2012 Olympic Wrestling Results: Coleman Scott Picks Up Bronze Medal for U.S. at 60kg

John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. men's freestyle team is certainly having a better Olympic run than their Greco-Roman counterparts. Just one day after Jordan Burroughs earned a gold medal at 74kg, former Oklahoma State University cowboy Coleman Scott wrestled his way to a bronze medal. He beat Japan's Kenichi Yumoto 0-1, 3-0, 3-1.

Scott made it to the semifinals where he stopped by the eventual gold medalist, Azerbaijan's 19-year old phenom Toghrui Asgarov.

In addition to a bronze medal, Scott will also pick up $25,000 from the Living The Dream Fund.

Scott defeated Shawn Bunch at the 'Beat the Streets' event in Times Square in New York City in June to earn a roster spot on the 2012 Olympic freestyle team. Bunch then announced his signing with Bellator as he left wrestling for a career in mixed martial arts.

America's other wrestling Olympians today did not perform as well as Scott. 120kg rep Tervel Dlagnev placed fifth after losing to Komeil Ghasemi of Iran 4-0, 0-1, 1-0. 84kg's Jake Herbert had a rough outing. He lost to eventual gold medalist Sharif Sharifov in the quarterfinals, but due partly to a controversial call that deprived Herbert of three points. In the repechage round, Herbert dropped his match to Turkey's İbrahim Bolukbasi 1-0, 0-4, 4-5.

America's Jared Frayer at 66kg and Jake Varner at 96kg wrestle tomorrow.

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