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UPDATE: Clark, Rogge win Gi Grappling bronzes at FILA Grappling Worlds in Poland

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Nov. 18, 2012, 3:15 p.m. (ET)
KRAKOW, Poland - The United States added a pair of Gi Grappling bronze medals on the last day of the FILA World Grappling Championships on Sunday.

Winning bronzes for Team USA was Danny Clark of Virginia at 84 kg/185 lbs. in the men's division, and Ryan Rogge of Florida at 64 kg/140.75 lbs. in the women's division. Both won the first FILA Grappling World medal of their careers.

Clark scored a submission win over Cedric Akakpovi of France in his bronze-medal match to finish with a 3-1 record in the tournament.

Clark opened the tournament with two wins, stopping Martin Lavin of Sweden and Teddy Doyle of Australia. He was defeated in the semifinals by Uros Domanovic of Serbia.

Rogge won her bronze-medal match with a 2-1 decision over Karolina Zawodnik of Poland.

She opened with a submission win over Mirjana Martinovic of Montenegro, then was beaten in the semifinals by Penny Thomas of South Africa.

Placing fifth after losing a bronze-medal match in the unlimited division were Kenny Lester of Arizona at unlimited in the men's division and Diana Anchondo of Arizona at 53 kg/116.75 lbs. in the women's division.

The United States was tied for eighth in the team standings with 16 points. Poland won the team title with 88 points, followed by Italy with 63 points and Serbia with 44 points.

The USA won six medals in No-Gi Grappling on Saturday, and with the two Gi Grappling medals on Sunday, Team USA had eight medals in the World Grappling competition this year.

"Considering the date changes of the event, the location (country) changes, and the fact that we forfeited three of the women's weight classes, we competed very well to earn the third place team trophy in the no-gi division. Team veterans Matt Betzold, Shane Cross, Mike Kelly and Jeff Monson all performed well, and all earned medals. Newcomers Nick Marr, Dan Huber and Gabriella Foster also looked good," said U.S. Grappling coach Sheldon Marr.

He was encouraged by the efforts of the athletes on the Gi team as well.

"In the gi division, first time team members Ryan Rogge and Dan Clark both brought excitment to this young team. With six years as one of the coaches of the USA Team, I'd have to say that this event's athletes are getting tougher and tougher each year. It's great to see, and we look forward to the challenge of next year's championships!" said Marr.

FILA GRAPPLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Krakow, Poland, November 18

Men's Gi Grappling results


62 kg/136.5 lbs.
1 SWE AL BAZY Amir
2 JPN MIZUARAI Yuichiro
3 HUN ROFI Gyula
3 POL KLASA Arkadiusz
5 ITA CAZZOLA Matteo

66 kg/145.5 lbs.
1 POL PODSTAWCZUK Piotr
2 FRA JARDIN Mathias
3 ITA SASSO DE OLIVEIRA M.
3 RUS ZAYNUKOV Zaynutdin
5 CAN BAYAV Elliot
5 SRB STESEVIC Vukoje
7 GRE DIMOPOULOS S.
8 USA CORONEL Jose

71 kg/156.25 lbs.
1 POL POLOK Maciej
2 SRB MILICEVIC A.
3 KAZ KASSENOV Yerzhan
3 ITA SASSO DE OLIVEIRA L.
5 UKR SIDOROV Artem
5 CAN RAZI Sina
7 RUS YANAKIDIS Ionnis
8 USA HAYES Justin
9 HUN HOLLOSI Csaba
10 CRO MARIJANOVIC Petar

77 kg/169.5 lbs.
1 GRE DIMITROPOULOS Ermis
2 ESP LAFUENTE J.
3 ITA SILVESTRI Mirko
3 RUS MAGOMEDOV Ayub
5 RSA KIER Lance
5 SRB RAJACIC Aleksandar
7 POL KOZAK Maciej
8 KAZ MAILYBAYEV Berik
9 CRO JOVANOVIC Andrej
10 UKR OBESNIUK Sergii

84 kg/185 lbs.
1 POL NEDZI Pawel
2 SRB DOMANOVIC Uros
3 KAZ VALIAKHMETOV Renat
3 USA CLARK Danny
5 CRO LIVAJA Dominik
5 FRA AKAKPOVI Cedric
7 AUS DOYLE Teddy Dimitri
8 RSA VERSTER David
9 ITA ANACORETA Luca
10 SWE LAVIN Martin

