All 12 U.S. Maccabiah Games wrestlers win freestyle medals in Israel, with five champions

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 09, 2017, 5:01 p.m. (ET)
BEERSHEVA, Israel – Every member of the U.S. Maccabiah Games team won a freestyle medal on the first day of wrestling competition at 20th World Maccabiah Games. Jewish athletes from all over the world have assembled for this major international multi-sports competition.

Included were five gold medalists: Zachary Sherman of Plantation, Fla. at 61 kg/134 lbs., Mitchell Finesilver of Greenwood Village, Colo. at 70 kg/154 lbs., Matt Finesilver of Greenwood Village, Colo. at 74 kg/163 lbs., Donald McNeil of Plainville, Mass.at 97 kg/213 lbs. and Michael Kosoy of Boca Raton, Fla. at 125 kg/275 lbs.

The Finesilver brothers compete for Duke, while McNeil wrestles for Rider and Kosoy wrestles for NC State. Sherman, who wrestled for Blair Academy, has committed to compete for North Carolina.

Winning silver medals were Parker Kropman of Rochester, N.Y. at 65 kg/143 lbs. and Gordon Wolf of Lawrenceville, N.J. at 86 kg/189 lbs. Kropman wrestles for Binghamton and Wolf competes at Lehigh.

The team added five Bronze medals, which went to Nathan Engel of Annapolis, Md. at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., Moshe Schwartz of Franktown, Colo. at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., Bo Schlosser of Franktown, Colo. at 61 kg/134 lbs., Jack Mutchnick of Owings Mills, Md. at 65 kg/143 lbs. and Sage Heller of Riverwoods, Ill. at 86 kg/189 lbs.

Engel, who won two gold medals at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in 2013, is an assistant coach for the U.S. Naval Academy. A U.S. Greco-Roman National Team member, Engel wrestled at Northern Michigan in Greco-Roman before become a member of the U.S. Army WCAP program.

Mutchnik wrestles for American and Heller is with Hofstra. Schwartz competed with prep power Wyoming Seminary, while Schlosser is a native of Iowa.

The entire team will compete in the Greco-Roman competition on Monday.

The team is led by Head Coach Chris Feder of San Rafael, Calif. and Assistant Coach Robinson Prebish of Richmond, Va.

The Maccabiah World Games, a competition for Jewish athletes across the world, is the third largest multi-sport event on earth behind the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games. Wrestlers are part of the overall 1,100+ member Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games, which features 10,000 athletes, from 80 countries, participating in 43 sports.

Fans can get results and information on the Maccabiah Games from their official website below:
http://www.maccabiah.com/2017/

20TH MACCABIAH GAMES
At Beersheva, Israel,

Freestyle Medalists

57 kg/125.5 lbs.
Gold - Daniel Popov (Israel)
Silver - Ivgeni Nikanorov (Israel)2
Bronze - Nathan Engel (USA)
Bronze - Mosha Schwartz (USA)

61 kg/134 lbs.
Gold - Zachary Sherman (USA)
Silver - David Beniashvili (Israel)
Bronze - Gabriel Choueke (Canada)

65 kg/143 lbs.
Gold - Vladislav Grisko (Israel)
Silver - Parker Kropman (USA)
Bronze - Jack Mutchnik (USA)
Bronze - Bo Schlosser (USA)

70 kg/154 lbs.
Gold - Mitchell Finesilver (USA)
Silver - Yakov Gelman (Israel)
Bronze - Mark Popov (Israel)
Bronze - Vadim Goncharenko (Israel)

74 kg/163 lbs.
Gold - Matt Finesilver (USA)
Silver - Sam Barmish (Canada)
Bronze - Michael Shmulko (Israel)

86 kg/189 lbs.
Gold - David Radchenko (Israel)
Silver - Gordon Wolf (USA)
Bronze - Sage Heller (USA)
Bronze - Hanoch Rachamin (Israel)

97 kg/213 lbs.
Gold - Donald Mcneil (USA)
Silver - Robert Avanesyan (Israel)
Bronze - Moshe Klyman (Canada)
Bronze - Tomer Raz (Israel)

125 kg/275 lbs.
Gold - Michael Kosoy (USA)
Silver - David William (Israel)
Bronze - Lior Altshuler (Israel)

U.S. Freestyle Results

57 kg FS/125 lbs. - Nathan Engel, Annapolis, Md., bronze
WIN Nathan Saidov (Russia)
LOSS Ivbeni Nikanorov (Israel)
WIN Eitan Panivalov (Israel)

57 kg FS/125 lbs. – Moshe Schwartz, Franktown, Colo., bronze
WIN Dylan McLean (Canada)
LOSS Daniel Popov (Israel)
WIN Moraz Jafarov (Israel)

61 kg FS/134 lbs. - Zachary Sherman, Plantation, Fla., gold
WIN David Beniashvili (Israel)
WIN Gabriel Choueke (Canada)
WIN Genadi Benoguev (Israel)

65 kg FS/143 lbs. – Bo Schlosser, Franktown, Colo., bronze
LOSS Parker Kropman (USA)

65 kg FS/143 lbs. - Parker Kropman, Rochester, N.Y., silver
WIN Bo Schlosser (USA)
LOSS Vladislav Griske (Israel)

65 kg FS/143 lbs.– Jack Mutchnik, Owings Mills, Md., bronze
WIN Ramon Asaev (Israel)
LOSS Vladislav Griske (Israel)
WIN David Gurov (Germany)

70 kg FS/154 lbs.- Mitchell Finesilver, Greenwood Village, Colo. gold
WIN Gardash Gardeshov (Israel)
WIN Mark Popov (Israel)
WIN Yakov Gelman (Israel)

74 kg FS/163 lbs.- Matt Finesilver, Greenwood Village, Colo., gold
WIN Sam Barmish (Canada)
WIN Aaron Orszak (Canada)
WIN Yevgeni Chigrin (Israel)
WIN Michael Shmulko (Israel)

86 kg FS/189 lbs. - Sage Heller, Riverwoods, Ill., bronze
WIN Mikhail Alkhovskii (Russia)
LOSS David Radchenko (Israel)
WIN Clyde Turkovsky (Israel)

86 kg FS/189 lbs. – Gordon Wolf, Lawrenceville, N.J., silver
WIN Dmitri Furman (Israel)
WIN Vadim Novikov (Russia)
LOSS David Radchenko (Israel)

97 kg FS/213 lbs.- Donald McNeil, Plainville, Mass., gold
WIN Pim Kadosh (Israel)
WIN Robert Avanesyan (Israel)

125 kg FS/275 lbs.- Michael Kosoy, Boca Raton, Fla., gold
WIN Lior Altshuler (Israel)
WIN David William (Israel)
WIN Sergey Kushin (Russia)