Keep up with the Junior World Championships from Pattaya, Thailand with USA Wrestling’s semi-live blog. Wrestling action goes from September 4-9, 2012. This page will auto-update every 15 seconds. No need to refresh your page. Live updates will begin when competition starts each day.
Internet has been terrible here in the venue today. Downey up shortly in finals
Dance loses 4-5, 1-0, 3-2 to Armenia at 55kg.
Dance wins repechage against Estonia 5-0, 6-0 at 55kg.
Turkey beats Iran at 66kg, McCauley eliminated.
Downey beats Tamrazyan of Armenia 4-2, 6-0 to reach the finals at 84kg!
Talakadze of Georgia wins and pulls Dance back into the repechage at 55kg.
Russia beats Iran at 120kg. Marsden eliminated.
Downey beats Gwon of Korea 3-1, 3-1 to reach the semifinals at 84kg.
McCauley loses by fall to Iran. 2-5, 2-0, Fall 1:40 at 66kg.
Downey wins 1-1, 0-1, 3-0 at 84kg. Marsden loses 5-0, 2-4, 1-0 at 120kg.
Talakadze wins, keeping Dance alive at 55kg.
Downey up in 5 matches, Marsden up in 6
Internet is choking today. Not good.
McCauley wins at 66kg 1-0, 3-1 over Rizaev of Uzbekistan.
Dance loses 5-1, 1-0 to Talakadze of Georgia at 55kg.
Wrestling begins in five minutes. We have not started on time once this tournament.
Joey Dance will be first up on Mat A, Destin McCauley 6th on A; Pat Downey 12th on C and Austin Marsden 15th on D.
Weighins going on right now for Sunday competition. Will post the draw story later.
Russia wins at 50kg, eliminating Cordova. No medals for the U.S. today in freestyle
Shapirov of AZE over Nurov of RUS … Tanner Hall eliminated at 96kg.
Frangulyan of Armenia loses, Earl Hall eliminated at 60kg.
Turkey wins over India, Dieringer alive for another round at 74kg.
Now everyone will wait. #Pattaya2012
Tanner Hall loses to Nurov of Russia 1-0, 0-2, 1-1 at 96kg. Two eye-pokes, a pulled singlet and a quick whistle. #Pattaya2012
Cordova loses to Hatami of Iran 3-1, 7-1 at 50kg. #Pattaya2012
Earl Hall loses to Frangulyan of Armenia 7-0, 8-1 at 60kg #Pattaya2012
At least for the moment, FILA has gone back to mats per weight. Let’s hope it stays like this.
Earl Hall has Armenia; Cordova has Iran; Tanner Hall has Russia.
Earl Hall in the hole on B; Cordova up in 5 on A; Tanner Hall up in 5 on D.
Dieringer loses to Ozmen of Turkey 5-0, 3-2 at 74kg. Ozmen is 2011 Jr. World Silver Medalist.
Still have no idea on the order. Trying to decipher the mat order. No bout numbers or anything. Will keep everyone posted.
Earl Hall with a wild win over Kim of Korea 2-2, 2-2, 1-0 at advance at 60kg.
Tanner Hall with a high arching gutwrench for a fall in 36 seconds over Poland at 96kg.
Dieringer brings the hammer in his first match. Fall over Thailand in 24 seconds at 74kg. #Pattaya2012
FILA has totally changed the mat numbering system from the previous four days. Disrespectful to Greco and women’s athletes.
Dieringer first up on D; Tanner Hall 4th on B. #Pattaya2012
Entries: 22 at 50kg; 36 at 60kg; 35 at 74kg; 21 at 96kg. #Pattaya2012
The Pattaya, Pattaya song hasn’t been played yet. Only a matter of time #Pattaya2012
Cordova, Earl Hall, Tanner Hall and Alex Dieringer set to go today at Junior Worlds in #Pattaya2012. 90 minutes (approx.) from competition.
Alli Ragan wins 2nd Junior World Bronze with a fall over Ukraine, 1-0, :50. #Pattaya2012
Running finals out of order, still unsure when Ragan will step to the mat.
Running finals out of order. And no set start time. Great..
Ragan wins in the repechage and will wrestle for Bronze at 63kg.
France pins Belarus at 72kg. Salata eliminated.
Ragan pulled back into the repechage at 63kg after Belarus makes the finals.
