45 AM CST---Bronze Medal
12:25 PM CST---Finals
Here is a list of the World Finishes dating back to 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
2011 Worlds- Istanbul, Turkey
1st- Sharif Sharifov (AZE)
2nd- Ibragim Aldatov (UKR)
3rd- Dato Maragishvili (GEO)
3rd- Albert Saritov (RUS)
2010 Worlds- Moscow, Russia
1st- Mihail Ganev (BUL)
2nd- Zaurbek Sokhiev (UZB)
3rd- Soslan Ktsoyev (RUS)
3rd-Reineris Salas (CUB)
2009 Worlds- Herning, Denmark
1st- Zaurbek Sokhiev (UZB)
2nd- Jake Herbert (USA)
3rd- Ibragim Aldatov (UKR)
3rd- Sharif Sharifov (AZE)
2008 Olympics- Beijing, Russia
1st- Revaz Mindorashvili (GEO)
2nd- Yusup Abdusalomov (TJK)
3rd- Taras Danko (UKR)
3rd- Georgy Ketoyev (RUS)