Alex Dieringer Champ and OW at Bill Farrell International at NYAC

TomM
By TomM March 31, 2018 15:28

Alex Dieringer Champ and OW at Bill Farrell International at NYAC

Dieringer wins OW, as six U.S. freestyle champions crowned at the Bill Farrell International

BY GARY ABBOTT, USA WRESTLING | MARCH 31, 2018, 7:30 P.M. (ET)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Team USA had six individual champions in men’s freestyle as the Bill Farrell Memorial International wrapped up at the historic New York Athletic Club on Saturday night.

In one of the most anticipated finals, National Team member and three-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringer of the Titan Mercury WC defeated Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France by fall in 3:32. Dieringer led 14-2 when he secured the fall. Khadjiev was fifth in the 2015 World Championships. Based upon his strong effort, Dieringer was named Outstanding Wrestler in the freestyle tournament.

“I got taken down right away. But I know how to stay poised and stay in my attacks, stay in my tie-ups, keep moving forward, and don’t’ give him any spaces where he can get those double legs. I knew if I kept moving forward and keeping to my ties, I was going to be all right,” said Dieringer.

Dieringer has moved up to 79 kg, after competing the last few years at 74 kg.

“This is definitely my weight. I am way stronger, and I always wrestle better when I am strong. At 74 kg, I was dropping too much weight, and that hindered my wrestling a little bit. At 79, I feel more comfortable, and I am going for a World title this year.

First Place Match: 79 kg Alex Dieringer (TMWC) pin Zelimkhan Khadjiev (France), 3:32

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Photo: Alex Dieringer of the USA presses Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France for the pin in the 79 kg finals at the Bill Farrell Memorial. Photo by Justin Hoch.

TomM
By TomM March 31, 2018 15:28

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