March 4, 2013

Ragan competes on US World Cup team

 

Lady Tornado wrestling star Alli Ragan, became the first King University wrestler to represent USA on a Senior Level team this past weekend.   Ragan competed in the 59kg weight class at the World Cup in Ulan Baator, Mongolia.  The World Cup includes the top 8 countries in the World based on last year's World Championship results.  This year these countries included China, Japan, Mongolia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Belarus, India, and USA. 

The trip was full of great experiences including the opportunity for Ragan along with the other USA delegation, to visit the US embassy and home of US Ambassador Piper Campbell. 

The competition format included two pools of four teams.  Each country in their respective pools would wrestle each other, and the winner for Pool A and Pool B would wrestle for the Gold, runner ups for the Bronze, etc.

Team USA's pool included China, Kazakhstan, and Belarus.  USA wrestled Kazakhsatan first round, and Ragan defeated her opponent Lyudmil Mironova (2-0, 2-0), while the team won 7-0.  Next up was China, and Ragan fell to a very tough Li Hui (3-1, 5-0).  Team USA lost the team match as well.  Against Belarus, Team USA bounced back with another shutout victory 7-0, with Ragan contributing with a dec over  Nadzeya  Mikhalkova (1-0, 1-0). 

USA finshed second in the pool and advanced to the bronze medal match against world power Japan.  Ragan finished her weekend 3-1 as she defeated Japan's Kiwa Sakae (3-0, 2-0).  USA fought hard but fell to Japan 4-3 to finish 4th at the World Cup. 

"We are very proud of Alli and everything she has accomplished while here at King.  She was our first Jr World team representative, our first Jr World medalist, and now our first World cup team member and represented USA and King in tremendous fashion," said head coach Jason Moorman. "Don't be surprised if we see one or two more first's from Alli" 

Next up for Ragan and the rest of Lady Tornado wrestling team will be Universtiy Nationals held in Oklahoma City, OK on March30.

2013 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
At Ulan Baator, Mongolia, March 2-3

THIRD PLACE MATCH


JAPAN 4 UNITED STATES 3
48 kg – Alyssa Lampe (USA) dec. Yuki Irie (Japan) 1-0, 2-0
51 kg – Yu Miyahara (Japan) dec. Jessica Medina (USA) 0-1, Fall
55 kg – Helen Maroulis (USA) dec. Chiho Hamada (Japan), 0-1, 1-0, 1-0
59 kg – Alli Ragan (USA) dec. Kiwa Sakae (Japan) 3-0, 2-0
63 kg – Yurika Ito (Japan) pin Elena Pirozhkova (USA) Fall
67 kg –Chiaki Iijima (Japan) pin Veronica Carlson (USA) 1-0, fall
72 kg – Hiroe Suzuki (Japan) pin Brittney Roberts (USA) 1-0, fall

U.S. DUAL MEETS – GROUP A

UNITED STATES 7, KAZAKHSTAN 0
48 kg – Alyssa Lampe (USA) dec. Zulfiya Yakhyarova (Kazakhstan). 3-0, 6-0
51 kg – Jessica Medina (USA) dec. Tatyana Amanzhol –Bakatyuk (Kazakhstan). 1-0, 4-2
55 kg – Helen Maroulis (USA) dec. Akziya Dautbayeva (Kazakhstan). 1-0, 2-0
59 kg – Ali Ragan (USA) dec. Lyudmila Mironova (Kazakhstan). 2-0, 2-0
63 kg – Elena Pirozkhova(USA) dec. Darya Khamdiyeva (Kazakhstan). 2-0, 2-0
67 kg – Veronica Carlson (USA) pin Zarina Kunangarayeva (Kazakhstan). 1-0, Fall
72 kg – Brittney Roberts (USA) pin Elmira Syzdykova (Kazakhstan). 0-1, 3-1, Fall

