Tucson High School Sports

Wrestling: Roman Bravo-Young set for Junior Pan Am Championships & Jesse Ybarra takes second at the Cadet World Team Trials

Roman Bravo-Young (Team USA)

Junior Pan Am Championships

Guatemala City, Guatemala: Friday, June 7

Former Sunnyside standout Roman Bravo-Young will face Kevin Sotelo Linares of Peru at the Junior Pan Am Championships on Friday.

61 kg (134 lb): Roman Bravo-Young (Sunnyside/Nittany Lion WC) vs. Kevin Sotelo Linares (Peru)

Cadet World Team Trials

Akron, Ohio: May 29-June 2

Sunnyside senior Jesse Ybarra took second to Robert Howard of New Jersey at the Cadet World Team Trials last week in the 55 kg (121 lb) division. Ybarra was 5-0 heading into the final, including a win over the top-seeded Nic Bouzakis of Florida, but Howard was able to win twice in the best-of-3 format.

Howard is a Penn State commit and Ybarra committed to Iowa.


Robert Howard def. Jesse Ybarra 2-0
Match 1: Robert Howard Cranford, NJ (TMWC/Bitetto Trained) dec. Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside Wrestling Club), 6-0
Match 2: Robert Howard Cranford, NJ (TMWC/Bitetto Trained) dec. Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside Wrestling Club), 5-2

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