"ISTANBUL, Turkey –
Pictured: Photo of Jordan Burroughs at the 2021 World Championships. Photo by Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling. Official release courtesy of Taylor Miller-Gregorio / USA Wrestling. ISTANBUL, Turkey – Team USA closed out the final day of the Yasar Dogu International, winning five medals...
Team USA closed out the final day of the Yasar Dogu International, winning five medals, including one gold, two silver and two bronze, on Sunday in Istanbul, Turkey.
Five-time World champion and 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs
secured the gold medal for the Stars and Stripes, with a solid day of competition at 79 kg.
Two-time World medalist James Green
snagged a silver medal in Istanbul, wrestling at 70 kg. He was unstoppable in his first two matches, collecting an 11-0 technical fall against Khanburged Gankhuyag from Mongolia and a 10-0 victory over 2021 U23 World bronze medalist Aliakbar Fazlikhalili of Iran. In the semifinals, Green trailed Viktor Rassadin of the Russian Wrestling Federation, 2-1, but with about 10 seconds left, the American grinded out a takedown to win the match and punch his ticket to the finals.
There, he faced 2021 World silver medalist Amirmohammad Yazdanicherati from Iran, who used a takedown to gut wrench combination twice to outlast the American, 8-2."
70 kg: James Green (Southeast RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
WIN Khanburged Gankhuyag (Mongolia), 11-0
WIN Aliakbar Fazlikhalili (Iran), 10-0
WIN Viktor Rassadin (Russian Wrestling Federation), 3-2
LOSS Amirmohammad Yazdanicherati (Iran), 8-2
79 kg: Jordan Burroughs (Pennsylvania RTC/Sunkist Kids)
WIN Meiir Koshkinbayev (Kazakhstan), 11-0
WIN Zhiger Zakirov (Kazakhstan), 10-0
WIN Gadzhimurad Alikhmaev (Russian Wrestling Federation), 4-1
WIN Ali Bakhtiar Savadkouhi (Iran), 2-1
WIN Chance Marsteller (USA), 8-0