15U: Banas earns a Pan-Am gold in Greco

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR • Tommy Banas came into the eight-man 57kg Greco-Roman Pan-American Championship bracket with the sixth-most seeding point ranking; however, it would only take the Providence Catholic sophomore three matches to prove to all the Americas that he was, undeniably, the best wrestler in the field. 

For his opening bout, the quarterfinals of the bracket, Banas would face and defeat Panama’s five-seeded David Torrero-Sanchez with an 8-0 technical superiority. Now in the in his semifinal bout, Banas would have to contend with the two seed from Brazil, Lavozier Wadik-Maruso. The bout would be Banas’ most competitive, and he

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