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Smith Miller win bronze medals at Yarygin Grand Prix

By UL | Jan. 26, 2008, 12:29 p.m. (ET)

KRASNOYARSK, Russia - Preliminary reports indicate that two U.S. women wrestlers, 2005 World champion Iris Smith (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) and Randi Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) claimed bronze medals at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix on Saturday.

This is the second day of competition, with action in four women's weight classes and two men's weight classes.

Smith was defeated by an opponent from Mongolia, and wrestled back to capture the bronze. Miller fell to a Russian opponent, but also battled back to take a bronze medal.

The two other women wrestlers competing on Saturday fell short of the medals, Sara Fulp-Allen (Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC) at 51 kg/112.25 lbs. and Alaina Berube (Escanaba, Mich./New York AC) at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. Berube won her first match but was eliminated in the second round. Fulp-Allen lost in her opening bout.

The U.S. entered three men's freestyle wrestlers on Saturday, with all falling short of the medal rounds.

Shawn Bunch (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) had a 1-1 record at 60 kg/132 lbs., defeating Soo Ledyan of China, 4-0, 7-0, then losing to Dahov of Russia, 4-0, 3-3, 0-4.

Zach Roberson (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) at 60 kg/132 lbs. and Damion Hahn (Ithaca, N.Y. (New York AC) at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. were eliminated in their first bouts.

More details will be posted when received.