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World Championships Notebook: Greco-Roman 71 kg, 75 kg, 85 kg and 98 kg

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | Aug. 21, 2017, 12:20 p.m. (ET)

Photo: Mason Manville (United States) works for a turn against Manfred Edsberg (Sweden) in the first round at 75 kg. Photo by Mark Lundy,

Day one notebook for the morning session of Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2017 World Championships. The notebook features notable results and moments across all weight categories.

71 kg/156 lbs.
Medal Matches
Gold – UR Demeu Zhadrayev (Kazakhstan) vs. World No. 6 Frank Staebler (Germany)
Bronze – Word No. 2 Balint Korpasi (Hungary) vs. UR Adam Kurak (Russia)
Bronze – World No. 14 Daniel Cataraga (Moldova) vs. World No. 16 Mohammadal Geraei (Iran)

- 2016 University World silver medalist Demeu Zhadrayev (Kazakhstan) dec. World and European champion Balint Korpasi (Hungary), 1-1.
- 2015 World champion Frank Staebler (Germany) dec. 2016 World silver medalist Daniel Cataraga (Moldova), 4-2.

Round of 16
- 2016 University World silver medalist Demeu Zhadrayev (Kazakhstan) defeats 2015 World bronze medalist Adam Kurak (Russia), 6-2.
- Pat Smith (United States) was strong in the early goings against Nurgazy Asangulov (Kyrgyzstan), leading approaching the end of one. Asangulov struck with a headlock at the end of the first period, then added on a four-pointer from rear standing in the second frame to win by an 8-2 tally.
- African champion Ibrahim Ghanem (Egypt) edged World bronze medalist Ilie Cojocari (Romania), 2-1.

Round of 32
- Pat Smith (United States) defeats Matous Morbitzer (Czech Republic), 5-0. Smith scored two step outs, one takedown and one passivity point to take the bout.
- Mohammadali Geraei (Iran) upsets Olympic bronze medalist Shmagi Bolkvadze (Georgia), 3-2.
- The battle of World champions Frank Staebler (Germany) and Rasul Chunayev (Azerbaijan) goes to Staebler, 2-1. All points scored were on passivity.

Round of 64
- Evrik Nikoghosyan (France) pins 2015 World bronze medalist Zackarias Tallroth (Sweden) first round with front headlock roll to the back.

75 kg/165 lbs.
Medal Matches
Gold – World No. 6 Aleksandr Chekhirkin (Russia) vs. World No. 8 Viktor Nemes (Serbia)
Bronze – World No. 4 Tamas Lorincz (Hungary) vs. World No. 15 Fatih Cengiz (Turkey)
Bronze – World No. 5 Kazbek Kilou (Belarus) vs. World No. 2 Saeid Abdvali (Iran)

- Aleksandr Chekhirkin (Russia) fall 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Tamas Lorincz (Hungary), 4:43.
- Viktor Nemes (Serbia) dec. European bronze medalist Kazbek Kilou (Belarus), 7-0.

- In a rematch of the 2012 Olympic finals, Tamas Lorincz (Hungary) exacted revenge against Hyeon-Woo Kim (Korea), 3-1.

Round of 32
- Viktor Nemes (Serbia) defeats World champion and Olympic bronze medalist Saeid Abdevali (Iran), 2-1.
- Shohei Yabiku (Japan) defeats World bronze medalist Hasan Aliyev (Azerbaijan), 4-0.
- Mason Manville (United States) falls to Mindia Tsulukidze (Georgia), 4-2. Tsulukidze was awarded three passivity points during regulation. Manville scored the only takedown of the bout. A late takedown attempt from Manville was unsuccessful, with a lost challenge, to give Tsulukidze his fourth point after time expired.

Round of 64
- Mason Manville (United States) defeats Manfred Edsberg (Sweden), 4-2. Manville scored two passivity points in the first period. In second period, Edsberg scored two on front headlock roll deemed a correct throw, then was caught on his back by Manville, who scored two.

85 kg/187 lbs.
Medal Matches
Gold – World No. 7 Denis Kudla (Germany) vs. World No. 5 Metehan Basar (Turkey)
Bronze – World No. 20 Hossein Nouri (Iran) vs. World No. 3 Islam Abbasov (Azerbaijan)
Bronze – World No. 4 Davit Chakvetadze (Russia) vs. World No. 6 Roberti Kobliashvili (Georgia)

- Olympic bronze medalist Denis Kudla (Germany) dec. Asian champion Hossein Nouri (Iran), 4-1.
- European silver medalist Metehan Basar (Turkey) dec. Olympic champion Davit Chakvetadze (Russia), 4-2.

- Asian champion Hossein Nouri (Iran) took down European champion Viktor Lorincz (Hungary), 6-4.

Round of 32
- Oleksandr Shyshman (Ukraine) defeats Ben Provisor (United States), 6-2. Provisor led the match 2-2 on criteria late, but was thrown for four points with under 10 seconds remaining.

Round of 64
- European silver medalist Metehan Basar (Turkey) defeats Olympic bronze medalist Javid Hamzatau (Belarus), 7-0.

98 kg/215.5 lbs.
Medal Matches
Gold – World No. 4 Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia) vs. World No. 7 Musa Evloev (Russia)
Bronze – UR Rustam Assakalov (Uzbekistan) vs. World No. 18 Revazi Nadareishvili (Georgia)
Bronze – World No. 9 Dimitriy Timchenko (Ukraine) vs. World No. 5 Balazs Kiss (Hungary)

- Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia) tech. fall Rustam Assakalov (Uzbekistan), 8-0.
- Musa Evloev (Russia) dec. Dimitriy Timchenko (Ukraine), 8-1.

- 2013 Junior World champion Musa Evloev (Russia) gets past 2014 World champion Melonin Noumonvi (France), 2-1.

Round of 16
- Olympic champion and two-time World champion Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia) defeats Tracy Hancock (United States), 10-1. Hancock kept it close into the middle stages of the second period, only trailing 3-1. Aleksanyan tacked on a four-pointer and a match-clinching takedown to separate himself in the end.

Round of 32
- G’ Angelo Hancock (United States) looks solid in 3-0 win against University World champion Fatih Baksoy (Turkey). Hancock scored on two passivity points and one step out.
- 2014 World champion Melonin Noumonvi (France) defeats European silver medalist Aliaksandr Hrabovic (Belarus), 3-1.
- 2013 Junior World champion Musa Evloev (Russia) defeats 2013 World bronze medalist Balazs Kiss (Hungary), 3-1.