Men's freestyle receives draws for Pan American Championships in Ottawa, late lineup change for USA

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | March 07, 2020, 3:08 p.m. (ET)

OTTAWA, Canada – All nine of the U.S. men’s freestyle team members received their draws for the 2020 Pan American Championships. Men’s freestyle action starts Sunday in Ottawa, Canada.

Only one American—Jason Nolf (79 kg)—will compete on Sunday with the other eight Americans beginning their tournaments on Monday.

USA Wrestling announced earlier today on Twitter that Alex Dieringer, who was originally slated to compete at 92 kg, will now represent the USA at 86 kg on Monday.

Also competing on Monday is Darian Cruz (57 kg), Tyler Graff (61 kg), Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kg), Anthony Ashnault (70 kg), Jordan Burroughs (74 kg), Kyle Snyder (97 kg) and Tony Nelson (125 kg).

Action begins Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET live on Trackwrestling.com. You can find brackets here.

2020 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Ottawa, Canada (March 6-9)

Men’s freestyle draws
57 kg: Darian Cruz (Lehigh Valley WC)
vs. Reineri Andreu Ortega (Cuba), gold at 2017 and 2019 U23 World Championships

61 kg: Tyler Graff (Titan Mercury WC/NJRTC)
vs. Ranico Howard (Barbados), no credentials

65 kg: Yianni Diakomihalis (Titan Mercury WC/Finger Lakes WC)
vs. Luis Orta Sanchez (Cuba), gold at 2018 and 2019 Pan American Championships (Greco)

70 kg: Anthony Ashnault (NJRTC)
vs. Cruize Manning (Canada), fifth at 2014 Pan American Championships

74 kg: Jordan Burroughs (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)
vs. Jorge Llano (Argentina), bronze at18 Pan American Championships

79 kg: Jason Nolf (Nittany Lion WC)
vs. Guesyn Ruslanzada (Canada), bronze at 2019 Grand Prix of Spain

86 kg: Alex Dieringer (Titan Mercury WC)
vs. Pedro Ceballos Fuentes (Venezuela), silver at 2019 Pan American Games

97 kg: Kyle Snyder (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
vs. Luis Perez Sosa (Dominican Republic), bronze at 2019 Pan Am Games, silver at 2017 Pan Am Championships

125 kg: Anthony Nelson (Minnesota Storm)
vs. Oscar Pino Hinds (Cuba), silver at 2019 World Championships (Greco), bronze at 2017 and 2018 World Championships (Greco)