Photo of Carter Young at 61 kg. Photo by Osvaldo Aguilar, UWW.
Official release courtesy of Taylor Miller/USA Wrestling.
OAXTEPEC, Mexico – Team USA won nine more gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal at the Cadet and Junior Pan American Championships on Saturday with Junior women’s freestyle, Junior men’s freestyle, Cadet women’s freestyle and Cadet Greco-Roman action taking place in Oaxtepec, Mexico.
The Red, White and Blue also captured team titles in both the Cadet and Junior women’s freestyle divisions.
The tournament closes out on Sunday with the remaining weights in Junior men’s freestyle and Cadet Greco-Roman. Action begins at 9 a.m. CT live on FloWrestling. Check out the detailed schedule for more information.
Junior women’s freestyle
USA closed out the Junior women’s freestyle strong winning the two gold medals that were up for grabs as Katerina Lange (65 kg) and Lillian Freitas (72 kg) went undefeated on the day.
The squad claimed the team title with five champions and 176 points. Finishing second was Mexico with 147 points and Cuba rounded out the top-three with 101 points.
Junior men’s freestyle
The Junior Pan Am Championships serves as a qualifier for the Junior Pan American Games at only the Olympic weights. The top-eight in each of the six Olympic weights per style will earn bids to the Junior Pan Am Games in Cali, Colombia, in December.
The U.S. Junior men’s freestyle team qualified three Olympic weights today (57, 65, 74 kg) and has the chance to qualify three more on Sunday. USA scored two gold medals from Ryan Miller (57 kg) and Cade Devos (74 kg) to qualify as well as a bronze from Chance Lamer (65 kg).
Carter Young won a gold medal at a non-Olympic weight today, going 3-0 at 61 kg with two tech falls and one pin.
Cadet women’s freestyle
Like the Junior women’s tournament, the Cadet women’s tournament wrapped up today with USA winning a gold medal and a silver medal.
Thanks to an impressive day and a 4-0 record, Rose Cassioppi dominated the field at 73 kg for the gold medal. At 69 kg, Margaret Graham earned a silver medal, going 1-1 on the day.
The USA ran away with the team title, scoring seven champions and 235 points. Coming in second place was Mexico with 165 and taking third was Brazil with 52 points.
The Cadet Greco-Roman tournament began today and the USA swept the gold medals with championship performances from Bo Bassett (45 kg), Luke Lilledahl (48 kg), Alan Koehler (51 kg) and Kael Lauridsen (55 kg).
This marks the second Pan Am title of the week as all four athletes won Cadet men’s freestyle titles earlier in the tournament.
U.S. Junior women’s freestyle results
65 kg: Katerina Lange – GOLD
WIN Karime Martinez Teran (Mexico), fall 1:11
WIN Aylah Mayali (Canada), fall 0:49
72 kg: Lillian Freitas – GOLD
WIN Fernada Marquez Martinez (Mexico), fall 0:18
U.S. Junior men’s freestyle results
57 kg: Ryan Miller – SILVER
WIN Esteban Morales Mayancha (Ecuador), 13-2
WIN Richard Garcia Andrade (Panama), 12-2
