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Stratford’s Nico Provo wins gold medal at Cadet Pan American championships

Stratford’s Nico Provo, shown wrestling last February, won a gold medal and bronze medal at the Cadet Pan American championships this weekend. (John Nash photo courtesy Green Farms Academy)

Stratford’s Nico Provo was one of nine American wrestlers to win gold medals in freestyle at the 2019 Cadet Pan American championships Sunday in Morelia, Mexico.

Provo went 3-0 at 51 kilograms (112 pounds) and won the title with a pin of Enrique Herrera Huacre of Peru in the final. Provo had two pins including a pin of Mexico’s Luisaldo Cortez Garcia in the semifinals. Provo also beat Panama’s Ethan Solis Rodriguez, 12-0 in his first freestyle match.

Earlier in the weekend, Provo, who wrestles at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, won a bronze medal in the Greco-Roman competition.

The Americans easily won the Pan-Am championship with 245 points. Host Mexico was second with 138 points followed by Canada (134), Peru (83) and Brazil (65). There were 10 countries competing in the tournament.

Published Sunday, June 30, 2019

 

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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