The Team USA men pose after the U15 Pan American Championships.

The Team USA men pose after the U15 Pan American Championships.


U.S. men win eight freestyle golds, two bronzes to conclude U15 Pan American Championships; Eight earn gold in both styles

by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Team USA concluded the U15 Pan American Championships at Cuna del Mágico González in San Salvador with its third 10-for-10 medal performance of the week, claiming eight gold medals and two bronze medals in men’s freestyle.

As they did in the Greco-Roman tournament on Thursday, Keegan Bassett and Chase Karenbauer captured back-to-back gold medals at the event with exceptional efforts in El Salvador. The duo took different approaches on the path to gold—Bassett pinned all three of his opponents at 41 kg, while Karenbauer posted 10-0 technical falls over each of his three foes at 44 kg.  

Three more U.S. athletes won every match with bonus points—38 kg champion Evan Restivo, 52 kg champion Reece Movahead and 85 kg champion Carson Langford. Restivo put up four-straight 10-0 technical falls. Movahead earned three 10-0 technical falls before pinning Oziel Herrera Mallqui of Peru in the finals. Langford opened with a quick pin before rounding out his day with three technical fall wins. All three finished the day without giving up a single match point.

Also claiming gold medals with phenomenal outings were Thomas Banas at 57 kg, Camryn Howard at 68 kg and Mario Hutcherson at 75 kg.

Bronze medals were awarded to Mateo Gallegos at 48 kg and Justus Heeg at 62 kg. Both men dropped a match to eventual gold medalists before battling back for bronze.

The U.S. men gathered a 34-2 combined record on Saturday with eight victories by pin and 23 by technical fall.

Team USA easily ran away with the team race at 230 points. Puerto Rico finished in second place with 132 points. Mexico rounded out the top three with 128 points.

Eight of the bunch won gold medals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman—Restivo, Bassett, Karenbauer, Movahead, Banas, Howard, Hutcherson and Langford.

Complete brackets for each style and match-by-match results are available on UWW Arena. An archived video stream of the event can be found on the United World Wrestling Americas YouTube Channel.

2024 U15 Pan American Championships | June 13-15, San Salvador, El Salvador

Men’s Freestyle Results

Team Standings

1. United States, 230

2. Puerto Rico, 132

3. Mexico, 128

4. Peru, 79

5. El Salvador, 74

6. Brazil, 68

7. Panama, 60

8. Ecuador, 47

9. Guatemala, 45

10. Argentina, 34

38 kg

Gold – Evan Restivo (United States)

Silver – Ronald Morales Garcia (Ecuador)

Bronze – Christhian Leiha Alor (Mexico)

Bronze – Duglas Urrutia Ramos (Guatemala)

5th – Emilio Lopez Davila (Mexico)

5th – Chase Millan (Puerto Rico)

7th – Dyron Belmo Romana (Panama)

8th – Adalberto Rosario Kuilan (Puerto Rico)

9th – Mario Alfaro Alfonso (El Salvador)

10th – Adrian Gonzalez Jimenez (Panama)

Gold – Evan Restivo (United States) tech. fall Ronald Morales Garcia (Ecuador), 10-0

Bronze – Christhian Leiha Alor (Mexico) dec. Emilio Lopez Davila (Mexico), 9-0

Bronze – Duglas Urrutia Ramos (Guatemala) fall Chase Millan (Puerto Rico), 1:01

41 kg

Gold – Keegan Bassett (United States)

Silver – Eydan Lezcano Castillo (Panama)

Bronze – Israel Amaro Garcia (Mexico)

Bronze – Joshua Gargias Sanchez (Mexico)

5th – Carlos Belmo Cortez (Panama)

5th – Melbin Hernandez Cruz (Panama)

7th – Gilbert Alba Castro (Panama)

8th – Maddox Millan (Puerto Rico)

Gold – Keegan Bassett (United States) fall Eydan Lezcano Castillo (Panama), 0:28

Bronze – Israel Amaro Garcia (Mexico) tech. fall Carlos Belmo Cortez (Panama), 12-2

Bronze – Joshua Gargias Sanchez (Mexico) forfeit Melbin Hernandez Cruz (El Salvador), 0:07

44 kg

Gold – Chase Karenbauer (United States)

Silver – Francesko Canayo Ipushima (Peru)

Bronze – Jorge Borges Da Silva (Brazil)

Bronze – Santiago Cortez Martinez (Mexico)

5th – Dylan Narvaez Camacho (Ecuador)

5th – Jesuan Morales Pacheco (Peru)

7th – Javier Mendoza Solis (Panama)

8th – Wilson Pinargote Barragan (Ecuador)

