It was a busy week at the high school level with a large number of matches and some great results from the wrestlers. There were 3 additional participants who joined high school teams this week bringing the 2015-2016 season to a record 66 female wrestlers.

Senior Women:

The senior-level and college women representing Iowa were not in active competition this past week as they moved into the holiday break and prepared for the U.S. Open next weekend. There will be six women representing Iowa next Friday and Saturday, December 18th and 19th in Las Vegas for a chance to qualify for competition at the Olympic Team Trials:

Julie Carpenter Johnsen

Lauren Louive

Jasmine Bailey

Megan Black

Cassy Herkelman

Rachel Watters

A top-seven finish in each weight class will earn a qualification to compete at the Olympic Team Trials next April in Iowa City which will ultimately determine the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.

For more information on each of the senior-level competitors from Iowa, check out our update from last week.


College Women:

There were several changes in the WCWA/Intermat college women’s rankings last week (December 9th) which included several Iowa wrestlers:

Jasmine Bailey stayed in 9th place at 136 pounds.

Megan Black has moved from 5th place to 7th place at 123 pounds.

Cassy Herkelman moved from 7th place at 143 pounds to 8th place at 136 pounds .


High School Girls:

We have included the results of the matches since our last update and have compiled the overall record for each wrestler both at the varsity and JV level.


Highlights of the week include the following varsity performances:


Felicity Taylor of South Winneshiek had an outstanding week picking up 3 pins and a 10-3 decision to go 4-1 for the week and improve her overall varsity record to 5-4.

Felicity Taylor of South Winneshiek wrestling at 106 pounds Photo courtesy of Christa Taylor

Rylee Zobac of Starmont picked up a pin and a forfeit to go 2-1 for the week. Her varsity record has improved to 6-5 and JV record stands at 0-3.


Kaia Graham of Oskaloosa picked up a first-period pin and a forfeit to go 2-2 for the week making her varsity record 3-4 for the season.


McKinna Faulkenberry of OA-BCIG won with an 11-3 decision to go 1-3 for the week and an overall varsity record of 4-6.


Rachel Watters of Ballard picked up a pin to go 1-2 for the week and an overall varsity record of 5-4.


Here are this week’s complete results:


