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GUELPH, Canada - Three members of the U.S. women's team claimed gold medals at the Canada Cup held on the 4th of July.

Capturing gold medals were 2008 Olympians Clarissa Chun (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. and Ali Bernard (New Ulm, Minn./Gator WC) at 72 kg/158.5 lbs.), along with 2008 U.S. Nationals champion Kelsey Campbell (Milwaukie, Ore./Sunkist Kids) at 59 kg/130 lbs.

The U.S. Senior World Team and the U.S. Junior World Team competed at the Canada Cup in preparation for World Championships competition later in the summer.

Chun was a 2008 World champion at her weight class, and placed fifth at the 2008 Olympic Games. She pinned Canada's Lindsay Rushton in the gold-medal finals. Chun won four matches on the way to her title.

Bernard was also fifth at the 2008 Olympic Games. She pinned all three of her opponents at the Canada Cup, including Maria Muller of Germany in the finals.

Campbell faced 2009 U.S. World Team member Deanna Rix (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) in the finals, and won the match. Rix had stopped Campbell in the best-of-three championship series finals at the World Team Trials on May 31.

Rix was one of three U.S. women to win silver medals, joined by 2009 U.S. Nationals champions Helen Maroulis (Rockville, Md./New York AC) at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Elena Pirozkhova (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) at 67 kg/147.5 lbs.

Maroulis, who will be competing in the Junior World Championships for the second straight year, won her first two bouts before falling to Jill Gallays of Canada in the finals.

Pirozkhova, who is on her second straight U.S. Senior World Team, wrestled up one weight class from her normal 63 kg/138.75 lbs. She opened with two wins, then was beaten by 2008 World champion and four-time World finalist Martine Dugrenier of Canada in the finals.

The U.S. had six bronze medalists, two in women's freestyle and four in men's freestyle.

The women's freestyle bronze medalists were 2009 Junior World Team member C.C. Weber (Goodrich, Mich./Sunkist Kids) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. and 2009 Senior World Team member Adeline Gray (Denver, Colo./New York AC) at 67 kg/147.5 lbs.

Weber finished with a 5-1 record in the tournament. Her only loss came in the second round to American Alyssa Lampe, who Weber came back to defeat in the bronze-medal match.

Gray, the 2008 Junior World champion, had a 3-1 record in the tournament. Her only loss came in the second match to World champion Dugrenier. She pinned Vanessa Wilson of Canada to claim her bronze medals.

Claiming bronze medals in the men's competition were Americans Steven Keith (Longwood, N.Y./New York AC) at 55 kg/121 lbs., Anthony Vales, (South Windsor, Conn./CYCM) at 60 kg/132 lbs., Andrew Campolattano (Bound Brook, N.J./New York AC) at 84 kg/185 lbs. and Mike Tamillow (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.)

Keith, who was a high school star on Long Island, lost his first match and came back with three straight wins in the consolation rounds. He beat Jake Hergenhein of Canada for the bronze medal.

Vales, a star from Connecticut, also had a first round loss but won four in a row for his bronze medal. He beat Cruiz Manning of Canada in the bronze-medal bout.

Campolattano, a three-time Cadet National champion and state champion from New Jersey, had a 5-1 record in the tournament. His only loss came to eventual winner Tamerlan Tagiev of Russia. He defeated American Terry Madden in the bronze-medal match.

Tamillow fell in his opening bout to eventual champion Khetag Pliev of Canada, then came back with four straight wins. He pinned Canada's Misha Kurkunov in the bronze-medal bout.

At Guelph, Canada, July 4

Women's results

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
1 Clarissa Chun (USA)
2 Lindsay Rushton (Canada-CWT)
3 CC Weber (USA)
4 Alyssa Lampe (USA)
5 Ommariel Valenzuela (Venezuela)
6 Ashley McKilligan (Canada-CWT

51 kg/112.25 lbs.
1 Jessica Bondy (Canda-CWT)
2 Diana Ford (Canada-CJW)
3 Gen Haley (Canada-CWT)
4 Jasmine Mian (Canada-Brock W.C.)
5 Maria Sarmiento (Venezuela)
6 Jenn Nguyen (Canada-LWWC)

55 kg/121 lbs.
1 Jill Gallays (Canada-CWT)
2 Helen Maroulis (USA)
3 Marcias Andrades (Venezuela)
4 Brittanee Laverdure (Canada-CWT)
5 Nicole Hauptmann (Germany)
6 Trinity Plessinger (USA)

59 kg/130 lbs.
1 Kelsey Campbell (USA)
2 Deanna Rix (USA)
3 Katie Patroch (Canada-CWT)
4 Heidi Erdle (Canada-CWT)
5 Mirna Henriquez (Venezuela)
6 Natascha Ballas (Germany)

63 kg/138.75 lbs.
1 Justine Bouchard (Canada-CWT)
2 Stefanie Stuber (Germany)
3 Danielle Lappage (Canada-CJW)
4 Veronica Carlson (USA)
5 Yoselin Rojas (Venezuela)
6 Nikita Chicoine (Canada-Montreal)

