Finals set for UWW Cadet women's freestyle World Team Trials

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | May 12, 2018, 11:02 p.m. (ET)

IRVING, Texas – The finals for the UWW Cadet women’s freestyle World Team Trials are set and will be wrestled on Sunday morning at the 2018 Women’s Nationals at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

Highlighting the field of finalists are past World medalists Macey Kilty of Wisconsin and Emily Shilson of Minnesota and past World Team member Olivia Shore of Ohio.

Kilty, a 2016 Cadet World bronze medalist, earned a spot on the Junior World Team just hours before wrestling in today’s Cadet tournament at 69 kg.

On her road to the finals, Kilty did not give up a single point, picking up two technical falls and a pin. In the finals, she’ll go up against first-year Cadet Kennedy Blades of Illinois, who had a similar day with two techs and a fall.

2017 Cadet World silver medalist Shilson advanced to the 43 kg finals, spending less than four minutes, collectively, on the mat today. All three of her bouts resulted in tech falls as she put herself in the World Team Trials finals for the third-straight year.

Tomorrow, Shilson will go head-to-head with Ava Bayless, who had a solid day with a tech and two decisions.

In search of making her second-straight World Team, Shore secured a bid to wrestle in the 46 kg gold matches tomorrow morning. Shore opened her tournament with two falls before tallying a tech fall in the quarterfinals and a hard-fought 6-3 decision in the semis.

Awaiting her in the 46 kg finals is Ohio teammate Taryn Martin, who was a 2017 Fargo finalist.

Finalists in the brackets between 36 kg and 73 kg, will wrestle in a best-of-three finals series for spots on the 2018 Cadet World Team.

Finalists at 78 kg and 84 kg will only wrestle one match as those weights are not UWW weights and will not be contested at the World Championships.

Tomorrow’s action starts at 10 a.m. CT with all placement matches. Fans can catch all the action live on Flowrestling.org.

2018 WOMEN’S NATIONALS
at Irving, Texas

UWW Cadet World Team Trials

Best-of-three finals matchups
43 kg - Emily Shilson (Team Minnesota) vs. Ava Bayless (Team Pennsylvania)
46 kg - Olivia Shore (Team Ohio) vs. Taryn Martin (Team Ohio)
49 kg - Tiare Ikei (Team Hawaii) vs. Peyton Prussin (Team Nevada)
53 kg - Kierstien Bush (Team Utah) vs. Leilah Castro (Team Ohio)
57 kg - Kaylee Moore (Team Washington) vs. Cheyenne Bowman (Team California)
61 kg - Ashton Cadman (Team Wisconsin) vs. Morgan Norris (Team Nevada)
65 kg - Aine Drury (Team California) vs. Kiana Pugh (Team Wisconsin)
69 kg - Macey Kilty (Team Wisconsin) vs. Kennedy Blades (Team Illinois)
73 kg - Tristan Kelly (Team Colorado) vs. Katja Osteen (Team California)

One-match finals
78 kg - Jasmin Clarke (Team California) vs. Elisa Robinson (Team Kansas)
84 kg - Jaycee Foeller (Team Missouri) vs. Gabrielle Hamilton (Team Illinois)

Semifinals results
43 kg
Emily Shilson (Team Minnesota) TF Abbygale Duke (Team New York), 12-2
Ava Bayless (Team Pennsylvania) dec. Jessica Corredor (Team Florida), 6-0

46 kg
Olivia Shore (Team Ohio) VPO1 Sage Mortimer (Team Utah), 6-3
Taryn Martin (Team Ohio) VPO Chelsy Mendoza (Team California), 2-0

49 kg
Tiare Ikei (Team Hawaii) VFA Josie Bartishofski (Team Wisconsin), 1:33
Peyton Prussin (Team Nevada) VPO1 Tilynne Vasquez (Team Montana), 10-8

53 kg
Kierstien Bush (Team Utah) VPO1 Ashley Gooman (Team Hawaii), 6-6
Leilah Castro (Team Ohio) VSU Alana Vivas (Team Hawaii), 10-0

57 kg
Kaylee Moore (Team Washington) VFA Sophia Smith (Team Pennsylvania), 1:11
Cheyenne Bowman (Team California) VSU1 Mia Macaluso (Team New York), 13-2

61 kg
Ashton Cadman (Team Wisconsin) VPO Louisa Schwab (Team Illinois), 5-0
Morgan Norris (Team Nevada) VFA Dalia Garibay (Team California), 3:35

65 kg
Aine Drury (Team California) VFA Alara Boyd (Team Indiana), 0:22
Kiana Pugh (Team Wisconsin) VFA Nia Miranda (Team Texas), 2:00

69 kg
Macey Kilty (Team Wisconsin) VFA Kai Poux (Team New York), 0:28
Kennedy Blades (Team Illinois) VSU Sarialt Stewart (Team New York), 10-0

73 kg
Tristan Kelly (Team Colorado) fall Marlynne Deede (Team Utah), 2:15
Katja Osteen (Team California) VFA Natalie Kemp (Team Wisconsin), 0:24

78 kg
Jasmin Clarke (Team California) VSU Sierra Mason (Team Washington), 10-0
Elisa Robinson (Team Kansas) VSU Katie Moore (Team New York), 10-0

84 kg
Jaycee Foeller (Team Missouri) dec. Isabeau Shalack (Team Illinois), 9-8
Gabrielle Hamilton (Team Illinois) fall Jayleen Sekona (Team Alaska), 1:18