In the penultimate year of the quad, fans also have a rooting interest in the countries in their continental qualifiers. The better they do, the easier the tickets at the qualifier since countries that already qualified countries do not send a competitor at that weight. Maybe it was the lengthy trip to Kazakhstan, but the Pan Am countries did not qualify many.
Pan Am Weights Qualified:
GR 67 kg: Cuba
GR 130 kg: Cuba
WFS 68 kg: USA
WFS 76 kg: USA
MFS 74 kg: USA
MFS 86 kg: Columbia
MFS 97 kg: USA
USA’s four is much lower than expected. It’s even more surprising that Cuba’s Men’s Freestyle and Canada’s Women’s Freestyle teams did not qualify a weight. There will be some weights with many more established competitors than the two spots per weight class available.
In #Coontime news, despite him having a bad tournament there was good news when Cuba qualified. Acosta (Chile), Coon, and Lopez (Cuba) aka one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time all being at the qualifier would have been disappointing to see. However, Pino Hinds got the job done.
The Pan-Am Qualifier will be March 13-15 in Ottawa, Canada.