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46 CA wrestlers ranked in Latest National Rankings

The second edition of the National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 season has been released. The list is developed as a group effort between USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. It recognizes the top 20 wrestlers in the country, across fourteen weight classes, as determined by the three entities’ criteria. The previous rankings came out last November. forty-six California wrestlers made it onto the latest edition of the list. But there is an issue with the list but more on that later. SoCal Wrestlers are highlighted.

100 pounds
6. Cristelle Rodriguez, Buchanan High School (NR)
7. Lizette Rodriguez, James Logan High School (3)
19. Hailey Ward, Turlock High School (15)
20. Sofia Martinez, Ayala High School (12 at 106)

106 pounds
8. Angelina Gomez, Northview High School (8)
15. Merijah Morales, Selma High School (NR)

112 pounds
18. Jennifer Soto, Orland High School (NR)
20. Elysia Urrea, Lincoln High School (NR)

117 pounds
8. Aliya Rollins,, Birmingham Charter School (6)
15. Alisha Narvaez, Arroyo High School (17)
16. Monica Garcia, Norte Vista High School (NR)
17. Desinee Lopez, Folsom High School (18)
18. Charlotte Kouyamtijian, Monache High School (11 at 112)

122 pounds
15. Ashley Venegas, Mt. Whitney High School (17 at 112)
16. Melanie Mendoza, Selma High School (12)

127 pounds
8. Niya Teresita Gaines, Bear Creek High School (3)

132 pounds
1. Mary Lopez, Liberty High School (3)

138 pounds
1. Cheyenne Bowman, Rowland High School (1 at 132)
3. Aine Drury, Westminster High School (2)

6. Dalia Garibay, Freedom High School (6)
17. Lauren McDonnell, Menlo-Atherton High School (NR)
19. Faalia Martinez, Oakdale High School (NR)

144 pounds
1. Jerzie Estrada, Selma High School (1) Now at Birmingham
5. Emmily Patneaud, Newark Memorial High School (5)
6. Lillian Freitas, Pitman High School (NR)
20. Madison Camp, Kennedy High School (18)

152 pounds
2. Amit Elor, College Park High School (NR)
7. Yelena Makoyed, Bella Vista High School (8)
13. Gianna Anaya, San Fernando High School (7)
16. Francesca Lopresti, Albany High School (NR)

164 pounds
4. Katja Osteen, Chaminade High School (3)
7. Liliana Vergara, Gregori High School (9 at 152)
8. Alia Abushi, Calif., Arroyo High School (6)
20. Alexis Young, River Valley High School (15)

180 pounds
2. Adelina Parra, San Fernando High School (2)
7. Folashade Akinola, Menlo Atherton High School (18)

200 pounds
4. Jasmine Clarke, Kelseyville High School, (8)
5. Angela Buenrrostro, Monroe High School (6)
7. Cianna Riley, San Dimas High School (NR)
8. Kayvette Osorio, Golden Valley High School (20)
9. Sierra Adams-Gregory, Milliken High School (2) now at Lakewood
10. Juliannah Bolli, Silver Creek High School (9)

225 pounds
1. Tavi Heidelberg, McClatchy High School (1 at 200)
4. Cristina Santoyo, James Monroe High School (2)
8. Lilian McCoy, Casa Grande High School (10)
18. Madlyne Navarro, El Camino High School (7)

These rankings have been subject to scorn since their introduction a season ago. One of the main complaints is the continual appearance of wrestlers that are no longer in high school, even after that fact has been made known. Case in point, 4 3 of the California athletes listed graduated last year, number 8 at 106 pounds Angelina Gomez, number 17 at 117 pounds Desinee Lopez, number 19 at 138 pounds Faalia Martinez and number 20 at 164 pounds Alexis Young. Now, I admit I may be mistaken about one of those wrestlers.

And, it’s possible someone will use my mistake in support of the claim that gathering information is challenging. I am also confident that most people appreciate what the three organizations are trying to do with this list. And I understand this project might not be a priority. But, come on, it’s three of the top organizations for wrestling information. Can we get a little fact checking? This situation has most people focusing on the factual errors instead of the merit of the rankings.

But, maybe the individuals in charge of the rankings are doing the best they can with the resources they have available to them. If that is the case, maybe, we should all try to help. So, I will close this post with the appeal that comes at the tail-end of each ranking list, “Coaches, parents and athletes are encouraged to provide information about specific athletes and their achievements throughout the year for the committee to consider. If they have information on specific girls who should be considered for ranking, please send it by email to gro.gniltserwasunull@sgniknarslrig

Age Division Names Change for USA Wrestling

As of November 7th, the Executive Committee of USA Wrestling has approved a change to the names of age divisions used at all USA Wrestling Regional and National Championships. When spoken, the age division names read “9 and Under”for 9U, “12 and Under” for U12 and so on. This is being done to fall more in line with the naming conventions of other youth sports.

It should be noted that state associations and local tournament hosts are not required to use USA Wrestling age divisions (nor weight classes), but this change will impact the names of age divisions at all USA Wrestling Regional and National Championships.

