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UPDATED: U.S. beat Ukraine, 5-2 to take fifth place at Freestyle World Cup



KRASNOYARK, RUSSIA - The United States defeated Ukraine 5-2, to take fifth at the Freestyle World Cup on Sunday.

The U.S. finished the tournament with a 1-2 record, after losing matches in their pool to Iran, 1-6, and Uzbekistan, 3-4, on Saturday.

Russia won the team title, with a 5-2 decision over Iran in the championship match. Third place went to Uzbekistan, which defeated Georgia in the bronze-medal round, 4-3.

"I am very disappointed," National Freestyle Coach Kevin Jackson told the Russian media in an interview on the Russian Wrestling Federation website. "We were at the World Cup with the intention of making the finals and competing against Russia, but ultimately we took only fifth place. Our only victory was against the weakest team in the field from Ukraine."

Winning by pin in the final dual meet was Mo Lawal (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. Lawal defeated Duhin Evgeni, by pinning him in 50 seconds.

Donny Pritzlaff (Madison, Wis. /New York AC) won over Giya Childadaze of Ukraine, 4-1, 1-0.

Mike Zadick (Solon, Iowa/Hawkeye WC) won his second match of the tournament by beating Yuri Belotnyuk of the Ukraine, 4-1, 2-0.

No U.S. wrestler won all three bouts during the World Cup. Claiming two wins during the weekend were Lawal, Zadick, Henry Cejudo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Tolly Thompson (Cedar Falls, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) at 120 kg/264.5 lbs.

Team Score
1. Russia
2. Iran
3. Uzbekistan
4. Georgia
5. United States
6. Ukraine

Event Results
Championship Dual: Russia 5, Iran 2

55 kg/121 lbs. - Djamal Otarsultanov (Russia) dec. Hadi Hajian (Iran), 0-1, 3-0, 4-0
60 kg/132 lbs. - Mavlet Batirov (Russia) dec. Kermani Tagavi (Iran), 4-0, 0-1, 1-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Hassan Tahmasi (Iran) dec. Shamil Batirov (Russia), 1-1, 0-4, 1-0
74 kg/163 lbs. - Denis Tsargush (Russia) dec. Hadi Habibi (Iran), 2-1, 4-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Georgi Ketoev (Russia) tech. Reza Yazdani (Iran), 6-0, 6-0
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Khadjimurad Gatsalov (Russia) dec. Amir Moradi (Iran), 0-1, 5-0, 4-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Alireza Rezaei (Iran) dec. Alexei Shemarov (Russia), 0-1, 1-0, 1-0

Third-Place Dual: Uzbekistan 4, Georgia 3
55 kg/121 lbs. - Adkhamjon Achilov (Uzbekistan) dec. Gocha Kirkitadze (Georgia), 7-3, 0-1, 3-3
60 kg/132 lbs. - Levan Chabradze (Georgia) dec. Ikhtiyor Navruzov (Uzbekistan), 4-2, 3-1
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Arslan Khutaliev (Uzbekistan) dec. Otar Tushishvili (Georgia), 1-0, 0-2, 1-1
74 kg/163 lbs. - Soslan Tigiev (Uzbekistan) dec. Davit Akhalmosulishvili (Georgia), 0-1, 4-0, 3-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Revazi Mindorashvili (Georgia) dec. Abdul Ammaev (Uzbekistan), 3-1, 2-1
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Eldari Kurtanidze (Georgia) dec. Magomed Ibragimov (Uzbekistan), 1-0, 1-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Oleg Kallagov (Uzbekistan) dec. Davit Modzmanashvili (Georgia), 1-0, 1-0

Fifth-Place Dual: United States 5, Ukraine 2
55 kg/121 lbs. - Henry Cejudo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) dec. Alexander Zakharuk (Ukraine), 1-2, 2-1, 2-0
60 kg/132 lbs. - Mike Zadick (Solon Iowa/Hawkeye WC) dec. Yuri Belotnyuk (Ukraine), 4-1, 2-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Leonid Bazan (Uzbekistan) dec. Jesse Jantzen (Brookine, Mass./New York AC), 3-1, 2-0
74 kg/163 lbs. - Donny Pritzlaff (Madison, Wis. /New York AC) dec. Giya Childadaze (Ukraine), 4-1, 1-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Alik Musaev (Ukraine) dec. Andy Hrovat (Ann Arbor, Mich./New York AC), 1-0, 2-0
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Mo Lawal (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) pin Deveni (Ukraine), 0:50
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Tolly Thompson (Cedar Falls, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) dec. Roman (Ukraine), 2-1, 1-0

Pool Results
Iran 6, United States 1

55 kg/121 lbs. - Henry Cejudo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) dec. Mohammed Rezaei (Iran), 1-3, 2-1, 1-0
60 kg/132 lbs. - Kermani Tagavi (Iran) dec. Mike Zadick (Solon Iowa/Hawkeye WC), 2-0, 4-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Hassan Tahmasi (Iran) dec. Jesse Jantzen (Brookine, Mass./New York AC), 1-3, 2-1, 3-1
74 kg - Hadi Habibi (Iran) dec. Donny Pritzlaff (Madison, Wis. /New York AC), 1-0, 0-2, 1-1
84 kg/185 lbs. - Reza Yazdani (Iran) dec. Andy Hrovat (Ann Arbor, Mich./New York AC), 1-0, 2-0
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Amir Moradi (Iran) dec. Mo. Lawal (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC), 2-0, 1-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Alireza Rezaei (Iran) dec. Tolly Thompson (Cedar Falls, Iowa/Sunkist Kids), 1-0, 0-1, 2-0

