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Youth & Junior Men Kick Off 2020 By Training In Germany At Sauerland Cup

Jan. 05, 2020, 9 a.m. (ET)


Fourteen men represented the United States at the 2020 Sauerland Cup in Menden, Germany.  

The junior and youth men kicked off the new year by traveling to Menden, Germany to participate in the 30th annual Sauerland Cup, an annual handball competition hosted by the SG Menden Sauerland Wolves for top male and female youth handball teams

The first day featured an opening ceremony, followed by a full-length international friendly match between the American team and Luxembourg. The U.S. earned a 29-26 victory against Luxembourg, and played a total of five shorter length matches of 25 minutes each over the next two days of the event. They earned an overall 1-0-4 record in the shorter matches. 

Coached by Robert Hedin and Julio Sainz, the American players also used the tournament as a training camp and evaluation point. Hedin and Sainz spent time in Menden discussing and developing a uniform technical and tactical methodology for USA Team Handball's teams in all three categories (senior, junior and youth national teams). 

"Coach Hedin and I worked on the methodology we want to implement for all programs to achieve excellence and consistency among all national teams," Sainz said. "The consensus during the tournament was that we improved as we played, and part of it was the discipline showed in the last two games, hence the good results. This is a good group of players." 

Friday 1/3 results: ⁣
(Full-length match)


USA Team Handball Jr vs Luxembourg (29-26)

Saturday 1/4 results: ⁣
(Shorter, 25-minute matches)

USA Team Handball Jr vs Domagen (8-16)

USA Team Handball Jr vs HSV Solingen-Gräfrath (9-12)

USA Team Handball Jr vs TUS Niederpleis (13-7)⁣

Sunday 1/5 results:⁣
(Shorter, 25-minute matches)

USA Team Handball Jr vs Soester TV (11-12)

USA Team Handball Jr vs Hamburg (14-16) ⁣

Team Roster

Rene Ingram
Sebastian Wheeler
Roland Oberritter 
Jonás Stromberg 
Jake Stromberg 
Samuel Coriat 
Luke Bolte
Amir Seifert
Max Bergsnider
Tyler Shores
Broderick Wide
Phillip Scholtz 
Kareem Ossama 
Omar Ossama 
Tristán Morawski

Coaches: Julio Sainz, Robert Hedin
Team Manager: Andreas Herfelt