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Apr 29 U.S team set for FILA Cadet Pan American Championships in Recife, Brazil, May 2-4

By Chris Casper | April 29, 2014, 5:48 p.m. (ET)
Photo of 2013 Cadet World bronze medalist Cade Olivas of California by T.R. Foley.

The U.S. will send a competitive team in the three Olympic styles to compete at the FILA Cadet Pan American Championships in Recife, Brazil, May 2-4. FILA Cadets are athletes who are 15-17 years old.

Athletes in the men’s team will compete in both freestyle and Greco-Roman at the competition.

The men’s team will feature 2013 Cadet World Greco-Roman bronze medalist Cade Olivas of California at 46 kg. Another 2013 Cadet World Team member, Taylor LaMont of Utah, will compete at 63 kg. He also was a Cadet National freestyle champion last summer.

Also competing at 69 kg is Mason Manville of New Jersey, a 2014 FILA Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion and a 2013 Cadet Nationals double champion.

Kaden Gfeller of Oklahoma, who is wrestling at 50 kg, was a 2013 FILA Cadet Pan American champion in Greco-Roman and a 2013 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion. Another Oklahoma star, Daton Fix at 54 kg, was a double champion at the 2013 FILA Cadet Pan American Championships and was a 2013 Cadet Triple Crown winner.

On the women’s team, 2013 FILA Cadet World Team member Sariyah Jones of California will wrestle at 49 kg. Another California star, Gabriella Garcia at 52 kg, was a Cadet Nationals runner-up last year.

2013 FILA Cadet Pan American silver medalist Jessika Rottier of Wisconsin, who was a Cadet Nationals runner-up last year, will wrestle at 65 kg. Also representing the USA in Recife at 56 kg is Maya Nelson of Colorado, a 2013 Junior Nationals and Cadet Nationals champion.

The Cadet Pan American Championships will serve as a Pan American qualifier for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games that are held in Nanjing, China August 25-27.

At the Youth Olympic Games, each country may enter a maximum of one athlete in each style.

The Cadet Pan American Championships will qualify the weight classes in which the United States can enter an athlete at the Youth Olympic Games. The individual athletes competing for the USA in Recife do not qualify themselves, they only qualify our nation for the Youth Olympic Games.

The FILA Cadet Nationals for men in Akron, Ohio May 22-25 and the Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals in Irving, Texas May 16-18 will be used as the qualifier for the individual athletes for the United States team at the Youth Olympic Games.

After these two events, the USA will only be permitted to send one athlete in each style for a maximum delegation size of three athletes. An approved set of criteria has been established to determine which American athlete in each style will compete in the Youth Olympics in China.

CADET PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Recife, Brazil, May 2-4

Schedule

Friday May, 2

10:00 AM - Qualification rounds and repechage GR
7:00 PM - Opening Ceremony
7:30 PM - Finals GR (All Categories)

Saturday May, 3

10:00 AM - Qualification rounds and repechage FW
6:30 PM - Finals FW (All Categories)

Sunday May, 4
10:00 AM - Qualifications rounds and repechage FS
6:30 PM - Finals FS (All Categories)

U.S. Men’s Freestyle Roster:
42 kg: Cody Phippen (Basehor, Kan.)
46 kg: Cade Olivas (Fontana, Calif.)
50 kg: Kaden Gfeller (Jones, Okla.)
54 kg: Daton Fix (Sand Springs, Okla.)
58 kg: Nick Lee (Evansville, Ind.)
63 kg: Taylor LaMont (Mapleton, Utah.)
69 kg: Mason Manville (Blairstown, N.J.)
76 kg: Spencer Heywood (Heber City, Utah.)
85 kg: Tyler Johnson (Oswego, Ill)
100 kg: Michael Smith Jr. (Mt
Coach: Travis Paulson (Ames, IA)

U.S. Greco-Roman roster:
42 kg: Cody Phippen (Basehor, Kan.)
46 kg: Cade Olivas (Fontana, Calif)
50 kg: Kaden Gfeller (Jones, Okla.)
54 kg: Daton Fix (Sand Springs, Okla.)
58 kg: Nick Lee (Evansville, Ind.)
63 kg: Taylor LaMont (Mapleton, Utah.)
69 kg: Mason Manville (Blairstown, N.J.)
76 kg: Spencer Heywood (Heber City, Utah.)
85 kg: Tyler Johnson (Oswego, Ill)
100 kg: Michael Smith Jr. (Mt. Airy,M.D.)
Coach: Danny Struck (Jeffersonville, Ind.)

U.S. Women’s Freestyle roster:
40 kg: Ronnie Green (Bronx, N.Y.)
43 kg: Hailey Cox (Mapleton, Utah.)
46 kg: Jennifer Juarez (Queens, N.Y.)
49 kg: Sariyah Jones (Modesto, Calif)
52 kg: Gabby Garcia (Merced, Calif.)
56 kg: Maya Nelson (Denver, Colo.)
60 kg: Arian Carpio (Federal Way, Wash.)
65 kg: Jessika Rottier (Little Suamico, Wis.)
70 kg: Alana Quackenbush (Lake Mills, Wis.)
Coach: Erin Tomeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Coach: Matt Oney (Honolulu, HI)
Coach: Israel Silva (Brookings, S.D.)
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