Ramos, Beebe, Bradley win gold medals at Canada CupTony Ramos, shown at the 2014 World Team Trials, won the 57 kg gold at Canada Cup, his first international event in three years. Photo by Tony Rotundo – Wrestlers Are Warriors.
GUELPH, Ontario, Canada – Three U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers claimed individual gold medals at the Canada Cup on Saturday.
U.S. champions were Tony Ramos (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC) at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., Connor Beebe (Western Springs, Ill./Chicago RTC) at 61 kg/134 lbs. and Dom Bradley (Columbia, Mo./Sunkist Kids/Missouri WF) at 125 kg/275 lbs.
Ramos, who is a member of the 2014 U.S. World Team, won four matches on the way to the gold, defeating Canadian Dillon Williams of Team Impac in the finals by technical fall, 11-0. His closest bout was in the second round, a 2-1 decision over veteran German star Marcel Ewald.
Ramos, a 2014 NCAA champion for Iowa, competed in his first international event since the 2011 Junior World Cup in Germany.
Beebe finished 3-0, with two technical falls and a disqualification win. In the finals, he stopped Canadian Luke Butt of the Brock WC, 13-0.
Bradley, who was second at the 2014 U.S. World Team Trials, went 3-0 for the day. In the finals, he stopped Amar Dhesi of Canada, 10-8. His opening match was a 5-3 win over tough German heavyweight Nick Matuhin.
Placing third at 70 kg/154 lbs. was Jason Welch (Evanston, Ill./Wrestling Prep/Chicago RTC), who beat Canadian Tyler Rowe of the Brock WC by technical fall in the bronze-medal bout, 10-0. His only loss came in the second round to Canadian Olympian Haislan Garcia, 6-6 by criteria.
A women’s freestyle division was also held, with no American entries.
At Guelph, Canada, July 5
57 kg/125.5 lbs.
Gold – Tony Ramos (USA)
Silver – Dillion Williams (Team Impac)
Bronze – Erkin Tadzhimetov (Uzbekistan)
61 kg/134 lbs.
Gold – Connor Beebe (Chicago RTC)
Silver – Luke Butt (Brock WC)
Bronze – Marc Magano (BCWA)
65 kg/143 lbs.
Gold – Martin Daum (Germany)
Silver – Cruiz Manning (Guelph)
Bronze – Tim Muller (Germany)
70 kg/154 lbs.
Gold – Haislan Garcia (Canada)
Silver – Ryan Lue (Guelph)
Bronze – Jason Welch (Chicago RTC)
74 kg/163 lbs.
Gold – Georg Harth (Germany)
Silver – Andriy Shyyka (Germany)
Bronze – Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov (Uzbekistan)
86 kg/189 lbs.
Gold – Jordie Steen (Canada)
Silver – Tagziev Tamerlan (Canada)
Bronze – Alex Brown (NCWC)
97 kg/213 lbs.
Gold – William Harth (Germany)
Silver – Manjot Sandhu (BCWA)
Bronze – Gennadij Cudinovic (Germany)
125 kg/275 lbs.
Gold – Dom Bradley (Canada)
Silver – Amar Dhesi (BCWA)
Bronze – Nick Matuhin (Germany)
U.S. freestyle performances
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Tony Ramos, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC), 1st
WIN Sam Jagas (Brock WC), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Marcel Ewald (Germany), 2-1
WIN Steven Takahashi (Canada), 6-1
WIN Dillon Williams (Team Impac), tech. fall 11-0
61 kg/134 lbs. – Connor Beebe, Western Springs, Ill. (Chicago RTC), 1st
WIN Drew Sinclair (Hamilton), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Alexander Semisorow (Germany), disqualification
WIN Luke Butt (Brock WC), tech. fall 13-0
65 kg/143 lbs. - Antonio Martinez, Springfield, Mass. (Nieves), 5th
LOSS Cruiz Manning (Guelph), tech. fall 0-10
WIN Andrew Carr (Kingston WC), 6-0
LOSS Tim Muller (Germany), tech. fall 0-10
WIN Kim Yong-Uk (Korea), 6-6
70 kg/154 lbs. - Jason Welch, Evanston, Ill. (Wrestling Prep/Chicago RTC), 3rd
WIN Ben Sayah (Sayah SF), tech. fall 12-2
LOSS Haislan Garcia (Canada), 6-6
WIN Saman Sepehripour (BCWA), tech fall 12-0
WIN Tyler Rowe (Brock WC), tech. fall 10-0
125 kg/275 lbs. – Dom Bradley, Columbia, Mo. (Sunkist Kids/Missouri WF), 1st
WIN Nick Matuhin (Germany), 5-3
WIN Gurjot Kooner (Canada), tech. fall 11-1
WIN Amar Dhesi (Canada), 10-8
48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Gold – Jessica MacDonald (Canada)
Silver – Carolina Castillo (Colombia)
Bronze – Miyu Yamamoto (Team Impac)
Gold – Brittanee Laverdure (Canada)
Silver – Brianne Barry (Canada)
Bronze – Liisa Wainman (Brock WC)
55 kg/121 lbs.
Gold – Jillian Gallays (Canada)
Silver – Erica D’Angelo (Hamilton)
Bronze – Amber Maschke (Canada)
Gold – Sandra Roa (Colombia)
Silver – Justine Bouchard (Canada)
Bronze – Jazmyne Barker (Canada)
Gold – Alexa Momy (London)
Silver – Cholena Horne (Bears)
63 kg/138.75 lbs.
Gold – Jackeline Renteria (Colombia)
Silver – Tempitope Ogunjimi (Canada)
Bronze – Breanne Graham (Canada)
67 kg/147.5 lbs.
Gold – Olivia Dibacco (Brock WC)
Silver – Lorena Ellis (Canada)
Bronze – Hilary Goble (Canada)
75 kg/165 lbs.
Gold – Veronica Keefe (Montreal)
Silver – Taylor Follensbee (Saskatoon)