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U15 Pan American Championship draws set for Team USA competition this weekend in Mexico

By Joe Wedra, USA Wrestling | Oct. 21, 2021, 7:08 p.m. (ET)

The draws were officially released on Thursday evening for the 2021 U15 Pan-American Championships, which begin Friday with Greco-Roman wrestling. Saturday will feature women’s freestyle action, while men’s freestyle wraps up the tournament on Sunday.

Wrestling begins Friday at 10:00 a.m. central time. The finals will take place each day at 5:00 p.m.

Team USA is looking to put together another dominant performance. In 2019, the U.S. brought home 25 gold medals across the three styles and won all three team titles.

The boys team is being coached by USA Wrestling National Development freestyle coach Kevin Jackson. He is joined by Gralan Early and Salvador Gutierrez. The women’s team is coached by Bill Sullivan. He is joined by Mike Duran and Gutierrez.

In the tournament, some wrestlers will be competing in pool competition and round-robin competition. Below, it is reflected who has been assigned more than one match based off of the draws.

Matches will be streamed live on the United World Wrestling Americas Facebook page. You can find the live streams through Facebook by clicking here.

We will have daily updates from the tournament right here on themat.com.

U15 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Mexico City, Mexico


Greco-Roman opponents for U.S. athletes on Friday

38kg: Ignacio Villarsenor, Longmont, Colo.
Matches against
Luis Sanchez Fuentes (Mexico)
Douglas da Silva Dias da Cruz (Brazil)
Felipe Cisneros (Mexico)

41kg: Haakon Peterson, Hollandale, Wisc.
Matches against
Santiago Arias (Colombia)
Gael Cazarez Ortiz (Mexico)

44kg: Isaiah Cortez, Los Banos, Calif.
Matches against
Emmanuel Quiñones (Colombia)
Oscar Barbosa (Mexico)
Maik de Souza Almeida (Brazil)
Jeremy Santiago (Puerto Rico)

48kg: Matthew Martino, Eagle, Idaho
Vs. Joao Amorim de Moura (Brazil)

52kg: Jackson Heslin, Marlborough, Conn.
Vs. Wenzo da Silva (Brazil)

57kg: Phoenix Contos, Toledo, Ohio
Vs. Rodrigo Aguirre (Mexico)

62kg: Travis Grace, San Martin, Calif.
Vs. Winner of Jose Arenas Cuadras (Mexico) vs. Yandro Soto (Puerto Rico)

68kg: Emil Necula, Marietta, Ga.
Vs. Adriano Garcia (Puerto Rico)

75kg: Terrell McFarland, Pottsville, Pa.
Matches against
Ricardo Arroyo Herrera (Mexico)
Angel Garcia Nuñez (Mexico)

85kg: De’Alcapon Veazy, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Matches against
Fernando Solano Camara (Mexico)
Antonio Martins (Brazil)
Gustavo Garcia Bocanegra (Mexico)

Women’s freestyle opponents for U.S. athletes on Saturday


36kg: Morgan Turner, Lockport, Ill.
Vs. Xochitl Hernandez Velazco (Mexico)

39kg: Emma Bacon, Naples, Fla.
Matches against
Gabriela Palacios Hernandez (Mexico)
Ananda de Souza Januário (Brazil)

42kg: Skye Schneider, Elk Grove, Calif.
Matches against
Giovanna Cincinato Pimenta (Brazil)
Britani Garcia Esqueda (Mexico)
Dana Medina Arellanos (Mexico)
Yohana Cabrera Garcia (Colombia)

46kg: Julianna Ocampo, New Haven, Ind.
Matches against
Matilda Villarreal Martinez (Mexico)
Meliza Escobar Marroquin (Guatemala)

50kg: Rianne Murphy, Valparaiso, Ind.
Matches against
Brenda Games (Brazil)
Montserrat Hernandez Gomez (Mexico)
Yulissa Garcia Saldaña (Mexico)

54kg: Isabella Marie Gonzales, Fresno, Calif.
Matches against
Naomi Soto Rodriguez (Mexico)
Angelica Plascenciá Aceves (Mexico)
Ashly Iboy Escobar (Guatemala)
Astrid Paulino Madrid (Peru)

58kg: Haylie Jaffe, Avondale, Pa.
Vs. Gabriela Ferriño Alvarado (Mexico)

62kg: Alicen Dillard, Morrison, Colo.
Matches against
Allison Valdez Obando (Guatemala)
Athziry Garay Chapa (Mexico)

66kg: Faith Bartoszek, Wrightstown, Wisc.
Matches against
Sthefany Calheiros (Brazil)
Elide Castañon Buendia (Mexico)

Men’s freestyle opponents for U.S. athletes on Sunday

38kg: Ignacio Villarsenor, Longmont, Colo.
Matches against
Douglas da Silva Dias da Cruz (Brazil)
Luis Sanchez Fuentes (Mexico)

41kg: Haakon Peterson, Hollandale, Wisc.
Matches against
Maik de Souza Almeida (Brazil)
Gael Cazarez Ortiz (Mexico)
Santiago Sanchez Arias (Colombia)

44kg: Isaiah Cortez, Los Banos, Calif.
Matches against
Simon Morales Castañeda (Colombia)
Cesar Renteria Diaz (Mexico)

48kg: Matthew Martino, Eagle, Idaho
Matches against
Cristian Rodriguez Garcia (Mexico)
Joao Amorim de Moura (Brazil)

52kg: Jackson Heslin, Marlborough, Conn.
Matches against
Daniel Guevara Pimentel (Mexico)
Gael Valdez Nuñez (Mexico)

57kg: Phoenix Contos, Toledo, Ohio
Vs. Johan Garcia Serrano (Mexico)

62kg: Travis Grace, San Martin, Calif.
Vs. Joao Montesinos (Puerto Rico)

68kg: Emil Necula, Marietta, Ga.
Vs. Marcopolo Garcia Rodriguez (Mexico)

75kg: Terrell McFarland, Pottsville, Pa.
Matches against
Ricardo Arroyo Herrera (Mexico)
Angel Garcia Nuñez (Mexico)
Alejandro Castaño Cruz (Colombia)
Campos Flores Bryan (Peru)

85kg: De’Alcapon Veazy, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Matches against
Fernando Solano Camara (Mexico)
Alejandro Alvarez Matos (Mexico)
Antonio Martins (Brazil)