Michael O'MALLEY (USA)

Michael O'MALLEY (USA)

Five Men's Freestyle Champions Guide USA Past Canada at Cadet Pan American C'ships

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (July 9) – Five champions and ten total medalists cleared the way for the United States to bring home the men’s freestyle team title on Sunday evening at the Cadet Pan American Championships.

The win gave the U.S. its third team title in as many days as it swept the field in all three international styles of wrestling. Moreover, every U.S. entrant this weekend picked up a medal, 15 of which were gold.

Two American men pulled off the always-difficult double gold by winning titles in both Greco-Roman and freestyle. Carson MANVILLE (USA) achieved this feat at 58 kg, while Peyton ROBB (USA) did so at 69 kg. Coincidentally, both men hail from the state of Minnesota.

Robb was especially impressive as the weekend unfolded. He steamrolled through the freestyle tournament with three 10-0 technical fall victories, including his decisive win over Adam Michael SCOTT (CAN) in the gold-medal match. Add in his Greco-Roman results, and Robb won all six of his matches by technical fall, outscoring his opponents by a combined 57-0 mark.

Peyton ROBB (USA)

Peyton ROBB (USA)

The sweet surprise of the day for the U.S. was 76 kg champion Michael O’MALLEY (USA). Like his teammate Robb, O’Malley ran through the 76 kg bracket with three 10-0 technical falls. He outfought Carson LEE (CAN) in the championship match. O’Malley was awarded the Golden Boot as the most outstanding wrestler of the men’s freestyle tournament.

American talents Parker DECKER (USA) and Hunter DEJONG (USA) added to their nation’s gold medal tally. Decker outlasted the gritty Ramon Alejandro GUZMAN ROMERO (MEX) 10-7 in the 46 kg gold-medal final. DeJong posted a perfect 4-0 record in a five-man round robin at 85 kg with two pins on the day.

The U.S. tallied silver medals from Hunter LEWIS (USA) at 50 kg, King SANDOVAL (USA) at 54 kg and Greco-Roman champion Jace PUNKE (USA) at 100 kg, in addition to bronze medals from Greco-Roman champion Tommy CURRAN (USA) at 42 kg and Kevon DAVENPORT (USA) at 63 kg.

With its 10-medal performance, the U.S. amassed 93 team points to edge the stingy runners-up from Canada by five points. Canada put together a nine-medal outing with three gold medalists. Mexico found itself in third place with 72 team points, eight medalists and two champions. 

Trystan Hideki KATO (CAN)

Trystan Hideki KATO (CAN) 

63 kg champion Trystan Hideki KATO (CAN) won the most competitive final of the tournament in last-second fashion. Trailing by three points in the final moments, Kato secured a takedown and turn as time expired to defeat Diego Antonio SANDOVAL ZARCO (MEX), 9-8.

Lachlan Maurice MCNEIL (CAN) turned in the most dominant Canadian performance of the day with two technical fall victories, plus a nine-point win over runner-up Lewis of the United States, on his way to the 50 kg gold.

Big man Kyle Ruben Jason JORDON (CAN) had his way with the 100 kg field to add Canada’s third gold medal in men’s freestyle. He won four total bouts in a five-man round-robin bracket with two of his wins coming by way of pin and one by 10-0 technical fall. He edged the United States’ Punke, who won the silver medal, in the first round of action, 3-1.

Juan Carlos LAVAT CORTEZ (MEX)

Juan Carlos LAVAT CORTEZ (MEX) 

Mexico navigated two lightweight athletes to gold medals, Juan Carlos LAVAT CORTEZ (MEX) at 42 kg and Roberto ALEJANDRO BLANCO (MEX) at 54 kg. Lavat Cortez went a perfect 3-0 in the 42 kg round-robin bracket with two pins to his credit. Alejandro Blanco posted two 10-0 wins, one fall and a 5-2 decision in the championship match over Sandoval from the U.S.

Complete brackets, match-by-match results and archived video from all three styles at the Cadet Pan American Championships is available at unitedworldwrestling.com.

