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Junior Women's Nationals finalist biographies



97 pounds

RED – Thai Ha Sloan, Honolulu, Hawaii
Fourth at 2011 Cadet Nationals… Third in Hawaii state girls championships at 98 pounds as a junior for Punahou School… sixth in the state meet as a sophomore… Daughter of Robert Sloan and Thi Ngoc Tran… Coached by Matthew Oney and John Robinson… Born: August 2, 1995… Age: 16

BLUE - Amy Hou, Rome, Ga.
2012 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… Second at 2012 Pan American Cadet Championships… 2011 and 2012 Canada Cup champion… Fifth at 2011 Junior Nationals… Third at 2011 Cadet Nationals…Second in 2011 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Completed junior year at Rome High School… Daughter of Michael and Sherry Hou… Coached by Brian Aspera… Favorite movie: Forrest Gump… Favorite athlete: Clarissa Chun… Born: February 3, 1995… Age: 17

105 pounds

RED – Haley Moreno, Fort Worth, Texas
Fifth at 2012 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Sixth at 2012 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals… Third in 2011 Cadet Nationals… 2011 Texas Cadet state champion… Texas state girls high school champion at 102 pounds for Saginaw High School as a junior… Sixth in the state as a sophomore at 102 pounds… Competed at 98 pounds as a freshman… Daughter of Pedro and Silvia Moreno… Coached by Mark Springer… Favorite movie: Remember Me… Favorite athlete: John Smith and Marcie Van Dusen… Born: June 20, 1995… Age: 17

BLUE - Cody Pfau, Parachute, Colo.
Third in 2012 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals… Second in 2012 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2011 Junior Nationals… 2011 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals… Third in 2010 Junior Nationals… Competed at 103 pounds as a sophomore for Grand Valley High School with a 17-12 record… Competed at 103 pounds as a freshman… Daughter of Doug and Meg Pfau… Coached by Rick Gallegos… ASICS All-American First Team member… Born: Feb. 10, 1995… Age: 16

112 pounds

RED - Hanna Grisewood, Warsaw, N.Y.
Sixth in 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Fifth in 2011 Junior Nationals… Second in 2010 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Second in 2011 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals… Third in 2009 Junior Nationals… Daughter of Matt and June Grisewood… Coached by Rob Hirsch… Favorite athletes: The Paddocks… Born March 20, 1994… Age: 18

BLUE - Megan Black, Batavia, Iowa
Third at 2011 Junior Nationals… Eighth at 2010 Junior Nationals…Eighth in the Iowa state meet competing against boys as a junior at 106 pounds for Eddyville High School… Competed at 112 pounds as a sophomore and freshman… Daughter of Matt and Dawn Black… Coached by Cory Connell… Favorite movie: True Grit… Favorite athlete: Dan Gable… Born: August 6, 1994… Age: 17

117 pounds

RED – Cassandra Herkelman, Cedar Falls, Iowa
2012 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals… Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals… Third in 2012 USGWA Nationals… Fourth in 2011 Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2011 Cadet Nationals… ASICS All-American First Team member… Won two USGWA National titles and was runner-up three times… Competed at 112 pounds as a sophomore at 113 pounds for Cedar Falls High School, with a 31-15 record… State qualifier at 112 pounds as a freshman with a 21-14 record…Daughter of Bill and Michelle Herkelman… Coached by Wil Kelly and Bill Herkelman… Favorite Movie: Vision Quest… Favorite Athlete: Dan Gable... Warmup music: Dan Gable… Born: July 14, 1996… Age: 16…

BLUE - Hope Steffensen, Kenai, Alaska
Second in 2011 Junior Nationals… 2009 USA Wrestling Cadet National Folkstyle champion… 2008 Kids Greco-Roman All-American…2009 West Regional Place winner in all three styles…2010 West Regional Folkstyle place winner…State qualifier as a junior at Kenai Central High School with a 33-10 record… State champion competing against boys as a Sophomore at 103 pounds with a record of 37-2…Placed fourth at the Alaska State Tournament as a freshman competing against boys with a record of 40-5…Daughter of Stanley and DeeAnn Steffensen…Coached by Stanley Steffensen, Mark Lane, and Nathan Hoffer…Favorite movie: Facing the Giants… Favorite athlete: Jordan Burroughs… Born: November 30, 1994…Age: 17

