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Junior Women's Freestyle National Championships Finalist Bios

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | July 19, 2016, 5:04 p.m. (ET)

97 lbs.
Naomi Chavez, Amarillo, Texas

2014 Cadet women’s national champion… 2015 and 2016 UWW Body Bar runner-up… Third at 2015 Junior women’s national championship… Fifth at 2014 Junior women’s national championship… 2014 Southern Plains champion…Two-time freestyle state champion for Texas… Daughter of Rosario Nanes and Dominic Chavez… Attends Caprook High School… Coached by Coach Hoppe… Born: July 13, 1998... Age: 18

Emily Shilson, Maple Grove, Minn.
2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Cadet Pan American Championships champion… 2016 Minnesota Freestyle state champion… Third in 2016 Minnesota Sectionals in boy’s division… Daughter of Chad and Margaret Shilson… Attends Centennial High School… Coached by Chad Shilson, Steve Peterson, Jared Lawrence and Brandon Paulson… Born: January 12, 2001… Age: 15

105 lbs.
Alleida Martinez, Selma, Ca.

2016 U.S. Cadet World Team member… 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2016 Cadet Nationals champion… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2016 California CIF state champion… Second in 2015 Cadet World Championships… 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 California CIF state champion… 2016 ASICS First Team All-American… Attends Selma High School… Coached by Mike Duran… Born: April 4, 2000… Age: 16

Jasmine Weaver, North Chesterfield, Va.
Sixth in 2016 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Second in 2016 Virginia state championships in freestyle… Fifth in 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Virginia high school state champion… Fifth in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Third in 205 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Fourth in 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Born: May 1, 2000… Age: 16

112 lbs.
Amanda Walker, Hatboro, Pa.

Fourth in 2016 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Third in 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Northeast Regional champion… Fifth in 2016 Cadet and Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Sixth in 2015 Cadet and Junior Freestyle Nationals… Third in 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… Born: February 26, 2000 Age: 16

Cameron Guerin, Yakima, Wash.
2016 Cadet Nationals runner-up… Third in 2016 Cadet Pan American Championships… Second in 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Junior Northwest Regional champion… 2016 Washington WIAA state champion… 2015 Washington WIAA state champion… Daughter of Julie and Rich Guerin… Attends A.C. Davis High School… Coached by Alexio Garcia and Tony Nunez… Born: April 5, 2000… Age: 16

117 lbs.
Ronna Heaton, Brookings, S.D.

2015 Cadet World champion… 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2016 Body Bar UWW Junior Nationals… 2016 Cadet World Team member… 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals champion… Second in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2014 Junior Freestyle Nationals champion… 2014 Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… Second in 2014 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2014 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2014 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2013 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Fourth in South Dakota boys state championships for Brookings High School… Seventh in the South Dakota state championships at 106 pounds with a 28-3 record…2015 and 2016 ASICS First Team member… Daughter of Tim and Kris… Coached by Scott Miller, Chris Bono and Jon Reader… Born: March 13, 1999… Age: 17

Brenda Reyna, Mount Vernon, Wash.
2016 Junior World Team member… 2016 Body Bar UWW Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Third in 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Third in 2014 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Washington state champion at 115 pounds as a junior for Mount Vernon High School… Second in Washington state championships as a sophomore at 110 pounds… Fourth in Washington state championships as a freshman at 106 pounds… Daughter of Jose and Maria… Coached by Andy Cook… Born: June 1, 1999 Age: 17

121 lbs.
Gracie Figueroa, Selma, Ca.

2016 U.S. Cadet World Team member… 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2016 Cadet women’s national champion… 2016 Junior Folkstyle National champion… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 10th in 2015 Cadet World Championships… 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Junior Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2015 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2015 Western Junior Regionals champion… 2015 California state freestyle champion… 2015 and 2016 California CIF state champion for Selma High School… Daughter of Frances and Richard Figueroa… Coached by Mike Duran, Andy Munoz, Joey Areyano, Cleo Lane… 2016 ASICS First Team All-American… Born: January 19, 2000… Age: 16

Alex Hedrick, Fair Oaks, Ca.
2016 CIF California Girls State champion… 2016 SJS Girls Masters champion… 2016 USGWA Nationals champion… Fourth place the 2016 UWW Body Bar Cadet Women’s Nationals… Daughter of Pete and Becky… Attends Bella Vista High School… Coached by Mike Lee, Pete Hedrick and Garrett Lane… Born: Feb. 19, 1999… Age: 17

125 lbs.
Michaela Beck, New York, N.Y.

2016 Cadet Nationals runner-up… Fifth in 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2015 Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2015 Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Daughter of Scott and Jenny Beck… Attends Fusion Academy… Coached by Mike Torriere and Vougar Arujau… Born: February 5, 2000… Age: 16

Gabrielle Garcia, Anaheim, Calif.
2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2015 Junior Nationals… 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… Four-time CIF California state champion for Valencia High School… State champion at 126 pounds as a junior and senior… State champion at 121 pounds as a sophomore… State champion at 108 pounds as a freshman… Daughter of Randy and Tina Garcia… Coached by Gerardo Quintero and Marcie Van Dusen… Three-time ASICS First Team All-American… Born: June 3, 1998… Age: 18

130 lbs.
Emma Bruntil, Everson, Wash.