Final Results

42 kg

Round 3:  Juan Carlos LAVAT CORTEZ (MEX) df. Thomas CURRAN (USA) by VPO1, 8-6 

Round 3:  Gregor Edward MCNEIL (CAN) df. Jose Francisco BERDECIA CRUZ (PUR) by VSU1, 16-5

 

Round 2:  Juan Carlos LAVAT CORTEZ (MEX) df. Jose Francisco BERDECIA CRUZ (PUR) by VFA, 8-2 

Round 2:  Gregor Edward MCNEIL (CAN) df. Thomas CURRAN (USA) by VSU1, 16-6

 

Round 1:  Thomas CURRAN (USA) df. Jose Francisco BERDECIA CRUZ (PUR) by VPO1, 14-9 

Round 1:  Juan Carlos LAVAT CORTEZ (MEX) df. Gregor Edward MCNEIL (CAN) by VFA, 8-2

46 kg

Gold: Parker DECKER (USA) df. Ramon Alejandro GUZMAN ROMERO (MEX) by VPO1, 10-7

Bronze: Fotis Dechlan David PAPADOPOULOS (CAN) df. Jean BOLIVAR (VEN) by VSU, 10-0

Bronze: Junior Ismael MEDINA GUAMAN (ECU) df. Edgardo Agustin GARCIA (ARG) by VPO1, 7-6

 

Semifinal:  Ramon Alejandro GUZMAN ROMERO (MEX) df. Jean BOLIVAR (VEN) by VSU1, 12-2 

Semifinal:  Parker DECKER (USA) df. Junior Ismael MEDINA GUAMAN (ECU) by VSU1, 12-1

50 kg

Round 3:  Hunter LEWIS (USA) df. Emanuel Nicolas PINTOS (ARG) by VSU1, 15-2 

Round 3:  Lachlan Maurice MCNEIL (CAN) df. Gandy Yosdan MALLQUI AMAO (PER) by VSU, 10-0

 

Round 2:  Hunter LEWIS (USA) df. Gandy Yosdan MALLQUI AMAO (PER) by VFA, 4-0 

Round 2:  Lachlan Maurice MCNEIL (CAN) df. Emanuel Nicolas PINTOS (ARG) by VSU, 10-0

 

Round 1:  Gandy Yosdan MALLQUI AMAO (PER) df. Emanuel Nicolas PINTOS (ARG) by VSU, 11-0 

Round 1:  Lachlan Maurice MCNEIL (CAN) df. Hunter LEWIS (USA) by VPO1, 11-2

54 kg

Gold: Roberto ALEJANDRO BLANCO (MEX) df. King SANDOVAL (USA) by VPO1, 5-2

Bronze: Bryan Jose HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ (PUR) df. Brayan Lucas DE OLIVEIRA PEREIRA (BRA) by VSU, 10-0

Bronze: Brayden Alexander TODD (CAN) df. Victor PARRA (VEN) by VSU, 10-0

 

Semifinal:  Roberto ALEJANDRO BLANCO (MEX) df. Bryan Jose HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ (PUR) by VSU, 10-0 

Semifinal:  King SANDOVAL (USA) df. Brayden Alexander TODD (CAN) by VFA, 4-0

58 kg

Gold: Carson MANVILLE (USA) df. Carlos Antonio MENDOZA PENA (MEX) by VSU1, 13-2

Bronze: Esteban David PEREZ CASTELLANOS (GUA) df. Angel Enrrique TINOCO TORRES (PER) by VPO1, 6-4

Bronze: Patrik LEDER (CAN) df. Jose Rafael BERNAL MIRANDA (PUR) by VSU, 10-0

 

Semifinal:  Carlos Antonio MENDOZA PENA (MEX) df. Angel Enrrique TINOCO TORRES (PER) by VPO, 6-0 

Semifinal:  Carson MANVILLE (USA) df. Patrik LEDER (CAN) by VPO1, 7-2

63 kg

Gold: Trystan Hideki KATO (CAN) df. Diego Antonio SANDOVAL ZARCO (MEX) by VPO1, 9-8

Bronze: Kevon DAVENPORT (USA) df. Cristian DE LIMA LEITE (BRA) by VPO1, 10-6

Bronze: Jorge Franco GATICA HINRIKSEN (CHI) df. Enzo Jesus JUAREZ VILA (PER) by VSU1, 14-4

 

Semifinal:  Diego Antonio SANDOVAL ZARCO (MEX) df. Cristian DE LIMA LEITE (BRA) by VPO1, 8-1 

Semifinal:  Trystan Hideki KATO (CAN) df. Jorge Franco GATICA HINRIKSEN (CHI) by VPO1, 12-7

