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UPDATE: Stoll reaches Greco-Roman bronze medal bout at UWW Junior Worlds in Brazil

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Aug. 12, 2015, 1:05 p.m. (ET)

Sam Stoll pins Mohammed Sayed Abdelatif of Egypt in his opening match at the UWW Junior Worlds.

SALVADOR, Brazil – 2013 UWW Junior World bronze medalist Sam Stoll (Kasson, Minn./Minnesota Storm/Hawkeye WC) has a chance to win a second career bronze medal on the final day of Greco-Roman at the UWW Junior World Championships on Wednesday.

Stoll, who now competes for the University of Iowa, has reached the bronze-medal round at 120 kg/264 lbs., where he faces 2014 UWW Junior World bronze medalist Osman Yilidirim. The session begins at 6:00 p.m. Brazil time, which is 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time.

In his first match, Stoll threw Mohammed Sayed Abdelatif of Egypt to his back and secured a pin in 1:24.

In the quarterfinals, Stoll controlled the whole match on way to a 4-1 win over Jello Krahmer of Germany. Stoll scored a first period takedown and two one-point scores to lead 4-0 at break, and was hit with one passivity penalty in the second period.

He faced Zviadi Pataridze of Georgia in the semifinals, dropping an 8-0 technical fall. Pataridze scored a takedown and added three gutwrenches to finish the bout. Pataridze was a 2014 Cadet World champion, and 2015 European Junior champion.

“Sam wrestled really well. He continued to move his feet, move his hands, get corners and angles. In his first two matches, he was on a tear. He ran into a little bigger guy in the Georgian in the semis. Sam has performed very well,” said U.S. coach Zac Dominguez.

At 66 kg/145.5 lbs., Hayden Tuma (Boise, Idaho/Suples WC), competing on his fourth age-group World Team, finished with a 1-1 record, falling short of the medals.

He opened with a 13-4 technical fall over with a wrestler from host Brazil, Soilson Junior of Brazil. Junior hit a four-pointer on Tuma to start the match, but Tuma responded with 13 straight points, on throws and turns, to finish the match in the first period.

In his second match, Tuma drew 2013 Junior World champion and 2014 Junior World silver medalist Karen Aslanyan of Armenia. Tuma led at the break 1-0 on a passivity penalty against Aslanyan. In the second, Tuma was penalized for passivity, making it 1-1. IN an exchange, Tuma came out on top but officials called a slip throw. The USA protested, but it was denied, making in 2-1 for Aslanyan. A takedown with less than 20 seconds to go gave Aslanyan the 4-1 victory.

Aslanyan was defeated in his next match by Ruhim Miraiylov of Azerbaijan, eliminating Tuma from the competition.

Tuma was eighth in the 2013 UWW Junior World Championships and ninth in the 2012 UWW Cadet World Championships and a member of the 2011 UWW Cadet World Team.

2014 Junior World Greco-Roman team member Josiah Seaton of Kansas was defeated in his first match by Slavik Galstyan of Armenia, in a 0-10 technical fall. at 55 kg/121 lbs.. Seaton was competing one weight class higher than he competed last year. Galstyan reached

Wrestling in his first UWW Junior Worlds is Cleveland State wrestler Nick Corba (Beavercreek, Ohio/NEORTC), who lost a 0-9 technical fall to Antonio Sakhno of Belarus. The Belarussian scored four takedowns and a pushout for the margin of victory. Corba was eliminated when Sakhno lost his next match.

At Salvador, Brazil

U.S. Greco-Roman performances

55 kg/121 lbs. – Josiah Seaton, Bonner Springs, Kan. (unattached)
LOSS Slavik Galstyan (Armenia), 0-10

66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Hayden Tuma, Boise, Idaho (Suples WC)
WIN Soilson Junior (Brazil), tech. fall, 13-4
LOSS Karen Aslanyan (Armenia), 1-4

84 kg/185 lbs. – Nick Corba, Beavercreek, Ohio (NEORTC)
LOSS Antonio Sakhno (Belarus), tech. fall 0-9

120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Sam Stoll, Kasson, Minn. (Minnesota Storm/Hawkeye WC)
WIN Mohammed Sayed Abdelatif (Egypt), pin 1:24
WIN Jello Kramer (Germany), 4-1
LOSS Zviadi Pataridze (Georgia), tech. fall, 0-8
bronze medal bout – vs. Osman Yildirim (Turkey)