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