Pan-Am Qualifier Roster Set for Team USA

Daton Fix – Team USA
Photo by Geoffrey Riccio

Team USA has announce their roster for the all important Pan-American Olympic Qualifier. With only 4 weight classes qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games, these athletes have their work cut out for them. To date, Team USA has qualified 74kg and 97kg for Men’s Freestyle – 68kg and 76kg for Women’s Freestyle and no weights for Greco-Roman.

The top 2 placers in each weight class will qualify the weight for the Games in Tokyo. The final opportunity to qualify a weight class with take place in late April at the World Olympic Games Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria.

at Ottawa, Canada (March 13-15, 2020)

Men’s freestyle roster
57 kg: Daton Fix (Stillwater, Okla./Titan Mercury WC)
65 kg: Zain Retherford (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC)
86 kg: David Taylor (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC)
125 kg: Nick Gwiazdowski (Raleigh, N.C./Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack WC)

Women’s freestyle roster
50 kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/USOPTC)
53 kg: Jacarra Winchester (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC)
57 kg: Helen Maroulis (Rockville, Md./Sunkist Kids)
62 kg: Kayla Miracle (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids)

Greco-Roman roster
60 kg: Ildar Hafizov (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP)
67 kg: Ellis Coleman (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP)
77 kg: Pat Smith (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm)
87 kg: Joe Rau (Chicago, Ill./Chicago RTC)
97 kg: G’Angelo Hancock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids)
130 kg: Adam Coon (Ann Arbor, Mich./New York AC/Cliff Keen WC)

Schedule (EST 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)