Clark, Beauperthuy, Anderson win Veterans Gi gold medals at Grappling Worlds in Kazakhstan

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Sept. 07, 2018, 3:54 p.m. (ET)
Veterans Gi World champions (left to right): Jeff Anderson, Travis Clark, Gabe Beauperthuy. Photo by Rich Tado.

ASTANA, Kazakhstan – The United States entered three athletes in the Veterans Gi competition at the UWW Grappling World Championships on Friday. The USA came home with three gold medals.

Claiming titles in Gi Grappling among the Veterans (35-years-old and above) were
• Travis Clark of Fort Worth, Texas (All American Wrestling Club) at Over 100 kg in the 35-39 years division
• Gabe Beauperthuy of Colorado Springs, Colo. (UTC) at Over 100 kg in the 40-44 years division
• Jeff Anderson of Zeeland, Mich. (Chicago WC) at 100 kg in the 45 and over division

Team USA had an impressive 6-0 record on Friday, and placed fourth in the overall Veterans Gi Grappling team race, even with just three entries.

Clark beat Evgeniy Belyshev of Russia, 3-0 and scored a submission over Amirzhan Tezikbayev of Kazakhstan to win his gold medal. It was his second Veterans World gold medal of the week, as he was also champion in Veteran No-Gi on Thursday.

Beauperthuy had a pair of decisions, beating a pair of athletes from Kazakhstan, by stopping Tynys Bissaliyev, 3-0 and Aleksandr Astapov, 5-0. Like Clark, he was also a No-Gi Veterans World champion on Thursday. This is the third straight year that Beauperthuy swept both styles in Grappling at the Veterans Worlds.

Anderson also beat two opponents from Kazakhstan, beating Ikhsatov Batyrbek, 6-1 and Khon Atama, 5-3. A long-time competitor in USA Wrestling’s Masters wrestling programs, Anderson was the 2017 Masters Ironman champion last year.

In the two-day Veterans competition, the United States has won seven medals, including six gold medals. Also winning a No-Gi Veterans gold medal on Thursday was John Morgan at 71 kg in the 35-39 years division, with Aaron Johnson winning a silver medal at 62 kg in the 40-44 years division.

Gameness was the Gi sponsor for the USA Gi Grappling team for the second straight year. USA Wrestling thanks Gameness for their support.

The Senior Division begins at the Grappling World Championships on Saturday with the No-Gi tournament, followed by the Gi competition on Sunday. The U.S. team is coached by Eddy Ellis of Washington.

The entire tournament is being streamed live on FloGrappling. Astana is 10 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone.

GRAPPLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Astana, Kazakhstan, September 6, 2018

U.S. Veterans Gi Grappling results

Veterans 35-39

100+ kg - Travis Clark, Fort Worth, Texas (All American Wrestling Club), gold medal
WIN Evgeniy Belyshev (Russia), 3-0
WIN Amirzhan Tezikbayev (Kazakhstan), submission

Veterans 40-44

100+ kg - Gabe Beauperthuy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (UTC), gold medal
WIN Tynys Bissaliyev (Kazakhstan), 3-0
WIN Aleksandr Astapov (Kazakhstan), 5-0

Veterans 45 and over

100 kg – Jeff Anderson, Zeeland, Mich. (Chicago WC), gold medal
WIN Ikhsatov Batyrbek (Kazakhstan), 6-1
WIN Khon Atama (Kazakhstan), 5-3

Veterans Gi medal winners


Veterans (35-39 years old)

62 kg
1. Arsumbaev Abak (KAZ)
2. Romankulov Zhalyn (KAZ)

77 kg
1. Bermukhambetov Murat (KAZ)
2. Soroka Vladyslav (UKR)
3. Gojayev Kamil (AZE)
3. Yerzhekenov Kayrat (KAZ)

84 kg
1. Sheykhov Murad (RUS)
2. Fataliyev Mehman (AZE)
3. Tarasov Egor (RUS)
3. Yessikep Seitbek (KAZ)

92 kg
1. Petukhov Artem (RUS)
2. Umarov Arbi (KAZ)
3. Hadiyev Akbar (AZE)
3. Karimov Rustem (KAZ)

100 kg
1. Tap Ferenc (HUN)
2. Cublesan Mirsea (ROU)
3. Tapaev Muslim (RUS)
3. Pashikyan Karen (KAZ)

Over 100 kg
1. Travis Clark (USA)
2. Belyshev Evgeniy (RUS)
3. Tezikbayev Amirzhan (KAZ)

Veterans (40-44 years old)


66 kg
1. Turuntayev Turlan (KAZ)
2. Ikhsanov Almaz (KAZ)
3. Reznikov Alexey (RUS)

71 kg
1. Bozrov Georgii (RUS)
2. Topayev Kuanysh (KAZ)

84 kg
1. Bolatbekov Marat (KAZ)
2. Egorov Makism (RUS)
3. Akhmetzhanov Arman (KAZ)

100 kg
1. Valiakhmetov Renat (KAZ)
2. Denisov Roman (RUS)
3. Guluzade Jeyhun (AZE)

above 100 kg
1. Gabe Beauperthuy (USA)
2. Astapov Aleksandr (KAZ)
3. Bissaliyev Tynys (KAZ)

Veterans 45-49 years old

62 kg
1. Masiev Saidmagomed (RUS)
2. Askarbek Erali (KGZ)
3. Dr. Istvan Kleber (HUN)
3. Ilyenko Victor (RUS)

66 kg
1. Karakov Marat (KAZ)
2. Utepbergenov Nurakhan (KAZ)

71 kg
1. Galiev Tlegen (KAZ)
2. Marzhokhov Murat (RUS)
3. Didenko Evgeny (RUS)

92 kg
1. David Armendariz (ESP)
2. Makhat Adyl (KAZ)
3. BRAND SHAY (Israel)

100 kg
1. Jeff Anderson (USA)
2. Khon Atama (KAZ)
3. Ikhsatov Batyrbek (KAZ)

above 100 kg
1. Myrza Kuanish (KAZ)
2. Uksumbayev Anuar (KAZ)
3. Egamberdiyev Sunatkul (KAZ)