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BEERSHEVA, Israel – Lehigh junior Gordon Wolf won a silver medal in freestyle on the first day of wrestling competition Sunday at the 20th Maccabiah Games. Wolf went 3-1 in freestyle competition at 86 kg (189 lbs.) advancing to the finals, where he suffered his only loss.
Wolf is one of 12 wrestlers representing the United States at the Maccabiah Games, with all 12 competing in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. All 12 Americans medaled in freestyle, with five gold medals won plus two silvers and five bronzes. On Monday’s final day of wrestling competition, the U.S. added seven more medals in Greco-Roman, but Wolf did not medal at the 85 kg weight class.
In 2016-17, Wolf posted a 9-4 record competing at 165 for the Mountain Hawks in his sophomore season of eligibility. He won in his only dual meet appearance against Bucknell in November. Wolf was a NCAA qualifier at 174 in 2015-16.
Complete bout by bout results from the Maccabiah Games are not currently available.
The Maccabiah World Games, a competition for Jewish athletes across the world, is the third largest multi-sport event in the world behind the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games. The 2017 World Maccabiah Games features more than 10,000 athletes, from 80 countries, participating in 43 sports.
Additional information on the Maccabiah games can be found on their official website at http://www.maccabiah.com/2017/.