Freestyle World Cup

Freestyle World Cup Running Notebook: Day 2

By United World Wrestling Press

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5:53 p.m. In the final match of the dual meet, Jamaladdin MAGOMEDOV (AZE) used a late takedown to defeat returning world bronze medalist Nick GWIAZDOWSKI (USA) 4-3 at 125kg. Gwiazdowski appeared to be in control after building a 3-0 lead off a passivity and takedown. But Magomedov scored two late takedowns to defeat Gwiazdowski. USA wins the Freestyle World Cup with a 6-4 victory over Azerbaijan. 

5:43 p.m. Kyle SNYDER (USA) clinched the Freestyle World Cup title for USA by beating Roman BAKIROV (AZE) 14-3 at 97kg. Snyder was dominant from start to finish. Leading 2-1, Snyder scored a takedown to go up 4-1 and then used four turns to blow the match open. He led 12-3 at the break and added a takedown early in the second period to finish off the technical fall.

5:36 p.m. In a battle of world medalists, Aslanbek ALBOROV (AZE) edged J'den COX (USA) 4-4 on criteria at 92kg. Albarov picked up a takedown two minutes into the match to grab a 2-0 lead. Cox came back with a takedown of his own early in the second period to give him the criteria lead. But Albarov would find another takedown to go up 4-2. Cox would score with two step outs in the final 90 seconds of the match, but Albarov would hang on for the criteria victory. 

5:22 p.m. David TAYLOR (USA) gave the United States its fifth victory by beating world fifth-place finisher Aleksandr GOSTIYEV (AZE) 12-2 at 86kg. Taylor built a 6-2 lead after the opening period, and then added two more takedowns and late exposure to get the technical fall. 

5:12 p.m. Kyle DAKE (USA) topped Olympic bronze medalist Jabrayil HASANOV (AZE) 5-3 to put USA up 4-2 after six matches. Dake led 1-0 after the opening period. Hasanov took the lead at the 2:20 mark with a takedown. Dake inched closer with a step out. The American then picked up a takedown with 1:30 left to go up 4-2. A short time later he received a point off a penalty to go up 5-3. Hasanov would add a late step out, but it wouldn't be enough. 

4:48 p.m. Jordan BURROUGHS (USA), a 2012 Olympic champion and four-time world champion, earned a second-period fall over U23 European champion Gadzhimurad OMAROV (AZE) at 74kg. Burroughs used a step out and takedown in the first period to lead 3-0 at the break. In the second period he scored an early takedown and then put Omarov to his back and secured the fall. USA leads 3-2 through five matches. 

4:48 p.m. Joshgun AZIMOV (AZE) edged multiple-time world medalist James GREEN (USA) 4-4 on criteria at 70kg. The victory knotted the dual meet score at 2-2. Green took a 2-0 lead into the break after scoring with a double leg takedown in the first period. But Azimov battled back in the second, getting a takedown followed by a two-point exposure to grab a 4-2 lead. Green inched closer with a step out point and then another point for a fleeing caution. But Azimov held on for the one-point win. 

4:38 p.m. Logan STIEBER (USA), a 2016 world champion, picked up a key win for USA at 65kg by beating three-time world champion Haji ALIYEV (AZE) 6-3. Stieber led 2-1 at the break after a first-period takedown. He added to his lead early in the second period with another takedown. Aliyev responded with a takedown of his own to make the score 4-3. Stieber then closed out the victory with a takedown in the final 10 seconds to win by three. 

4:27 p.m. Kendric MAPLE (USA) put the United States on the board with a 6-2 victory over multiple time junior world medalist Afgan Khashalov (AZE) at 61kg. Maple jumped out to a 4-0 lead after a takedown and gut wrench turn. Khahalov scored late in the first period to cut the deficit to 4-2. Maple would respond early in the second period with another takedown. 

4:16 p.m. Giorgi EDISHERASHVILI (AZE), a 2017 European champion, edged returning world silver medalist Thomas GILMAN (USA) 8-7 in the first bout of the gold-medal match. Gilman led 2-1 early in the second period after a takedown, but the Georgian scored with multiple exposures to take the lead and go up 8-3 after a failed USA challenge. Gilman would add two late takedowns, but fall short. 

