2017 Women's Junior Nationals finalist biographies

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 21, 2017, 12:54 p.m. (ET)
Two-time Cadet World medalist Ronna Heaton of South Dakota has reached the finals of the USMC Women's Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D. Photo by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling

2017 WOMEN’S JUNIOR NATIONALS FINALIST BIOGRAPHIES


100 pounds

RED - Genae Sampract, Belleville, Ill.
Third in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2016 Junior Nationals…Third in 2016 UWW Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Graduated from Althoff Catholic High School and will attend McKendree University in the fall… Competed at 106 pounds as a freshman, sophomore and junior, with a combined 40-33 record… Born: June 15, 1988… Age: 19

BLUE - Emily Shilson, Maple Grove, Minn.
2016 and 2017 Cadet Nationals champion… 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2017 Folkstyle Junior Nationals champion… 2017 Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… 2016 Junior 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… Daughter of Chad and Margaret Shilson… Will be a junior in Centennial High School in the fall… State Qualifier against boys at 106 pounds as a sophomore with a 30-8 record… Competed on the varsity as an eighth grader and freshman…Born: January 12, 2001… Age: 16

106 pounds

RED - McKayla Campbell, Wauseon, Ohio

2016 and 2017 UWW Junior Nationals champion… 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Junior Nationals… Second in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2015 Junior Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 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…Graduated from Wauseon High School and will attend Campbellsville University in the fall. Competed at 106 pounds on the boys team as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior… Born January 13, 1999… Age 18

BLUE - Vayle Rae Baker, Benton, Pa.
2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2017 Junior Folktyle Nationals… 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fourth in 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals… 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… Will be a junior at Benton High School… Competed on the Benton wrestling team… Born February 23, 2000… Age: 17

112 pounds

RED - Autumn Gordon, Lancaster, Ohio

Fourth in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals.. 2017 Junior Folkstyle National champion… Sixth in 2017 U.S. Senior Open… Second in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Pan American Championships team… Second in 2016 UWW Junior Nationals… Competes in Jiu Jitsu, and has won an IBJF World title… Graduated from Lancaster High School, and will attend the University of the Cumberlands in the fall… Competed at 106 and 113 pounds for boys team as a sophomore, junior and senior… Born: October 8, 1998… Age 18

BLUE - Alisha Howk, River Falls, Wis.
2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Fourth in 2016 Junior Nationals… Second in 2016 Cadet Nationals… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2015 Junior Nationals… 2013 Schoolgirl Nationals champion… 2008 Kids Div. II Folkstyle nationals champion… Will be a senior at River Falls High School… Previously attended Blue Springs High School in Missouri… Competed at 113 pounds as a junior with a 16-10 record… 2016 Missouri State Championships qualifier in boy’s division as a sophomore at 106 pounds with a 29-18 record… Competed at 106 pounds as a freshman with a 16-10 record… Born: January 11, 2000… Age: 17

117 pounds

RED - Alleida Martinez, Selma, Calif.

Third in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Junior Nationals champion… 2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Cadet World Championships… 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals 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… Will be a senior at Selma High School in the fall… Three-time California CIF state champion… 2017 California CIF state champion as a junior at 112 pounds with a 25-0 record… 2016 California CIF champion as a sophomore at 101 pounds with a 30-0 record… 2015 California CIF state champion as a freshman at 101 pounds with a 29-0 record… Born: April 4, 2000… Age: 17

BLUE - Cameron Guerin, Yakima, Wash.
2017 UWW Junior Nationals champion… 2017 Pan American Cadet champion… Second in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Junior Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Cadet Pan American Championships… Second in 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Junior Northwest Regional champion… Will be a senior at A.C. Davis High School in the fall, where she is a three-time Washington State champion… 2017 Washington WIAA state champion at 115 pounds as a junior with a 29-0 record… 2016 Washington WIAA state champion at 110 pounds as a sophomore with a 29-0 record… 2015 Washington WIAA state champion at 115 pounds as a freshman with a 38-0 record… Born: April 5, 2000… Age: 17

122 pounds

RED - Gracie Figueroa, Sanger, Calif.

