Croatia beats USA in Greco-Roman dual 7-2
ZAGREB, Croatia - The National Greco-Roman team of Croatia defeated a U.S. team in a dual meet on Wednesday by a 7-2 margin.
Winners for the U.S. were Anton Gottfredson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 74 kg/163 lbs. and Brandon Rupp (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 120 kg/264.5 lbs.
Gottfredson beat Tomislav Micuda, 1-0, 1-0. Rupp stopped Vinko Kadećka, 1-0, 0-2, 3-0.
Rupp wrestled two matches and finished with a 1-1 record. He dropped a match to Anton Dok, 0-5, 0-1, in his other bout.
A large crowd filled the stadium for the event, and the event was televised within Croatia.
The U.S. team will now travel to Szombethely, Hungary, to compete in the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.
CROATIA 7, UNITED STATES 2
At Zagreb, Croatia, March 3
55 kg/121 lbs. - Ivan Lizatovic (Croatia) dec. Lindsey Durlacher (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC), 0-3, 1-0, 4-0
60 kg/132 lbs. - Tonimir Sokol (Croatia) dec. Spenser Mango (St. Louis, Mo./New York AC), 2-0, 4-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Danijel Janecic (Croatia) dec. Kerry Regner (Darlington, Pa./Sunkist Kids), 2-0, 2-0
74 kg/163 lbs. - Neven Zugaj (Croatia) dec. Andy Bisek (Chaska, Minn./Minnesota Storm), 1-0, 0-1, 2-0
74 kg/163 lbs. - Anton Gottfredson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) dec. Tomislav Micuda (Croatia), 1-0, 1-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nevad Zugaj (Croatia) dec. Talan Knox (Salt Lake City, Utah/Sunkist Kids), 2-0, 6-0
84 kg/185 lbs. - Nevad Zugak (Croatia) dec. Chas Betts (St. Michael, Minn./Minnesota Storm), 2-0, 1-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Anton Dok (Croatia) dec. Brandon Rupp (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC), 5-0, 1-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Brandon Rupp (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) dec. Vinko Kadećka (Croatia), 1-0, 0-2, 3-0