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|Girls Folkstyle Nationals and University Women’s Nationals held together in Oklahoma City, March 23-25|
By Jackie Branca USA Wrestling
The nation’s top girls folkstyle and university women wrestlers will be on hand together for the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle and Women’s University Nationals, March 23-25, in Oklahoma City Okla. The event will be at the Freede Center on the campus of Oklahoma City University.
This is the first time the Girls Folkstyle and the Women’s University Nationals will be held alongside each other.
The event kicks off Friday, with the Junior and Cadet division preliminaries in the Girls Folkstyle event. The University women’s freestyle event will begin action on Saturday, as the folkstyle divisions continue their preliminary rounds. The finals for the Women’s freestyle division, as well as the Girls Folkstyle Junior and Cadet divisions are scheduled for Saturday night.
Competition on Sunday will feature the Schoolgirls, Kids II and Kids II divisions for the Girls Folkstyle Nationals, as well as the annual Junior Girls Folkstyle Duals.
The Women’s University National Championships will have an impact on the U.S. Olympic Team selection process. The University Nationals champion in the four Olympic weight classes (48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg) will earn a spot in the field at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, April 21-22.
Among the defending University Nationals champions who were WCWA college national champions in 2012 are Michaela Hutchison of Oklahoma City at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Brittany Delgado of Oklahoma City at 77 kg/167 lbs.
Wrestlers from 20 states have already registered for the Girls Folkstyle Nationals and wrestlers are urged to sign up early to secure a spot in the event. USA Wrestling does not charge for adjusting weight classes, even at weigh-ins.
The deadline to register for the girls folkstyle and women’s university nationals is Wednesday March 21, 6:00 p.m. C.S.T. Wrestles can also register on-site. There is a $60 on-site registration cost, cash only.
Registration for girls and women's university nationals
TheMat.com will provide complete coverage for these events from Oklahoma City.
2011 University Women's Freestyle Champions
105 pounds - Candace Workman (OTC)
112 pounds - Carlene Sluberski (USOEC)
121 pounds - Michaela Hutchison (OCU/Gator Wrestling Club)
130 pounds - Trinity Plessinger (SUNKIST KIDS)
138 pounds - Alli Ragan (King College)
147 pounds - Christen Paysse (UC Women`s Wrestling)
158 pounds - Melissa Simmons (OCU/Gator Wrestling Club)
169 pounds - Brittany Delgado (OCU/Gator Wrestling Club)
2011 USAW Girls Folkstyle Champions
97 pounds - Emily Webster (Missouri)
105 pounds - Kayla Miracle (Hoosier Elite)
112 pounds - Samantha Klingel (Pennsylvania)
117 pounds - Rachel McFarland (Michigan women`s wrestling)
121 pounds - Alexia Moreno (Turlock Wrestling)
125 pounds - Roni Goodale (Knight Wrestling Academy)
130 pounds - Amanda Hendey (San Diego Hot Beaches) won
139 pounds - Jenna Burkert (USOEC)
148 pounds - Demi Strub (Team Indiana)
159 pounds - Julia Salata (Advatage Wrestling)
172 pounds - Dorothy Scott (West Amarillo Wrestling Club)
95 pounds - Regina Doi (Kingsburg)
101 pounds - Elizabeth Phillips (Lancer Youth) won
108 pounds - Kayla Miracle (Hoosier Elite)
115 pounds - Cassy Herkelman (Team Iowa)
124 pounds - Becka Leathers (Ironman)
132 pounds - Virginia Burkett (Team Wyoming)
143 pounds - Quincy Rayls (Ogden`s Outlaws)
154 pounds - Autumn Rux (Michigan women`s wrestling)
