Andy Hrovat of the USA after beating Victor Vavilov of Yakutia-Russia in his opening bout at 84 kg at the Dmitry Korkin Memorial in Russia. Photo courtesy of Petr Pavlov.
UPDATED Hrovat goes 2 1 in Dmitry Korkin Memorial in Yakutsk Russia
YAKUTSK, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - The third international wrestling tournament on memory of the honored coach Dmitry Korkin was hosted this weekend.
The tournament featured 21 teams and 118 athletes. Teams that were in the tournament included Ukraine, Turkey, United States, China, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Hungary, Tajikistan, and Russia (Dagestan, Ossetia, Byriatya, Tuva, Moskow, Krasnoyarsk and Yakutia).
2008 Olympian Andy Hrovat (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) placed 7th at 84 kg/185 lbs. with a 2-1 record. Hrovat opened with wins over Victor Vavilov of Yakutia-Russia and Ermek Bayduashev of Kazakhstan. He was then defeated by Robert Tavgazov of Ossetia-Russia, When Tavgazov failed to make the finals, Hrovat was not eligible for the repechage.
Hrovat is living and training in Russia this year. He has dropped down to 84 kg, the weight class where he made the 2008 U.S. Olympic team and 2006 U.S. World Team.
Participants who ranked 1,2 and 3 places are awarded with medals, diplomas and cash prizes of: 1st place - $3,000, 2nd place - $2,000, 3rd place - $1,000. The coach who prepared the champion also was awarded by cash prize of $2,000. The total prize fund was $126,000. There are also special prizes from sponsors. DMITRY KORKIN MEMORIAL
At Yakutsk, Russia, October 2, 201055 kg/121 lbs.
1. Vladislav Andreev (Belarus)
2. Egor Dmitriev (Russia)
3. Davlet Niazbekov (Kazakhstan)
3. Mikhail Zacharov (Kyrgystan)60 kg/132 lbs.
1. Dauren Dzumagaziev (Kazakhstan)
2. Vasily Struchkov (Russia)
3. Anton Ivanov (Russia)
3. Nurgun Skryabin (Russia) 66 kg/145.5 lbs.
1. Leonid Spiridonov (Kazakhstan)
2. Innokentyi Innokentyiev (Kyrgystan)
3. Zelimchan Yusupov (Russia)
3. Iyia Ivashko (Russia)74 kg/163 lbs.
1. Kamal Malikov (Russia)
2. Khakhaber Khubejtu (Slovakia)
3. Saeipudin Osmanov (Kazakhstan)
3. Dorjvanchik Gombodorj (Mongolia)84 kg/185 lbs.
1. Magomed Zubairov (Russia)
2. Omar Magomedov (Belarus)
3. Ibragim Bolukbasi (Turkey)
3. Semen Semenov (Kazakhstan)96 kg/211.5 lbs.
1. Batraz Gazzaev (Russia)
2. Samil Akhmedov (Russia)
3. Daulet Sabanbay (Kazakhstan)
3. Ivan Yankovski (Belarus)120 kg/264.5 lbs.
1. Ostap Pasenok (Russia)
2. Ayial Lazarev (Kyrgystan)
3. Dmitryui Valeev (Russia)
3. Jargalsaichan Chuluunbat (Mongolia).U.S. match results
84 kg/185 lbs. - Andy Hrovat, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC) - 7th
WIN: Victor Vavilov (Yakutia-Russia), 5-2, 8-2
WIN: Ermek Bayduashev (Kazakhstan), 0-1, 3-3, 2-0
LOSS: Robert Tavgazov (Ossetia-Russia), 0-1, 0-1