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The rosters for men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman teams for the Senior Pan American Championships, being held April 5-7 in Panama City, Panama, have been announced.

The Pan American Championships are the annual continental championships for the nations in North, Central and South America.

In the men’s freestyle division, star wrestlers include 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Coleman Scott at 60 kg/132 lbs. and 2011 Pan Am champion Nick Marable at 74 kg/163 lbs.. Former NCAA champions David Zabriskie at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. and Zach Rey at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. are also headed to Panama this week. Also on the team are Mark McKnight at 55 kg/121 lbs., Drew Headlee at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. and Phil Keddy at 84 kg/185 lbs.

On the Greco-Roman team for the Pan Am Championships are 2010 World Team member Jake Fisher at 74 kg/163 lbs., 2012 University World champion Max Nowry at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Jordan Holm at 84 kg/185 lbs., who took second at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and 2011 U.S. World Team Trials. Also on the team are Jamel Johnson at 60 kg/132 lbs., Kendrick Sanders at 66 kg/145.5 lbs., Caylor Williams at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. and Robbie Smith at 120 kg/264.5 lbs.

In women’s freestyle, there was a wrestle-off on Friday, Feb. 28 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to determine the placements for 48 kg/105.5 lbs., 51 kg/112.25 lbs. and 67 kg/147.5 lbs.. The winners of the wrestle-off were Emily Webster at 48 kg/105.5 lbs., Haley Augello at 51 kg/112.25 lbs. and Julia Salata at 67 kg/147.5 lbs. Also on the team are Sarah Hildebrandt at 55 kg/121 lbs., Shauna Isbell at 59 kg/130 lbs., Jennifer Page at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. and Brittney Roberts at 72 kg/158.5 lbs.

2013 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Panama City, Panama, April 5-7

Men’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman and Women’s Freestyle Rosters


Men’s Freestyle
55 kg/121 lbs. – Mark McKnight, State College, Pa.
60 kg/132 lbs. – Coleman Scott, Stillwater, Okla.
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Drew Headlee, Morgantown, W.Va.
74 kg/163 lbs. – Nick Marable, Columbia, Mo.
84 kg/185 lbs. – Phil Keddy, Iowa City, Iowa
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – David Zabriskie, Bethlehem, Pa.
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Zach Rey, Hopatcong, N.J.
Coaches – Chris Bono, Brookings, S.D.; Mike Duroe, Marion, Iowa

Greco-Roman
55 kg/121 lbs. – Max Nowry, Wheeling, Ill.
60 kg/132 lbs. – Jamel Johnson, Greensboro, N.C.
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Kendrick Sanders, Homestead, Fla.
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jake Fisher, Minneapolis, Minn.
84 kg/185 lbs. – Jordan Holm, Minneapolis, Minn.
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Caylor Williams, Melbourne, Fla.
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Robbie Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coaches – Shon Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Steve Fraser, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Women’s Freestyle
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Emily Webster, Sedalia, Mo.
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Haley Augello, Lockport, Ill.
55 kg/121 lbs. – Sarah Hildebrandt, Granger, Ind.
59 kg/130 lbs. – Shauna Isbell, Flagstaff, Ariz.
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Jennifer Page, Orangevale, Calif.
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Julia Salata, Canton, Mich.
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Brittney Roberts, Santa Fe, Texas
Coaches – Alex Conti, Fredonia, N.Y.; Terry Steiner, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Medical – Dr. AJ Monseau, Morgantown W.V.; Randy Boswell, Newman Lake, Wash.
Officials – Fidel Albelo, Miami, Fla.; Bill Grant, Iverness, Fla.
Team Leader – Noel Thompson, New York, N.Y.
CPLA Congress – James Ravannack, Metairie La.; Richard Bender, Colorado Springs, Colo.; James Scherr, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Event Schedule

Thursday, April 4
4:00-5:00 p.m. – Medical examinations and weigh-ins (Greco-Roman)

Friday, April 5
12:00-5:00 p.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (Greco-Roman)
4:00-5:00 p.m. – Medical examinations and weigh-ins (women’s freestyle)
6:00-6:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Final matches & award ceremonies (Greco-Roman)

Saturday, April 6
12:00-5:00 p.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (women’s freestyle)
4:00-5:00 p.m. – Medical examinations and weigh-ins (men’s freestyle)
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Final matches & award ceremonies (women’s freestyle)

Sunday, April 7
12:00-5:00 p.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (men’s freestyle)
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Final matches & award ceremonies (men’s freestyle)

2012 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
2012 Champions


Men’s Freestyle
55 kg/121 lbs. – Sam Hazewinkel (USA)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Yowlys Bonne Rodriguez (Cuba)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Phillip Simpson (USA)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Trent Paulson (USA)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Raymond Jordan (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Dustin Kilgore (USA)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Tervel Dlagnev (USA)

Greco-Roman
55 kg/121 lbs. – Javier Dumenigo Gonzalez (Cuba)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Ismael Borrero (Cuba)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Pedro Isaac Mulens Herrera (Cuba)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Andrew Bisek (USA)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Chas Betts (USA)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Yasmany Lugo Cabrera (Cuba)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Mijain Lopez (Cuba)

Women’s Freestyle
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Patricia Alejandra Bermudez (Argentina)
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Jessica MacDonald (Canada)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA)
59 kg/130 lbs. – Amanda Gerhart (Canada)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Sandra Roa Velandia (Colombia)
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Megan Buydens (Canada)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Stephany Lee (USA)
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