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FLASH: USA wins Pan Am Juniors women’s title, led by golds from Klingel and Miracle



SANTIAGO, Chile – Led by two individual champions and six medalists, Team USA won the title at the Pan American Junior Championships on Saturday.

Claiming individual gold medals were Samantha Klingel (Kresgeville, Pa./King College) at 51 kg/112.25 lbs. and Kayla Miracle (Bloomington, Ind./Team Indiana) at 59 kg/130 lbs.

Miracle is a past Cadet World silver medalist. Klingel is a star on the college level for King College.

The USA came through with four bronze medalists:
• Allene Somera, Kailua, Hawaii (NYAC) at 44 kg/100 lbs.
• Shai Mason, Gardena, Calif. Jimmie WC) at 63 kg/138.75 lbs.
• Amy Spafford, St. Charles, Mo. (Lindenwood Women’s WC) at 67 kg/147.5 lbs.
• Anastasia Lobsinger Concord, Calif. (Concord Youth Center) at 72 kg/158.5 lbs.

The USA finished in first, followed by Venezuela and Canada in the standings

The team is coached by Oklahoma City head coach Archie Randall of Mustang, Okla. and Lindenwood head coach Toccara Montgomery of St. Charles, Mo.

More results will be provided when available.

PAN AMERICAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Santiago, Chile

U.S. Women’s Freestyle Team placements

44 kg/100 lbs. – Allene Somera, Kailua, Hawaii (NYAC), bronze medal
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Amy Hou, Rome, Ga. (Team Georgia), 7th place
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Samantha Klingel, Kresgeville, Pa. (King College), gold medal
55 kg/121 lbs. – Kayla Brendlinger, Bristol, Tenn. (King College), 8th place
59 kg/130 lbs. – Kayla Miracle, Bloomington, Ind. (Team Indiana), gold medal
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Shai Mason, Gardena, Calif. Jimmie WC), bronze medal
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Amy Spafford, St. Charles, Mo. (Lindenwood Women’s WC), bronze medal
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Anastasia Lobsinger Concord, Calif. (Concord Youth Center), bronze medal

Top Three Teams
1. United States
2. Venezuela
3. Canada

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