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  • Photo: Tony Rotundo

    Photo: Tony Rotundo

    Americans Dominate the 2022 Pan-American Championships

    Pan-American champions Forrest Molinari (left), Thomas Gilman (center), and Sam Jones (Photos/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)


    Over the weekend, many of our top Senior-level competitors headed to Acapulco, Mexico. Not for a vacation, but to compete at the 2022 Pan American Championships. Overall, Team USA cleaned up with 24 medals in 30 weight classes. The men's freestyle team lost one contested match, and overall, the Americans left with more than half of the gold medal (17) awarded. Here are the final results for each of the American competitors that represented us at the event.

    Men's Freestyle

    57 kg


    Gold Medal - Thomas Gilman (USA) over Darian Cruz (Puerto Rico) 11-0


    61 kg

    Gold Medal - Daton Fix (USA) over Joey Silva (Puerto Rico) 11-0. Silva was silver medalist in round robin. This wasn't a gold medal match.


    65 kg

    Gold Medal - Joey McKenna (USA) over Sebastian Rivera (Puerto Rico) 10-0


    70 kg

    No Medal - Injury Default by Zain Retherford (USA)


    74 kg

    Gold Medal - Kyle Dake (USA) over Franklin Gomez (Puerto Rico) 10-1


    79 kg

    Gold Medal - Jordan Burroughs (USA) over Samuel Barmish (Canada) 12-1. Barmish was silver medalist in round robin. This wasn't a gold medal match.

    86 kg

    Gold Medal - Zahid Valencia (USA) over Lazaro Hernandez (Cuba) 4-1


    92 kg


    Gold Medal - J'den Cox (USA) over Jeremy Poirier (Canada) 11-0. Poirier was silver medalist in round robin. This wasn't a gold medal match.


    97 kg

    Gold Medal - Kyle Snyder (USA) over Arturo Silot Torres (Cuba) 12-1


    125 kg

    Gold Medal - Amar Dhesi (Canada) over Nick Gwiazdowski (USA) 5-3


    Women's Freestyle


    50 kg


    Gold Medal - Sarah Hildebrandt (USA) over Madison Parks (Canada) 10-0


    53 kg

    Gold Medal - Dom Parrish (USA) over Luisa Valverde Melendres (Ecuador) Fall


    55 kg

    Gold Medal - Karla Godinez Gonzalez (Canada) over Jacarra Winchester (USA) 8-5


    57 kg

    Bronze Medal - Giullia Rodrigues Penalber de Oliveira (Brazil) over Cameron Guerin (USA) 7-7


    59 kg

    Bronze Medal - Ameyalli Jessel Rojas (Mexico) over Xochitl Mota-Pettis (USA) 19-8


    62 kg

    Gold Medal - Ana Godinez Gonzalez (Canada) over Kayla Miracle (USA) Default


    65 kg

    Gold Medal - Forrest Molinari (USA) over Miki Rowbottom (Canada) Fall


    72 kg

    Gold Medal - Skylar Grote (USA) over Brenda Aguiar Dos Santos (Brazil) 10-0. Aguiar Dos Santos was silver medalist in round robin. This wasn't a gold medal match.


    76 kg

    Gold Medal - Dymond Guilford (USA) over Genesis Reasco Valdez (Ecuador) 1-1


    Men's Greco-Roman

    55 kg

    Gold Medal - Brady Koontz (USA) over Axel Salas Esquivel (Mexico) 9-1 Salas Esquivel was silver medalist in round robin. This wasn't a gold medal match.


    60 kg

    Gold Medal - Randon Miranda (USA) over Samuel Gurria Vigueras (Mexico) 12-8


    63 kg

    Gold Medal - Sam Jones (USA) over Jose Rodriguez Hernandez (Mexico) 10-0


    67 kg

    No Medal - Hayden Tuma went 1-1


    72 kg

    Gold Medal - Patrick Smith (USA) over Edsson Olmos Gutierrez (Mexico) 4-2. Olmos Gutierrez was silver medalist in round robin. This wasn't a gold medal match.


    77 kg

    Bronze Medal - RaVaughn Perkins (USA) over Emmanuel Benitez Castro (Mexico) 3-2


    82 kg

    Bronze Medal - Tyler Cunningham (USA) over Nestor Taffur (Colombia) Cautions


    87 kg

    No Medal - Richard Carlson went 0-1


    97 kg

    Bronze Medal - Nicholas Boykin (USA) over Eduardo Gajardo Meneses (Chile) Injury Default


    130 kg

    No Medal - Tanner Farmer went 0-2

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