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Rubino places fifth on day one of Brale Memorial in Serbia; Eight USA athletes get Sunday’s draw

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | June 24, 2017, 3:17 p.m. (ET)

Opening Ceremonies from the Refik Memisevic Brale Memorial Tournament in Subotica, Serbia, where the USA has entered a Cadet Greco-Roman team.

Nathan Rubino of Omaha, Neb. placed fifth at 42 kg, the top U.S. Greco-Roman placement on the first day of the UWW Cadet-level Refik Memisevic Brale Memorial Tournament in Subotica, Serbia on Saturday.

Rubino lost 4-1 in the quarterfinals to Konstantin Tudor of Romania. When Tudor reached the finals, Rubino was pulled back into a bronze-medal match, where he was beaten by Florin Rubej of Romania in a technical fall.

Two other U.S. wrestlers competing on Saturday lost their opening bouts, and were not eligible for repechage when their opponent failed to reach the finals. Going 0-1 on the day were Austin Almaguer of Kennewick, Wash. at 58 kg and Cayden Robson of Spring Green, Wis. at 69 kg

The second set of eight U.S. wrestlers weighed in and received their draws for Sunday.

Included were two U.S. athletes who won medals at Croatia Open in Zagreb, Croatia last week. Cohlton Schultz of Parker, Colo., a gold-medalist in Croatia, will open against A. Djurdjevic of Croatia at 100 kg

Camden Russell of Omaha, Neb., who won a silver medal in Croatia, has drawn M. Parszewksi of Poland for his first bout at 54 kg on Sunday.

Click here to see brackets for Sunday’s tournament.

Coaching the USA team are respected coaches Lucas Steldt of Wisconsin, and Olympian Shawn Sheldon of Florida.

There will be full live internet video coverage from Subotica on the following websites:

At Subotica, Serbia, June 24-25

Saturday’s Greco-Roman medalists

42 kg
Gold – Aleksei Vlasov (Russia)
Silver – Konstantin Tudor (Romania)
Bronze – Florin Rubej (Romania)
Bronze – Leonid Moros (Moldova)

50 kg
Gold – Gusein Guseynov (Russia)
Silver – Asla Lukiaev (Russia)
Bronze – Niklas Jan Pontus (Sweden)
Bronze – Manuel Stoica (Romania)

58 kg
Gold – Maksim Canter (Moldova)
Silver – Rakhman Tavmurzaev (Russia)
Bronze - Gabriel Mihai (Romania)
Bronze – Rajmonnd Farkas (Hungary)

69 kg
Gold – Never Tsakijian (Russia)
Silver – Rasmus Aastroem (Sweden)
Bronze – Somar Al Rays (Sweden)
Bronze – Lorenzo Botez (Romania)

85 kg
Gold – Aleks Szoke (Hungary)
Silver – Tomislav Hader (Croatia)
Bronze – Danil Androsov (Russia)
Bronze – Ilijas Pagkalidis (Greece)

U.S. Cadet Greco-Roman results

42 kg – Nathan Rubino, Omaha, Neb., 5th
LOSS Konstantin Tudor (Romania), 4-1
LOSS Florin Rubej (Romania), 8-0 tech. fall 2:15

58 kg – Austin Almaguer, Kennewick, Wash., dnp/19th
LOSS Erik Hulaas (Norway), pin 3:45

69 kg – Cayden Robson, Spring Green, Wis., dnp/18th
LOSS Driss Khaled (France)

U.S. first round pairings for Sunday

54 kg – Conor Knopick, Omaha, Neb.
Vs. winner of A. Savu (Romania) and Raiden Johnson (USA)

54 kg – Camden Russell, Omaha, Neb.
Vs. M. Parszewksi (Poland)

54 kg – Raiden Johnson, Coral Springs, Fla.
Vs. A Savu (Romania)

63 kg – Dominic Damon, Seattle, Wash.
Vs. G. Sotriadis (Greece)

63 kg – Frankie Tal-Shahar, Broward County, Fla.
Vs. G. Nejc (Slovenia)

76 kg – Damion DJ Smith, Kenaskum, Wis.
Vs. B. Holocsi (Slovakia)

76 kg – Bryson Alsteen, Luxeburg, Wis.
Vs. A. Tanasevic (Moldova)

100 kg – Cohlton Schultz, Parker, Colo.
Vs. A. Djurdjevic (Croatia)