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Whitney Conder Wins Gold in Day 2

The US Army's (Go Army!) Whitney Conder defeated a very game Alma Valencia (Mexico) to win the Pan Am Games on Thursday evening. Out of the five weight classes contested USA Wrestling walked away with three medals as Robby Smith and Alyssa Lampe won bronze medals. Due to the blind draw Smith faced megastar Mijain Lopez (Cuba) in the semis. 

Pan American Games, July 15-18
Hershey Centre, Toronto, Canada

Medal winners


98 kg/216 lbs.
Gold – Yasmany Lugo (Cuba)
Silver – Kevin Mejia (Honduras)
Bronze – Luilys Perez (Venezuela)
Bronze – Davi Albino (Brazil)

130 kg/286 lbs.
Gold – Mijain Lopez (Cuba)
Silver – Adres Ayub (Chile)
Bronze – Robby Smith (USA)
Bronze – Josue Encarnacion (Dominican Republic)

Women’s freestyle

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Gold – Genevieve Morrison (Canada)
Silver – Thalia Mallou (Peru)
Bronze – Alyssa Lampe (USA)
Bronze – Carolina Castillo (Colombia)

53 kg/116.5 lbs.
Gold – Whitney Conder (USA)
Silver – Alma Valencia (Mexico)
Bronze – Yamilka Alvarez (Cuba)
Bronze – Betzabeth Arguello (Venezuela)

58 kg/128 lbs.
Gold – Joice Silva (Brazil)
Silver – Yaquelin Estornell (Cuba)
Bronze – Lissette Antes (Colombia)
Bronze – Yanet Sovero (Peru)

Gold-medal matchups


98 kg/216 lbs.
Yasmany Lugo (Cuba) pinned Kevin Mejia (Honduras), 1:31

130 kg/286 lbs.
Mijain Lopez (Cuba) won by tech. fall over Andres Ayub (Chile), 8-0

Women’s freestyle

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Genevieve Morrison (Canada) dec. Thalia Mallou (Peru), 5-4

53 kg/116.5 lbs.
Whitney Conder (USA) dec. Alma Valencia (Mexico), 3-2

58 kg/128 lbs.
Joice Souza (Brazil) dec. Yaquelin Estornell (Cuba), 6-5

U.S. results


98 kg/216 lbs. – Caylor Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)
LOSS Luilys Perez (Venezuela), 11-4

130 kg/286 lbs. – Robby Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC) – BRONZE MEDAL
WIN Edgardo Lopez (Puerto Rico), 0:40
LOSS Mijain Lopez (Cuba), 
WIN Moises Perez (Venezuela), injury default

U.S. women’s freestyle

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Alyssa Lampe, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) – BRONZE MEDAL 
LOSS Genevieve Morrison (Canada), 12-8
WIN Yusneylis Guzman (Cuba), tech fall 12-2

53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Whitney Conder, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army) – GOLD MEDAL
WIN Yamilka Alvarez (Cuba), fall 3:22
WIN Alma Valencia (Mexico), 3-2