Fennimore wrestler goes for bronze at Junior Worlds in Estonia

Alston Nutter at Greco-Roman Junior Worlds in Estonia Courtesy: Daniel Mitchell

TALLINN, Estonia - Alston Nutter, a Fennimore native, is heading to the bronze medal match at the Greco-Roman Junior Worlds in Estonia, according to USA Wrestling.

In his first match of the day, Nutter pinned Azerbaijan's Zaur Nuriyev to reach the 63-kilogram semifinals.

"I started the day out with a great recovery from my weight cut. The first match was a battle. I felt my opponent break later in the match and capitalized on it," said Nutter.

In his quarterfinals match, Nutter defeated Assaukhat Makhamadiyev, from Kazakhstan 5-2.

Nutter told Fox 47, "The second match was also a grind. I had to be very stingy with my points and battled in the tie. I was able to come out on top."

In the semifinal match, Abu Muslim Aptievitch Amaev, from Russia, won by technical fall over Nutter 9-0, according to USA Wrestling.

"My last match was not how I planned. It's time to make some adjustments and go get that bronze medal," said Nutter.

Nutter's bronze medal match will be Saturday.

Nutter was a state champion and state champion runner-up for Fennimore High School before going to the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site.