67 kg/147.5 lbs.
1 Martine Dugrenier (Canada-CWT)
2 Elena Pirozkhova (USA)
3 Adeline Gray (USA)
4 Vanessa Wilson (Canada-CWT)
5 Megan Buydens (Canada-CWT)
6 Gloria Zabala (Venezuela)

72 kg/158.5 lbs.
1 Ali Bernard (USA)
2 Maria Muller (Germany)
3 Leah Callahan (Canada-CWT)
4 Ohenewa Akuffo (Canada-CWT)
5 Erica Wiebe (Canada-CJW)
6 Stephanie Buchen (Canada-UCWC)

U.S. women's performances

48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Clarissa Chun, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), 1st
WIN Mayelis Caripa (Venezuela)
WIN Jasmine Slinn (Canada)
WIN Ashley McKilligan (Canada), tech fall
WIN Lindsay Rushton (Canada), pin

48 kg/105.5 lbs. - CC Weber, Goodrich, Mich. (Sunkist Kids), 3rd
WIN Kellie Odinet (Canada)
LOSS Alyssa Lampe (USA)
WIN Mayelis Caripa (Venezuela)
WIN Victoria Anthony (USA)
WIN Ashley McKilligan (Canada)
WIN Alyssa Lampe (USA)

48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Alyssa Lampe, Tomahawk, Wis. (Sunkist Kids), 4th
WIN Coralie Dixon (Canada)
WIN CC Weber (USA)
LOSS Lindsey Rushton (Canada)
WIN Onmariel Valenzuela (Venezuela)

48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Victoria Anthony, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Team So Cal), dnp
WIN Onmariel Valenzuela (Venezuela)
LOSS Lindsay Rushton (Canada), pin
WIN Annika Hoffman (Germany)

51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Jessica Medina, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), dnp
WIN Gen Haley (Canada)
LOSS Maria Sarmiento (Venezuela)
LOSS Jenn Nguyen (Canada)

55 kg/121 lbs. - Helen Maroulis, Rockville, Md. (New York AC), 2nd
WIN Miranda Dick (Canada)
WIN Nicole Hauptmann (Germany)
LOSS Jill Gallays (Canada)

55 kg/121 lbs. - Trinity Plessinger, Colorado Springs, Colo. (USOTC), 6th
WIN Olivia Gunnell (Canada)
WIN Alicia Hubbard (Canada)
LOSS Jill Gallays (Canada)
LOSS Marcias Andrades (Venezuela)
LOSS Nicole Hauptmann (Germany)

59 kg/130 lbs. - Kelsey Campbell, Milwaukie, Ore. (Sunkist Kids), 1st
WIN Mirna Henriquez (Venezuela)
WIN Natascha Ballas (Germany)
WIN Deanna Rix (USA)

59 kg/130 lbs. - Deanna Rix, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), 2nd
WIN Katie Patroch (Canada)
WIN Heidi Erdle (Canada)
LOSS Kelsey Campbell (USA)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Veronica Carlson, Addison, Ill. (New York AC), 4th
WIN Danielle Lappage (Canada)
LOSS Justine Bouchard (Canada), pin
WIN Nikita Chicoine (Canada)
LOSS Danielle Lappage (Canada)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Melissa Apodaca, Chugiak, Alaska (USOEC), dnp
LOSS Justine Bouchard (Canada)
LOSS Danielle Lappage (Canada), pin

67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Elena Pirozhkova, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC), 2nd
WIN Megan Buydens (Canada)
WIN Gloria Zabala (Venezuela)
LOSS Martine Dugrenier (Canada)

67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Adeline Gray, Denver, Colo. (New York AC), 3rd
WIN Vanessa Wilson (Canada)
LOSS Martine Dugrenier (Canada)
WIN Megan Buydens (Canada)
WIN Vanessa Wilson (Canada), pin

72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Ali Bernard, New Ulm, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 1st
WIN Leah Callahan (Canada), pin
WIN Stephanie Buchan (Canada), pin
WIN Maria Muller (Germany), pin

72 kg/158.5 lbs. - Christen Paysse, Fullerton, Calif. (Univ. of the Cumberlands), dnp
LOSS Erica Wiebe (Canada-CJW)
LOSS Erin Clodgo (USA)

72 kg/147.5 lbs. - Erin Clodgo, Richmond, Va. (USOEC), dnp
LOSS Leah Callahan (Canada)
WIN Christen Payssee (USA)
LOSS Ohenewa Akuffo (Canada)

Men's freestyle results

55 kg/121 lbs.
1 Balraj Virdi (Canada-BMWC)
2 Aso Palani (Canada-CMT)
3 Steven Keith (USA-NYAC)
4 Jake Hegenshien (Canada-CJM)
5 Aseltine, Mike Aseltine (Bears W.C.)
6 Stewart, Roger Stewart (USA-NYAC)

