Rachel Watters
Photo by John Sachs

Iowa native Rachel Watters will return to her third Junior World Championship. Watters defeated Andrea Sennett (McKendree Bearcat WR) in a two-straight finals matchup, securing gold with a 10-0 techincal fall and 12-3 decision. Watters will serve as the Junior representative at 72kg in Finland this summer.

On her path to the finals, Watters defeated Agatha Andrews (907 Wrestling) by a 13-2 technical fall. She then defeated Brooke Holt (Team Illinois) in the quarterfinals by a 10-0 tech fall. The semifinals brought Watters a 10-2 decision over Morgan Becker (Campbellsville University).