2017 UWW Junior Nationals champion… 2016 and 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Cadet World Championships… 2016 and 2017 Junior Folkstyle National champion… 2016 Junior Nationals champion…2016 Cadet Nationals 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… Will be a senior at Selma High School, where she is a three-time state champion… 2017 California CIF state champion at 126 pounds as a junior with a 30-0 record… 2016 California CIF state champion at 116 pounds as a sophomore with a 30-0 record… 2015 California CIF state champion at 112 pounds as a freshman with a 30-0 record… Born: January 19, 2000… Age: 17

BLUE - Kourtney Boehm, Florence, Colo.
Three-time Colorado National team member… Competed in 2017 Japanese Open (Japan)… Competed in Bulgaria in 2016… Attended Florence High School… Will attend the University of Jamestown… Born September 9,1998… Age: 18

127 pounds

RED - Ronna Heaton, Brookings, S.D.

2017 UWW Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2016 Junior Nationals… Second in 2016 Cadet World Championships… 2015 Cadet World champion… 2017 Junior World Team member… 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2016 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 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… Graduated from Brookings High School… Fourth in South Dakota boys state championships… Seventh in the South Dakota state championships at 106 pounds with a 28-3 record… Born: March 13, 1999… Age: 18

BLUE - Macey Kilty, Stratford, Wisc.

2017 Cadet Nationals champion… 2017 Pan American Cadet champion… 2016 and 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 and 2017 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Cadet World Championships… 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2016 Wisconsin WIAA Boys State Championships… Daughter of Pat and Keresa Kilty… Will be a junior at River Falls High School… Second in the Wisconsin state meet competing against boys at 106 pounds as a freshman… Born: March 13, 2001… Age: 16

132 pounds

RED - Alexandria Liles, Allen, Texas

2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Fourth in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Junior Nationals champion… 2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2016 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 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Will be a senior at Allen High School, where she is a three-time state champion… 2017 Texas state champion at 138 as a junior with a 34-0 record… 2016 Texas state champion at 128 as a sophomore with a 33-0 record… 2015 Texas state champion at 128 as a freshman with a 35-0 record… Coached by Jerry Best… Born: June 28, 2000… Age: 17

BLUE - Breanna Douglas, Paola, Kansas
Second in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Seventh in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2016 Junior Nationals… Third in 2016 Pan American Cadet Championships… Will be a senior at Paola High School… Competed at 132 pounds as a junior and sophomore, and at 126 pounds as a freshman… Born October 27, 1999… Age: 17

138 pounds

RED - Jerzie Estrada, Parker, Colo.

Fifth in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Sixth in 2016 Cadet Nationals… Second in 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Nordhagen Classic champion (Canada)… 2014 USA Wrestling Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals champion… Three-time boys state youth champion… Six-time girls state champion… Four-time girls state folkstyle champion… Will be a junior in high school. Attends SOT Academy/Hope Online School… 2017 Colorado girls state champion… 2016 California CIF girls state champion… Born: September 21, 2000… Age: 16

BLUE - Emma Bruntil, Everson, Wash.
Third in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… 2016 and 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion…Second in 2016 Junior Nationals.. Fifth in 2016 Body Bat UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Washington state champion in freestyle… 2016 Northwest Freestyle Regionals champion… Will be a senior at Mount Baker High School in the fall… 2017 Washington state champion at 135 pounds as a junior with a 35-0 record…2016 Washington state champion at 130 pounds with a 34-1 record… Sixth in 2015 Washington state championships at 120 as a freshman with a 25-13 record… Born: November 6, 1999… Age: 16

144 pounds

RED - Alara Boyd, Yorktown, Ind.

2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2017 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2016 Junior Nationals… Second in 2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Cadet World Championships… 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion and outstanding wrestler… Third in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2015 Body Bar Schoolgirl Nationals champion… Eight-time Indiana ISWA freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion… Will be a junior at Yorktown High School… Indiana Girls state champion at 138 pounds as a sophomore… Competed at 132 pounds as a freshman, with a 19-17 record against boys… Born: May 2, 2001… Age: 16

BLUE - Jayden Laurent, Bay Port, Wisc.
2017 Pan American Junior Championships champion… Second in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fourth in 2016 Junior Nationals… 2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fifth in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Wisconsin WWF Women’s High School state champion… Will be a senior at Denmark High School… Born: February 19, 2000… Age: 17

152 pounds

RED - Kayla Marano, Jefferson, Ga.

