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U.S. goes 10-for-10 on Greco-Roman medals with four golds at Cadet Pan American Championships

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | July 07, 2017, 9:21 p.m. (ET)

Photo: 42 kg gold medalist Tommy Curran (United States) pins Juan Munoz Diaz (Chile) in his final bout of the day. Photo by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling.

Video: Cadet Pan American Championships Athlete Interviews

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The U.S. pulled in a perfect 10-for-10 Greco-Roman medal haul on Friday evening at the Cadet Pan American Championships with Tommy Curran, Carson Manville, Peyton Robb and Jace Punke all taking top prize.

The Minnesota tandem of Manville and Robb were untouchable as they both cleanly navigated through the competition with dominant showings.

Manville cruised to the 58 kg/127 lbs. title with two technical falls and one pin, including an 8-0 victory over Lenin Gonzalez Palacio of Ecuador in the gold medal match.

“I just stuck to what I do best…It was a pretty good day,” Manville said. “It just helps. This is just a stepping stone to becoming a Fargo national champ. It’s exactly the same. Go out there, do you best, listen to your coach and do what you’ve been taught.”

Robb scored three technical falls on his run to the 69 kg/152 lbs. title. He put up scores of 8-0 and 11-0 over international foes before stopping Hector Rodriguez Benitez of Venezuela in the finals, 8-0.

“I had three matches that ended before the end of the first period, so overall I had a good day. I think I was just going out there attacking, ready to control my ties, do my moves and not let that other guy control the pace,” Robb said.

Curran bounced back from an early defeat in round-robin play to emerge as the 42 kg/92 lbs. champion with a 3-1 overall record for the tournament. His signature win came in the third round over eventual silver medalist Eduardo Lovera of Argentina, 10-7.

Punke earned the 100 kg/220 lbs. crown with a 5-1 decision over Mexico’s Edson Acuna Salazar. Punke and Salazar were the only two entrants in the 100 kg field.

Silver medals were earned by Parker Decker at 46 kg/101 lbs., Hunter Lewis at 50 kg/110 lbs., Michael O’Malley at 76 kg/167 lbs. and Hunter DeJong at 85 kg/187 lbs. All four men were entered in round-robin brackets, and all ran the table save one crucial loss.

Picking up bronze medals were King Sandoval at 54 kg/119 lbs. and Kevon Davenport at 63 kg/138 lbs. Sandoval posted a 2-2 record in a five-man round robin to finish in third place. Davenport dropped a 7-6 decision to eventual champion Diego Martinez De Leija of Mexico before blanking Guatemala’s Jose Varela Garcia 10-0 in his bronze medal match.

With 10 medalists, the U.S. cruised to the team championship with 92 points. Mexico finished in second place with 76 points, followed by Argentina in third place with 57 points.

All 10 of today’s competitors will compete on Sunday in the men’s freestyle competition to close out the weekend’s festivities.

The Cadet Pan American Championships will resume tomorrow at 12 p.m. (ET) with the women’s freestyle competition. Nine U.S. women weighed in and received their draws for Saturday’s action. The American draws can be viewed below.

Follow all the action from Buenos Aires this weekend on Trackwrestling.com with a live stream, brackets and match-by-match results all available online to U.S. residents.

2017 CADET PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 7-9 at Buenos Aires, Argentina

Greco-Roman Results

42 kg/92 lbs.
Gold – Tommy Curran (United States)
Silver – Eduardo Lovera (Argentina)
Bronze – Jose Jhandry Jaramillo Tamayo (Ecuador)

46 kg/101 lbs.
Gold – Axel Andre Salas Esquivel (Mexico)
Silver – Parker Decker (United States)
Bronze – Kevin Estiven Chavez Aguilar (Peru)

50 kg/110 lbs.
Gold – Jose Alberto Moo Santamaria (Mexico)
Silver – Hunter Lewis (United States)
Bronze – Elizon Raul Gonzalez Manzano (Venezuela)
Bronze – Hernan David Almendra (Argentina)

54 kg/119 lbs.
Gold – Matias Augusto Panero (Argentina)
Silver – Miguel Angel Ugalde Aguilar (Mexico)
Bronze – King Sandoval (United States)

58 kg/127 lbs.
Gold – Carson Manville (United States)
Silver – Lenin Javier Gonzalez Palacio (Ecuador)
Bronze – Jose Alberto Davila Cabello (Peru)
Bronze – Hector Sanchez Zapata (Mexico)

63 kg/138 lbs.
Gold – Diego Alberto Martinez De Leija (Mexico)
Silver – Enzo Jesus Juarez Vila (Peru)
Bronze – Augusto Nieva (Argentina)
Bronze – Kevon Davenport (United States)

69 kg/152 lbs.
Gold – Peyton Robb (United States)
Silver – Hector Yonaiker Rodriguez Benitez (Venezuela)
Bronze – Flavio Ricardo Cardenas Esquen (Peru)
Bronze – Lucas Ramiro Beltran (Argentina)

76 kg/167 lbs.
Gold – Jesus Enrique Lopez Nino (Mexico)
Silver – Michael O’Malley (United States)
Bronze – Franco Gabriel Chialanza (Argentina)

