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USA Junior MNT will compete at World Championships in Spain

June 14, 2019, 7 a.m. (ET)

USA Team Handball (USATH) is pleased to announce that the Men’s Junior National Team (MJNT) will compete at the 2019 IHF Men’s Junior World Championships from July 15 to July 29 in Vigo, Spain.

Team USA will be in Group A with Spain, Slovenia, Serbia, Tunisia, and Japan, and lead off the tournament on July 16 against host Spain.

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), and Mark Ortega, (MNT Assistant Coach), selected sixteen athletes, and their alternates, from the existing Men’s Junior National Team athlete pool. All selected athletes have met all of the requirements for selection.

The Men’s Junior World Championship staff will be Julio Sainz as the Head Coach, assisted by Youth National Team Coach Craig Rot, and Martin Bilello; Lauren Church will serve as the Certified Athletic Trainer, and Dee Miller as the Team Leader.

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

Amitovic, Amar
Babic, Marko
Baltagi, Eleyes
Bengozi, Asaf 
Hamm, Aaron
Ingram, Rene
Kennedy, William
Koury, Austin
Kutlesa, Jakov
Rietz, Zachary
Robinson, Nicholas
Seifert, Amir
Skorupa, Paul
Stromberg, Jonas
Wheeler, Sebastian
Zarikos, Nikolas

The alternates for this tournament are:
Giona Dobrani
Logan Erikkson
Marc Sebatier
Justin Shores
Tyler Shores
Michael Zahour

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