| Victory Anthony working to finish a shot attempt at
the 2013 World Championships. Anthony will wrestle
in the finals of the 2014 Klippan Lady Open.
Tony Rotundo/WrestlersAreWarriors.Com Photo
KLIPPAN, Sweden – Four American women earned finals berths at the 2014 Klippan Lady Open on Saturday.
Finalists for Team USA include Victoria Anthony (Huntington Beach, Calif. Sunkist Kids) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs., Whitney Conder (Colorado Springs, Colo. U.S. Army) at 53 kg/116.5 lbs., Helen Maroulis (Rockville, Md. Sunkist Kids) at 55 kg/121.5 lbs. and Randi Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo. U.S. Army) at 69 kg/152 lbs.
At 55 kg/121.5 lbs. American Helen Maroulis opened competition with a decisive 8-3 win over 2013 World silver medalist Sofia Mattsson of Sweden. The win avenged a loss to Mattsson in the quarterfinals of the World Championships last year.
Maroulis then edged out Jillian Gallays of Canada 6-4 in the semifinals setting the stage for a finals bout tomorrow with Tunisia’s Marwa Amri.
2008 Olympic bronze medalist for the United States, Randi Miller has an impressive showing in Sweden on Saturday defeating four opponents including a victory by fall over 2012 World silver medalist Dorothy Yeats of Canada. Miller will face fifth place finisher from the 2013 World Championships Aline Focken of Germany in the gold medal match at 69 kg/152 lbs.
Victoria Anthony will look to cap off an excellent international tournament with a victory over 2012 Olympic silver medalist Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan. Anthony posted four wins on her way to the finals at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.
The U.S. will have nine athletes competing in the repechage rounds on Sunday morning looking to earn a spot in the bronze medal round including two-time World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe (Colorado Springs, Colo. Sunkist Kids) and 2012 Worlc Champion and three time World medalist Adeline Gray (Colorado Springs, Colo. New York AC).
U.S. Head Women’s Freestyle Coach Terry Steiner is encouraged by his team’s performance on day one of senior competition at the Klippan Lady Open.
“We had some good wins but also some tough losses,” Steiner said. “We are learning a lot about what we need to focus on, so we still have a lot of work to do tomorrow.”
2012 Olympian Kelsey Campbell went 1-1 on the day at 58 kg/127.75 lbs. dropping her second match to 2013 World bronze medalist Valeriya Koblova of Russia by second period fall. Campbell will wrestle Scotland’s Chelsea Murphy tomorrow in the repechage.
After taking 2013 off from competition, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun (Colorado Springs, Colo. Sunkist Kids) returned to the U.S. lineup in Sweden posting a 1-1 record on the day. Chun lost to Kanae Yamada of Japan 4-6 in the second round of competition.
2013 World Team members Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill. New York AC/King University) and Veronica Carlson (Colorado Springs, Colo. New York AC) will wrestle in the repechage rounds tomorrow at 60 kg/132 lbs. and 69 kg/152 lbs. respectively.
In the FILA Cadet division American Sariyah Jones (Modesto, Calif.) lost her second match of the tournament Saturday morning to Russian Veronika Gurskaya 2-6 eliminating her from medal contention.
Competition from Klippan, Sweden will resume at 10:00 a.m. local time/4:00 a.m. EST tomorrow beginning with the repechage rounds. Finals are scheduled to be wrestled at 1:00 p.m. local time/7:00 a.m. EST.
Results and a webcast of the event can be found on the Klippan Lady Open website http://www.klippansbk.se/.