CHINA 5, UNITED STATES 2
48 kg - Yunan Sun (China) dec. Alyssa Lampe (USA) 2-3, 1-1, 1-4
51 kg - Li Shuang (China) tech. fall Jessica Medina (USA) 6-0, 6-0
55 kg – Helen Maroulis (USA) dec. Wengping Cong (China) 1-0, 3-0
59 kg - Li Hui (China) dec. Ali Ragan (USA) 3-1, 5-0
63 kg – Elena Pirozhkova (USA) dec. Zhou Zhanging (China) 3-2, 3-0
67 kg - Xu Haiyan (China) dec. Veronica Carlson (USA) 3-2, 1-1
72 kg - Zhang Fengliu (China) dec. Brittney Roberts (USA) 6-0, 5-0

UNITED STATES 7, BELARUS 0
48 kg – Alyssa Lampe (USA) pin Alina Ryzhova (Belarus), Fall
51 kg – Jessica Medina (USA) dec. Iryna Kurachkina (Belarus), 1-0, 1-0
55 kg – Helen Maroulis (USA) dec. Katsiaryna Hanchar (Belarus), 4-3, 4-3
59 kg – Alli Ragan (USA) dec. Nadzeya Mikhalkova (Belarus), 1-0, 1-0
63 kg – Elena Pirozkhova (USA) pin Madzina Sidakova (Belarus), 6-0, Fall
67 kg – Veronica Carlson (USA) pin Krystsina Fedarashka (Belarus), 6-0, Fall
72 kg – Brittney Roberts (USA) dec. Halina Leuchanka (Belarus), 1-0, 2-0

OTHER MEDAL MATCH RESULTS

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
CHINA 4, MONGOLIA 3
48 kg – Yanan Sun (China) dec. Enkhjargal Tsogtbazar (Mongolia)
51 kg – Davaachimeg Erkhembayar (Mongolia) dec. Li Shuang (Mongolia)
55 kg – Byambatseren Sundev (Mongolia) dec. Cong Wenping (China)
59 kg – Li Hui (China) dec. Munkhtuya Tungalag (Mongolia)
63 kg – Battsetseg Soronzonbold (Mongolia) pin Zhou Zhangting (China)
67 kg – Xu Haiyan (China) dec. Nasanburmaa Ochirbat (Mongolia)
72 kg – Zhang Fengliu (China) dec. Odonchimeg Badrakh (Mongolia)

FIFTH PLACE MATCH
INDIA 5, BELARUS 2
48 kg – Priyanka Singh (India) dec. Alina Ryzhova (Belarus)
51 kg – Iryna Kurachkina (Belarus) dec. Vinesh (India)\
55 kg – Kumari Babita (India) dec. Katsaiaryna Hanchar (Belarus)
59 kg – Geeta (India) dec. Nadzeya Mikhalkova (Belarus)
63 kg – Anita (India) dec. Madzina Sidakova (Belarus)
67 kg – Kaur Navjot (India) dec. Krystsina Fedarashka (Belarus)
72 kg – Halina Leunchanka (Belarus) pin Jyoti (India)

SEVENTH PLACE MATCH
CANADA 6, KAZAKHSTAN 1
48 kg – Jasmine Mian (Canada) dec. Zulfiya Yakhyarova (Kazakhstan)
51 kg – Jessica MacDonald (Canada) dec. Tatyana Amanzhol-Bakatyuk (Kazakhstan)
55 kg – Brittanee Laverdure (Canada) dec. Akziya Dautbayeva (Kazakhstan)
59 kg – Michelle Fazzari (Canada) dec. Lyudmila Mironova (Kazakhstan)
63 kg – Justine Bouchard (Canada) dec. Darya Khamdiyeva (Kazakhstan)
67 kg – Megan Buydens (Canada) dec. Zarina Kunangarayeva (Kazakhstan)
72 kg – Elmira Syzdykova (Kazakhstan) dec. Leah Callahan (Canada)

OTHER POOL MATCH RESULTS

Other Group A dual meets
China 7, Belarus 0
Belarus 5, Kazakhstan 2
China 6, Kazakhstan 1

Group B dual meets
Japan 5, India 2
Mongolia 4 Canada 3
Japan 5, Canada 2
Mongolia 5, India 2
Mongolia 4, Japan 3
India 4, Canada 3