Bartosch, Hendey Take Gold! Team USA Placed Second at Junior Pan-Am

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- King College Women's Wrestling reports that Lady Tornado grapplers Kayla Bartosch and Amanda Hendey took gold in their respective weight class brackets at the 2012 FILA Junior Pan American Women's Championships, held in Peten, Guatemala this weekend. Their performances helped Team USA finished second overall in the Women's Championships, overall.

Bartosch, who hails from Granger, Ind., competed in the 51-kilogram division while Hendey, a native of Beaumont, Calif., competed in the 67-kg weight class. Both are rising freshmen in the King Women's Wrestling program. 

 

U.S. women's performances

44 kg/97 lbs. – Emily Webster, Sedalia, Mo. (OCU/Gator WC), 3rd
LOSS Leocarin Del Valle Ruiz (Venezuela), 1-0, 1-2, 1-1
WIN Dioselina Orozco (Guatemala), pin

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Jessica Fresh, Knoxville, Iowa (Waldorf College), 9th
LOSS Leydi Romero (Colombia), 0-5, 0-4

51 kg/112.25 lbs. – Kayla Bartosch, Triangle, Va. (King College), 1st
WIN Kamira Franzua (Guatemala), pin
WIN Ingrid Cosme (El Salvador), 9-5, 8-1
WIN Betzabeth Sarcos (Venezuela), 2-5, 4-1, 4-0

55 kg/121 lbs. – Rachel McFarland, Dewitt, Mich. (Gator WC), 1st 
WIN Jessica Bendezu (Peru), 2-0, 3-0
WIN Lydia Congdon (Canada), 3-4, 1-0, 3-0
WIN Virginia Jimenez (Venezuela), 3-1, 0-2, 3-0

59 kg/130 lbs. – Rachel Shannon. Big Lake, Alaska (Lindenwood), 2nd
WIN Ximena Chaparro (Mexico), pin
WIN Natacha Griman (Venezuela), 3-3, 3-0
LOSS Lais Olivera (Brazil), 1-4, 1-3

63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Brieanna Delgado, Fountain Inn, S.C. (OCU/Gator WC), 2nd
WIN Brittany Johnson (Canada), 5-0, 1-0
WIN Natalia Rodriguez (Puerto Rico), 1-1, 2-0
LOSS Joselyn Portillo (El Salvador), 0-1, 2-4
WIN Darianny Olivero (Venezuela), 5-0, 3-0

67 kg/147.5 lbs. – Amanda Hendey, Beaumont, Calif. (King College), 1st
WIN Malka Windheim (Canada), pin
WIN Maur Serrano (Venezuela), 0-1, 4-0, 3-0
WIN Elizabeth Sance (Guatemala), pin

72 kg/158.5 lbs. – Brittany David, Brentwood, Calif. (Lindenwood), 4th
LOSS Andrea Olaya (Colombia), 0-1, 0-5
LOSS Holly Clark (Canada), 0-7, 0-2
LOSS Chaveliz Jimenez (Venezuela), 0-1, 0-2
WIN Jennifer Martinez (Guatemala), pin

Women's freestyle team standings

1. Venezuela, 70 pts.
2. United States, 65
3. Canada, 58
4. Guatemala, 37
5. Colombia, 26
6. Mexico, 25
7. El Salvador, 24
8. Peru, 22
9. Brazil, 18
10. Puerto Rico, 11
11. Ecuador, 8
12. Honduras, 6
13. Nicaragua, 6
14. Dominican Republic, 4
15. Argentina, 3