Wt First Last Gr School Class Weekly Varsity


Weekly JV Results Weekly Results Overall Varsity Record Overall JV Record
106 Morgan Lawson So Ottumwa 3A 0-2 0-4
106 Myla Mayo So Sioux City East 3A 0-1 0-1
106 Alanah Vetterick So Norwalk 3A 1-1 V win by forfeit 5-2
106 Chloe Krebsbach Fr Osage 2A 0-5 1-7
106 Maiah Williams Fr Glenwood 2A
106 Brenna Bohland Fr MFL MARMAC 1A
106 Felicity Taylor So South Winneshiek 1A 4-1 V wins by F 4:14, F 1:24, F 2:22 & 10-3 5-4
106 Rylee Zobac Fr Starmont 1A 2-1 V win by F 2:51 and forfeit 6-5 0-3
106 Emily Reis Sr Regina 1A 1-0 V win by forfeit 1-0
113 Brooklyn Taylor So Davenport North 3A
113 Britany Flockhart Fr Keokuk 3A 1-0 V win by forfeit 2-0 1-2
113 Courtney Six Fr Fort Madison 3A 0-3
113 Grace Massier So Des Moines Roosevelt 3A 0-2 0-2
113 Shelby Blake Fr Osage 2A 1-5 V win by forfeit 1-10
113 Emma Cornelison Fr Nodaway Valley 1A 2-2 0-1
113 Kendra Felder So Panorama 1A 1-1 V win by forfeit 2-6
113 Makayla Patterson Jr South Central Calhoun 1A 2-0 V wins by forfeit 3-1
113 Corby Webb So Hudson 1A 2-0 V wins by forfeit 3-3
113 Mykenzi Brinkman Jr Westwood 1A 1-0 V win by forfeit 3-0
120 Keshara James So Des Moines Roosevelt 3A
120 Mercedez Putney Fr Marshalltown 3A
120 Aubrey McIntryre Fr Glenwood 2A 0-1
126 Amaya Graham Fr Oskaloosa 3A
126 Kaia Graham Fr Oskaloosa 3A 2-2 V wins by F 1:28 and forfeit 3-4
126 Anne Gadient So Cascade 2A 0-1 1-5 0-1
126 Athena Moad Jr West Burlington/Notre Dame/Danville 2A 1-3 V win by forfeit 2-3 0-2
126 Dakota Selby Fr Albia 2A
126 Keagan King Fr South Central Calhoun 1A 3-8 V wins by forfeit 5-11
126 Soledad Castaneda Jr Riverside 1A 0-3
126 Kaitlynn Thoreson Fr Woodbine 1A 1-4 V win by forfeit 2-7
126 Daphne Hoefler So North Cedar 1A
132 Jolynn Harris So Des Moines Lincoln 3A 0-1 0-1 0-1
132 Karleigh Shuff Sr Indianola 3A 0-5
132 Abby Crawford Sr Westwood 1A
132 Brittany Shumate So Woodbine 1A 1-5 V win by forfeit 2-10
132 Samantha Back Fr Lisbon 1A 0-3 0-3
138 Laura Arroyo-Ganona Fr Muscatine 3A 1-4 JV win by forfeit 2-7
138 Alisha Smith So Pleasant Valley 3A 0-1 0-5
138 Brooke Silence Sr Shenandoah 2A
138 Dominique Mosier Fr Clear Creek-Amana 2A 0-1 0-3 0-1 0-3
138 Tammy Vaughn Sr Columbus Community 2A 0-2 0-1 0-2 0-1
138 Nicole Watters So Ballard 2A 0-2 0-3
138 McKinna Faulkenberry So OA-BCIG 1A 1-3 V win by 11-3 4-6
145 Jesse Lorano So Denison-Schleswig 3A 0-2
145 Tatum Hardman Jr East Sac County 2A
145 Ariel Hellman Jr Sheldon/South O’Brien 2A 1-2 JV win by forfeit 1-2
145 Kyla Devilbliss Jr Perry 2A 0-3 0-3
145 Taylor Jorgerson So Northwood-Kensett 1A
145 Alley Gray Fr Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 1A 0-2 0-2 0-2
145 Larissa Moore Jr North Cedar 1A 0-2 0-6
152 Ciana Sonberg So Charles City 2A 1-1 JV win by F 1:40 0-2 1-1
152 Tate Hughes Fr Clarinda 2A 0-3 1-7
152 Rachel Watters Sr Ballard 2A 1-2 V win by F 2:27 5-4
152 Gabriela Castillo Jr Perry 2A 0-3 0-3
160 Lexi Williams So Iowa City West 3A
160 Jocelyn Hemandez Jr LeMars 3A
160 Margarita Valenzuela Fr Hampton Dumont 2A
160 Julia Eshelman Fr Nodaway Valley 1A 2-0 V wins by forfeit 2-0
182 Haley Snyder So Northeast Community 2A
182 Erica Halferty Jr Wayne 1A
182 Melinda Collins Jr Tipton 1A 0-4 0-4
220 Chelsea Fishback Fr Carroll 3A
220 Erica Stoner Jr Grinnell 2A
220 Sadie Durnan Fr Oelwein 2A 0-2 0-2
220 Jade Charron Sr Interstate 35 1A
285 Kali Zufall Jr Estherville Lincoln Central 2A 0-4 0-5


The schedule looks to be a busy one and we look forward to bringing you the latest from the U.S. Open and around Iowa in next week’s update. For additional updates and information throughout the week (including updates from Las Vegas), follow us on Twitter: @watters_ia and @FEWTeamIowa.


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