UPDATE: Ten Americans place at SFU Clansman International

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Dec. 03, 2016, 11:47 p.m. (ET)
 
 
Seven women and three men from the United States medaled, including five golds, at the SFU Clansman International on Saturday in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Producing championship performances were Dominique Parrish at 55 kg/121 lbs., Marizza Birrueta at 58 kg/127.6 lbs., Fran Giorgio at 60 kg/132 lbs., Easton Hargrave at 86 kg/189 lbs. and Bobby Telford at 125 kg/275 lbs.

Former U.S. Junior World Team member Birrueta, a Washington native, competed for Grays Harbor College and notched three solid wins at the weight. In the finals, she defeated Cholena Horne of Canada Golden Bears, 6-3.

A pair of Americans competing for host Simon Fraser added gold medals, California native Parrish and Pennsylvania native Giorgio.

On the men’s side Hargrave, also of Grays Harbor, earned three pins in his four matches, including a 22-second fall over Grayson St. Laurent in the finals to take the gold at 86 kg.

Three-time NCAA All-American for Iowa Telford won the heavyweight title, competing for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. He outscored his opponents, 30-1, en route to the championship.

The U.S. earned three runner-up finishes, two for women and one for men.

Another Grays Harbor wrestler Chloe Spencer wrestled in a round robin at 60 kg/132 lbs., where she went 3-1 on the day. She fell in the third round to Fran Gorgio of Simon Fraser University, the eventual champion.

Mallory Velte, who finished fifth at the 2015 UWW Junior World Championships, took silver at 63 kg/138.5 lbs., competing for SFU. She dropped a 5-0 match to Braxton Papodouplis of Team Impact in the finals.

At 65 kg/143 lbs., Nick Dardanes represented Hawkeye Wrestling Club and finished second. Dardanes opened his tournament with a 10-0 technical fall and a first-period pin to earn a spot in the finals. He faced Dhillon Williams of Team Impact in the finals but fell in a 10-0 tech fall.

Jennifer Anderson of SFU, a native of Washington, won a bronze medal at 58 kg. Delilah Houck of Warner Pacific College rounded out the Americans’ impressive showing with a third-place finish at 55 kg/121 lbs.


SFU CLANSMAN INTERNATIONAL
Dec. 3, 2016 :: Burnaby, BC, Cananda

Women’s freestyle results
46kg

1st Place - Karah Bulaqui of SFU
2nd Place - Cynthia Ramirez of Greys Harbor
3rd Place - Caliota Espinoza of Unattached

48kg
1st Place - Natasha Kramble of Saskatoon WC
2nd Place - Alyssa Cleaves of Bears WC
3rd Place - Amber Wiebe of U of Regina

53kg
1st Place - Breanne Berry of Team Impact
2nd Place - Sam Stewart of Black Bears WC
3rd Place - Abby Lloyd of SFU Clan

55kg
1st Place - Dominique Parrish of SFU
2nd Place - Julie Steffler of London Western WC
3rd Place - Delilah Houck of Warner Pacific College

58kg
1st Place - Marrisa Birrueta of Greys Harbor
2nd Place - Cholena Horne of Canada Golden Bears
3rd Place - Jen Anderson of SFU

60kg
1st Place - Fran Giorgio of SFU
2nd Place - Chloe Spencer of Greys Harbor
3rd Place - Ana Gonzalez of Coast Wrestling Society

63kg
1st Place - Braxton Papodouplis of Team Impact
2nd Place - Mallory Velte of SFU
3rd Place - Temitope Ogunjimi of Dinos WC

69kg
1st Place - Kayla Brodner of Cattown WC
2nd Place - Taylor Cartwright of Dinos WC
3rd Place - Perry Brandy of Canada Golden Bears

75kg
1st Place - Justina Distasio of Burnaby Mountain WC
2nd Place - Leah Ferguson of U of Winnipeg
3rd Place - Signe Store of Norway

85kg
1st Place - Payten Smith of SFU
2nd Place - Kiera Prior of Husky WC
3rd Place - Jaz Chavarria of South West Oregon Community College

Men’s freestyle results
54kg

1st Place - Freddie Aziz of Dinos WC
2nd Place - Husayn Mohammad of Unattached

57kg
1st Place - Steve Takahashi of London Western WC
2nd Place - Darthe Capellain of Burnaby Mountain WC
3rd Place - Aso Palani of Burnaby Mountain WC

61kg
1st Place - Marc Magano of Burnaby Mountain WC
2nd Place - Pavin Blas of Warner Pacific College
3rd Place - Alex Ursua of Warner Pacific College

65kg
1st Place - Dhillon Williams of Team Impact
2nd Place - Nick Dardanes of Iowa Hawkeyes
3rd Place - Mike Asseltine of Canada Golden Bears

70kg
1st Place - Avery Meyer of UNAT
2nd Place - Callum McNeice of Dinos WC
3rd Place - Caleb Rutnei of London Western WC

74kg
1st Place - Jasmit Phulka of Burnaby Mountain WC
2nd Place - Connor Hodgins of Dinos WC
3rd Place - Cody Osborne of SFU

78kg
1st Place - Ben Burgess of Douglas College
2nd Place - Marco Kolobara of Cascades WC

86kg
1st Place - Easton Hargrave of Greys Harbor
2nd Place - Grayson St.Laurent of UNB
3rd Place - Nick Proctor of Dinos WC

90kg
1st Place - Jason Bains of Burnaby Mountain WC
2nd Place - Ben Smyth of SFU
3rd Place - Amtoj Dhalind of Cascades WC

97kg
1st Place - Nishawn Randhawa of SFU
2nd Place - Jason Bains of Burnaby Mountain WC

125kg
1st Place - Bobby Telfrod of Iowa Hawkeyes
2nd Place - Sean Molle of SFU
3rd Place - Brad Hildenbrant of Cascades WC