Foster Claims Gold At Stepan Sargsyan International

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Andy Chapman

August 6, 2013, VANADZOR, Armenia (ISN) Clayton Foster, a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Wyoming wrestling team, won a gold medal over the weekend in an international competition.

Foster, wrestling at 84 kilograms (185 pounds), was first in the field at the Stepan Sargsyan International freestyle competition in Vanadzor, Armenia, on Saturday. He was part of the Team USA contingent, which earned three titles and five medals over the two-day tournament.

Wrestling in association with GRIT Athletics/Wyoming Regional Training Center, Foster won three bouts Saturday to earn the gold. The performance comes on the heels of a second-place finish in the 2013 U.S. World Team Trials in June.

In the first-place match, Foster defeated David Marsagishvili of Georgia. Marsagishvili was the 2012 Summer Olympic bronze medalist at 84 kilograms and is ranked first in the world at the weight.

In the same event, UW assistant coach Chris Pendleton (Titan Mercury WC/Wyoming RTC) lost his bout versus Andranik Galstyan of Armenia at 96 kilograms (211.5 pounds) on Sunday.