Women’s Wresting Provides Strong Showing at Olympic Trials

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa. – Lady Tornado Wrestling took six student-athletes to Iowa City, Iowa this weekend to compete for the chance to represent the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Every grappler registered at least one win and one placed in the top-5 while competing against the country's best in front of a packed house at the Carver Hawkeye Arena.

Freshman Julia Salata (Canton, Mich.) placed fourth in the 72 kilogram weight class and went a combined 2-2 over four matches. She opened her Olympic Trial run with a win over OCU's Brittany Roberts, winning the second and third periods after dropping the first (0-1, 1-0, 3-0). She followed with a loss by decision to eventual "true-third" winner Iris Smith (Army) and then recorded her second come-back win over Kendra Lewis of Lindenwood University. Salata fell behind in the first period but then turned it up and outscored Lewis 3-0 and 5-3 to take away a second three-period win. She finished fourth overall aft losing to Kristie Davis (OCU) in the third place match.

Senior Emily Martin (Frisco, Texas) and sophomore Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ind.) each pulled out three wins in the tournament and each won their first bout of the day.  Martin defeated Emily Webster (OCU), shutting her out in two periods 2-0, 3-0. After falling to fourth place finisher Whitney Conder (Gator Wrestling Club) she won her next two bouts against OCU's Kristi Garr (2-1, 1-0) and Waldorf College's Jessica Fresh (4-4, 3-1).

Ragan defeated Christen Dierken of UC Women's Wrestling by decision, shutting her out in two periods (2-0, 6-0) to begin her run. Fourth place finisher Erin Clodgo (Sunkist Kids) delivered Ragan her first loss (dec. 6-4, 1-0). Ragan won her next two bouts with a decision win over OCU wrestler Audrey Morehouse (1-0, 2-1) followed with a pin of Veronica Carlson (NYAC) in the third period.

Freshmen Sarah Hildebrandt (Granger, Ind.) and Krista Revelle (Meriden, Kansas) each earned wins before being eliminated in the tournament. Hildebrandt opened with a dramatic overtime win against Haley Augello (NYAC) by decision 0-0, 0-2, 3-1. Revelle lost to Erin Clodgo but rebounded with a win over Christen Dierken by taking the final two periods by a combined 3-0.

Amanda Hendey (Beaumont, Calif.) did not make weight and did not compete in the tournament.

Though King did not qualify a wrestler to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics, the experience provided an atmosphere unlike any other that will mature and last in the memories of the group. Carver Hawkeye Arena was near capacity as unofficial attendance numbers reached nearly 54,000 people over the weekend and averaging nearly 17,000 per day.

 

KING-ONLY RESULTS

EMILY MARTIN
    Sun. Challenge - WM 48 KG (3-2)
        Champ. Round 1: Emily Martin (King College) over Emily Webster (OCU/Gator) (Dec 2-0,3-0)
        Quarterfinal: Whitney Conder (Gator Wrestling Club) over Emily Martin (King College) (Pin 5-0,0:27)
        Cons. Round 2: Emily Martin (King College) over Kristi Garr (OCU/Gator) (Dec 2-1,1-0)
        Cons. Round 3: Emily Martin (King College) over Jessica Fresh (Waldorf College) (Dec 4-4,3-1)
        Cons. Semi: Jessica Medina (Sunkist Kids) over Emily Martin (King College) (Dec 1-0,2-0)

SARAH HILDEBRANDT
Sat. Challenge - WM 55 KG (1-2)

        Champ. Round 1: Sarah Hildebrandt (King College) over Haley Augello (NYAC) (Dec 0-0,0-2,3-1)
        Quarterfinal: Sharon Jacobson (Army) over Sarah Hildebrandt (King College) (Dec 0-1,2-0,6-0)
        Cons. Round 2: Shauna Isbell (Lindenwood) over Sarah Hildebrandt (King College) (Dec 1-0,1-1)

ALLI RAGAN
    Sun. Challenge - WM 63 KG (3-2)
        Champ. Round 1: Alli Ragan (NYAC/King College) over Christen Dierken (UC Womens Wrestling) (Dec 2-0,6-0)
        Quarterfinal: Erin Clodgo (Sunkist Kids) over Alli Ragan (NYAC/King College) (Dec 6-4,1-0)
        Cons. Round 2: Alli Ragan (NYAC/King College) over Audrey Morehouse (OCU/Gator) (Dec 1-0,2-1)
        Cons. Round 3: Alli Ragan (NYAC/King College) over Veronica Carlson (NYAC) (Pin 1-0,1-2,1:53)
        Cons. Semi: Leigh Jaynes (NYAC) over Alli Ragan (NYAC/King College) (Dec 3-1,2-1)

