Three American Greco-Roman athletes complete Sunday’s competition at the Zagreb Open, Miranda and Perez place fifth

Photo by Tony Rotundo

ZAGREB, Croatia — Three American Greco-Roman athletes completed the competition on Sunday, wrapping up the action at the 2022 Zagreb Grand Prix. Randon Miranda (60 kg) and Robert Perez (67 kg) qualified for the repechage and lost in the bronze medal matches.

Miranda (60kg), Perez (67kg) and Tanner Farmer (130kg) were all brought back into the tournament when their opponents they lost to on Saturday advanced to the final.

Miranda defeated Serbian Sebastijan Kolompar in his repechage bout, a 7-4 win that propelled him to the 60kg bronze medal match. There he was beaten by Turkey’s Ayhan Karakus, 7-2.

Perez advanced in his bronze medal fight at 67kg after Turkey’s Kadir Kamal was ruled out with injury in the repechage. In the match for third place, Perez was beaten by Frenchman Gagik Snjonyan, 3-3 on criteria.

At 130 kg, Tanner Farmer abandoned his repechage match against Germany’s Franz Rihter.

You can find the tournament results, which were released on Monday, at the Grand Prix Zagreb Open website.

ZAGREB GRAND PRIX 2022
Zagreb, Croatia | January 29-30, 2022

American Greco-Roman results

60kg: Diego Romero (James Monroe HS)
DEFEAT Dimitar Sandov (Switzerland), 8-0

60 kg: Randon Miranda (USOPTC) – fifth place
DEFEAT Viktor Petryk (Ukraine), 9-0
VICTORY Sebastijan Kolompar (Serbia), 7-4
DEFEAT Ayhan Karakus (Turkey), 7-2

67 kg: Robert Perez (Greco-Roman Development) – fifth place
DEFEAT Morten Thoresen (Norway), 3-0
VICTORY Kadir Kamal (Turkey), withdrawal due to injury
LOSS Gagik Snjoyan (France), 3-3 criteria

77kg: Burke Paddock (New York CA)
DEFEAT RaVaughn Perkins (USA), 8-0

77kg: RaVaughn Perkins (New York AC)
VICTORY Burke Paddock (USA), 8-0
DEFEAT Tsimur Berdyieu (Belarus), 9-0

130kg: Cohlton Schultz (Sunkist Kids)
DEFEAT Alin Alexuc Ciurariu (Romania), 2-1

130 kg: Tanner Farmer (New York AC) – eighth place
DEFEAT Fatih Bozkurt (Turkey), 7-2
DEFEAT Franz Rihter (Germany), 6-5

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