USOEC wrestlers medal in Austria

MARQUETTE – United States Olympic Education Center Greco-Roman wrestlers helped Team USA

take home first-place honors at the Austrian Junior Open in Gotzis, Austria, on March 9, with two USOEC athletes earning medals.

Winning gold for Team USA in the 55-kilogram weight class was Isaiah Varona, of Miami. In the gold-medal match, Varona defeated Nikola Markovic of Serbia, 3-0, 4-0.

Roman Moreno of Miami Lakes, Fla., earned a silver medal at 50 kg. Moreno fell to Davit Iremadze of Georgia, 3-1, 4-2.

Also taking part in the event at 74 kg were Austin Barton of Phoenix, finishing fifth, and Zeke Honegger of Lake Zurich, Ill., taking sixth.

Team USA won the event with 55 points. France took second with 53 and Georgia following with 43. Twelve countries took part in the event, which will be followed by a week-long training camp.