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Phillip Barreiro


• Placed in the top-5 at the 2018 and 2019 Pan American Championships
• Made his world championship debut in 2018
• As a freestyle wrestler, won team gold at the 2008 North American Indigenous Games
• Switched to Greco-Roman wrestling in 2014 and began training with five-time Olympian Doug Yeats
• Three-time Canadian champion


Getting into the Sport: Started wrestling at age 14 at Ithaca High School in upstate New York… Outside Interests: Graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 2013… Returned home to Akwesasne, a Mohawk Reservation on the New York-Quebec border, to work as an administrator for Akwesasne’s tribal court… Odds and Ends: Twin brother Thomas is also a member of the Pan Am Games wrestling team… Aims to encourage the dreams of young indigenous athletes as a mentor…

Notable International Results

UWW World Championships: 2018 – 34th (Greco-Roman 87kg)

Pan American Championships: 2019 – 5th (Greco-Roman 87kg); 2018 – 5th (Greco-Roman 87kg);