In the 61 kg gold-medal match, U23 World Team alternate Fausz took on 2018 U23 European champion Magomedrasul Idrisov of Russia.
Idrisov, also the 2018 Russia Nationals champion, led 3-0 at the break. In the second period, the Russian picked up three takedowns and a gut wrench to cap off an 11-1 win. Fausz’s point came from a step out in the middle of the second period.
“I’m very excited with what I’ve accomplished,” Fausz said. “It’s a big deal to come here and walk away with a medal. I couldn’t have done this without the Wolfpack Wrestling, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club and USA Wrestling. What they do behind the scenes and in front is a big, big help.”
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