U.S. Senior athletes Turner, White, Bullock, Hannah, Hedrick, Fowler, Louive won titles this weekend
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
It is an Olympic year, and many of the nation’s best wrestlers are getting in extra competitions in preparation for the quest to make the U.S. Olympic wrestling team.
TheMat.com covered two major international events this weekend, the Pan American Games in Chile and the Kunaev DA International in Kazakhstan.
In addition, a number of other U.S. Senior-level athletes entered events overseas or domestically to get competition leading into the next critical few months. We have an update of their performances this past weekend.
SFU INTERNATIONAL, at Burnaby Mountain, Canada
Summary: Three athletes from the Indiana RTC entered the Simon Fraser University International in Canada on Saturday, all winning gold medals. Champions were Devan Turner (61 kg), Isaiah White (86 kg) and Jacob Bullock (125 kg). The three won all 10 of their bouts in the tournament. In the women’s division, two-time World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe won a bronze medal at 55 kg in a five-athlete round robin. Lampe is an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s teams at Linfield University.
U.S. men’s performances
61 kg – Devan Turner (Indiana RTC), Gold Medal
WIN Jagvir Grewal (SFU), tech fall 10-0
WIN Eekee Avalak (Edmonton WC), tech fall 15-4
WIN Rikuto Ota (Dinos WC), inj. dft. 1:45
86 kg – Isaiah White (Indiana RTC), Gold Medal
WIN Alex Brown Theiault (National Capital WC), tech fall 10-0
WIN Owen Gudnundson (SFU), 12-4
WIN Isaiah Springer (Edmonton WC), tech fall 10-0
WIN Callum McNeice (Dinos WC), tech fall 11-0
125 kg – Jacob Bullock (Indiana RTC), Gold medal
WIN Baltej Mundi (Rustom WC), tech fall 11-0
WIN Arsam Pargali (Douglas College), pin 1:57
WIN Djorwar Dhinsa (Guru Gorbind Singh WC), tech fall 17-6
U.S. women’s performance
55 kg – Alyssa Lampe (USA), Bronze medal
WIN Emma Coesfeld (Texas Woman’s), tech fall 10-0
WIN Mia Lozano (Texas Woman’s), tech fall 10-0
LOSS Victoria Seal (SFU), pin 1:24
LOSS Karla Godinez-Gonzales (BMWC), tech fall 11-0
MALAR CUPEN, at Vasteras, Sweden.
Summary: A group of six U.S. Senior and age-group athletes went to Sweden to compete in this annual event, which features Greco-Roman for men. U.S. Senior Greco-Roman medalists including champion Tyler Hannah of Combat WC (86 kg) and bronze medalist William Jakeway of Sons of Thunder (55 kg). Past Senior World Team member Peyton Omania also wrestled, placing fourth at 67 kg.
U.S. age-group wrestlers Aidan Squire and Brennan Carey won U17 gold medals on the trip. Special thanks to Five Point Move’s Tim Hands for sharing his information, and providing extensive coverage of the event in the article below.
55 kg - William Jakeway (Sons of Thunder) — BRONZE
LOSS Brage Saether (Norway) tech fall 8-0
LOSS Losonc Szabolcs (Serbia) 8-0, TF
67 kg - Gunnar Hamre (Combat WC) — 12th
LOSS Oliver Pada (Finland) 14-6, TF
LOSS Max Siirilia (Sweden) 9-6
67 kg - Peyton Omania (NYAC) — 4th
WIN Renat Kryzhko (SWE) 10-0, TF
WIN Yaman Abdo (NOR) 9-0, TF
WIN Hannes Hofmann (SWE) 8-0, TF
WIN Isac Rydberg (SWE) via fall
LOSS Tim Bergfalk (SWE) via fall
LOSS Noha Sodergvist (SWE) via injury default
77 kg - Ashton Miess (Combat WC) — 6th
WON Miro Leinonen (FIN) 7-6
LOSS Benjamin Hansen (NOR) 8-0, TF
WON Avto Gigolashvili (SWE) 4-4 (criteria)
LOSS Christoffer Dahlen (SWE) 15-6, TF
87 kg - Henry Baronowski (Combat WC) — 5th
LOSS Mathias Gunther (SWE) 9-0, TF
WON Charlie Sand (SWE) 8-0, TF
LOSS John Garbell (SWE) 8-0, TF
87 kg - Tyler Hannah (Combat WC) — GOLD
WON Linus Lindberg (SWE) via fall
WON Oskar Johansson (SWE) 8-0, TF
WON Nicolai Toftdahl (NOR) 8-0, TF
WON Mathias Gunther (SWE) via forfeit
MAVERICK OPEN, at Grand Junction, Colo.
Summary: U23 World medalist and past U.S. Senior Open champion Alex Hedrick of the Titan Mercury WC travelled west from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center to claim a gold-medal in the Maverick Open, hosted by Colorado Mesa University. She won the 130-pound title, winning her three matches by technical fall. Also capturing a gold medal was Charlotte Fowler, who competed on the 2018 U23 World Team for the United States. Fowler claimed the 116-pound title, with two technical falls and a pin.
U.S. Senior athlete performance
116 lbs. – Charlotte Fowler (unattached), Gold Medal
WIN Taniel Espinosa (Adams State), tech fall 11-0
WIN Elisha Allen (Colorado Mesa), pin 1:17
WIN Samantha Memmott (Snow College), tech fall 11-0
130 lbs.– Alex Hedrick (Titan Mercury WC), Gold Medal
WIN Valeria Acevedo-Hernandez (Texas Woman’s), tech fall 11-0
WIN Kaydence Boyd (Colorado Mesa), tech fall 11-0
WIN Hailey Chapman (Colorado Mesa), tech fall 10-0
POINTER OPEN, at Stevens Point, Wis.
Summary: Past Women’s National Team member Lauren Louive, competing unattached, entered the Pointer Open, which featured numerous college programs. Louive captured the 143 pound title, winning four straight bouts over athletes from NCWWC champion North Central College. Louive is the assistant women’s coach at Cornell College.
U.S. Senior athlete performance
143 lbs. – Lauren Louive (unattached), Gold Medal
WIN Rylee Bennett (North Central), pin 1:18
WIN Raena Schledwitz (North Central), tech fall 10-0
WIN Kendall Bostelman (North Central), 9-2
WIN Riley Aamold (North Central), 15-6