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Mauller, Marano, Moore are additions to Team USA for November’s U23 World Championships

by Joe Wedra, USA Wrestling

Kayla Marano wrestles at the 2021 Captain's Cup. Photo by Tony Rotundo.

Multiple changes have been made to the Team USA rosters ahead of the 2021 U23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. One replacement has been added to each of the men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman teams, set to compete in the event November 1-7.

Brock Mauller will replace Jacori Teemer at 70 kg in men’s freestyle, Kayla Marano will replace Kennedy Blades at 72 kg in women’s freestyle, and Nate Moore will replace Benji Peak at 72 kg in Greco-Roman.

Mauller is a three-time NCAA All-American from the University of Missouri. He recently finished fifth at 149 pounds in the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. He has won a MAC conference title at 149 pounds three times. The Columbia, Mo. native won the 2020 U23 Nationals and finished second at 70 kg in 2021 behind Teemer.

Marano, a 2015 Cadet world bronze medalist, is a senior at McKendree University. She won the 2020 U23 Nationals at 72 kg and finished second at the 2021 U23 Nationals in May. The former Jefferson High School (Jefferson, Ga.) standout took fourth at the 2019 U.S. Open at 68 kg.

Moore is a sophomore at Northern Colorado who finished third at the U23 Nationals in May. He was a two-time Fargo All-American in Greco-Roman and won three Washington state titles out of White River High School in Buckley, Wash. He finished third in May’s tournament after defeating Wyoming’s Jaron Jensen.

Full Team USA rosters can be found below.

U.S. men’s freestyle roster

57 kg: Pat Glory (Randolph, N.J./New Jersey RTC)

61 kg: Chris Cannon (Oceanport, N.J./Wildcat WC)

65 kg: Dom Demas (Columbus, Ohio/Oklahoma RTC)

70 kg: Brock Mauller (Columbia, Mo./Tiger Style WC)

74 kg: Peyton Robb (Owatonna, Minn./Nebraska Wrestling Training Center)

79 kg: Michael Labriola (Easton, Pa./Nebraska Wrestling Training Center)

86 kg: Myles Wilson (Junction, Colo./Hawkeye WC)

92 kg: Nino Bonaccorsi (Bethel Park, Pa./Pittsburgh WC)

97 kg: Jay Aiello (Chantilly, Va./Cavalier WC)

125 kg: Anthony Cassioppi (Roscoe, Ill./Hawkeye WC)

U.S. women’s freestyle roster

50 kg: Emily Shilson (Maple Grove, Minn./Titan Mercury WC)

53 kg: Ronna Heaton (Brookings, S.Dak./Wisconsin RTC/Sunkist Kids WC)

55 kg: Alex Hedrick (Fair Oaks, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)

57 kg: Cheyenne Sisenstein (Johnson City, N.Y./Team Tornado WC)

59 kg: Michaela Beck (New York, N.Y./Wisconsin RTC/Sunkist Kids WC)

62 kg: Emma Bruntil (Acme, Wash./Titan Mercury WC/McKendree Bearcat WC)

65 kg: Ashlynn Ortega (Pueblo, Colo./New York AC)

68 kg: Alyvia Fiske (Napa, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)

72 kg: Kayla Marano (Jefferson, Ga./McKendree Bearcat WC)

76 kg: Kylie Welker (Franksville, Wisc./Titan Mercury WC)

U.S. Greco-Roman roster

55kg: Taylor Lamont (Mapleton, Utah/Sunkist Kids WC)

60kg: Dylan Gregerson (Bluffdale, Utah/Brunson UVRTC)

63kg: David Stepanian (Macomb, Mich./New York AC)

67kg: Alston Nutter (Fennimore, Wisc./Sunkist Kids WC)

72kg: Nate Moore (Buckley, Wash./Northern Colorado WC)

77kg: Britton Holmes (Peyton, Colo./Army WCAP)

82kg: Tommy Brackett (Eads, Tenn./Gator Wrestling Club)

87kg: Spencer Woods (Shungnak, Alaska/Army WCAP)

97kg: Nicholas Boykin (Murrfreesboro, Tenn./Sunkist Kids)

130kg: Brandon Metz (West Fargo, N.D./Bison WC)