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All top seeds advance as semifinals set in women’s freestyle at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Dymond Guilford battles Joye Levendusky in the quarterfinals at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Photo by Justin Hoch.

CORALVILLE, Iowa - All four No. 1 seeds who had quarterfinal matches scored victories and will compete in the semifinal round. They included Erin Golston of the New York AC at 50 kg, Nanea Estrella of Titan Mercury WC at 59 kg, Sienna Ramierz of the Southern Oregon RTC at 68 kg and Dymond Guilford of the USOPTC/TMWC at 76 kg.

Six of the No. 1 seeds had byes in the quarterfinals and will have their first matches during the semifinal round.

The highest seed to lose a match was No. 2 seed, two of which were defeated in the quarterfinals.

No. 7 seed Rachel Watters of the Hawkeye WC/TMWC had a strong second period to defeat No. 2 Naheila Magee of the U.S. Army, 8-4 at 68 kg. Watters was a 2018 Final X runner-up.

No. 7 seed Olivia Robinson of the Peninsula WC, an NAIA runner-up for Eastern Oregon, defeated No. 2 seed and two-time U.S. Open champion Precious Bell of the Victory School of Wrestling/TMWC, 4-4 by criteria. Robinson hit a four-point takedown in the first period, which gave her the edge on criteria.

In the quarterfinals at 50 kg, three-time age-group World champion and No. 5 seed Emily Shilson of Twin Cities RTC/TMWC avenged a loss from the U23 Nationals semifinals, scoring a dominant 10-0 technical fall over California high school star and No. 4 seed Nyla Valencia of the Titan Mercury WC in the first period. Valencia defeated Shilson two weeks ago, 8-5. Shilson will battle No. 1 seed and 2022 U.S. Open champion Erin Golston of NYAC in the semifinals.

The semifinals in six weight classes will be held during the Saturday afternoon session: 50 kg, 55 kg, 57 kg, 62 kg, 65 kg and 68 kg. The winners will battle on Sunday morning to earn their spot in Final X against a 2021 World medalist.

The semifinals in four weight classes will be held on Sunday morning: 53 kg, 59 kg, 72 kg and 76 kg. The winners of Sunday morning’s semifinals both advance to Final X.


At Coralville, Iowa, May 20

Women’s freestyle results

Semifinal pairings

50 kg

Erin Golston (New York Athletic Club) vs. Emily Shilson (TCRT/TMWC)

Sage Mortimer (TMWC) vs. Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club)

53 kg

Felicity Taylor (Bearcat RTC) vs. Haley Franich (Air Force RTC)

Ronna Heaton (Sunkist Kids) vs. Dominique Parrish (Sunkist Kids)

55 kg

Jacarra Winchester (USOPTC/TMWC) vs. Alisha Howk (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club)

Lauren Mason (Brunson UVRTC) vs. Marissa Gallegos (CMWC/TMWC)

57 kg

Cameron Guerin (Bearcat WC/TMWC) vs. Ngao shoua Whitethorn (Victory School of Wrestling)

Amanda Martinez (CARD/TMWC) vs. Alexandra Hedrick (USOPTC/TMWC)

59 kg

Nanea Estrella (TMWC) vs. Lexie Basham (Spartan Mat Club)

Michaela Beck (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) vs. Abigail Nette (Army WCAP)

62 kg

Jennifer Rogers (Nittany Lion WC/TMWC) vs. Emmily Patneaud CA (McKendree Bearcat Wrestling Club)

Andrea Schlabach (Grand View Wrestling Club) vs. Macey Kilty (Sunkist Kids WC)

65 kg

Emma Bruntil (USOPTC/TMWC) vs. Ashlynn Ortega (New York Athletic Club)

Maya Letona (New York City RTC) vs. Mallory Velte (BDRT/TMWC)

68 kg

Sienna Ramirez (Southern Oregon Regional Training Center) vs. Ana Luciano (Team Tornado Wrestling Club)

Solin Piearcy (Menlo Wrestling Club) vs. Rachel Watters IA (HWC/TMWC)

72 kg

Skylar Grote (NYAC/Beaver Dam RTC) vs Marilyn Garcia (California)

Marlynne Deede (Twin Cities Regional Training Center) vs. Amit Elor (NYC RTC/TMWC)

76 kg

Dymond Guilford (USOP/TMWC) vs. Victoria Francis (HWC/TMWC)

Yelena Makoyed (CARD/TMWC) vs. Olivia Robinson (Peninsula Wrestling Club)

Quarterfinal results

50 kg

Erin Golston IL (New York Athletic Club) tech. fall Arelys Valles FL (Grand View Wrestling Club), 10-0 1:48

