Sweden tops USOEC, 7-3, in Greco-Roman dual meet in Sweden

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HARNOSAND, Sweden – A team of athletes from the Greco-Roman program from the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University dropped a dual meet to a Swedish team on Wednesday, 7-3.

Winning matches for the USOEC were sophomore Sammy Jones of Folsum, La. at 60 kg/132 lbs., freshman Travis Rice of Washington, Ill. at 60 kg/132 lbs. and freshman Orry Elor of Walnut Creek, Calif. (USOEC) at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.

Jones and Rice beat the same Swedish athlete, Simon Anderson, with Jones getting a 7-0 technical fall and Rice winning 4-0.

Elor scored a 7-0 technical fall over William Hakansson.

The team will compete in the Little Malar Cup tournament in Vasteras, Sweden on Saturday and Sunday. The USOEC athletes have also been doing some international training while in Sweden. 

Anyone interested in the USOEC program should contact Coach Rob Hermann at rhermann@nmu.edu

At Harnosand, Sweden, October 30
55 kg/121 lbs. – Oliver Agren (Sweden) dec. Kyndall Rutz (USOEC), 4-3
60 kg/132 lbs. – Sammy Jones (USOEC) tech. fall Simon Anderson (Sweden), 7-0
60 kg/132 lbs. – Travis Rice (USOEC) dec. Simon Anderson (Sweden), 4-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artur Vardanyan (Sweden) tech. fall Austin Morrow (USOEC), 7-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Artur Vardanyan (Sweden) tech. fall Paul Rodriguez (USOEC), 7-0
74 kg/163 lbs. –Jim Gustavsson (Sweden) inj. dft. over Mitchell Alexander (USOEC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Pontus Bergstrom (Sweden) dec. Anthony Linares (USOEC), 3-2
84 kg/185 lbs. – Emil Sandahal (Sweden) tech. fall Curt Calovecchi (USOEC), 7-0
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Orry Elor (USOEC) tech. fall William Hakansson (Sweden), 7-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Matti Viitanen (Sweden) dec. Jheryl Makaiau (USOEC), 2-0