Pan American Wrestling Championships

The Pan American Wrestling Championships is the continental amateur wrestling championships for nations from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.[1] Three wrestling styles, recognized internationally by FILA, USA Wrestling and AAU,[2][3] and respective amateur athletic authorities in Canada, Latin American and Caribbean countries, has been contested annually since the inception, namely: Greco-Roman, freestyle and Sambo wrestling. Since 1997 women's freestyle is also contested along with the mentioned styles.

Pan American Wrestling Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)February – May
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1977 (1977)
Most recent2020
Next event2021
Activityamateur wrestling
Organised byFILAUWW

HistoryEdit

Since the inception, Sambo wrestling has been contested jointly with the Olympic wrestling styles. National teams, including the U.S. team, featured a number of veteran Sambo athletes, along with experienced international wrestlers who have decided to compete in Sambo. From the 1980s to 2000s saw the period of separation until the 2006, when FILA again took Sambo under its control, and the Pan American Sambo Championships were expected to be included at the 2006 Pan American Wrestling Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The hosts in Brazil had difficulties that prevented the Sambo event to be included in the competition. USA Wrestling has agreed to host the Pan American Sambo Championships alongside its U.S. Sambo National Championships.[4] In 2013 the Olympic styles and Sambo has been contested in Panama City, Panama. Following the inclusion of the Combat Sambo into the Pan American Sambo Championships programme, which isn't exactcly a wrestling style, the two championships are being held separately.

ChampionshipsEdit

SeniorEdit

Year Host Venue Dates Style Events Team Champion
1977   Mexico City Social Center Gymnasium September 29 – October 1 GR 10   USA
FS 10   USA
September 28 – October 2 Sambo 10   USA
1979   San Diego San Diego State University August 29–31 Sambo 11   USA
FS 10
1980   San Diego San Diego State University June 5–6 GR 10
June 7–8 FS 10
June Sambo 10
1981   Mexico City May 17–31 GR 10
FS 10
1984   Mexico City GR 10
FS 10
1986   Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center September 18–20 GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
1987 Offset of the results of the wrestling tournament at the 1987 Pan American Games, Indianapolis, USA GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
1988   Newark Essex County College April 9 Sambo 10
  Mexico City September 18–20 GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   Cuba
1989   Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center June 13–15 GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
1990   Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center June 13 GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
1991 Offset of the results of the wrestling tournament at the 1991 Pan American Games, Havana, Cuba GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
1992   Albany January GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
June 1 Sambo
1993   Chula Vista Chula Vista High School April 24 Sambo 10
  Guatemala City May 21 GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
1994   Chula Vista Southwestern College 26 March Sambo 10
  Mexico City May 20 GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
1997   San Juan May 21 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   Cuba
LF 6   USA
1998   Winnipeg March 24–27 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   Cuba
LF 6   Canada
2000   Cali May 19 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   Cuba
LF 6   USA
2001   Santo Domingo May 14–18 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   Cuba
LF 6   USA
2002   Maracaibo May 14 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   Cuba
LF 7   USA
2003   Guatemala City May 18 GR 7   USA
FS 7   USA
LF 7   Venezuela
2004   Guatemala City May 6 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   Cuba
LF 7   USA
2005   Guatemala City April 27 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   Cuba
LF 7   Venezuela
2006   Rio de Janeiro May 31 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   USA
LF 7   USA
  Venezuela
  North Palm Beach North Palm Beach Community Center August 19–20 Sambo 7
2007   San Salvador May 18 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   Cuba
  USA
LF 7   Venezuela
2008   Colorado Springs February 29 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   USA
LF 7   USA
2009   Maracaibo April 22 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   Cuba
LF 7   USA
2010   Monterrey April 28–30 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   Cuba
LF 7   USA
2011   Rionegro May 6 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   Cuba
LF 7   Canada
2012   Colorado Springs February 24–26 GR 7   Cuba
FS 7   USA
LF 7   USA
2013   Panama City Gimnasio Beto Remon April 5 GR 7   Cuba
April 6 LF 7   Canada
April 6–7 FS 7   Cuba
  USA
June 15–16 Sambo 17   Venezuela
2014   Mexico City July 15–17 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   USA
LF 8   Colombia
  Canada
  Port of Spain October 3–5 Sambo
2015   Santiago April 22–27 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   USA
LF 8   Canada
  Managua University of Managua Gymnasium September 5–6 Sambo 16
2016   Frisco February 26–28 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   USA
LF 8   USA
  Asunción August 25–29 Sambo 17   USA
2017   Lauro de Freitas May 5–7 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   USA
LF 8   Canada
  Buga July 6–10 Sambo 17   Venezuela
2018   Lima May 3–6 GR 10   Cuba
FS 10   USA
LF 10   USA
  Acapulco July 21–22 Sambo 17   Dominican Republic
2019   Buenos Aires April 18–21 GR 10   USA
FS 10   USA
LF 10   USA
  Santo Domingo July 28–29 Sambo 17   Dominican Republic
2020   Ottawa Shaw Centre March 6–9 GR 10   USA
FS 10   USA
LF 10   USA
  Cali July 3–5 Sambo 17
2021   Guatemala City May 6–9 GR 10 TBD
FS 10 TBD
LF 10 TBD
  • Cuban Women's Team began participate in the LF event since the 2007' edition.

YouthEdit

Youth (Espoir) Pan American Wrestling Championships

Year Host Venue Dates Style Events Team Champion
1979   Monterrey May 21 GR 10   Canada
FS 10   Cuba
1982   Cali[5] July 17–20 GR 10   USA
FS 10

JuniorEdit

Junior Pan American Wrestling Championships for athletes aged 17–20 years (U21) predates the Senior Championships by one year.

