The next day of competition at the 2019 Pan-American Championships featured our Junior men in action. Brayden Todd (57 kg) and Julien Choquette (92 kg) of Vanier College looked to build on a good start made by the Canadian women.
In his first match, Brayden would win in a decisive manner by pin in just nineteen seconds of the first round versus Michaell Josue Carache Gonzalez of Nicaragua. His next match would have him face off against a tough American opponent. Brayden would wrestle a tough match but end up losing to Trevor Chase Mastrogiovanni by a score of 11-10. Brayden would advance to the Bronze medal final where he would face Luis Angel Mendoza Jimenez of Bolivia. After securing the takedown, Brayden would lock in a crossed ankle and win by Technical Superiority (10-0) to win the Bronze Medal.
Brayden Alexander Todd (CAN) vs. Michaell Josue Carache Gonzalez (NCA)
Brayden Alexander TODD (CAN) vs. Trevor Chase Mastrogiovanni (USA)
Brayden Alexander TODD (CAN) vs. Luis Angel Mendoza Jimenez (BOL)
Julien Choquette would begin his round robin tournament with a close loss to Josue Helaman Campos Arizpe of Mexico (4-4). Julien would then face off against Jakob Richard Woodley from the United-States. Though putting in a good effort, Julien would lose via Technical Superiority (10-0). Julien would rebound with a strong effort by beating Auner Gabriel Rossel Suyen of Guatemala by Technical Superiority (10-0) to set up his final match with Yonger Pauli Bastida Pomares of Cuba. Julien would start off strong but lose the match by Technical Superiority (10-0) and finish the tournament in 4th place.
Julien Choquette (CAN) vs. Josue Helaman Campos Arizpe (MEX)
Julien Choquette (CAN) vs. Jakob Richard Woodley (USA)
Julien Choquette (CAN) vs. Auner Gabriel Rossel Suyen (GUA)
Julien Choquette (CAN) vs. Yonger Pauli Bastida Pomares (CUB)
Both Brayden and Julien's results helped Canada to finish off as the second place country for the tournament. Congratulations to our Junior athletes and best of luck in your upcoming tournaments.
The Canadian Junior Men with the Second Place Trophy
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