Canada’s Lima 2019 Wrestling Team Announced

Monday, June 3, 2019

TORONTO (May 31, 2019) – Wrestling Canada Lutte and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced Canada’s wrestling team nominated to compete at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

The team of 11 wrestlers were selected following competition at the Senior Canadian Championships in March and a wrestle-off in the women’s 57 kg weight class that took place on May 15.

“I’m so happy to be going back for my third Pan Am Games in Peru,” said Rio 2016 Olympian Korey Jarvis. “I have my heart set on gold, and this will be a great first step towards seeing how our team matches up leading up to the Pan Am Olympic qualifier less than a year away.”

The Pan American Olympic Games Qualifier will take place March 13 to 15, 2020. The location for the tournament has not yet been confirmed.

“I know our team is strong and ready to make a gold,” added the 32-year-old from Elliot Lake, Ont.

At the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada captured eight medals, including three gold.

Wrestling will take place August 7 to 10 (Day 12 to 15) at the Miguel Grau Coliseum in the Villa Deportiva Regional del Callao cluster.

Lima 2019, which will run from July 26 to August 11, will bring together approximately 6,700 athletes from 41 nations of the Americas and feature 62 disciplines in 39 sports. It will be the largest sporting event ever held in Peru.

The athletes and coaches nominated are:

Women’s Freestyle

53 kg – Diana Weicker (Kentville, N.S.)
57 kg – Hannah Taylor (Cornwall, P.E.I.)
68 kg – Olivia Di Bacco (Orillia, Ont.)
76 kg – Justina Di Stasio (Vancouver, B.C.)

Men’s Freestyle

57 kg – Darthe Capellan (Surrey, B.C.)
74 kg – Jevon Balfour (Brampton, Ont.)
86 kg – Alex Moore (Montreal, Que.)
97 kg – Jordie Steen (Tecumseh, Ont.)
125 kg – Korey Jarvis (Elliot Lake, Ont.)

Men’s Greco-Roman

87 kg – Phillip Barreiro (Akwesasne, Que.)
97 kg – Thomas Barreiro (Akwesasne, Que.)


Head Coach – Tonya Verbeek (Grimsby, Ont.)
Coach – Dave McKay (Burnaby, B.C.)
Coach – Dave Collie (St. Catharines, Ont.)
Coach – Doug Yeats (Montreal, Que.)

Prior to being named to Team Canada, all nominations are subject to approval by the COC’s Team Selection Committee following its receipt of nominations by all National Sport Federations in late June 2019.


Story and Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

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