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Burroughs beats Chamizo, joins U.S. stars Oliver, Mensah-Stock in semifinals at Dan Kolov International

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | March 01, 2019, 9:06 a.m. (ET)

Jordan Burroughs at the 2019 Dan Kolov International in Bulgaria. UWW photo by Sachiko Hotaka.

RUSE, Bulgaria –Three U.S. wrestlers won quarterfinal bouts to qualify for the semifinals on Friday at the Dan Kolov International, a UWW Ranking Tournament.

One of the Americans to advance was 2012 Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Nebraska WTC) at 74 kg/163 lbs.

Burroughs won his widely anticipated rivalry match, defeating World champion and Olympic medalist Frank Chamizo in the second round by a 9-2 margin. Burroughs led 3-2 at the break, but opened it up with a four-point blast double in the second period and added another takedown to ice the win.

Burroughs now boasts a 3-1 record over Chamizo. Burroughs won at the 2018 World Championships, in the bronze-medal bout, and in the Super Match at the 2018 Beat the Streets Benefit in New York. Chamizo won their battle in the finals of the 2018 Yasar Dogu International in Turkey.

Burroughs opened with a 9-0 win over Jitender of India. After his win over Chamizo, Burroughs secured his quarterfinal win over Abylaikhan Nursultanov of Kazakhstan by injury default. In the semifinals, Burroughs will battle Ali Umarpashaev of Bulgaria.

At 65 kg/143 in men’s freestyle, two Americans reached the quarterfinals. Jordan Oliver (Ithaca, N.Y./Sunkist Kids/Finger Lakes RTC) got his offense going, hitting leg shots for a 12-1 technical fall over Evan Henderson (New York City, N.Y./TMWC/NYRTC). Oliver will battle Selahattin Kilicsallayan of Turkey in the semifinals.

Oliver opened with a 3-3 win over Agustin Destribats of Argentina, then defeated Bernard Futrell of the USA, 10-0.

2018 World bronze medalist Tamrya Mensah-Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./TMWC/OTC) also advanced to the semifinals, with a first-period pin of quarterfinal win over Eun Sun Jeong of Korea. She has drawn Adela Hanzlickova of Czechia in the semifinals.

Mensah-Stock scored a pair of 10-0 technical falls to reach her quarterfinal bout, putting away Olympic medalist Agnieszka Wieszczek-Kordus of Poland and American Alexandria Glaude.

The semifinals begin at 5:00 p.m. local time, which is seven hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone. The tournament is broadcast live on FloWrestling. It is followed by the medal rounds from the first day of action. Seven USA athletes go for medals at 6:00 p.m.

At Ruse, Bulgaria

Group 2 U.S. Men’s Freestyle results

57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/TMWC/Hawkeye WC)
LOSS Georgi Vangelov (Bulgaria), 6-5

57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Josh Rodriguez (State College, Penn./Nittany Lion WC)
LOSS Ahmet Duman (Turkey), 5-3

65 kg/143 lbs. – Jordan Oliver (Ithaca, N.Y./Sunkist Kids/Finger Lakes RTC)
WIN Agustin Destribats (Argentina), 3-3
WIN Bernard Futrell (USA), tech. fall 10-0
Vs. Evan Henderson (USA), tech. fall 12-1
Semifinals - Selahattin Kilicsallayan (Turkey)

65 kg/143 lbs. – Bernard Futrell (Philadelphia, Pa./TMWC/Pennsylvania RTC)
WIN Vasyl Shuptar (Ukraine), 10-6
LOSS Jordan Oliver, tech fall, 10-0

65 kg/143 lbs. – Evan Henderson (New York City, N.Y./TMWC/NYCRTC)
WIN Junsik Yun (Korea),
WIN Andrei Perpelita (Moldova)
LOSS Jordan Oliver (USA), tech. fall 12-1

74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Nebraska WTC)
WIN Jitender (India), 9-0
WIN Frank Chamizo (Italy), 9-1
WIN Abylaikhan Nursultanov (Kazakhstan), injury default
Semifinals – Vs. Ali Umarpashaev (Bulgaria)

Group 2 U.S. women’s freestyle results

62 kg/136 lbs. – Kayla Miracle (Campbellsville, Ky./Sunkist Kids)
WIN Mallory Velte (USA), pin 4:11
LOSS Xingru Pei (China), 2-2

62 kg/136 lbs. – Mallory Velte (Sacramento, Calif./TMWC)
LOSS Kayla Miracle (USA), pin 4:11

62 kg/136 lbs. – Brenda Reyna (Mount Vernon, Wash./TMWC/McKendree Bearcat WC)
WIN Elena Esposito (Italy), tech. fall 14-4
LOSS Lais Nunez Olivera (Brazil), pin 5:57

68 kg/149.5 lbs. – Alexandria Glaude (West Sacramento, Calif./TMWC/McKendree Bearcat WC)
LOSS Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA), tech. fall 10-0

68 kg/149.5 lbs. – Macey Kilty (River Falls, Wisc./Sunkist Kids)
LOSS Alla Cherkasova (Ukraine), 11-3

68 kg/149.5 lbs. – Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./TMWC/OTC)
WIN Agnieszka Wieszczek-Kordus (Poland), 10-0
WIN Alexandria Glaude (USA), tech fall 10-0
WIN Eun Sun Jeong (Korea), pin
Semifinals – Vs. Adela Hanzlickova (Czechia)