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13 U.S. 2022 Senior World medalists to compete at Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 3-6

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

World champions Jordan Burroughs and Amit Elor of the USA at the 2022 World Championships
World champions Jordan Burroughs and Amit Elor of the USA at the 2022 World Championships. Photos by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors.


There will be 13 2022 Senior World medalists who have committed to compete in the 2023 Pan American Senior Championships in Bueons Aires, Argentina, May 3-6.


According to the 2023 Pan American Championships Team Selection procedures, 2022 Senior World medalists had until April 2 to declare their participation.


The remaining weight classes on the Pan American Senior Team will be determined at the 2023 U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., April 26-29. The U.S. Open champion at each of the remaining weight classes will be offered the berth on the Pan American Championships team.


The men’s freestyle team, which competes May 5-6, will feature seven 2022 Senior World medalists: World champions Kyle Dake (74 kg), Jordan Burroughs (79 kg), David Taylor (86 kg) and Kyle Snyder (97 kg) plus World silver medalists Thomas Gilman (57 kg), Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kg) and Zain Retherford (70 kg).


The men’s freestyle weight classes which will be determined at the U.S. Open are 61 kg, 92 kg and 125 kg.


The U.S. women’s Pan American team, which will compete May 4-5, has six 2022 World medalists on the roster: 2022 World champions Dom Parrish (53 kg) and Amit Elor (72 kg), World silver medalists Helen Maroulis (57 kg), and Kayla Miracle (62 kg) and World bronze medalists Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg) and Mallory Velte (65 kg)


The women’s freestyle weight classes which will be determined at the U.S. Open are 55 kg, 59 kg, 68 kg and 76 kg.


The United States did not win any medals at the 2022 Senior World Championships in Greco-Roman, meaning all 10 Pan American Championships team members will be determined at the U.S. Senior Open. The Greco-Roman competition at the Pan American Championships will be May 3-4.


The Pan American Championships will be followed on May 7-8 with the first UWW Beach World Series event. The United States will field a team of men and women to compete in the event. The U.S. roster will be announced soon.


The Senior Pan American Championships and the Beach World Series – Buenos Aires will be broadcast live by FloWrestling. Buenos Aires time is one hour ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone.

2023 PAN AMERICAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIIPS

At Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 3-6, 2023



U.S. roster, as of April 3, 2023



U.S. men’s freestyle roster


57kg: Thomas Gilman (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)

65kg: Yianni Diakomihalis (Titan Mercury WC/Spartan Combat RTC)

70kg: Zain Retherford (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)

74kg: Kyle Dake (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)

79kg: Jordan Burroughs (Sunkist Kids/Pennsylvania RTC)

86kg: David Taylor (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)

97kg: Kyle Snyder (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
To be determined at U.S. Open: 61 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg

U.S. women’s freestyle roster:

50kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (New York AC/USOPTC)

53kg: Dom Parrish (Sunkist Kids)

57kg: Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids)

62 kg: Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids)

65kg: Mallory Velte (Titan Mercury WC/Beaver Dam WC)

72kg: Amit Elor (Titan Mercury WC/NYC RTC)
To be determined at U.S. Open: 55 kg, 59 kg, 68 kg, 76 kg

U.S. Greco-Roman roster
To be determined at U.S. Open: 55 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 77 kg, 82 kg, 87 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg.

Event Schedule

(one hour ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone)


Wednesday, May 3

Greco-Roman 55 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg

10:00 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage

4:45 p.m. -Opening Ceremonies

6:00 p.m. – Medal matches

Thursday, May 4

Greco-Roman 77 kg, 82 kg, 87 kg

Women’s freestyle 55 kg, 59 kg, 65 kg, 72 kg

10:00 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage

6:00 p.m. – Medal matches

Friday, May 5

Women’s freestyle 50 kg, 53 kg, 57 kg, 62 kg, 68 kg, 76 kg

Men’s freestyle 79 kg, 92 kg

10:00 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage

6:00 p.m. – Medal matches

Saturday, May 6

Men’s freestyle 57 kg, 61 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg

10:00 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage

6:00 p.m. – Medal matches

Sunday May 7 and Monday, May 8

Beach World Series – Buenos Aires
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