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U.S. finishes fifth at Junior Worlds in men's freestyle

Gary Abbott

8/18/2013
Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The U.S. had no athletes competing in the Sunday night session, which included the repechage and the medal matches on the final day of men's freestyle at the Junior World Championships.

Three of the four U.S. wrestlers competing on Sunday earned a place in their weight classes, scoring team points for the United States, which finished fifth in the team standings. The USA had a gold and silver medalist and a fifth place on Saturday, and was in second in the standings after the first day.

Russia won the team title with 62 points, with Azerbaijan in second with 49 points and Iran in third with 46 points. Placing fourth was Georgia with 36 points, edging the USA in fifth with 35 points.

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