This June, former Iowa high school wrestler, and current King University wrestler, Megan Black will be competing for Team USA in the Pan Am Championships on June 27-29 in Ontario, Canada. Black finished 7th at 130 pounds at the WCWA Championships (Intermat), and will be competing at 55 KG (121 pounds). Women’s freestyle is slated to take place on Saturday the 28th in Canada. Black was the first female wrestler to both qualify and place at the Iowa high school state championships for Eddyville-Balcksburg.
U.S. Women’s freestyle roster
44 kg/97 lbs. – Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif.
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Amy Hou, Rome, Ga.
51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Sierra Blasone, Sussex, N.J.
55 kg/121 lbs. – Megan Black, Batavia, Iowa
59 kg/130 lbs. – Gabrielle Weyrich, Fremont, Neb.
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Olivia Seppinni, Sacramento, Calif.
67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Skylar Grote, Newton, N.J.
72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Mary Westman, Cattaraugus, N.Y.
Coach: Seiko Nagashima, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Lauren Lamb, Farmington, N.Y.
ASICS also announced their women’s high school All-American team, and Iowa was lucky enough to place two on the list, with Jasmine Bailey of Iowa City West bringing in first team honors. Bailey of course won the 2014 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma.
Gathering third team honors was a sophomore out of Ballard high school, Rachel Watters.