Marquette, Mich.—Eight United States Olympic Education Center Greco-Roman Wrestlers gained their first international experience at the Lilla Mälar Cup in Stockholm, this weekend, with two athletes earning silver medals.

In the 55-kilogram weight class, Ramon Moreno of Miami Lakes, Fla., earned his silver medal by defeating Rahman Khashei of Sweden 4-2, 1-4, 2-0.

Finishing second at 60 kg was Mike Mioni of Phoenix. Mioni received his silver by defeating Simon Andersson of Sweden 1-0, 1-0.

Brandon Rivera of East Plainfield, Ill., who competed at 96 kg., took fourth place. Rivera faced Anders Malmstrøm of Norway, winning 4-1, 3-0 to advance to the bronze medal match. In the match for bronze Rivera lost a close contest to Anton Euren of Sweden 0-1, 2-0, 0-1.

The USOEC team finished third overall in the competition with seven athletes finishing in the top ten. Sweden won the title, followed by Finland.






Prepared By
Mike Kaurala
USOEC Operations Manager