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Monday Roundup: Updated US Medal Count; Gedza Results; Senior World Rosters Are In (Sort Of)

updated us medal count, 2018 ljubomir ivanovic gedza memorial results
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Reminder: the US Seniors leave for the 2018 World Championships tomorrow. First they will arrive in Tata, Hungary where they will stick around for a while and get in some pre-Worlds camp action. Then with about a week to go or thereabouts, the World Teamers (along with members of the US Marine Corps) will shuffle off to Budapest for the main event.

On Saturday, 11 athletes who call the Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University home earned medals at the 2018 Eduardo Campbell Cup in Santiago de Veraguas, Panama. For the second straight year, Khymba Johnson (NYAC/OTS) grabbed gold, only this time he was up at 97 kilos. Johnson has mainly competed at 85/87 kilograms throughout his career but has jumped up on occasion.

Joining Johnson as Campbell Cup gold medalists were Colin Schubert (77 kg, NYAC/OTS), Mason Harstshorn (60 kg, NMU/OTS), Riley Briggs (67 kg, NMU/OTS), and George Hooker (87 kg, NMU/OTS). Hooker’s title was his first at an international tournament.

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Also on Saturday, Brandon Mueller (72 kg, Air Force/WCAP) advanced to the finals of the ÖIS Grand Prix in Göteborg, Sweden where he fell to Simon Erlandsson (SWE) 4-2. Still, the performance was good for a silver, giving Mueller his second European medal in consecutive years.

With Jacob Kaminski‘s bronze at the Cadet Worlds — along with the happenings of the Seniors this summer and the results from the Junior Worlds — there’s some catching up to do. 20 pieces of hardware collected in a country other than the United States means only one thing: it’s time to update the 2018 Overseas Medal Count.

Grand Prix Zagreb Open (CRO) — 2/3/18 (SR)
BRONZE: Xavier Johnson (60 kg, Marines)

Granma Cup (CUB) — 2/18/18 (SR)
GOLD: Kamal Bey (77 kg, Sunkist)
BRONZE: Dalton Roberts (60 kg, NYAC/OTS), Kevin Radford (87 kg, Sunkist)

Thor Masters (DEN) — 2/24/18 (SR)
SILVER: Randon Miranda (55 kg, NYAC/OTS), Jesse Thielke (63 kg, NYAC)
BRONZE: RaVaughn Perkins (72 kg, NYAC)

Austrian Open (AUT) — 3/3/18 (JR)
GOLD: Camden Russell (55 kg, MWC), Benji Peak (60 kg, NMU/OTS), Riley Briggs (67 kg, NMU/OTS), Cohlton Schultz (130 kg, NYAC)
SILVER: Mason Hartshorn (60 kg, NMU/OTS), Alston Nutter (63 kg, NMU/OTS)
BRONZE: John Massey (55 kg, NMU/OTS), Luis Hernandez (63 kg, FL)

Tallinn Open (EST) — 4/1/18 (SCHOOLBOY, CADET & JR)
GOLD: Payton Jacobson (45 kg, WI)
SILVER: Cael Anderson (48 kg, WI)
BRONZE: Blaine Brenner (45 kg, WI), Preston Martin (55 kg, KS)

Easter Wrestling Tournament (HOL) — 4/1/18 (SCHOOLBOY, CADET & JR)
GOLD: Trason Oehme (38 kg, SD), Billy Sullivan (50 kg, NV), Kellyn March (58 kg, SD)
SILVER: Mikey Baker (38 kg, IA), Tanner Meyers (65 kg, SD)
BRONZE: Teague Granum (32 kg, SD), Adam Allard (54 kg, IA), Nick Casperson (87 kg, SD)

Dinko Petrov Tournament (BUL) — 4/1/18 (SCHOOLBOY & CADET)
GOLD: Kayd Craig (44 kg, ID)
SILVER: Teegan Dunn (60 kg, ID)

Pan Am Championships (PER) — 5/4/2018 (SR)
GOLD: Ryan Mango (63 kg, Army/WCAP), RaVaughn Perkins (72 kg, NYAC)
SILVER: Max Nowry (55 kg, Army/WCAP), Geordan Speiller (82 kg, Florida Jets), Robby Smith (130 kg, NYAC)
BRONZE: Ben Provisor (87 kg, NYAC/NLWC)

Pan Am Championships (GUA) — 5/25/18 (CADET)
GOLD: Sheldon Seymour (48 kg, PA), Hunter Lewis (55 kg, WI), Carson Manville (65 kg, VA), Gerrit Nijenhuis (80 kg, PA), Chase Thompson (110 kg, FL)
SILVER: Paxton Creese (51 kg, MN), Beau Bartlett (60 kg, PA), Aaron Gandara (71 kg, AZ)
BRONZE: Stevo Paulin (45 kg, NY), Santos Cantu (92 kg, OR)

Trophee Milone (ITA) — 5/26/18 (SR)
BRONZE: Morgan Flaharty (67 kg, NYAC), Kevin Beazley (97 kg, Cliff Keen WC)

Refik Memišević-Brale Tournament (SRB) — 6/9/18 (CADET)
GOLD: Nate Rubino (45 kg, MWC)
SILVER: Caden Arps (48 kg, MWC)

Croatia Open (CRO) — 6/16/18 (CADET)
GOLD: Nate Rubino (45 kg, MWC), Conor Knopick (55 kg, MWC), Andy Garcia (110 kg, MWC)
SILVER: Caden Arps (51 kg, MWC)

World Championships (CRO) — 7/8/18 (CADET)
BRONZE: Jacob Kaminski (92 kg, Ill)

