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Stieber Wins Gold!

Logan Stieber had sights set on the 2016 Olympics at 65 kg, but was unable to break through at the trials the last couple years. The drop then to the non-Olympic 61 kg has made him the best in the world. Stieber at 61 kg is putting up points in every match against very tough opponents foreign and domestic, that has landed him 2016 Gold and possibly more in the next couple years. Down at this weight, Stieber has shown his top wrestling ability that helped him to being one of the most dominant NCAA Wrestlers in history, winning four NCAA titles. 

The 2016 World Championships bracket produced maybe the "worst draw" possible, certainly not doing him any favors. Steiber on his first world team looked like a veteran though working through matches unfazed and not intimidated. The Ohio RTC gains more hardware adding to the Olympic Gold Kyle Snyder won in Rio. 

Alli Ragan won four straight to reach the finals at 60 kg. She claims silver after falling 6-0 in the finals, just barely missing out on a couple shots. It's Alli's first senior level world medal, breaking through for the first time. 

James Green won his first two matches reaching the quarterfinals, but fell 3-3 and was not pulled into repechage. Once again we have seen an American give up a shot clock penalty early, and then have it be the deciding point in the match. Green was shooting early making the point even more frustrating. The takedown he gave up was off a shot with a front headlock go behind. 

At Budapest, Hungary

Final Results on Saturday

Women’s freestyle at 55 kg/121 lbs.
Gold – Mayu Mukaida (Japan)
Silver - Irina Olgonova (Russia)
Bronze – Aiym Abdildina (Kazakhstan)
Bronze – Otgontsetseg Davaasukh (Mongolia) 
5th - Ramona Galambos (Hungary)
5th - Katsiaryna Hanchar Yanushkevich (Belarus)
7th – Tetyana Kit (Ukraine)
8th – Jaqueline Schellin (Germany)
9th – Iulia Leorda (Moldova)
10th – Sara Hildebrandt (USA)
Gold – Mayu Mukaida (Japan) tech. fall Irina Olgonova (Russia), 10-0, 1:27
Bronze – Otgontsetseg Davaasukh (Mongolia) tech fall Katsiaryna Hanchar Yanushkevich (Belarus), 10-0, 1:46
Bronze – Aiym Abdildina (Kazakhstan) pin Ramona Galambos (Hungary), 2:16

Men’s freestyle at 61 kg/134 lbs.
Gold – Logan Stieber (USA)
Silver - Beka Lomtadze (Georgia), 8-4
Bronze – Akhmednabi Gvarzatilov (Azerbaijan)
Bronze – Akhmed Chakaev (Russia
5th - Behnam Ehsanpoor (Iran)
5th - Iurii Siemakin (France)
7th – Andrei Perpelita (Moldova)
8th – Temurjon Usmonohunov (Uzbekistan)
9th – Bajrang (India)
10th – Heorgi Kaliyeu (Belarus)
Gold – Logan Stieber (USA) dec. Beka Lomtadze (Georgia), 8-4
Bronze – Akhmednabi Gvarzatilov (Azerbaijan) dec. Iurii Siemakin (France), 4-1
Bronze – Akhmed Chakaev (Russia) dec. Behnam Ehsanpoor (Iran), 7-4

Greco-Roman at 71 kg/156 lbs.
Gold –Balint Korpasi (Hungary)
Silver - Daniel Cataraga (Moldova)
Bronze – Ilie Cojocari (Romania)
Bronze – Hasan Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
5th - Aleksandar Maksimovic (Serbia)
5th - Adam Kurak (Russia)
7th – Artak Margaryan (France)
8th – Dawid Karecinski (Poland)
9th – Pavel Liakh (Belarus)
10th – Christopher Gonzalez (USA)
Gold –Balint Korpasi (Hungary) dec. Daniel Cataraga (Moldova), 2-1
Bronze – Ilie Cojocari (Romania) dec. Aleksandar Maksimovic (Serbia), 5-2
Bronze – Hasan Aliyev (Azerbaijan) dec. Adam Kurak (Russia), 5-2

U.S. World Team results for Saturday

Women’s freestyle
55 kg/121 lbs. – Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC), 10th place
LOSS Mayu Mukaida (Japan), tech. fall 13-2
LOSS Ramona Galambos (Hungary), 7-4

