|USA Wrestling to host Body Bar Women’s Nationals at U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
The major age-group national championships for women has moved to a new location, as USA Wrestling announced that the Body Bar Women's Nationals will be hosted at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 6-7.
This competition provides major USA Wrestling national championships for female wrestlers at three different age levels, the University division, the FILA Junior division and the FILA Cadet division.
University athletes are ages 18-24, including many of the best college wrestlers in the nation. FILA Junior athletes are ages 17-20. FILA Cadet athletes are ages 15-17.
There will be a FILA Junior World Championships for women this year, held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Aug. 29 - Sept. 3. The Body Bar FILA Junior Women's National Championships are part of the qualification process for the U.S. Junior World Team.
In addition, a Kids National Freestyle Championships event has also been held alongside the three age-group national tournaments.
Athletes who qualify for Funded Access will be able to stay in the dormitories at the U.S. Olympic Training Center free of charge while participating in the tournament. Contact USA Wrestling National Developmental and Resident Coach Izzy Izboinikov for more details on this tremendous opportunity.
Three years ago, USA Wrestling combined its women's age-group national events for the first time. The Body Bar Women's Nationals have been previously hosted in St. Joseph, Minn. and San Diego, Calif.. A combined national championships for young women provides tremendous competition for a variety of age groups featuring the nation's best wrestlers.
Additional information on the event will be posted when available on TheMat.com.
2005 BODY BAR WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
FILA CADET NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
40 kg/88 lbs.- Amy Whitbeck, Duansburg, N.Y.
43 kg/94.75 lbs. - Misty Corwin, Waldport, Ore.
46 kg/101.25 lbs - Alyssa Lampe, Tomahawk, Wis.
49 kg/108 lbs- Michaela Hutchison, Soldotna, Alaska
52 kg/114.5 lbs- Tatiana Padilla, La Verne, Calif.
56 kg/123.25 lbs- Beth Johnson, Garden City, Kan.
60 kg/132.25 lbs- Jackie Cataline, Corona, Calif.
65 kg/143.25 - Paige Rife, Fowlerville, Mich.
70 kg/154.25 lbs- Melissa Simmons, Ridgefield, Wash.
78 kg/170 lbs- Rachel Gomez, W. Sacremento, Calif.
100 kg/220 lbs- Brittany Delgado, Fountain Inn, S.C.
FILA JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
44 kg/88 lbs- Melissa Gerard, Williamsburg, Ky. (Cumberland College)
48 kg/105.5 lbs- Sara Fulp-Allen, El Granada, Calif. (Menlo College)
51 kg/112.25 lbs- Kapua Torres, Forest Grove, Ore. (Pacific Univ.)
55 kg/121 lbs- Dany Hedin, Marquette, Mich. (USOEC)
59 kg/130 lbs.- Suekoilya Shelly, Bedford, Texas (Cumberland College)
63 kg/138.75 lbs- Jackie Cataline, Corona, Calif. (Cataline's Wildcats)
67 kg/147.5 lbs- Heather Martin, Wellington, Ohio (Cumberland College)
72 kg/158.5 lbs- Ali Bernard, New Ulm, Minn. (Univ. of Regina) 7
79.5 kg/175 lbs. - Samantha Lang, Tualatin, Ore. (Team Oregon)
UNIVERSITY NATIONALS CHAMPIONS
48 kg/105.5 lbs.- Laura Felix, Bakersfield, Calif. (Cal-State Bakersfield)
51 kg/112.25 lbs- Jenny Wong, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
55 kg/121 lbs - Marcie Van Dusen, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
59 kg/130 lbs- Brooke Bogren, Marshall, Mo. (Missouri Valley)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Ashley Sword, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
67 kg/147.5 lbs - Kelly Branham, Marshall, Mo. (Missouri Valley)
72 kg/158.5 lbs - Brittany Jones, Marshall, Mo. (Missouri Valley)
77 kg/169.5 lbs- Megan Goldsmith, Merillan, Wis. (Univ. of Calgary)