Cook, Macaluso finish No. 6 in final Beach World Series rankings; 13 U.S. athletes are ranked at season’s end
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
U.S. Beach wrestlers Mitchell Cook and Mia Macaluso in their stances at the Beach World Series Final. Photos by Cheryl Baynard.
United World Wrestling has published its final Beach World Series rankings for the 2022 season, with the conclusion of the five-event series at the Beach World Series Final in Constanta, Romania in early September.
The United States finished with 13 athletes who received final rankings. This included seven women and six men.
Two U.S. wrestlers finished with No. 6 rankings after competing in a number of the World Series events, Mitchell Cook of Orland Park, Ill. at 70 kg among men and Mia Macaluso of Otisville, N.Y. at 60 kg among women. At the Beach World Series Final, which scored more points than the other four stops on the tour, Macaluso placed eighth and Cook was ninth.
Three other U.S. Beach wrestlers took top 10 spots: No. 8 Isabeau Shalack of Oak Lawn, Ill at Over 70 kg among women, No. 8 Elizabeth White of Duanesburg, N.Y. at 50 kg among women and No. 9 Maren Anderson of Tinley Park, Ill. at Over 70 kg among women. Shalack had the highest placement among the U.S. entries at the Beach World Series Final, placing sixth. White was the lone U.S. athlete to win a medal during the 2022 Beach World Series, when she claimed a bronze medal in Saint Laurent du Var, France.
Eight other U.S. wrestlers received rankings between No. 10 and No. 20 at their weight classes. See the complete list below.
For more information, visit the Beach World Series website
Beach World Series final rankings for U.S. wrestlers
No. 6 at 70 kg men – Mitchell Cook, Orland Park, Ill.
No. 6 at 60 kg women – Mia Macaluso, Otisville, N.Y.
No. 8 at Over 70 kg women – Isabeau Shalack, Oak Lawn, Ill.
No. 8 at 50 kg women – Elizabeth White, Duanesburg, N.Y.
No. 9 at Over 70 kg women – Maren Anderson, Tinley Park, Ill.
No. 11 at 80 kg men – Ty Loethen, Columbia, Mo.
No. 11 at 60 kg women – Josephine Wearmouth, St. Charles, Iowa
No. 13 at 60 kg women – Isabella Hoffman, Tega Cay, S.C.
No. 14 at Over 70 kg women – Erin Kremer, Covington, Wash.
No. 15 at 80 kg men – Jamal Morris, Miami, Fla.
No. 15 at 90 kg men – Jabari Irons, Fort Meyers, Fla.
No. 15 at Over 90 kg men – Mark Bonilla, Marietta, Ga.
No. 19 at 70 kg men – Michael Clark, Louisville, Ky.