Gold – Chase Karenbauer (United States) tech. fall Francesko Canayo Ipushima (Peru), 10-0

Bronze – Jorge Borges Da Silva (Brazil) dec. Dylan Narvaez Camacho (Ecuador), 5-4

Bronze – Santiago Cortez Martinez (Mexico) dec. Jesuan Morales Pacheco (Peru), 9-0

48 kg

Gold – William Soto (Puerto Rico)

Silver – Noe Ochoa Olvera (Mexico)

Bronze – Mateo Gallegos (United States)

Bronze – Jan Franco Acho (Peru)

5th – Erick Ruano Caseros (Guatemala)

5th – Mikael Ramos Otero (Peru)

7th – Angel Valdez Obando (Guatemala)

8th – Jeremy Lopez Garcia (Honduras)

9th – Alvaro Miranda (Argentina)

10th – Fabian Sanchez Molina (Puerto Rico)

Gold – William Soto (Puerto Rico) tech. fall Noe Ochoa Olvera (Mexico), 13-2

Bronze – Mateo Gallegos (United States) fall Erick Ruano Caseros (Guatemala), 0:14

Bronze – Jan Franco Acho (Peru) dec. Mikael Ramos Otero (Peru), 5-1

52 kg

Gold – Reece Movahead (United States)

Silver – Oziel Herrera Mallqui (Peru)

Bronze – Franco Taboada Avalos (Peru)

Bronze – Santiago Chrisjohn (Argentina)

5th – Luis Agustin Arriaza (Guatemala)

5th – Cameron Haines (Panama)

7th – Tadeo Barron Medina (Mexico)

8th – Maximo Lopez Solis (Mexico)

9th – Jeriel Ramos Torres (Puerto Rico)

10th – Nataniel Carrion Berrios (Puerto Rico)

Gold – Reece Movahead (United States) fall Oziel Herrera Mallqui (Peru), 3:26

Bronze – Franco Taboada Avalos (Peru) tech. fall Luis Agustin Arriaza (Guatemala), 10-0

Bronze – Santiago Chrisjohn (Argentina) fall Cameron Haines (Panama), 2:36

57 kg

Gold – Thomas Banas (United States)

Silver – Dylan Fernandez (El Salvador)

Bronze – Luciano Estrada Martinez (Mexico)

Bronze – Lavozier Eadik Maruso (Brazil)

5th – Gerald Flores Campbell (Panama)

5th – Bruno Casas Ochoa (Peru)

7th – Santiago Murillo Becerra (Mexico)

8th – Kelvin Escorcia Bonilla (Nicaragua)

9th – Angel Valdez Palma (Guatemala)

10th – David Torrero Sanchez (Panama)

Gold – Thomas Banas (United States) tech. fall Dylan Fernandez (El Salvador), 11-0

Bronze – Luciano Estrada Martinez (Mexico) tech. fall Gerald Flores Campbell (Panama), 19-9

Bronze – Lavozier Eadik Maruso (Brazil) tech. fall Bruno Casas Ochoa (Peru), 11-0

62 kg

Gold – Jovani Solis (Puerto Rico)

Silver – David Maldonado Melendez (Puerto Rico)

Bronze – Justus Heeg (United States)

Bronze – Francisco Martinez Juarez (Mexico)

5th – Isaque De Sa Barbatto (Brazil)

5th – Valentino Godoy Corvalan (Chile)

7th – Cristofer Yanza Matute (Ecuador)

8th – Hizzandro Garcia Morales (Guatemala)

9th – Aaron Miranda Agurto (Peru)

10th – Wilber Marquez Romero (El Salvador)

Gold – Jovani Solis (Puerto Rico) tech. fall David Maldonado Melendez (Puerto Rico), 10-0

Bronze – Justus Heeg (United States) fall Isaque De Sa Barbatto (Brazil), 0:16

Bronze – Francisco Martinez Juarez (Mexico) forfeit Valentino Godoy Corvalan (Chile), 0:02

68 kg

Gold – Camryn Howard (United States)

Silver – Joab Carrillo Rodriguez (Puerto Rico)

Bronze – Stephen Castillo Alvarado (Mexico)

Bronze – Antonio Arguello Belcolore (El Salvador)

5th – Rodrigo Ayala Gonzales (Peru)

5th – Jenier Soto Pastrana (Puerto Rico)

7th – Arthur Da Cunha Esevao (Brazil)

8th – Adrian Riques Morales (Peru)

9th – Eikiel Saldana Guerra (Panama)

Gold – Camryn Howard (United States) dec. Joab Carrillo Rodriguez (Puerto Rico), 8-5

