Finals series and last round robin bouts set for Greco-Roman and five girls weights at U15 Pan American Team Trials
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
Hudson Loges of Nebraska lifts Michael Romero of California in the 48 kg semifinals at the U15 Pan American Team Trials. Photo by Greg Kaup.
BOYS TOWN, Neb. – The first session has completed at the U15 Pan American Team Trials at Boys Town High School on Friday morning. All 10 weight classes for the boys Greco-Roman competition are held today, as well as the first five girls weight classes.
The semifinals have been held in the weight classes which are contested in brackets, and the round-robins have begun in the other weight classes.
Note: The schedule has changed, with the finals and medal matches now at 1:00 p.m. CT
At 38 kg, Liam Collins of Minnesota, winner of the 14U Nationals and U15 Nationals in Greco-Roman this year will battle Cruzer Dominguez of Nebraska, a 14U Greco-Roman champion, in the finals series.
The 41 kg finals series features Daniel Green of Montana, a 14U Greco-Roman champion, against Jensen Boyd of Indiana, Boyd upset 16U Nationals champion Caleb Noble of Wisconsin in the semifinals, 12-7.
Lincoln Sledzianowski of Florida, who won U15 and 16U National titles this year, has reached the 48 kg finals series, where he battles Hudson Loges of Nebraska. Loges pinned U15 Nationals champion Michael Romero of California in the semifinals in 3:33. Sledzianowski edged 14U Nationals champion Will Detar of Pennsylvania in the semifinals, 2-0.
Thomas Verrette of Colorado, who won U15 and 16U national Greco-Roman titles this year, will battle Jacob Herm of Wisconsin in the 57 kg finals series.
In the 62 kg finals series, U15 National champion Blue Stiffler of South Carolina will battle Nolan Fellers of Iowa for the title.
The 68 kg Championship Series features Christopher Acuna of Montana and Mikel David Uyemura of California. Acuna scored an 8-0 technical fall over U15 National champion Owen McMullen of Pennsylvania in the semifinals.
At 75 kg, U15 National champion Terrell McFarland of Pennsylvania and Miguel Rojas of Indiana are set for the championship series,
There are round robins at 52 kg and 85 kg. We will report the final results in the second session wrap.
Henry Aslikyan of California won the 44 kg title uncontested. Aslikyan was second at the 2022 U15 Nationals in freestyle at 41 kg.
Girls Freestyle update
The best-of-three championship finals has been determined at 39 kg, U15 National champion Jaclyn Bouzakis of Florida will battle Abigail Mendoza of Texas in the best-of-three series.
Two weight classes in which are three-athlete round robins have already started their championship series, after the completion of the round robin this morning.
to none. Turner, who won 14U and U15 national titles this year, beat Breeden by technical fall in the round robin, with the second bout set for the second session.
In the 46 kg round robin, Ysabelle Ocampo of Indiana and Sandy Breeden of Missouri have reached the best-of-three championship finals. Ocampo defeated Breeden by fall during the round robin, so she leads the best-of-three series, one match to none. Round two will be held at 1:00 p.m. In the roundrobin, all three athletes had 1-1 records, so the pool placement was determined by criteria.
Brynn Engel of Wisconsin, who won 14U and U15 National titles earlier this year, claimed the 33 kg weight class for girls uncontested. There were no entries in the 36 kg weight class for girls.