A list of the new and previous names along with other information follows.

9U
Intermediate (Born 2010-2012)

45
50
55
60
65
70
80
85
93
105

12U
Novice (Born 2007-2009)

60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
102
110
118
127
145
160

14U
Schoolgirl (Born 2005-2006)

72
79
85
92
97
101
105
110
119
127
136
145
185

16U
USA Cadet (Born 2003-2004)

94
100
106
112
117
122
127
132
138
144
152
164
180
200

USA Junior
(born 9/1/1999-12/31/2004, plus enrolled in grades 9-12)

100
106
112
117
122
127
132
138
144
152
164
180
200
225

UWW U15
(born 2004-2005; 2006 w/ medical cert.)

29-33 KG (63.93-72.75 LBS)
36 KG (79.37 LBS)
39 KG (85.98LBS)
42 KG (92.59 LBS)
46 KG (101.41 LBS)
50 KG (110.23 LBS)
54 KG (119.05 LBS)
58 KG (127.87 LBS)
62 KG (136.69 LBS)
66 KG (145.5 LBS)

UWW Cadet
(born 2002-2003; 2004 w/ medical cert.)

36-40 KG (79.4-88 LBS)
43 KG (94.8 LBS)
46 KG (101.4 LBS)
49 KG (108 LBS)
53 KG (116.8 LBS)
57 KG (125.6 LBS)
61 KG (134.5 LBS)
65 KG (143.3 LBS)
69 KG (152.2 LBS)
73 KG (161 LBS)

UWW Junior
(born 1999-2002; 2001 w/ medical cert.)

50 KG (110.2 LBS)
53 KG (116.8 LBS)
55 KG (121.25 LBS)
57 KG (125.7 LBS)
59 KG (130.1 LBS)
62 KG (136.7 LBS)
65 KG (143.3 LBS)
68 KG (149.9 LBS)
72 KG (158.7 LBS)
76 KG (167.6 LBS)

U23
(Born 1996-2000; 2001 w/ medical cert.)
(19-23 years old)

50 KG (110.2 LBS)
53 KG (116.8 LBS)
55 KG (121.25 LBS)
57 KG (125.7 LBS)
59 KG (130.1 LBS)
62 KG (136.7 LBS)
65 KG (143.3 LBS)
68 KG (149.9 LBS)
72 KG (158.7 LBS)
76 KG (167.6 LBS)

Senior
(born 1999 or before; 2000-2001 w/ medical cert.)

50 KG (110.2 LBS)
53 KG (116.8 LBS)
55 KG (121.25 LBS)*
57 KG (125.7 LBS)
59 KG (130.1 LBS)*
62 KG (136.7 LBS)
65 KG (143.3 LBS)*
68 KG (149.9 LBS)
72 KG (158.7 LBS)*
76 KG (167.6 LBS)

* Not a Senior Olympic Weight Class

Congratulations Team California 2018 Fargo Junior Team Champions

In the junior version of the Fargo Freestyle National Championships, like in the cadet edition, 28 states fielded teams. Team California, once again, bested the rest of the teams with a total of 75 team points. This time around it was not New York that took second place but Washington with 62 team points.

In individual results, Team California duplicated their All-American count, from the cadet tournament, with 19 placers out of 66 wrestlers, including one champion and two finalists.

A list of the team’s final results follows. Congratulations to all the members of Team California, you made the state proud!

Top Ten Teams

1 California 75
2 Washington 50
3 Texas 46
4 Wisconsin 44
5 Colorado 42
6 Illinois 27
7 Hawaii 26
8 Pennsylvania 23
9 Florida 18
10 Oregon 16
10 Georgia 16

Individual Results

100 lbs
Lizette Rodriguez 3rd
Pauline Granados 6th
Hailey Ward DNP
Faith Vega DNP
Mikayla Guevarra DNP
Melissa F. Lee DNP

106 lbs
Jenna Bacich DNP
Angelina Gomez DNP
Sofia Martinez DNP

112 lbs
Genesis Quirarte DNP
Mikayla Vega DNP
Charlotte Kouyoumtjian DNP
Kylie Titus DNP
Greta Gustafson DNP
Alexis Medina DNP

117 lbs
Aliyah Rollins 5th
Samantha Barragan 7th
Alisha Narvaez 8th
Makayla Rydbeck DNP
Carolina Johnson DNP
Heavynne Jerez DNP
Aleena Gomez DNP

122 lbs
Ashley Venegas DNP
Desinee Lopez DNP
Adriana Lopez DNP

127 lbs
Niya Teresita Gaines Gaines 3rd
Melanie Mendoza DNP
Ariah Valdez DNP
Jenessa Rodriguez DNP
Elis Carvalho DNP

132 lbs
Mary Lopez 5th
Jaydan Driskill DNP
Nallely Rivadeneira DNP
Allyson Arrington DNP
Tiera Jimerson DNP
Natalia Urbas DNP

138 lbs
Destiny Lyng 6th
Dalia Garibay 8th
Aine Drury 2nd
Emily Se DNP
Chloe Desouza DNP

