KLIPPAN, Sweden – Three members of the King University women's wrestling team competed for Team U.S.A. over the weekend at the Klippan Lady Open in Klippan Sweden. The trio of Alli Ragan, Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata all traveled overseas to compete in the tough international competition.
Ragan dropped her first bout to Yulia Ratkevich of Azerbaijan, but bounced back with a win over Tunisia's Rim Ayari 10-0. However, she dropped her final match to Johanna Mattsson of Sweden to take fifth place at the 60 kilogram weight class.
Hildebrandt also took fifth at the 55 kilogram weight class. She started the weekend with an 11-9 win over Evelina Nikolova of Bulgaria before falling to Marwa Amri of Tunisia. Hildebrandt rebounded with a 14-3 win over Frances Sonia Baudin, but fell to Rumi Hirose of Japan to end her tournament.
Salata fell in the first round to Dorothy Yeats of Canada at the 69 kilogram weight class.
55 kg/121.5 lbs. - Sarah Hildebrandt, Granger, Ind. (King University), 5th
WIN Evelina Nikolova (BUL), 11-9
LOSS Marwa Amri (TUN), Fall 0:33
WIN Sonia Baudin (FRA), 14-3
LOSS Rumi Hirose (JPN), 0-10
60 kg/132 lbs. - Alli Ragan, Carbondale, Ill. (New York AC/King University), 5th
LOSS Yulia Ratkevich (AZE), 0-10
WIN Rim Ayari (TUN), 10-0
LOSS Johanna Mattsson (SWE), 5-0
69 kg/152 lbs. – Julia Salata, Canton, Mich. (NYAC/King University)
LOSS Dorothy Yeats (CAN), 0-10