Mark Hall (Photo/Martin Gabor)SNINA, Slovakia -- Minnesota phenom Mark Hall capped off a record setting performance by the U.S. at the FILA Cadet World Championships, becoming the third American to bring home the gold in men's freestyle.
Hall won five matches on the day at 76 kilos/167.5 pounds to lead the U.S. charge. In the gold medal bout, Hall would face Asian Championships runner-up Sumiyabazar Zandanbud of Mongolia. Hall struck first, connecting on a shrug attempt to take the early 2-0 lead heading into the second period. Hall added one more takedown in the second off a Zandanbud shot attempt, before giving up a pushout, to earn the 4-1 victory.
The win by Hall marked the third Cadet World Champion for the U.S. freestyle team in Slovakia, as he joined Spencer Lee and Mason Manville atop the world standings.
Pennsylvania big man Jordan Wood joined Hall in the finals on the final day of freestyle competition. Read full story ...