Smith and Briggs win bronze at Granma Cup in Cuba

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Feb. 12, 2020, 9:37 p.m. (ET)

HAVANA, Cuba – Robby Smith and Riley Briggs collected bronze medals on Wednesday at the Granma Cup in Havana, Cuba.

Wrestling at 130 kg, Smith, a 2016 Olympian and multiple-time World Team member, won his medal match with a 9-0 shutout technical fall over 2019 Pan American Championships runner-up Luciano Del Rio from Argentina.

At 72 kg, Northern Michigan student-athlete Briggs was awarded the bronze after picking up a win in round-robin action on Tuesday.

Alec Ortiz was pulled into Wednesday’s bronze-medal match at 77 kg but fell to Dairon Salomon of Cuba to finish fifth.

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GRANMA CUP
at Havana, Cuba

Greco-Roman results
67 kg: Peyton Omania (New York AC)
LOSS Rodriguez (Cuba), 8-5

67 kg: Dominic Damon (NMU-OTS)
LOSS Antomarchi (Cuba), 10-0
LOSS Daniel Coles (Canada), 8-0

72 kg: Riley Briggs (NMU-OTS) – BRONZE
WIN Lautaro Seghesso (Argentina), 9-0
LOSS Balint Korpasi (Hungary), 8-0
LOSS Sablon (Cuba)

72 kg: Colby Baker (NMU-OTS)
LOSS Sablon (Cuba), 8-0
LOSS Luis Barrios (Honduras), 8-0

77 kg: Nate Grimes (NMU-OTS)
LOSS Ariel Fis (Cuba), 10-0
LOSS Yosvanys Pena (Cuba), 10-0

77 kg: Alec Ortiz (Minnesota Storm) – FIFTH
LOSS Tamas Loerincz (Hungary), 8-0
LOSS Dairon Salomon (Cuba), 9-0

130 kg: Trace Schirmers (NMU-OTS)
LOSS Bradley Hildebrand (Canada), 12-4

130 kg: Robert Smith (New York AC/Chicago RTC) - BRONZE
WIN Hernandez (Cuba), 9-0
LOSS Angel Pacheco (Cuba), 6-0
WIN Luciano Del Rio (Argentina), 9-0