Photo of Darrien Roberts by Osvaldo Aguilar, UWW.
Official release courtesy of Taylor Miller/USA Wrestling.
OAXTEPEC, Mexico – Team USA wrapped up a successful Cadet and Junior Pan American Championships, earning 11 gold medals and one silver medal in the final day of competition in Oaxtepec, Mexico.
Contested today were the finals weights in Junior men’s freestyle and Cadet Greco-Roman. The U.S. took team titles in both divisions.
Across the six tournaments this weekend, USA won 42 gold medals, 10 silver medals and two bronze medals in addition to team titles in all six divisions.
Junior men’s freestyle
The USA qualified all six men’s freestyle weight for the Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia, in December, thanks to medal-winning performances from Darrien Roberts (86 kg), Santos Cantu (97 kg) and Josh Heindelsman (125 kg).
Athletes who finish top-eight in the Olympic weight classes qualify their countries for the Pan Am Games.
Roberts won gold at 86 kg edging out Liosbel Hernandez Bustamante of Cuba, 6-5, in the finals. Heindelsman also scored a gold medal at 125 kg with a 3-0 record, including two pins. Wrestling at 97 kg, Cantu earned a silver medal after going 3-1 on Sunday.
Edward Scott (70 kg), Jacob Logan (79 kg) and Tyler Hannah (92 kg) won gold medals at the non-Olympic weights.
The USA secured the team title with 230 points. Mexico was second with 129 points and Canada took third with 123 points.
The U.S. Cadet Greco-Roman team completed a perfect week, sweeping all 20 gold medals in men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. Today, the squad picked up the final six gold medals in the Cadet division.
The six champions today included Brock Bobzien (60 kg), Pierson Manville (65 kg), Thor Michaelson (71 kg), Ryder Rogotzke (80 kg), Peter Casale (92 kg) and Jim Mullen (110 kg), who all picked up their second gold medals of the week, adding to their freestyle titles.
USA won the team title with 250 points. Mexico took second with 152 points and Brazil finished third with 87 points.
2021 CADET AND JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 9-13 | Oaxtepec, Mexico
U.S. Junior men’s freestyle results
70 kg: Edward Scott – GOLD
WIN Obed Rodriguez Tapia (Mexico), 10-0
WIN Lautaro Seghesso (Argentina), fall 0:26
WIN Amaan Gulacha (Canada), 10-0
WIN Wilfrido Samaniego Quijada (Panama)
79 kg: Jacob Logan – GOLD
WIN Franco Chilanza (Argentina), 10-0
WIN Kevin De Leon Trevino (Mexico), 7-0
WIN Deshon O’Skeete (Canada), 10-0
WIN Carson Lee (Canada), 9-3
86 kg: Darrien Roberts – GOLD
WIN Steven Rodriguez Torreyes (Venezuela), 10-0
WIN Lucas Imbernon da Silva (Brazil), 13-2
WIN Liosbel Hernandez Bustamante (Cuba), 6-5
92 kg: Tyler Hannah – GOLD
WIN Adrian Zapata Jacobo (Mexico), fall 1:22
WIN Karanpreet Gill (Canada), 4-2
97 kg: Santos Cantu – SILVER
WIN Carlos Mendoza Moncada (Venezuela), 11-0
WIN Kenett Martinez Viloria (Colombia), fall 2:03
WIN Josue Campos Arizpe (Mexico), 5-3
LOSS Arturo Silot Torres (Cuba), 10-0
125 kg: Josh Heindelsman – GOLD
WIN Shavere Tempro (Barbados), forfeit
WIN Yoan Robert Ramirez (Cuba), fall 3:48
WIN Gabriel de Sousa Silva (Brazil), fall 2:22
U.S. Cadet Greco-Roman results
60 kg: Brock Bobzien – GOLD
WIN Joao Da Silva Neto (Brazil), 14-4
WIN Victor Camarena Ascencio (Mexico), fall 0:38
WIN Edwin Allain Miranda (Peru), 9-5
65 kg: Pierson Manville – GOLD
WIN Isaac Lopez Perez (El Salvador), fall 0:16
WIN Franco Gonzalez Palma (Chile), fall 0:50
WIN Marco Fernandez Cubas (Peru), 5-2
WIN Oliver Plascencia Estrada (Mexico), 8-0
71 kg: Thor Michaelson – GOLD
WIN Dario Cubas Castillo (Peru)
WIN Hector Loera Rojas (Mexico), 10-0
WIN Angelo Café de Oliveira (Brazil), fall 3:08
WIN Isacc Tenorio Mosquera (Ecuador), 8-0
80 kg: Ryder Rogotzke – GOLD
WIN Enrique Olvera Rodriguez (Mexico), 4-1
92 kg: Peter Casale – GOLD
WIN Ivan Coronado Garcia (Mexico), win by injury default
WIN Mateus Freier Santos (Brazil), 8-0
110 kg: Jim Mullen – GOLD
WIN Alan Perez Uribe (Mexico), 8-0
JUNIOR MEN’S FREESTYLE RESULTS
GOLD – Edward SCOTT (USA)
SILVER – Lautaro SEGHESSO (ARG)
BRONZE – Amaan GULACHA (CAN)
GOLD – Jacob LOGAN (USA)
SILVER – Carson LEE (CAN)
BRONZE – Kevin DE LEON TREVINO (MEX)
GOLD – Darrien ROBERTS (USA)
SILVER – Liosbel HERNANDEZ BUSTAMANTE (CUB)
BRONZE – Juan ITURRIZA RUIZ (MEX)
BRONZE – Lucas IMBERNON DA SILVA (BRA)
GOLD – Tyler HANNAH (USA)
SILVER – Karanpreet GILL (CAN)
BRONZE – Adrian ZAPATA JACOBO (MEX)
GOLD – Arturo SILOT TORRES (CUB)
SILVER – Santos CANTU (USA)
BRONZE – Josue CAMPOS ARIZPE (MEX)
GOLD – Joshua HEINDELSMAN (USA)
SILVER – Gabriel de SOUSA SILVA (BRA)
BRONZE – Luis OROZCO CORTEZ (MEX)
BRONZE – Yoan ROBERT RAMIREZ (CUB)
CADET GRECO-ROMAN RESULTS
GOLD – Brock BOBZIEN (USA)
SILVER – Edwin ALLAIN MIRANDA (PER)
BRONZE – Joao DA SILVA NETO (BRA)
GOLD – Pierson MANVILLE (USA)
SILVER – Marco FERNANDEZ CUBAS (PER)
BRONZE – Oliver PLASCENCIA ESTRADA (MEX)
GOLD – Thor MICHAELSON (USA)
SILVER – Isaac TENORIO MOSQUERA (ECU)
BRONZE – Hector LOERA ROJAS (MEX)
GOLD – Ryder ROGOTZKE (USA)
SILVER – Enrique OLVERA RODRIGUEZ (MEX)
GOLD – Peter CASALE (USA)
SILVER – Mateus FREIRE SANTOS (BRA)
BRONZE – Ivan CORONADO GARCIA (MEX)
GOLD – James MULLEN (USA)
SILVER – Alan PEREZ URIBE (MEX)