In a wrestling bout, home hero Kyle Dake edged Italy’s Frank Chamizo 4-3, but not before a last-second scare. The event in Austin, Texas was organized by FloWrestling.
Rio 2016 Bronze medalist, Chamizo drew first from a shot clock point, but his fellow two-time Champion Dake wrestled back the lead through a late step out.
79 kg – Kyle Dake def. Frank Chamizo, 4-3
In the second period, Chamizo resulted in a rare exposure when Dake exploited with reversal and gut wrench to put him up 4-3. During the last 10 sec, Dake came up with his champions spirit by firing a single shot. Thus, American countered to win the day.
Later, Dake tweeted this- Good work by Dake. That was fun. I’ll wait for you at the Olympics if you make it. 74KG. We will see you there. I’ll be there for sure.
“I’ve been working on [my gut wrench] every day still, just to make sure I don’t lose anything,” Dake said after. “Frank is a great competitor, and having to go out there and wrestle him is no easy feat. Hats off to him. I’m just excited to be back out here again,” he added.