July 10, 2022

Three Buckeyes Win Gold at 2022 U20 Pan American Championships


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – All three Buckeyes participating in the U20 Pan American Freestyle Championships Sunday in Oaxtepec, Mexico, came away with Gold medals in their respective weight classes.

Sophomore Andre Gonzales (57kg) along with incoming freshmen Nic Bouzakis (61kg) and Nick Feldman (125kg) went undefeated to win top honors for the United States.

Gonzales defeated Enrique Herrera Huacre of Peru (8-2) at 57kg, Bouzakis defeated William Betancourt (10-0) of Puerto Rico and Feldman shutout (10-0) Louis Enrique De La Rosa Arteaga of Mexico in their Gold Medal matches.

Ohio State assistant Logan Stieber coached the Buckeyes to victory.

Buckeye 2022 U20 Pan American Championship Results

57 kg – Andre Gonzalez, Gold medal match
GOLD – Andre Joseph GONZALES (USA) df. Enrique Armando HERRERA HUACRE (PER) by VPO1, 8-2
Semifinal – Andre Joseph GONZALES (USA) df. Hernan David ALMENDRA (ARG) by VSU, 10 – 0
Quarterfinal – Andre Joseph GONZALES (USA) df. Jaime Isaac PEREZ CASTELLANOS (GUA) by VSU, 10 – 0

61 kg – Nic Bouzakis, Gold medal match
GOLD – Nicholas Pierce BOUZAKIS (USA) df. William Angel BETANCOURT (PUR) by VSU, 10-0
Semifinal – Nicholas Pierce BOUZAKIS (USA) df. Gavin William James ELDRIDGE (CAN) by VSU, 10 – 0
Rnd 3 – Nicholas Pierce BOUZAKIS (USA) df. Jeremy Renzo PERALTA GONZALEZ (ECU) by VIN, 0 – 0
Rnd 1 – Nicholas Pierce BOUZAKIS (USA) df. William Angel BETANCOURT (PUR) by VSU, 10 – 0

125 kg – Nic Feldman, Gold
Round 4 – Nicholas David FELDMAN (USA) df. Luis Enrique DE LA ROSA ARTEAGA (MEX) by VSU, 10 – 0
Round 3 – Nicholas David FELDMAN (USA) df. Roger Rujie LI (CAN) by VPO1, 12 – 6
Round 2 – Nicholas David FELDMAN (USA) df. Jhoan Andres OCORO PALOMINO (COL) by VSU, 10 – 0
Round 1 – Nicholas David FELDMAN (USA) df. Gabriel DE SOUSA SILVA (BRA) by VSU, 11 – 0