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Pan Am Championships Begin Friday in Puerto Rico

Oct. 02, 2008, 12:31 p.m. (ET)

The 2008 Pan American Taekwondo Championships begin on Friday, Oct. 3, in Caguas, Puerto Rico and run through Sunday, Oct. 5.

The daily schedule for the 16-member U.S. team is below:

Friday, October 3
In Action...
-Male finweight Charles Smith, Jr. (Fort Washington, Md)
-Female finweight Alexis Martinez (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
-Male heavyweight Brett Schuschereba (Derry, N.H.)
-Female heavyweight Lauren Cahoon (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Saturday, October 4
In Action...
-Male flyweight James Howe II (San Ramon, Calif.)
-Female flyweight Charlotte Craig (Murrieta, Calif.)
-Male bantamweight Bernard Posey (Greensboro, N.C.)
-Female bantamweight Eleni Koutsilianos (Astoria, N.Y.)
-Male middleweight Jayson Grant (Worcester, Mass.)
-Female middleweight Dalia Avivi (Davie, Fla.)

Sunday, October 5
In Action...
-Male featherweight Steven Lin (Chatham, N.J.)
-Female featherweight Aziza Chambers (Springfield, Ohio)
-Male lightweight Tal Moriah (Houston, Texas)
-Female lightweight Whitney Daniel (Virginia Beach, Va.)
-Male welterweight Rudford Hamon (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
-Female welterweight Paige McPherson (Sturgis, S.D.)