Seven repeat as champions at USMC Girls Folkstyle Nationals in the youth divisions

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | March 25, 2018, 6:46 p.m. (ET)
McKenzie Harris of the Azle Wrestling Club turns the corner to score a takedown at 55 pounds in the Intermediate division. Photo by Dana Strange.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A strong turnout of 295 girls entered the final day of the U.S. Marine Corps Girls Folkstyle Nationals in the three youth divisions, providing outstanding competition at the Cox Convention Center.

Seven wrestlers who won USMC Girls Folkstyle National titles in 2017 in the youth divisions were able to return this year and claim national titles again this year.

A pair of Schoolgirl champions were repeat winners, Rayanne Bayne of Pennsylvania, representing the Oklahoma National Team at 101 pounds, and California native Lillian Freitas of Pitman WC at 136 pounds.

Bayne defeated Israel Resendez of Daughters of Zion (CO) in the finals, 4-3. Last year, she was a Schoolgirl 81 pound champion.

Freitas won a five athlete-round robin, scoring four straight pins on the way to her repeat title. Last year, she was a champion at 120 pounds in the Schoolgirl division.

Five of the repeat champions were from the Novice division: Reanah Utterback of the Eddyville Rockets of Iowa (75), Alexis Segura of the Daughters of Zion of Colorado (85), Lauren Walton of the Carr Academy of Kentucky (95), Shayla Gallegos of the Daughters of Zion of Colorado (110) and Faith Tarrant of the Daughters of Zion of Colorado (118+)

Utterback scored a pin in her gold-medal match over Kira Cole of Ohio in 3:21. She was a Kids Div. II champion last year at 60 pounds.

Segura won a 6-0 finals bout over Alexis Dunwiddie of the Purler WC of Missouri in the finals. She won the Kids Div. II title last year at 75 kg.

Walton had a major decision in her championship finals, beating another 2017 Folkstyle nationals champion Skylur Lewis of the Springdale Youth of Arkansas, 13-1. Walton won her Kids Div. II title last year at 85 pounds.

Gallegos won a four athlete round-robin, scoring bonus points in all three of her victories. She was a Kids Div. II champion at 110 last season.

Tarrant had a finals major decision over Cristen Martinez of New Mexico, 15-6. She also won at 110 pounds last year in Kids Div. II.

Among the national champions was Gigi Bragg of the Pinnacle WC of Minnesota, who won at Novice 60 pounds. Bragg has sung the national anthem at this event many years, and gave a stirring rendition again this year before the start of the tournament this morning.

USMC GIRLS FOLKSYLE NATIONALS
At Oklahoma City, Okla., March 25

Schoolgirl


72
1st - Valerie Hamilton (Oklahoma Girls National Team)
2nd - Erica Pastoriza (AGNT)
3rd - June Welch (SC)
4th- Destiney Lofton (Minnesota Storm)
5th - Mackenzie Szkotnicki (SMWC WolfPack)
RR1 – Hamilton dec. Welch, 8-0, Pastoriza dec. Lofton, 5-2
RR2 – Welch pin Szkotnicki, 0:43, Hamilton pin Pastoriza, 0:58
RR3 – Pastiroza pin Szkotnicki, 0:23, Hamilton pin Lofton, 1:22
RR4 - Lofton pin Szkotnicki, 0:21, Pastoriza dec. Welch, 5-0
RR5 – Hamilton pin Szkotnicki, 3:25, Welch maj dec. Lofton, 11-0

79
1st - Juliana Alejandro (Team Nevada)
2nd - Alazaye Romero (Team Takedown)
3rd - Audrey Jimenez (AGNT)
4th - Taylor Colangelo (Team Nevada)
RR1 – Romero pin Colangelo, 2:06, Jimenez dec. Alejandro, 6-2
RR2 – Alejandro pin Colangelo, 3:32, Romero dec. Jimenez, 9-4
RR3 – Jimenez dec. Colangelo, 6-0; Alejandro pin Romero, 1:20