Men’s freestyle
61 kg/134 lbs. - Logan Stieber (Columbus, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC), gold medal
WIN Vasyl Shuptar (Ukraine), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Akhmed Chakaev (Russia), 13-11
WIN Behnam Ehsanpoor (Iran), 9-8
Gold-Medal Finals WIN. Beka Lomtadze (Georgia) 8-4

71 kg/156 lbs. – Christopher Gonzalez, Bolingbrook, Ill. (U.S. Army WCAP), 10th place
WIN Filip Dubsky (Czech Republic), tech. fall 8-0
LOSS Ilie Cojocari (Romania), 2-2

U.S. performances on Sunday

Women’s freestyle
60 kg/132 lbs. - Alli Ragan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
WIN Sarita (India), 8-4
WIN Linda Morais (Canada), 6-3
WIN Laura Mertens (Germany), 5-0
WIN Ayaulym Kassymova (Kazakhstan), tech. fall 14-4
Gold Medal Finals – LOSS Xingru Pei (China) 6-0

Men’s freestyle
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)
WIN Gitnomagomedov Gadzhiyev (Azerbaijan), tech. fall 12-1
WIN Davit Tlashadze (Georgia), 4-1
LOSS Rashid Kurbanov (Uzbekistan), 3-3

80 kg/176 lbs. - Patrick Martinez, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
LOSS Ashkat Dilmukhamedov (Kazakhstan), tech. fall 8-0, 1:16

Women’s freestyle 60 kg/132 lbs. 
Gold - Xingru Pei (China)
Silver - Alli Ragan (USA)
Bronze - Linda Morais (Canada)
Bronze - Emese Barka (Hungary)
5th - Ayaulym Kassymova (Kazakhstan)
5th - Yui Sakano (Japan)
7th – Laura Mertens (Germany)
8th – Katarzyna Madrowska (Poland)
9th – Shovdoor Baatarjav (Mongolia)
10th – Viktoria Bobeva (Bulgaria)
Gold - Xingru Pei (China) dec. Alli Ragan (USA), 6-0
Bronze - Linda Morais (Canada) tech. fall Ayaulym Kassymova (Kazakhstan), 10-0
Bronze - Emese Barka (Hungary) dec. Yui Sakano (Japan), 7-4

Men’s freestyle 70 kg/154 lbs.
Gold -. Magomed Kurbanaliev (Russia)
Silver - Nurlan Bekzahanov (Kazakshtan)
Bronze - Mostafa Hosseinkhani (Iran)
Bronze – Elaman Dogdurbek Uulu (Kyrgyzstan)
5th - Rashid Kurbanov (Uzbekistan)
5th - Nobuyoshi Takojima (Japan)
7th – James Green (USA)
8th – Miroslav Kirov (Bulgaria)
9th – Mihail Sava (Moldova)
10th – Zsombor Gulyas (Hungary)
Gold -. Magomed Kurbanaliev (Russia) dec. Nurlan Bekzahanov (Kazakshtan), 8-4
Bronze - Mostafa Hosseinkhani (Iran) dec. Rashid Kurbanov (Uzbekistan), 1-1
Bronze – Elaman Dogdurbek Uulu (Kyrgyzstan) tech. fall Nobuyoshi Takojima (Japan), 11-0

Greco-Roman 80 kg/176 lbs.
Gold - Ramazan Abacharev (Russia)
Silver - Aslan Atem (Turkey)
Bronze - Laszlo Szabo (Hungary)
Bronze - Jonibek Otabekov (Uzbekistan) 
5th - Askhat Dilmukhamedov (Kazakhstan)
5th - Nikoloz Kelasov (Georgia)
7th – Pascal Eisele (Germany)
8th – Edgar Babayan (Poland)
9th – Soh Sakabe (Japan)
10th – Rafig Huseynov (Azerbaijan)
Gold - Ramazan Abacharev (Russia) dec. Aslan Atem (Turkey), 3-1
Bronze - Laszlo Szabo (Hungary) dec. Askhat Dilmukhamedov (Kazakhstan), 2-1
Bronze - Jonibek Otabekov (Uzbekistan) dec. Nikoloz Kelasov (Georgia), 1-1