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|California I beats Michigan 39-12 to win Girls Junior National Folkstyle Duals in Oklahoma City|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Opening with five straight wins in the lightweights, including three pins, California I jumped to a strong early lead and went on to dominate Team Michigan 39-12 in the finals of the Girls Junior National Folkstyle Duals on Sunday.
Scoring pins right off the bat for California I were Gabriella Garcia at 112 pounds, Savanna Barr at 117 pounds and Crystal Zamparripa at 121 pounds.
Folkstyle National champion Steffanie Hampton of Michigan stopped California’s run at 130 pounds with a victory, but California won three of the last five matches to close out the victory. Among the winners in the upperweights were Folkstyle National champions Alyssa LaFrancis of California at 159 pounds and Kaitlyn Hill of Michigan at 172 pounds.
To reach the finals, California I defeated Team Illinois, 52-15 and the Draw Team, 51-4. Team Michigan had a pair of victories to make the finals, stopping California III, 39-18, and Team Texas, 36-24.
It was the second straight year that Michigan placed second in the Girls Junior National Folkstyle Duals, after falling in the finals last year to Texas, 36-21.
California II won the third-place dual meet with a 36-24 defeat of Team Texas. California II wrestled very well in the upper weights, winning five of the last seven matches of the dual.
GIRLS JUNIOR NATIONAL FOLKSTYLE DUALS
At Oklahoma City, Okla., March 31
California I 39, Team Michigan 12
97 - Double Forfeit
105 Kaylee Chevez (Team California 1) over Patricia Martin (Team Michigan) Dec 2-0
112 Gabrielle Garcia (Team California 1) over Kelsey Larkin (Team Michigan) Pin 5:11
117 Savanna Barr (Team California 1) over Deandra Benn (Team Michigan) Pin 3:24
121 Crystal Zamparripa (Team California 1) over Danielle Weekes (Team Michigan) Pin 3:20
125 Berenice Blanco (Team California 1) over Kasey Ricketts (Team Michigan) Dec 6-3
130 Steffanie Hampton (Team Michigan) over Forrest Molinari (Team California 1) Dec 5-2
139 Olivia Seppinni (Team California 1) over Xena Pennington (Team Michigan) Pin 0:39
148 Kenya Spencer (Team Michigan) over Gina Lopez (Team California 1) Dec 5-3
159 Alyssa LaFrancis (Team California 1) over Autumn Rux (Team Michigan) Dec 2-0
172 Kaitlyn Hill (Team Michigan) over Sharon Garcia (Team California 1) Pin 3:35
198 Tatiana Vazquez (Team California 1) won by forfeit
THIRD PLACE MATCH
California II 36, Team Texas 24
97 Tayler Resuriz (Team Texas) over Anissa Rodriguez (Team California 2) Pin 3:34
105 Rosa Martinez (Team California 2) by forfeit
112 Angelica Llanes (Team California 2) by forfeit
117 Ciarra Trentman (Team Texas) by forfeit
121 Lindsey Spjut, (Team Texas) over Daishea Jaime (Team California 2) Dec 9-4
125 Marisela Delayo-Fierro (Team California 2) over Ceara Wilkins (Team Texas) Dec 6-3
130 Kassandra Castruita (Team California 2) over Alyssa Culpepper (Team Texas) Dec 4-3
139 Anel Cantu (Team Texas) over Marki Simmons (Team California 2) Dec 8-2
148 Cathleen Auxier (Team California 2) over Ashley DeLeon (Team Texas) Pin 2:17
159 Brenda Perez (Team California 2) over Jennifer Scaggs (Team Texas) Pin 5:28
172 Courtney Tompkins (Team California 2) over Taylor Rosario (Team Texas) Pin 2:37
198 Nicola Newton (Team Texas) by forfeit
Other Dual Meet Scores
California I 52, Team Illinois 15
Team Texas 33, Team California II 30
Team Michigan 39, Team California III 18
Team California I 51, Draw Team 4
Team Michigan 36, Team Texas 24
Team California II 42, Team California III 12
Team Texas 42, Team Illinois 25
Team California II 39, Draw Team 12