Japan wins over Romania at 48kg. Garr eliminated.
Ukraine wins at 55kg, eliminating Hildebrandt.
All four women waiting for their fate.
Hildebrandt loses 1-0, 3-1, 1-1 on a questionable sequence at the end … against Azerbaijan. #Pattaya2012
Ragan wins 1-1, 3-3, 4-0; Salata falls in the quarters by fall. #Pattaya2012
Garr loses 6-1, 7-0; Hildebrandt wins 1-0, 2-0; Salata wins 3-0, 1-3, 3-1 #Pattaya2012
Garr 4th on A; Hildebrandt 6th on B; Salata 5th on C; Ragan 8th on D.
Not surprisingly, FILA has eliminated the “time” for today’s finals from the submitted start sheet. #Pattaya2012
Kristi Garr, Sarah Hildebrandt, Alli Ragan and Julia Salata wrestling today. #pattaya2012
Coming up on competition in about 20 minutes from #Pattaya2012 Heard the song six times already.
Golston wins Bronze!!!!! 3-0, 3-0 over Utegulova of Kazakhstan. 44kg #Pattaya2012
There is no semblance of order here for the finals. #Pattaya2012
Canada delegates arguing with Martinetti at the head table about the start time. #Pattaya2012
Love how the tournament just decides to abort the schedule posted and start medal matches right away. #Pattaya2012
Page falls in the bronze medal match 7-1, 1-0 to Dosho of Japan at 67kg. #Pattaya2012
Golston loses by fall in the second period against Semkiv of Ukraine. She will wrestle for bronze later at 44kg. #Pattaya2012
Golston into the semis with a 0-1, 1-0, 1-0 win over Linguraru of Romania at 44kg. #Pattaya2012
Augello gets pulled back into the repechage, but gets pinned in the second by Hemmer of Germany at 51kg.
Page wins by fall at 1:52 over Austria to advance to bronze medal match at 67kg. #Pattaya2012
Page is now up on Mat D vs. Austrian Kuenz in the repechage at 67kg. #Pattaya2012
Golston will face Romanian Madalina Linguraru in the quarterfinals at 44kg. #Pattaya2012
China loses at 59kg, ending Burkert’s tournament #Pattaya2012
Golston wins over Xie of China 1-0, 3-0 at 44kg. #Pattaya2012
Mongolia wins at 51, keeping Augello alive for the moment. MGL still has semi to go vs. China.
Golston now up against China on Mat A. #Pattaya2012
Yeats of Canada beats Dosho of Japan at 67kg. Page gets pulled back into the repechage. #Pattaya2012
Mongolia up on Mat C, Canada up on D, Augello and Page’s tournament is in waiting for their outcomes. #Pattaya2012
Mongolia wins at 51kg, keeps Augello alive. #Pattaya2012
Page loses to Yeats of Canada 7-0, 3-0 at 67kg. Yeats has Japan next in the semis. #Pattaya2012
Erin Golston up in five matches on Mat A. #Pattaya2012
Burkert loses to Feng of China 3-3, 2-2, FALL 1:16. #Pattaya2012
Burkert now up on C at 59kg.
Burkert is on deck on Mat C vs. Feng of China. #Pattaya2012
Page will face Dorothy Yeats of Canada in the quarterfinals at 67kg. #Pattaya2012
Haley Augello falls to Erkhembayar of Mongolia 2-0, 1-0 at 51kg. #Pattaya2012
Jennifer Page beats Lee of Korea by fall at 1:14 in the first at 67kg.
And it’s not a wrestling tournament unless you get cropdusted at least twice. Quota met. #Pattaya2012
And we are underway with competition. #Pattaya2012
Page on deck on B, Augello in the hole on the same mat. #Pattaya2012
And here we go with that song again … Pattaya, Pattaya! Fourth time today and we have not even started yet. @JSalata
We did a short tour of the facility here in Thailand: Check the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMptXKy5724 #Pattaya2012
Still over an hour away from competition and the internet is starting to crrrraaaawwwwwwwl. We’re the only one on it.
