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|Hildebrandt, Salata reach Klippan Lady Open finals in Sweden, and Doi sisters win FILA Cadet golds|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
KLIPPAN, Sweden – Two young U.S. stars have qualified for the finals of the Klippan Lady Open on Saturday, both who are student-athletes at King College.
Reaching the gold-medal match will be Sara Hildebrandt (Granger, Ind./King College) at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Julia Salata (Canton, Mich./King College) at 67 kg/147.5 lbs. Their finals will be held Sunday.
Hildebrandt won both of her bouts, stopping Ayaka Hanada of Japan, 2-1, 2-0 and Nadezda Tretiakova of Russia, 0-1, 2-1, 2-1
Salata also had two victories, defeating Sofie Nordstrom of Sweden, 6-0, 2-0 then Martina Kuenz of Austria in the semifinals.
A number of other U.S. wrestlers have a chance to compete on Sunday in the repechage, with a chance at a bronze medal.
Saturday was the conclusion of the Klippan Lady Cadet Open, for age-group athletes. Two U.S. athletes won gold medals, sisters Marina Doi of Kingsburg, Calif. at 38 kg/83.75 lbs. and Regina Doi of Kingsburg, Calif. at 40 kg/88 lbs.
Marina Doi, a 2012 FILA Cadet World champion, had one opponent in her weight, scoring a dominant 8-0, 6-0 technical fall in the finals over Magdalena Bolazczyszyn of Poland.
Regina Doi, also a FILA Cadet World team member in 2012, won all four of her bouts, including a victory over Aleksandra Gorecka of Poland, 4-1, 4-2.
Also winning a bronze medal was Francesca Giorgio of West Lawn, Pa. at 56 kg/114.5 lbs. Giorgio, who was fifth at the 2012 FILA Cadet World Championships, had an impressive 5-1 record for the event. She defeated Aleksandra Wolcyzynska of Poland in the finals, 1-1, 1-0.
KLIPPAN LADY’S OPEN
at Klippan, Sweden, February 16
U.S. women’s results on Saturday
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Erin Golston, Lake in the Hills, Ill. (New York AC)
WIN Sandra Sarkkinen (Sweden) pin 3:55
LOSS Valerlya Chepsarakova (Russia), 1-0, 3-0
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Amy Hou, Rome, Ga.
LOSS Mai Susaki (Japan), 0-1, 2-0, 3-4
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Haley Aguello, Lockport, Ill. (New York AC)
LOSS Yu Miyahara (Japan), 0-5, 0-6
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Jessica Medina, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
WIN Tiina Ylinen (Finland), 1-0, 1-0
WIN Eileen Frederick (Germany), 0-1, 5-1, 1-0
LOSS Ekaterina Krasnova (Russia), 0-1, 2-0, 0-1
55 kg/121 lbs. – Katherine Fulp-Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
LOSS Rumie Hirose (Japan), 0-5, 0-1
55 kg/121 lbs. – Sara Hildebrandt, Granger, Ind. (King College)
WIN Ayaka Hanada (Japan), 2-1, 2-0
WIN Nadezda Tretiakova (Russia), 0-1, 2-1, 2-1
63 kg/138.7 lbs. – Jennifer Page, Orangevale, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
WIN Signe Marie Fidge Store (Norway), pin 3:07
LOSS Elif Jale Yesilrmak (Turkey), 1-0, 3-0
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Julia Salata, Canton, Mich. (King College)
WIN Sofie Nordstrom (Sweden), 6-0, 2-0
WIN Martina Kuenz (Austria)
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Anastasia Lobsinger, Martinez, Calif.
LOSS Natalia Vorobeva (Russia), pin 0:22
FILA Cadet results
38 kg/83.75 lbs.
1 Marina Doi USA
2 Magdalena Bölazczyszyn POL
40 kg/88 lbs.
1 Regina Doi USA
2 Aleksandra Górecka POL
3 Veronika Gurskaya RUS
4 Aziza Lespekova KAZ
43 kg/94.5 lbs.
1 Nadezhda Sokolova RUS
2 Elvira Abilkairova KAZ
3 Svetlana Ankicheva KAZ
4 Railia Garaeva RUS
46 kg/101.25 lbs.
1 Miho Igarashi JPN
2 Elmira Abilkairova KAZ
3 Marina Zuyeva KAZ
4 Ksenia Timofeeva RUS
49 kg/108 lbs.
1 Kika Kagata JPN
2 Ksenia Nezgovorova RUS
3 Viktoriia Vaulina RUS
4 Liubov Kornilheva RUS
52 kg/114.5 lbs.
1 Mayu Mukaida JPN
2 Luiza Suleymanova RUS
3 Janika Vakkila FIN
4 Daria Szymeczko POL
56 kg/123.25 lbs.
1 Maria Kotsareva RUS
2 Cecilie Langseth NOR
3 Francesca Giorgio USA
4 Aleksandra Wólczynska POL
60 kg/132 lbs.
1 Beata Federowicz POL
2 Grace Bullen NOR
3 Alexandra Sandahl SWE
4 Katerina Lobsinger USA
65 kg/143 lbs.
1 Masako Furuichi JPN
2 Galina Bulatova RUS
3 Zhamila Bakbergenova KAZ
4 Nellie Brink SWE
70 kg/154 lbs.
1 Miku Saito JPN
2 Albina Abdullina RUS
3 Francy Rädelt GER
4. Patrycja Sperka POL
1. Russia, 27
2. Japan, 20
3. Poland, 13
3. Kazakhstan, 13
5. United States, 11
6. Norway, 6
7. Sweden, 3
8. Finland, 2
8. Germany, 2
U.S. FILA Cadet performances
38 kg/83.75 lbs. - Marina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif., 1st
WIN Magdalena Bolazczyszyn (Poland), 8-0, 6-0
40 kg/88 lbs. - Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif., 1st
WIN Veronika Gurskaya (Russia), 1-0, 3-2
WIN Maki Yagisawa (Japan), 3-0, 7-0
WIN Iana Butyrina (Russia), 2-3, 1-0, 1-0
WIN Aleksandra Gorecka (Poland), 4-1, 4-2
49 kg/108 lbs. - Emily Pinson, Lizella, Ga., dnp
LOSS Viktoriaa Vaulina (Russia), 7-0, 6-0
LOSS Kika Kagata (Japan), 2:25
56 kg/114.5 lbs. - Francesca Giorgio, West Lawn, Pa., 3rd
WIN Katarina Varteva (Finland), 1-0, 3-0
WIN Linnea Renfors (Sweden), pin 2:43
WIN Emma Johansson (Sweden), 3-1, 2-0
LOSS Cecile Langseth (Norway), 5-3, 3-1
WIN Kathrin Mathis (Austria), 3-0, 5-1
WIN Aleksandra Wolcyzynska (Poland), 1-1, 1-0
56 kg/114.5 lbs. - Areana Villaescusa, Rio Rico, Ariz., dnp
LOSS Kunduz Kushubakova (Kyrgyzstan) pin 1:40
WIN Emily Oberhauser (Austria), 5-0, 7-0
LOSS Cornelia Kronvall (Sweden), pin 0:47
60 kg/132 lbs.- Katerina Lobsinger, Martinez, Calif., 4th
WIN Biljana Dudova (Bulgaria), 1:29
LOSS Grace Bullen (Norway), pin 0:34
WIN Ida Stenberg (Sweden) pin 4:45
LOSS Alexandra Sandahl (Sweden), 1-0, 1-2, 0-7