Schultz claims silver at Junior Worlds in Greco, Nutter gets bronze

Cohlton Schultz fell to Iran's Aliakbar Yousofiahmadchaliin in the finals (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling)

TALLINN, Estonia -- Cohlton Schultz didn't get what he wanted at the 2019 Junior World Championships in Tallin, Estonia, but completed his collection of medals from age-group world championships.

The 18-year-old from Colorado was edged 2-1 by Iran's Aliakbar Yousofiahmadchaliin the Greco-Roman finals at 130 kilograms on Saturday.

Schultz, who signed with Arizona State, scored the first point of the match in the first period off a passivity and took a 1-0 lead into the break. In the second period, Schultz was hit for passivity, giving the Iranian a point and the criteria lead. With 45 seconds left, Schultz was called again for passivity, which made the score 2-1 in favor of Yousofiahmadchaliin, which is how the match would end.

He adds a silver to a collection that includes a gold at the 2017 Cadet World Championships and a bronze from the Junior World Championships in 2018.

Alston Nutter claimed the bronze medal in Greco-Roman at 63 kilograms with a fall over Kamil Czarnecki of Poland. Nutter found himself in a 6-0 hole after giving up an exposure after Czarnecki attempted an arm throw. Czarnecki then used a trap-arm gut wrench to turn Nutter twice. A short time later, Nutter lifted Czarnecki and threw him to his back for the fall.

Peyton Omania will wrestle for a bronze medal at 67 kilograms after posting a 4-1 record on Saturday. Omania opened with three consecutive technical superiorities before beating 2016 Cadet world silver medalist Mohammed Reza Mokhtari of Iran 7-3 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Omania was shut out 9-0 by Giorgi Shotadze of Georgia, a 2016 Cadet world champion and 2019 European Junior champion.

The United States Greco-Roman team sits in fifth place in the standings.

The Junior World Championships conclude on Sunday.


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