Grand Prix of Spain (ESP) — 7/15/18 (SR)
SILVER: Jamel Johnson (67 kg, Marines), Trent Osnes (130 kg, Marines)
BRONZE: Xavier Johnson (63 kg, Marines)

Grand Prix of Germany (GER) — 8/19/18 (SR)
SILVER: Dalton Roberts (60 kg, NYAC/OTS)

Wladyslaw Pytlasinski Memorial (POL) — 9/8/18 (SR)
GOLD: G’Angelo Hancock (97 kg, Sunkist)

World Championships (SVK) — 9/19/18 (JR)
SILVER: Andrew Berreyesa (82 kg, NYAC/FLWC)
BRONZE: Cohlton Schultz (130 kg, NYAC)

ÖIS Grand Prix (SWE) — 9/28/18 (SR)
SILVER: Brandon Mueller (72 kg, Air Force/WCAP)

Eduardo Campbell Cup (PAN) — 9/28/18 (SR)
GOLD: Mason Hartshorn (60 kg, NMU/OTS), Riley Briggs (67 kg, NMU/OTS), Colin Schubert (77 kg, NYAC/OTS), George Hooker (87 kg, NMU/OTS), Khymba Johnson (97 kg, NYAC/OTS)
SILVER: Jordan Auen (67 kg, NMU/OTS), Spencer Woods (77 kg, NMU/OTS), Zach Merrill (97 kg, OTS), Marc Leon (130 kg, NMU/OTS)
BRONZE: Aaron Kliamovich (77 kg, NMU/OTS), Roy Nash (97 kg, NMU/OTS)

Final Senior Event Before Budapest

This past weekend saw plenty of Russia’s most notable competitors come away with golds at the 2018 Ljubomir Ivanovic Gedza Memorial in Mladenovac, Serbia. As mentioned in the last Monday Roundup, the Gedza represented the final major Senior international event of the current season with the Worlds now a little over three weeks away. However, the event was not particularly well-attended, as more than a few weight classes were sparsely populated enough to require round-robin brackets. One weight, 63 kilograms, had only two athletes, period.

Russia’s Dominance

2017 U23 World silver Sergey Emelin (60 kg, world no. 3) defeated former Senior World runner-up/2012 Olympic bronze medalist Mingiyan Semenov 3-1 in what was a round-robin formatted 60-kilo bracket. At 67, two-time World bronze medalist Artem Surkov (RUS, world no. 3) enjoyed a full slate of action. Surkov, who turns 25 in two weeks, scored tech fall wins over Andreas Vetsch (SUI) and Mate Nemes (SRB) before decisioning countryman Zaur Kabaloev 9-3 in the finals. 72 kilograms saw 2015 World bronze Adam Kurak (world no. 3) mix it up with three-time defending Russian National champ Abuyazid Mantsigov for gold with the latter delivering a surprising 9-0 beatdown.

Fresh off his startling tech defeat at the hands of Bekhan Ozdoev, 2016 Olympic Champion Davit Chakvetadze got back on the horse by sweeping his way to gold at 87 kilos. In addition, 2017 World silver Musa Evloev (97 kg) dominated in his two bouts for the top spot while Rio bronze/2017 U23 World champ Sergey Semenov(130 kg) went 4-0 to do the same.

All told, athletes from the Russian Federation were responsible for nine out of ten possible golds with 14 overall placewinners.

2018 Ljubomir Ivanovic Gedza Memorial

September 29-Mladenovac, Serbia

55 kg
GOLD: Vasilii Topoev (RUS)
SILVER: Vitalii Kabaloev (RUS)
BRONZE: Bence Kovacs (HUN)

60 kg
GOLD: Sergey Emelin (RUS)
SILVER: Mingiyan Semenov (RUS)
BRONZE: Lauri Mahonen (FIN)

63 kg
GOLD: Stepan Maryanyan (RUS)
SILVER: Bence Kovacs (HUN)

67 kg
GOLD: Artem Surkov (RUS)
SILVER: Zaur Kabaloev (RUS)
BRONZE: Mate Nemes (SRB)
BRONZE: Sebastian Nadj (SRB)

72 kg
GOLD: Abuyazid Mantsigov (RUS)
SILVER: Adam Kurak (RUS)
BRONZE: Aleksa Erski (SRB)
BRONZE: Syran Simonyan (ARM)

77 kg
GOLD: Viktor Nemes (SRB)
SILVER: Vili Ropponen (FIN)
BRONZE: Brage Ringheim (NOR)
BRONZE: Aleksandr Chekhirkin (RUS)

82 kg
GOLD: Imil Sharafetdinov (RUS)
SILVER: David Losonczi (HUN)
BRONZE: Filip Sacic (CRO)

87 kg
GOLD: Davit Chakvetadze (RUS)
SILVER: Dariusz Vitek (HUN)
BRONZE: Bertalan Papp (HUN)
BRONZE: Nikolaj Dobrev (SRB)

97 kg
GOLD: Musa Evloev (RUS)
SILVER: Djordje Pesut (SRB)
BRONZE: Janko Ivetic (SRB)

130 kg
GOLD: Sergey Semenov (RUS)
SILVER: Konsta Maenpaa (FIN)
BRONZE: Oskar Marvik (NOR)

2018 Senior World Championships Rosters

The rosters for most of the countries at the upcoming 2018 Senior Greco-Roman World Championships are in. Russia — expected to announce their lineup sometime within the next week — and Kazakhstan are the only two outliers. Until we have the personnel from these two nations accounted for we are holding off on publishing (though that holdup shouldn’t take too long), so look out for all of this very soon.

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