Hafizov, Smith, Manville, Provisor make World Team

LAS VEGAS -- The last four Greco-Roman World Team spots were filled Saturday night at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.

All four competitors made their first U.S. Senior World Team in an exciting wrap-up to the weekend.

Cadet World champion Mason Manville (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) drew oohs and ahhs from the crowd Saturday night, defeating Kamal Bey (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids), a heavy favorite entering the tournament, in two matches at 75 kg.

In the first bout, Bey took a 2-0 lead with a takedown, but Manville responded with a four-pointer. Adding another takedown, Manville led the 2016 Junior World Team member, 6-2, at the break. Bey came out strong in the second period with a takedown and two turns to go up, 8-6. He was later hit with passivity just before Manville scored a takedown to win it 9-8.

It was all Manville in the second match, scoring early with a four-point throw. He later countered for a takedown and wrapped it up with another takedown to earn a spot on his first Senior World Team.

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Finals Results

59 kilograms: Ildar Hafizov defeated Hayden Tuma
Match 1: Hafizov dec. Tuma, 7-3
Match 2: Hafizov dec. Tuma, 7-1

71 kilograms: Pat Smith defeated Chris Gonzalez
Match 1: Smith dec. Gonzalez, 4-1
Match 2: Smith dec. Gonzalez, 6-0

75 kilograms: Mason Manville defeated Kamal Bey
Match 1: Manville dec. Bey, 9-8
Match 2: Manville tech. fall Bey, 8-0

85 kilograms: Ben Provisor defeated Joe Rau
Match 1: Provisor dec. Rau, 4-1
Match 2: Provisor dec. Rau, 4-3


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