85
1st - Alexandra Szkotnicki, Riva, MD (SMWC WolfPack) DEC Zao Estrada, Parker, CO (Daughters Of Zion), 3-0 SV
3rd - Isabella Morales Toppenish, WA (Team Takedown) DEC Caitlyn Kelley Florence, WI (Team Wisconsin), 2-0 TB2
5th - Sarah Zimmerman Hays, KS (Team Kansas) DEC Josiah Ortiz Lakin, KS (Team Kansas), 4-0
7th - Makayla Young Bellefontaine, OH (Ohio Girls National Team) DEC Mia Zuniga Granger, WA (Victory Wrestling-WA), 6-2

92
1st - Eva Diaz, Miami, FL (Naples Titans) DEC Olivia Hamma (Pleasant Valley), 3-1
3rd - Kailey Rees, Rydal, GA (Team Georgia Girls) F Alexus Shaneyfelt Liberty Center, OH (Ohio Girls National Team), 2:22
5th - Janessa George Littleton, CO (Chatfield Jr Wrestling) F Victoria Baldivia Amarillo, TX (Wesley), 2:55
7th - Peyton Hand OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team) MD Miangel West Tonkawa, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team), 8-0

101
1st - Rayanne Bayne, Stroudsburg, PA (Oklahoma Girls National Team) DEC Israel Resendez, Aurora, CO (Daughters Of Zion), 4-3
3rd - Maya Davis Chatham, IL (Team Illinois) F Journey Ruiz Denver, CO (Team Colorado), 2:27
5th - Savannah Cosme Denver, CO (Chatfield Jr Wrestling) MD Hurshal Pol West Lafayette, IN (Indiana Girls Ignites), 9-0
7th - Emily Porras Glendale, AZ (Arizona Girls National Team) DEC Lindsey Noble Alpharetta, GA (Team Georgia Girls), 8-5

105
1st - Jennifer Soto (California Nightmare) TF Ruby Rios Toppenish, WA (TOPPENISH BADBOY), 17-2 4:00
3rd - Leah Gaitan Redlands, CA (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club/California) DEC Amber Perkins Carson City, NV (Team Nevada), 4-3
5th - Sydney Delois New Palestine, IN (Indiana Girls Ignites) F Lindsie Wilson Cedartown, GA (Team Georgia Girls), 2:38
7th - Isabell Ortiz Lakin, KS (Team Kansas) DEC Yalixza Gonzalez Albuquerque, NM (New Mexico), 4-0

110
1st - Katie Gomez Los Angeles, CA (LAWC) F Christina Contreras-jaen Madera, CA (Daughters Of Zion), 1:52
3rd - Erin Geary (Tri Valley) F Kaylie Petersen Evansville, IN (Indiana Girls Ignites), 2:57
5th - Alitza Dennard Lawrenceville, GA (Atlanta Wrestling Academy) F Isabella Hoffman Fort Mill, SC (South Carolina), 1:55
7th - Carmen Perez Windsor, CA (California Nightmare) DEC Paige Chafin Lebanon, OR (Sweet home mat club), 7-0

119
1st - Alina Antillon Denver, CO (Daughters Of Zion) TF Brianna Randles Topeka, KS (Topeka Tornado), 17-2 2:55
3rd - Makayla Munoz Aztec, NM (New Mexico) DEC Avery Beckman Friendswood, TX (VICI Wrestling), 6-5
5th - Chloe Herrick Raymore, MO (Team MIssouri women’s) DEC Abby Rhodes Worden, IL (Sudden Victory Athletic Club), 7-2
7th - Vivana Garcia (California Folkstyle National Team) F Desza Munson Commerce City, CO (Brighton Wrestling Club), 1:31

127
1st - Skylar Hattendorf Hooksett, NH (Maine Trappers) DEC Ashondra Valencia Bixby, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team), 9-2
3rd - Hanna Errthum Mount Horeb, WI (Team Wisconsin) F Aubrey Yauger Burleson, TX (Mansfield Wrestling), 1:55
5th - Madyson Gray Lawrence, KS (Lawrence Elite) DEC Carlaeona West Tonkawa, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team), 7-2
7th - Sydney Park Davenport, IA (Female Elite Wrestling/Iowa) DEC Eva Keefauver Flat Rock, NC (South Carolina), 4-0