4:05 p.m. The gold-medal match is underway between USA and Azerbaijan. 

3:52 p.m. Taiki YAMAMOTO (JPN) edged Yudenny ALPAJON ESTEVEZ (CUB) 6-5 in a back-and-forth match at 125kg to give Japan the bronze medal. Japan defeated Cuba 6-4.

3:40 p.m. Reineris SALAS PEREZ (CUB) used three four-point moves to claim a 12-0 technical fall over Taira SONODA (JPN) at 97kg. Japan holds a 5-4 lead over Cuba going into the final match of the dual meet. 

3:33 p.m. Lazaro HERNANDEZ LUIS (CUB) kept Cuba's hopes alive as he edged Takashi ISHIGURO (JPN) 4-4 on criteria at 92kg. With a 4-2 lead late, Hernandez surrendered a takedown, but held criteria, giving him the victory. 

3:22 p.m. Yurieski TORREBLANCA QUERALTA (CUB) kept Cuba in the dual meet as he topped Shota SHIRAI (JPN) 4-1 at 86kg. 

3:11 p.m. World silver medalist Sohsuke TAKATANI (Japan) cruised to a 10-0 first-period technical fall over Yoan Adrian ZULUETA MORALES (Cuba) at 79kg. Japan extends its lead to 5-1 after six matches. 

3:05 p.m. In a battle of world medalists, Yuhi FUJINAMI (JPN) dominated Livan LOPEZ AZCUY (CUB) 16-5 at 74kg. Japan now leads 4-1. 

3 p.m. Franklin MAREN CASTILLO (CUB) used impressive takedowns to notch an 8-4 victory over Keisuke OTOGURO (JPN) at 70kg and give Cuba its first win. Otoguro cut the deficit to two points in the third period, but Castillo scored a takedown with 20 seconds left to extend his lead.

2:47 p.m. Daichi TAKATANI (JPN) was on the brink of losing by technical fall in the first period to world bronze medalist Alejandro Enrique VALDES TOBIER (CUB) when he trailed 8-0, but battled all the way back, scoring 10 unanswered points to win 10-8. With the victory, Japan takes a 3-0 lead over Cuba. 

2:38 p.m. Kazuya KOYANAGI (JPN) won a hard-fought match, 9-6, over two-time world bronze medalist Yowlys BONNE RODRIGUEZ (CUB). Koyanagi jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but Bonne Rodriguez battled back to get within a point in the second period. Koyanagi sealed the deal with late takedown. His victory gives Japan a 2-0 lead. 

2:26 p.m. Returning world champion Yuki TAKAHASHI (JPN) trailed at the break, but used a strong second period to pick up a 7-5 victory over U23 world champion Reineri ANDREU ORTEGA (CUB) in the first match of the dual meet at 57kg. 

2:17 p.m. Japan and Cuba will now battle for third place. 

2:09 p.m. Daulet SHABANBAY (KAZ) wins by technical fall (10-0) over Singh PUSHPENDER (IND) at 125kg, which closes out the dual meet. Kazakhstan wins 10-0 to place seventh.

2:04 p.m. Zolboo NATSAGSUREN (MGL) shuts out Zviad METREVELI (GEO) 6-0 at 125kg, but Georgia wins the dual meet 6-4 to take fifth place. 

2 p.m. Mamed IBRAGIMOV (KAZ) rolls to a 10-0 technical fall over Viky VIKY (IND) at 97kg.

1:59 p.m. Iliskhan CHILAYEV (KAZ) tops Deepak PUNIA (IND) 10-3 at 92kg to push Kazakhstan's lead to 8-0. 

1:56 p.m. Givi MATCHARASHVILI (GEO) makes it look easy in picking up a 10-0 technical fall in under a minute against Batzul ULZIISAIKHAN (MGL) at 97kg. 

1:53 p.m. Dato MARSAGISHVILI (GEO) wins by injury default over Turtogtokh LUVSANDORJ (MGL) at 92kg. Georgia takes a 5-3 lead with two matches remaining. 

1:49 p.m. Uitumen ORGODOL (MGL) tops Davit KHUTSISHVILI (GEO) 12-5 at 86 kg. 