121 pounds

RED - Steffanie Hampton, Onondaga, Mich.
2012 Canada Cup champion… Fifth in 2012 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Third in 2012 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2011 Cadet Nationals… Second in 2011 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Completed sophomore year at Leslie High School… Daughter of Eric and Jennie Hampton… Coached by Todd Stern, George Manson, Troy Nault and Brent Harvey… Favorite movies: Cars, Toy Story, Jackass and Pokemon… Favorite athlete: Bam Margera and Troy Nault… Born February 26, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE - Kayla Miracle, Culver, Ind.
2012 Body FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion in Cadet and Junior divisions… Eighth at 2011 FILA Cadet World Championships… Second in 2011 Junior Nationals… 2011 Cadet Nationals champion… 2011 Body Bar FILA Cadet National champion… 2011 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle National champion… 2011 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle National champion… 2011 Pre-Junior Canada Cup champion… 2011 ASICS First-Team All-American…. Twelve Indiana USA Wrestling state titles… State qualifier at 106 pounds as a sophomore for at Culver Academy, the first girl to qualify for the Indiana state meet… Competed at 103 pounds as a freshman with a 38-2 record… Daughter of Lee Miracle and Jeannette Ishibashi… Coached by Matt Behling and Lee Miracle… Favorite Movie: Miracle… Favorite athlete: Waverly Neer, Marcie Van Dusen… ASICS All-American First Team member… Born: April 26, 1996… Age: 16

125 pounds

RED – Jenna Elmlinger, Buffalo, Wyoming
Five-time Wyoming state girls freestyle champion… Five-time Wyoming state folkstyle champion… Second in Girls Folkstyle Nationals and third in Girls freestyle nationals… Competed at 113 pounds as a freshman for Buffalo High School… Daughter of Clint and Barb Elmlinger… Coached by Pat Varland and Clint Elmlinger… Favorite movie: 21 Jump Street… Favorite athlete: Dan Gab le.. Born: September 13, 1997… Age: 14

BLUE - Evalyn Reyna, Austin, Texas
Second in 2012 Southern Plains Girls Regionals… Sixth in 2012 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Championships… 2008 Girls Folkstyle Nationals champion…. Third in Texas girls state championships as a senior at 138 pounds for James Bowie High School… Also competed at 138 pounds as a junior… Daughter of Carlos Reyna and Kiza Reyna… Coached by William McKinney and Nicole Woody as well as Coaches Lewis and Deckerd… Favorite Movie: BraveHeart… Favorite wrestler: Emily Martin… Born: June 18, 1994… Age: 18

130 pounds

RED - Rachel McFarland, Dewitt, Mich.
Second in 2012 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2011 Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2011 Cadet World Championships… 2011 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… Graduate of DeWitt High School… Competed on the varsity all four years at 112 and 103 pounds… Coached by Brent Harvey… Favorite movie: Something Funny… Favorite Athlete: Her Dan…. ASICS All-American First Team member… Will attend Oklahoma City University… Born June 2, 1994… Age: 18

BLUE – Katie Germain, Lakeland, Florida
2011 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… Member of 2011 FILA Cadet World team… Three-time Florida state champion…Attends George Jenkins High School… Daughter of Brian and Chris Germain… Coached by Brian Germain and Justin Bailey… Favorite movie: 8 seconds… Favorite athlete: Rhonda Rousey… Born November 1, 1994… Age: 17

139 pounds

RED - Alexis Porter, Ballston Lake, N.Y.
2012 Cadet Nationals champion… Fourth in 2011 Junior Nationals… Third in 2011 Cadet Nationals… Three-time New York state freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Two-time New York women’s freestyle regional champion… Section II Boys State High School Qualifier for Shenendehowa High School… Daughter of Jesse and Melovee Porter… Coached by Rob Hirsch and Frank Popolizio… Favorite Movie: Miracle… Warmup music: Linkin Park… Favorite athlete: Ryan Lochte… Born: May 18, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE - Jasmine Mendoza, San Jose, Calif.
Third in 2012 Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2011 Junior Nationals… Two-time California state freestyle champion (2011-2012)… 2011 California state Cadet freestyle champion… Fourth in the California girls state championships as a sophomore and third as a freshman… Daughter of Ricardo Mendoza and Luisa Duran… Favorite movie: The Hammer… Favorite athlete: Julie Gonzalez… Born February 15, 1996… Age: 16

