Pan American Cadet and Junior Championships Results

July 09, 2018, 7:26 p.m. (ET)

Pan American Cadet and Junior Championships Results

Team USA was in Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, Argentina for the 2018 Cadet and Junior Pan American Championships. The tournament took place on Friday, July 6th for the Cadets and Saturday, July 7th for the Juniors. The Team, which consisted of 16 athletes, looked to improve on their second place overall finish from last year in Cancun, Mexico.

This important tournament is an IJF World Ranking event in both the Cadet and IJF Junior age categories. It will help decide the seeding for the 2018 Junior World Championships, which take place October 17th - 21st in Nassau, Bahamas. More than 15 countries and 300 athletes competed in Argentina last weekend.

Cadet Championships Results

Males:

Telman Yegiazaryan (-60kg) won his first fight in just 7 seconds by ippon over Sebastian De Los Santos of Uruguay, but fell in his second fight by ippon to Byron Guillen of Ecuador. He won his 3rd fight in Repechage by ippon against Israel Cruzalta of Mexico in just 14 seconds! He would win his final fight against Erik Vandersanden of Canada by ippon in just 7 seconds to earn a Bronze medal. His three victories lasted a total of 28 seconds!

Michael Mutz (-81kg) lost his first fight against Martin Penchev of Canada by ippon and faced Javier Saavedra Bobadilla of Peru in Repechage and lost by ippon to earn 7th place.

Tegan Yuasa (-50kg) lost his first fight in 4:00 minutes to Renny Duran of Venezuela. He would then lose his second fight in Repechage against Luca Ridao of Argentina by ippon.

Max Antoniou (-55kg) lost his first match in just over 3 minutes by ippon to Ecuador’s Kleber Bonilla.

Isaiah Ramirez (-60kg) lost his first fight by ippon to Joao Santos of Brazil and would lose his second fight to Willis Garcia of Venezuela in Repechage.

Gabriel Bernal (-66kg) lost his first fight to Luis Perez of Venezuela by ippon. He lost his second fight in Repechage against Igor Machado E Silva of Brazil by ippon.

Females:

Noran Elmahroukey (-48kg) won her first fight against Genesis Rendon of Ecuador by ippon in just over 2 minutes to win her pool. She continued on to beat Noemi Orneta Huayhuameza of Peru in the semifinal and won against Alexia Nascimento of Brazil in the final to earn a Gold medal. The match went nearly 3 minutes into golden score before Noran was able to score the decisive point. It continued a string of solid performances by Elmahroukey, including qualifying for the 2018 Junior World Team by winning the Gold Medal at the recent USA Judo Junior Olympics.

“I’m very happy that I was able to beat a tough and talented opponent from Brazil in the final. It’s something very special to be on top of the medal stand and hear your country’s national anthem being played. It gives me even more motivation moving forward to keep training and striving to reach my full potential as a judoka,” said an insightful Elmahroukey.

Marisol Torro (-52kg) won her first fight to Camila Calderon of Chile. After losing her second fight to NatAlia Oliveira of Brazil, she won her next fight in Repechage to Sarah Maloum of Canada and won again against Ludmila Pisciotto of Argentina by ippon. In her final match she would face Kiara Miranda Arango of Peru and win to earn a Bronze medal.

Natalija Stanojevic (+70kg) recovered from an early loss to Amarantha Urdaneta of Venezuela to defeat Yumiko Tanabe of Peru by ippon to earn a Bronze medal.

Anat Tsyrlin (-44kg) won her first fight by ippon against Kimiko Kamstra of Canada to win her pool. In the semifinal, she lost to Mikaela Rojas of Argentina by ippon. She then lost to Doris Lopez of Ecuador to earn her 5th place finish.

Alexa Silao (-48kg) lost her first fight to Tami Goto of Canada by ippon and in Repechage lost to Nemesis Candelo of Panama by ippon as well, securing her 7th place finish.