1:48 p.m. Elkhan ASSADOV (KAZ) gets a  3-0 shutout victory over Pawan KUMAR (IND) at 86kg. 

1:44 p.m. Saken AITZHANOV (KAZ) won by fall over Sachin GIRI (IND) at 79kg, giving Kazakhstan a 6-0 lead. 

1:41 p.m. In a wild, high-scoring affair, Tariel GAPHRINDASHVILI (GEO) defeated Iderkhuu GANTULGA (MGL) 22-17 at 79kg. Georgia now leads 4-2. 

1:37 p.m. Daniyar KAISANOV (KAZ) picks up a 13-7 victory over Kumar Omprakash VINOD (IND) at 74kg.  

1:29 p.m. Georgia takes a 3-2 lead in the dual meet as Tarzan MAISURADZE (GEO) tops Mandakhnaran GANZORIG (MGL) 7-1 at 74kg. 

1:26 p.m. Meirzhan ASHIROV (KAZ) blanks Kumar ARUN (IND) 6-0 at 70kg, extending Kazakhstan's lead to 4-0. 

1:20 p.m. Levan KELEKHSASHVILI (GEO) edges Ganbayar SANJAA (MGL) 2-1 at 70kg, making the dual meet score 2-2. 

1:17 p.m. Sayatbek OKASSOV (KAZ) makes it three victories in a row for Kazakhstan as he wins by technical fall over Sharvan SHARVAN (IND) at 65kg.

1:10 p.m. Georgia received a forfeit at 65kg. 

1:08 p.m. Tuvshintulga TUMENBILEG (MGL) rolls to an 11-0 technical fall over Lasha LOMTADZE (GEO) at 61kg, giving Mongolia a 2-0 lead. 

1:07 p.m. Rassul KALIYEV (KAZ) defeated Sandeep TOMAR (IND) 10-6 at 61kg. 

1:06 p.m. Bekhbayar ERDENEBAT (MGL) shuts out Teimuraz VANISHVILI (GEO) 4-0 at 57kg to open the dual meet. 

12:57 p.m. Kazakhstan receives a forfeit at 57kg against India. 

12:56 p.m. The fifth and seventh-place matches are underway. 

12:47 p.m. Daulet SHABANBAY (KAZ) gets a 12-2 technical fall over  Yudenny ALPAJON ESTEVEZ (CUB), which gives Kazakhstan the victory over Cuba on criteria points as each country won five matches. 

12:42 p.m. Mamed IBRAGIMOV (KAZ) used a late exposure to edge Reineris SALAS PEREZ (CUB) 3-3 on criteria at 97kg. The points were not initially awarded, but it was challenged and overturned. The dual meet will come down to the final bout. 

12:34 p.m. Kazakhstan inches closer as Iliskhan CHILAYEV (KAZ) gets a 12-2 technical fall over Lazaro HERNANDEZ LUIS (CUB) at 92kg. Cuba leads 5-3 with two matches remaining. 

12:31 p.m. Nobuyoshi ARAKIDA (JPN) shuts out PUSHPENDER (IND) 4-0, which gives Japan a 9-1 victory over India. 

12:26: Cuba extends its lead to 5-2 after Yurieski TORREBLANCA QUERALTA (CUB) tops Elkhan ASSADOV (KAZ) 4-2 at 86kg. 

11:52 a.m. Sohsuke TAKATANI (JPN) gives Japan another technical fall. He defeats Sachin GIRI (IND) 10-0 at 79kg. 

11:48 a.m. Japan received a forfeit at 74kg. 

11:47 a.m. KINOSHITA (JPN) dominated ARUN (IND) by technical fall at 70kg. 

11:46 a.m. Reineri ANDREU ORTEGA (CUB) started the dual meet with a 4-1 win over Mukhambet KUATBEK (KAZ) at 57kg. 

11:42 a.m. At 65kg, OTOGURO (JPN) kept it rolling for Japan as he claimed a technical fall over SHARVAN (IND). 

11:40 a.m. NAKAMURA (JPN) claimed an 11-0 technical fall over TOMAR (IND) at 61kg. Japan leads 2-0 after two matches. 