Bronze – Stephen Castillo Alvarado (Mexico) fall Rodrigo Ayala Gonzales (Peru), 0:19

Bronze – Antonio Arguello Belcolore (El Salvador) tech. fall Jenier Soto Pastrana (Puerto Rico), 13-3

75 kg

Gold – Mario Hutcherson (United States)

Silver – Layden Acevedo Cordero (Puerto Rico)

Bronze – Benjamin Casas Vaquel (Argentina)

4th – Alan Garcia Morales (Puerto Rico)

5th – Bruno Gonzalez Ramirez (Mexico)

6th – Jeremy Lanchimba Chavez (Ecuador)

7th – Jose Urias Hernandez (El Salvador)

Gold – Mario Hutcherson (United States) dec. Layden Acevedo Cordero (Puerto Rico), 7-0

Bronze – Benjamin Casas Vaquel (Argentina) dec. Alan Garcia Morales (Puerto Rico), 8-1

85 kg

Gold – Carson Langford (United States)

Silver – Allan De Sousa Beserra (Brazil)

Bronze – Leonel Rivas Guzman (El Salvador)

4th – Oscar Rivera Gonzalez (Puerto Rico)

5th – Yerik Cordero Ortiz (Puerto Rico)

Gold – Carson Langford (United States) tech. fall Allan De Sousa Beserra (Brazil), 12-0

Bronze – Leonel Rivas Guzman (El Salvador) tech. fall Oscar Rivera Gonzalez (Puerto Rico), 11-0

U.S. Men’s Freestyle Results

38 kg – Evan Restivo (State College, Pa./M2 Training Center), gold

WIN Dyron Belmo Romana (Panama), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Christhian Leiha Alor (Mexico), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Emilio Lopez Davila (Mexico), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Ronald Morales Garcia (Ecuador), tech. fall, 10-0

41 kg – Keegan Bassett (Windber, Pa./Young Guns WC), gold

WIN Israel Amaro Garcia (Mexico), fall, 1:14

WIN Carlos Belmo Cortez (Panama), fall, 0:21

WIN Eydan Lezcano Castillo (Panama), fall, 0:28

44 kg – Chase Karenbauer (Mercer, Pa./Bad Karma WC), gold

WIN Dylan Narvaez Camacho (Ecuador), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Jorge Borges Da Silva (Brazil), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Francesko Canayo Ipushima (Peru), tech. fall, 10-0

48 kg – Mateo Gallegos (Dubois, Pa./M2 Training Center), bronze

LOSS William Soto (Puerto Rico), tech. fall, 11-0

WIN Manuel Garcia Reasco (Ecuador), tech. fall, 11-0

WIN Erick Ruano Caseros (Guatemala), fall, 0:14

52 kg – Reece Movahead (Fairfax, Va./American Dream WC), gold

WIN Luis Agustin Arriaza (Guatemala), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Tadeo Barron Medina (Mexico), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Franco Taboada Avalos (Peru), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Oziel Herrera Mallqui (Peru), fall, 3:26

57 kg – Thomas Banas (Channahon, Ill./Illinois), gold

WIN Gerald Flores Campbell (Panama), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Angel Valdez Palma (Guatemala), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Luciano Estrada Martinez (Mexico), 4-3

WIN Dylan Fernandez (El Salvador), tech. fall, 11-0

62 kg – Justus Heeg (Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Pinnacle WC), bronze

WIN Chase Mina Moreira (Ecuador), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Guillermo Davila Cabello (Peru), tech. fall, 12-0

LOSS Jovani Solis (Puerto Rico), 6-4

WIN Isaque De Sa Barbatto (Brazil), fall, 0:16

68 kg – Camryn Howard (Bellport, N.Y./KD Training Center), gold

WIN Stephen Castillo Alvarado (Mexico), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Rodrigo Ayala Gonzales (Peru), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Joab Carrillo Rodriguez (Puerto Rico), 8-5

75 kg – Mario Hutcherson (Vandergrift, Pa./Young Guns WC), gold

WIN Jose Urias Hernandez (El Salvador), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Alan Garcia Morales (Puerto Rico), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Benjamin Casas Vaquel (Argentina), fall, 1:12

WIN Layden Acevedo Cordero (Puerto Rico), 7-0

85 kg – Carson Langford (Dallas, Ore./All-Phase WC), gold

WIN Yerik Cordero Ortiz (Puerto Rico), fall, 0:44

WIN Leonel Rivas Guzman (El Salvador), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Oscar Rivera Gonzalez (Puerto Rico), tech. fall, 10-0

WIN Allan De Sousa Beserra (Brazil), tech. fall, 12-0