U.S. Cadet teams ready for Pan American Championships this weekend in Guatemala

BY TAYLOR MILLER, USA WRESTLING

Photo: Carson Manville (left) and Emily Shilson (right) lead the U.S. teams this weekend in Guatemala. 

The United States is sending a team of tough Cadet-aged athletes to the Cadet Pan American Championships this weekend in Guatemala City, Guatemala, May 25-27.

The Greco-Roman portion of competition is set for Friday, followed by women’s freestyle action on Saturday and men’s freestyle competition on Saturday.

The U.S. men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman teams consist of the same 10 wrestlers, competing in both styles.

The 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships is a qualifier for the 2019 Youth Olympic Games. All 10 UWW weights will be competed in each style this weekend, however, only five in each style are Youth Olympic Games weights.

The YOG weights in women’s freestyle are 43 kg, 49 kg, 57 kg, 65 kg and 73 kg. In order to qualify the women’s weights for the Games, athletes must finish in the top-two.

In Greco-Roman, the YOG weights are 45 kg, 51 kg, 60 kg, 71 kg and 92 kg, while the freestyle weights are 48 kg, 55 kg, 65 kg, 80 kg and 110 kg. In both Greco and men’s freestyle, athletes must win their bracket in order to qualify their country for the Youth Olympic Games.

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