Maroulis gets gold, Lampe silver and Carlson bronze at Open Cup in Russia

Nov. 14, 2014, 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Helen Maroulis and Coach Terry Steiner atop the podium for the 55 kg medal ceremony at the Open Cup of Russia. Photo courtesy of U.S. Women’s Wrestling Facebook page.

NOVOCHEBOKSARK, Russia – The United States claimed three medals on the first day of the Open Cup of Russia on Friday.

Claiming at gold medal at 55 kg/121 lbs. was two-time World medalist Helen Maroulis (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids), who finished with a perfect 5-0 record in the tournament.

Maroulis defeated 2014 World silver medalist Irina Ologonova of Russia by technical fall, 13-3 in the gold-medal finals. She had three technical falls, a pin and an injury default win on the way to the title. Maroulis was a 2012 World silver medalist and 2014 World bronze medalist.

Two-time World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) claimed a silver medal at 48 kg/105.5 lbs., falling to Valentina Islamova of Russia in the finals, 1-12. Lampe won her first three matches to reach the finals, including two victories by technical fall.

Claiming a bronze medal at 69 kg/152 lbs. was 2013 World Team member Veronica Carlson (Colorado Springs, Colo. /New York AC), who defeated a Russian opponent in the bronze-medal round by technical fall. Carlson finished with a 3-1 record, only losing a semifinal bout to a Russian by a 2-6 margin.

Team USA had a pair of fifth-place finishes, when Victoria Anthony (Huntington Beach, Calif./Titan Mercury WC) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. and Jenna Burkert (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 60 kg/132 lbs. were defeated in bronze-medal bouts.

Competition concludes on Saturday, with action at 53 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg and 75 kg

Additional information on opponents and medalists will be provided when available

At Novocheboksark, Russia, Nov. 14

Women’s freestyle results

48 kg /105.5 lbs.
Gold - Valentina Islamova (Russia - BRIC)
Silver - Alyssa Lampe (USA)
Bronze - Angelica Vetoshkina (Russia - St. Petersburg)
Bronze - Daria Leksina (Russia - Moscow-Krasnodar)

55 kg/121 lbs.
Gold - Helen Maroulis (USA)
Silver - Irina Ologonova (Russia)
Bronze - Veronica Chumikova (Russia - Chuvashia)
Bronze - Irina Kisel (Russia - Kemerovo region)

60 kg/128 lbs.
Gold - Natalia Golts (Russia - Moscow - Chuvashia)
Silver - Zhargalma Tsyrenova (Russia - Moscow -Buryatiya)
Bronze - Svetlana Lipatova (Russia - Tatarstan)
Bronze - Julia Alborova (Russia - Moscow)

69 kg/152 lbs.
Gold - Anastasia Bratchikova (Russia - Moscow region)
Silver - Darima Sanzheeva (Russia - Moscow, Buryatia)
Bronze - Anastasia Schavlinskaya (Russia - Yakutia)
Bronze - Veronica Carlson (USA)

U.S. women’s freestyle performance

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Alyssa Lampe, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), 2nd
WIN (Russia), tech. fall
WIN (Russia), 13-5
WIN (Russia), tech. fall
LOSS Valentina Islamova (Russia), tech. fall 1-12

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Victoria Anthony, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC), 5th
WIN (Russia), pin
WIN Clarissa Chun (USA), pin
WIN (Russia), 8-5
LOSS (Russia), 6-6
LOSS (Russia), pin

48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Clarissa Chun, Morgantown, W.Va. (Sunkist Kids)
WIN (Russia), tech. fall
LOSS Victoria Anthony (USA), pin

55 kg/121 lbs. - Helen Maroulis, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids), 1st
WIN (Russia), tech. fall
WIN (Russia), inj. dft
WIN (Russia), pin
WIN (Russia), tech. fall
WIN Irina Ologonova (Russia), tech. fall, 13-3

60 kg/132 lbs. – Jenna Burkert, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), 5th
LOSS (Russia), tech. fall
LOSS (Russia), 2-8

69 kg/152 lbs. – Veronica Carlson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC), 3rd

WIN (Russia), tech. fall
WIN (Moldova), 5-0
LOSS (Russia), 2-6
WIN (Russia), tech. fall