2014 Klippan Lady Open
At Klippan, Sweden, Feb. 28 – Mar. 2
U.S. FILA Cadet Women Performances
46 kg/101 lbs. - Sariyah Jones (Modesto, Calif.), dnp
LOSS Anastasia Sizenko (RUS), 4-15
LOSS Veronika Gurskaya (RUS), 2-6
U.S. Senior Women Performances
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Erin Golston, Lake in the Hills, Ill. (New York AC/USOEC), dnp
WIN Fiona Robertson (SCO), Fall 1:32
LOSS Elitza Yankova (BUL), 2-6
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Alyssa Lampe, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), Repechage
WIN Julie Sabatie (FRA), Fall 1:41
WIN Yu Miyahara (JPN), 6-6
WIN Genevieve Morrison (CAN), 8-0
LOSS Mariya Stadnik (AZE), 4-9
Repechage vs. TBD
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Allene Somera, Ewa Beach, Hawaii (New York AC), Repechage
LOSS Mariya Stadnik (AZE), 0-11
Repechage vs. Silje Klippernes (NOR)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Cody Pfau, Parachute, Colo. (OKCU Gator RTC), dnp
LOSS Madalina Linguraru (ROM), 1-6
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Amy Hou, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC), dnp
LOSS Clarissa Chun (USA), 0-10
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Clarissa Chun, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), dnp
WIN Amy Hou (USA), 10-0
LOSS Kanae Yamada (JPN), 4-6
48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Victoria Anthony, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Sunkist Kids), Gold Medal Match
WIN Josefine Fredriksen (SWE), 10-0
WIN Félicia Gallo (FRA), Fall 0:36
WIN Valeriya Chepsarakova (RUS), 5-0
WIN Kanae Yamada (JPN), 6-4
GOLD vs. Mariya Stadnik (AZE)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. - Whitney Conder, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army), Gold Medal Match
WIN Mercédesz Dénes (HUN), Fall 4:04
WIN Shannon Hawke (SCO), 10-0
WIN Aurélie Basset (FRA), 6-3
GOLD vs. Maria Gurova (RUS)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. - Emily Pinson, Lizella, Ga. (USA), dnp
WIN Cornelia Kronvall (SWE), Forfeit
WIN Ronja Buro (NOR), 10-0
LOSS Aurélie Basset (FRA), 3-13
53 kg/116.5 lbs. - Kelsey Gray, Fonda, N.Y. (USA), dnp
LOSS Katarzyna Krawczyk (POL), 0-11
53 kg/116.5 lbs. - Darlene Julian, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC), dnp
LOSS Tatiana Debien (FRA), 0-10
53 kg/116/5 lbs. - Jessica Medina, Chicago, Ill. (Sunkist Kids), dnp
WIN Francesca Mori (ITA), Fall 0:51
LOSS Mélanie Lesaffre (FRA), 2-8
55 kg/121.5 lbs. - Helen Maroulis, Rockville, Md. (Sunkist Kids), Gold Medal Match
WIN Sofia Mattsson (SWE), 8-3
WIN Jillian Gallays (CAN) 10-4
GOLD vs. Marwa Amri (TUN)
55 kg/121.5 lbs. - Sarah Hildebrandt, Granger, Ind. (King University), Repechage
WIN Evelina Nikolova (BUL), 11-9
LOSS Marwa Amri (TUN), Fall 0:33
Repechage vs. Sonia Baudin (FRA)
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Kayla Miracle, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC), Repechage
WIN Becka Leathers (USA), 10-4
LOSS Petra Olli (FIN), 0-11
Repechage vs. Katarzyna Michalak (POL)
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla. (USA), dnp
LOSS Kayla Miracle, 4-10
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Trinity Griffin, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), dnp
WIN Shiomi Imai (JPN), 14-10
LOSS Marianna Sastin (HUN), 4-14
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Kelsey Campbell, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), Repechage
WIN Ida Stenberg (SWE), 10-0
LOSS Valeriya Koblova (RUS), Fall 5:22
Repechage vs. Chelsea Murphy (SCO)
58 kg/127.75 lbs. - Kennon Henderson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (OTC), dnp
LOSS Mikako Higuchi (JPN), Fall 2:46
60 kg/132 lbs. - DeAnna Betterman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), dnp
LOSS Johanna Mattsson (SWE), Fall 0:51
60 kg/132 lbs. - Alli Ragan, Carbondale, Ill. (New York AC/King University), Repechage
LOSS Yulia Ratkevich (AZE), 0-10
Repechage vs. Rim Ayari (TUN)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Jennifer Page, Orangevale, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC), Repechage
WIN Lisa Holgersson (SWE), 6-1
LOSS Michelle Fazzari (CAN), 0-3
Repechage vs. Ramóna Galambos (HUN)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Erin Clodgo, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), dnp
WIN Alexis Porter (USA), 10-0
LOSS Valeriya Lazinskaya (RUS), 0-11
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Alexis Porter, Ballston Lake, N.Y. (USA), dnp
LOSS Erin Clodgo (USA), 0-10
69 kg/152 lbs. – Julia Salata, Canton, Mich. (NYAC/King University), dnp
LOSS Dorothy Yeats (CAN), 0-10
69 kg/152 lbs. - Veronica Carlson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), Repechage
LOSS Randi Miller (USA), 1-4
Repechage vs. Martina Kuenz (AUT)
69 kg/152 lbs. - Randi Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army), Gold Medal Match
WIN Veronica Carlson (USA) 4-1
WIN Martina Kuenz (AUT), 14-4
WIN Dorothy Yeats (CAN), Fall 5:00
WIN Masako Furuichi (JPN), 4-2
GOLD vs. Aline Focken (GER)
75 kg/165 lbs. - Adeline Gray, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), Repechage
WIN Miku Saito (JPN), 10-0
LOSS Ekaterina Bukina (RUS), Fall 1:36
Repechage vs. Maria Selmaier (GER)