136
1st - Lillian Freitas (Pitman)
2nd - Attalia Watson (Crosstown Spartan Elite)
3rd - Raven Cook (Atlanta Wrestling Academy)
4th - Tatiyona Schack (Minnesota STORM National Team)
5th - Cassidy Sanchez (NM)
RR1 – Freitas pin Sanchez, 0:41, Watson dec. Cook, 9-1
RR2 – Schack pin Sarichez, 2:23, Freitas pin Watson, 0:39
RR3 – Watson tech Schack, 17-0; Freitas pin Cook, 2:13
RR4 0 Cook pin Schack, 1:57, Watson maj dec. Sanchez, 13-0
RR5 – Freitas pin Schack, 1:27, Cook dec. Sanchez, 6-4

145
1st – Sidney Sullens Cleveland, GA (Team Georgia Girls) DEC Stella Steigler Orange, VA (Team Virginia), 5-1
3rd - Jewella Cokeley Augusta, KS (Team Kansas) F Layla Wood Crete, NE (Nebraska Wrestling Academy), 1:19
5th - Arika Matich Andover, MN (Minnesota Storm) DEC Kyleigh Dean Conway, SC (South Carolina), 1-0
7th - Elizabeth Mullendore McLoud, OK (Little Axe) DEC Angelina Lee Weatherford, OK (Weatherford), 5-2

185
1st - Dasia Yearby, Taylors, SC (South Carolina) F Kiara Ganey, Belleville, IL (Belleville Little Devils), 0:42
3rd - Kiersten O`neill, Wabash, IN (Indiana Girls Ignites) F Mia Cayard, Dickinson, TX (Vici Wrestling), 2:33
5th - Molly Baugher, Prosper, TX (Mighty Eagles Youth Club Prosper, TX) DEC Eleanor Jukes, McKinney, TX (Mighty Eagles Youth Club Prosper, TX), 4-2 S

Novice

60
1st - Gigi Bragg Minneapolis, MN (Pinnacle- MN) F Talea Guntrum Weirton, WV (Oak glen), 2:53
3rd - Meadow Gomez Holland, OH (Foxfire/Ohio Girls National team) DEC Sydney Cannon Mount Zion, IL (Mt. Zion Kids Club), 5-0
5th - Abigail Meyrer Bettendorf, IA (Young Guns) MD Ashlyn Masters Pryor, OK (Pryor Elementary Wrestling), 11-2
7th - Tammy Salazar (Wesley) DEC Lauren Elsmore Rochester, MN (Minnesota Storm), 3-0

65
1st - Sophia Torrez Granger, WA (TOPPENISH BADBOY) DEC Deja Salazar Amarillo, TX (Wesley), 6-0
3rd - Ava Granados Norman, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team) DEC Zorina Johnson Portland, OR (Oregon - West Hills WC), 6-2
5th - Kamryn Boss Winder, GA (Team Georgia Girls) F Violet Diaz Miami, FL (Naples Titans), 2:14
7th - Taelor rae Busch (Nebraska Wrestling Academy) DEC Taylor Siefken Lincoln, NE (Nebraska Wrestling Academy), 9-3

70
1st - Bella Williams Alpine, CA (Daughters Of Zion) DEC Leiannah Landreth Peck, KS (Team Kansas), 6-3
3rd - Ava Ward Centralia, MO (Purler) DEC Sophia Smith Oracle, AZ (Arizona Girls National Team), 6-2
5th - Heather Crull Modoc, IN (Indiana Girls Ignites) DEC Saki Yoshikawa TX (Team Leonidas ), 9-2
7th - Lisa Pastoriza Phoenix, AZ (Arizona Girls National Team) F Cassandra Gonzales Shakopee, MN (Minnesota STORM National Team), 1:28

75
1st - Reanah Utterback Eddyville, IA (Eddyville Rockets) F Kira Cole Troy, OH (Ohio Girls National Team), 3:21
3rd - Jasintai Mallqui Camden, NJ (BTS-PAL) DEC Zoey Freeman Cleveland, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team), 7-0
5th - Kurrstin Howell Norman, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team) FOR Terrilan Banner El Mirage, AZ (Arizona Girls National Team)
7th - Selena Mccrery Bennington, NE (Nebraska Wrestling Academy) F Alyssa White Loveland, CO (Team Colorado), 2:42

