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SANTIAGO, Chile – The United States placed second as a team at the Pan American Junior Championships on Friday, led by five medalists.

Claiming silver medals were:
• Cameron Perry (Ellijay, Ga./Gilmer Bobcat Wrestling) at 60 kg/132 lbs.
• Payne Hayden (Saint Joseph, Mich./Massa Maniacs) at 84 kg/185 lbs.
• Danny Chaid (San Jose, Calif./OTC) at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.
• Caleb White (Neola, Iowa/North Country Outlaws) at 120 kg/264.5 lbs.

Matthew Gray (Twin Lakes, Wis./Bison WC) won a bronze medal at 74 kg/163 lbs.

Placing fifth was Kevin Coburn, (Livermore, Calif./Suples WC) at 66 kg/145.5 lbs.

Women’s wrestling will be held on Saturday.

At Santiago, Chile, July 12

50 kg/110 lbs.
Round robin final round
Eliseo Arostini (Peru) dec. Giossel Urbano (Venezuela), 6-4
Macia Ali (Mexico) dec. Adrian Cordova (USA), 3-0

55 kg/121 lbs.
Gold – Alfredo Peche (Peru) dec. Nabot Zapata (Venezuela), 11-4, tech fall
Bronze – Hugo Balbosa (Mexico) dec. Francisco Rubio (Chile), 8-0

60 kg/132 lbs.
Gold – Ender Parra (Venezuela) dec. Cameron Perry (USA), 10-10, criteria
Bronze – Bryan Ecevvery (Columbia) pin Alexis Contreras (Chile)

66 kg/145.5 lbs.
Gold – Jair Cuero (Colombia) pin Anthony Mendez (Dominican Republic)
Bronze – Daniel Nascimento (Brazil) dec. Mitchel Duanama (Peru), 13-12
Bronze – Eduardo Bernal (Venezuela) dec. Kevin Coburn (USA)

74 kg/163 lbs.
Gold – Carlos Valor (Columbia) dec. Enrique Ortiz (Ecuador), 6-4
Bronze – Richard Iguanetti (Venezuela) dec. Jordan Tarifeno (Chile), 7-0
Bronze – Matt Gray (USA) dec. Daniel Gomez (Mexico)

84 kg/185 lbs.
Gold – Alfonso Yepez (Mexico) pin Payne Hayden (USA)
Bronze – Ediel Silva (Venezuela) tech. fall Kenneth Kaczkowski (Canada)
Bronze – Billy Valdez (Dominican Republic) dec. Wanderson Mendes (Brazil), 13-6

96 kg/211.5 lbs.
Round robin final round
Dan Chaid (USA) tech. fall Luis Diaz (Ecuador), 9-0
Kevin Mejia Castillo (Honduras) tech. fall Robson Kato (Brazil)

120 kg/264.5 lbs.
Gold – Ramilo Paz (Brazil) dec. Caleb White (USA), 7-3

Team Standings
1. Venezuela, 2. USA; 3. Peru

U.S. Greco-Roman performances
50 kg/110 lbs. – Adrian Cordova, Colorado Springs, Colo. (unattached), dnp
55 kg/121 lbs. – Lawson Ludwin, Blythe, Calif. (FHSU), dnp
60 kg/132 lbs. – Cameron Perry, Ellijay, Ga. (Gilmer Bobcat Wrestling), silver
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Kevin Coburn, Livermore, Calif. (Suples WC), 5th
74 kg/163 lbs. – Matthew Gray, Twin Lakes, Wis. (Bison WC), 3rd
84 kg/185 lbs. - Payne Hayden (GR) Saint Joseph, Mich. (Massa Maniacs), silver
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Danny Chaid, San Jose, Calif. (OTC), silver
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Caleb White, Neola, Iowa (North Country Outlaws), silver
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