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Junior Nationals Women's finalist bios

By USA Wrestling | July 23, 2015, 3:33 p.m. (ET)

97 pounds

RED - Vayle Rae Baker, Benton, Pa.
2015 Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Pan American Cadet champion… 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2014 USA Wrestling Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals… Freshman at Benton High School… Daughter of Lisa and Wes… Coached by Russ Hughes, Scotty Hughes, Terry Fike… Born February 23, 2000… Age: 15

BLUE - McKayla Campbell, Wauseon, Ohio
2015 Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2014 Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2014 Cadet Nationals… 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Competed at 106 pounds for Wauseon High School as a sophomore with a 16-6 record… Competed at 106 pounds as a freshman… Daughter of Vance and Christi… Coached by Mike Ritter and George Shore… ASICS First Team All-American… Born January 13, 1999… Age 16

105 pounds

RED - Aleeah Gould, Riverside, Calif.
Second in 2015 USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2014 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… Sixth in 2013 Cadet Nationals… Third in 2014 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in the California CIF state championships at 106 pounds…Second in California CIF state championships as a junior at 108 pounds for Canyon High School with a 43-1 record…. Fifth in the California states as a sophomore at 112… Competed at 108 as a freshman... Daughter of Paul and Mindy… Coached by Mike Duran… Born July 5, 1988… Age: 17

BLUE- Sariyah Jones, Modesto, Calif.
Second in the 2015 Body Bar UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2014 Cadet World Championships… 2013 and 2014 UWW Cadet World Team…. Second in 2014 Girls Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2013 USAW Girls Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2014 Folkstyle Nationals in both Cadet and Junior… Sixth in 2014 Junior Nationals… California CIF state champion at 106 pounds for Enoch High School as a junior at 106 pounds with a 34-0 record… Competed at 101 pounds as a sophomore with a 29-3 record… Fourth in the California states as a freshman at 98 pounds… Daughter of Ruben and Virginia… Coached by Mike Duran and Ruben Jones… Born: June 1, 1998… Age: 17

112 pounds

RED - Ronna Heaton, Brookings, S.D.
2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals… 2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2014 Junior Nationals champion… 2014 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2014 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… 2014 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet national champion… 2014 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior national champion… Seventh in the South Dakota states competing against boys at Brookings High School, where she completed her sophomore year at 106 pounds with a 28-3 record… Daughter of Timothy and Chris…. Coached by Scott Miller and Josh Klinkhammer… 2015 ASICS First Team member… Born: March 13, 1999… Age 16

BLUE- Marizza Birrueta, Grand View, Wash.
2014 Junior Nationals champion… 2015 UWW Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals… 2013 and 2014 Washington state freestyle champion… 2014 Washington state girls state champion at 106 pounds for Grandview High School… 2013 Washington state girls state champion at 100 pounds… Sixth in the 2012 Washington girls state championships at 100 pounds… Daughter of Antonio and Maria Birrueta… Coached by Jeff Sevigny and Bob Johnson… ASICS First Team All-American… Will attend Oklahoma City University… Trish Saunders High School Excellence Award National winner… Born: December 13, 1996… Age: 17

117 pounds

RED - Gracie Figueroa, Sanger, Calif.
2015 Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2015 Western Junior Regionals champion… 2015 California state freestyle champion… 2015 California CIF state champion for Selma High School as a freshman with a 34-0 record… Daughter of Frances and Richard… Coached by Mike Duran… Born January 19, 2000… Age: 15

BLUE - Michaela Beck, New York. N.Y.
Fourth in 2015 Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals… 2015 New York Gotham City champion… Competes for Trevor Day High School at 120 pounds… Daughter of Scott Beck… Coached by Jacque Davis, Mike Torriero… Born February 5, 2000… Age: 15

121 pounds

RED- Teniya Alo, Honolulu, Hawaii
Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals… Third in 2014 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2013 Body Bar Schoolgirl Nationals champion… Hawaii state girls champion at 122 pounds as a freshman for Iolani High School with a 2-0 record… Sister of 2014 Cadet World champion Teshya Alo… Daughter of Leroy and Cherise… Coached by Kevin Corbett… Born January 8, 1999… Age 16…

