Moore battles back to win spot in U23 World finals

BUCHAREST, Romania -- 2017 Junior world bronze medalist Kollin Moore guaranteed himself a world medal at another age-group, posting a big come-from-behind win in the semifinals to advance to the 97-kilogram finals of the U23 World Championships in Bucharest, Romania.

Kollin Moore (Photo/Andy Hamilton)
A two-time NCAA All-American for Ohio State, Moore faced off against Magamed Zakariiev of Ukraine in the semis, but fell to an early 8-2 deficit.

In a second-period scramble, Moore was awarded a takedown and two sets of exposure points to tie the match 8-8 and carry the lead on criteria. Shortly after, Moore picked up another takedown and held off ferocious attempts from Zakariiev to claim a 10-8 decision.

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