Jake Herbert

No bronze-medal match for Herbert

No bronze-medal match for Herbert

LONDON --  Jake Herbert had to root for the man who beat him.

The only chance for Northwestern's Herbert to wrestle for an Olympic medal in the 185-pound freestyle class Saturday was to have Azerbaijan's  Sharif Sharifov make the final.

That is what happened, giving Herbert a shot at bronze from the loser's bracket.

But he lost to Turkey's  Ibrahim Bolukbasi in a repechage.

The two other U.S. wrestlers in action Saturday, Coleman Scott (132 pounds) and Tervel Dlagnev (264.5), both advanced to bronze-medal matches.

Sharifov, the reigning world champion, beat Herbert 4-1, 6-0 Saturday at ExCeL Arena in a quarterfinal match that...