BLUE- Ricki Liang, Vallejo, Calif.
2015 Western Regionals champion… Third in 2014 Junior Nationals… Second in 2014 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Four-time California USA Wrestling state champion in freestyle and folkstyle… California state champion at 121 pounds as a senior for Benicia High School… Daughter of John and Lucy… Will attend King University… Born April 28, 1997… Age: 18

125 pounds

RED- Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla.
Eighth in 2014 UWW Junior World Championships… Seventh in 2013 Cadet World Championships… 2014 and 2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2014 Body Bar FILA Junior champion… 2013 Junior Nationals champion… 2013 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2012 Cadet Nationals champion… Fourth in 2013 Junior Nationals… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet champion…Has won five USA Wrestling folkstyle national titles… Third in Brute Nationals competing against boys… Attended Choctaw High School… Daughter of John and Burge Leathers… Coached by Benny Coleman… ASICS First Team All-American…. Will attend Oklahoma City University… Born November 19, 1996… Age: 18

BLUE- Gabrielle Garcia, Anaheim, California
2014 Junior Nationals champion… Fifth in 2014 FILA Cadet World Championships… 2014 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2014 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2014 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2013 Cadet Nationals champion… 2013 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2013 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion… CIF California state champion as a junior at 126 pounds for Valencia High School with a 45-6 record… 2014 CIF California girls state champion at 121 pounds with a 32-0 record… 2013 CIF California girls state champion at 108 pounds with a 33-1 record… Daughter of Randy and Tina Garcia… Coached by Gerardo Quintero and Marcie Van Dusen… ASICS First Team All-American… Born: June 3, 1998… Age: 17

130 pounds

RED - Maya Nelson, Denver, Colo.
Sixth in 2015 U.S. Senior Open… Second in 2015 UWW Junior Nationals… 2013 and 2014 Junior Nationals champion… 2014 Pan American Junior champion… 2014 Grand Prix of Germany Cadet champion… 2014 Austrian Open Cadet champion… 2013 Cadet Nationals champion…. Second in 2014 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationsls… Second in 2012 Cadet Nationals… Competed at 120 pounds as a sophomore, junior and senior nfor Denver East High School… Competed at 113 pounds as a freshman for with a 22-17 record… Daughter of Joshua Nelson and Tomasita Galicia… Coached by Randy Joshua, Chad Van Diver and Ryan Tobin… ASICS First Team All-American… Born: September 20, 1997… Age: 17

BLUE - Desiree Giamarusti, Antioch, Ill.
Second in 2014 Cadet Nationals… Second in 2014 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2015 Illinois state freestyle champion… Third in 2014 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2014 Illinois state freestyle and folkstyle champion…. Completed her junior year at Antioch Community High School… Daughter of Louis and Tina… Coached by Hector Gomez and Chris Haag… Born: June 18, 1998… Age 17

139 pounds

RED - Hannah Jewell, Caro, Mich.
2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fifth in 2015 UWW Body Bar Junior Nationals… 2015 War of the Roses Triple Crown winner… Competed at 145 pounds as a senior for Goodrich High School… Also competed at 130 pounds as a junior, 119 as a sophomore and 112 as a freshman… Daughter of James and Wanda… Coached by Augie Facundo… Will attend King University… Born May 24, 1997… Age: 18

BLUE - Teshya Alo, Honolulu, Hawaii
Third in the 2015 U.S. Senior World Team Trials in two weight classes… Fourth in 2014 U.S. Senior Open… 2014 UWW Cadet World champion… 2013 UWW Cadet World bronze medalist… 2013 and 2014 Junior Nationals champion… 2012 and 2013 Cadet Nationals champion… 2013 and 2014 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2013 Western Regionals girls champion… Fourth in 2012 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Champion at Aloha State Games… Has won over 24 national titles in wrestling and judo… 2015 Hawaii girls state champion for Kamehameha High School at 132 pounds… 2014 Hawaii girls state high school champion as a sophomore at 130 pounds… 2013 Hawaii girls state high school champion at 129 pounds as a freshman with a 32-0 record… ASICS All-American First Team Member… ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year.. Daughter of Leroy Alo and Cherise Bush… Coached by Kevin Corbett… Born: October 22, 1997… Age: 17