172 pounds - Jesse Grubbs (Azle Wrestling Club)
81 pounds - Faith Stoddard (Xtreme)
89 pounds - Gabrielle Garcia (NOC Piranhas)
97 pounds - Alexis Bleau (Journeymen-New York)
105 pounds - Arian Carpio (FW Spartans)
113 pound - Teshya Alo (Team Hawaii)
120 pounds - Abigail Nette (Scorpion Team LA)
128 pounds - Maya Nelson (Knights)
145 pounds - Geraldine Gillis (Michigan women`s wrestling)
155 pounds - Kenya Spencer of (Michigan women`s wrestling)
Girls Division I results
50 pounds - Samara Chavez (Wesley Wrestling)
55 pounds - Hope Miracle (Hoosier Elite)
60 pounds - Olivia Shore (Team Miron)
65 pounds - Kori Babcock (Kansas Krusaders)
70 pounds - Cassidy Anderson (Team Kansas)
80 pounds - Myra Megli (Bulldog Wrestling)
85+ pounds - Katja Osteen (Vipers)
Girls Division II results
60 pounds - Emily Shilson (Minnesota)
65 pounds - Leea Bentley (Kansas Krusaders)
70 pounds - Teniya Alo (Team Hawaii)
75 pounds - Makayla Welch (Rum River)
80 pounds - Mercedes Gassmann (Team Kansas)
85 pounds - Kandice Brendlinger (Slippery Rock)
90 pounds - Emily Cue (Colorado)
95 pounds - Adelyhda Perez (Uvalde Wrestling Club)
102 pounds - Ciana Sonberg (Team Iowa)
110 pounds - Ashlynn Ortega (Pueblo All Stars)
118+ pounds - Starlyn White (Viking Youth Wrestling)
2012 Girls Folkstyle Nationals and University Nationals Event Schedule
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Friday, March 23rd
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM - Online Registration Weigh-in Card Pick-up - Cadets, Juniors, and Universities @ OCU - Freede Center
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM - On-site Registration - Cadets (folkstyle), Juniors (folkstyle), and Universities (freestyle). $60 on site registration cost. Cash Only. @ OCU - Freede Center
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Weigh-ins - Cadets (folkstyle), Juniors (folkstyle), and Universities (freestyle) @ OCU - Freede Center (See Weigh-in Procedures)
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Junior (folkstyle) Division Seeding Meeting @ OCU - Leichter Center
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Cadets (folkstyle) - Preliminaries through Finals @ OCU - Freede Center
Saturday, March 24th
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Juniors (folkstyle) and Universities (freestyle) Preliminaries Rounds 8 Mats (Championship 1/4 Finals & Consolations to 1/4 Finals)
12:00 to 12:30 PM- Online Registration Weigh-in Card Pick Up - Schoolgirls, Kids Division I and Kids Division II (folkstyle
12:30-to 1:00 PM - Onsite Registration – Schoolgirls, Kids Division I and Kids Division II (folkstyle) - $60 on site registration cost, cash only.
12:30-1:00 PM Online Registration
1:00-1:30 PM Onsite Registration
Weigh-ins – Schoolgirls, Kids Division I and Kids Division II (folkstyle) (See Weigh-in Procedures)
1:00 to 5:00 PM - Junior (folkstyle) and Universities (freestyle) - (Championship 1/2 Finals & Placing 3rd - 8th)
6:00 to 6:30 PM - Junior Folkstyle Dual Team Registration
6:30 to 7:00 PM - Junior Folkstyle Dual Team Coaches Meeting
7:00 to 9:00 PM - Junior (folkstyle) and Universities (freestyle) Finals
Completion of weight class - Junior (folkstyle) and Universities (freestyle) Awards
Sunday, March 25th
9:00 AM to Conclusion - Schoolgirls, Kids Division I and Kids Division II (folkstyle) Preliminary Rounds
Completion of weight class- Schoolgirls, Kids Division I and Kids Division II (folkstyle)
8:00 AM - Junior Folkstyle Dual Team Weigh-in Only if athlete did not wrestle in Cadet or Junior tournament
9:30 to 10:00 AM - Junior Folkstyle Dual Team Officials Clinic
10:00 AM to Conclusion - Junior Folkstyle Dual Team - Pool Completion