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Davis finishes in fifth place for U.S. Greco-Roman team at Cadet World Championships

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | Sept. 13, 2016, 1:58 p.m. (ET)

 Jack Davis (USA) at the 2016 Cadet World Championships in
Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo: Gerhard Remus,
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TBILISI, Georgia – The U.S. Greco-Roman squad ended the first day of competition at the 2016 Cadet World Championships without securing a medal as Jack Davis, the lone American to qualify for the evening session, dropped his bronze medal match to finish in fifth place at 58 kg/127.75 lbs.

The up-and-coming Davis surrendered two takedown-to-turn combinations in the first period to 2016 Cadet Asian bronze medalist Erbol Bakirov of Kyrgyzstan and was unable to make up the deficit. After adding a step out point, Davis fell by a final score of 8-1.

“I came out there and he got on top of me right off, and giving him the left underhook, and when he got on top, I’m just not the best at defending on bottom, so I need to get better at that,” explained Davis following his bronze medal match.

Davis posted a 2-2 record at 58 kg in the first international competition of his young career. He took down 2016 Nordic champion Anton Rosen of Sweden and Aleksander Mielewczyk of Poland to make the semifinals where he was defeated by eventual silver medalist Mohammad Mokhtari of Iran.

“It boots my confidence a lot. Coming here and just being able to get in the top five is amazing for my first ever international competition. Being here is a great opportunity, and just a really huge milestone for me,” he continued.

Peyton Omania, a USAW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals runner-up in 2015, was the only other American to pick up a victory on Tuesday. Despite the win, Omania fell short of a medal match and finished in 11th place overall at 63 kg/138.75 lbs.

2015 USAW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion Malik Johnson finished in 10th place in the 50 kg/110 lbs. standings. He lost his opening bout to bronze medalist Abdullah Toprak of Turkey, 6-1.

Americans Real Woods and Cohlton Schultz both dropped their first round matches on Tuesday and finished outside the top ten at 54 kg/119 lbs. and 100 kg/220 lbs., respectively.

The Greco-Roman competition at the Cadet World Championships will resume tomorrow with the qualification and repechage rounds at 2 a.m. (ET) followed by the medal matches at 10 a.m. (ET).

Wrestling tomorrow for the U.S. will be Andrew Chambal at 42 kg/92.5 lbs., Mosha Schwartz at 46 kg/104.4 lbs., Max Wohlabaugh at 69 kg/152 lbs., Clay Lautt at 76 kg/167.2 lbs. and Brandon Whitman at 85 kg/185.4 lbs.

Flowrestling will provide a live stream and archived matches of the 2016 Cadet World Championships to U.S. spectators at A Flo Pro membership is required to view the competition. 

Complete brackets and match-by-match results can be viewed at

Sept. 13-18 at Tbilisi, Georgia

Final Results
50 kg/110 lbs.

Gold – Giorgi Shotadze (Georgia)
Silver – Anzor Karagulov (Russia)
Bronze – Abdullah Toprak (Turkey)
Bronze – Zaur Nuriyev (Azerbaijan)
5th – Kaito Inaba (Japan)
5th – Poya Dad Marz (Iran)
7th – Vijay Vijay (India)
8th – Alexander Norstroem (Sweden)
9th – Viacheslav Cherniak (Ukraine)
10th – Malik Johnson (United States)

Gold – Giorgi Shotadze (Georgia) dec. Anzor Karagulov (Russia), 6-2
Bronze – Abdullah Toprak (Turkey) tech. fall Kaito Inaba (Japan), 8-0
Bronze – Zaur Nuriyev (Azerbaijan) dec. Poya Dad Marz (Iran), 6-4

54 kg/119 lbs.
Gold – Leri Abuladze (Georgia)
Silver – Kerem Kamal (Turkey)
Bronze – Zholaman Sharshenbekov (Kyrgyzstan)
Bronze – Anar Mansurov (Russia)
5th – Elnur Musayev (Azerbaijan)
5th – Sachin Rana (India)
7th – Dilshod Omongeldiyev (Uzbekistan)
8th – Shant Khachatryan (Armenia)
9th – Oralkhan Mirzabayev (Kazakhstan)
10th – Krisztian Vancza (Hungary)

