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USA Wrestling has released the list of 14 wrestlers that will be sent to Ottawa, Canada for the Pan American Olympic Qualifier.
There are no real surprises on this list based on the criteria of who could be selected. David Taylor will be wrestling in his first match since last year's Beat the Streets, and he will be joined by 2019 world teamers Daton Fix, Zain Retherford, and Nick Gwiazdowski.
On the women's freestyle side, the four representatives were the winners from last week's wrestle-off, plus Kayla Miracle at 62kg. In Greco-Roman the 2019 world teamers at those same Olympic weights will be responsible with trying to qualify the weight for Tokyo.
The qualifying procedures are the same across all three styles: the athletes must finish top two and make the finals to qualify America at that weight for the Games. There will be no true second.
PAN-AMERICAN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER
at Ottawa, Canada (March 13-15, 2020)
Men’s freestyle roster
57kg: Daton Fix (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC))
65kg: Zain Retherford (Nittany Lion WC)
86kg: David Taylor (Nittany Lion WC)
125kg: Nick Gwiazdowski (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack WC)
Women’s freestyle roster
50kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (New York AC/USOPTC)
53kg: Jacarra Winchester (Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC)
57kg: Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids)
62kg: Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC)
60kg: Ildar Hafizov (Army WCAP)
67kg: Ellis Coleman (Army WCAP)
77kg: Pat Smith (Minnesota Storm)
87kg: Joe Rau (Wildcat WC)
97kg: G’Angelo Hancock (Sunkist Kids)
130kg: Adam Coon (New York AC/Cliff Keen WC)
Schedule (Eastern Standard Time)
Friday, March 13
10:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (GR 60-67-77-87-97-130 kg)
5 p.m. – Finals (GR 60-67-77-87-97-130 kg)
Saturday, March 14
10:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (WFS 50-53-57-62-68-76 kg)
5 p.m. – Finals (WFS 50-53-57-62-68-76 kg)
Sunday, March 15
10:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds and repechage (MFS 57-65-74-86-97-125 kg)
5 p.m. – Finals (MFS 57-65-74-86-97-125 kg)