Graff and Wood win bronze medal matches and Steveson takes silver on final day of Medved International

By Mike Willis, USA Wrestling | Aug. 11, 2019, 12:32 p.m. (ET)

Tyler Graff won two matches this morning to take bronze at the Medved International.

On the final day of competition at the Medved International in Minsk, Belarus, the U.S. netted three more medals. Both Tyler Graff (Titan Mercury WC) and Jordan Wood (Lehigh Valley WC) emerged from their bronze medal matches victorious. Gable Steveson (Minnesota RTC) fell in his finals match to take silver.

At 61 kg, Graff was untouchable in repechage. He bested his opponent from Turkey, 3-0, and followed it up with a 5-0 victory of Egorov of North Macedonia, 5-0 for bronze.

Likewise, Jordan Wood rolled in his bronze medal match at 125 kg, dismantling Belarus’s Lakeyenk, 10-0.

In the 125 kg finals match, Steveson was unable to get much going against Khasanboy Rakhimov of Uzbekistan. A 2018 Junior World bronze medalist and 2019 Senior Asian Championshup fifth place finisher, Rakhimov defeated Steveson, 12-0.

The other two Americans wrestling today, Chance Marsteller (Titan Mercury WC) and Michael Macchiavello (TMWC) lost their repechage bouts. Marsteller fell to Shapiev of Uzbekistan, 5-0, and Macchiavello lost to Chertkoev of Russia, 3-1.

Overall, the U.S. finished with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Men’s freestyle results

57kg: Darian Cruz (Allentown, Pa./Lehigh Valley WC/New York AC)

WIN Frank Perrelli (USA), 2-1

LOSS A. Tuskaev (Russia), 3-0

 

57kg: Frank Perrelli (Charlottesville, Va./Lehigh Valley AC/Titan Mercury WC)

LOSS Darian Cruz (USA), 2-1

 

61 kg: Tyler Graff (New Brunswick, N.J./NJRTC/ Titan Mercury WC)

LOSS A. Gebekov (Russia), 7-0

WIN E. Ormanoglu (Turkey), 3-0

Win V. Egorov (North Macedonia), 5-0

 

65kg: Frank Molinaro (Norman, Oklahoma/OKRTC/Titan Mercury WC)

LOSS S. Omarov (Russia), 6-4

 

70 kg: Ryan Deakin (Broomfield, Colo./Titan Mercury WC)

WIN M. Khayitov (Uzbekistan), 13-3

WIN M. Korzan (Ukraine), 10-0

LOSS I. Navruzov (Russia) 8-6

 

70 kg: James Green (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)

LOSS I. Navruzov (Russia), 6-4

 

79kg: Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Lehigh Valley WC/Titan Mercury WC

LOSS M. Ramazanov (Russia), 9-6

LOSS I. Shapiev (Uzbekistan), 5-0

 

86kg: Nate Jackson (Princeton, N.J./NJRTC/New York AC)

WIN R. Abdulaev (Russia), 16-6

WIN M. Ozkaya (Turkey), 10-0

WIN R. Chytadze (Belarus), 12-2

WIN J. Shapiev (Uzbekistan), 7-4

 

92kg: Mike Macchiavello (Raleigh N.C./ Wolf Pack WC/Titan Mercury WC)

LOSS I. Yankouski (Belarus), 10-0

LOSS G. Chertkoev (Russia), 3-1

 

97kg: Ty Walz (Blacksburg Va./SERTC/ Titan Mercury WC)

WIN A. Bazrafshan (Canada), Forfeit

Win Kharmiaknkou (Belarus), 9-0

LOSS A. Saritov (Romania), 3-2

 

97kg: Kyven Gadson (Waterloo, Iowa/CRTC/Sunkist Kids)

WIN M. Musaev (Kyrgyzstan), 5-0

LOSS A. Saritov (Russia), 5-4

LOSS I. Ciftci (Turkey) Forfeit

 

125kg: Gable Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn./Minnesota RTC)

WIN A. Lakeyenk (Belarus), 10-0

Win Jordan Wood (USA), 10-0

LOSS K. Rakhimov (Uzbekistan), 12-0

 

125kg: Jordan Wood (Gilbertsville, Pa./Lehigh Valley WC)

WIN S. Ercan (Turkey), 12-1

LOSS Gable Steveson (USA), 10-0

WIN A. Lakeyenk (Belarus), 10-0