IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The United States men’s freestyle wrestling team won seven straight to rally past Japan, 7-3, on Saturday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The U.S. outscored Japan 29-12 in qualifications points, and led in match points, 76-24. Team USA finishes Day 1 of pool play with a 2-0 record. The U.S. can clinch a berth in the Gold Medal match with a win against Georgia on Sunday at 10 a.m. (CT).
The World Cup resumes Sunday at 10 a.m. Single-day tickets are $40 for adults, $25 for youth 18-years-old and younger. “The Eastern Iowa Airport Family Four Pack” is $100. Admission to “Gable’s Garden” is free with any World Cup ticket. Tickets are available at hawkeyesports.com, over the phone at 800-IA-HAWKS, or in person at the UI Athletics Ticket office inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The medal rounds begin Sunday at 12:30 p.m. NBCSN will broadcast the Gold Medal match Sunday at 4 p.m. (CT). The World Cup is streamed online at TrackWrestling.com.
USA 7, JAPAN 3
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Yuki Takahashi (Japan) decision over Thomas Gilman (USA), 4-1
61 kg/134 lbs. – Kazuya Koyanagi (Japan) decision over Kendric Maple (USA), 2-2
65 kg/143 lbs. - Takuto Otoguro (Japan) decision over Logan Stieber (USA), 10-5
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (USA) decision over Kirin Kinoshita (Japan), 8-5
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA) decision over Yuhi Fujinami (Japan), 7-1
79 kg/174 lbs. - Kyle Dake (USA) tech fall over Sohsuke Takatani (Japan), 10-0
86 kg/189 lbs. - David Taylor (USA) tech fall over Masao Matsusaka (Japan), 12-2
92 kg/202.5 lbs. – J’den Cox (USA) tech fall over Takashi Ishiguro (Japan), 11-0
97 kg/213 lbs. - Kyle Snyder (USA) tech fall over Taira Sonoda (Japan), 10-0
125 kg/275 lbs. – Nick Gwiazdowski (USA) tech fall over Nobuyoshi Arakida (Japan), 10-0