USA picks up 3 medals on Day 2 of Cadet World Championships

Greg Kerkvliet won a silver medal at the Cadet World Championships (Photo/Martin Gabor, United World Wrestling)

ZAGREB, Croatia -- USA's Cadet men's freestyle team collected two silver and one bronze medals in the evening session of Tuesday action at the Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

Daniel Greg Kerkvliet and Richard Figueroa finished their 2018 Cadet World Championships with silver medals, and Abe Assad claimed a bronze medal.

2017 world champion Kerkvliet fell short in his quest for a second-consecutive Cadet World title, falling in the 110 kg final.

Kerkvliet's opponent, 2018 Cadet Asian champion Amir Zare of Iran, got out to an early lead with a shot clock point and a step out. Kerkvliet was back in it with a strong takedown, but the Iranian's power was too much. Zare scored two more step outs and a takedown to earn an eventual 7-4 win.

Kerkvliet is a two-time Cadet world medalist, winning gold in 2017 and taking home silver this year. The Minnesota native will be back in action in September to wrestle for Team USA at the Junior World Championships in Slovakia.

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