Hancock Powers Team USA at the Pan Am Olympic Qualifier

Team USA had strong performances in the 1st session of Greco-Roman competition at the Pan Am Olympic Qualifier Event in Canada. Championship finals aside, the main goal is to finish in the top 2 OF your weight class, thereby qualifying the weight for your country to compete at the Olympic Games. To that end, Team USA qualified 4 of the 6 Olympic weights, only coming up short at 77kg and 130kg. Team USA will have one more opportunity to qualify those weights.

GR 60 kg – QUALIFIED

Ildar Hafizov’s place is 2nd and has scored 41.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ildar Hafizov (UNITED STATES) won by decision over Andres Roberto Montano Arroyo (ECUADOR) (Dec 4-3)
  • Quarterfinal – Ildar Hafizov (UNITED STATES) won by tech fall over Marat Garipov (BRAZIL) (TF 9-0)
  • Semifinal – Ildar Hafizov (UNITED STATES) won by decision over Samuel Gurria Vigueras (MEXICO) (Dec 7-2)

GR 67 kg – QUALIFIED

Alejandro S Sancho’s place is 2nd and has scored 40.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Alejandro S Sancho (UNITED STATES) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Alejandro S Sancho (UNITED STATES) won by decision over Enyer Manuel Feliciano (DOMINICA) (Dec 7-1)
  • Semifinal – Alejandro S Sancho (UNITED STATES) won by decision over Manuel Alejandro Lopez Salcedo (MEXICO) (Dec 8-1)

GR 77 kg

Patrick Harrison Smith’s place is 5th and has scored 8.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Patrick Harrison Smith (UNITED STATES) won by tech fall over John Yeats (CANADA) (TF 8-0)
  • Semifinal – Yosvanys Pena Flores (CUBA) won by decision over Patrick Harrison Smith (UNITED STATES) (Dec 6-1)

GR 87 kg – QUALIFIED

Josef Patrick Rau’s place is 2nd and has scored 41.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Josef Patrick Rau (UNITED STATES) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Josef Patrick Rau (UNITED STATES) won by decision over Luis Eduardo Avendano Rojas (VENEZUELA) (Dec 4-4)
  • Semifinal – Josef Patrick Rau (UNITED STATES) won by tech fall over Lesyan Osvaldo Cousin Otomuro (JAMAICA) (TF 9-1)

GR 97 kg – QUALIFIED

Tracy Gangelo Hancock’s place is 2nd and has scored 18.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Tracy Gangelo Hancock (UNITED STATES) won by tech fall over Luis Gerardo Rivera Alvarado (MEXICO) (TF 10-0)
  • Round 2 – Tracy Gangelo Hancock (UNITED STATES) won by tech fall over Luillys Jose Perez Mora (VENEZUELA) (TF 9-0)
  • Round 3 – Tracy Gangelo Hancock (UNITED STATES) won by tech fall over Thomas Rahontsiiosta Barreiro (CANADA) (TF 9-0)
  • Championship Bracket – Tracy Gangelo Hancock (UNITED STATES) won by tech fall over Kevin Mejia Castillo (HONDURAS) (TF 9-0)

GR 130 kg

Adam Jacob Coon’s place is 5th and has scored 5.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Yasmani Acosta Fernandez (CHILE) won by decision over Adam Jacob Coon (UNITED STATES) (Dec 3-2)