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