Jack Davis Will Wrestle For Bronze

Gerhard Remus

Jack Davis carried day one for our Cadet Greco boys, making the semis and guaranteeing himself a shot at a medal. You can check out his bracket on FloArena; medal matches can be watched LIVE at 10 a.m. Central time.

In his first match, Davis eked out a criteria win over Anton Rosen, a Nordic champ and Euro placer from Sweden. The margin ended up being Davis' four-pointer in the first period, a lat drop on the edge of the mat. He looked even better in his quarterfinal, pinning Mielewczyk of Poland.

Par terre was the difference in Davis' semi. Against Asian champ Mohktari, the Iranian blew the match open with multiple turns and ultimately teched Davis 10-2; he will wrestle for bronze later today.

None of our other wrestlers were pulled back into repechage. Malik Johnson lost his only match of the day to Abdullah Toprak (TUR). Johnson was unable to take down the Turk, who subsequently lost to Russia. Real Woods was shutout against two-time Asian medalist Sharshenbekov (KGZ), who then lost to eventual finalist Leri Abuladze of Georgia.

Malik Johnson after loss


Cohlton Schultz could not muster any offense in a 4-2 loss to Yuri Nakazato of Japan. Peyton Omania won a hard earned 2-1 match against India in the first round, with all points coming from passivity. He unfortunately could not carry that success over to his match with Anraku of Japan.

Real Woods on learning experience

#4 Michael Colaiocco Commits To Penn

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Pat Downey's Greatest Hits

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86kg Patrick Downey III, Unattached vs Gabe Dean, TMWC

One of the most mercurial and talented 86kg wrestlers in the United States will compete at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas a week from now. Pat Downey, the "Unattached Assassin," has been notching impressive wins since he first started wrestling on the men's freestyle senior circuit. Join us as we take a look back at his career and tally up his greatest hits. 

Breakout US Open Performances From The Past

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One of the great things about the U.S. Open is that it allows for some under the radar guys to make their name known and become a point of conversation before the World Team Trials.

Jordan Burroughs And Frank Chamizo's Epic Trash Talk Battle

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Zeke Moisey Granted Release From West Virginia

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125lbs Quarter: Jay Schwarm, UNI vs Zeke Moisey, WVU

Zeke Moisey has been granted a release from West Virginia. The 2015 NCAA finalist at 125lb was eighth this season at NCAAs in Cleveland and has one season of eligibility remaining. 

Who's Left At 74kg For The Open And Trials?

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74 kg Final - Isaiah Martinez, Illinois vs Chance Marsteller, Lock Haven

Now that there are 10 senior-level weights, the question at 74kg becomes who is left to challenge Jordan Burroughs for a world team spot? Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer are both up at 79kg, and Chance Marsteller will not be competing at next week's U.S. Open in Las Vegas.

FRL 284: Is Daton Ready To Dethrone Ramos?

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FRL 284 Transfer News, Ramos vs Fix And Gable Steveson

FRL 284 discusses updates in the DI transfer scene, previews the U.S. Open weight classes, and more.

Can Cory Clark Make A Magical Run At The Open?

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Cory Clark is magical. Don’t believe me? Go watch his 2017 NCAA title run again and make sure it sinks in that he did it all with a bad shoulder and wrist.

2018 US Open: 6 Contenders For 92kg Junior Freestyle Title

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92kg, you have our attention.

Are These NCAA Studs Coming To The US Open?

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The 2018 U.S. Open gets underway next week in Las Vegas, and we are watching intently to see which NCAA studs pop up on the registration list.