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7 U.S. Men’s Freestyle Wrestlers Strike Gold At Grand Prix Of Spain

July 15, 2017, 6:46 p.m. (ET)

U.S. men's freestyle wrestlers and staff celebrate the team's dominating performance at the Grand Prix of Spain on July 15, 2017 in Madrid.


Seven members of the U.S. men’s freestyle wrestling world team dominated competition at the Grand Prix of Spain on Saturday, going a combined 25-0 en route to winning seven gold medals.

Two-time Olympian and 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs, wrestling at 74 kg., defeated Canada’s Jevon Balfour in the gold-medal match.

Kyle Snyder, the defending Olympic champion at 97 kg., earned his final round win over South Africa’s Martin Erasmus. Both Burroughs and Snyder won their four matches by scores of 10-0.

Also victorious on Saturday was reigning 61kg. world champion Logan Stieber, who beat Spain’s Juan Pablo Gonzalez 10-0 to complete his run through the weight class. Stieber won his four matches by a combined score of 39-0, which included three wins by technical fall.

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2015 world bronze medalist James Green went 11-0 against Hungary’s Zsombor Gulyas to win the 70 kg. gold medal.

Two-time NCAA champion Zain Retherford beat Iran’s Vahid Ahangari 10-0 in the gold-medal match at 65 kg.

Two first-time world team members also emerged victorious on Saturday.

Two-time NCAA champion Nick Gwiazdowski won the 125 kg. title, defeating Iran’s Amin Jafar 5-2 in the final match.

Thomas Gilman toppled Zoheir El Ouarrage of France to earn the win at 57 kg.

The Grand Prix of Spain is the last event for the U.S. men before the world championships Aug. 21-26 in Paris.