Another title for Scott
STILLWATER, Okla.– Former Oklahoma State NCAA wrestling champion Coleman Scott added the title of World Cup Individual Champion to his career resume after going 5-0 this past weekend competing for Team USA at the FILA World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling in Baku, Azerbaijan. Scott’s undefeated run was a key factor in Team USA winning the bronze medal at the event.
Scott opened his day with a 0-1, 3-1, 2-1 win over Japan’s Kenichi Yumoto to lift Team USA to a 5-2 win over Japan. He then hammered Turkey’s Bayosul Mahmut, 4-2, 5-0 as part of another 5-2 win for the Americans. The lone U.S. defeat of the event was a 4-3 setback at the hands of traditional world power and eventual team champion Iran, but Scott still had a good showing in that clash, scoring a 1-0, 2-1 victory over Behnam Ehsanpoor.
A win by decision from Scott over Malkhaz Zarkua contributed to a 6-1 Team USA victory over Georgia and lifted the Americans into the bronze medal match against Russia, who Team USA dispatched by a 5-2 score thanks in part to Scott’s win by decision over Aleksandar Bagmaev.
Scott’s next competition will be the biggest of his career to date, as he suits up on June 7 to compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. He will wrestle Team USA’s top-ranked wrestler at 60kg, Reece Humphrey, at Beat the Streets Gala in New York City. The winner of that clash gets a best-of-three winner-take-all series with Shawn Bunch for a spot on the U.S. Olympic roster.