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. 

Get your weather forecast from people who actually live in your community. We update with short, easy-to-use video forecasts you can watch on your phone every day. Download the iOS or Android app here.

Latest Sports Headlines

Photo Galleries

E-News Registration

This Week's Circulars