A team of United States junior wrestling champions has bene soundly beaten during a tour of the Soviet Union.
GTV Isaev (USSR) vs. Smith (USA) (right)
CU Wrestlers lacked together - Smith brought down and referee breaks them apart (2 shots)
CU Russian coach watches
SV Smith brought down
SV Referee holds up winner's arm (Isaev) and wrestlers shake hands
SV Murdalov (USSR) vs. Snook (USA) (left)
CU Snook on the mat
SV Murdalov pressed on mat
SV Referee holds up winner's arm (Murdalov) and wrestlerss shake hands
sV Khusanov (USSR) vs Freiersen (USA) (right) Wrestlers break
SV Spectators applaud
SV Freierson wins - wrestlers shake hands
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Background: A team of United States junior wrestling champions has bene soundly beaten during a tour of the Soviet Union.
On Thursday and Friday (5-6 September), the American team was beaten 12 matches to seven by the Chechen-Ingus national junior team in a contest at the southern city of Grozny, near the Caspian Sea.
Brad Smith, a United States champion with four years experience, lest to Movsar Isaev, a second place getter in a Soviet high school competition earlier this year.
Ad Snook, aged 16, from Michigan, lost to Elsolt Murdalov, a Soviet champion in his weight class.
Among the United States winners was Hollis Freierson, aged 18, from Ohio. He beat Vakhis Khusanov, aged 17, a Soviet State champion.
In three earlier competitions, the Americans lost by 14 matches to 6 at Baku; 18 matches to 12 at Makhachkala and 9 matches to 1 at Ordzhnikidze.