UPDATE: Anthony wins gold, Hildebrandt and Miller take silver at Klippan Open in Sweden

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Feb. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m. (ET)
Victoria Anthony of the USA won five matches at 48 kg on the way to a gold medal at respected Klippan Lady Open in Sweden. Photo by Jennifer Gutches.

KLIPPAN, Sweden – Two-time Junior World champion Victoria Anthony (Huntington Beach, Calif./Titan Mercury WC) won a gold medal at 48 kg/105.5 lbs., the top performance at the highly respected Klippan Lady Open on Sunday.

Anthony stopped 2016 Canadian Olympian Jasmine Mian in the championship finals, 5-3. Anthony won four matches on Saturday to earn her spot in the finals.

Anthony was fifth at the 2013 World Championships at 53 kg. Mian placed ninth at 2015 World Championships, competing at 55 kg, and is also a past University World champion.

Capturing silver medals after losses in the finals were Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./NYAC/OTC) at 55 kg/121 lbs. and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) at 75 kg/165 lbs.

Hildebrandt was defeated by 2015 European Games bronze medalist Nadzeya Shushko of Belarus in the gold-medal finals, 2-5. Hildebrandt has been competing at 53 kg this season, but moved back up to this weight for the Klippan Lady Open. She had three wins on Saturday to reach the finals.

Miller, competing up a weight class, fell to two-time World medalist Ekaterina Bukina of Russia, 1-6 in the finals. Miller had three wins on Saturday to qualify for the finals bout.

Team USA had 19 Senior wrestlers in the competition. Two others earned a place in bronze medal matches, where they were defeated and finished fifth, Randi Beltz (St. Louis, Mo./Titan Mercury WC) at 58 kg/128 lbs. and Kendall Reusing (Riverside, Calif./Titan Mercury WC) at 75 kg/165 lbs.

"We finished the tournament with a few less medals than we'd hoped to. Many of our athletes were eliminated by this morning's semifinals. In the finals we started strong, but got too comfortable. We stopped pushing the pace and forcing our offense and our competitors used it to their advantage. Overall we had a good competition. Everyone will leave here knowing exactly where we need to work moving toward the Olympic Trials," said U.S. Assistant National Women's Coach Emma Randall.

The USA also had athletes in Friday and Saturday’s Cadet division, with 2015 U.S. Cadet World Team member Vayle Baker of Benton, Pa. winning a bronze medal at 43 kg/94.75 lbs.

KLIPPAN LADY OPEN
At Klippan, Sweden, Feb. 21

Women’s freestyle results


48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Gold – Victoria Anthony
Silver - Jasmine Mian (Canada)
Bronze – Kika Kagata (Japan)
Bronze – Iwona Matkowska (Poland)
5th – Kanea Yamada (Japan)
5th – Evin Demirhan (Turkey)

53 kg/116.5 lbs.
Gold –Sofia Mattsson (Sweden)
Silver - Mayu Mulkaida (Japan)
Bronze - Katarzyna Krawczyk (Poland)
Bronze – Irina Ologonova (Russia)
5th – Estera Dobre (Romania)
5th – Iryna Kurachkina (Belarus)

55 kg/121 lbs.
Gold- Nadzeya Shushko (Belarus)
Silver - Sarah Hildebrandt (USA)
Bronze – Yuzuru Kumano (Japan)
Bronze – Nadezhola Tretiakova (Russia)
5th – Rim Ayari (Tunisia)
5th – Zalina Sikadkova (Belarus)

58 kg/128 lbs.
Gold –Johanna Mattsson (Sweden)
Silver - Liubov Ovcharova (Russia)
Bronze – Emese Barka (Hungary)
Bronze – Luisa Niemesch (Germany)
5th – Marwa Amri (Tunisia)
5th – Randi Beltz (USA)

60 kg/132 lbs.
Gold – Petra Olli (Finland)
Silver - Anastasiya Huchok (Belarus)
Bronze – Aika Yago (Japan)
Bronze – Kanaho Miwa (Japan)
5th – Gabriella Sleisz (Hungary)
5th – Hela Riabi (Tunisia)

63 kg/138.75 lbs. –
Gold –Anastasija Grigorjeva (Latvia)
Silver - Mariana Sastin (Hungary)
Bronze – Danielle Lappage (Canada)
Bronze – Yukako Kawai (Japan)
5th – Syrine Issawi (Tunisia)
5th – Monika Michalik (Poland)

