Complete 2019 Pan Am Games Recap: 9 Golds For Team USA!

The 2019 Pan Am Games wrapped up today in Lima, Peru. After four days of competition, USA Wrestling brought home an impressive medal haul that included nine golds, two silvers, and four bronzes.

All six of our men's freestyle wrestlers came home with medals. Daton Fix won gold on Friday, taking out world 5th and 2018 Pan Am champ Reineri Andreu Ortega of Cuba in the semis.

Then on Saturday the 10th, Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Snyder, and Nick Gwiazdowski closed out the tournament with three golds. In the finals, Burroughs won a tight one over Franklin Gomez for the second time this year. It was JB's third career gold at the Pan Am Games.

Snyder took out Reineris Salas Perez of Cuba in the semis, and then staged a second period comeback over Venezuela in the finals for his second Pan Am Games title. Gwiz dominated with three 10-0 techs. Also winning bronze in MFS was Pat Downey, who got an emphatic fall in his medal match to finish out his 2-1 performance on the weekend.

Across two days of competition in women's freestyle, all five Americans made the finals (Adeline Gray did not compete). World silver Sarah Hildebrandt did not give up a point, outscoring her opponents 28-0 in three matches.

Not to be outdone, both Kayla Miracle and Tamyra Mensah-Stock had a shutout tech and a pair of falls en route to her gold medal. Whitney Conder won her second Pan Am Games title, scoring 10 points in all her matches.

Pat Smith led the way for Greco on day one with his gold at 77kg. While it was his first Pan Am Games title, he has previously won the Pan American championships three times. Joining him in the finals was world #3 seed G'Angelo Hancock at 97kg, who lost to the same Cuban he fell to in April at the Pan Am championships.

Also earning bronze medals for Team USA in Greco were Ildar Hafizov at 60kg and Ellis Coleman at 67kg, both of whom will represent America at the upcoming world championships in Kazakhstan next month.

Men's Freestyle

57kg: Daton Fix (Titan Mercury/Cowboy RTC) - GOLD
WIN Daniel Alves Do Nascimento (Brazil), 10-0
WIN Reineri Andreu Ortega (Cuba), 4-1
WIN Juan Ramirez Beltre (Dominican Republic), 11-0

65kg: Jaydin Eierman (Titan Mercury) - BRONZE
LOSS Alejandro Valdes Tobier (Cuba), 10-0
WIN Augustin Destribats (Argentina), 15-4

74kg: Jordan Burroughs (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) - GOLD
WIN Abel Herrera Pastor (Peru), 10-0
WIN Geandry Garzon (Cuba), 15-4
WIN Franklin Gomez (Puerto Rico), 4-1

86kg: Pat Downey (Titan Mercury/NJRTC) - BRONZE
WIN Angus Arthur (Jamaica), 14-4
LOSS Yurieski Torreblanca Queralta (Cuba), 7-2
WIN Alexander Moore (Canada), fall 2:52

97kg: Kyle Snyder (Titan Mercury/Ohio RTC) - GOLD
WIN Evan Ramos (Puerto Rico), 10-0
WIN Reineris Salas Perez (Cuba), 3-1
WIN Jose Diaz Roberti (Venezuela), 9-3

125kg: Nick Gwiazdowski (Titan Mercury/Wolfpack RTC) - GOLD
WIN Andrew Gunning (Peru), 10-0
WIN Korey Jarvis (Canada), 10-0
WIN Oscar Pino Hinds (Cuba), 10-0


Women's Freestyle

50kg: Whitney Conder (Army WCAP) - GOLD
WIN Carolina Castillo Hidalgo (Colombia), 10-0
WIN Kamila Barbosa (Brazil), 10-0
WIN Yusneylis Guzman Lopez (Cuba), 10-2

53kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (New York AC) - GOLD
WIN Luisa Valverde Melendres (Ecuador), 8-0
WIN Jade Parsons (Canada), 10-0
WIN Betzabeth Arguello Villegas (Venezuela), 10-0

57kg: Jenna Burkert (Army WCAP) – SILVER
WIN Paula Ramirez (Nicaragua), 10-0
WIN Giullia Rodrigues Penalber de Oliveira (Brazil), 11-0
LOSS Lissette Antes Castillo (Ecuador), 2-1

62kg: Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC) - GOLD
WIN Lais Nunes de Oliveira (Brazil), fall 2:29
WIN Yakelin Estornell Elizastigue (Cuba), fall
WIN Jackeline Renteria Castillo (Colombia), 12-0

68kg: Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Titan Mercury WC) – GOLD
WIN Yanet Sovero Nino (Peru), 12-0
WIN Ambar Garnica Flores (Mexico), fall 4:02
WIN Olivia Di Bacco (Canada), fall 2:17


Greco-Roman

60kg: Ildar Hafizov (Army WCAP) – BRONZE
LOSS Ditcher Toro Castenada (Colombia), 8-3
WIN Emilio Perez Alonzo (Mexico), 7-2

67kg: Ellis Coleman (Army WCAP) – BRONZE
WIN Joilson De Brito Ramos Junior (Brazil), fall 4:52
LOSS Ismael Borrero Molina (Cuba), 8-0
WIN Luis De Leon (Dominican Republic), fall

77kg: Pat Smith (Minnesota Storm) – GOLD
WIN Jair Cuero Munoz (Colombia), 4-1
WIN Emmaunel Benitez Castro (Mexico), 5-1
WIN Wuilexis Rivas Espinoza (Venezuela), 3-2

87kg: Joe Rau (Titan Mercury/Chicago RTC) – FIFTH
WIN Ricardo Cardenas Esquen (Peru), 5-3
LOSS Luis Avendano Rojas (Venezuela), 8-0
LOSS Daniel Gregorich Hechavarria (Cuba), 8-2

97kg: G’Angelo Hancock (Sunkist Kids) – SILVER
WIN Thomas Barreiro (Canada), 9-0
WIN Kevin Mejia (Honduras), 10-0
LOSS Gabriel Rosillo Kindelan (Cuba), 7-2

130kg: Adam Coon (New York AC/Cliff Keen WC)
LOSS Yasmani Acosta Fernandez (Chile), 8-0

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