Great Showing for California at the 2019 US Open

22 Placers for the Golden State

The 2019 edition of the US Open took place this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada and the California wrestlers who competed did not disappoint. We had 22 placers.

Of those 22, three received berths for the Final X Series while another became an automatic finalist at the World Team Trials Challenge. Nine other California wrestlers qualified to compete at the World Team Trials Challenge, taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina, May 17-19.

Below is a list of the placers. Native California wrestlers are denoted in blue.

50 kg
1 Whitney Conder – Final X berth
2 Erin Golston – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Victoria Anthony – Southern Section Alumna – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Haley Augello – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Amy Fearnside – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Emily Shilson
7 Alleida Martinez
8 Maria Vidales

53 kg
1 Tiare Ikei – World Team Trials Challenge Finalist
2 Katherine Shai – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Gracie Figueroa – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Cody Pfau – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Peyton Prussin – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Marissa Ritchie
7 Madison Angelito
8 Kierstien Bush

55 kg
1 Jacarra Winchester – Southern Section Alumna – Final X berth
2 Areana Villaescusa – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Dominique Parrish – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Alisha Howk – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Shauna Isbell-Kemp – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Alexandra Hedrick
7 Ronna Heaton
8 Samantha Klingel

57 kg
1 Becka Leathers – Final X berth
2 Jenna Burkert – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Cameron Guerin – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Kelsey Campbell – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Allison Petix – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Koral Sugiyama
7 Dajan Treder
8 Sierra Brown-Ton

59 kg
1 Alli Ragan – Final X berth
2 Abigail Nette – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Lauren Mason – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Lauren Louive – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Megan Black – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Maya Porter
7 Daishea Jaime – Southern Section Alumna
8 Alayna Swilley

62 kg
1 Kayla Miracle – World Team Trials Challenge Finalist
2 Desiree Zavala – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Alexis Porter – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Brenda Reyna – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Alexandria Liles – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Amber Strong
7 Natalia Hinojo
8 Bridgette Duty

65 kg
1 Forrest Molinari – Final X berth
2 Maya Nelson – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Macey Kilty – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Nicole Joseph – Southern Section Alumna – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Destiny Lyng – San Diego Section Alumna – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Julia Salata
7 Gabrielle Garcia – Southern Section Alumna
8 Melissa Jacobs N

68 kg
1 Randi Beltz – World Team Trials Challenge Finalist
2 Jayden Laurent – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Ashlynn Ortega – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Kayla Marano – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Skylar Grote – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Anna Naylor
7 Marilyn Garcia – LA City Section Alumna
8 Ophelia Lara – Southern Section Alumna

72 kg
1 Alyvia Fiske – Final X berth
2 Victoria Francis – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Iman Kazem – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Lena Flanagan – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Rachel Watters – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Alexis Gomez
7 Dymond Guilford – Southern Section Alumna
8 Myranda Velazquez

76 kg
1 Precious Bell – Southern Section Alumna – World Team Trials Challenge Finalist
2 Hannah Gladden – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
3 Korinahe Bullock – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
4 Nahiela Magee Southern Section Alumna – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
5 Kenya-Lee Sloan – World Team Trials Challenge Qualifier
6 Paige Baynes
7 Payton Rigert
8 Leilani Camargo-Naone

Congratulations to all the placers and good luck to all the wrestlers moving on to the trials challenge, whether directly to the finals or having to compete in the tournament. And finally, congratulation to the wrestlers who earned the Final X berth, you are one step closer to making the world team!

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