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|Nationís top age group women wrestlers to compete at Body Bar Womenís Nationals, April 20-22 in Colorado Springs, Colo.|
By Michelle Thilges USA Wrestling
The major age-group national championships for women, the Body Bar Women's Nationals, will be hosted at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 20-22.
Major USA Wrestling national championships for female wrestlers will be held at three different age levels: University, FILA Junior and FILA Cadet. In addition, a Girls Freestyle National Championship will be held for two age divisions, grades 3-6 and grades 7-8.
Athletes can register online for a discounted entry fee. The deadline to register online is Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. MST. To register online, click the link below.
Registration will also be available onsite at an additional cost.
Athletes competing in the Women's University competition must be 18-24 years old (1983-1989) and have graduated from high school.
For the Women's FILA Junior Nationals, athletes must be 17-20 years old (1987-1989). Athletes can also participate with a medical certificate if born in 1990.
The Women's FILA Cadet tournament is open to athletes 15-17 years old (1990-1991) and those born in 1992 with a medical certificate.
Traditionally, the Body Bar Women's Nationals features many of the best athletes in the nation, regardless of age.
Several winners from last year's University competition can compete for the final time this year in the Body Bar. Those athletes include: Liz Short (USOEC), Mary Kelly (NYAC), Sharon Jacobson (Gator WC), Randi Miller (Gator WC) and Megan Goldsmith (Univ. of Calgary).
Other winners from the University level who can return include Othella Lucas (Cumberlands), Alaina Berube (Cumberlands) and Tabetha Golt (Cumberlands).
Past FILA Junior winners who can return include Nicole Woody (NYAC), Deanna Rix (NYAC), Jackie Cataline (Cataline's Wildcat WC) and Dallas Monreal-Berner (Team West Wolves).
Champions from the Body Bar FILA Junior Women's National Championships earn the right to represent the USA at the FILA Junior World Championships in Beijing, China, August 20-25.
Winners from the University level will have the chance to compete in the 2007 Pan American Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 16-20.
At the Body Bar Women's Nationals, all contestants must be USA Wrestling members. Membership is available for purchase online at www.themat.com or through the state chairperson or state membership director of the athlete's state of residence.
Body Bar Women's National Championships, April 20-22
Tentative Event Schedule
Friday, April 20
7 to 8 p.m. - Registration for all divisions
7:30 to 8 p.m. - FILA Junior Medical Check/Weigh-ins
Saturday, April 21
9 to 9:30 a.m. - Girls' Grades 3-8 FS Registration
9:30 to 9:40 a.m. - Girls' Grades 3-8 Medical check/weigh-ins
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - FILA Junior Session I
2 p.m. to conclusion - FILA Junior Session II
2 p.m. to conclusion - Girls' Grades 3-8 FS Preliminaries through Finals
5:30 to 6 p.m. - FILA Cadet and University Registration
6 to 6:30 p.m. - FILA Cadet and University Medical check/weigh-ins
Sunday, April 22
9:30 a.m. to conclusion - FILA Cadet and University Preliminaries through Finals
Champions from last year's event:
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Liz Short of USOEC
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Mary Kelly of USOEC/NYAC
55 kg/121 lbs. - Sharon Jacobson of USOEC/Gator WC
59 kg/130 lbs. - Othella Lucas of Cumberlands
63 kg/138.5 lbs. - Alaina Berube of Cumberlands
67 kg/174.5 lbs. - Randi Miller of USOEC/Gator WC
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Tabetha Golt of Cumberlands
77 kg/169.5 lbs. - Megan Goldsmith of University of Calgary
44 kg/97 lbs. - Nicole Woody of NYAC
48 kg/105.75 lbs. - Sadie Kaneda of USOEC
51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Jessica Medina of Cumberlands
55 kg/121 lbs. - Dany Hedin of USOEC/NYAC
59 kg/130 lbs. - Deanna Rix of NYAC
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Jackie Cataline of Cataline's Wildcat WC
67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Heather Martin of Cumberlands
72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Ali Bernard of University Regina
79.5 kg/175 lbs. - Dallas Monreal-Berner of Team West Wolves
40 kg/88 lb. - Carlene Sluberski of New York
43 kg/94.75 lbs. - C.C. Weber of Michigan
46 kg/101.25 lbs. - Amy Whitbeck of New York
49 kg/108 lbs. - Samantha Lopez of California
52 kg/114.5 lbs. - Michaela Hutchison of Alaska
56 kg/123.25 lbs. - Cheyenne Stokes of Oklahoma
60 kg/132.25 lbs. - Tatiana Padilla of California
65 kg/143.25 lbs. - Paige Rife of TNT
70 kg/145.25 lbs. - Laura Gourley of Oregon
78 kg/170 lbs. - Desiree Memea of Hawaii
84 kg/185 lbs. - Heather Miracle of Wisconsin
100 kg/220 lbs. - Paloma Basulto of California
78-83 lbs. - Hanna Martin of Oklahoma
86-89 lbs. - Jenna Burkert of New York
103-106 lbs. - Allison Ragan of Illinois
104-113 lbs. - Stephanie Simpson of Missouri
118-129 lbs. - Lauren Thompson of California
128-138 lbs. - Erin English of Ohio
134-143 lbs. - Anneliese De Aragon of Idaho
164-186 lbs. - Marina Lambert of Virginia
51-57 lbs. - Cassidy Ferrell of Pennsylvania
57-63 lbs. - Reni Gallan of River Kids
65-69 lbs. - Caroline Cotton of Blazin' Divas
70-78 lbs. - Zosima A. (Zoe) Castaneda of Georgia
78-85 lbs. - Chelsea Hudson of Colorado
86-97 lbs. - Sarah Lambert of Virginia
103-111 lbs. - Morgan Ottesen of Kansas