International matchup: Swedes get best of US wrestlers at NMU-OTS camp

Cooper Rhodenizer of Missouri, left, squares off agaainst Sweden's Hugo Jorgensen in a Greco-Roman match at a USA-Sweden dual wrestling meet held at the Superior Dome in Marquette on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Jorgenson won the match, part of a 29-match exhibition held for paricipants at this week's Superior International Wrestling Camp at the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site. (Photo courtesy NMU-OTS)

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — Team Sweden squared off against Team USA in a dual Greco-Roman men’s and freestyle women’s wrestling meet on Wednesday evening at the Superior Dome on the Northern Michigan University campus.

Sweden won 22 of the 29 matches as the American squad consisted of cadet- and junior-age athletes from around the country who are visiting the NMU Olympic Training Site for the Superior International Wrestling Camp.

Women’s freestyle wrestling was added this year to go with the traditional competition at this meet that was exclusively featured Greco-Roman style.

“This year, Sweden asked if they could send female wrestlers to train at our camp and we welcomed the opportunity to have them participate,” NMU-OTS head wrestling coach Rob Herman.

“Even though we focus on the Greco-Roman style of wrestling at the NMU-OTS, we encourage opportunities to promote the development of athletes in both Olympic styles of wrestling — freestyle and Greco.”

The Superior International Wrestling Camp wraps up Saturday.

Here are results:

Women’s freestyle — 49 kilograms (108.0 pounds), Kendra Ryan (USA) def. Sofia Liljeberg 4-3; 50 kg (110.2 lbs.), Wilma Skoog (SWE) fall over Kendra Ryan; 53 kg (116.8 lbs.), Angelica Zettervall (SWE) def. Kylie Rule 9-0; 55 kg (121.3 lbs.), Marisa Roth (USA) def. Nanny Jonsson 8-0; 60 kg (132.3 lbs.), Caroline Kvist (SWE) def. Alicia Pieper 8-0, Kvist (SWE) fall over Phoenix Waters; 65 kg (143.3 lbs.), Elvira Braun (SWE) def. Kayley Rada 9-0, Braun (SWE) def. Lydia Krauss 8-0; 76 kg (167.6 lbs.), Sabrina Nauss (USA) fall over Bianca Kristensson, Kristensson (SWE) def. Kailyn Garrett 10-4

Greco-Roman men’s — 41 kg (90.4 lbs.), Eliott Trellid (SWE) fall over Kip Castor, Luke Lilledahl (USA) def. Trellid 13-7; 44 kg (97.0 lbs.), Kolby Warren (USA) def. Wilmer Gullstand 6-2; 48 kg (105.8 lbs.), Liam Azzani (SWE) def. Brendan Barton 9-0, Noah Soderqvist (SWE) def. Cooper Rhondenizer 8-0, Ossian Johnsson (SWE) fall over Brayden Dubes, Johnsson (SWE) fall over Zan Fugitt, Pakron Lundin (SWE) def. Grayden Dubes 8-0, Lundin (SWE) def. Kolby Warren 9-0; 51 kg (112.4 lbs.), Oskar Stahl (SWE) fall over Brendan Barton, Pontus Stahl (SWE) def. Jesse Shannon 8-0; 55 kg (121.3 lbs.), Jacob Cochran (USA) fall over Buster Hesselbom, Hugo Jorgensen (SWE) fall over Cooper Rhodenizer; 60 kg (132.3 lbs.), Fabian Frisk (SWE) fall over Brayden Shelton, Ruben Fodor (SWE) fall over Shelton; 67 kg (147.7 lbs.), Alexander Jonerelv (SWE) def. Tarrell Wallace 9-5; 71 kg (156.5 lbs.), Algot Kallman (SWE) def. Alec McDoulett 11-4, Steven Villalobos (USA) def. Emil Persson 8-0; 97 kg (213.8 lbs.), Linus Persson (SWE) def. Tyler Hannah 9-0

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.