BATUMI, Georgia – Donovan Depatto (Camp Lejeune, N.C./U.S. Marine Corps) won a silver medal at 70 kg/154 lbs. at the 2011 Beach World Championships on Sunday.
Depatto won three of his four matches in the round-robin competition at his weight class. He beat American teammate Robert Teet, as well as athletes from Armenia and Norway, all by 2-0 margins. His only loss came by an 0-2 margin to an opponent from host Georgia.
Depatto, who was competing in his first Beach World Championships, becomes the first U.S. wrestler to win a silver medal at the Beach World Championships.