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U.S. draws released for Pan American Championships in Acapulco, Mexico which begin Thursday

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Kyle Snyder (USA) competing at the 2020 Olympic Games.

ACAPULCO, Mexico – The draws for the 2022 Pan American Wrestling Championships have been conducted today in the three Olympic disciplines.

Competition begins Thursday with seven Greco-Roman weight classes, and runs through Sunday. All of the action is live on FloWrestling.

Team USA is loaded. The men’s freestyle team features Olympic champions Jordan Burroughs (79 kg) and Kyle Snyder (97 kg), plus World champions Burroughs, Snyder, Thomas Gilman (57 kg), Kyle Dake (74 kg) and J’den Cox, Olympic medalist Cox, and World medalists Gilman, Dake, Cox, Snyder and Daton Fix (61 kg) and Nick Gwiazdowski (125 kg).

The women’s team features Olympic medalist Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg), World champion Jacarra Winchester (55 kg) and World medalists Hildebrandt, Winchester, Kayla Miracle (62 kg) and Forrest Molinari (65 kg).

The Greco-Roman team is led by World Team members Sam Jones (63 kg), Pat Smith (72 kg) and RaVaughn Perkins (77 kg).

This event scores points towards the UWW Ranking Series, which sets seeds for the 2022 World Championships in Serbia.

Follow updates each day on, as well as on UWW website and FloWrestling.

at Acapulco, Mexico | May 5-8, 2022

U.S. men’s freestyle draws

57 kg: Thomas Gilman (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. winner of Brandon Escobar Amador (Honduras) and Enrique Herrera Huacre (Peru)
Escobar – 3rd in 2016 Pan Am Championships, 2012 Olympian
Herrera - 2nd 2021 Pan American Junior Games

61 kg: Daton Fix (Cowboy RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
Round robin
Joseph Silva (Puerto Rico) – no information
Pedro Flores Salazar (Mexico) – 2015 Pan American Cadet champion
Logan Sloan (Canada) – 3rd 2019 Canada Cup

65 kg: Joey McKenna (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. winner of Andre Quispe Fajardo (Chile) and Dom Martins Ferreira (Brazil)
Quispe – 5th 2013 Pan Am Championships
Martins – no information

70 kg: Zain Retherford (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
Group B opponents
Emmanuel Olapade (Canada)
Vinicius Da Silva Joacquim (Brazil) – 2nd 209 South American Championships

74 kg: Kyle Dake (Spartan Combat WC/Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. winner of Diego Sandoval Zarco (Mexico) and Enrique Perez Castellanos (Guatemala)
Sandoval – 2nd 2021 Pan American Junior Games, 2nd in 2019 Junior Pan Am Championships
Perez – 3rd in 2015, 2018 and 2021 Pan American Championships

79 kg: Jordan Burroughs (Pennsylvania RTC/Sunkist Kids)
Round robin
Samuel Barmish (Canada) – 3rd 2021 Pan Am Championships, 2nd 2017 Maccabiah Games
Miguel Ornelas Reynoso (Mexico) – 3rd 2018 Pan Am Junior Championships
Juan Sebastian Rivera Garcia (Colombia) – 5th 2021 Pan Am Championships
Victor Santos Acosta (Puerto Rico) – no information

86 kg: Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids)
Vs. winner of Christina Anguiano Flores (Mexico) and Taran Goring (Canada)
Anguiano – 3rd 2016 Pan Am Championships
Goring – no information

92 kg: J’den Cox (Michigan RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
Round robin
Jeremy Poirier (Canada) – 8th 2021 World Championships, 2nd 2021 Pan Am Championships
Gilberto Ayala Rodriguez (Venezuela) – 4th 2021 Pan Am Championships
Cristian Sanchez Hernandez (Mexico) – 2nd 216 Pan Am U15 Championships

97 kg: Kyle Snyder (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
Vs Winner of Ailton Brito Rocha (Brazil) and Luis Perez Sosa (Dominican Republic)
Brito – 2nd 2019 South American Championships

125 kg: Nick Gwiazdowski (Spartan Combat WC/Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. winner of Diego Almendras Rodriguez (Chile) and Charles Zachary Merrill (Puerto Rico)
Almendras – 2nd 2019 Pan Am Junior Championships

U.S. women’s freestyle draws

50 kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (USOPTC/New York AC)
Vs. winner of Shammika Miranda Diaz (Puerto Rico) and Margariata Gonzalez Grez (Chile)
Miranda – 2019 Pan Am U15 champion
Gonzalez – 5th 2017 South American Cadet Games

53 kg: Dom Parrish (Sunkist Kids)
Vs. winner of Karla Acosta Martinez (Mexico) and Lourdes Grenno Maune (Paraguay)
Acosta – 2nd 2018 Pan Am Junior Championships
Grenno – no information

55 kg: Jacarra Winchester (USOPTC/Cowboy RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
Group A opponents
Nadia Trujillano La Rosa (Peru) – 2017 Pan Am Junior champion
Lisily Lima Da Silva (Brazil) – no information

