U23 Women’s World Championships Results

By Taylor Miller | USA Wrestling BYDGOSZCZ, Poland – The U.S. women’s freestyle team wrapped up its first day of competition at the U23 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The USA was unable to qualify any wrestlers for the medal rounds but did pick up a win at 75 kg/165 lbs. and advanced one wrestler…

Missouri Valley Open Full Results

Missouri Valley Open – 101 1st Place – Regina Doi of King University 2nd Place – Asia Ray of Wayland Baptist University 3rd Place – Hiba Salem of Menlo 4th Place – Maia Phanthadara of University of the Cumberlands 5th Place – Rebecca Forsyth of University of the Cumberlands 6th Place – Valeria Rivera of…

2017 USAW Preseason Nationals – GS/MS Results

Middle School 32 and Larger – 70 1st Place – Morgan Johnson of Mile High Wrestling Club 2nd Place – Hunter Taylor of Abilene Kids Wrestling 3rd Place – zan fugitt of nixa youth wrestling 4th Place – Toby Billerman of Perry Meridian Wrestling Club 5th Place – Ethan Spacht of Gentry 6th Place –…

Megan Black will face Shelby Hall at All-Star Classic

At 130, McKendree’s Megan Black, a native of Batavia, Iowa, will become the second McKendree wrestler to compete, joining teammate Brandy Lowe (170 pounds). A three-time WCWA All-American, Black has twice been a runner-up at the national championships. She finished seventh as a freshman competing for King University. Black was the first girl in Iowa…

Black and Watters make U23 World Team

Four Iowans entered the 2017 U23 World Team Trials and two secured their spot on the U.S. World team which will compete in Bydgoszcz, Poland November 21-26. The U23 World Championships provides an additional development stage between the Junior and Senior division. In previous years, USA Wrestling has taken part in the University Worlds which was…

U23 World Team Trials – Women’s Preview

Earlier this summer United World Wrestling (UWW) announced the addition of the U23 division (ages 18-23) to provide an additional developmental stage between the Junior Division (which goes to age 20) and the Senior, Olympic-Level. In previous years, USA Wrestling has taken part in the University Worlds which was not a UWW event. Four of…

2017-18 WCWA Preseason Rankings

WCWA Nationals – 101 RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS 1 Marina Doi SR King University 16 2 Regina Doi SR King University 12 3 Maia Phanthadara SR University of The Cumberlands 10 4 Hiba Salem JR Menlo College 9 5 Rozlynn Vasquez SR Wayland Baptist University 7 6 Maria Ahumada SR Missououri Baptist University…

Alli Ragan Headlocks Into The World Championship Finals

*Please note Alli Ragan has not officially signed with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. Details* By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling PARIS, France – 2016 World silver medalist Alli Ragan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) will get another chance to win a World title, after qualifying for the finals at 60 kg/132 lbs. at the World Championships on Thursday…

Alli Ragan Receives World Championships Draw

By Richard Immel – USA Wrestling PARIS – Four U.S athletes have weighed in and received their draws for the second day of women’s freestyle action at the 2017 World Championships being held at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. Taking the mat on Thursday for the U.S. are World silver medalist Alli Ragan (Colorado Springs,…

Tom Brands calls upon NCAA to add Women’s Wrestling

The University of Iowa’s head wrestling coach, Tom Brands, sent the following letter to the NCAA to list women’s wrestling under emerging sport status for the upcoming season. What does “emerging sports” mean? The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics is charged with identifying and managing progress of emerging sports for women.  An emerging sport is…

Rachel Watters Seeking Junior World Championship

TAMPERE, Finland – Oklahoma City University women’s wrestling coach Matt Stevens and wrestler Rachel Watters will compete for Team USA in the Junior World Championships on Thursday and Friday at the Tampere Exhibition and Sport Center. Stevens will help guide the team as a coach, while Watters will be vying for the 159-pound (72-kilogram) crown.…

Cadet Women’s Freestyle Results – Day One

Check back often for updates from the 2017 Cadet Women’s Freestyle Results 112 Tateum Park Davenport, IA (Iowa) VPO1 Tatum Pine Las Vegas, NV (Nevada), 4-2 100 Anayka Besco Rose Hill, KS (Kansas) VSU1 Emma Cochran Moravia, IA (Iowa), 12-2 1:28 112 Autumn Flanigan Troy, MO (Missouri) VPO1 Tateum Park Davenport, IA (Iowa), 10-1 144 Madison Horn Stillwater, MN…