Watters Will Return to UWW Junior World Championship

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).