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Junior team set for Pan-Am Champs

June 08, 2021

OAXTEPEC, Mexico – The Canadian junior wrestling team will be back in action for the first time since 2019, competing at the Junior Pan-American Championships in Mexico.

The team of 14 athletes will compete June 10 to 13.

Despite the break in competition, the team will step on the mats with plenty of international experience.

On the women’s side Serena Di Benedetto and Nyla Burgess are both two-time Cadet Pan-Am medallist. Makitha Bristol also took home silver from the 2019 Cadet Championships. The team also has Junior experience in Jolie Brisco who medalled at the event in 2019.

Lachlan McNeil will provide a boost for the men’s team as a two-time Cadet Pan-Am champion. Carson Lee is a Cadet World and Junior Pan-Am medallist. Dechlan Papadopoulos is a two-time Pan-Am medallist at the cadet level, and Nicolae Gandrabura captured bronze in the 2018 championships.

Team List
WW 50KG Serena Di Benedetto
WW 53KG Ivy Threatful
WW 57KG Bronwyn MacGregor
WW 59KG Jolie Brisco
WW 62KG Makitha Bristol
WW 65KG Aylah Mayali
WW 68KG Nyla Burgess
FS 57KG Dechlan Papadopoulos
FS 61KG Nicolae Gandrabura
FS 65KG Lachlan McNeil
FS 70KG Amaan Gulacha
FS 74KG Patrik Leder
FS 79KG Carson Lee
FS 92KG Karanpreet Gill

Kimin Kim
Martine Dugrenier
Ken Burgess
Breanne Graham

Isabelle McLean-Smith

Abbas Mohammadian

Event webcast and results are available on www.uww.org.