NEW YORK (November 9-10) – Asian Games silver medalist Tsukasa Tsurumaki won the 84kg greco-roman crown and three women added titles in women's freestyle at the New York Holiday International wrestling tournament.
In the greco-roman finals, Tsurumaki of the Japan Self Defense Forces team bounced back after dropping the first period, 0-6, to Jordan Holm (USA) to win 1-0, 2-0 and claim his first international title.
In women's freestyle, Hiroe Suzuki edged 67kg world champion Adeline Gray, 2-0 (1-0, 1-1) on her way to the 72kg crown and joined Yuki Ikegame (55kg) and Chiaki Iijima (67kg) at the top of the medals podium.
In men's freestyle, Yosuke Kawano, also of the Japan SDF, was the only Japanese wrestler to finish on the podium, taking a silver medal at 55kg behind 18-year-old Azamat Tuskaev (RUS), 2-0 (2-0, 5-0).
Final placings of Japanese entries:
60kg – SASAKI, Takashi (Japan SDF), 2nd
66kg – NARUSE, Kazuhiko (Gifu Wrestling Association), 2nd
84kg – TSURUMAKI, Tsukasa (Japan SDF), 1st
96kg – YAMAMOTO, Yusuke (Tokyo MPD), 3rd
129kg – SOGABE, Ken (Nichia Kagaku Kogyo), did not place
48kg – NAKAYA, Ai (Japan SDF), 2nd
51kg – OTA, Riho (Japan SDF), 3rd
55kg – IKEGAME, Yuki (Japan SDF), 1st
59kg – HAYAMI, Natsumi (Kyushu Kyoritsu University), 2nd
63kg – SHODA, Ayako (Amino HS, instructor), 2nd
67kg – IIJIMA, Chiaki (Nihon University), 1st
72kg – SUZUKI, Hiroe (Clean-up), 1st
55kg – KAWANO, Yosuke (Japan SDF), 2nd
60kg – MORITA, Yasuhiro (RC staff), dnp
66kg – ISHIDA, Tomotsugu (Tokyo MPD), 4th
74kg – YOKOYAMA, Futoshi (Japan SDF), dnp
84kg – NAKAI, Shinichi (Chuo University club), dnp
84kg – EITA, Yuki (Japan SDF), dnp