69 kg/152 lbs.
Gold – Musako Furuichi (Japan)
Silver - Aline Focken (Germany)
Bronze – Buse Tosun (Turkey)
Bronze – Agnieszka Kordus-Wieszczek (Poland)
5th – Martina Kuenz (Austria)
5th – Dalma Caneva (Italy)

75 kg/165 lbs.
Gold –Ekatarina Bukina (Russia)
Silver - Randi Miller (USA)
Bronze – Anna Schell (Germany)
Bronze – Epp Mae (Estonia)
5th – Zsanett Nemeth (Hungary)
5th – Kendall Reusing (USA)

U.S. Senior women’s freestyle results

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Victoria Anthony, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC), gold medal
WIN Nadezhola Fedorova (Russia), 8-4
WIN Sarianne Savola (Finland), pin
WIN Kika Kagata (Japan), 6-2
WIN Kanae Yamada (Japan), 6-4
WIN Jasmine Mian (Canada), 5-3

53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Michael Hutchison, Lebanon, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC), 7th
WIN Amy Fearnside (USA), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Maroi Mezien (Tunisia), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Irina Olgonova (Russia), tech. fall 0-10

53 kg/116.5. lbs. – Amy Fearnside, Jamestown, N.D. (Titan Mercury WC), dnp/22nd
LOSS Michaela Hutchison (USA), 0-10

53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Katherine Fulp-Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC), 8th
WIN Isabelle Sambou (Senegal), 4-2
WIN Bediha Gun (Turkey), 12-6
LOSS Mayu Mukaida (Japan), 2-6
LOSS Estera Dobre (Romania), 2-5

55 kg/121 lbs. - Sarah Hildebrandt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC), silver medal
WIN Rim Ayari (Tunisia), 3-1
WIN Paula Kozlow (Poland), 9-0
WIN Yuzuru Kumano (Japan), 4-3
LOSS Nadzeya Shushko (Belarus), 2-5

58 kg/128 lbs. – Arian Carpio, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids), dnp/19th
LOSS Luisa Niemesch (Germany), tech fall 0-12

58 kg/128 lbs. - Randi Beltz, St. Louis, Mo. (Titan Mercury WC), 5th
WIN Linnea Svensson (Sweden), pin
LOSS Liubov Ovcharova (Russia), pin
WIN Elin Nilsson (Sweden), 7-6
LOSS Emese Barka (Hungary), 6-8

60 kg/132 lbs. – Trinity Griffin, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), 10th
LOSS Kanaho Miwa (Japan), tech. fall 0-10

60 kg/132 lbs. – Kelsey Campbell, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids), 7th
WIN Charlotte Skauen (Norway), 7-0
LOSS Petra Olli (Finland), 0-4
LOSS Gabriella Sleisz (Hungary), forfeit

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kayla Marano, Tulsa, Okla. (Gator OKCU RTC), dnp/18th
LOSS Syrine Issawi (Tunisia), 0-5

63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Shai Mason, Jamestown, N.D. (Titan Mercury WC), dnp/11th
WIN Lisa Holgersson (Sweden), tech. fall 12-2
LOSS Monika Michalak (Poland), tech. fall 0-11

63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Jennifer Page, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC), 7th
WIN Hafize Sahin (Turkey), 8-7
WIN Moa Nygren (Sweden), 7-5
LOSS Danielle Lappage (Canada), 2-9

63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Mallory Velte, Sacramento, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC), dnp/19th
LOSS Danielle Lappage (Canada), tech. fall 0-10

69 kg/152 lbs. – Felicity Bryant, Amarillo, Texas, dnp/13th
LOSS Iseline Moen (Norway), pin

69 kg/152 lbs. – Zoey Thompson, Manton, Mich., dnp/16th
LOSS Martina Kuenz (Austria), tech. fall 0-10

69 kg/152 lbs. - Brittney Roberts, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), 7th
WIN Kseniaa Burakova (Russia), tech. fall 12-2
LOSS Dalma Caneva (Italy), 2-6

75 kg/165 lbs. – Kendall Reusing, Riverside, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC), 5th
LOSS Ekaterina Bukina (Russia), tech. fall 3-13
LOSS Epp Mae (Estonia), 1-4

75 kg/165 lbs. - Victoria Francis, Litchfield, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC), dnp/12th
LOSS Randi Miller (USA), 0-2
LOSS Anna Schell (Germany), 0-6

75 kg/165 lbs. – Randi Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP), silver medal
WIN Victoria Francis (USA), 2-0
WIN Anna Schell (Germany), 6-4
WIN Zsanett Nemeth (Hungary), 6-2
LOSS Ekaterina Bukina (Russia), 1-6