69 kg

Gold: Peyton ROBB (USA) df. Adam Michael SCOTT (CAN) by VSU, 10-0

Bronze: Onid Jarel OLAVARRIA MONTILLA (PUR) df. Renato Patricio DA SILVA (BRA) by VSU, 10-0

Bronze: Alfonso Salvador VILLANUEVA CEJA (MEX) df. Brisd Jahzeel WALTTUONI ROJAS (PER) by VPO1, 6-6

 

Semifinal:  Peyton ROBB (USA) df. Onid Jarel OLAVARRIA MONTILLA (PUR) by VSU, 10-0 

Semifinal:  Adam Michael SCOTT (CAN) df. Brisd Jahzeel WALTTUONI ROJAS (PER) by VSU, 10-0

76 kg

Gold: Michael O'MALLEY (USA) df. Carson Barry LEE (CAN) by VSU, 10-0

Bronze: Israel Isaac MARTINEZ (ARG) df. Jose Luiz DA SILVA TRINDADE (BRA) by VFA, 12-7

Bronze: Carlos Andres CARCELEN ACHIG (ECU) df. Oswaldo ADARME (VEN) by VFA, 4-0

 

Semifinal:  Carson Barry LEE (CAN) df. Israel Isaac MARTINEZ (ARG) by VSU, 10-0 

Semifinal:  Michael O'MALLEY (USA) df. Oswaldo ADARME (VEN) by VSU, 10-0

85 kg

Round 5:  Pedro Dayanne GARAY LOPEZ (MEX) df. Sunny Singh BENNING (CAN) by VPO1, 7-2 

Round 5:  Christian Allen SALTER (PUR) df. Marcos Paulo BARBOSA DA SILVA (BRA) by VPO1, 10-3

 

Round 4:  Christian Allen SALTER (PUR) df. Sunny Singh BENNING (CAN) by VPO1, 12-4 

Round 4:  Hunter DE JONG (USA) df. Pedro Dayanne GARAY LOPEZ (MEX) by VPO1, 10-4

 

Round 3:  Sunny Singh BENNING (CAN) df. Marcos Paulo BARBOSA DA SILVA (BRA) by VPO, 6-0 

Round 3:  Hunter DE JONG (USA) df. Christian Allen SALTER (PUR) by VFA, 7-1

 

Round 2:  Pedro Dayanne GARAY LOPEZ (MEX) df. Marcos Paulo BARBOSA DA SILVA (BRA) by VSU, 10-0 

Round 2:  Hunter DE JONG (USA) df. Sunny Singh BENNING (CAN) by VFA, 12-0

 

Round 1:  Pedro Dayanne GARAY LOPEZ (MEX) df. Christian Allen SALTER (PUR) by VPO1, 8-3 

Round 1:  Hunter DE JONG (USA) df. Marcos Paulo BARBOSA DA SILVA (BRA) by VSU, 10-0

100 kg

Round 5:  Igor Fernando ALVES DE QUEIROZ (BRA) df. Darwin ARAUJO (VEN) by VIN, 0-0 

Round 5:  Kyle Ruben Jason JORDON (CAN) df. Luis Rodrigo OROZCO CORTEZ (MEX) by VFA, 6-0

 

Round 4:  Luis Rodrigo OROZCO CORTEZ (MEX) df. Darwin ARAUJO (VEN) by VFO, 0-0 

Round 4:  Jace PUNKE (USA) df. Igor Fernando ALVES DE QUEIROZ (BRA) by VSU1, 13-1

 

Round 3:  Kyle Ruben Jason JORDON (CAN) df. Darwin ARAUJO (VEN) by VSU, 10-0 

Round 3:  Jace PUNKE (USA) df. Luis Rodrigo OROZCO CORTEZ (MEX) by VPO1, 4-3

 

Round 2:  Kyle Ruben Jason JORDON (CAN) df. Igor Fernando ALVES DE QUEIROZ (BRA) by VFA, 6-0 

Round 2:  Jace PUNKE (USA) df. Darwin ARAUJO (VEN) by VSU, 10-0

 

Round 1:  Luis Rodrigo OROZCO CORTEZ (MEX) df. Igor Fernando ALVES DE QUEIROZ (BRA) by VFA, 9-4 

Round 1:  Kyle Ruben Jason JORDON (CAN) df. Jace PUNKE (USA) by VPO1, 3-1