Coleman Scott Wins Olympic Wrestleoff, US Beats Russia at "The Grapple in the Big Apple"

For the second year in a row, Times Square was the site of great wrestling action for Thursday’s Beat the Streets Gala in New York City.  Coleman Scott captured the 60 kg Olympic spot for the USA with his win over Reece Humphrey in the early afternoon, followed by his championship series victory over Shawn Bunch.

In a dual featuring some of the world’s best grapplers, the United States topped Russia 4-3 on the strength of wins by Logan Steiber, Jared Frayer, Jordan Burroughs and Tervel Dlagnev.  After the competition, the 2012 Asics Beat the Streets Gala and Benefit took place at Roseland Ballroom, including the reception and awards ceremony.  Below are the competition results:

U.S. Olympic Trials Wrestle-off at 60 kg – Won by Coleman Scott

Preliminary round: Coleman Scott over Reece Humphrey 1-0, 0-1, 1-0 

Championship Series Match 1 – Coleman Scott over Shawn Bunch 1-0, 0-1, 7-0

Championship Series Match 2 – Shawn Bunch over Coleman Scott 1-1, 1-0, 1-0

Championship Series Match 3 – Coleman Scott over Shawn Bunch 1-0, 5-0

USA vs. Russia freestyle dual meet – USA Wins 4-3

  • 55 kg/121 lbs. – Artas Sanaa (Russia) over Sam Hazewinkel, (USA) 1-0, 2-0 
  • 60 kg/132 lbs. – Logan Stieber (USA) over Akhmed Chakaev (Russia) 1-3, 7-0, 5-4
  • 66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Jared Frayer (USA) over Dzhalaludin Kurbanaliev (Russia) 5-0, 0-2, 1-0
  • 74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA) over Kamal Malikov (Russia) 8-0, 5-0
  • 84 kg/185 lbs. – Andrey Valiev (Russia) over Keith Gavin (USA) 5-0, 3-2
  • 96 kg/211.5 lbs. –  Shamil Akhmedov (Russia) over J.D. Bergman (USA) 1-2, 1-1, 2-0
  • 120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Tervel Dlagnev (USA) pins Eduard Bazrov (Russia)

55 kg Women’s Exhibition: Helen Maroulis over Ashley Hudson 4-0, 2-2

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