The Pan American Championships take place in Rionegro, Colombia May 6-8 will feature competition in all three Olympic wrestling styles, freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle.
On Thursday, USA Wrestling announced the teams that will compete in the upcoming tournament. Several of the wrestlers recently compete at US Open. Check out the ProMMANow guide to the US Open for MMA fans.
U.S. Greco-Roman team
55 kg/121 lbs. – Paul Tellgren, Anoka, Minn. (USOEC/Minnesota Storm)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Matt Holt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Unattached)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – CP Schlatter, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Kendrick Sanders, Homestead, Fla. (New York AC)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Jordan Holm, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Justin Ruiz, Boise, Idaho (New York AC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Steve Andrus, Manhattan, Kan. (Michigan WC)
Coaches – Jay Antonelli, Annapolis, Md.; Dale Oliver, Stafford, Va.
U.S. women’s freestyle team
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Nicole Woody, Odenton, Md. (Gator WC/OCU)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Jessica Medina, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Kelsey Campbell, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
59 kg/130 lbs. – Amanda Hendey, Beaumont, Calif. (San Diego Hot Beaches)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Kristie Davis, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Gator WC/OCU)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Erin Clodgo, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Kendra Lewis, Houston, Texas (Lindenwood Univ.)
Coaches – Katie Cygan, Oklahoma City, Okla., Celso DeAnda, Marquette, Mich.
U.S. men’s freestyle team
55 kg/121 lbs. – Sam Hazewinkel, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Reece Humphrey, Indianapolis, Ind. (New York AC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Teyon Ware, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Nick Marable, Columbia, Mo. (Sunkist Kids)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Keith Gavin, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley AC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Dan Erekson, Boise, Idaho (Bronco WC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Steve Mocco, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley AC)
Coaches –National Freestyle Coach Zeke Jones, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jason Kutz, Bethlehem, Pa.