Uzbekistan 4, United States 3
55 kg/121 lbs. - Adkhamjon Achilov (Uzbekistan) dec. Henry Cejudo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids), 2-1, 4-2
60 kg/132 lbs. - Mike Zadick (Solon Iowa/Hawkeye WC) dec. Ikhtiyor Navruzov (Uzbekistan), 4-1, 3-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Arslan Khutaliev (Uzbekistan) dec. Jesse Jantzen (Brookine, Mass./New York AC), 1-3, 2-1, 3-2
74 kg/163 lbs. - Soslan Tigiev (Uzbekistan) dec. Donny Pritzlaff (Madison, Wis. /New York AC), 1-0, 1-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Adbul Ammaev (Uzbekistan) pin Andy Hrovat (Ann Arbor, Mich./New York AC), 2-1, fall
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Mo Lawal (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) dec. Magomed Ibragimov (Uzbekistan), 4-0, 2-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Tolly Thompson ((Cedar Falls, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) dec. Oleg Kallagov (Uzbekistan), 1-0, 2-0

Iran 5, Uzbekistan 2
55 kg/121 lbs. - Hadi Hajian (Iran) dec. Adkhamjon Achilov (Uzbekistan), 0-1, 2-1, 1-0
60 kg/132 lbs. - Kermani Tagavi (Iran) dec. Ikhtiyor Navruzov (Uzbekistan), 3-0, 6-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Arslan Khutaliev (Uzbekistan) dec. Hassan Tahmasi (Iran), 1-0, 2-1
74 kg/163 lbs. - Soslan Tigiev (Uzbekistan) dec. Hadi Habibi (Iran), 1-0, 2-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Reza Yazdani (Iran) dec. Abdul Ammaev (Uzbekistan), 2-0, 1-0
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Amir Moradi (Iran) dec. Magomed Ibragimov (Uzbekistan), 0-1, 3-0, 3-2
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Alireza Rezaei (Iran) dec. Oleg Kallagov (Uzbekistan), 2-1, 6-0

Georgia 4, Ukraine 3
55 kg/121 lbs. - Gocha Kirkitadze (Georgia) dec. Alexandr Galagan (Ukraine), 1-1, 1-1, 2-2
60 kg/132 lbs. - Yuri Semakin (Ukraine) dec. Levan Chabradze (Georgia), 1-0, 1-2, 2-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Leonid Bazan (Ukraine) dec. Otar Tushishvili (Ukraine), 0-1, 2-1, 6-2
74 kg/163 lbs. - Davit Akhalmosulishvili (Georgia) dec. Giya Chikhladze (Ukraine), 2-0, 0-1, 3-2
84 kg/185 lbs. - Alik Muzev (Ukraine) dec. Revazi Mindorashvili (Georgia), 0-1, 1-0, 2-0
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Eldari Kurtznidze (Georgia) dec. Evgeni Dhuin (Ukraine), 2-0, 3-0
120 kg/ 264.5 lbs. - Davit Modzmanshvili (Georgia) dec. Roman Shelegeda (Ukraine), 6-0, 1-0

Russia 7, Ukraine 0
55 kg/121 lbs. - Djamal Otarsultanov (Russia) dec. Alexandr Galagan (Ukraine), 3-0, 2-0
60 kg/ 132 lbs. - Mavlet Batirov (Russia) dec. Yuri Semakin (Ukraine), 1-0, 1-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Zaur Botaev (Russia) dec. Leonid Bazan (Ukraine), 1-0, 2-0
74 kg/ 163 lbs. - Sergei Vitkovski (Russia) dec. Giya Chikhladze (Ukraine), 3-1, 1-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Georgi Ketoev (Russia) dec. Alik Muzaev (Ukraine), 3-1, 1-0
96 kg/ 211.5 lbs. - Khadjimurad Gatsalov (Russia) dec. Evgeni Duhin (Ukraine), 1-0, 3-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Bahtiyar Ahmedov (Russia) pin Roman Shelegeda (Ukraine), 1:37

Russia 7, Georgia 0
55 kg/121 lbs. - Djamal Otarsultanov (Russia) dec. Gocha Kirkitadze (Georgia), 1-0, 8-1
60 kg/ 132 lbs. - Mavlet Batirov (Russia) dec. Levan Chabradze (Georgia), 5-0, 4-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Zaur Botaev (Russia) pin Otar Tushishvili (Georgia), 1:59
74 kg/ 163 lbs. - Sergei Vitkovski (Russia) dec. Davit Akhalmosulishvili (Georgia), 4-0, 5-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Georgi Ketoev (Russia) dec. Revazi Mindorashvili (Goergia), 2-0, 1-0
96 kg/ 211.5 lbs. - Khadjimurad Gatsalov (Russia) dec. Eldari Kurtanedze (Georgia), 1-0, 3-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Bahtiyar Ahmedov (Russia) pin Davit Modzmanashvili (Georgia), 2-0, 0:47
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