KRISTA REVELLE
    Sun. Challenge - WM 63 KG (1-2)
        Champ. Round 1: Erin Clodgo (Sunkist Kids) over Krista Revelle (King College) (Dec 1-0,7-0)
        Cons. Round 1: Krista Revelle (King College) over Christen Dierken (UC Womens Wrestling) (Dec 0-1,1-0,2-0)
        Cons. Round 2: Trinity Plessinger (Sunkist Kids) over Krista Revelle (King College) (Dec 5-0,3-1)

JULIA SALATA
Sat. Challenge - WM 72 KG (2-2, 4th)

        Quarterfinal: Julia Salata (King College) over Brittany Roberts (OCU/Gator) (Dec 0-1,1-0,3-0)
        Semifinal: Iris Smith (Army) over Julia Salata (King College) (Dec 3-0,3-0)
        Cons. Semi: Julia Salata (King College) over Kendra Lewis (Lindenwood) (Dec 0-3,3-0,5-3)
        3rd Place Match: Kristie Davis (OCU/Gator) over Julia Salata (King College) (Dec 6-0,5-0)

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Sun. Championship - WM 48 KG
1st Place - Clarissa Chun of Sunkist Kids
2nd Place - Alyssa Lampe of Sunkist Kids
Round 1
Clarissa Chun (Sunkist Kids) won by decision over Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids) (Dec 0-2,1-0,3-1)
Round 2
Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids) won by decision over Clarissa Chun (Sunkist Kids) (Dec 0-7,2-2,5-2)
Round 3
Clarissa Chun (Sunkist Kids) won by decision over Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids) (Dec 2-0,2-2,4-1)

Sun. True 3rd`s - WM 48 KG
1st Place - Victoria Anthony of NYAC
2nd Place - Whitney Conder of Gator Wrestling Club
1st Place Match
Victoria Anthony (NYAC) won by decision over Whitney Conder (Gator Wrestling Club) (Dec 1-0,4-1)

Sat. Challenge - WM 55 KG
1st Place - Kelsey Campbell of Sunkist Kids
2nd Place - Kathrine Fulp-Allen of NYAC
3rd Place - Shauna Isbell of Lindenwood
4th Place - Sharon Jacobson of Army
1st Place Match
1st Place Match - Kelsey Campbell (Sunkist Kids) won by decision over Kathrine Fulp-Allen (NYAC) (Dec 1-0,1-0)
3rd Place Match
3rd Place Match - Shauna Isbell (Lindenwood) won by decision over Sharon Jacobson (Army) (Dec 3-4,2-1,2-0)

Sat. True 3rd`s - WM 55 KG
1st Place - Kathrine Fulp-Allen of NYAC
2nd Place - Shauna Isbell of Lindenwood
1st Place Match
Kathrine Fulp-Allen (NYAC) won by decision over Shauna Isbell (Lindenwood) (Dec 1-0,3-1)

Sun. Championship - WM 63 KG
1st Place - Elena Pirozhkova of Gator Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Adeline Gray of NYAC
Round 1
Elena Pirozhkova (Gator Wrestling Club) won by decision over Adeline Gray (NYAC) (Dec 1-0,4-0)
Round 2
Elena Pirozhkova (Gator Wrestling Club) won by decision over Adeline Gray (NYAC) (Dec 1-0,3-1)

Sun. True 3rd`s - WM 63 KG
1st Place - Jennifer Page of OCU/Gator
2nd Place - Erin Clodgo of Sunkist Kids
1st Place Match
Jennifer Page (OCU/Gator) won by decision over Erin Clodgo (Sunkist Kids) (Dec 0-1,1-1,2-0)

Sat. Championship - WM 72 KG
1st Place - Stephany Lee of Sunkist Kids
2nd Place - Ali Bernard of Gator Wrestling Club
Round 1
Stephany Lee (Sunkist Kids) won by decision over Ali Bernard (Gator Wrestling Club) (Dec 3-1,5-2)
Round 2
Stephany Lee (Sunkist Kids) won by decision over Ali Bernard (Gator Wrestling Club) (Dec 3-1,6-0)

Sat. True 3rd`s - WM 72 KG
1st Place - Iris Smith of Army
2nd Place - Kristie Davis of OCU/Gator
1st Place Match
Iris Smith (Army) won by decision over Kristie Davis (OCU/Gator) (Dec 1-0,0-4,1-0)