IOWA CITY, Iowa – The United States men’s freestyle wrestling team defeated Azerbaijan 6-4 to win the gold medal match at the 2018 UWW World Cup on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Kyle Snyder’s 14-3 technical superiority win at 97 kg clinched the dual for Team USA, giving the United States its first World Cup title since 2003, its eighth overall.
The United States was 4-0 in the two-day international dual meet championship, earning wins over Azerbaijan, Japan, Georgia, and India. Japan placed third at the tournament.
Team USA won 31 of 40 individual matches, and outscored its opponents 300-78 in total match points.
Complete results and standings from the UWW World Cup are available at hawkeyesports.com/worldcupiowacity.
USA 6, AZERBAIJAN 4
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Giorgi Edisherashvili (Azerbaijan) decision over Thomas Gilman (USA), 8-7
61 kg/134 lbs. – Kendric Maple (USA) decision over Afgan Khashalov (Azerbaijan), 6-2
65 kg/143 lbs. – Logan Stieber (USA) decision over Haji Aliyev (Azerbaijan), 6-3
70 kg/154 lbs. – Joshgun Azimov (Azerbaijan) decision over James Green (USA), 4-4
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA) fall over Gasjimurad Omarov (Azerbaijan), 3:15
79 kg/174 lbs. – Kyle Dake (USA) decision over Jabrayil Hasanov (Azerbaijan), 5-3
86 kg/189 lbs. – David Taylor (USA) tech fall over Aleksander Gostiev (Azerbaijan), 12-2
92 kg/202.5 lbs. – Aslanbek Alborov (Azerbaijan) decision over J’den Cox (USA), 4-4
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (USA) tech fall over Roman Bakirov (Azerbaijan), 14-3
125 kg/275 lbs. – Jamaladdin Magomedov decision over Nick Gwiazdowski (USA), 4-3
Attendance Day 1: 6,388
Attendance Day 2: 6,378