U.S. Cadet women complete day one and U.S. Senior women get draws at Klippan Open in Sweden

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Feb. 20, 2016, 1:16 a.m. (ET)
KLIPPAN, Sweden – The first day of the respected Klippan Lady Open featured the beginning of the Cadet tournament, and the weigh-in day for the Senior women.

The USA had six athletes compete in the Cadet division, which will complete on Saturday. All six U.S. Cadets remain alive in the tournament, including 2015 Cadet World Team members Vayle Baker of Benton, Pa. at 43 kg/94.75 lbs. and Ashlynn Ortega of Pueblo, Colo. at 65 kg/143 lbs.

“The Cadets moved to round robin format, all are still alive. The Cadets came out and battled every match, but waited too long to believe in their own attacks. They are a young group of talented athletes. This tournament and camp is crucial to helping them realize the strength of their own talents, to humanize our foreign competitors, and to gain invaluable learning experiences with our top senior age athletes. The Cadets will finish their tournament tomorrow and the Seniors will begin their own,” said Assistant National Women’s Coach Emma Randall.

There were 16 U.S. Senior athletes who weighed in and received their first round draws. Included in the group was 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) at 75 kg/165 lbs. at 75 kg/165 lbs., 2012 Olympian Kelsey Campbell (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) at 58 kg/128 lbs. and two-time Junior World champion Victoria Anthony (Huntington Beach, Calif./Titan Mercury WC) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.

“The Senior brackets are loaded with great athletes. I’m excited to see some great wrestling. We have a big group of Junior and Senior athletes who are using this as their springboard into Olympic Trials. We’ll see tomorrow who is moving in the right direction and who has some areas to work out before April,” said Randall.

There will be a live webcast on Saturday and Sunday at the link below:

For updated results, visit

At Klippan, Sweden, Feb. 19-21

U.S. Cadet women’s freestyle results

43 kg/94.75 lbs. – Vayle Baker, Benton, Pa.
LOSS Taru Vainionpaa (Finland), 3-6
WIN Ksenia Batanova (Russia), pin

56 kg/123.25 lbs. – Michaela Beck, New York, N.Y.
WIN Thilda Naslund (Sweden), tech. fall 12-1
LOSS Daria Gerasimova (Russia), 0-0

60 kg/132 lbs. – Allicyn Schuster, LaVista, Neb.
WIN Viktoria Vesso (Estonia), pin
LOSS Elena Sell (Germany), 0-5

65 kg/143 lbs. – Hanna Ramos, Kenosha, Wis.
WIN Paige Amy (USA), 6-0
LOSS Khanum Veljeva (Russia), tech. fall 0-13

65 kg/143 lbs. – Paige Amy, Clio, Mich.
LOSS Hanna Ramos (USA), 0-6

65 kg/143 lbs. – Ashlynn Ortega, Pueblo, Colo.
WIN Elena Esposito (Italy), 6-0

U.S. Senior women’s freestyle pairings

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Victoria Anthony, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. Nadezhola Fedorova (Russia)

55 kg/121 lbs. - Sarah Hildebrandt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC)
Vs. Rim Ayari (Tunisia)

58 kg/128 lbs. – Arian Carpio, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
Vs. Luisa Niemesch (Germany)

58 kg/128 lbs. - Randi Beltz, St. Louis, Mo. (Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. winner of Linnea Svensson (Sweden) vs. Gunn-Rita Boine (Norway)

60 kg/132 lbs. – Trinity Griffin, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
Vs. Kanaho Miwa (Japan)

58 kg/128 lbs. – Kelsey Campbell, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
Vs. Charlotte Skauen (Norway)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kayla Marano, Tulsa, Okla. (Gator OKCU RTC)
Vs. Syrine Issawi (Tunisia)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Shai Mason, Jamestown, N.D. (Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. Lisa Holgersson (Sweden)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Jennifer Page, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. Hafize Sahin (Turkey)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Mallory Velte, Sacramento, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. Danielle Lappage (Canada)

69 kg/152 lbs. – Felicity Bryant, Amarillo, Texas
Vs. Iseline Moen (Norway)

69 kg/152 lbs. – Zoey Thompson, Manton, Mich.
Vs. Martina Kuenz (Austria)

69 kg/152 lbs. - Brittney Roberts, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
Vs. Kseniaa Burakova (Russia)

75 kg/165 lbs. – Kendall Reusing, Riverside, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. Ekaterina Bukina (Russia)

75 kg/165 lbs. - Victoria Francis, Litchfield, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC)
Vs. Randi Miller (USA)

75 kg/165 lbs. – Randi Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
Vs. Victoria Francis (USA),