U15 PAN AMERICAN TEAM TRIALS
At Boys Town, Neb., August 5, 2022
Girls freestyle Championship Series pairings
33 kg – Brynn Engel (WI), champion
39 kg - Abigail Mendoza (TX) vs. Jaclyn Bouzakis (FL)
42 kg - Morgan Turner (IL) leads Lilly Breeden (MO), one match to none
Bout One – Turner tech fall Breeden, 10-0
Bout Two – at 1:00 p.m. session
46 kg - Ysabelle Ocampo (IN) leads Sandy Breeden (MO), one match to none
Bout One – Ocampo pin Breeden, 2:54
Bout Two – at 1:00 p.m. session
Greco-Roman Championship Series pairings
38 kg - Liam Collins (MN) vs. Cruzer Dominguez (NE)
41 kg - Jensen Boyd (IN) vs. Daniel Green (MT)
44 kg - Henry Aslikyan (CA), champion uncontested
48 kg - Hudson Loges (NE) vs. Lincoln Sledzianowski (FL)
57 kg - Thomas Verrette (CO) vs. Jacob Herm (WI)
62 kg - Nolan Fellers (IA) vs. Blue Stiffler (SC)
68 kg - Christopher Acuna (MT) vs. Mikel David Uyemura (CA)
75 kg - Terrell McFarland (PA) vs. Miguel Rojas (IN)
Girls freestyle semifinal results
Abigail Mendoza (TX) won by decision over Dilynn Albrecht (WI) Dec 6-0
Jaclyn Bouzakis (FL) won by fall over Katie Biscoglia (IA) Fall 1:28
Greco-Roman semifinal results
Liam Collins (MN) won by fall over Samuel Sanchez (CA) Fall 1:28
Cruzer Dominguez (NE) won by decision over Tristan Pino (CO) Dec 7-6
Jensen Boyd (IN) won by decision over Caleb Noble (WI) Dec 12-7
Daniel Green (MT) won by tech fall over Brighton Karvoski (CT) TF 8-0
Hudson Loges (NE) won by fall over Michael Romero (CA) Fall 3:33
Lincoln Sledzianowski (FL) won by decision over Will Detar (PA) Dec 2-0
Thomas Verrette (CO) won by tech fall over Ned Kauffman (PA) TF 8-0
Jacob Herm (WI) won by decision over Jesse Grajeda (CA) Dec 9-9
Nolan Fellers (IA) won by decision over Nathaniel Askew (GA) Dec 3-1
Blue Stiffler (SC) won by tech fall over Zack Aquila (OH) TF 11-2
Christopher Acuna (MT) won by tech fall over Owen McMullen (PA) TF 8-0
Mikel David Uyemura (CA) won by decision over Liam Fox (WY) Dec 10-7
Terrell McFarland (PA) won by tech fall over Daniel Patrick (OR) TF 8-0
Miguel Rojas (IN) won by decision over Isai Fernandez (CA) Dec 7-2
Girls freestyle round robins
1st Place - Morgan Turner of IL
2nd Place - Lilly Breeden of MO
3rd Place - Angelica Serratos of CA
Lilly Breeden (MO) won by decision over Angelica Serratos (CA) (Dec 11-5)
Morgan Turner (IL) won by tech fall over Lilly Breeden (MO) (TF 10-0)
Morgan Turner (IL) won by tech fall over Angelica Serratos (CA) (TF 10-0)
Note: Turner and Breeden will continue in the best-of-three championship series
1st Place - Ysabelle Ocampo of IN
2nd Place - Sandy Breeden of MO
3rd Place - Madison Nieuwenhuis of MI
Madison Nieuwenhuis (MI) won by decision over Ysabelle Ocampo (IN) (Dec 2-1,2-1)
Ysabelle Ocampo (IN) won by fall over Sandy Breeden (MO) (Fall 2:54)
Sandy Breeden (MO) won by decision over Madison Nieuwenhuis (MI) (Dec 4-0)
Note: Ocampo and Breeden will continue in the best-of-three championship series
Greco-Roman round robins
Round 1 - Josiah Boyden (GA) won by decision over Declan Koch (WI) (Dec 9-4)
Round 2 - Declan Koch (WI) won by decision over Matthew Orbeta (CA) (Dec 7-5)
Round 3 – at 1:00 p.m. session
Round 1 - Dreshaun Ross (IA) won by tech fall over Adonis Bonar Ii (NE) (TF 8-0)
Round 2 – at 1:00 p.m. session