81kg. Cohen is in the bottom side of pool A. stands a very solid chance to get into semifinals where he will meet the winner of Canto (BRA), Lucenti (strong as hell guy from ARG), and Cardenas (CUB).
Boras (CAN) is in pool B, and has a much, much easier draw with no powerful nations represented whatsoever. completely lopsided drawing. Looks like he very well could/should make the final.
73kg. Reser's first match is Girones (CUB). Shitty draw, it'll be a tough start for him. He also has Novoa (CHI) and Lucenti (ARG) in his pool.
Triton (CAN) has an easier start to his day, but will face Mendes (BRA) in the quarterfinal.
66kg. Takata fights Novoa (CHI) first in pool B, then will face smaller names until the semifinal. At the top of his pool is powerhouse Arencibia (CUB).
Mehedovic (CAN) has a harder draw with Ortiz (VEN), Jacinto (DOM) and CUNHA (BRA) who have all had very solid world-level results.
60kg. Ligget is in pool A. he gets a bye, then a decent draw to the semi-finals where he will face the winner of 2 powerhouses in the new Gomez (CUB) and world medallist Albarracin (ARG).
Will (CAN) opens his day with Calindo (COL) in pool B. also in his quaterfinal is Lourenco (BRA).
thats it from me tonight. ill post more tomorrow when i have energy. you can get full draws on www.USJUDO.org