Aiello go go for bronze at U23 World Championships on Saturday

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


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Jay Aiello of the Virginia wrestling team will go for a bronze medal at 97kg in the U23 World Championships on Saturday. Wrestling in the medal rounds begins at 1 p.m. ET.

Aiello awaits either Vasil Pauliuchenka of Belarus or Zuriko Urtasvhili of Georgia in the bronze medal match.

Aiello won his first two matches of the day on Friday to advance to the semifinals, taking wins over Feyzullah Aktürk of Turkey in the opening round before defeating Shamil Ghadzialiev of Russia by criteria in the second match of the day. He then dropped his semifinal match to Iran’s Amriali Azarpira.

The medal rounds can be watched through a live stream on FloWrestling for a subscription.