Kilty finishes with silver at Junior Worlds for second straight year

Macey Kilty shoots on Japan's Miwa Morikawa in the finals (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling)

TALLINN, Estonia -- For the second straight year, Macey Kilty is leaving the Junior World Championships with a silver medal.

On Friday, the 18-year-old four-time world medalist from Wisconsin was edged in the finals at 65 kilograms by Japan's Miwa Morikawa, 3-2.

Kilty scored first off the activity clock and led 1-0 at the break. In the second period, Morikawa came out quickly, shooting a double leg and converting it to a step out, which gave her the criteria lead. With two minutes left, Kilty took a shot and eventually the Japanese wrestler got behind and ended up scoring a point off a caution with just over a minute remaining. Morikawa then held on for the win.

In addition to Kilty's two silver medals from the Junior World Championships, she has a gold (2018) and bronze (2016) from the Cadet World Championships.

Alyvia Fiske, a U.S. Open champion, wrestled for a bronze medal at 72 kilograms. Fiske held a 3-1 lead against Ukraine's Anastasiya Alpyeyeva until giving up a two-point exposure in the final 10 seconds to lose 3-3 on criteria.

Cameron Guerin was pinned in repechage at 57 kilograms by 2019 Asian Junior bronze medalist Youmei Wu of China.

Cohlton Schultz won by fall over China's Lu Zhang in the semifinals (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling)

Schultz cruises to finals in Greco-Roman, Nutter to wrestle for bronze

Cohlton Schultz, a 2017 Cadet world champion and 2018 Junior world bronze medalist, cruised to the finals in Greco-Roman at 130 kilograms. In the semifinals, Schultz earned a first-period fall over China's Lu Zhang. Just over a minute into the match, Zhang was called for passivity, and Schultz took advantage. He scored with a turn and nearly picked up the fall. He then readjusted and sunk in a half nelson to secure the fall.

Schultz has been unchallenged thus far. In addition to his semifinal fall, he has two technical superiorities and a 5-0 shutout.

He will face Aliakbar Yousofiahmadchali of Iran in the finals on Saturday. Yousofiahmadchali was a 2018 U23 World bronze medalist.

Alston Nutter, a Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site athlete, will compete for a bronze medal at 63 kilograms. After opening his tournament with wins over Zaur Nuriyev of Azerbaijan (fall) and Assaukhat Mukhamadiyev of Kazakhstan (5-2), Nutter lost 9-0 in the semifinals to 2015 Cadet world silver medalist Abu Amaev

The other three American Greco-Roman wrestlers competing, Dylan Ragusin (55 kilograms), Jack Ervien (77 kilograms) and Cameron Caffey (87 kilograms), all lost their first matches by technical superiority. Caffey earned a spot in repechage after the wrestler who defeated him, Russia's Ilia Ermolenko, advanced to the finals.

Five more Greco-Roman wrestlers begin their tournaments on Saturday: Mason Hartshorn (60 kilograms), Peyton Omania (67 kilograms), Tyler Eischens (72 kilograms), Zachary Braunagel (82 kilograms) and Nicholas Boykin (97 kilograms).


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