Photo: Caitlyn Walker will wrestle for Cadet World bronze tonight. Photo by Richard Immel.
ATHENS, Greece – 2017 Cadet Pan American champion Caitlyn Walker moved on to 40 kg/88 lbs. bronze-medal bout of the 2017 Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece, on Friday morning.
Walker joins Kelani Corbett, who advanced to the 70 kg/154 lbs. bronze match last night, after falling short in the semifinals.
After losing her tournament opener to Sakurai Hanano of Japan, Walker was pulled back into the repechage when her Japanese opponent advanced to the finals at 40 kg last night.
Walker faced Regina Miller of Russia in her first repechage match on Friday morning. In the first half of the match, Walker drew a passivity point just one second before scoring a takedown on the Russian for a 3-0 lead at the break. Miller snagged two takedowns for a late lead. With less than 10 seconds left in the match, Walker scored two on headlock exposure to seal a 5-4 win and secure a spot in the bronze-medal bout.
There she will face Simran Simran of India, who was the 2016 Cadet Asian champion and 2017 Cadet Asian runner-up.
Corbett has 2017 European bronze medalist Bernadett Nagy of Hungary, who advances to the Cadet World bronze match for the second-consecutive year.
At 46 kg/101 lbs. Olivia Shore was unable to qualify for the medal rounds, dropping her repechage match to Jekaterina Jermalonoka of Latvia in a first-period pin. Shore led, 8-6, at the time of the fall, which came just one second before the buzzer.
Shore takes 14th at her first Cadet World Championships.
The men’s freestyle semifinals will begin at 5:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET), with the medal matches from women’s competition set for 6 p.m. (11 a.m. ET). Fans can find live streams and brackets on Trackwrestling.com.
2017 CADET WORL D CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Athens, Greece, Sept. 4-10
40 kg/88 lbs.
Gold – Petya Delcheva (Bulgaria) vs. Hanano Sakurai (Japan)
Bronze – Amina Ponomarova (Ukraine) vs. Aishan Yusifova (Azerbaijan)
Bronze – Simran Simran (India) vs. Caitlyn Walker (USA)
46 kg/101 lbs.
Gold – Remina Yoshimoto (Japan) vs. Ekaterina Mikhailova (Russia)
Bronze – Lucia Yepez Guzman (Ecuador) vs. Ana Maria Torres Rubio (Spain)
Bronze –Manisha Manisha (India) vs. Estefani Perez (Colombia)
52 kg/114 lbs.
Gold – Andreea Ana (Romania) vs. Yuzuka Inagaki (Japan)
Bronze – Anastasia Sidelnikova (Russia) vs. Mariana Dragutan (Moldova)
Bronze – Minakshi Minakshi (India) vs. Khongorzul Boldsaikhan (Mongolia)
60 kg/132 lbs.
Gold – Anshu Anshu (India) vs. Naomi Ruike (Japan)
Bronze – Morena de Vita (Italy) vs. Krystsina Sazykina (Belarus)
Bronze – Erika Bognar (Hungary) vs. Anastasiia Parokhina (Russia)
70 kg/154 lbs.
Gold – Yuka Kagami (Japan) vs. Alena Timofeeva (Russia)
Bronze – Kelani Corbett (USA) vs. Bernadett Nagy (Hungary)
Bronze – Karuna Karuna (India) vs. Wiktoria Choluj (Poland)
U.S. women’s freestyle results
40 kg/88 lbs. – Caitlyn Walker, Hatboro, Pa. (Team Pennsylvania)
LOSS Sakurai Hanano (Japan), fall 1:21
WIN Regina Miller (Russia), 5-4
43 kg/95 lbs. – Emily Shilson, Maple Grove, Minn. (Titan Mercury WC) - SILVER
WIN Aldynai Darzhaa (Russia), 12-2
WIN Ayazhan Markasheva (Kazakhstan), 12-2
WIN Karina Chornomor (Ukraine), 10-0
46 kg/101 lbs. – Olivia Shore, St. Paris, Ohio (Ohio National Team)
LOSS Ekaterina Mikhailova (Russia), fall 3:51
LOSS Jekaterina Jermalonoka (Belarus), fall 1:59
49 kg/108 lbs. – Vayle Baker, Benton, Pa. (Team Pennsylvania) – 7th
WIN Maria Triantafyllidou (Greece), fall 1:19
LOSS Suzuna Yoshimura (Japan), 10-0
WIN Sevinj Ahadova (Azerbaijan), 12-2
LOSS Nataliia Varakina (Belarus), 16-8
52 kg/114 lbs. – Alisha Howk, River Falls, Wisc.
LOSS Mariana Dragutan (Moldova), 10-8
56 kg/123 lbs. – Gracie Figueroa, Selma, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC) – 8th
WIN Nuraida Anarkulova (Kyrgyzstan), fall 1:28
WIN Violleta Petrovska (Ukraine), 11-0
LOSS Ida Joensson (Sweden), fall 1:18
60 kg/132 lbs. – Alexandria Liles, Allen, Texas (Best Trained WC)
WIN Miriam Loetscher (Switzerland), 10-0
LOSS Erika Bognar (Hungary), 2-1
65 kg/145 lbs. – Alara Boyd, Muncie, Ind. (CIA) – SILVER
WIN Oksana Chudyk (Ukraine), 5-2
WIN Nyla Burgess (Canada), 11-0
WIN Siyka Ivanova (Bulgaria), fall 3:26
LOSS Honoka Nakai (Japan), 1-1
70 kg/154 lbs. – Kelani Corbett, Mililani, Hawai’i (Team Hawai’i)
WIN Khulan Tsermaa (Mongolia), 8-6
WIN Romana Vovchak (Ukraine), 8-4
LOSS Yuka Kagami (Japan), 11-0