2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2016 Junior Nationals champion… 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… Graduated from Jefferson High School… Will attend Emmanuel College, where she will be coached by her dad, Link Davis… Previously attended Sapulpa High School in Oklahoma…. Her mother Kristie Marano is a two-time World champion… Born: April 15, 1998… Age: 19

BLUE – Alexis Gomez, Carol Stream, Ill.
Second in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2016 Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Illinois Girls Freestyle state champion… Third in 2016 Western Junior Regional… Second in 2016 Illinois Girl’s Folkstyle State Championships… Eighth in 2015 Cadet Nationals… Second in 2015 Illinois Girl’s Folkstyle State Championships… Will be a junior at Glenbard North High School… Competed at 152 pounds as a sophomore and at 143 pounds as a freshman… Born: December 18, 2000… Age: 16

164 pounds

RED - Dymond Guilford, Lancaster, Calif.

Second in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Graduated from Lancaster High School… Will attend Missouri Baptist University… 2017 California CIF state champion at 170 pounds as a senior… Eighth in 2016 California CIF state championships at 170 pounds as a junior… Born November 6, 1999… Age 1&

BLUE - Sydnee Kimber, Sitka, Alaska
Fifth in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Sixth in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Will be a senior at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, where she is a three-time Alaska girls state champion… 2017 Alaska state champion at 182 pounds as a junior with an 18-0 record… 2016 Alaska state champion at 160 pounds as a sophomore… 2015 Alaska state champion at 145 pounds as a freshman… Born September 9, 2000… Age 16

180 pounds

RED – Marissa Patterson, Topeka, Kansas

Third in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2017 Southern Plains Regionals… 2015 and 2106 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 and 2016 Preseason Nationals champion… Graduated from Shawnee Heights High School… Will attend Wayland Baptist University… 2017 Kansas Girls State champion… Born September 24, 1998… Age: 18

BLUE - Jesse Kirby, Rixeyville, Va.
Third in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Junior Nationals.. 2016 Virginia Freestyle state champion… Second in 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2015 Cadet Nationals champion… Eighth in 2015 Junior Nationals… Third in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2015 Virginia Freestyle state champion… Second in 2014 Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals… Daughter of Chip and Jayne Kirby… Will be a senior at Culpeper County High School… Born: February 3, 2000… Age: 17

200 pounds

RED Alexandra Castillo, Arleta, Calif.

Second in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2016 Junior Nationals… Third in 2016 Cadet Nationals… Sixth in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 California State Freestyle and HS State Champion… Daughter of Gabriel and Christina… Will be a senior at Birmingham High School in the fall… Second in 2017 California CIF state championships at 189 pounds as a junior with a 48-2 record…2016 California CIF state champion at 170 pounds as a sophomore with a 43-3 record… Competed at 189 as a freshman with a 29-9 record… Born: January 22, 2000... Age: 17

BLUE - Corey Burton, Hesperia, Calif.
2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2016 Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2016 Junior Nationals… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 California Folkstyle state champion… Daughter of Jim and Connie… Will be a senior at Oak Hills High School in the fall, where she is a two-time state champion… 2017 California CIF state champion at 189 pounds as a junior… 2016 California CIF state champion at 189 pounds as a sophomore… Seventh in 2015 California CIF state championships at 235 pounds as a freshman… Born: July 26, 2000… Age: 16

220 pounds

RED - Jasmin Clarke, Kelseyville, Calif.

2017 Cadet Nationals champion… 2017 California state freestyle medalist… Second in 2017 Western Regional in freestyle, third in folkstyle and fourth in Greco-Roman… 2017 West Coast Regional placewinner… Will be a junior at Kelseyville High School… California CIF state qualifier as a sophomore at 189 pounds with a 25-16 record… California CIF state qualifier as a freshman at 189 pounds with a 20-12 record… Born May 22, 2001… Age 16

BLUE - Arianna Cobian, Pittsburg, Calif.
Second in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2017 California Junior state champion in freestyle and folkstyle… 2917 California USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle champion… Will be a senior at Pittsburg High School… Fifth at 2017 California CIF state championships at 235 pounds with a 32-6 record… Born: June 24, 1999… Age: 18