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Wrestling: Zillmer advances to quarters of World Championships

Hayden Zillmer competed in the Senior World Wrestling Championship in Belgrade, Serbia.

Hayden Zillmer
Hayden Zillmer
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BELGRADE, Serbia — Crosby-Ironton High School and North Dakota State University graduate Hayden Zillmer won his first two matches Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Senior World Championships.

The unseeded Zillmer opened with a 15-4 Victory over Zyamuhammet Saparov of Turkmenistan. Zillmer then defeated Robert Baran of Poland, who is a multiple-time European medalist, before falling to top-seeded and three-time world champion Geno Petriashvili of Georgia in the quarterfinals 9-4.

Petriashvili then lost in the semifinals to end Zillmer’s tournament.

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