VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico – Thanks to the valiant efforts of Clarence Moore of Rancho Cordova and Brock Bobzien of Ramona, Team USA was able to fend off second-place Mexico and capture the team trophy. Peru ended in third place.
Moore won the gold medal by defeating Eliseo Barack Aguilar Garcia (Mexico) at 44 kilograms while teammate Bobzien defeated Ariel Omar Teh Catzin, also from Mexico, in the championship bout at 51 kg.
Tomorrow Friday 14th, Kiely Tabaldo, San Jose (42 kg), Cristelle Rodriguez, Fresno (46 kg), Jennifer Soto, Red Bluff (50 kg), Lillian Frietas, Modesto (62 kg), and Amit Elor, Walnut Creek (66kg) will take the mats and attempt to win a Women’s freestyle championship for Team USA.
Head Coach, Mike Duran of Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, is the official coach and will try and guide the athletes to individual titles.