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Three U.S. athletes to compete in 2023 Pan American U17 Beach Championships in Mexico City, June 25

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Kane Foley (NC) competing at the U.S. Beach Nationals, plus the 2023 U17 Pan American Championships logo
Kane Foley competing in the U.S. Beach National Championships. Photo courtesy of North Carolina USA Wrestling.


A team of three U17 athletes from North Carolina will represent the USA at the Pan American U17 Beach Championships set for Mexico City, Mexico, on Sunday, June 25.


All three have been active in Beach Wrestling on the local and national level, and plan to compete this summer at the U17 Beach World Championships.


Two 2023 U17 National champion women’s wrestlers are entered, Kennedie Snow at 60 kg and Lilly Reese at 70 kg.


Snow was a 2023 U17 Beach Nationals champion at 60 kg and 2023 16U Beach Nationals champion at 134 pounds. She was a three-time medalist at the 2023 Southeast Regionals, winning Regional titles in freestyle and folkstyle and placing second in Greco-Roman. She was Outstanding Wrestler at the Southeast Regionals. Snow is also a member of the North Carolina National Teams.


Reese was a 2023 U17 Beach Nationals champion at 70 kg. She was a two-time 16U medalist at the 2023 Southeast Regionals, placing second in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman. She was also a member of the North Carolina National Duals team.


Competing in the men’s division at the Pan American Championships is Kane Foley at 70 kg. Foley was a 2022 16U Beach Nationals champion at 169 lbs. and was a 2023 U17 Beach Nationals runner-up at 80 kg. Foley competed in the 2022 U17 Beach World Championships.


The competition will be held on Sunday, with session times of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Local time in Mexico City is the same as U.S. Mountain Time Zone.

PAN AMERICAN U17 BEACH CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Mexico City, Mexico, June 25



U.S. U17 men’s Beach roster


70 kg - Kane Foley, New Bern, N.C. (Wrestling Warehouse WC)

U.S. U17 women’s Beach roster

60 kg - Kennedie Snow, Havelock, N.C. (Havelock WC)

70 kg - Lilly Reese, Asheville, N.C. (Baynard Trained WC)


Coach - Cheryl Baynard, Naples, N.C.

Coach – Randall Baynard, Naples, N.C.

Event Schedule (local time is same as U.S. Mountain Time Zone)
Sunday, June 25

10:00 a.m. – Qualification Rounds

5:00 p.m. - Finals
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