Black, Grote win golds as U.S. gets seven women’s medals at Junior Pan Ams in CanadaMISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada - The United States won seven medals, including two golds, at the Junior Pan American Women’s Championships on Saturday.
Individual champions for the United States were Megan Black of Batavia, Iowa at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Skylar Grote of Newton, N.J. at 67 kg/147.5 lbs.
Black, who attends King University, went 2-0 beatingAmber Lynn Maschke of Canada, 12-0 and Martha Vanessa Olivares of Peru, 8-8.
Grote, who attends at Blair Academy in New Jersey, won all three of her bouts, stopping Lorena Claire Ellis of Canada, 9-7, Leonela Aleyda Ayovi of Ecuador, 8-2 and Nora Flores of Peru, 4-2.
Winning silver medals for Team USA were Regina Doi of Kingsburg, Calif. at 44 kg/97 lbs., Amy Hou of Rome, Ga. at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. , Sierra Blasone of Sussex, N.J. at 51 kg/112.25 lbs. and Gabrielle Weyhrich of Fremont, Neb. at 59 kg/130 lbs.
Doi, a graduated high school senior, will attend King University. Hou is a U.S. Olympic Training Center resident who attends UCCS. Blasone attends Sparta High School in New Jersey. Weyhrich wrestles for McKendree University.
Winning a bronze medal was Jamestown University’s Mary Westman of Cattaraugus, N.Y. at 72 kg/158.5 lbs.
Coaching the USA team were Seiko Nagashima of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Lauren Lamb of Farmington, N.Y.
“The girls wrestled tough with a lot of passion and heart. We are proud of their performance,” said Lamb
JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN GRECO-ROMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, June 28
Women’s freestyle results
44 kg/97 lbs.
Gold - Jahaira Tatiana Cedeno (Ecuador)
Silver - Regina Doi (USA)
Bronze Augusta Mariel Eve (Canada)
4th - Angela Lucero Toribio (Peru)
48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Gold - Jacqueline Del Rocio Mollocana (Ecuador)
Silver - Amy Hou (USA)
Bronze - Vicmarie Requena (Puerto Rico)
4th - Annie Elspeth Monteith (Canada)
5th - Evelin del Carmen Sosa (Argentina)
51 kg/112.25 lbs.
Gold - Cara Gail Nania (Canada)
Silver - Sierra Blasone (USA)
55 kg/121 lbs.
Gold - Megan Black (USA)
Silver - Martha Vanessa Olivares (Peru)
Bronze - Amber Lynn Maschke (Canada)
59 kg/130 lbs.
Gold - Braxton Stone (Canada)
Silver - Gabrielle Weyhrich (USA)
Bronze - Paula Sanchez (Ecuador)
4th - Caroline Silva (Brazil)
63 kg/138.75 lbs.
Gold - Temitope Lydia Ogunjimi (Canada)
Silver - Jessica Gloria Olivares (Peru)
Bronze -Josselyn Tatiana Portillo (El Salvador), 4-7
4th - Olivia Seppinni (USA)
67 kg/147.5 lbs.
Gold - Skylar Grote (USA)
Silver - Lorena Claire Ellis (Canada)
Bronze - Leonela Aleyda Ayovi (Ecuador)
4th - Nora Flores (Peru)
72 kg/158.5 lbs.
Gold - Andrea Olaya (Colombia)
Silver - Gracelynn Doogan (Canada)
Bronze – Mary Westman (USA)
U.S. women’s freestyle performances
44 kg/97 lbs. – Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif., 2nd
WIN Augusta Mariel Eve (Canada), pin
LOSS Jahaira Tatiana Cedeno (Ecuador), 1-9
WIN Angela Lucero Toribio (Peru), pin
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Amy Hou, Rome, Ga., 2nd
WIN Annie Elspeth Monteith (Canada), 6-2
WIN Vicmarie Requena (Puerto Rico), 6-3
WIN Evelin del Carmen Sosa (Argentina), 15-4
LOSS Jacqueline Del Rocio Mollocana (Ecuador), 1-6
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Sierra Blasone, Sussex, N.J., 2nd
LOSS Cara Gail Nania (Canada), tech. fall 0-10
55 kg/121 lbs. – Megan Black, Batavia, Iowa, 1st
WIN Amber Lynn Maschke (Canada), 12-0
WIN Martha Vanessa Olivares (Peru), 8-8
59 kg/130 lbs. – Gabrielle Weyhrich, Fremont, Neb., 2nd
LOSS Braxton Stone (Canada), 0-11
WIN Caroline Silva (Brazil), 10-4
WIN Paula Sanchez (Ecuador), inj.
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Olivia Seppinni, Sacramento, Calif., 4th
LOSS Jessica Gloria Olivares (Peru), 2-7
LOSS Josselyn Tatiana Portillo (El Salvador), 4-7
LOSS Temitope Lydia Ogunjimi (Canada), 0-10
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Skylar Grote, Newton, N.J., 1st
WIN Lorena Claire Ellis (Canada), 9-7
WIN Leonela Aleyda Ayovi (Ecuador), 8-2
WIN Nora Flores (Peru), 4-2
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Mary Westman, Cattaraugus, N.Y., 3rd
LOSS Gracelynn Doogan (Canada)
LOSS Andrea Olaya (Colombia), 0-11