WIN Fotis Papadopoulos (Canada), 17-9
LOSS Osmany Diversent Martinez (Cuba), 8-6
61 kg: Carter Young – GOLD
WIN Bryan de Oliviera Pereira (Brazil), 10-0
WIN Eduardo Nunez Leon (Paraguay), fall 0:16
WIN Diego Olvera Rodriguez (Mexico), 10-0
65 kg: Chance Lamer – BRONZE
WIN Victor Parra Roman (Venezuela)
LOSS Lachlan McNeil (Canada)
WIN Jonathan Perez Castellanos (Guatemala)
WIN Inoisbel Gonzalez Pitaluya (Cuba), fall 2:32
74 kg: Cade Devos – GOLD
WIN Wilfredo Lopez (Panama), 16-5
WIN Orislandy Perdomo Brooks (Cuba), 12-2
WIN Malhcon Pineda Cunil (Guatemala), 12-1
WIN Patrik Leder (Canada), 12-1
U.S. Cadet women’s freestyle results
69 kg: Margaret Graham – SILVER
WIN Natlay Ovando Rojas (Chile), fall 0:41
LOSS Debanhi Tapia Garcia (Mexico), 4-4
73 kg: Rose Cassioppi – GOLD
WIN Maria de Almeida Dos Santos (Brazil), 10-0
WIN Melanie Sanchez Morales (Chile), fall 0:18
WIN Karime Cortes Resendiz (Mexico), 12-4
WIN Aomi Riques Morales (Peru), 12-0
U.S. Cadet Greco-Roman results
45 kg: Bo Bassett – GOLD
WIN Roger Kantun Ku (Mexico), 8-0
WIN Joao Amorim de Moura (Brazil), 8-0
48 kg: Luke Lilledahl – GOLD
WIN Samir Marciaga Yau (Panama), fall 0:17
WIN Marco Garcia Alvarez (Mexico), 7-4
WIN Abel Sanchez Juarez (Peru), 8-5
51 kg: Alan Koehler – GOLD
WIN Pedro Toribio Torres (Peru), 8-0
WIN Yan Landim Ribeiro (Brazil), 11-0
55 kg: Kael Lauridsen – GOLD
WIN Kevin Garcia Pacheco (Guatemala), 8-0
WIN Ronaldo Montoya Castillo (Panama), fall 0:44
WIN Patrick Rodriguez Quinto (Ecuador), 12-4
WIN Diego Terriquez Ibarra (Mexico), 12-8
JUNIOR WOMEN’S FREESTYLE RESULTS
GOLD – Katerina Sheila LANGE (USA)
SILVER – Aylah Mohammed MAYALI (CAN)
BRONZE – Karime Anel MARTINEZ TERAN (MEX)
GOLD – Lillian FREITAS (USA)
SILVER – Fernanda MARQUEZ MARTINEZ (MEX)
JUNIOR MEN’S FREESTYLE RESULTS
GOLD – Osmany DIVERSENT MARTINEZ (CUB)
SILVER – Ryan MILLER (USA)
BRONZE – Fotis PAPADOPOULOS (CAN)
BRONZE – Diego ZULUAGA CUEVAS (COL)
GOLD – Carter YOUNG (USA)
SILVER – Diego OLVERA RODRIGUEZ (MEX)
BRONZE – Bryan DE OLIVEIRA PEREIRA (BRA)
BRONZE – Kevin CARRASCO ARTEAGA (PAN)
GOLD – Lachlan MCNEIL (CAN)
SILVER – Angel TINOCO TORRES (PER)
BRONZE – Chance LAMER (USA)
BRONZE – Leandro VALLEJO CABRERA (DOM)
GOLD – Cade DEVOS (USA)
SILVER – Patrik LEDER (CAN)
BRONZE- Orislandy PERDOMO BROOKS (CUB)
BRONZE – Juan Gabriel MARTINEZ (DOM)
CADET WOMEN’S FREESTYLE RESULTS
GOLD – Debanhi TAPIA GARCIA (MEX)
SILVER – Margaret GRAHAM (USA)
BRONZE – Nataly OVANDO ROJAS (CHI)
GOLD – Rose CASSIOPPI (USA)
SILVER – Karime CORTES RESENDIZ (MEX)
BROZNE – Maria DE ALMEIDA DOS SANTOS (BRA)
CADET GRECO-ROMAN RESULTS
GOLD – Bo BASSETT (USA)
SILVER – Roger KANTUN KU (MEX)
BRONZE – Joao AMORIM DE MOURA (BRA)
GOLD – Luke LILLEDAHL (USA)
SILVER – Abel SANCHEZ JUAREZ (PER)
BRONZE – Marco GARCIA ALVAREZ (MEX)
GOLD – Alan KOEHLER (USA)
SILVER – Yan LANDIM RIBEIRO (BRA)
BRONZE – Pedro TORIBIO TORRES (PER)
GOLD – Kael LAURIDSEN (USA)
SILVER – Diego TERRIQUEZ IBARRA (MEX)
BRONZE – Patrick RODRIGUEZ QUINTO (ECU)