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Tahkti Cup Results Through Day Two in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 21



Tahkti Cup Results through second day in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 21 All of the U.S. wrestlers have started their competition at the 20th Tahkti Cup in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 21 in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. The tournament will run through Friday, Feb. 23. Two of the Greco-Roman U.S. wrestlers are undefeated after their first day of competition. 2000 Olympian Kevin Bracken (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC) won by technical falls in his first two matches at 138.75 pounds, first with a 10-0 score over Nozat of Syria and then by an 11-0 score over Azimov of Tadjikistan in 30 seconds. 2000 Olympic silver medalist Matt Lindland (Oregon City, Ore./Sunkist Kids) also won with two technical falls over his opponents at 167.5 pounds. He defeated Alijani of Iran, 12-1 and Quzimamadov of Azerbaijan, 13-2. All of the freestyle team members are still in competition after day two. Undefeated are Bill Zadick (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC) at 138.75 pounds, Chris Bono (Gilbert, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) at 152 pounds, Joe Williams (Coralville, Iowa/Hawkeye WC) at 167.5 pounds, Lee Fullhart (Iowa City, Iowa/Hawkeye WC) at 187.25 pounds and 1999 World Champion Stephen Neal (Bakersfield, Calif./Dave Schultz WC) at 286 pounds. Zadick scored a technical fall over Berdyev of Turkmenistan, 10-0, then won two overtime decisions, the first over R. Essenaev of Russia, 8-7, then A.A. Bazri of Iran, 6-5. Bono first decisioned Mardoni of Iran, 2-2 in overtime, then Mirzaiev of Azerbaijan, 4-0. Williams decisioned Ceylan of Turkey, 8-1, then M. Alizadeh of Iran, 3-2 in overtime. Williams placed fourth in the 1999 World Championships. Fullhart won his first match by a technical fall over Rashidamir of Iran, 11-0, then won the second bout by a 5-1 decision over Yari of Iran. Neal first pinned Maesourni of Iran, then decisioned 1996 Olympic silver medalist Abbas Jadidi of Iran, 5-0. Those wrestlers who are undefeated still have a chance for a medal. Tahkti Cup Tehran, Iran, Feb. 20-23 Greco-Roman Results through Feb. 21 63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kevin Bracken, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC); won by tech. fall over Nozat (Syria), 10-0; won by tech. fall over Azimov (Tadjikistan), 11-0, 0:30 69 kg/152 lbs. - Heath Sims, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC); dec. Gazaryan (Armenia), 10-1; lost dec. to S.H. Marashian (Iran), 3-0; lost dec. to K. Saadatifar (Iran), 76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Matt Lindland, Oregon City, Ore. (Sunkist Kids); won by tech. fall voer Alijani (Iran), 12-1; won by tech. fall over Quzimamadov (Azerbaijan), 13-2 Freestyle Results through Feb. 21 54 kg/119 lbs. - Teague Moore, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Sunkist Kids); lost dec. to Kiorev (Bulgaria), 3-1; pin J. Abdulaev (Tadjikistan); dec. M. Hofeinrezaee (Iran); lost dec. to G.R. Mohammadi (Iran), 3-0, ot 58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Eric Guerrero, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy WC); lost dec. to Janjabi (Iran), 6-0; lost by forfeit to Mohammadie (Iran) 58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Cody Sanderson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids); lost by tech. fall to Tayebi (Iran), 10-0 63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Bill Zadick, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC); won by tech. fall over Berdyev (Turkmenistan), 10-0; dec. R. Essenaev (Russia), 8-7, ot; dec. A.A. Bazri (Iran), 6-5, ot 69 kg/152 lbs. - Chris Bono, Gilbert, Iowa (Sunkist Kids); dec. Mardoni (Iran), 2-2, ot; dec. Mirzaiev (Azerbaijan), 4-0 76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Joe Williams, Coralville, Iowa (Hawkeye WC); dec. Ceylan (Turkey), 8-1; dec. M. Alizadeh (Iran), 3-2, ot 85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Lee Fullhart, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC); won by tech. fall over Rashidamir (Iran), 11-0; dec. Yari (Iran), 5-1 97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Chad Lamer, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC); dec. Kahrizi (Iran), 5-2; won by forfeit over K. Amiri (Iran); lost by pin to A. R. Heidari (Iran) 130 kg/286 lbs. - Stephen Neal, Bakersfield, Calif. (Dave Schultz WC); pin Maesourni (Iran); dec. Jadidi (Iran), 5-0
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