Greco receives draws for Junior Pan American Championships

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Aug. 17, 2018, 8:57 a.m. (ET)

FORTALEZA, Brazil – The draws for today’s Greco-Roman action of the 2018 Junior Pan American Championships have been released.

One of the highlighted bouts of the opening rounds is 2017 Junior World silver medalist Cevion Severado taking on 2016 Cadet World silver medalist Nestor Delgado Ramirez at 55 kg. They are the only two World medalists in the entire Greco field.

Britton Holmes will take on 2018 Senior Pan American silver medalist Gerardo Oliva Montes of Peru in his first bout at 67 kg.

American battling returning Junior Pan Am medalists include Dylan Gregerson at 63 kg, who will wrestle 2017 Junior Pan Am runner-up Jose Davila Cabello of Peru, and Austin Harris at 97 kg, who will take on Junior Pan Am bronze winner Bryan Cruz Palacios of Peru.

Returning champion Anthony Cassioppi drew Andrew Gunning in his opening match at 130 kg. Gunning, competing for Peru, wrestles at the University of North Carolina.

Of the 10 weight classes contested today, eight of them will be round-robin action.

The tournament begins at 9 a.m. ET live on Trackwrestling.

at Fortaleza, Brazil

55 kg: Cevion Severado (St. Peters, Mo./New York AC)
vs. Nestor DELGADO RAMIREZ (MEX), 2016 Cadet World silver medalist, 2015 Cadet World fifth, 2016 Cadet Pan American gold

60 kg: Logan Treaster (Annapolis, Md./Newton HS)

63 kg: Dylan Gregerson (Riverton, Utah/Utah Valley RTC)
vs. Jose DAVILA CABELLO (PER), 2017 Junior Pan American silver, 2016 Cadet Pan American bronze, 2015 Cadet Pan American bronze

67 kg: Britton Holmes (Peyton, Colo./NMU-OTS)
vs. Gerardo OLIVA MONTES (PER), 2018 Senior Pan American silver, 2016 Cadet Pan American gold, 2015 Cadet Pan American bronze

72 kg: Leonard Merkin (Brooklyn, N.Y./New Jersey RTC)

77 kg: Anthony Mantanona (Indio, Calif./Oklahoma RTC)
vs. Bastian LEON VEGA (CHI)

82 kg: Thomas Brackett (Eads, Tenn./Wave WC)

87 kg: Cameron Caffey (Carbondale, Ill./Michigan State)
vs. Luis LOPEZ VAZQUEZ (MEX), 2017 Cadet Pan American gold, 2016 Cadet Pan American bronze

97 kg: Austin Harris (Stillwater, Okla./Titan Mercury/Cowboy WC)
vs. Bryan CRUZ PALACIOS (PER), 2017 Junior Pan American bronze

130 kg: Anthony Cassioppi (Roscoe, Ill./ISI)
vs. Andrew Gunning (PER)