148 pounds

RED - Natalia Hinojo, El Paso,. Texas
Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Seventh in 2011 Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2011 Cadet Nationals… 2011 Texas state Junior women’s champion… Born: September 2, 1995… Age: 17

BLUE - Desiree Harms, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Third in the Washington girls state championships as a sophomore at 159 pounds for West Valley Spokane High School… Seventh in the Washington Girls states as a freshman at 152 pounds… Daughter of Janet and Con Harms.. Coached by Mike Bundy… Favorite movie: Lion King… Favorite athlete: Muhammed Ali… Born: August 3, 1994…

159 pounds

RED – Kiaya Van Scoyoc, Lakewood, Wash.
Competed at 155 pounds as a sophomore at Lakes High School… Competed at 160 pounds as a freshman… Daughter of Terry Van Scoyoc… Coached by Pancho Shrader and Scott Phillips…. Favorite Movies: Harry Potter series… Favorite athlete: Rhonda Rousey… Born: November 28, 1995… Age: 16

BLUE - Mary Westman, Cattaraugus, N.Y.
2012 USGWA Nationals champion… Second in 2012 Canada Cup… Second in 2011 Junior Nationals… Tenth in 2011 Cadet World Championships… 2011 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… Fourth in 2011 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals… Second in 2011 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals…Third at the 2010 Body Bar Cadet Championships… Senior at Cattariugus – Little Valley Apple School…Daughter of Patrick and Crystal Westman…Coached by Alex Conti… Favorite movie: Pocahontas… Favorite athlete: Hope Solo… ASICS All-American First Team member… Will attend Jamestown College… Born: February 7, 1994…Age: 17

172 pounds

RED – Sam Urban, Salem, Ore.
Three-time Oregon state girls champion… 2012 Oregon Classic champion… USGWA state champion in Oregon and Washington… Competed at 160 pounds as a senior at McNary High School… Also was at 160 pounds as a junior and a sophomore and was at 152 pounds as a freshman… Daughter of Brandon and Crystal Urban… Coached by Jason Ebbs, Scott Shannon and Justine Peeler… Favorite movie: Sweet Home Alabama… Favorite athlete: Dan Gable… Born: January 27, 1994… Age: 18

BLUE - Kaitlyn Hill, Constantine, Michigan
2012 Cadet Nationals champion… 2012 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… Third at 2012 USGWA Nationals… Sixth in 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals… Competed at 171 pounds as a sophomore of Constantine High School with a 3-15 record… Competed at 171 pounds as a freshman with a 6-17 record… Daughter of Jennifer Plank and Ted Setzer… Coached by Steve Wilson and Brent Harvey… Favorite movie: The Hammer, The Notebook… Warmup music: Headstrong… Favorite athlete: David Taylor… Born: June 24, 1996… Age: 16

198 pounds

RED – Tiaira Scott, Evanston, Ill.
Placed second and fourth at Junior Nationals… Competed at 220 pounds as a junior for Evanston Township High School… Also competed at 220 pounds as a sophomore and freshman… Daughter of Linda and Bert Scott… Coached by Coaches Salinas and Williams… Favorite movie: Taken… Favorite athlete: Jordan Burroughs… Born May 29, 1995… Age: 17

BLUE - Kierra Boyce, Plugerville, Texas
Fourth in 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… 2011 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2011 Junior Nationals… Fourth in Texas state championships as a junior at 215 pounds for Hendrickson High School… Competed at 215 pounds as a sophomore at Amarillo High School with a 14-7 record… Daughter of Ronald and Ladana Boyce… Coached by Tom Lupo… Favorite Movie: Stomp the Yard… Favorite athlete: Jordan Burroughs… Born July 22, 1995… Age: 16

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