Mekhi Lewis – Bound Brook High School, 2x NJ State Champion, CJA Alumni Wins Junior Worlds at 74kg!

by | Sep 23, 2018 | CJA Club News, USA Wrestling, World Wrestling


TRNAVA, Slovakia – Mekhi Lewis is a world champ in just his third freestyle tournament. Lewis is three-for-three in winning freestyle tournaments as he claimed Junior World gold on Sunday night at the 2018 Junior World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia. Just picking up freestyle this summer, Lewis, a wrestler at Virginia Tech, has eased into the style, cruising to the World finals and picking up a decisive 5-1 victory for gold at 74 kg.“I feel great. I thought I could do it, but being in the moment and accomplishing that goal feels amazing,” Lewis said. “After all the hard work I put in this summer to learn freestyle and now to be a World champion is the best feeling in the world.”In the championship bout, Lewis went head-to-head with 2016 Cadet World champion Abubakr Abakarov of Azerbaijan.The Azeri was on the board first with a point on passivity. However, shortly after the shot clock ran out, Lewis scored a takedown and took a 2-1 lead into the break.
Mekhi Lewis Wins Junior World Gold at 74kg

Mekhi Lewis is a world champ in just his third freestyle tournament ever.

The second period saw Lewis pick up two points on step outs for a 4-1 advantage. One of those step outs came when Abakarov was in deep on a shot and Lewis shook him off and threw him out of bounds. That’s when Lewis said he knew he had it won.“I was like, ‘whoa, I guess I won,’ because if he wasn’t able to take me down and he was that deep, then he isn’t going to take me down in these last few seconds,” Lewis said.Sources

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