Taylor LaMont places fifth at Cadet Worlds in Greco-Roman in Bosnia- Herzogovina

By USA Wrestling | Aug. 25, 2015, 7:25 p.m. (ET)
Taylor LaMont of Utah shown in action at the 2015 Junior Nationals. LaMont has reached a medal match at the UWW Cadet Worlds in Greco-Roman today. Photo by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzogovina – Taylor LaMont of Mapleton, Utah reached the medal round in Greco-Roman and placed fifth at 58 kg/127.7 lbs. at the UWW Cadet World Championships on Tuesday.

LaMont fell to 2014 Cadet World silver medalist Edgar Tamazyan of Armenia in the bronze-medal finals, 3-1. Tamazyan scored his three points in the first period, and held off an aggressive LaMont to secure the victory.

LaMont, who was competing in his third straight UWW Cadet Worlds, opened with a 4-0 win over Ivan Gaidarji of Moldova. He was defeated in the quarterfinals by 2014 Cadet World champion Amin Kaviyaninejad of Iran, 0-1. When the Iranian reached the finals, LaMont was pulled back into repechage. He defeated Georgi Iliev of Bulgaria, 12-4 in repechage to earn his spot in the bronze-medal round.

LaMont was a Junior National freestyle champion and Junior National Greco-Roman runner-up in Fargo this year.

The U.S. had three other wrestlers who won a match in the tournament but did not reach the medal rounds, Paul Bianchi of Two Rivers, Wis. at 54 kg/119 lbs., Dominick Demas of Columbus, Ohio at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. and Anthony Piscopo of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. at 100 kg/220 lbs.

Bianchi and Demas lost to finalists and were pulled back into repechage, but lost those matches and did not advance to a medal bout.

All of wrestlers who won matches for the USA placed in the top 10 of their weight, scoring team points for the USA. Piscopo placed seventh at 100 kg, Demas was ninth at 63 kg and Bianchi was 10th at 54 kg. The United States is tied in ninth place after the first day with 13 team points. Iran leads all teams with 29 points.

“I am proud of the guys. They wrestled hard today,” said U.S. coach Nate Engel.

The final five U.S. wrestlers in Greco-Roman have weighed in and received their draws for Wednesday. Click here to see draws for Wednesday.

For updated results and a live webstream from the event, provided by United World Wrestling, visit:
https://unitedworldwrestling.org/event/world-championships-2

Flowrestling is onsite in Sarajevo, and will have the archived videos of matches featuring the U.S. wrestlers.

UWW CADET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogovina

Greco-Roman Medalists


50 kg/110 lbs.
Gold – Giovani Freni (Italy)
Silver – Emin Sefershaev (Russia)
Bronze – Abdulsamet Basar (Turkey)
Bronze – Hancavad Majidzada (Azerbaijan)

54 kg/119 lbs.
Gold – Oleksandr Hrushyn (Ukraine)
Silver – Joni Khetsuriani (Georgia)
Bronze – Maksim Nehoda (Belarus)
Bronze –Tigran Minasyan (Armenia)

58 kg/127.7 lbs.
Gold – Amin Kaviyaninejad (Iran)
Silver – Yahor Vladyka (Belarus)
Bronze – Edgar Tamazyan (Armenia)
Bronze – Andrej Ginc (Germany)

63 kg/138.75 lbs.
Gold – Rikadze Aivengo (Georgia)
Silver – Mohamed El Sayed (Egypt)
Bronze – Parviz Nasibov (Ukraine)
Bronze – Amoyan Malkhas (Armenia)

100 kg/220 lbs.
Gold – Amin Mirzazadeh (Iran)
Silver – Robert Ersek (Hungary)
Bronze – Patryk Kaminski (Poland)
Bronze – Anton Savenko (Kazakhstan)

U.S. Greco-Roman performances

50 kg/110 lbs. – Dack Punke, Eureka, Ill., dnp/18th
LOSS Basar Abdulamet (Turkey), 1-6

54 kg/119 lbs. – Paul Bianchi, Two Rivers, Wis., 10th place
WIN Pavlos Karakozidis (Greece), tech fall 8-0
LOSS Joni Khetsuriani (Georgia), tech. fall 0-8
LOSS Ayata Suzuki (Japan), 3-5

58 kg/127.7 lbs. – Taylor LaMont, Mapleton, Utah, 5th place
WIN Ivan Gaidarji (Moldova), 4-0
LOSS Amin Kaviyaninejad (Iran), 0-1
WIN Georgi Iliev (Bulgaria), tech. fall 12-4
LOSS Edgar Tamazyan (Armenia), 1-3

63 kg/138.75 lbs.– Dominick Demas, Columbus, Ohio, 9th place
WIN Saurabj (India), pin 1:20
LOSS Mohamed El Sayed (Egypt), 14-6
LOSS Amoyan Malkhas (Armenia), tech fall 0-8

100 kg/220 lbs. - Anthony Piscopo, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., 7th place
WIN Bader Ali Hasan (United Arab Emirates), pin
LOSS Berkant Akdemir (Turkey), 1-2