Day 7 Recap

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Two in, one alive, one out. 

With a less than ideal draw, Jordan Burroughs made us all clutch our chests in a burner in round 1. He came from behind again in round 2. But smashed in the quarters to stay on course and set up a headliner with Sidakov in tonight's semis.

J'den cruised twice. He has Euro bronze Mtsiuri (GEO) in semis.

James let one get away in the opening round. Gadzhiev is in the semis, keeping James' repechage hopes alive for the moment. But he has a top contender in David Baev (RUS) next.

Nick Gwiazdowski has been eliminated. He lost to Iran's Mohebbi who lost in the quarters.

Be on the lookout for tomorrow's draws for Tyler Graff, Kyle Dake Pat Downey, and Kyle Snyder which will be posted as soon as possible.

For match notes and second session updates later, read Nomad's work here


How The Brackets Played Out

70 KG MFS - Bracket Link

Prelims

The first big one is Gadzhiev-Ganzorig. All of Ganzorig's coaches are fully clothed right now. We'll see how that holds up. Pattycake through the first, 1-0 Ganzorig. Gadzhiev on the clock for the second time earlier in the second. Gadzhiev goes to work late with a shot clock, a step out and a takedown. Everyone remains fully dressed though, which is disappointing.

James with a beautiful double to go up 3-0 on a very tough Gadzhiev (POL). Gives up a shot clock point. Gadzhiev attacking hard and gets what they call a takedown. Didn't really have control. Maybe they ruled exposure, which it didn't look like either. Anyway, James falls.

Gadzhiev will have the winner of the top seed Batirov (BRN) and Mustafeyev (AZE) who has a 2-0 lead at the break. 

Dave freaking Baev (RUS) looks amazing. He's absolutely controlling everything against Iakobishvili (GEO).

Quarters

Kaipanov (KAZ) got the crowd rolling with a tech. Emami (IRI) also teched to set that semi.  At the break - Baev (RUS) over Navruzov (KAZ), 2-0 and Batirov (BRN) 1-0 over Gadzhiev.

Tonight's Semifinal Matchups

Batirov (BRN) vs. Baev (RUS)

Emami (IRI) vs. Kaipanov (KAZ)


74 KG MFS - Bracket Link

Prelims

Bekzod-Gomez underway. Very little action. Bekzod wins 4-0 tacking on a late takedown. No Nittany Lions were hurt during the production of this match. 

American Nestor Taffur representing Columbia beat Kirov (BUL).

Sushil Kumar (IND) wrestled in the 2004 Olympics. He's 36. He has an opening-round match against Azerbaijan's 21-year-old Junior bronze from last year. And the match totally delivered. Nonstop action. A takedown and lace gave Gadzhiev a 10-9 lead with a minute to go. Sushil had nothing in the tank at the end.

Khadjiev (FRA) doing work on Kentchadze (GEO) who is the #4 seed. 6-0 at the break with a 4pter in there. Gets the fall in the second.

Garzon, the ancient Cuban had a great first period against Bekzod and led at times. But Bekzod kept on the attack and rather dominated the second period. 

Wow. The Azeri youngster Gadzhiev takes out the #3 seed, Soener Demirtas (TUR) who has made a medal bout the last three years. 

Burroughs up. Gets in deep a couple times 2 and 2 and then a 4 for Nurykau on a chest wrap. JB picks away to make it 6-6 at the break. It's getting chippy with Nurykauv's antics. Nurykau takedown and gut. He's up 10-7 with a half a period left. Takedown JB. And a caution point 10-10 but JB trails and gets an exposure in the closing seconds. 12-10 for the king. 

A recent Russian transplant, Murad Kuramagomedov (HUN) took Burroughs down twice in the first and has a 4-0 lead at the break. 

Bekzod is trying to stop the roll that Gadzhiev (AZE) is on but isn't doing too well. 4-0 early for Gadzhiev. But Bekzod roars back. 7-7. Oh man. A four is called while Bekzod is in deep. And a lost challenge. 

Quarters

Burroughs with third straight native Dagestani, this one is still a UWW JR representing Azerbaijan. He got beat by David Carr in JR World semis this year.

Chamizo has Kaisanov (KAZ) which could be interesting. Khadjiev (FRA) and Sidakov (RUS) should roll in their respective quarters. Let's go!

All Burroughs to the break on two blast doubles and a gut. Sidakov's only score before break was a shrug takedown. Just 1-0 for Chamizo over Kaisanov. Same for Khaedjiev.

Second periods... Burroughs coasts. Chamizo by fall. Sidikov a slow burn...6-0. Khadziev 4-0. The winners beat the losers a combined 23-1.

Tonight's Semifinal Matchups

Chamizo (ITA) vs. Khadjiev (FRA)

Sidakov (RUS) vs. Burroughs (USA)


92 KG WFS - Bracket Link

Prelims

Nothing much to write home about early in this bracket that was easily the most evenly distributed. Quarters will be fun, though.

Quarters

Sagaliuk (UKR) opens the scoring on Karimi (IRI). Four unanswered makes it 4-2 midway. Karimi rolls in second period. Gets the tech.

Zhabrailov (RUS) with a 2 and 2 on Karadeniz (TUR) in what I thought would the best quarter at the weight. Karadeniz cuts it in half before the break. 4-3 under 0:30. Zhabrailov holds on.

Slow pace early for J'den. 1-0 at the break. J'den pushing him all over the place. He starts to separate. 6-0 under a minute. 

Tonight's Semifinal Matchups

Cox (USA) vs. Mtsituri (GEO) 

Zhabrailov (RUS) vs. Karimi (IRI)


125 KG WFS - Bracket Link

Prelims

Watch Boltin-Khugaev if only for the crowd. Boltin tries to come back and the arena roars. Berianidze (ARM) and Khotsianivski (UKR) 1-1 at the break. Khotsianivski, 3-2 final.

Gwiz and Mohebbi trade step-outs in the first. Gwiz very active but getting stuck underneath on his shots. Moehebbi counters one and foes up 3-2 with a half a period left. Gwiz in deep but again gets countered. 5-2 Mohebbi. 

Quarters

Petriashvili (GEO) should cruise vs. Syria. Akgul heavy favorite over Rakhimov (UZB). The tight ones should be Khotsianivski (UKR) vs. Mohebbi (IRI) and Deng (CHN) vs. Magomedov (AZE).

1-0 Khotsianivski and 1-0 for Deng at the breaks.

Tonight's Semifinal Matchups

Petriashvili (GEO) vs. Khotsianivski (UKR)

Akgul (TUR) vs. Deng (CHN)



USA Results

70 KG - James Green

Prelims - tf. Di Marinis (CAN), 10-0

Prelims - lost to Gadzhiev (POL), 4-3


74 KG - Jordan Burroughs

Prelims - def. Nurykau (BLR), 11-10

Prelims - def. M. Kuramagomedov (HUN), 6-4

Quarters - def. K. Gadzhiyev (AZE), 8-1


92 KG - J'den Cox

Prelims - tf. Fardj (ALG), 11-0

Quarters - def. Nurgaipuly (KAZ), 8-0


125 KG - Nick Gwiazdowski

Prelims - lost to Mohebbi (IRI), 5-2


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