Savvy ranks fourth, six American Greco-Roman wrestlers compete at Thor Masters in Denmark


USA athletes at the 2022 Thor Masters. Photo courtesy of Logan Savvy twitter.

NYKOBING FALSTER, Denmark – Logan Savvy of New York AC placed fourth at 63kg, the best finish among six American Greco-Roman athletes competing at the Thor Masters this weekend.

Savvy opened the tournament with a 4-4 criteria decision over Brian Santiago of Denmark. After losing his second bout, Savvy placed second in his pool. He was edged in his bronze medal fight by Sweden’s Tim Bergfalk, 2-1.

The other American wrestler with a win at the event was a member of the 2010 World Team Jacob Fisher of the Curby 3-Style WC, who finished eighth at 82 kg. Fisher started with an impressive 11-1 technical fall against Lithuania’s Arsenas Stnkevicius. He dropped his next two fights against opponents Denmark and Sweden and did not qualify for a medal match.

All six US entrants placed in the top 10 of their weight classes.

THOR MASTERS
In Nykobing Falster, Denmark, from September 30 to October 1

Greco-Roman medalists
60 kilograms
Gold – Nikolai Mohammadi (Denmark)
Silver – Alexander Norström (Sweden)
Bronze – Algot Gamelius (Sweden)

63 kilograms
Gold – Tino Ojala (Finland)
Silver – William Reenberg (Denmark)
Bronze – Tim Bergfalk (Sweden)

67 kilograms
Gold – Håvard Jørgensen (Norway)
Silver – Niklas Öhlen (Sweden)
Bronze – Vilius Savickas (Lithuania)

72kg –
Gold – Samuel Ballscheidt (Germany)
Silver – Georgios Barbados (Sweden)
Bronze – Miru Olsson (Sweden)

77 kilograms
Gold – Patryk Bednarz (Poland)
Silver – Oliver Kruger (Denmark)
Bronze – Avtandil Giogolasvili (Sweden)

82 kilograms
Gold – Lukas Ahlgren (Sweden)
Silver – Jonni Sarkkinen (Finland)
Bronze – Exauce Mukubu (Norway)

87 kilograms
Gold – Turpal Bisultanov (Denmark)
Silver – Christian Zemp (Switzerland)
Bronze – Andreas Välis (Estonia)

97 kilograms
Gold – Tyrone Sterkenburg (Netherlands)
Silver – Oscar Johansson (Sweden)
Bronze – Gerard Kurniczak (Poland)

130 kilograms
Gold – Franz Richter (Germany)
Silver – Tomasz Wawrzyezyk (Poland)

American Greco-Roman performances

63kg – Logan Savvy, Leesburg, VA (New York AC), 4th place
VICTORY Brian Kurt Santiago (Denmark), 4-4
LOSS Tino Ojala (Finland), technician. fall 9-0
DEFEAT Tim Bergfalk (Sweden), 2-1

63kg – Mason Carzino-Hartshorn, Antioch, CA (West Coast Greco RTC), 6th place
DEFEAT Tim Bergfalk (Sweden), 4-1
LOSS William Reenberg (Denmark), technician. fall 9-0

67kg – Colton Parduhn, Fairbanks, Alaska (Interior Grappling Academy), 8th place
DEFEAT Andre Jonsson (Sweden), 7-3
DEFEAT Niklas Ohlen (Sweden), 9-0

67kg – Jessy Williams, Windsor, NY (Spartan Combat RTC/TMWC), 9th place
DEFEAT Frederik Mathiesen (Denmark), 7-3
Tech. LOSS Havard Jorgensen (Norway) down 9-1

67kg – Jeremy Bockert, Fairbanks, Alaska (Interior Grappling Academy), 10th place
LOSS Piotr Stolarczyk (Poland), technician. fall 9-0
LOSS Niklas Ohlen (Sweden), technician. fall 9-0

82 kg – Jacob Fisher, Scarsdale, NY (Curby 3 Style WC), 8th place
Tech. WIN Arsenas Stankevicius (Lithuania) goes down 11-1
DEFEAT Marcel Hein (Denmark), 2-0
LOSS Lukas Ahlgren (Sweden), technician. fall 9-0

Robert J. King