Olivas, Chavez win bronze at Cadet Worlds

Gary Abbott

8/23/2013
Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

ZRENJANIN, Serbia -- Two U.S. wrestlers won bronze medals at the Cadet World Championships in Greco-Roman on Wednesday, Cade Olivas of California at 42 kg/92.5 lbs. and Jon Jay Chavez of Idaho at 69 kg/152 lbs. They were the first two medals for the United States at the event this year.

Cade Olivas of California scored an impressive, come-from-behind 6-6 criteria win over Zelimkhan Usmanov of Kazakhstan in a bronze-medal bout. Trailing 6-1 after the first period, Olivas turned on the energy in the second period. He hit a duck-under takedown to make it 6-3, then another two-point takedown to make it 6-5. A pushout with one second left tied the match at 6-6, and Olivas won on criteria.

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