Humphrey caps off US showing at Veteran Freestyle Worlds with bronze

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Sept. 30, 2018, 3:57 p.m. (ET)

Photo by Robbert Wijtman.

SKOPJE, Macedonia – The Veteran Freestyle World Championships came to a close on Sunday with Jordin Humphrey of Monrovia, Calif., winning bronze for the U.S. in the A Division at 70 kg in Skopje, Macedonia.

“After winning both USA Masters in freestyle and Greco-Roman in Las Vegas, my teammates convinced me to go wrestle at the Veterans World Championships. I’m glad they did,” Humphrey said.

Humphrey opened the tournament with an 8-6 decision against Spain’s Airam Gonzalez before dropping a close 4-1 bout to Amiran Tsikvadze of Georgia.

Humphrey was pulled back into repechage when Tsikvadze advanced to the finals. In the bronze-medal match, Humphrey pinned host country’s Ille Gorgiev after leading 6-0.

The U.S. leaves Macedonia with five World medals, including one gold, one silver and three bronze.

VETERANS WORLD FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Skopje, Macedonia

Div. A (35-40 years old)
62 kg – Roger Stewart, Colorado Springs, Colo.
LOSS Hirohisa Ota (Japan), 12-2

70 kg – Jordin Humphrey, Monrovia, Calif. – BRONZE
WIN Airam Gonzalez (Spain), 8-6
LOSS Amiran Tsikvadze (Georgia), 4-1
WIN Ille Gorgiev (Macedonia), fall

100 kg – James Medeiros, Van Nuys, Calif.
LOSS Gadzhimurad Taymazov (Russia), 12-2
LOSS Ali Imamoglu (Turkey), fall

100 kg – Karl Junitz, Batavia, Ill. 
LOSS Rene Hoppe (Germany), 11-0