2022 Senior World Championships

Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 6

Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 6

Zain Retherford, Jordan Burroughs, and David Taylor reached the finals while Tamyra Mensah-Stock and Amit Elor win gold.

Sep 15, 2022 by Kyle Klingman
Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 6

Team USA has a big session with lots of hardware on the line. Zain Retherford (70 kg), Jordan Burroughs (79 kg), and David Taylor (86 kg) are in the semis while Helen Maroulis (57 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg), and Amit Elor (72 kg) wrestle for gold medals. The action begins at 10:45 a.m. Eastern.

Semifinals (70 kg): Zain Retherford (USA) over Zurabi Iakobishvili (GEO), 7-0

First period: Retherford is in on a single immediately and gets a step-out for a 1-0 lead. An activity clock violation gives Retherford a 2-0 lead with 45 seconds to go in the period. Retherford has a 2-0 lead at the break.

Second period: Retherford is in on a single and gets a second step-out point for a 3-0 lead with 2:20 to go. Retherford strikes with another single and converts with a takedown for a 5-0 lead with 45 seconds remaining. Retherford scores on a low shot for a 7-0 win and a spot in the gold medal finals. 

Semifinals (79 kg): Jordan Burroughs (USA) over Ali Umarpashaev (BUL), 9-2

First period: Burroughs gets on the board first with a step-out 1:10 into the match. Umarpashaev gets a step-out a few seconds later for a 1-1 criteria lead. Burroughs fires off a double out of bounds for a second step-out point and a 2-1 lead. Burroughs gets a takedown with four seconds left for a 4-1 lead into the break.

Second period: Multiple level changes by Burroughs lead to a double out of bounds followed by a turn for an 8-1 lead. Caution and one against Burroughs cuts the lead to 8-2. Burroughs gets another shot out of bounds for a 9-2 lead on a step-out. Burroughs closes out the match with a 9-2 win and will wrestle in his seventh World/Olympic finals.

Semifinals (86 kg): David Taylor (USA) tech. Azamat Dauletbekov (KAZ), 12-0

First period: Taylor scores the first point of the match on an activity clock violation with 36 remaining in the period. Taylor nearly scores late but didn't get the takedown but takes a 1-0 lead at the break.

Secord period: Taylor scores a takedown within the first 15 seconds for a 3-0 lead. Taylor is back on the legs for another takedown and a 5-0 lead with 2:27 to go. Taylor is on a roll and picks ups his third takedown of the period for a 7-0 lead then another takedown a few seconds later makes it 9-0. Another takedown makes it 11-0 but Kazakhstan makes a late challenge. A lost challenge makes the score 12-0. Taylor will compete in this fourth World/Olympic final tomorrow. 

Gold Medal Match (57 kg): Tsugumi Sakurai (JPN) over Helen Maroulis (USA), 3-0 

First period: Sakurai picks up the first point of the match with an activity clock violation with 47 seconds remaining in the period. 

Second period: Sakurai picks up the first takedown of the match halfway through the period for a 3-0 lead. Sakurai holds on for a 3-0 win. Helen Maroulis wins silver. 

Gold Medal Match (68 kg): Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA) FALL Ami Ishii (JPN)

First period: Mensah-Stock scores a takedown off of a double for a 2-0 lead with 1:37 left in the period. Mensah-Stock scores off of a go-behind then pulls Ishii back and earns a fall for her third World/Olympic gold medal.

Gold Medal Match (72 kg): Amit Elor (USA) tech. Zhamila Bakbergenova (KAZ), 10-0

First Period: Elor scores a takedown on a go-behind then picks up four turns for a 10-0 technical superiority win in 1:13.  Elor is a World champion at the age of 18.