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UPDATE: Rey, McCall win gold medals at Henri Deglane Challenge in France

By USA Wrestling | Nov. 24, 2017, 12:47 p.m. (ET)

Zach Rey, pictured, won a gold medal at 125 kg at the Henri Deglane Challenge in France on Friday.

NICE, France – Two U.S. freestyle wrestlers won gold medals on the first day of the Henri Deglane Challenge on Friday.

Claiming the title at 125 kg/275 lbs. was 2015 World Team member Zach Rey (Bethlehem, Pa./Lehigh Valley WC). Rey scored a 10-0 technical fall in the final over Adam Babiaora of Spain, scoring five takedowns, include three on offense and two defensively.

Winning three straight bouts at 86 kg/189 lbs. to claim the gold was Tim McCall (Raleigh, N.C./Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC), who had two pins and a technical fall. McCall pinned Daniel Rama of Spain in the finals in 1:42.

McCall, who was second at the Dave Schultz Memorial earlier this month, claimed his first overseas international gold medal.

Joey Ward (Chapel Hill, N.C./Sunkist Kids/Tarheel RTC) placed fifth at 65 kg/143 lbs.

There will be some U.S. athletes competing on Saturday as well.

HENRI DEGLANE CHALLENGE
At Nice, France, Nov. 24-25

Men’s freestyle medalists


65 kg/143 lbs.
Gold – George Bucur (Romania)
Silver – Ivan Guidea (Romania)
Bronze – Yunier Castillo (Spain)
Bronze – Angelo Costa (Italy)

86 kg/189 lbs.
Gold – Tim McCall (USA)
Silver – Daniel Rama (Spain)
Bronze – Carmelo Lumia (Italy)
Bronze – Saifedine Alekma (France)

125 kg/275 lbs.
Gold – Zach Rey (USA)
Silver – Jose Cuba (Spain)

U.S. Men’s Freestyle results

65 kg/143 lbs. – Joey Ward, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Sunkist Kids/Tarheel RTC), 5th
LOSS Ivan Guida (Romania), tech. fall 10-0, 5:10
LOSS Yunier Castillo (France), 9-7

86 kg/189 lbs. – Tim McCall, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC), gold medal
WIN Salfeding Alekma (France), pin, 5:41
WIN Syerus Aldashivili (Georgia), tech. fall 10-0, 0:33
WIN Daniel Rama (Spain), 1:42

125 kg/275 lbs. – Zach Rey, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley WC), gold medal
WIN Jose Cuba (Spain), tech. fall, 10-0, 4:25

Women’s freestyle medalists


53 kg/116.5 lbs.
Gold – Miheala Barbulescu (Romania)
Silver – Francesca Mori (Italy)
Bronze – Alina Vuc (Romania)

63 kg/138.75 lbs.
Gold – Irena Garcia (Spain)

75 kg/165 lbs.
Gold – Georgina Nelthorpe (Great Britain)
Silver – Diana Frant (Romania)
Bronze – Catalina Azente (Romania)