Durlacher, Haight earn bronze medals in Gedza International in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia – 2006 World bronze medalist Lindsey Durlacher returned to the mat and won a bronze medal at the Gedza International this past weekend.
Durlacher (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) retired after the 2008 Olympic Trials, but has decided to return to Greco-Roman competition this season at 55 kg/121 lbs.
American Cheney Haight (Orem, Utah/New York AC/USOEC) also won a bronze medal in the event at 74 kg/163 lbs.
C.C. Fisher, Andrew Bisek and T.C. Dantzler each placed fifth for the U.S.
Fisher (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) competes at 66 kg/145.5 lbs., Bisek (Chaska, Minn./Minnesota Storm) wrestles at 74 kg/163 lbs. and Dantzler (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) is at 84 kg/185 lbs.
Dantzler was a 2008 Olympian. Durlacher and Dantzler helped lead the U.S. to the 2007 World team title in Greco-Roman wrestling.
The U.S. also competed in a Greco-Roman dual meet against Serbia last Thursday. The U.S. won the dual 5-3. Earning wins in the dual for the U.S. were Haight, Bisek, Chas Betts (St. Michael, Minn./Minnesota Storm/USOEC), Dantzler and R.C. Johnson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids).
More details from the tournament in Lindstrom, MN Serbia will be provided when they become available.