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Fennimore wrestler goes for bronze at Junior Worlds in Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia - Alston Nutter, a Fennimore native, is heading to the bronze medal match at the Greco-Roman Junior Worlds in Estonia, according to USA Wrestling. 

In his first match of the day, Nutter pinned Azerbaijan's Zaur Nuriyev to reach the 63-kilogram semifinals. 

 

 

"I started the day out with a great recovery from my weight cut.  The first match was a battle.  I felt my opponent break later in the match and capitalized on it," said Nutter. 

In his quarterfinals match, Nutter defeated Assaukhat Makhamadiyev, from Kazakhstan 5-2.

 

 

Nutter told News 3 Now, "The second match was also a grind.  I had to be very stingy with my points and battled in the  tie.  I was able to come out on top" 

In the semifinal match, Abu Muslim Aptievitch Amaev, from Russia, won by technical fall over Nutter 9-0, according to USA Wrestling. 

 

 

"My last match was not how I planned.  It's time to make some adjustments and go get that bronze medal," said Nutter. 

Nutter's bronze medal match will be Saturday.

Nutter was a state champion and state champion runner-up for Fennimore High School before going to the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site. 
 

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