USA wins seven golds and three silvers in Greco-Roman at U17 Pan American Championships in Argentina

Farmington’s Cole Han-Lindemyer wins silver

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Led by seven champions and three runners-up, the United States won the team title at the U17 Pan American Championships on Friday.

Team USA scored 235 points in the event, more than doubling the second-place team from Argentina, which had 107 points. Placing third was Brazil with 104 points, with 12 nations scoring team points.

The United States had an impressive 28-3 overall record in the 10 weight classes.

“Overall, the U.S. team wrestled with a lot of passion,” said U.S. coach Mike Pila. “Developmentally, it was a good tournament for them. For many of them, this was their first international experience,, but they trained and competed like veterans. The guys made adjustments in matches and wrestled hard, but with composure. Personally, I look forward to watching them grow as they move through the Junior and Senior ranks. They represented their country, clubs and families well, and they all have bright futures ahead. The staff is very proud of them.” Continue reading at teamusa.org →

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