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Max Nowry To Go For World Bronze


Max Nowry proved to be the one bright spot for Team USA on day one of the World Championships being the sole wrestler to make it out of the first round.

First Round 1/8 Finals-

Down 3-1 against Arjun Halakurki of India he was able to hit a nice arm throw for 4 and stuck Halakurki late in the second period.

Second Round 1/4 Finals-

Nowry able to secure another fall here sending himself into the semifinals. He would pin Fabian Bernhard Schmitt of Germany late in the second period as well.


He would be taking on 2018 World Champion Eldaniz Azizli of Azerbaijan who also took bronze at the 2019 and 2021 World Championships. This would be the end of Nowry’s spectacular run as Azizli gets the first period tech 9-0.

Nowry advances right to the bronze medal match. His opponent has yet to be determined and will be the winer of Giovanni Freni of Italy and Yu Shiotani of Japan. Both of these wrestlers were teched by Azizli but Shiotani should be the favorite to win this repechage match and take on Nowry for bronze.

Other Wrestlers-

Benji Peak-

Peak would fall in round one to Robert Attila Fritsch of Hungary 3-1. With Fritsch falling in his next match 7-3 to Ali Arsalan of Serbia it eliminates Peak from competition.

Alan Vera-

Vera fell to Haitao Qian of China 5-3 in his first match, and with Qian being teched immediately in 28 seconds in his next match by Nursultan Tursynov of Kazakhstan it eliminated Vera from competition.

Kamal Bey-

Rough draw for Bey pulling World Champion Viktor Nemes of Serbia right off the bat, he would fall 4-0 here and Nemes would lose to Zoltan Levai of Hungary 3-1 in the semifinal bout which eliminated Bey from competition without repechage.

Finals Matches Decided-

55kg- Eldaniz Azizli (Azerbaijain) vs Nugzari Tsurtsumia (Georgia)

72kg- Ali Arsalan (Serbia) vs Ulvi Ganizade (Azerbaijan)

77kg- Akzhol Makhmudov (Kyrgyzstan) vs Zoltan Levai (Hungary)

87kg- Zurabi Datunashvili (Serbia) vs Turpal Ali Alvievich Bisultanov (Denmark)


Finals and medal matches for mens Greco-Roman 55kg, 72kg, 77kg, 87kg will be taking place tomorrow from 12pm-3pm EST.

Repechage matches for the same weights will take place 4:30am-8:30am EST tomorrow as well.

Starting Weights-

63kg, 67kg, 82kg, 97kg will all start tomorrow with the same schedule at 4:30am-8:30am EST for the qualification round, 1/8 finals, and 1/4 finals.

The semifinals for those weights will start at 10:45am and end at around 11:45am as well.

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation

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