11:38 a.m. World champion Yuki TAKAHASHI (JPN) received a forfeit at 57kg against India. 

11:35 a.m. The next four nations competing are walking out right now. 

11:33 a.m. Jamaladdin MAGOMEDOV (AZE) edged Zolboo NATSAGSUREN (MGL) 3-2  at 125kg, giving Azerbaijan a 7-3 victory over Mongolia. 

11:28 a.m. Nick GWIAZDOWSKI (USA), a returning world bronze medalist, closed out the victory for USA with a 7-0 victory over Zviad METREVELI (GEO) at 125kg. USA defeats Georgia 8-2 and advances to the gold-medal match at 4 p.m. 

11:25 a.m. Roman BAKIROV (AZE) handled Batzul ULZIISAIKHAN (MGL) 10-1 at 97kg. 

11:19 a.m. Olympic champion Kyle SNYDER (USA) rolled to an easy first-period 10-0 technical fall over Givi MATCHARASHVILI (GEO) at 97kg. 

11:15 a.m. Dato MARSAGISHVILI (GEO) used an early takedown and late takedown to defeat Olympic and world bronze medalist J'den COX (USA) 5-0 at 92kg. USA now leads 6-2 with two matches remaining. 

11:13 a.m. Aslanbek ALBOROV (AZE) rolled to an 11-0 technical fall over Turtogtokh LUVSANDORJ (MGL) at 91kg, giving Azerbaijan a 5-3 lead with two matches left. 

11:06 a.m. Aleksandr GOSTIYEV (AZE) picked up a 10-3 victory over Uitumen ORGODOL (MGL) at 86kg. 

11:02 a.m. David TAYLOR (USA) kept the ball rolling for USA as he picked up an 11-1 technical fall over Davit KHUTSISHVILI (GEO) at 86kg.

10:59 a.m. Jabrayil HASANOV (AZE) cruised to a 12-2 technical fall over Iderkhuu GANTULGA (MGL) at 79kg. 

10:53 a.m. Kyle DAKE (USA) was dominant in a 10-0 victory over Tariel GAPHRINDASHVILI (GEO) at 79kg. The USA goes up 5-1 through six matches. 

10:48 a.m. Jordan BURROUGHS (USA), a 2012 Olympic champion and four-time world champion, cruised to a first-period technical fall over Tarzan MAISURADZE (GEO) at 74kg. Burroughs registered three takedowns and put the match away with a leg lace. 

10:45 a.m. Mandakhnaran GANZORIG (MGL) picked up a victory over Gadzhimurad OMAROV (AZE) at 74kg. 

10:41 a.m. Two-time world medalist James GREEN (USA) nearly had a technical fall, but had to settle for an 8-0 victory over Levan KELEKHSASHVILI (GEO) to put USA up 3-1 on Georgia. 

10:38 a.m. At 70kg, Joshgun AZIMOV (AZE) topped Ganbayar SANJAA (MGL) 9-4 to even the dual meet score at 2-2. 

10:31 a.m. 2016 world champion Logan STIEBER (USA) registered a quick 10-0 technical fall over Magamed SAIDOVI (GEO) at 65kg. 

10:27 a.m. Azerbaijan received a forfeit victory at 65kg. 

10:25 a.m. Lasha LOMTADZE (GEO) came back to defeat Kendric MAPLE (USA) 3-3 on criteria at 61kg. Lomtadze scored a late takedown, which gave him the lead and eventually the victory. 

10:24 a.m.  Tuvshintulga TUMENBILEG (MGL) topped Akhmednabi GVARZATILOV (AZE) 7-2 to give Mongolia a 2-0 victory. 

10:18 a.m. Bekhbayar ERDENEBAT (MGL) edged Afgan KHASHALOV (AZE) at 57kg to put Mongolia up 1-0. 

10:14 a.m. World silver medalist Thomas GILMAN (USA) put USA on the board with a 6-4 victory over Teimuraz VANISHVILI (GEO) at 57kg. Gilman trailed after the opening period, but used five step outs in the final period to come back and win.

9:23 a.m. Follow action on Day 2 of the Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City, Iowa. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CT.