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Bey wins gold, Omania wins silver at Black Diamond Junior Greco-Roman Cup in Hungary

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | March 20, 2016, 1:10 p.m. (ET)

Kamal Bey of the USA lifts an opponent during the 2016 Dave Schultz Memorial International. Bey won a Junior gold in Hungary today. Photo by Anne Sachs, Tech-Fall.com

DOROG, Hungary – Two U.S. wrestlers won medals at the Black Diamond Junior Greco-Roman Cup on Saturday.

Kamal Bey of Illinois was on fire at 74 kg/163 lbs., pinning four straight opponents on the way to gold. Bey pinned Tamas Levai of Hungary in the championship match.

Bey is currently training in Greco-Roman at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“Kamal Bey dominated the competition, pinning all of his opponents in the first period. He wrestled great and beat a really good wrestler in the finals from the host city, Dorog, Hungary,” said U.S. Coach Mark Halvorson.

At 66 kg, Peyton Omania of California claimed a silver medal. He won three straight to qualify for the finals, earning decisions over opponents from Romania, Hungary and Poland. In the championship finals, he lost to Bence Balatoni of Hungary, 2-7.

“Omania also had a good tournament. He won a tough match in the semis against a very tough wrestler from Poland,” said Halvorson.

Placing fifth with a 2-2 record at 97 kg/211.5 lbs. was Darryl Aiello of California. He had wins over two wrestlers from host Hungary.

There were 16 countries represented in this respected Junior tournament.

The U.S. team will participate in a training camp for a week, with over 100 international wrestlers participating.

At Dorog, Hungary, March 20


50 kg/110 lbs. – Csaba Horvath (Hungary)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Jakub Szcieglinski (Poland)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Madalyn Bulgar (Romania)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Bence Balatoni (Hungary)
74 kg163 lbs. – Kamal Bey (USA)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Nico Ojog (Romania)
96 kg/211 lbs. – Ondrej Dadak (Czech Republic)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Rafa Plowiec (Poland)

U.S. Greco-Roman performances

66 kg – Adrian Gomez, dnp/15th
LOSS Zoltan Sebestyen (Hungary), 0-8

66 kg – Peyton Omania, Concord, Calif., 2nd
WIN Petr Peck (Romania), 6-0
WIN Zoltan Sebestyan (Hungary), 6-3
WIN Albert Nowak (Poland), 10-7
LOSS Bence Balatoni (Hungary), 2-7

66 kg – Britton Holmes, Peyton, Colo., dnp/14th
LOSS Albert Nowak (Poland), 0-8

74 kg – Kamal Bey, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1st
WIN Sergiu Belimschi (Romania), pin
WIN Barnabas Horvath (Hungary), pin
WIN Norbert Dazkiewicz (Poland), pin
WIN Tamas Levai (Hungary), pin

97 kg – Darryl Aiello, Concord, Calif., 5th
WIN Roland Vatzi (Hungary), pin
WIN Tamas Aktari (Hungary), pin
LOSS Kevin Baumanm (Estonia), 0-8
LOSS Patryk Kaminski (Poland), 0-8