60 kg/132 lbs.
1 John Pineda (Canada-CMT)
2 David Tremblay (Canada-CMT)
3 Anthony Valles (USA-CYCW)
4 Cruiz Manning (Canada-Team Impact)
5 Luke Vath (Canada-NYAC)
6 Aro Panzo (Canada-Team Impact)

66 kg/145.5 lbs.
1 Haislan Garcia (Canada-CMT)
2 CJ Hudson (Canada-Brock W.C.)
3 Heinrich Barnes (SAWT)
4 Ali Emkani (Canada-Team Impact)
5 Roger Alves (Canada-Bears W.C.)
6 Jason Wishinski (Canada-XCOU)

74 kg/163 lbs.
1 Matt Gentry (Canada-CMT)
2 Sheldon Francis (Canada-MAC)
3 Pedro Soto (Puerto Rico)PUR
4 Osman Dzhurubaev (Canada-Matmen)
5 Brad Trimble (Canada-Brock W.C.)
6 Connor Malloy (Canada-CJM)

84 kg/185 lbs.
1 Tamerlan Tagiev (Russia)
2 Travis Cross (Canada-CMT)
3 Andrew Campolattano (USA-NYAC)
4 Terry Madden (USA-NYAC)
5 Alex Burk (Canada-CMT)
6 Manjot Sandhu (Canada-CJM)

96 kg/211.5 lbs.
1 Khetag Pliev (Canada-CMT)
2 Korey Jarvis (Canada-CMT)
3 Mike Tamillow (USA-NYAC)
4 Misha Cirkunov (Canada-XCOU)
5 Ryan Malo (Canada-NENGL)
6 Gurjot Kooner (Canada-CJM)

120 kg/264.5 lbs.
1 Bagaev, Tamerlan (Russia)
2 Brad Peters (IND)
3 Bhullar, Arjan Bhullar (Canada-CMT)
4 Beesla, Gurdeep Beesla (Canada-CJM)
5 Kyle Grant (Canada-Guelph)
6 Ilya Manukhov (Canada-Team Impact)

U.S. men's performances

55 kg/121 lbs. - Steven Keith, Longwood, N.Y. (New York AC), 3rd
LOSS Aso Palani (Canada)
WIN Ranbir Hans (Canada)
WIN Mike Aseline (Canada)
WIN Jake Hergenhien (Canada)

55 kg/121 lbs. - Roger Stewart, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), 6th
LOSS Mike Aseline (Canada)
WIN Javid Ghorbani (Canada)
LOSS Jake Hergenhien (Canada), tech fall
LOSS Mike Aseline (Canada)

60 kg/132 lbs. - Anthony Vales, South Windsor, Conn. (CYCM), 3rd
LOSS John Pineda (Canada)
WIN Steven Bonnano (USA)
WIN Andrew Vargas (Canada)
WIN Luke Vath (USA)
WIN Cruiz Manning (Canada)

60 kg/132 lbs. - Luke Vath (New York AC), 5th
WIN Clay Dixon (Canada)
LOSS John Pineda (Canada)
LOSS Anthony Valles (USA)
WIN Aro Panzo (Canada)

60 kg/132 lbs. - Steven Bonnano (New York AC), dnp
WIN Farzad Tarash (Australia)
LOSS David Trembley (Canada)
LOSS Anthony Vales (USA)

66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Nick Murray (New York AC), dnp
LOSS Haislan Garcia (Canada)
LOSS Roger Alves (Canada)

74 kg/163 lbs. - Jesse Harrington (New York AC), dnp
LOSS Sheldon Francis (Canada)
LOSS Teddy Banks (Canada)

84 kg/185 lbs. - Andrew Campolattano, Bound Brook, N.J. (New York AC), 3rd
WIN Matthew Yotka (Canada), tech fall
LOSS Tamerlan Tagiev (Russia), pin
WIN Artem Snitko (Canada), pinWIN Jeremy Latour (Canada)
WIN Alex Burk (Canada)
WIN Terry Madden (USA)

84 kg/185 lbs. - Terry Madden, New York, N.Y. (New York AC), 4th
LOSS Tamerlan Tagiev (Russia)
WIN Matthew Yotka (Canada)
WIN Andrew Flanagan (USA)
WIN Danny Brown (Canada)
WIN Manjot Sandu (Canada)
LOSS Andrew Campolattano (USA)

84 kg/185 lbs. - Andrew Flanagan, Bound Brook, N.J. (New York AC), dnp
LOSS Alex Burk (Canada)
LOSS Terry Madden (USA)

96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Mike Tamillow, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), 3rd
LOSS Khetag Pliev (Canada)
WIN Dylan Barnes (Canada), tech fall
WIN David Zilberman (Canada), forfeit
WIN Gurjot Kooner (Canada), pin
WIN Misha Kurkunov (Canada), pin

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