Junior Championships Results

Males:

Adrian Bernal (-81kg) won his first two fights, both by ippon to Federico Burgos of Uruguay and Henrick Cuarez of Venezuela. In the semifinal, Bernal lost by ippon to Luanh Rodrigues of Brazil who would take home Gold, but was victorious in his last fight against Martin Penchev of Canada to earn a Bronze medal. Adrian’s ne waza was especially dynamic, as he won multiple matches on the ground.

Zachery Nemec (+100kg) lost his first fight in the preliminary round to Francisco Solis of Chile by ippon, but he won his second fight against Wilson Elliot of Canada to earn a Bronze medal. Nemec, a Division 1 wrestler at the University of Michigan, showed a great deal athleticism and promise.

Jeffrey Stout (-90kg) won his first fight against Jackson Minnick of Canada by ippon in just 40 seconds to win his pool. He lost his second fight in the semifinals to Francisco Balanta of Columbia. In the fight for third place, he fell to Ian Ryder of Canada to earn a 5th place finish.

Michael Mutz (-81kg) lost his first fight in the preliminary round to Carlos Paez of Venezuela by ippon, but came back to win his second fight in Repechage against Sebastian Cardona of Bolivia by ippon. In his third fight he faced Martin Penchev or Canada and lost by ippon to earn a 7th place finish.

Max Antoniou (-55kg) lost his first fight of the day to Bryan Garboa of Ecuador and in Repechage lost by ippon to Jose Carlos Narvaez of Peru to earn a 7th place finish.

Telman Yegiazaryan (-60kg) won his first fight of the preliminary round by ippon over Amarilla Orosi of Uruguay. He lost his second fight of the preliminary round to Ivan Salas of Venezuela in just less than one minute. In Repechage, he faced Tomas Couzo Aspitia of Argentina and lost by ippon to earn a 7th place finish.

Isaiah Ramirez (-60kg) lost his first fight in the preliminary round to Carlos Maldonado of Argentina in a fight that lasted over 7 minutes long. In Repechage, he lost to Omar Huamantinco Gutierrez of Peru.

Devin Leggett (-73kg) lost his first fight in the preliminary round to Keagan Young of Canada by ippon. In Repechage, he lost to Arkangel Barboza of Columbia by ippon as well.

Females:

Natalija Stanojevic (+78kg) won her first two preliminary fights both by full point against Nathaly Calderon of Ecuador and Martina Ramirez of Argentina. She would lose in the final to Luiza Cruz of Brazil to earn a Silver medal. “For my first Jr Pan American Championships, I’m satisfied with my performance. Getting on the podium both days is something I can build on over the next few months, as I prepare for the Junior World Championships in the Bahamas,” explained Stanojevic.

Katherinne Lieby (-57kg) lost her first fight to Karla Valencia of Ecuador, but would win her second fight against Tamara Garcia of Uruguay by ippon. In Repechage she won by ippon over Brisa Gomez of Argentina. She would again be successful in her last fight against Jady Cabezo of Venezuela to earn a Bronze medal, taking home a medal for the second consecutive year.

Noran Elmahroukey (-48kg) won her first preliminary fight against Tami Goto of Canada by ippon. In the semifinal, she lost to Laura Ferreira of Brazil, but was victorious in her next fight over Agustina Lahiton of Argentina to earn a Bronze medal and second medal of the tournament.

Anat Tsyrlin (-44kg) lost her first fight in the preliminary round to Maria Gimenez of Venezuela. In the fight for 3rd place, she faced Amazna Arraes and lost by ippon to earn a 5th place finish.

Alexa Silao (-48kg) won her first fight by ippon over Bujhamer Karen of Argentina. She lost her second fight by ippon to Daniela Restrepo of Columbia. In Repechage, she lost to Agustina Lahiton of Argentina to earn a 7th place finish.

Marisol Torro (-52kg) lost her first match in the preliminary round to Nicol Colmenares in Golden Score.

 

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