Official FILA Brackets … which will update whenever the internet cooperates: http://www.fila-official.com/sites/ultimate/ #Pattaya2012
Page is 2nd up on B, Augello 3rd up on B, Golston 11th up on A an Burkert 6th up on C. #Pattaya2012
Erin Golston (44kg), Haley Augello (51kg), Jenna Burkert (59kg) and Jennifer Page (67kg) wrestle today. #Pattaya2012
Good morning from Pattaya, we’re going to get rolling with women’s freestyle in about an hour and 45 minutes. #Pattaya2012
U.S. ends day 2 of Greco with no medals.
Sheridan loses to Turkmenistan 2-0, 1-0 at 84kg and will not wrestle for a medal. Refs never seem to call leg fouls. #Pattaya2012
Turkey wins over China at 84kg. Sheridan pulled back into the repechage
Turkey wins over China at 84kg, so Sheridan gets pulled back into the repechage.
Turkey loses at 55kg, Fuenffinger eliminated from medal contention. #Pattaya2012
Wyatt Baker is eliminated at 120kg after Ukraine loses to China. #Pattaya2012
Tajikistan loses at 66. Alvarez eliminated
Sheridan loses 5-1, 3-0 at 84kg to Turkey.
Sheridan falls to Turkey in the quarters 5-1, 3-0 at 84kg. #Pattaya2012
Sheridan on deck at 84kg. Internet is dying here at the arena
Fuenffinger loses to Kilic of Turkey 4-0, 3-1 at 55
Fuenffinger up now (out of order) against Turkey at 55kg. #Pattaya2012
Baker loses to Kuchmii of Ukraine 2-0, 2-4, 4-0 at 120kg. #Pattaya2012
Alvarez loses to Khsurav of Tajikistan 1-0, 1-0 at 66kg. #Pattaya2012
Sheridan wins over Aliyev of Azerbaijan 0-1, 3-0, 3-0 at 84kg. #Pattaya2012
Fuenffinger will face Kilic of Turkey in the second round at 55kg. #Pattaya2012
Fuenffinger wins 6-0, 1-3, 6-0 over Coetzee of South Africa at 55kg. #Pattaya2012
Alvarez will face the winner of India-Tajikistan which is up now on Mat A. Fuennfinger in the hole.
Alvarez wins 2-0, 2-0 over Morbitzer of Czech Republic at 66kg. #Pattaya2012
Iranians cheer after Israel loses in the first round. Not because ISR lost, but because that means they don’t have to forfeit the next round. #Pattaya2012
New start sheet. Nick Alvarez is the hole on Mat A at 66kg vs. Morbitzer of the Czech Republic. #Pattaya2012
FILA Brackets & Results are being updated here for Junior Worlds: http://www.fila-official.com/sites/ultimate/ #Pattaya2012
Fuenffinger is 8th on A, Alvarez 10th on B, Sheridan 12th on C and Baker 15th on D. #Pattaya2012
A long wait for the boys today before they wrestle. No qualification matches for the U.S.
Check out the Hammerhead Wrestling Blog from Thailand. http://hammerheadwrestling.wordpress.com/ #Pattaya2012
PATTAYA! PATTAYA! That song has been playing on a continuous loop for now 45 minutes. @JSalata … 25 mins til go time.
About to start a new day here in #Pattaya2012 … and we start the day with very lewd music in the arena @JSalata
BRONZE MEDAL FOR THIELKE! Thielke over Dagys 1-0, 1-0 at 60kg! #Pattaya2012
Junior World Champ at 50kg – Murad Bazarov (Azerbaijan) #Pattaya2012
Currently starting the bronze medal matches at 50kg. Thielke will be up shortly at 60kg. #Pattaya2012
For videos from today’s matches, check out http://www.themat.tv/2012/09/juniorworldfeatures/ #Pattaya2012
Thielke will face Lithuanian Ramunas Dagys for the bronze medal at 60kg. #Pattaya2012
Speiller falls to Iran’s Payam Bouyeri 6-0, 1-0 in the repechage and will not be in contention for the bronze medal at 74kg. #Pattaya2012
Turkey beats Iran at 50 kg. Looks like the Iranian bagged the match in the second and third to avoid Israel match for bronze. #Pattaya2012
Finau is eliminated after Ukraine falls in the semis to Georgia at 96kg. #Pattaya2012
Speiller has the winner of Iran vs. Czech Republic in repechage. Winner of that will face KAZ for bronze. #Pattaya2012
Thielke will face the winner of the Lithuania-Korea match for bronze at 60kg later today. #Pattaya2012
Belarus makes the final at 74kg, so Speiller gets pulled back in #Pattaya2012
Thielke loses in a controversial match to Iran 3-2, 1-0. #Pattaya2012. Kim strikes again.
