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USA Judo Announces the 2018 Cadet and Junior Pan American Team

May 31, 2018, 4:37 p.m. (ET)

 

USA Judo is excited to announce the 2018 Cadet and Junior Pan American Team that will compete in Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba, Argentina on July 6th - 8th, at the Cadet and Junior Pan American Championships.

The Team, which consists of 37 athletes, looks to improve on their second place overall finish from last year in Cancun, Mexico.

The group includes defending 57kg Junior Pan American Champion, Katherinne Lieby, and 6 athletes who will compete on both the Cadet and IJF Jr Team - 52kg Marisol Torro, 57kg Tasha Cancela, 63kg Sara Golden, +70kg Natalija Stanojevic, 55kg Jacob More and 55kg Max Antoniou. There will also be 7 players returning from last year’s team: - 52kg Marisol Torro, 63kg Sara Golden, 81kg Michael Mutz, 70kg Mia Liu, 52kg Giovanna Prado, 57kg Katherinne Lieby and 90kg Nicholas Pavlov.

This important tournament is an IJF World Ranking event in both the Cadet and IJF Jr age categories. It will help decide the seeding for the 2018 Junior World Championships, which take place October 17th - 21st in Nassau, Bahamas.

The team will be led by Head Coach, Brett Wolf (Menomonee Judo Club, Chicago, IL), and Assistant Coach/Manager, Bert Mackey (Budokan Dojo, Seattle, WA).

“I’m very excited to be able to coach this particular team. We have a great mix of experienced veterans and some very talented newcomers. Our goal is to gain some valuable experience and continue building the momentum that we’ve seen over the last year or two.”, explained Wolf.

Here is a complete roster for the Team:

Cadet Pan American Team:
Females -
44kg Anat Tsyrlin
48kg Noran Elmahroukey
52kg Marisol Torro
57kg Tasha Cancela
63kg Sara Golden
70kg Laura May Caliniya
+70kg Natalija Stanojevic
Wild Cards:
63kg Taylor Peercy
70kg Julia Simonyan

Males -
50kg Tegan Yuasa
55kg Jacob More
60kg Telman Yegiazaryan
66kg Gabriel Bernal
73kg Sandro Chaladze
81kg Michael Mutz
90kg Rian Russo
Wild Cards:
55kg Max Antoniou
60kg Isaiah Ramirez

Junior Pan American Team:
Females -
48kg Alexa Silao
52kg Marisol Torro
57kg Tasha Cancela
63kg Sara Golden
70kg Mia Liu
78kg Kaelin O’Sullivan
+78kg Natalija Stanojevic
Wild Cards:
52kg Giovanna Prado
57kg Katherinne Lieby

Males -
55kg Jacob More
60kg David Agoglia
66kg Ryan Vargas
73kg Devin Leggett
81kg Adrian Bernal
90kg Nicholas Pavlov
100kg Daniel Pavlov
+100kg Zachery Nemec
Wild Cards:
55kg Max Antoniou
90kg Jeffrey Stout