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Women’s ‘Final X’ Field Set

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Updated: May 20, 2018

Photo: Victoria Anthony pinned Erin Golston in their third match of a best-of-three Championship Series at 50 kilograms to earn a spot in this summer’s upcoming Final X events that will determine this year’s USA World women’s freestyle team. (photo by Tim Tushla)

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eight women — Victoria Anthony, Haley Augello, Mallory Velte, Jenna Burkert, Forrest Molinari, Randyll Beltz, Rachel Watters and Korinahe Bullock — all finished second at the 2018 U.S. Open a month ago. But they all got a second chance to make this year’s U.S. World women’s freestyle team when they all won their weight classes at the World Team Trials Challenge tournament, Saturday, May 19, at the RCTC Sports Complex.

They as well as two U.S. Open winners — Jacarra Winchester and Alex Hedrick — will now advance to one of three “Final X” events — against former World medal winners or U.S. Open champs — on three consecutive weeks this June in Lincoln, Neb., State College, Pa., or Bethlehem, Pa.

The following are the Best-of-3 Championship Series at this year’s WTT Challenge tournament in women’s freestyle:

50 kg/110 pounds: Victoria Anthony (Sunkist Kids) def. Erin Golston (New York AC), 2 matches to 1

Match 1 – Anthony dec. Golston, 6-0

Match 2 — Golston dec. Anthony, 5-5 criteria

Match 3 — Anthony pinned Golston, 5:05

Anthony will face Whitney Conder, at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 23, at Bethlehem, Pa.

53 kg/116.5 pounds: Haley Augello (New York AC) dec. Cody Pfau (Titan Mercury), 2 matches to none

Match 1 — Augello won by TF over Pfau, 10-0 (1:10)

Match 2 — Augello won by TF over Pfau, 11-0 (1:23)

Augello will face Sarah Hildebrandt at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 23, at Bethlehem, Pa.

55 kg/121 pounds: Jacarra Winchester (Sunkist Kids) defeated Dominique Parrish (Sunkist Kids), 2 matches to none

Match 1 — Winchester won by TF over Parrish, 11-0 (2:26)

Match 2 — Winchester won by TF over Parrish, 10-0 (2:34)

Winchester will face Becka Leathers at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 9, at Lincoln, Neb.

57 kg/125.5 pounds: Alex Hedrick (Titan Mercury) defeated Michaela Beck (New York AC), 2 matches to none

Match 1 — Hedrick dec. Beck, 4-0

Match 2 — Hedrick won by TF, 10-0

Hedrick will face Helen Maroulis at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 23, at Bethlehem, Pa.

59 kg/130 pounds: Jenna Burkert (Army WCAP) defeated Kelsey Campbell (Sunkist Kids), 2 matches to none

Match 1 — Burkert dec. Campbell, 3-1

Match 2 — Burkett won by TF over Campbell, 10-0 (1:38)

Burkert will face Alli Ragan at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 9, at Lincoln, Neb.

62 kg/136.5 pounds: Mallory Velte (Titan Mercury) defeated Brenda Reyna (Bearcat WC), 2 matches to none

Match 1 — Velte won by TF over Reyna, 10-0 (2:35)

Match 2 — Velte won by TF over Reyna, 13-2

Velte will face Kayla Miracle at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 16, at State College, Pa.

65 kg/143.5 pounds: Forrest Molinari (Titan Mercury) defeated Jayden Laurent (Musky WC), 2 matches to none

Match 1 — Molinari dec. Laurent, 3-0

Match 2 — Molinari dec. Laurent, 3-1

Molinari will face Julia Salata at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 23, at Bethlehem, Pa.

68 kg/149.5 pounds: Randyll Beltz (Army WCAP) defeated Yvonne Galindo (Aries WC), 2 matches to none

Match 1 — Beltz won by TF over Galindo, 10-0 (0:54)

Match 2 — Beltz won by TF over Galindo, 15-4 (5:52)

Beltz will face Tamyra Stock at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 9, at Lincoln, Neb.

72 kg/158.5: Rachel Watters (New York AC) defeated Hannah Gladden (Lions WC), 2 matches to none

Match 1 — Watters won by TF over Gladden, 11-1 (5:34)

Match 2 — Watters dec. Gladden, 10-3

Watters will face Erin Clodgo at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 16, at State College, Pa.

76 kg/167 pounds: Korinahe Bullock (Bearcat WC) defeated Mariah Harris (Campbellsville)  2 matches to none

Match 1 — Bullock dec. Harris, 4-4 criteria

Match 2 — Bullock dec. Harris, 2-1

Will face Adeline Gray at Best-of-3 Final X Event, June 16, at State College, Pa.

 

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