57 kg: Cameron Guerin (Titan Mercury WC)
Antonia Valdes Arria (Chile) – 5th in 2021 Pan American Junior Games

59 kg: Xochitl Mota-Pettis (USOPTC/Rise RTC)
Round robin
Ameyali Jessel Rojas (Mexico) – no information
Laurence Beauregard (Canada) – 2019 Pan American champion, 2018 World University champion

62 kg: Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids)
Vs. winner of Gloria Segura Febles (Dominican Republic) and Yolanda Cordero Vargas (Cuba)
Segura – 3rd 2021 Pan American Junior Games
Cordero – 2nd 2021 Pan American Junior Games, 2021 Pan American Junior champion

65 kg: Forrest Molinari (Sunkist Kids)
Round robin
Saidy Chavez Figueroa (Honduras) – 3rd 2016 Cerro Pelado (Cuba)
Atzimba Landaverde Moreno (Mexico) – 1st 2018 Pan Am Junior Championships
Miki Rowbottom (Canada) – 4th 2019 Canada Cup

68 kg: Alara Boyd (McKendree Bearcat WC)
Vs. Yessica Oviedo Perez (Dominican Republic) – 2nd in 2013, 2017 and 2021 Pan Am Championships,

72 kg: Skylar Grote (Beaver Dam RTC/New York AC)
Round robin
Brenda Aguiar Dos Santos (Brazil) – 3rd in 2021 Pan Am Championships, 4th 2020 Pan Am Championships
Maria Garcia Bautista (Mexico) – 3rd 2011 Central American & Caribbean Games
Taylor Follensbee (Canada) – 2nd 2018 World University Championships

76 kg: Dymond Guilford (USOPTC/Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. Ruthy Pinhal Dos Santos (Brazil) – 8th 2018 Pan Am Championships

U.S. Greco-Roman draws

55 kg: Brady Koontz (Ohio RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
Round Robin
Axel Salas Esquivel (Mexico) – 3rd 2018 Youth Olympic Games, 2017 and 2018 Pan Am Cadet champion
Gemerson Moura Dos Santos (Brazil) – 2nd 2017 South American Games
Brandon Escobar Amador (Honduras) -3rd 2018 Pan American Championships

60 kg: Randon Miranda (Rise RTC)
Vs. Emerson Felipe Ordonez (Guatemala) – 3rd 2021 Pan Am Championships

63 kg: Sam Jones (New York AC)
Vs. Jose Rodriguez Hernandez (Mexico) – no information

67 kg: Hayden Tuma (Suples WC)
Vs. Mauricio Lovera (Argentina) – 4th 2021 Pan American Championships

72 kg: Pat Smith (Minnesota Storm)
Round Robin
Cristian Mejia Tepen (Guatemala) – 3rd 2019 Pan American Junior Championships
Edsso Olmos Gutierrez (Mexico)
Horacio Miranda (Argentina) – 5th 2019 South American Championships
Angel Cortes Bonilla (Panama) – no information

77 kg: RaVaughn Perkins (USOPTC/New York AC)
Jerome Hoyte (Barbados) – 9th 2017 Pan Am Championships

82 kg: Tyler Cunningham
Group B opponents
Brayden Ambo (Canada) – 6th 2020 Pan Am Championships, 2nd 2018 Canada Cup
Nestor Tafur Barrios (Colombia) – no Greco-Roman achievements, 2nd 2021 Pan Ams in freestyle

87 kg: Richard Carlson (Minnesota Storm)
Vs. Carlos Munoz Jaramillo (Colombia) – 2nd 2020 Pan Am Championships, 2016 Olympian

97 kg: Nick Boykin (Sunkist Kids/Ohio RTC)
Vs. Luis Rivera Alvarado (Mexico) – 5th 2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament

130 kg: Tanner Farmer (New York AC)
Vs. Oscar Pino Hinds (Cuba) – 2019 World silver medalist, 2017 and 2018 World bronze medalist


Thursday, May 5
10 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (GR 55, 60, 63, 67, 72, 97, 130 kg)
4: 30 p.m. – Opening ceremony
5 p.m. – Medal matches (GR 55, 60, 63, 67, 72, 97, 130 kg)

Friday, May 6
10 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (GR 77, 82, 87; WFS 55, 59, 65, 72 kg)
5 p.m. – Medal matches (GR 77, 82, 87; WFS 55, 59, 65, 72 kg)

Saturday, May 7
10 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (WFS 50, 53, 57, 62, 62, 68, 76; MFS 79, 92 kg)
5 p.m. – Medal matches (WFS 50, 53, 57, 62, 62, 68, 76; MFS 79, 92 kg)

Sunday, May 8
10 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (MFS 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, 86, 97, 125 kg)
5 p.m. – Medal matches (MFS 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, 86, 97, 125 kg)
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