August 12, 2015
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SALVADOR, Brazil — University of Iowa freshman Sam Stoll lost 5-1 to Turkey’s Osman Yildirim in the bronze medal match at the 2015 UWW Junior World Championships on Wednesday.
Stoll, a 2013 Junior World Championships bronze medalist, advanced to the semifinals with a pin in the opening round and a 4-1 decision in the quarterfinals. He dropped to the bronze medal match following an 8-0 loss in the semis to 2014 cadet world champion Zviadi Pataridze (Georgia).
Stoll was the only U.S. Greco-Roman wrestler to advance to the medal round. The United States was 1-4 on Tuesday and 3-5 on Wednesday.
The United States senior team completes the 2015 season Sept. 7-12 at the World Championships in Las Vegas. Hawkeye Wrestling Club members Brent Metcalf (65 kg) and Tony Ramos (57 kg) represent Team USA in the men’s freestyle division.
UWW JUNIOR WORLD GRECO-ROMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sam Stoll, Kasson, Minn. (Minnesota Storm/Hawkeye WC)
Opening Round: WIN Mohammed Sayed Abdelatif (Egypt), pin 1:24
Quarterfinals: WIN Jello Kramer (Germany), 4-1
Semifinals: LOSS Zviadi Pataridze (Georgia), tech. fall, 0-8
Bronze medal round: LOSS Osman Yildirim (Turkey), 1-5