148 pounds

RED - Skylar Grote, Blairstown, N.J.
Second in 2014 and 2015 UWW Junior Nationals… 2014 and 2015 Pan American Cadet champion… Fourth in 2014 Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2013 Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2013 Cadet Nationals… Third in 2014 FILA Cadet Nationals… 2013 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… She is a junior at Blair Academy in New Jersey… Daughter of Debbie and Walter… Coached by Jeff Buxton, Brian Antonelli… Born: December 24, 1997… Age: 17

BLUE- Kayla Marano, Tulsa, Okla.
2015 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2014 Cadet Nationals… Fifth in 2014 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Second in 2014 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals…. Seventh in 2013 Cadet Nationals… Eighth in 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2012 Body Bar Schoolgirl national champion… Attends Sapulpa High School…. Daughter of Link and Kristie…. Her mother Kristie Marano is a two-time World champion… Coached by Link Davis… Born: April 15, 1998… Age: 17

159 pounds

RED - Rachel Watters, Ankeny, Iowa
2015 UWW Junior Nationals champion… Fourth in 2015 U.S. Senior World Team Trials… Fourth in 2013 Junior Nationals… 2013 Cadet Nationals champion… 2014 Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fourth in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals…. Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Girls Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2013 USGWA Nationals… Iowa state girls champion… Attends Ballard High School, where she completed her junior year… Daughter of Matthew and Holly Watters… Coached by Nick Britton… ASICS First Team All-American… Will attend Oklahoma City University after graduation… Born: October 24, 1997… Age: 17

BLUE - Jessika Rottier, Little Suamico, Wis.
Third in 2015 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2012 and 2014 Junior Nationals… 2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2012 Cadet Nationals… Second in 2013 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Third in 2013 Girls Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2013 Girls Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Four-time Wisconsin women’s state freestyle champion…Competed at 113 pounds for Pulaski High School as a sophomore and a freshman… Daughter of Andrew and Sherri Rottier… Coached by Terry Manning, Randy Quackenbush and Randy Dussing… Born: July 24, 1997… Age: 17

172 pounds

RED - Kenya Spencer, Caro, Mich.
2013 and 2014 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2013 Junior Nationals… 2013 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle National champion… 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle National champion… 2013 USGWA Nationals champions… Fifth in 2013 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Second in 2013 Canada Cup… 2011 and 2012 Body Bar Schoolboy Nationals champion… Completed here sophomore year at Caro High School… Competed at 152 pounds as a freshman with a 14-3 record… Daughter of Mark and Mona Spencer… Coached by Augie Facundo… ASICS First Team All-American… Born: May 18, 1998… Age: 17

BLUE- Sydnie Theisen, Pacifica, Calif.
2014 California Cadet state freestyle champion… Attends Terra Nova High School, where she completed her junior year… Daughter of John and Diedre… Coached by Danny Woo, Jimmy Young and Mike Parrish… Born July 2, 1998… Age: 17

198 pounds

RED - Victoria Espinoza, Rohnert Park, Calif.
Third in 2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2015 California state freestyle championships… Second in the California CIF state championships for Rancho Cotate High School at 235 pounds… Daughter of Ricardo and Michelle… Coached by Kevin Guinn… Born: July 26, 1998… Age: 16

BLUE- Monica Mason, Marion, N.Y.
Third in 2014 Junior Nationals… 2014 and 2015 New York state girls freestyle champion… Attended Newark High School… Daughter of Curtis and Marcela… Coached by Rob Hirsch… Will attend Oklahoma City University… Born: May 21, 1977… Age: 18