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Matteo Pellicone International

Published January 21st, 2020 by NLWC Staff

Zain Retherford (65kg) and Kyle Snyder (97kg) both earned bronze medals at the Matteo Pellicone International in Rome, Italy over the weekend.  

Zain lost his first match to 2018 World silver medalist and 2019 World bronze medalist Bajrang Bajrang of India by a score of 4-5 before wrestling back with a 10-5 win over Joey McKenna of the U.S. To take the bronze, Zain earned a fall in 4:41 over 2015 World bronze medalist Vasyl Shuptar of Ukraine.  

Kyle had wins over Iliskhan Chilayev of Kazakhstan, 10-0 and Ibrahim Bolukbasi of Turkey, 12-4 before losing to Mohammadhossein Mohammadian of Iran.  Kyle wrestled back for the bronze with a default win over teammate Bo Nickal and 12-1 decision over 2018 World bronze medalist Abraham Conyedo of Italy.  

Franklin Gomez and Bo Nickal also competed and had several wins but fell short of earning medals.  

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