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Greco-Roman and Freestyle Play-by-Play for USA Wrestlers from the World Championships on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Guangzhou, China



Greco-Roman and Freestyle Play-by-Play for USA Wrestlers from the World Championships on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Guangzhou, China

FREESTYLE

60 KG - MIKE ZADICK (SOLON, IOWA/HAWKEYE WC)

Gold-medal match: Seyed M. Mohammadi (Iran) dec. Zadick, 1-0, 1-1

First period
No takedown in first two minutes. Zadick wins flip, but can't finish on leg clinch and trails 1-0.

Second period
Zadick scores on double-leg takedown at 1:03. Mohammadi scores on pushout at 1:51 to tie it 1-1. Mohammadi wins period by virtue of scoring last.

Semifinals: Zadick dec. Mavlet Batirov (Russia), 1-0, 1-0

First period
No takedown in the first two minutes. Batirov wins leg clinch, but can't finish and Zadick wins the period 1-0.

Second period
Zadick shoots in on a double at 1:50 for a takedown and wins 1-0.

Quarterfinals: Zadick dec. Dutt Yogeshwar (India), 2-0, 1-0

First period
Zadick hits leg attack for takedown at 1:39. Zadick spins behind to finish for takedown at 1:58.

Second period
Zadick powers in on blast double-leg for takedown at 0:33 mark for the only scoring of the period.

Second round: Zadick dec. Aliaksandr Karnitski (Belarus), 1-0, 1-0

First period
Zadick fires in on single-leg shot and transfers it to a double for a takedown at 1:57.

Second period
Zadick hits another single and finishes near the edge for a takedown at 1:58.

First round: Zadick dec. Saeed Azarbayjani (Canada), 3-1, 1-0

First period
Zadick hits a double-leg takedown at 0:22. The Canadian comes back with a one-point pushout at 0:35 to tie it. Zadick counters a shot and hits a front headlock and turns his opponent for two points at 1:51. Zadick wins the period 3-1.

Second period
Zadick hits a double-leg shot and drives his opponent out of bounds on a pushout with one second left to win the period 1-0.

55 KG - SAMMIE HENSON (FLINSTONE, GA./SUNKIST KIDS)

Bronze-medal match: Henson dec. Adcham Achilov (Uzbekistan), 2-1, 2-0

First period
Achilov shoots in on a single off the opening whistle and gains a one-point takedown at 0:08. Henson snaps Achilov down for a takedown at 1:22. Henson counters a late shot and spins around for a takedown at 1:59.

Second period
Henson shoots in on a leg attack and gains exposure at 1:49 to win period 2-0.

Semifinals: Radoslav Velikov (Bularia) dec. Henson, 4-0, 7-1

First period
Velikov scores on single-leg takedown at 0:31. He adds tilt for three more at 1:00.

Second period
Henson spins behind for a takedown at 0:52, but is reversed at 0:59 to tie it 1-1. Velikov cranks Henson to his back for three points at 1:27 and again at 1:44 for three more.

Quarterfinals: Henson pins Taghi Dadashi (Iran), 1-2, 1:42

First period
Dadashi spins behind Henson for a takedown at 0:13 for the only scoring of the period.

Second period
Henson fires in on a single for a takedown at 1:22 and catches Dadashin on his back, pinning him at 1:42.

Second round: Henson dec. Francisco Sanchez (Spain), 3-0, 6-0

First period
Henson scores one-point pushouts at 0:28 and 0;57. Henson hits go-behind for one point at 1:47.

Second period
Henson scores one-point pushout at 0:12. Henson scores on throw-by at 0:23. He adds a pair of tilts at 1:00 and 1:08 to win by 6-0 technical fall.

First round: Henson dec. Rene Montero (Cuba), 1-2, 1-0, 6-0

First period
Montero hits double-leg takedown at 0:24 in a battle of past World Champions. Montero wins scramble and spins behind Henson for takedown at 1:06. Henson snaps Montero down and goes behind for takedown to cut it to 2-1.

Second period
Henson counters a shot attempt and works his way behind for a takedown at 0:51 for the only scoring of the period.

Third period
Henson counters and goes behind the Cuban for a takedown at 0:11. Henson adds a pushout at 0:39 and a takedown on another counter at 0:57. Henson then tilts the Cuban at 1:11 and holds him there for the remainder of the match to add three points.

GRECO-ROMAN

120 KG - DREMIEL BYERS (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO./U.S. ARMY)

Second round: Ismail Guzel (Turkey) dec. Byers, 0-3, 2-1, 1-1

First period
No takedown in the first minute. Byers hits reverse body lock and turn for two points at 1:06. Byers is not turned and adds a third point.

Second period
Guzel is given one point for a caution on Byers. Guzel can't turn Byers, who ties it 1-1. Byers can't gain a turn and Guzel wins period 2-1.

Third period
No takedown in the first minute. Guzel wins flip and can't turn Byers, who leads 1-0. Byers nearly gains a turn with 15 seconds left, but can't quite finish and Guzel wins the period 1-1.

First round: Byers dec. Vladimir Guralski (Israel), 4-0, 3-0

First period
No takedown in the first minute. Guralski can't turn Byers, who takes a 1-0 lead. Byers scores on a two-point gut-wrench at 1:42. Byers adds a one-point turn at 1:51 to win 4-0.

Second period
No takedown in the first minute. Guralski can't turn Byers, who takes a 1-0 lead. Byers hits a two-point gut-wrench at 1:53 to win the period 3-0.
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