Men's Freestyle Team For Pan Ams Announced

Men's Freestyle Team For Pan Ams Announced
Photo: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
USA Wrestling has announced the men's freestyle roster for the 2017 Pan Am championships. All three styles have now been determined, and at least part of the delegation leaves as early as today for the host city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

Leading the team is Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder, as well as his fellow world champion Buckeye in Logan Stieber. Joining them is 2015 world bronze medalist James Green, fresh off his title at the U.S. Open on Saturday night.

Anchoring Team USA at heavyweight is Dom Bradley, the defending Pan Am champ at 125kg. Bookending Bradley on the opposite side is Dave Schultz champ Tyler Graff, looking to earn his first continental medal.

Rounding out the team is two-time NCAA champ and past junior world medalist Gabe Dean, 2013 U.S. Open champ Kellen Russell and current Wisconsin assistant Kyle Ruschell, a 2014 national team member who was third at that year's world team trials.

Greco-Roman competes on Friday, May 5th. Women's freestyle takes the mat on Saturday, May 6th. Men's freestyle closes out the event on Sunday, May 7th.


At Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, May 5-7

Event Schedule (All times local)

Friday, May 5
10 a.m. -- Greco-Roman Qualification Rounds and Repechage
5 p.m. -- Opening Ceremony5:30 p.m. -- Greco-Roman Medal Matches

Saturday, May 6
10 a.m. -- Women's Freestyle Qualification Rounds and Repechage
5 p.m. -- Women's Freestyle Medal Matches

Sunday, May 7
10 a.m. - Men's Freestyle Qualification Rounds and Repechage
5 p.m. - Men's Freestyle Medal Matches

U.S. Men's Freestyle Roster

57kg -- Tyler Graff, Titan Mercury
61kg -- Logan Stieber, Titan Mercury/Ohio RTC
65kg -- Kellen Russell, NYAC/Cliff Keen WC
70kg -- James Green, Titan Mercury
74kg -- Kyle Ruschell, NYACBadger WC
86kg -- Gabe Dean, Titan MercuryFinger Lakes WC
97kg -- Kyle Snyder, Titan Mercury/Ohio RTC
125kg -- Dom Bradley, Sunkist Kids
Coach -- Bill Zadick, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach -- Kevin Jackson, Ames, Iowa
Coach -- Damion Hahn, Ithaca, N.Y.
Official -- Danny Blackshear, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Official -- Casey Brennan-Goessl, Osceola, Wis.
Official -- Umberto Fasolino, Cutchogue, N.Y.

U.S. Greco-Roman Roster

59kg -- Ryan Mango, U.S. Army WCAP
66kg -- Hayden Tuma, U.S. Army WCAP
71kg -- Pat Smith, Minnesota Storm
75kg -- Kamal Bey, Sunkist Kids
80kg -- Cheney Haight, NYAC
85kg -- Ben Provisor, NYAC
98kg -- G'Angelo Hancock, NYAC
130kg -- Robby Smith, NYAC
Coach -- Matt Lindland, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach -- Spenser Mango, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach -- Kevin Bracken, Castle Rock, Colo.

U.S. Women's Freestyle Roster

48kg -- Victoria Anthony, Sunkist Kids
53kg -- Haley Augello, NYAC
55kg -- Becka Leathers, Titan Mercury
58kg -- Kayla Miracle, Sunkist Kids
60kg -- Alli Ragan, Sunkist Kids
63kg -- Mallory Velte, Titan Mercury
69kg -- Forrest Molinari, Titan Mercury
75kg -- Victoria Francis, Titan Mercury
Coach -- Terry Steiner, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach -- Israel Silva, Fresno, Calif.
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