U.S. completes first day of U23 World Championships in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania -- The U.S. Greco-Roman team wrapped up day one of the U23 World Championships on Monday in Bucharest, Romania.

None of the first five Americans advanced to the second day of competition, though two-time U23 World Team member Jesse Porter was close.

To begin his tournament at 77 kg, Porter wrestled Fatih Cengiz of Turkey, who he faced last year in the first round of the same tournament.

Cengiz took the win, 8-0, and eventually moved onto the semifinals. However, in the semis, Cengiz was upset by 2018 U23 European champion Rajbek Bisultanov of Denmark, who outlasted the World champ, 4-1, ultimately ending Porter's 2018 U23 World Championships.

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