Two more gold two more silver and two more bronze for USA Judo's Team at the Infantile Panams

By Ernest Pund | Nov. 25, 2012, 12:29 a.m. (ET)
A young team of fighters today added to the take of USA Judo's team at the benchmark Infantile Pan American Championships in Mexico City.

The team took two more gold, two more silver and two more bronze, bringing to four gold among 20 medals total that the team of nearly 30 rocketing juniors has won over the weekend tournament.

Climbing the podium today were:


36 kg Benjamine Prado 1st
40 kg Yoshiki Castillo 3rd
64 kg Eric Oshima 2nd
+64 kg Nicholas Pavlov 5th


40 kg Kelly Knauf 3rd
44 kg Jenna Enoka 2nd
48 kg Gabriela Prado 3rd
64 kg Nefeli Papadakis 1st

This was the second day of Infantil Pan American Championships, a key stepping stone for the ambitious young judo fighters. Taking medals yesterday were:

28kg Michael Bigler 7th
31kg Evan Chung 5th
34kg Sergio Aguilar 1st
38kg Charles Roche 3rd
42kg Jaackson Butler 3rd
47kg Daniel Shleyger 3rd
52kg Corbin Balitactac 3rd
+52kg Daniel Pavlov 2nd


31kg Cathlin Green 2nd
34kg Victoria Goncalves 3rd
38kg Giovanna Prado 1st
42kg Elizabeth Wright 3rd
47kg Marissa Gallegos 2nd
52kg Mia Liu 2nd
+52 kg Akiko Balitactac 3rd