photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com
With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, the number of opportunities to see the majority of 2021 Tokyo Olympians in action on the mat prior to The Games are shrinking. That said, 2021 Senior Pan American Championships appear to be the final tune-up event for most of Team USA.
Official Release courtesy of Taylor Miller/USA Wrestling.
The USA is sending 29 athletes, including 13 of the 15 U.S. wrestling Olympians, to the continental championships, set for May 27-30 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Olympians planning to compete are Kyle Dake (74 kg), David Taylor (86 kg), Kyle Snyder (97 kg) and Gable Steveson (125 kg) in men’s freestyle, Ildar Hafizov (60 kg), Alex Sancho (67 kg), John Stefanowicz (87 kg) and G’Angelo Hancock (97 kg) in Greco-Roman, Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg), Jacarra Winchester (55 kg), Kayla Miracle (62 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg) and Adeline Gray (76 kg) in women’s freestyle. Winchester is the Olympian at 53 kg but will compete in Guatemala at 55 kg.
Two other Olympic Trials champions are registered, including Jordan Oliver (MFS 65 kg) and Jesse Porter (GR 77 kg).
Other athletes competing include Olympic Team Trials runners-up Vitali Arujau (MFS 57 kg) and Ronna Heaton (WFS 53 kg) as well as 2021 Senior Nationals champions Shelton Mack (MFS 61 kg), Taylor Lujan (MFS 79 kg), Nate Jackson (MFS 92 kg), Randon Miranda (GR 63 kg), Xavier Johnson (GR 72 kg), Ben Provisor (GR 82 kg), Maya Nelson (WFS 59 kg), Jen Page (WFS 65 kg) and Alexandria Glaude (WFS 72 kg).
Rounding out the U.S. delegation is 2019 U23 World Team member Alec Pantaleo (MFS 70 kg), three-time U.S. Open All-American Donny Longendyke (GR 130 kg) and multiple-time age-group World Team member Cameron Guerin (WFS 57 kg).
The U.S. will not send a representative to Pan Ams at 55 kg in Greco-Roman as there was not enough competition registered at the weight.
Fans can watch all the action live on FloWrestling.org. Find out session times in the UWW schedule.
2021 SENIOR PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Guatemala City, Guatemala | May 27-30
U.S. men’s freestyle roster
57kg: Vitali Arujau (Spartan WC/TMWC)
61kg: Shelton Mack (NYC RTC)
65kg: Jordan Oliver (TarHeel WC/Sunkist Kids)
70kg: Alec Pantaleo (Cliff Keen WC)
74kg: Kyle Dake (Spartan Comabt WC/TMWC)
79kg: Taylor Lujan (Panther WC)
86kg: David Taylor (Nittany Lion WC/TMWC)
92kg: Nate Jackson (NJ RTC/NYAC)
97kg: Kyle Snyder (Nittany Lion WC/TMWC)
125kg: Gable Steveson (Gopher WC RTC)
National Coach: Bill Zadick, Colorado Springs, Colo.
National Coach: Joe Russell, Colorado Springs, Colo.
U.S. Greco-Roman roster
60kg: Ildar Hafizov (U.S. Army WCAP)
63kg: Randon Miranda (Rise RTC)
67kg: Alex Sancho (U.S. Army WCAP)
72kg: Xavier Johnson (U.S. Marines)
77kg: Jesse Porter (NYAC)
82kg: Ben Provisor (NYAC)
87kg: John Stefanowicz (U.S. Marines)
97kg: G’Angelo Hancock (Sunkist Kids)
130kg: Donny Longendyke (Minnesota Storm)
National Coach: Matt Lindland, Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Herb House, Castle Rock, CO
U.S. women’s freestyle roster
50kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (USOPTC/NYAC)
53kg: Ronna Heaton (Wisconsin RTC/Sunkist Kids)
55kg: Jacarra Winchester (USOPTC/TMWC)
57kg: Cameron Guerin (McKendree Bearcat WC/TMWC)
59kg: Maya Nelson (USOPTC/Sunkist Kids)
62kg: Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids)
65kg: Jen Page (Nittany Lion WC/TMWC)
68kg: Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USOPTC/TMWC)
72kg: Alexandria Glaude (Beaver Dam RTC/TMWC)
76kg: Adeline Gray (Beaver Dam RTC/NYAC)
National Coach: Terry Steiner, Colorado Springs, CO
National Coach: Clarissa Chun, Colorado Springs, CO
Medical: Dr. Adam Susmarski, Dubuque, Iowa
ATC: Joseph Moore, Waco, Texas
Communications: Taylor Miller, Colorado Springs, CO
Official: Jason Babi, Centennial, Colo.
Official: Tim Pierson, Virginia Beach, Va.
Official: Richard Tucci, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Team Leader: Rich Tavoso, New York, N.Y.