Pan American Games in Lima, Peru – Men’s National Team - Roster Announcement

June 07, 2019, 12:30 a.m. (ET)

USA Team Handball (USATH) is pleased to announce that the Men’s National Team (MNT) will compete at the 2019 Pan American Games (PAG).  The Men’s Team Handball Competition at the Pan American Games will be held from July 31st to August 5th, in Lima, Peru.

The winner of the tournament will secure a spot at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games that will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.  The second place will secure a spot to the Olympic Qualification Tournament.

8 countries will participate in this event.  Team USA will be in Group A with Argentina, Chile, and Cuba, while Group B is composed by Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Peru.

The USA Team Handball selection committee comprised of Robert Hedin, (MNT Head Coach/Chair), Christian Latulippe, (WNT Head Coach), David Thompson, (Athletes’ Rep), Julio Sainz, (Men’s JMNT Head Coach), Mark Ortega, (MNT Assistant Coach), selected fourteen athletes, and their alternates, from the existing Men’s National Team athlete pool. All selected athletes have met all of the requirements for selection.

The Pan American Games staff will be Robert Hedin as the Head Coach, Mark Ortega, Assistant Coach, Julio Sainz, Technical Personnel, Kim Moncel as the Certified Athletic Trainer, and Andreas Hertelt as the Team Leader.

“These talented young men have been improving steadily over the past year and have earned the right to represent USA at the Pan American Games” said Barry Siff, CEO of USA Team Handball.  “This Pan American Games competition is important for the further development of our sport in the USA, and I am extremely positive about the competitiveness of our team.  It is an exciting time for Team Handball in the USA.”

 

These are the selected athletes and their alternates (in alphabetical order):

Name

Position

Club/Team

Donlin, Andrew

PIVOT

TSV Bayer Dormagen

Fofana, Aboubakar

LEFT BACK

Grand Nancy Metropole

Hines, Gary

LEFT BACK

HSC Bad Nuestadt

Hodersen, Sam

LEFT WING

HSG Rodgau Nieder-Roden

Hüter, Ian

CENTERBACK

TSV Bayer Dormagen

Hüter, Patrick

PIVOT

TSV Bayer Dormagen

Inahara, Greg

RIGHT WING

Windy City Team Handball

Ingram, Rene

GOALKEEPER

TV1861Erlangen-Bruck

Reed, Ty

RIGHT WING

Flensburg HW

Robinson, Nicholas Aaron

GOALKEEPER

TuS Dotzheim

Shalaby, Sayed

CENTER BACK

New York City THC

Skorupa,Paul

LEFT BACK

HC Rhein Vikings

Srsen, Domagoj

PIVOT

TSV Hannover Burgdorf

Zimber, Sean

LEFT BACK

Los Angeles Team Handball Club

 

Alternates for this event are (in alphabetical number):

Baup, Antoine

Binderis, Alexander

Briffe, Benjamin

Coba, Javier

Elzoghby, Adam

Fithian, Jordan

Howes, Lewis

King, Michael 

Lee, Michael

Mezick, Alden

Schltze, Hendrik

Seifert, Amir

Wheeler, Sebastian

Zeck, Alec

 

This is the first time in eight years that the Men’s National Team qualify for the Pan American Games.   Congratulation to the men selected for this prestigious event.

 

ABOUT USA TEAM HANDBALL (USATH):

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MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of USA Team Handball shall be to develop, promote, educate and grow the sport of Team Handball at all levels in the United States, and to enable United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence to win medals in international and Olympic competition.