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Waynesburg’s Scott wins wrestling bronze

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

LONDON – Waynesburg’s Coleman Scott won the Olympic bronze medal in 60-kilogram freestyle wrestling Saturday, but Wexford’s Jake Herbert failed to medal in the 84-kilogram bracket.

Scott, 26, was eliminated from gold contetion in the semifinals by Azerbaijan’s Toghrul Asgarov, 1-0, 4-1. But he responded in the bronze match by beating Japan’s Kenichi Yumoto, 0-1, 3-0, 3-1. This was Scott’s first Olympics after a successful career at Oklahoma State University.

Herbert, 27, a gold-medal hopeful, lost in the quarterfinals to Azerbaijan’s Sharif Sharifov, 4-1, 6-0. Herbert had narrowly advanced through his first-round match by beating Cuba’s Humberto Daniel Arencibia Martinez, 4-1, 0-8, 1-1. Herbert preserved that victory with a takedown in the final 10 seconds.

Herbert later was eliminated from bronze contention in repechage to Turkey’s Ibrahim Bolukbasi, 1-0, 1-4, 5-4.


  1. Thanks for reporting on this, Dejan.

    Western Pa. loves its wrestling.

    I’m rooting for Coleman Scott in the bronze medal match!

  2. JohninOshkosh says:


    Have you been watching the hoops?

    This American team is something special. I never thought I would see a team assembled as impressive as the original Dream Team, but this group may be close. They are beating up on teams that are much deeper and talented than those dispatched by the Dream Team. Anthony and Durant are tremendous international talents and James can take over a game in a New York second. Very fun to watch.

    If they lose to the Spaniards, that will be the biggest American Olympic disappointment since Zola Budd tripped up Mary Decker!

  3. Oshkosh b’gosh,

    So fluid! So powerful! Able to make at run at any time!

    I think their defense is not talked about enough. They made a run the other night, when Kobe went off in the 4th, that actually was all about defense. They kept stealing the ball and getting it to Chris Paul who would get it ahead to Kobe and he would bang the 3.

    Durant, Anthony, LeBron, Paul, Love——I LOVE it when that group is out there together. And they share the ball!!

    I saw your boy Westbrook is not supposed to play today with a sprained ankle.

    I have loved watching them play!!

  4. Dejan,

    Thanks for updating us on Coleman Young’s bronze. He’s a great young man. His aunt and uncle go to my Church, and we even brought him up in the prayers last Sunday.

    One of Waynesburg’s finest!!

  5. JohninOshkosh says:


    I’m not xenophobic in the least but:

    We invented the game! We built the game! We perfected the game!

    I still cringe at the thought of ’88 and ’04!. My older brother still complains about the screw job at Munich!

    We own this!

  6. Oshkosh b’gosh,

    Of course, I’m prejudiced, but I think Krzyzewski has called timeouts at the right time, changed defenses at the right time, and mixed the line-ups correctly. He always played Derrek Williams with Westbrook, to not make Westbrook be a primary point.

    K would have outcoached Chuck Daley. We have the very best, even without a dominant big man, and I would love to see a 25 point win in the Gold Medal game!

  7. JohninOshkosh says:

    I agree. Coach K has proven he would have won at the NBA level. He is not just a figurehead shepherding talent. He has made tremendous coaching decisions while managing egos.

    The NBA should be proud of its players and its contribution to the growth of basketball internationally. The Gold Medal game will have four Okie City players in it, and that club didn’t even win the title! The Ibaka/James grudge match will be an interesting subplot. The Spurs had six players in the tournament and not one of them named Duncan. All this talent and Rose, Griffin and Howard are not even participating. I have really enjoyed the veterans teasing and mentoring of Anthony Davis.

    Two big questions coming out of the Olympics will be whether the international teams can continue to develop talent, and whether international basketball will implement that ridiculous under age 23 rule that soccer has. The NBA players, interestingly, are against it.

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