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Juniors looking to continue success at Pan-Am Championships

August 07, 2018

FORTALEZA, Brazil – Sixteen of Canada’s top junior wrestlers are taking on the Americas at the Pan-American Championships.

The team will be looking to continue last year’s success at the Junior Championships, where the women’s team finished first and the men’s team finished second. The women brought home six medals (two gold, three silver, one bronze), while the men’s team secured four (two gold, two silver).

Dejah Slater will be returning to the team after being named 2017 Junior Wrestler of the Year for her fifth-place finish at the 2017 Junior World Championships. The Team Impact wrestler captured silver at the 2017 Pan-Am Championships.

Hannah Taylor of Brock Wrestling Club and Jayd Davis, Slater’s teammate at Team Impact, also took home silver medals from the 2017 Pan-Am Championships.

On the men’s side, Aly Barghout is the lone returning medallist. Barghout, of Montreal YMHA, was a silver medallist at the 2017 edition of the championships.


Junior Pan-American Championships Schedule:

(Local time)

Saturday August 18

10:00 am – Qualification rounds and repechage – women

6:00 pm – Finals – women


Sunday August 19

10:00 am – Qualification rounds and repechage – men

6:00 pm – Finals – men


Team list


50 kg – Samantha Romano – Brock Wrestling Club

53 kg – Jayd Davis – Team Impact Wrestling Club

57 kg – Hannah Taylor – Brock Wrestling Club

59 kg – Sara Brinkac – Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club

62 kg – Wendy Liu – Team Impact Wrestling Club

65 kg – Megan Fendelet – Edmonton Bears Wrestling Club

68 kg – Dejah Slater – Team Impact Wrestling Club



57 kg – Brayden Todd – London-Western Wrestling Club

61 kg – Marco Palermo – Lakehead Wrestling Club

65 kg – Connor McNeice – Cochrane Cowboys Wrestling Club

70 kg – Gunnar Sales – Guelph Wrestling Club

74 kg – Ty Bridgwater – Brock Wrestling Club

86 kg – Connor Pattison – Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club

92 kg – Hunter Lee – Saskatoon Wrestling Club

97 kg – Richard Deschatelets – Brock Wrestling Club

125 kg – Aly Barghout – Montreal YMHA



Coach – Kimin Kim

Coach – Martine Dugrenier

Coach – Vern McNeice

Coach – Richard Deschatelets

Medical – Tim Nanassy

Referee – Ryan Forsberg

Referee – Joseph Yee

Team Lead – Mitch Kaufman