Youth tour nets 10 U.S. medals at Jovenas Promesas International in Spain

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | April 14, 2019, 7:27 p.m. (ET)
Hassan Khan of California won three medals, including a Junior freestyle gold at 74 kg, pictured here. Photo courtesy of Nate Engel.

LOS ALVAZARES, Spain – A independent group of U.S. wrestlers entered the Jovenas Promesas International Tournament this weekend, bringing home 10 medals across three different age divisions. Three of the medals were gold medals.

Competition was held in the U23, Junior and Cadet levels.

One U.S. athlete, Hassan Khan of California, won three medals during the weekend. Khan claimed a gold medal in Junior men’s freestyle at 74 kg. Khan also entered the Cadet division, and won silver medals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman, both at 71 kg.

Tim Eubanks of Nevada won two medals, both in Greco-Roman. In the U23 division, he claimed a silver medal at 87 kg. In the Junior division, he added a Greco-Roman silver medal at 87 kg.

Another U.S. athlete was a double medalist. Competing in the Junior division, Aaron O’Connor of Nevada won a gold medal at 125 kg, and added a Greco-Roman silver medal at 130 kg.

Claiming a gold medal at 61 kg in women’s freestyle at the Cadet level was Madison Gray of Kansas.

The U.S. team had two other women’s freestyle medals. Kendra Cheers of New York won a silver medal at 68 kg on the Junior level. Also winning a Cadet silver medal at 69 kg was Dakota-Marie Dinielli of Connecticut.

Special thanks to coach Nate Engel, who sent results and photos, as well as coach Tony Spiker.

TOURNEO INTERNACIONAL JOVENES PROMESAS
Los Alvazares, Spain, April 13-14

U23 Men’s Freestyle champions

57 Kg - Alama, Rami Isamil M Ksa
61 Kg - Alonso, Mario Esp
65 Kg - Alvarez, Carlos Esp
74 Kg - Cimarra, Alex Esp
86 Kg - Piskor, Vojtech Cze
92 Kg - Cañada, Alejandro Esp

U23 Greco-Roman champions
55 Kg - Visotsky, Maxim Isr
63 Kg - Caldas, Daniel Por
67 Kg - Bica, Alexander Swe
72 Kg - Rodriguez, Martin Esp
77 Kg - Señaris, Carlos Esp
82 Kg - Fernandez, Jorge Esp
87 Kg - Johansson, Oskar Swe
97 Kg - Fallatah, Ibrahim Mohammed M Ksa

U.S. U23 Greco-Roman medalists
87 kg – Tim Eubanks, silver medal

U23 Women’s Freestyle champions

50 Kg - Eriksen, Ramona Nor
53 Kg - Karymova, Leila Rus
55 Kg - Krasnova, Nadezhda Rus
57 Kg - Simonyan, Marina Rus
59 Kg - Sangadieva, Alena Rus
62 Kg - Volzhanina, Natalia Rus
65 Kg - Salikhova, Dinara Rus
68 Kg - Smoliak, Tatiana Rus
72 Kg - Khalaeva, Elmira Rus
76 Kg - Dudaeva, Kristina Rus

Junior Men’s Freestyle champions
57 Kg - Aljayzani, Meshal Adullah A Ksa
61 Kg - Leutert, Nino Sui
70 Kg - Portmann, Tobias Sui
74 Kg - Khan, Hassan Usa
79 Kg - Reinbok, Erik Est
86 Kg - Piskor, Vojtech Cze
92 Kg - Markarian, Oleksandr Ukr
97 Kg - Jires, Filip Cze
125 Kg – O’Connor, Aaron Usa

U.S. Junior freestyle medalists
74 kg – Hassan Khan, gold medal
125 kg - Aaron O’Connor, gold medal

Junior Greco-Roman champions
55 Kg - Hazoazi, Tuorki Ali M Ksa
60 Kg - Juan, Andy Esp
63 Kg - Sanchez-Silva, Marcos Esp
67 Kg - Mansson, Anton Swe
72 Kg - Benitez, Junior Gustavo Esp
77 Kg - Spetz, Olle Swe
82 Kg - Fernandez, Jorge Esp
87 Kg - Alvarez, Ivan Esp
97 Kg - Fallatah, Ibrahim Mohammed M Ksa
130 Kg - Garcia, Antonio Esp

U.S. Greco-Roman medalists
87 kg – Tim Eubanks, silver medal
130 kg – Aaron O’Connor, silver medal

Junior Women’s freestyle champions
50 Kg - Vallez, Oihane Esp
53 Kg - Zetterwall, Angelica Swe
55 Kg - Hoie, Othelie Anette Nor
59 Kg - Baez, Victoria Esp
65 Kg - Pampin, Nerea Esp
68 Kg - Ojeda, Marta Esp
72 Kg - Molnar, Zsuzsanna Svk
76 Kg - Lera, Carla Esp

U.S. Junior women’s freestyle medalists
68 kg – Kendra Cheers, silver medal

Cadet Men's Freestyle champions
45 Kg - Pintado, Ismael Esp
51 Kg - Feyer, Ronan Sui
55 Kg - Neyer, Kay Sui
60 Kg - Abd Al Sada, Maithem Sui
65 Kg - Mavlaev, Mansur Sui
71 Kg - Iglesias, Gabriel Esp
80 Kg - Mikecz, Kevin Svk
110 Kg - Humany, Matus Svk

U.S. Men’s Freestyle Cadet medalists
71 kg – Hassan Khan, silver medal

Cadet Greco-Roman champions
45 Kg - Alomairi, Yousef Matrood R Ksa
48 Kg - Melkamu, Itzhak Isr
51 Kg - Steiger, Janis Sui
55 Kg - Aldossary, Faisal Khalid E Ksa
60 Kg - Alsubaie, Mesfer Ibrahim Ksa
65 Kg - Nadorgin, Shon Isr
71 Kg - Benitez, Junior Gustavo Esp
80 Kg - Haimov, Maik Isr
92 Kg - Alsubhi, Mohammed Mousa A Ksa
110 Kg - Camara, Geronimo Esp

U.S. Greco-Roman Cadet medalists
71 kg – Hassan Khan, silver medal

Cadet Women’s freestyle champions
43 Kg - Lopez, Sandra Esp
46 Kg - Cazalla, Maria Esp
53 Kg - Torres, Elena Esp
57 Kg - Hoie, Othelie Anette Nor
61 Kg - Gray, Madison Usa
65 Kg - Braun, Elvira Swe
69 Kg - Gellberg, Virginia Esp
73 Kg - Iglesias, Nerea Esp

U.S. Cadet Women’s freestyle medalists

61 kg – Madison Gray, gold medal
69 kg – Dakota-Marie Dinielli, silver medal