TRNAVA, Slovakia — 2017 Cadet world champion Aaron Brooks and international newcomer Zach Elam strolled into the Junior World finals on Friday night in Trnava, Slovakia, while 2017 Junior world champion Daton Fix was upended in the 57 kg semis.
After a successful morning session, Brooks kept it rolling, defeating two-time age-group World bronze medalist Orhan Abasov of Azerbaijan.
Brooks led Abasov, 5-0, scoring on steps out and cautions. With less than 30 seconds left, Abasov, who had been dinged twice for head butting, was hit with his third caution of the match, ending the bout immediately and advancing Brooks to the finals at 79 kilograms.
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