92 kg/202.5 lbs.
1 CRO VIDAKOVIC Goran
2 ITA TOMASETTI B.
3 POL BAGINSKI Piotr
3 RUS GAMZATOV Shamil
5 RSA BUGAI Tal-Ell
5 JPN KUNO Takanori
7 USA FUNICELLO Jeff

100 kg/220 lbs.
1 SRB CULIC Uros
2 POL UMINSKI Kamil
3 UKR MISHCHENKO V.
3 RUS BETELGERIEV Khasan
5 KAZ MALAEV Rustam
5 FRA MOSBAH Karim
7 CRO MILINKOVIC Sasa
8 USA HUBER Dan

Unlimited
1 ESP ESPINO Juan
2 GRE KASTINOPOULOS G.
3 HUN NAGY Ferenc Jacint
3 POL AGAPOW Krzysztof
5 USA LESTER Kenny
6 HUN NAGY Ferenc Jacint

Women's Gi Grappling results

53 kg/116.75 lbs.
1 FRA TALVARD Oceane
2 ITA ROGGIO Giulia
3 SRB RANDJELOVIC Ana
3 POL ZDRODOWSKA Anita
5 USA ANCHONDO Diana
5 CAN MACDONALD Cheryse
7 SWE HAMMARSTEN Anny

58 kg/127.75 lbs.
1 RUS SHKVARUNETS Maria
2 ITA VILLA Annalisa
3 SUI MATEUS Aurelie
3 POL PNIAK Sandra
5 FRA AOUSTIN Eloise
5 UKR SYNAVINA Victoria
7 USA FOSTER Gabriella

64 kg/140.75 lbs.
1 RSA THOMAS Penny
2 FRA REMBERT Jeanne
3 ITA BARACCANI Martina
3 USA ROGGE Ryan
5 UKR ASTAPOVA Oksana
5 POL ZAWODNIK Karolina
7 MNE MARTINOVIC Mirjana

71 kg/156.25 lbs.
1 ITA BOCO Laura
2 POL OLEKSIK Monika
3 SRB TUBA Ana
4 GRE PAPADOPOULOU Maria

Unlimited
1 POL MALYJASIAK Maria
2 SWE TIBBLING Klara

U.S. Men's Gi performances

66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Jose Coronel, 8th
LOSS Vukoje Stesevic (Serbia), submission

71 kg/156.25 lbs. - Justin Hayes, 8th
LOSS Yerzhan Kassenov (Kazakhstan), submission

84 kg/185 lbs. - Danny Clark, 3rd
WIN Martin Lavin (Sweden), 1-0
WIN Teddy Doyle (Australia), submission
LOSS Uros Domanovic (Serbia), submission
WIN Cedric Akakpovi (France), submission

92 kg/202.5 lbs.- Jeff Funicello, 7th
LOSS Shamil Gamzatov (Russia), submission

100 kg/220 lbs. - Dan Huber, 8th
LOSS Uros Culic (Serbia), submission

Unlimited - Kenny Lester, 5th
LOSS Juan Espino (Spain), submission
LOSS Krzysztof Agapow (Poland), submission

U.S. women's Gi performances

53 kg/116.75 lbs. - Diana Anchondo, 5th
LOSS Guilia Roggio (Italy), 1-10
LOSS Ana Randjelovic (Serbia), submission

58 kg/127.75 lbs.- Gabriella Foster, 7th
LOSS Victoria Synavina (Ukraine),0-11

64 kg/140.75 lbs.- Ryan Rogge, 3rd
WIN Mirjana Martinovic (Montenegro), submission
LOSS Penny Thomas (South Africa), submission
WIN Karolina Zawodnik (Poland), 2-1

Gi Grappling Team standings
1.Poland, 88 pts.
2.Italy, 63
3.Serbia, 44
4.Russia, 42
5.France, 28
6.(tie)Greece, 19
6.(tie) Spain, 19
8. (tie) United States, 16
8.(tie)Hungary, 16
8. (tie) Kazakhstan, 16
11. (tie)South Africa, 10
11.(tie) Croatia, 10
11.(tie) Sweden, 10
14. Japan, 9
15.(tie) Switzerland, 8
15.(tie)Ukraine, 8
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