Three Medals For Team USA At The Medved
Kendric Maple (NWTC) started off with Kazakhstan and won 7-0, before dispatching two Russians in a row by scores of 10-7 and 2-1 to take home the gold medal at 61kg. Maple's go behinds were effective all day, and well timed re-attacks frequently kept his opponents off balance. Watch his finals match here.
Nathan Tomasello (Ohio RTC) finished 3-1 to earn a silver medal at 57kg. It is Tomasello's second international medal, after winning the Ion Corneanu in Romania back in July. He outscored opponents 29-3 heading into the finals, with nearly half of his points coming from his gut wrench.
Dom Bradley (NWTC) won his fourth international medal of the year. A powerful double off the mat gave him four in his bronze medal match to seal it for the 2009 junior world champ.
Tyler Graff (Southeast RTC) finished 2-2 to get fifth at 57kg and BJ Futrell (Pennsylvania RTC) also finished 2-2 to get fifth at 65kg. Richard Perry (Pennsylvania RTC) lost his only match.
Below are the complete results for all six American athletes.
57kg: Nathan Tomasello, Silver1/8: 13-2 win Azamat Toibek (KAZ)
QF: 10-0 win Armen Arakelian (UKR)
SF: 6-1 win Michail Ivanov (RUS)
Gold: 1-5 loss Andrei Bekrenev (BLR)
57kg: Tyler Graff, 5th1/8: 7-2 win Egor Potapov (RUS)
QF: 10-0 win Dimchik Rinchinov (BLR)
SF: 0-2 loss Andrei Bekrenev (BLR)
Bronze: 7-11 loss Nodar Arabidze (RUS)
65kg: BJ Futrell, 5th1/8: 7-0 win Askhat Slimkhanov (KAZ)
QF: 0-6 loss Konstantin Vlasov (RUS)
Rep: 10-0 win Pavel Verbel (BLR)
Bronze: 1-4 loss Islam Mazhitov (RUS)
Kendric Maple, 61kgQF: 7-0 win Kairat Amirtaev (KAZ)
SF: 10-7 win Ramzan Ferzaliev (RUS)
Gold: 2-1 win Eduard Grigoriev (RUS)
86kg: Richard Perry, DNP1/8: 3-1 loss Sandro Aminashvili (GEO)
125kg: Dom Bradley, Bronze1/8: 2-1 win Ostap Pasenok (RUS)
QF: 5-3 win Zuriko Urtashvili (GEO)
SF: 0-6 loss Oleksandr Khotsianivskyi (UKR)
Bronze: 5-0 win Aleksandr Koldovskiy (UKR)