80
1st - Rianne Murphy (Team Indiana) DEC Madeline Haynes Fenton, MO (Purler Wrestling Academy), 9-4
3rd - Audrey Rogotzke Saint Paul, MN (Minnesota Storm) F Katelynn Stokes Broken Arrow, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team), 0:28
5th - Hayden Hawkins Kellogg, MN (Minnesota) DEC Janessa Porras Glendale, AZ (Arizona Girls National Team), 6-0
7th - Zoe Martinez Denver, CO (Team Colorado) DEC Aunna Wilcken Loveland, CO (Team Colorado), 1-0 TB2

85
1st - Alexis Segura Denver, CO (Daughters Of Zion) DEC Alexis Dunwiddie Jefferson City, MO (Purler), 6-0
3rd - Nicole Redmond Olathe, KS (Team Kansas) DEC Ryen Hickey Golden, CO (Chatfield Jr Wrestling), 11-4
5th - Mary Childs Marietta, GA (Pope Junior Wrestling) F Breanna Subbert (Minnesota Storm), 2:10
7th - Adyson Lewis Inola, OK (Southern Oklahoma Wrestling Club) DEC Jasmine Richards Oklahoma City, OK (Oklahoma Wrestling Academy), 9-2

90
1st - Skylar Little Soldier, Welch, MN (Minnesota Storm) F Regan Rosseter, Omaha, NE (Nebraska Wrestling Academy), 0:30
3rd - Lena Johannson, Anniston, AL (Alabama) DEC Brissa Bernal, Bixby, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team), 3-2
5th - Alley Altringer, Anoka, MN (Minnesota Storm) F Ava Roe, Antlers, OK (Bearcat Takedown Club), 2:53
7th - Kaydee Suarez, Amarillo, TX (Wesley) F Jayden Abreo, Aurora, CO (Team Colorado), 0:25

95
1st - Lauren Walton, Lexington, KY (Carr Academy) MD Skylur Lewis, Rogers, AR (springdale youth ), 13-1
3rd - Ella Gahl (Indiana Girls IGNITES) DEC Victoria Vasquez, Amarillo, TX (Wesley), 5-2
5th - Brooklyn Duck, Lindale, GA (georgia) DEC Brooklyn Burenheide, Westmoreland, KS (Rock Creek Kids Wrestling), 4-1
7th - Haley Bohannon, Douglass, KS (Team Kansas) F Anna Hannon, Gaffney, SC (South Carolina), 1:44

102
1st - Ysabella Hinojosa (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club/California)
2nd - Caitlynn Foutch (Republic County)
3rd - Elle Kaufmann (Lovett)
4th - Lainey Houts (Minnesota Storm)
5th - Emily Csontos (VWW)
RR1 – Houts pin Csontos, 1:24, Foutch dec. Kaufman, 7-2
RR2 – Hinojosa pin Houts, 1:32, Kaufman pin Csontos, 2:07
RR3 – Hinojosa pin Kaufman, 0:51, Foutch pin Csontos, 0:19
RR4 – Hinojosa pin Foutch, 0:51, Kaufman dec. Houts, 2-1
RR5 – Hinojosa pin Csontos, 0:29, Foutch de. Houts, 11-0

110
1st - Shayla Gallegos (Daughters Of Zion)
2nd - Alicen Dillard (Chatfield Jr Wrestling)
3rd - Aylah Pursley (Nebraska Wrestling Academy)
4th - Gianna DiBenedetto (CALI)
RR1 – Dillard pin DiBenedetto, 2:07, Gallegos maj. dec. Pursley, 10-1
RR2 – Pursley pin DiBenedetto, 3:30, Gallegos tech Dillard, 15-0
RR2 – Gallegos pin DiBenetto, 0:27, Dillard pin Pursley, 0:17

118
1st - Anastyn Livesay (Team Colorado)
2nd - Jaden Meadows (NM PAL)
3rd - Ryen Allen (Team Michigan)
Livesay dec. Allen, 8-0; Meadows dec. Allen, 4-2; Livesay pin Meados, 3:51