Gold – Leri Abuladze (Georgia) dec. Kerem Kamal (Turkey), 3-3
Bronze – Zholaman Sharshenbekov (Kyrgyzstan) dec. Elnur Musayev (Azerbaijan), 3-1
Bronze – Anar Mansurov (Russia) dec. Sachin Rana (India), 7-0

58 kg/127.75 lbs.
Gold – Valentin Petic (Moldova)
Silver – Mohammad Mokhtari (Iran)
Bronze – Abdulvakhab Asainov (Russia)
Bronze – Erbol Bakirov (Kyrgyzstan)
5th – Hassan Mohamed (Egypt)
5th – Jack Davis (United States)
7th – Tigran Minasyan (Armenia)
8th – Hasan Mammadli (Azerbaijan)
9th – Abdul Basar (Turkey)
10th – Mukhammadkodir Yusupov (Uzbekistan)

Gold – Valentin Petic (Moldova) dec. Mohammad Mokhtari (Iran), 5-1
Bronze – Abdulvakhab Asainov (Russia) dec. Hassan Mohamed (Egypt), 6-1
Bronze – Erbol Bakirov (Kyrgyzstan) dec. Jack Davis (United States), 8-1

63 kg/138.75 lbs.
Gold – Yousef Hosseinvand Fathi (Iran)
Silver – Sergei Stepanov (Russia)
Bronze – Hrachya Poghosyan (Armenia)
Bronze – Ismail Gun (Turkey)
5th – Ryoma Anraku (Japan)
5th – Anatolie Popov (Moldova)
7th – Ignazio Sanfilippo (Italy)
8th – Daniel De Matos Oliveira (Portugal)
9th – Alikhan Kokenov (Kazakhstan)
10th – Adil Dzhumabekov (Kyrgyzstan)

Gold – Yousef Hosseinvand Fathi (Iran) dec. Sergei Stepanov (Russia), 10-4
Bronze – Hrachya Poghosyan (Armenia) dec. Ryoma Anraku (Japan), 5-3
Bronze – Ismail Gun (Turkey) dec. Anatolie Popov (Moldova), 10-4

100 kg/220 lbs.
Gold – Gerard Kurniczak (Poland)
Silver – Vahid Dadkhah Ghasem Abadi (Iran)
Bronze – Sharap Alikhanov (Russia)
Bronze – Davut Olcan (Turkey)
5th – Deepanshu (India)
5th – Yuri Nakazato (Japan)
7th – Ali Aminzade (Azerbaijan)
8th – Valeri Ivanov (Bulgaria)
9th – Pavel Atamanau (Belarus)
10th – Ciprian Trufan (Romania)

Gold – Gerard Kurniczak (Poland) dec. Vahid Dadkhah Ghasem Abadi (Iran), 2-1
Bronze – Sharap Alikhanov (Russia) tech. fall Deepanshu (India), 8-0
Bronze – Davut Olcan (Turkey) tech. fall Yuri Nakazato (Japan), 8-0

U.S. Greco-Roman Results
50 kg/110 lbs. - Malik Johnson, Florissant, Mo., 10th
LOSS Abdullah Toprak (Turkey), 6-1

54 kg/119 lbs. - Real Woods, Wheaton, Ill., 15th
LOSS Zholaman Sharshenbekov (Kyrgyzstan), 6-0

58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Jack Davis, Hanover Township, Pa., 5th
WIN Anton Rosen (Sweden), 7-7
WIN Aleksander Mielewczyk (Poland), Fall 1:27
LOSS Mohammad Mokhtari (Iran), 10-2
WIN Erbol Bakirov (Kyrgyzstan)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Peyton Omania, Concord, Calif., 11th
WIN Saurabh Saurabh (India), 2-1
LOSS Ryoma Anraku (Japan), 9-4

100 kg/220 lbs. - Cohlton Schultz, Colorado Springs, Colo., 14th
LOSS Yuri Nakazato (Japan), 4-2