85 kg/187 lbs.
Gold – Luis Alfredo Lopez Vazquez (Mexico)
Silver – Hunter DeJong (United States)
Bronze – Christian Allen Salter (Puerto Rico)

100 kg/220 lbs.
Gold – Jace Punke (United States)
Silver – Edson Everardo Acuna Salazar (Mexico)

U.S. Greco-Roman results
42 kg/92 lbs. – Tommy Curran, Warrenville, Ill. (Gomez WA), Gold
WIN Jose Jaramillo Tamayo (Ecuador), 9-0
LOSS Joel Swarath (Canada), 10-2
WIN Eduardo Lovera (Argentina), 10-7
WIN Juan Munoz Diaz (Chile), Fall 1:05

46 kg/101 lbs. – Parker Decker, Keller, Texas (Mile High WC), Silver
WIN Kevin Chavez Aguilar (Peru), 10-2
WIN Eliander Diaz Perez (Venezuela), 8-0
LOSS Axel Salas Esquivel (Mexico), 5-0

50 kg/110 lbs. – Hunter Lewis, Stoughton, Wis. (Team Wisconsin), Silver
WIN Elizon Gonzalez Manzano (Venezuela), 8-0
LOSS Jose Moo Santamaria (Mexico), 8-5

54 kg/119 lbs. – King Sandoval, Waldorf, Md. (Team Maryland), Bronze
LOSS Miguel Ugalde Aguilar (Mexico), 4-0
WIN Alessandro Rodriguez Palacios (Peru), Fall 1:15
WIN Pedro Alarcon Quiroz (Bolivia), Fall 0:43
LOSS Matias Augusto Panero (Argentina), 5-1

58 kg/127 lbs. – Carson Manville, Shakopee, Minn. (Shakopee Mat Club), Gold
WIN Hector Sanchez Zapata (Mexico), 10-0
WIN Luciano Vega Juarez (Argentina), Fall 0:23
WIN Lenin Gonzalez Palacio (Ecuador), 8-0

63 kg/138 lbs. – Kevon Davenport, Pontiac, Mich. (Shamrock Select), Bronze
LOSS Diego Martinez De Leija (Mexico), 7-6
WIN Jose Varela Garcia (Guatemala), 10-0

69 kg/152 lbs. – Peyton Robb, Medford, Minn. (Pinnacle), Gold
WIN Sebastian Ortega Fernandez (Chile), 8-0
WIN Lucas Beltran (Argentina), 11-0
WIN Hector Rodriguez Benitez (Venezuela), 8-0

76 kg/167 lbs. – Michael O’Malley, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. (Apex), Silver
WIN Franco Chialanza (Argentina), 6-2
WIN Dawson Wylie (Canada), Fall 1:10
LOSS Jesus Lopez Nino (Mexico), 7-0
WIN Andres Caballero Limaco (Peru), 8-0

85 kg/187 lbs. – Hunter DeJong, Little Rock, Iowa (MWC Wrestling Academy), Silver
LOSS Luis Lopez Vazquez (Mexico), 11-2
WIN Igor Alves De Queiroz (Brazil), Fall 3:42
WIN Christian Alster (Puerto Rico), Fall 1:56

100 kg/220 lbs. – Jace Punke, Eureka, Ill. (OS/WN), Gold
WIN Edson Acuna Salazar (Mexico), 5-1

U.S. Women’s Freestyle draws for Saturday
40 kg/88 lbs. – Caitlyn Walker, Hatboro, Pa. (Team Pennsylvania)
Vs. Mayerly Ibarra Caicedo (Ecuador)
Vs. Monet Valencia Janampa (Peru)
Vs. Eliannelys Luna (Venezuela)

43 kg/94 lbs. – Samara Chavez, Arlington, Texas (Rockstar WC)
Vs. Fernanda Aldaz Lopez (Ecuador)
Vs. Ketellen Fernandes Do Nascimento (Brazil)
Vs. Annabelle Boudreau (Canada)

46 kg/101 lbs. – Angel Rios, Arvada, Colo. (TNWC)
Vs. Lucia Yepez Guzman (Ecuador)
Vs. Estefany Camacho Lopez (Mexico)
Vs. Ligaya Stinellis (Canada)
Vs. Patricia Sosa (Argentina)

49 kg/108 lbs. – Tilynne Vasquez, Kalispell, Mont. (Team Montana)
Vs. Alejandra Britez (Argentina)

52 kg/114 lbs. – Cameron Guerin, Yakima, Wash. (Team Takedown)
Vs. Josmary Rosas (Venezuela)

56 kg/123 lbs. – Michaela Beck, New York, N.Y. (Team New York)
Vs. Saige Evertman (Canada)
Vs. Marlene Acuna (Argentina)
Vs. Gloria Marquez Gomez (Mexico)
Vs. Maria Silva (Brazil)

60 kg/132 lbs. – Macey Kilty, Stratford, Wis. (Team Wisconsin)
Vs. Wendy Caicedo Nazareno (Ecuador)

65 kg/143 lbs. – Hannah Ramos, Kenosha, Wis. (Team Wisconsin)
Vs. Krizia Roa Ortega (Peru)

70 kg/154 lbs. – Tiyahna Askew, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Team Georgia)
Vs. Amelia Frisbee (Canada) or Thaissa Anibal Ribeiro (Brazil)