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FLASH: Stieber, Hall win silvers, Humphrey a bronze at Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Feb. 13, 2016, 7:34 p.m. (ET)

Logan Stieber, shown in the 65 kg finals at the 2016 U.S. Open, won a silver medal in Ukraine today. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors

KIEV, Ukraine – The USA won three medals in freestyle wrestling on the first day of the Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial International on Saturday.

Claiming silver medals for Team USA were Logan Stieber (Columbus, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) at 65 kg/143 lbs. and Adam Hall (Raleigh, N.C./Titan Mercury WC) at 74 kg/163 lbs.

Stieber was leading in the finals against Semen Radulov of Ukraine, 8-4, and on an offensive attack when he was cradled and pinned. Radulov is a two-time World University Championships medalist.

Hall was defeated in a competitive finals match against Peyman Yarahmadi of Iran. Yarahmadi was a 2013 World bronze medalist and a 2015 Asian champion

Reece Humphrey (Columbus, Ohio/New York AC/Ohio RTC) won a bronze medal at 65 kg/143 lbs., with his only loss to Stieber, 2-3.

More information on the U.S. athletes will be posted when received

Nine U.S. athletes competed on Saturday. Another group of seven Americans will compete on Sunday.

The Ukrainian wrestling federation is streaming the event on YouTube. A link is also available on the Russian Wrestling Federation website at

At Kiev, Ukraine,

Men’s freestyle results

57 kg/125.5 lbs.
Gold – Vasyl Shuptar (Ukraine)
Silver – Andriy Yatsenko (Ukraine)
Bronze – Taras Markovich (Ukraine)
Bronze – Garik Barsegyan (Armenia)

65 kg/143 lbs.
Gold – Semen Radulov (Ukraine)
Silver – Logan Stieber (USA)
Bronze – Reece Humphrey (USA)
Bronze – Andrei Perepelita (Moldova)

74 kg/163 lbs.
Gold – Peyman Yarahmadi (Iran)
Silver – Adam Hall (USA)
Bronze – Giya Chykhladze (Ukraine)
Bronze – Oleh Belotserkovski (Ukraine)

97 kg/213 lbs.
Gold – Valerii Andritsev (Ukraine)
Silver – Pavlo Olinyk (Ukraine)
Bronze – Murazi Mchelidze (Ukraine)
Bronze – Nicolai Ceban (Moldova)

U.S. competitors on Saturday
65 kg/143 lbs. – Logan Stieber, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC). Silver medal
65 kg/143 lbs. – Reece Humphrey, Columbus, Ohio (New York AC/Ohio RTC), bronze medal
65 kg/143 lbs. – Kellen Russell, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC/CKWC), did not medal
65 kg/143 lbs. – B.J. Futrell, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Titan Mercury WC/Cliff Keen WC), did not medal
74 kg/163 lbs. – Adam Hall, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC), silver medal
74 kg/163 lbs. – Andrew Sorenson, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Panther WC RTC), did not medal
97 kg/213 lbs. – Dustin Kilgore, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), did not medal
97 kg/213 lbs. – Cayle Byers, Stillwater, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC), did not medal
97 kg/213 lbs. – J.T. Felix, Ann Arbor, Mich. (TMWC/CKWC), 5th place

U.S. competitors on Sunday
70 kg/154 lbs. – Aaron Pico, Whittier, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Nazar Kulchytskyy, Madison, Wis. (Titan Mercury WC/Wisconsin RTC)
86 kg/189 lbs. – David Taylor, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Richard Perry, Washington, D.C. (NYAC/PWC)
86 kg/189 lbs. – Deron Winn, Ames, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Zach Rey, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley AC)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Connor Medbery, Loveland, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC)