Hopke wins gold, Castillo, Forrest, cassock silver, rider bronze at U17 World Championships

Koy Hopke at the U17 World Championships. United World Wrestling / Photo by Kadir Kalliskan

Rome, Italy – The US men’s freestyle took five medals, one gold, three silver and one bronze at the U17 World Championships in Rome today.

what hopke Won the 110kg title, overtaking France’s Levan Laguilva in the final to dominate. Lagavilva has two U17 European medals, a gold from 2021 and a bronze from 2022, but was no match for Hopke. After going 4-3 at the break, the wrestler from Amery, Wisconsin, fought to turn the script 11-6.

hopkewho has U17 Pan American gold in freestyle and Greco-Roman, Rome was almost complete. He entered the gold medal match after a technical fall over Uzbekistan’s 2022 U17 Asian bronze medalist Khikmatulo Kurbanov. In the round of 16, she defeated Ramini Gulitashvili of Georgia 14–3 and won 11–2 over Poland’s Mateusz Pudlovsk in the quarter.

Christian Castillo at 48 kg, Jacques Forest 55 kg and . Feather tyler kasaki Finished with silver at 65kg.

Castillo’s The final was tied 1–1 with European champion Vasif Baghirov of Azerbaijan after an exchange of shot clock violations, with Baghirov winning on the criterion with less than a minute to spare. Baghirov scored four points to lock in the match. castillo Struggled to the end and finished on top, falling 5-3.

The Pan American champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman had an incredible performance at the Worlds. He had two technical falls and a dramatic quarterfinal victory with a flying squirrel in the final seconds.

forest The 2022 U17 Asian champion Darin Askerbek of Kazakhstan lost 11-10 for the gold. They took a 6-0 lead before getting caught in two headlocks. Like Castillo, he fought till the last whistle and was on top.

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On the way to the medal round, forest Scoring technical falls over Japan’s Takuto Osedo and Switzerland’s Sandro Hungerbühler leapt through his bracket. in the semifinals, forest India trailed 7-4 with two takedowns in the second period against 2022 U17 Asian champion Vaibhav Patil.

kasaki Leading 3-3 on Criterion on European Champion Lis Isayev from Azerbaijan The match was lost 5–3 in the final before losing a step out and the challenger.

kasaki, the 2021 USMC 16U national runner-up, was on a roll in Rome. He held off India’s Ankit 10-3 in the semi-finals, pinned 2021 U15 silver medalist Bogdan Olinik of Ukraine in the quarterfinals, and U17 Asian silver medalist Akobir Rahimov of Uzbekistan to top his opening bout 7-6 kept.

Topping the medal race for Team USA today was the 2021 USMC 16U National Champion Zack Ryder, Rider won bronze after falling from eventual silver medalist Iran’s Reza Suleimanian in first round

He defeated in repechage Bulgaria’s Slavy Stamenov took 9-0 and Kazakhstan’s Askhab Khaziyev took the lead. He carried that momentum in a bronze medal match against the 2022 U17 Asian bronze medalist Muhammedamin Abduloev of Tajikistan won 8-0.

The US men’s freestyle ends the U17 World Championships with four athletes vying for medals at noon US ET. watch live flo reslinYes and follow with live updates @USAWrestlinYes on Twitter.

U17 World Championship
Rome, Italy | July 25-31

US men’s freestyle results

48 kg: Christian Castillo (Glendale, Ariz./Thoroughbred Wrestling Club) – Silver
Jeet Ozgur Kaglyan (Turkey), 10-0

Win Arshiya Haddadi (Iran), 8-6

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Vin Rasool Galbourev (France), 12-1

Damage Vasif Baghirov (Azerbaijan), 5-3

55 kg: Jacques Forrest (Johnstown, Pa.) – Silver
Win Takuto Osedo (Japan), 12-2

Vin Sandro Hungerbuehler (Switzerland), 10-0

Jeet Zalkarbek Tabaldiev (Kyrgyzstan), 10-6

Jeet Vaibhav Patil (India), 9-7

Los Darin Askerbek (Kazakhstan),11-10

65 kg: Tyler Kasak (Doylestown, Pa.) – Silver
Jeet Akobir Rahimov (Uzbekistan), 7-6

Vin Bogdan Olinik (Ukraine), Fall

Jeet Ankit (India), 10-3

Damage Isayev (Azerbaijan), 5-3

80 kg: Zack Ryder (Westtown, NY / KD Training Center) – Bronze
Loss Reza Soleimanian (Iran), 10-0

Win Slava Stamenov (Bulgaria), 8-0

Vin Askhab Khaziyev (Kazakhstan), 10-0

Victory Muhammedamin Abduloev (Tajikistan), 8-0

110 kg: Koy Hopke (Amery, Wis./Pinnacle Wrestling Club) – Gold
Win Ramini Gulitashvili (Georgia), 14-3

Jeet Mateusz Pudlowski (Poland), 11-2

Victory Khikmatoulo Kurbanov (Uzbekistan), 12-2

Vin Levan Laguileva (France), 11-6

Schedule (local time, six hours ahead of US ET)


Sunday, July 31
4:30 pm – Repechage (MFS 45, 51, 60, 71, 92kg)
6 pm – Final (MFS 45, 51, 60, 71, 92 kg)