2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Fifth in 2016 Body Bat UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Washington state champion in freestyle… 2016 Northwest Freestyle Regionals champion… Washington state champion at 130 pounds with a 34-1 record for Nooksack Valley High School… Daughter of Craig and Robin… Coached by Chad Parson and Andy Cook… Born: November 6, 1999… Age: 16

Alexandria Liles, Allen, Texas
2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2015 Cadet Pan American championships… Third in 2015 Cadet Nationals… Third in 2015 Junior Nationals… 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Daughter of Eric and Jessica Liles… Attends Allen High School… Coached by Jerry Best… Born: June 28, 2000… Age: 16

139 lbs.
Teshya Alo, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2014 Cadet World champion… 2016 US Open Senior women’s champion… 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier… 2015 Junior Nationals champion… Third at 2015 World Team Trials… Fourth at 2015 Las Vegas/ASICS US Senior Nationals… 2014 UWW Body Bar Nationals champion… 2014 Junior Nationals champion… 2013 Cadet World bronze medalist… 2013UWW Body Bar Nationals champion… 2013 Junior Nationals champion… 2013 Cadet Nationals champion… 2012 Cadet Nationals champion… Champion at Aloha State Games… Has won over 24 national titles in wrestling and judo…Four-time Hawaii state champion for Kamehameha High School… 139-pound state champion as a senior, 132 pound state champion as a junior, 130 pounds state champion as a sophomore and 129 pound state champion as a freshman… Four-time ASICS All-American First Team Member… 2015 and 2016 ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year… Daughter of Leroy Alo and Cherise Bush…Coached by Leroy Alo… Born: Oct. 22, 1997... Age: 18

Ashlynn Ortega, Pueblo, Co.
2015 and 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Nationals champion… Fifth in 2015 Junior Nationals… Second in 2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2014 Cadet Nationals champion… 2014 USA Wrestling Girls Cadet Folkstyle National champion… Fifth at 2014 Body Bar FILA Cadet Nationals… Third in 2012 Body Bar Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals… Sophomore for Pueblo South High School… Daughter of Aaron and Lynette… Coached by Jeremy Hernandez and Ryan Schumann… Born: October 5, 1999… Age: 16

148 lbs.
Kayla Marano, Jefferson, Ga.

Third in 2015 Cadet World Championships… Fifth in 2016 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2016 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2015 Junior Nationals… 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 Jefferson High School, where she is a junior… Previously attended Sapulpa High School in Oklahoma…. Daughter of Link and Kristie…. Her mother Kristie Marano is a two-time World champion… Coached by Link Davis… 2016 ASICS First Team All-American… Born: April 15, 1998… Age: 18

Jayden Laurent, Bay Port, Wisc.
2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fifth in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Wisconsin WWF Women’s High School state champion… Daughter of Denise Kinjerski… Attends Denmark High School… Coached by Scott Pelot… Born: February 19, 2000… Age: 16

159 lbs.
Alexis Bleau, Schoharie, N.Y.

Second in 2016 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2016 Cadet World Championships… Third in 2015 Junior Nationals… 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2014 Junior Freestyle Nationals… 2014 Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… Third in 2014 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2013 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Second in 2013 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Senior at Schoharie High School… 2016 ASICS First Team All-American…

Rachel Watters, Ankeny, Iowa
Fourth in 2016 U.S. Senior Open… 2016 Body Bar UWW Junior Nationals champion… 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fifth in 2015 Junior World Championships… 2015 Junior Nationals champion… 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 Steve Mickelson and Matt Watters… 2015 and 2016 ASICS First Team All-American… Will attend Oklahoma City University… Born: October 24, 1997… Age: 18

172 lbs.
Joanna Mack, Oakland, Calif.

Two-time California freestyle state champion… Third in 2016 California state championships at 170 pounds with a 42-10 record as a senior for Castlemont High School… Second in California state championships at 235 pounds with a 28-10 record as a sophomore… Will attend Bacone College next year… Daughter of Vertillee Stone… Coached by Marcus Leon and Ashley Sherman… Born: March 18, 1998 Age: 18

Sara Kouba, Tomahawk, Wis.
Sixth in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Sixth in 2014 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Daughter of Mike and Betty… Attends Tomahawk HS… Coached by Bob Garrou and Kevin Black… Born: January 25, 1998... Age: 18

198 lbs.
Alexandera Castillo, Arleta, Calif.

2016 California State Freestyle and HS State Champion… Daughter of Gabriel and Christina… Attends Birmingham HS… Coached by Jame Miderios… Born: January 22, 2000... Age: 16

Victoria Espinoza, Rohnert Park, Calif.
2016 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2015 Junior Nationals… Third in 2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2015 California state freestyle championships… 2016 California CIF state champion for Rancho Cotate High School… Second in the 2015 California CIF state championships… Daughter of Ricardo and Michelle… Coached by Kevin Guinn… Born: July 26, 1998… Age: 17