118+
1st - Faith Tarrant Denver, CO (Team Colorado) MD Cristen Martinez NM (New Mexico), 15-6
3rd - Akira Bradshaw Flushing, MI (Team Michigan) MD Elly Janovsky Schererville, IN (Indiana Girls Ignites), 11-0
5th - Isabell Carrington Jamestown, OH (Ohio Girls National Team) F Kyra Barnum Duluth, GA (Atlanta Wrestling Academy), 0:57
7th - Isabel Saumell (Sisters on the Mat)

Intermediate

45
1st - Kendleigh Dowalter, Cardington, OH (Ohio Girls National Team) DEC Timmery Condit, Littleton, CO (Daughters Of Zion), 4-3
3rd - Lillian West, Tonkawa, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team) MD Gloria Cloud, Franklin, IN (Indiana Girls Ignites), 15-6
5th - Kara Dover (Team Georgia Girls) DEC Hanna Givens, Lafayette, IN (Indiana Girls Ignites), 8-4
7th – Anna Scotello (NB Elite)

50
1st - Katelynn Dockery, Bryan, TX (Legacy Wrestling Club) MD Kimorah Cathey, Broken Arrow, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team), 16-4
3rd - Maisie Elliott, Puyallup, WA (Washington Girls Team) MD Jordynn Colby, Hill Air Force Base, UT (Syracuse), 10-0
5th - Brennli Wilkens, Brighton, CO (Brighton Wrestling Club) DEC Mia Anderson, Omaha, NE (Nebraska Wrestling Academy), 9-6
7th - Addison Hunt, Belfair, WA (NWWC) DEC Lillian Phelps, Azle, TX (Azle Wrestling Club), 4-2

55
1st - Morgan Marine, North Baltimore, OH (Ohio Girls National Team) F Zaylyn Woods, Devine, TX (Azle Wrestling Club), 0:27
3rd - Mackenzie Harris, Azle, TX (Azle Wrestling Club) MD Rylie Hillis, Oklahoma City, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team), 10-2
5th - Calliope Willman, Harrison, OH (Athena Wrestling Club) MD Hope Dewald, Amarillo, TX (Bushland Wrestling Academy), 12-0
7th – Aliva Rundgren (SC)

60
1st - Mara Vanderpool, Omaha, NE (Nebraska Wrestling Academy) F Skye Neugebauer, Springdale, AR (springdale youth ), 0:22
3rd - Claire Lancaster, Norman, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team) F Elaina Book, Denver, CO (Team Colorado), 0:49
5th - Kaia Herndon, Norman, OK (Oklahoma Girls National Team) DEC Jovie Castillo, Socorro, NM (New Mexico), 6-2

65
1st - Aubrey Troutner, Brighton, CO (Daughters Of Zion) DEC Cadence Butts, Adrian, MI (Team Michigan), 3-1
3rd - Ava Windsor, Cherryvale, KS (Team Kansas) F Mariah Johannson, Anniston, AL (Alabama), 0:56
5th - Macie Vetter Council Bluffs, IA (Cobra Wrestling Club) F Catelin Owens Junction City, KS (Team Kansas), 2:37
7th - Maddie Wilcken, Loveland, CO (Team Colorado) FOR Tynsley Leonard, Hutchinson, KS (Hutchinson Kids Wrestling Club

70
1st – Madilyn Grabau (Minnesota Storm)
2nd – Lylah Gomez (Firefox/Ohio Girls National Team)
Grabau dec. Gomez, 4-2; Grabau pin Gomez,, 0:52

79
1st - Matilda Hruby (Brighton Wrestling Club)
2nd - Teagan Carritt (Powerhouse Girls)
3rd - Lea Salazar (Wesley)
4th - Wesley Genet Recio (Wesley)
RR1 – Carritt pin Salazar, 0:12; Hruby pin Genet Recio, 0:21
RR2 – Salazar pin Genet Recio, 1:31; Hruby pin Carritt, 0:31
RR3 – Hruby pin Salazar, 0:06, Carrit pin Genet Recio, 0:27