Phil Keddy takes 5th at Yarygin

Hawkeye Wrestling Club member Phil Keddy took 5th place today at the Yarygin freestyle tournament at 86 KG, wrapping up the weekend for the former Iowa wrestlers. Keddy was 3-2 on the day, with one of his losses coming to the eventual champion Anzor Urishev of Russia.

Keddy opened his tournament with a 9-8 victory over Japan’s Shinja Matsumoto. He lost his next match to Urishev, which is when he was pulled back into the the repechage. Keddy then scored a 10-0 technical fall and 5-4 to get to the medal round. His 5-4 win was over Russian Soslan Ktsoev, who was the 2010 world bronze medalist.

“Phil Keddy wrestled five matches and fought his way into the bronze medal match. He did some great things and had good wins, especially against Ktsoev, the 2010 World bronze medalist. He is building consistency in positions and executing skills where he is successful,” said Assistant National Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick on USA Wrestling’s main page.

Keddy joins his fellow clubmate Brent Metcalf as a place winner for the HWC. Yesterday Metcalf earned the silver medal, and 57 KG wrestlers Matt McDonough and Tony Ramos both did not place at the prestigious tournament. The HWC wrestlers will be headed to France for next week’s Paris Grand Prix.

It was pretty well noted that the stream to watch the Yarygin tournament had it’s issues, so it was good to see Matt McDonough and Brent Metcalf stepping up to keep Iowa fans informed of the action in Russia, at the very least they may have a future in play-by-play:

USA WRESTLING RESULTS
86 kg/189 lbs – Phillip Keddy, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC), 5th
WIN Shinja Matsumoto (Japan), 9-8
LOSS Anzor Urishev (Russia), 0-9
WIN Bat-Erdene Bayasgalan (Mongolia), 10-0
WIN Soslan Ktsoev (Russia), 5-4
LOSS Dauren Kurugliyev (Russia), 0-9

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