U.S. struggles on opening day of Cadet Worlds

SNINA, Slovakia -- Day 1 of the 2014 FILA Cadet World Championships produced a tough start for the U.S. Greco-Roman squad, as none of the five competing athletes reached a medal match.

Columbus, Ohio's Domonick Demas was the star of the day for the U.S. winning his first two bouts impressively at 63 kilos/138.75 pounds, 8-0 over Bulgar Madalin of Romania and 4-4 over Ramon Betschart of Switzerland. Demas's run ended in the quarterfinals when he fell 5-16 to 2014 Cadet European Champion Nikoloz Tchikaidze of Georgia.

Demas was the lone U.S. athlete to win a match on the day. Read full story ...

2014 FILA Cadet World Championships
At Snina, Slovakia, July 15

U.S. Greco-Roman performances

50 kilos/110 pounds -- Drew West, Riverside, Iowa
LOSS Aleh Zhuikou (Belarus), 0-8

54 kilos/119 pounds -- Jacob Spiess, Delta, Ohio
LOSS Davit Makoidze (Georgia), 0-4

58 kilos/127.75 pounds -- Taylor LaMont, Mapleton, Utah
LOSS Mikko Peltokangas (Finland), 2-10

63 kilos/138.75 pounds -- Domonick Demas, Columbus, Ohio
WIN Nicolae Bulgar Madalin (Romania), 8-0
WIN Ramon Betschart (Switzerland), 4-4
LOSS Nikoloz Tchikaidze (Georgia), 5-16

100 kilos/220 pounds -- Ethan Andersen, Des Moines, Iowa
LOSS Povilas Danilevicius (Lithuania), 2-11


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