Johnstown teen wins international wrestling championship


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BUDAPEST, Hungary (WTAJ) – Bo Bassett, 14, a student at Bishop McCort Catholic, won the Cadet World Wrestling Championship.

The annual yearly wrestling event consists of the best 16 and 17 Greco-Roman, freestyle and even woman wrestlers compete. Bassett was one of the youngest wrestlers in the tournament.

In the beginning, Bassett sailed through the first rounds of the tournament, recording two pins and a technical fall

Bassett then faced against Russian Alikhan Ashinov for the 45-kilogram title.

Ashinov had the opening takedown, but Bassett responded with a takedown of his own, then exposing Ashinov’s back, then pinning the Russian.

.Bassett pinned Russian Alikhan Ashinov to win the 45-kilogram title.

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