Israel with a kid in the semis at 50kg. Wrestling the kid from Azerbaijan. AZE beat Iran earlier in the draw. Could be interesting repechage.
Sorry to report to U.S. Women’s FS team member @JSalata … there has been no music to update. #Pattaya2012
Thielke into the semifinals at 60kg with a wild 3-3, 1-1 victory over Mamulat of Moldova. Will face Iran in semis. #Pattaya2012
Thielke on deck on Mat B at 60kg vs. Maxim Mamulat of Moldova. Quarterfinal match. #Pattaya2012
Voloshanin of Ukraine advances, keeping Finau alive at 96kg. #Pattaya2012
Speiller loses to Kilov of Belarus 1-0, 1-0 at 74kg in the quarters. Will await Kilov’s next match to see if he stays alive. #Pattaya2012
Speiller on deck in the quarters on C. Thielke about five matches away from going on B. #Pattaya2012
Jeon of Korea is defeated by Bazarov of Azerbaijan, eliminating Isaiah Varona. #Pattaya2012
Thielke’s opponent has been determined: Maxim Mamulat of Modlova. #Pattaya2012
Jesse Thielke wins over Simatic 1-0, 1-0 at 60kg to advance to the quarters. Will face winner of Moldova-India. #Pattaya2012
Speiller will face wrestle Belarus’ Kazbek Kilou in the quarterfinals at 74kg. #Pattaya2012
Speiller wins in a very strange DQ. 0-1, 1-1, DQ. Was winning 4-0. TKM disqualified for three cautions. Backing straight out. #Pattaya2012
Geordan Speiller in the hole on Mat C at 74kg vs. Yaylymov of Turkmenistan. #Pattaya2012
Jesse Thielke is in the hole and will face Simatic of Croatia on Mat B at 60kg. #Pattaya2012
Qualification round matches are done, so now it’ll be 50 on A, 60 on B, 74 on C and 96 on D. Thielke and Speiller will be on the middle mats.
Finau falls to Voloshanin of Ukraine 1-0, 1-0 at 96kg. #Pattaya2012
Varona falls to Jeon of Korea 2-0, 3-2 at 50kg. Some questionable officiating to say the least. #Pattaya2012.
Just an FYI – can’t update during the matches because we’re using the same two hands to shoot video.
Isaiah Varona on deck on Mat A, Marcus Finau in the hole on Mat D. #Pattaya2012
Geordan Speiller beats Islam Charaev of Russia 3-1, 0-1, 1-1 to advance at 74kg. #Pattaya2012. BIG WIN!
Speiller up now on Mat A against Russian Islam Charaev, 2012 European Jr. Champion at 74kg. #Pattaya2012
Geordan Speiller is in the hole on Mat A at 74kg. #Pattaya2012
Jesse Thielke beats Lixin Tai of China 1-0, 1-0 to advance at 60kg. Will face Simatic of Croatia in second round #Pattaya2012
Some proof USA Wrestling’s Jason Bryant is the only guy working at the press table.
Korea, Moldova, Georgia and Russia are early winners at 60kg #Pattaya2012
Thielke will be 3rd up on A, Speiller 7th up on A, Varona 10th on A and Finau 9th on D.
After a very long, but enjoyable opening ceremony, we’re about ready to start.
Awaiting the start of the Opening Ceremonies … and still waiting. #Pattaya2012
We have internet and power here. It wasn’t easy, but we got it! Opening Ceremonies in 20 minutes. #Pattaya2012
Nick Alvarez, Wyatt Baker and Jesse Thielke goofing around. Video forthcoming.
Spent the morning at practice. GR & W gearing up for competition. Rusty Davidson HAS ARRIVED! Weigh ins for GR at 5 p.m. local time
Arrived in Tokyo. Got a three-hour layover before the six-hour flight to Bangkok. Then a bus to #Pattaya2012
Testing the blog system from the WP mobile site
Currently sitting in O’Hare waiting for connection to Tokyo, then to Bangkok, then a bus ride down to Pattaya. Looking forward to a great trip. #Pattaya2012
Testing the auto-post from the live blog component to twitter. #Pattaya2012