Year Host Venue Dates Style Events Team Champion
1976   San Salvador December 9–10 GR 10   Canada
FS 10   Canada
1977   Quito[6] June 22–24 GR 10   Canada
June 25–27 FS 10   USA
1978   Caracas[7] June 7–11 GR 10
FS 10
1979   San Luis Potosí May 21–24 GR 10
FS 10
1980   Panama City[8] May 13–16
  San Juan May 23–26 GR 10   USA
FS 10   Canada
1982   Caracas July GR 10
FS 10
1983   Mexico City July ? – 7 GR 10   USA
FS 10   USA
1984   Mexico City June 21 – July 1 GR 10
FS 10
1985   Cali July 3 GR 13   USA
FS 13   USA
1989   Santa Fe June 22–25 GR 10
FS 10
1992   London June ?–16 GR
FS
1993   Cuba "Summer" GR
FS
1994 April GR
FS
1996   Colombia April GR
FS
2002   Bogota June 7 GR 9   Cuba
FS 9   Colombia
LF 8   Colombia
  Mexico
2004   Maracaibo July 16 GR 8   Venezuela
FS 8   Canada
LF 8   Canada
  Venezuela
2005   Maracaibo June 29 GR 8   Venezuela
FS 8   Venezuela
LF 8   Venezuela
2006   Guatemala City August 17 GR 8   Venezuela
FS 8   Venezuela
LF 8   Venezuela
2007   Maracaibo June 22 GR 8   Venezuela
FS 8   USA
LF 8   USA
2008   Cuenca June 20 GR 8   USA
FS 8   USA
LF 8   USA
2009   Guadalajara September 23 GR 8   USA
September 24 FS 8   Canada
September 25 LF 8   USA
2010   Managua July 9 GR 8   Ecuador
  USA
FS 8   Canada
LF 8   Canada
2011   São Paulo July 2 GR 8   USA
July 1 FS 8   USA
July 1 LF 8   USA
2012   Petén June 6 GR 8   Dominican Republic
FS 8   USA
LF 8   USA
2013   Santiago July 12 GR 8   Venezuela
FS 8   USA
LF 8   Venezuela
2014   Toronto June 27–29 GR 8   USA
FS 8   Canada
LF 8   Canada
2015   Havana May 6–8 GR 8   Cuba
FS 8   USA
LF 8   USA
2016   Barinas June 10–12 GR 8   Venezuela
FS 8   Venezuela
LF 8   Venezuela
2017   Lima June 9–11 GR 8   USA
FS 8   USA
LF 8   Canada
2018   Fortaleza August 15–17 GR 10   USA
August 17–19 FS 10   USA
August 17–19 LF 10   Mexico
2019   Guatemala City June 5–7 GR 10   USA
FS 10   USA
LF 10   USA
2020   Brasilia July 10–12 GR 10 TBD
FS 10 TBD
LF 10 TBD
2021 TBA TBA July 9–11 GR TBD
FS TBD
LF TBD

CadetEdit

Year Host Venue Dates Style Events Team Champion
1984   Buenos Aires September 22 GR 13   Argentina
1985   Cali July 3 GR 13   Colombia
FS 13   Colombia
2000   Lima July 16–24 GR
FS
LF
2003   Maracaibo June 26 GR 10   Venezuela
FS 10   Venezuela
LF 10   Canada
  Venezuela
2004   Cuenca July 9 GR 10   Peru
FS 10   Peru
LF 9   Ecuador
2005   Santiago August GR
FS
LF
2010   Manaus GR
FS
LF
2012   Maracaibo July GR
FS
LF
2014   Recife May 2–4 GR
FS
LF
2015   Guadalajara July 3–5 GR
FS
LF
2016   Lima July 1–3 GR
FS
LF
2017   Buenos Aires July 7–9 GR
FS
LF
2018   Guatemala City May 25–27 GR
May 26–27 LF
May 26–27 FS
2019   Morelia June 28–30 GR
FS
LF
2020   Buenos Aires June 26–28 GR TBD
FS TBD
LF TBD

U15Edit

Year Host Venue Dates Style Events Team Champion
2016   Medellin October 7–9 GR
FS
LF
2017   Santiago August 17–19 GR
FS
LF
2018   Villahermosa September 13–15 GR
FS
LF
2019   Panama City November 1–3 GR
FS
LF
2020   Managua June 23–25 GR TBD
FS TBD
LF TBD

Team ChampionshipsEdit

Pan American Team Championships

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ United World Wrestling Retrieved on November 2, 2019.
  2. ^ A.A.U. Wrestling: 1980 Official Rules; Olympic Rules (rules of the International Amateur Wrestling Federation), Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, 1980, p. 4.
  3. ^ The final report of the President's Commission on Olympic Sports, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977, p. 261.
  4. ^ Pan American Sombo Championships to be held alongside U S Nationals in North Palm Beach Fla Aug 19 20 BY JOSH HENSON | JULY 05, 2006, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Official Website
  5. ^ 1982 Junior Pan American Games wrestling event was held earlier in July, in Caracas, Venezuela. Known medalists include Roger Sayles of Mt. Hood Junior Cllege in Oregon and Kenny Karl.
  6. ^ 1977 Junior Pan American Games wrestling event was held in Venezuela. Known medalists include Todd Rosenthal of the Illinois State University.
  7. ^ 1978 Junior Pan American Games wrestling event was held in Mexico.
  8. ^ 1980 Junior Pan American Games wrestling event was held in Canada.