Rachel Watters Named 2015 ASICS American

Last week ASICS America unveiled their 15th annual Girls High All-American Wrestling Team, which is the only national all-star team for which female high school wrestlers from all four grade levels are eligible. It came of little surprise that Ballard’s Rachel Watter made the list as a First Team selection.

Watters was one of three first team members to capture a 2015 Body Bar UWW Junior National title, which placed her on the Junior World Team that will compete later this summer in Brazil. In addition to winning the Junior National title, Watters also took home third place last month at the Senior World Team Trials in the 69 kg weight class. Her only loss in the tournament was to Olympian Randi Miller.

Watters also plans on competing in the Fargo high school championships this week, and will wrestle at 159 pounds for Team Iowa.

2015 ASICS® GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM
Light (100-121 pounds); Middle (122-140 pounds); Upper (141 pounds and above)

First Team (alphabetically)
Teshya Alo, junior, Honolulu, HI, Kamehameha High School, light
Marizza Birrueta, senior, Grandview, WA, Grandview High School, light
Alexis Bleau, junior, Schoharie, NY, Schoharie High School, upper
McKayla Campbell, sophomore, Wauseon, OH, Wauseon High School, light
Gabrielle Garcia, senior, Anaheim, CA, Valencia High School, light
Ronna Heaton, sophomore, Brookings, SD, Brookings High School, light
Alyssa LaFrancis, senior, Vista, CA, Rancho Buena Vista High School, upper
Becka Leathers, senior, Choctaw, OK, Choctaw High School, middle
Maya Nelson, senior, Denver, CO, Denver East High School, middle
Dominique Parrish, senior, Scotts Valley, CA, Scotts Valley High School, light
Kendall Reusing, senior, Riverside, CA, La Sierra High School, upper
Jessika Rottier, senior, Little Suamico, WI, North Pulaski High School, middle
Kenya Spencer, junior, Caro, MI, Caro High School, upper
Rachel Watters, junior, Ankeny, IA, Ballard High School, upper