Emily Shilson MN (TCRT/TMWC) tech. fall Nyla Valencia CA (TMWC), 10-0 2:28

Sage Mortimer UT (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (TMWC)) tech. fall Nina Pham CA (Texas Wrestling Club), 10-0 0:23

Alyssa Lampe OR (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) pin Danielle Garcia CA (Team Tornado Wrestling Club), 0:57

55 kg

Alisha Howk WI (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) tech. fall Torieonna Buchanan IN (Red Cobra Wrestling Academy), 10-0 2:05

57 kg

Ngao shoua Whitethorn MN (Victory School of Wrestling) tech fall Tateum Park IA (Twin Cities Regional Training Center), 10-0 2:43

Amanda Martinez IL (CARD/TMWC) tech. fall Elvie Villa IL (McKendree Bearcat Wrestling Club), 10-0 1:50

Alexandra Hedrick CA (USOP/TMWC) tech fall Genesis Ramirez VA (All Navy Wrestling), 10-0 0:44

59 kg

Nanea Estrella HI (TMWC) tech. fall Hailey Corona UT (Brunson UVRTC), 10-0 1:47

Lexie Basham TX (Spartan Mat Club) dec. Niya teresita Gaines (Cardinal Wrestling Club), 12-8

Michaela Beck NY (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) dec. Bridgette Duty TX (Army (WCAP)), 6-3

Abigail Nette LA (Army WCAP)) tech. fall Montana Delawder PA (Team Tornado Wrestling Club), 10-0 1:37

62 kg

Emmily Patneaud CA (McKendree Bearcat Wrestling Club) dec. Cierra Foster ID (ORTC/TMWC), 2-1

Andrea Schlabach OH (Grand View Wrestling Club) pin Alexandria Liles CO (Army WCAP)), 2:31

Macey Kilty WI (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Academy) tech fall Sierra Brown ton (Twin Cities Regional Training Center), 10-0 0:49

65 kg

Ashlynn Ortega CO (New York Athletic Club) dec. Amanda Hendey CO (CMWC/TMWC), 6-3

Maya Letona CA (New York City RTC) dec. Emily Se CA (California), 7-6

Mallory Velte CA (BDRT/TMWC) tech. fall Destiny Lyng CA (California), 10-0 1:01

68 kg

Sienna Ramirez OR (Southern Oregon Regional Training Center) dec. Olivia Pizano OR (Southern Oregon Regional Training Center), 10-1

Ana Luciano FL (Team Tornado Wrestling Club) dec. Dalia Garibay CA (Colorado Mesa Wrestling Club), 8-2

Solin Piearcy CA (Menlo Wrestling Club) dec. Alara Boyd IN (McKendree Bearcat Wrestling Club), 4-4

Rachel Watters IA (HWC/TMWC) dec. Nahiela Magee CO (Army (WCAP)), 8-4

72 kg

Marilyn Garcia CA (California) tech. fall Jessica Kemgne NY (New York City RTC), 10-0 1:47

Marlynne Deede UT (Twin Cities Regional Training Center) pin Aury Naylor GA (Georgia), 5:31

76 kg

Dymond Guilford CA (USOP/TMWC) dec. Joye Levendusky NY (McKendree Bearcat Wrestling Club), 5-0

Victoria Francis IA (HWC/TMWC) dec.Tristan Kelly CO (Army WCAP)), 5-2

Yelena Makoyed CA (CARD/TMWC) tech. fall Jordan Nelson IA (HWC/TMWC), 11-0 2:54

Olivia Robinson OR (Peninsula Wrestling Club) dec. Precious Bell WI (VICT/TMWC), 4-4

Round of 16

50 kg

Arelys Valles FL (Grand View Wrestling Club) tech. fall Charlotte Fowler AR (River Valley Wrestling Club), 10-0 4:24

Emily Shilson MN (TCRT/TMWC) tech. fall Sydney Petzinger NJ (Cardinal Wrestling Club), 10-0 4:45

Nyla Valencia CA (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (TMWC)) tech fall Natalie Reyna-rodriguez CA (McKendree Bearcat Wrestling Club), 12-2 3:47

Nina Pham CA (Texas Wrestling Club) tech. fall Mariah Anderson TX (Air Force Regional Training Center), 10-0 0:47

Danielle Garcia CA (Team Tornado Wrestling Club) dec. Caitlyn Walker PA (New York City RTC), 10-5

68 kg

Olivia Pizano OR (Southern Oregon Regional Training Center) dec. Kairah Cantillo CA (Grand View Wrestling Club), 4-0

76 kg

Joye Levendusky NY (McKendree Bearcat Wrestling Club) tech. fall Melissa Jacobs MN (Twin Cities Regional Training Center), 10-0 1:59
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