144 lbs
Emmily Patneaud 8th
Marlene Salinas DNP
Annie n. Hua DNP
Beatriz Zubiran DNP

152 lbs
Gianna Anaya 7th
Ezra Vavao DNP
Audriana Beattie DNP
Sierra Van rossem DNP

164 lbs
Alia Abushi 8th
Liliana Vergara DNP
Jurnee Frazier DNP
Ariana Pereira DNP
Anatli Smalley DNP
Sidney Ramos DNP

180 lbs
Emily Sandoval 5th
America Lopez 7th
Katja Osteen DNP
Jasmin Clarke DNP

200 lbs
Alexandra Castillo Champion
Adelina Parra 2nd
Angela Buenrrostro 3rd
Juliannah Bolli 8th
Hollie Espinoza DNP

225 lbs
Cristina Santoyo 3rd
Kalista Banales DNP

Good Luck to the 2018 Team California, Junior Division

I should have posted this yesterday, so my apologies for the delay. This morning, the 65 members of Junior Team California took to the mats, each wrestler-girl hoping to earn a 2018 Marine Corps Women’s Junior National Championship. You can see brackets and results on FloWrestling’s FloArena and if you have an account be able watch the matches live.

A list of the members follows. Good luck Team California!

100 lbs
Hailey Ward
Faith Vega
Pauline Granados
Lizette Rodriguez
Mikayla Guevarra
Melissa f. Lee

106 lbs
Jenna Bacich
Angelina Gomez
Sofia Martinez

112 lbs
Genesis Quirarte
Mikayla Vega
Charlotte Kouyoumtjian
Kylie Titus
Greta Gustafson
Alexis Medina

117 lbs
Makayla Rydbeck
Aliyah Rollins
Carolina Johnson
Alisha Narvaez
Heavynne Jerez
Samantha Barragan
Aleena Gomez

122 lbs
Ashley Venegas
Desinee Lopez
Adriana Lopez

127 lbs
Melanie Mendoza
Niya teresita gaines Gaines
Ariah Valdez
Jenessa Rodriguez
Elis Carvalho

132 lbs
Jaydan Driskill
Nallely Rivadeneira
Allyson Arrington
Mary Lopez
Tiera Jimerson
Natalia Urbas

138 lbs
Aine Drury
Emily Se
Chloe Desouza
Destiny Lyng
Dalia Garibay

144 lbs
Marlene Salinas
Emmily Patneaud
Annie n. Hua
Beatriz Zubiran

152 lbs
Gianna Anaya
Ezra Vavao
Audriana Beattie
Sierra Van rossem

164 lbs
Liliana Vergara
Jurnee Frazier
Ariana Pereira
Anatli Smalley
Alia Abushi
Sidney Ramos

180 lbs
Katja Osteen
Emily Sandoval
Jasmin Clarke
America Lopez

200 lbs
Adelina Parra
Juliannah Bolli
Alexandra Castillo
Hollie Espinoza
Angela Buenrrostro

225 lbs
Cristina Santoyo
Kalista Banales

 

Congratulations to the Cadet Team California 2018 Fargo Team Champions

In a national tournament where 28 states fielded teams, the cadets of team California bested the rest of the teams with a total of 79 team points. New York. the second place team was a good 17 points behind with 62.

In individual results, Team California had 19 placers out of 33 wrestlers, including one champion and three finalists.

The Junior team will see action starting Tuesday, July 17, and we will undoubtedly see quite a few, if not all, of the cadet team members, compete in that age-group also. Until then, join me in congratulating cadet team California, the 2018 Fargo Team Champions!

Top Ten Teams

1 California 79pts
2 New York 62pts
3 Illinois 48pts
4 Washington 40pts
5 Pennsylvania 38pts
6 Texas 36pts
7 Hawaii 29pts
8 Colorado 23pts
9 Missouri 22pts
10 Nevada 17pts

Individual Results

94 lbs
Melissa F. Lee 3rd
Faith Vega 7th

100 lbs
Hailey Ward 6th
Mikayla Guevarra DNP
Lizette Rodriguez DNP

106 lbs
Genesis Quirarte DNP

112 lbs
Charlotte Kouyoumtjian 2nd
Greta Gustafson 8th

117 lbs
Alisha Narvaez 5th
Samantha Barragan 6th
Desinee Lopez 7th
Makayla Rydbeck DNP

122 lbs
Melanie Mendoza 4th
Elis Carvalho DNP
Samantha Snow DNP

127 lbs
Ariah Valdez DNP

132 lbs
Cheyenne Bowman Champion
Allyson Arrington DNP
Tiera Jimerson DNP
Nallely Rivadeneira 6th

138 lbs
Annie N. Hua 5th
Beyonce Garcia 6th

144 lbs
Beatriz Zubiran 8th
Emmily Patneaud DNP

152 lbs
Ezra Vavao DNP
Gianna Anaya DNP

164 lbs
Katja Osteen 2nd
Alia Abushi 3rd
Ariana Pereira DNP

180 lbs
Adelina Parra 2nd
America Lopez 6th
Juliannah Bolli DNP

200 lbs
Hollie Espinoza 5th

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