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Pfau, Fearnside, Miracle and Molinari receive draws for U23 World Championships

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Nov. 23, 2017, 12:47 p.m. (ET)

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland – The final four U.S. women’s freestyle wrestlers received their draws for Friday’s competition at the U23 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Cody Pfau (Brush, Colo./Titan Mercury), a two-time WCWA champion and two-time fifth-place finisher at Junior Worlds, is back on the World stage, where she will open her tournament against 2017 Junior Asian champion Jiang Zhu of China at 48 kg/106 lbs.

2014 University World bronze medalist Amy Fearnside (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC) seeks her second World medal, starting her day against 2016 Grand Prix bronze medalist Paula Kozlow of Poland at 53 kg/117 lbs.

Kozlow wrestled at the 2017 Senior World Championships in Paris, France, this summer. She enters her sixth World Championships.

Two-time Junior World medalist Kayla Miracle (Campbellsville, Ky./Sunkist Kids) continues on with her busy wrestling life, entering the tournament at 60 kg/132 lbs.

She drew 2015 Junior World medalist and 2012 Cadet silver medalist Therese Persson of Sweden.

20th Annual Dave Schultz Memorial gold medalist Forrest Molinari (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury) looks to continue her breakout year. A 2015 Junior World Team member, she makes her second World appearance tomorrow and will face Martina Kuenz of Austria at 69 kg/152 lbs.

Kuenz, who will step on the World stage for the seventh time tomorrow, took fifth at this year’s Senior Worlds in France. She also owns a 2011 Cadet World bronze.

The preliminary rounds begin at 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. ET), with the medal matches beginning at 6 p.m. (12 p.m. ET) each day. Bydgoszcz is six hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone.

Fans can find live streams and brackets on Trackwrestling.com.

2017 U23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Bydgoszcz, Poland (Six hours ahead of ET)

U.S. women’s freestyle draws
48v kg/106 lbs. – Cody Pfau (Brush, Colo./Titan Mercury)
vs. Jiang Zhu (China), 2017 Junior Asian champion

53 kg/117 lbs. – Amy Fearnside (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury)
vs. Paula Kozlow (Poland), 2016 Grand Prix of Paris bronze, 2017 Senior World Team member

60 kg/130 lbs. – Kayla Miracle (Campbellsville, Ky./Sunkist Kids)
vs. Therese Persson (Sweden), 2015 Junior World bronze, 2012 Cadet World silver

69 kg/152 lbs. – Forrest Molinari (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury)
vs. Martina Kuenz (Austria), 2011 Cadet World bronze, fifth at 2017 Senior Worlds