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Owen Webster earns bronze medal at UWW Cadet World Championships

By Jared Lawrence, 08/31/15, 9:15PM CDT


Owen Webster of Minnesota won a bronze medal at 85 kg/187.5 lbs., beating Rahid Hamidli of Azerbaijan, 1-1 by criteria. 

Webster opened with an 8-4 win over Yaraslau Slavikouski of Belarus in his opening match. In the quarterfinals, he lost a close match to Khusanboy Rakhimov of Uzbekistan, 2-4. When Rakhimov won his semifinal match, Webster was pulled back into repechage, where he beat Shutaro Yamada of Japan, 9-0 and Hamidli of Azerbaijan 1-1 to earn the bronze medal.

Two other PINnacle wrestlers competed at UWW World Championships as well. Brady Berge and Jake Allar. Berge in freestyle and Allar in greco-roman.

69 kg/152 lbs.– Brady Berge, Mantorville, Minn., dnp/13th
WIN Dawid Piskorz (Poland), 4-0
LOSS Rachi Sachin (India), 0-6

69 kg/152 lbs. – Jake Allar, Corcoran, Minn., dnp/17th
LOSS Shayan Afifi (Iran), tech. fall 2-10

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