Hunter DeJong to Compete in Cadet Greco-Roman Pan American Championships in Argentina

BY RICHARD IMMEL, USA WRESTLING

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The U.S. Greco-Roman team has weighed-in and received draws for the 2017 Cadet Pan American Championships being held at the Gimnasio Polideportivo CENARD in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday.

There will be 10 American athletes competing in the Greco-Roman competition, all of whom are highly accomplished in domestic competition. All 10 athletes placed in the top six of their respective weight class at the UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals held in Akron, Ohio last month.

Five U.S. entrants will battle in round-robin format brackets and wrestle either three or four total matches. These athletes include Tommy Curran (Warrenville, Ill.) at 42 kg/92 lbs., Parker Decker (Keller, Texas) at 46 kg/101 lbs., King Sandoval (Waldorf, Md.) at 54 kg/119 lbs., Michael O’Malley (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.) at 76 kg/167 lbs. and Hunter DeJong (Little Rock, Iowa) at 85 kg/187 lbs.

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