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U.S. falls short of medal round in Greco-Roman

9/21/2013
Craig Sesker, USA Wrestling

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The United States fell short of the medal round at the World Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Papp Laszlo Sports Arena.

Jesse Thielke (Photo/Larry Slater)
American Greco-Roman wrestlers Jesse Thielke, Jordan Holm and Caylor Williams suffered losses and were not pulled back in for the repechage. All three wrestlers were competing in their first Senior Worlds.

Thielke overcame an early 3-0 deficit to roll to a 9-4 win over Greece's Christos Theodorakis in his opening match at 60 kilos/132 pounds.

Thielke followed by building a 3-0 lead before headlocking and pinning India's Ravinder Singh in the second period of the second round.

Thielke then dropped a 7-4 decision to Korea's Jae-Seung Woo in the quarterfinals. Thielke took a brief 4-3 lead with a gut wrench midway through the first period before Woo came back to regain the lead. Thielke tried two headlocks late in the match, but was unable to score.

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