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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 … Read more

2018 Marines Western Regional Tournament Placers

This post is very late, nonetheless, congratulations to all the California wrestlers that placed at the 2018 Marines Western Regional Tournament which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada during the last week in April. Wrestler-girls participated in folkstyle, freestyle and, for the first time in the tournament’s history, Greco-Roman.

Lists of the placing wrestlers from all three forms follow:

Freestyle

Schoolgirl

Women (Cadet/Junior)

Folkstyle placers continue on page 2

2018 Senior Women’s U.S Open Placers

Congratulations to all the California wrestlers that placed at the 2018 Senior Women’s U.S. Open which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada during the last week in April. California ended up with 17 placers; 11 of which will have an opportunity to earn a spot at one of the three Final X events that will decide the members of the latest U.S. Senior Women’s World Team. But to do that, they will have to win the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota (May 18-19).

Good luck to the wrestlers that are moving on! A list of the placers … Read more

Congratulations to California’s Newest Crop of All-Americans

Team California Red WinsTitle by Defeating Team Texas 39-36

An exciting four days of wrestling were capped off, at the 2018 USAW/USMC Girls Folk & U23 Nationals at Oklahoma City, with a nail-biter of a final dual meet between California Team Red and Texas Team Red. In the round of 32, CA Red defeated the New Mexico Draw Team 77-0. They then went on to beat Team Colorado 62-12 in the round of 16.

The quarterfinals didn’t pose much of a challenge as Team Red dispatched Team Indiana 57-6. In semifinals, their adversary, Ohio, managed to garner 12 points to … Read more

The First U23 Women’s World Team For USA Is Set

Yesterday, at the Mayo Civic Center, in Rochester, Minnesota, 82 women, between the ages of 18 and 23, battled it out for one of the eight available spots on the inaugural U23 World Team. Those making the team will travel to Bydgoszcz, Poland to compete for a world title at the UWW U23 World Championships, held November 21-26.

Below are the placers, with the winner of the weight class (and as a result world team member) in bold.

Congratulations to the newest members of Team USA and good luck at the World Championships!

 

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