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2011 WORLD BRONZE MEDALIST – IN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
ALI BERNARD, New Ulm, Minn. (Gator WC)

Third in 2011 World Championships… Fifth in 2008 Olympic Games… 2009 U.S. World Team member… 2004, 2008 and 2011 U.S. Open Champion… Two-time Junior World champion (2003, 2005)… 2010 University World champion… Third in 2006 Junior World Championships… Second in 2005 and 2010 U.S. World Team Trials… 2010 Pan American Championships champion… Second in 2005 U.S. Open… Third in 2006 U.S. Open… Ninth in 2005 World University Games… 2003-04 Junior Nationals champion… 2003 FILA Junior Nationals champion… 2003 FILA Cadet Nationals champion… Five-time CIS Canadian college national champion… 2008, 2010 and 2011 Hargobind International champion (Canada)… 2004, 2005 and 2006 Clansmen International champion (Canada)… TheMat.com/ASICS Girls High School Wrestler of the Year… College: Univ. of Alberta, Univ. of Regina… High School: New Ulm, Minn…. Born: April 11, 1986… Age: 26

U.S. OPEN PLACEMENTS

NO. 1 - IRIS SMITH. Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army)

2005 World Champion… Seventh in 2000 World Championships… 2010 CISM World Military champion…. 2005 World Cup bronze medalist… Five-time U.S. Open champion (2000-02, 2005, 2012)… Second in U.S. Open five times (1999, 2007, 2009, 2010-11)… 2009 Sunkist Kids International champion… 2009 and 2011 New York AC International champion… Second in 2008 Olympic Team Trials… Fourth in 2004 Olympic Team Trials… Second in 1999, 2002, 2008 and 2011 World Team Trials… Third in 2007 and 2010 U.S. World Team Trials… 2004 Ivan Yarygin Memorial International champion (Russia)… 2001-02 Pan American Championships champion… Third in 1996, 2003, 2008 U.S. Open… Three-time University Nationals champion (2000-02)… High School: Albany, Ga. (Darsey Private)… Born: October 15, 1979… Age: 32

NO. 2 - STEPHANY LEE, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
2008 and 2010 U.S. World Team member… 2010 U.S. Open champion… 2004 and 2008 University World champion… Second in 2011 Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trials… Four-time Pan American Championships champion (2004, 2006, 2008, 2012)… 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… Second in 2008 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Third in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Three-time U.S. Open runner-up (2004, 2006, 2012)… Second in 2006 U.S. World Team Trials… 2010 Canada Cup champion… 2008 University Nationals champion… 2010 Klippan Lady Open champion (Sweden)… 2004 FILA Junior Nationals champion… Holds a black belt in judo... College: Missouri Valley... High School: Honolulu, Hawaii (Moanalua)... Born: August 10, 1984... Age: 27

NO. 3 - KRISTIE DAVIS, Oklahoma City, Okla. (New York AC)
Two-time World Champion (2000, 2003)… Nine-time World medalist, most for U.S. women… World Medals (gold – 2000, 2003; silver – 1996-99, 2007; bronze – 2002, 2006)… Ten-time U.S. World Team member… 2007 Pan American Games champion… 2011 Pan American Championships champion… Nine-time U.S. Open champion (1996-99, 2002, 2004-07)… Three-time U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (2002-03, 2005)… Second in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Third in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… 2004 and 2008 University World champion… 1998 Junior World champion… 2011 and 2012 WCWA college nationals champion… Second in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2011 U.S. Open… Third in 2012 U.S. Open… College: Oklahoma City Univ., Hudson Valley CC High School: Albany, N.Y. (Colonie Central)… Born: Jan 24, 1979… Age: 33

NO. 4 - BRITTANY ROBERTS, Santa Fe, Texas (Gator WC/OCU)
Fourth in 2010 and 2012 U.S. Open… Third in 2011 U.S. Open… Second in 2010 New York AC International… Second in 2011 University Nationals… Fourth in 2010 World Team Trials… Fourth in 2010 Sunkist Kids International… Fourth in 2010 University Nationals… Second in 2010 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals… Third in 2010 and 2012 WCWA Women’s College Nationals… College: Oklahoma City… High School: College Park, Texas (The Woodlands)… Born: October 3, 1990… Age: 21

NO. 5 - JULIA SALATA, Canton, Mich. (King College)
Fifth in 2012 U.S. Open… 2012 University Nationals champion… Fourth in 2012 WCWA college nationals at 170 pounds… 2009, 2010 and 2011 Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2011 New York AC International… 2011 USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Championships… 2011 Pre-Junior Canada Cup champion… Fifth in 2011 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals… Second in 2010 Youth Olympic Games FILA Cadet Pan American Qualifier… 2010 Youth Olympic Games Pan American Qualifier champion… Second in 2010 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2009 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… College: King College… High School: Canton, Mich…. Born: April 2, 1993… Age: 19

NO. 6 - CHRISTEN DIERKEN, Fullerton, Calif. (Univ. of the Cumberlands)
Sixth in 2012 U.S. Open… Second in 2010 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2011 U.S. Open… 2010 New York AC International champion… Second in 2009 World Team Trials… Third in 2010 World Team Trials… 2011 University Nationals champion… Second in 2010 University Nationals… Second in 2010 Pan American Championships… Seventh in 2009 U.S. Open… 2009 Junior World Team member… 2009 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2011 WCWA College Nationals… Third in 2010 WCWA College Nationals… Sixth in 2009 WCWA College Nationals… Maiden name was Christen Paysee… College: Univ. of the Cumberlands… High School: Fullerton, Calif. (Sunny Hills)… Born: March 27, 1989… Age: 23

NO. 7 - KENDRA LEWIS, Houston, Texas (Lindenwood Univ.)
Seventh in 2012 U.S. Open… Third in 2011 U.S. Open… Second in 2011 and 2012 WCWA college nationals… Third in 2009 WCWA college nationals… Fourth in 2009 World Team Trials… Ninth in 2011 Pan American Championships… 2009 University Nationals champion… Second in 2010 University Nationals… Sixth in 2010 Sunkist Kids International… Fourth in 2009 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals… College: Lindenwood, Univ. of the Cumberlands… High School: Houston, Texas (Cypress Ridge)… Born: April 7, 1990… Age: 22

OTHER QUALIFIERS

BRITTANY DELGADO, Fountain Inn, S.C. (Gator WC/OCU)

Two-time WCWA women’s college national champion… 2010 and 2011 University Nationals champion… Fifth in 2010 FILA Junior World Championships… 2010 Body Bar FILA Junior National champion… 2010 New York AC International champion… Second in 2010 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2009 WCWA college nationals… 2006 and 2007 Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2005 and 2008 Junior Nationals… College: Oklahoma City… High School: Simpsonville, S.C. (Hillcrest)… Born: April 7, 1990… Age: 22

SYDNEY NELSON, Kingsland, Ga. (Univ. of the Cumberland)
Second in 2012 WCWA college nationals at 155 lbs… Third in 2011 New York AC International… Fourth in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… College: Cumberlands… High School: Kingsland, Ga. (Camden County)… Born: December 4, 1990…. Age: 21

CHRISTINA ZAMORA, Orange County, Calif. (Jimmie WC)
True second at 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Sixth at 2012 University Nationals… Sixth in 2010 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Eighth in 2009 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… College: Jamestown College… High School: Irvine, Calif. (Beckman)… Born: May 25, 1992… Age: 19


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