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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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United States defeats Russia, 21-9, to claim the team title at World Cup

The United States defeated Russia 21-9 to clinch the team title at the 2001 World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling in Baltimore, Md., May 6. Teague Moore (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sunkist Kids) lost the first bout at 119 pounds when he was pinned by Alexandre Kontoev at 2:15. At 127.75 pounds, Kerry Boumans (Colorado Springs, Colo./Dave Schultz WC) decisioned Murat Ramazanov, 3-0, to clinch his first World Cup individual championship. Ramazanov was Eighth in the 2000 Olympic Games. 2000 Olympic team member Cary Kolat (Morgantown, W. Va./Dave Schultz WC) decisioned Miron Dzadzaev 10-2. Dzadzaev was sixth in 1999 World Championships. At 152 pounds, Chris Bono (Gilbert, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) won by an injury default with thirty seconds to go in the first period. Joe Williams (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) decisioned Ruslan Kokaev of Russia, 6-0, at 167.5 pounds to win his second straight World Cup title. 2000 Olympian Charles Burton (Bloomington, Ind./NYAC) decisioned Khadjimourat Gatsalov, 3-2, to claim more team points for the U.S. at 187.25 pounds. Dominic Black (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) lost a 5-3 decision to Taimouraz Tigiev at 213.75 pounds. 2000 Olympian Kerry McCoy (Bethlehem, Pa./NYAC) won his third straight World Cup title with a victory over Nikolai Telegin. McCoy was ahead 9-0 late in the second period when Telegin was given his third caution and a disqualification. Quotes from the USA vs. Russia dual 58 kg - Kerry Boumans, Colorado Springs, Colo. - "It feels real good to win the title here. I didn't wrestle really well at the U.S. Nationals last month, and I was able to use this as a tool going into the World Trials. Since the Nationals I have worked on being more aggressive with the coaches. I need to go out and get my points instead of waiting. I am making them wrestle and it worked well for me." 76 kg - Joe Williams, Iowa City, Iowa - "I felt better in this match. I had more to eat, so I've had more energy. Kevin Jackson and Mike Duroe were in my corner and emphasized scoring right away, which I was able to do." Final Team Standings 1. United States, 4-0 record, 8 pts. 2. Iran, 3-1 record, 6 pts. 3. Russia, 2-2 record, 4 pts. 4. Turkey, 1-3 record, 2 pts. 5. Uzbekistan, 0-4 record, 0 pts. Individual placewinners 54 kg/119 lbs. - Gold - Golam Mohammadi, Iran; Silver - Adkham Achilov, Uzbekistan; Bronze - Alexandre Kontoev, Russia; 4th - Stephen Abas, United States; 5th - Teague Moore, United States; 6th - Vedat Oztemur, Turkey 58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Gold - Kerry Boumans, United States; Silver - Massoud Mostafa Gokar, Iran; Bronze - Murat Ramazanov, Russia; 4th - Arif Kama, Turkey; 5th - Dilshod Mansurov, Uzbekistan 63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Gold - Ali Reza Dabier, Iran; Silver - Cary Kolat, United States; Bronze - Damir Zakhartdinov, Uzbekistan; 4th - Miron Dzadzaev, Russia; 5th - Omer Cubukci, Turkey 69 kg/152 lbs. - Gold - Ahmet Gulhan, Turkey; Silver - Chris Bono, United States; Bronze - Mehdi Baraati, Iran; 4th - Iskhak Boziev, Russia; 5th - Tulkin Buronov, Uzbekistan 76 kg/167.5 lbs. - Gold - Joe Williams, United States; Silver - Mehdi Akbarnejad, Iran; Bronze - Gokhan Yavaser, Turkey; 4th - Inal Ozagourov, Russia; 5th - Ruslan Kokaev, Russia; 6th - Khurshid Khaldarov, Uzbekistan 85 kg/187.25 lbs. - Gold - Ahmad Shekofteh, Iran; Silver - Aslan Sanakoev, Uzbekistan; Bronze - Charles Burton, United States; 4th - Khadjimourat Magomedov, Russia; 5th - Nuri Zengin, Turkey; 6th - Khadjimourat Gatsalon, Russia 97 kg/213.75 lbs. - Gold - Ali Reza Heidari; Silver - Taimouraz Tiguiev, Russia; Bronze - Dominic Black, United States; 4th - Rasul Katinovossov, Uzbekistan; 5th - Vedat Ergin 130 kg/286 lbs. - Gold - Kerry McCoy, United States; Silver - Aydin Polatci, Turkey; Bronze - Ebrahim Mehraban, Iran; 4th - Nikolai Telegin, Russia; 5th - Yasser Nourzaee, Iran; 6th - Ruslan Utegenov, Uzbekistan
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