Louive wins bronze medal at Klippan Lady Open; three other U.S. women place fifth

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Feb. 17, 2019, 2:36 p.m. (ET)
Lauren Louive of the USA (far right) receives her bronze medal at 59 kg at the Klippan Lady Open. Photo courtesy of Clarissa Chun.

KLIPPAN, Sweden – The respected Klippan Lady Open completed on Sunday with the Senior division, and the top U.S. performance came from veteran Lauren Louive (Iowa City, Iowa/New York AC/Hawkeye WC), who won a bronze medal at 59 kg/130 lbs.

Louive pinned Italy’s 2018 Junior European bronze medalist Morena De Vita in 2:00 in her bronze-medal bout. Louive was defeated on Saturday by Svetlana Lipatova of Russia, who was fifth in the 2018 World Championships. When Lipatova reached the gold-medal finals, Louive was pulled back into a bronze-medal bout.

Louive won a bronze medal at the Klippan Lady Open for the second straight year. She was a 2018 U.S. Open runner-up.

Three other U.S. women reached bronze-medal matches and were defeated, placing fifth: Vayle-Rae Baker (Benton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) at 55 kg/121 lbs., Julia Salata (Bristol, Tenn. (New York AC) at 65 kg/143 lbs. and Marlynne Deede (Springville, Utah) at 72 kg/158.5 lbs.

Baker, a high school senior at Wyoming Seminary, fell 12-0 to Marina Simonyan of Russia in her bronze-medal bout. Sinonyan was third in the Russian Senior Nationals the last two years.

Salata, who was a Final X finalist last year, opened her Sunday with a victory in repechage, scoring a technical fall over American Kiana Pugh. In her bronze-medal bout, Salata dropped a 4-0 decision to Kriszta Incze of Romania, who was fifth in the 2018 U23 Worlds.

Deede was defeated in the bronze-medal round by 2013 Junior World silver medalist Tatiana Kolesnikova of Russia in a 10-0 technical fall.

The United States finished in a tie for 11th with Romania and the BK Tana club from Norway with 2 points, in a field which included 20 nations and six Swedish club programs.

Earlier in the weekend, young U.S. star Kennedy Blades won a gold medal in the U17 division at 69 kg.

KLIPPAN LADY OPEN
At Klippan, Sweden

Senior Women’s freestyle medalists


50 kg
1. Sun Yanan (China)
2. Remina Yoshimoto (Japan)
3. Nadezhda Sokolova (Russia)
3. Iwona Matkowska (Poland)

53 kg
1. Umi Imai (Japan)
2. Pang Qianyu (China)
3. Annika Wendle (Germany)
3. Ekaterina Poleshchuk (Russia)

55 kg
1. Sena Nagamoto (Japan)
2. Vanesa Kaladzinskaya (Belarus)
3. Marina Simonyan (Russia)
3. Diana Weicker (Canada)

57 kg
1. Rong Ningning (China)
2. Iryna Kurachkina (Belarus)
3. Ramóna Galambos (Hungary)
3. Roksana Zasina (Poland)

59 kg
1. Svetlana Lipatova (Russia)
2. Pei Xingru (China)
3. Lauren Louive (USA)
3. Emma Johansson (Sweden)

62 kg
1. Moa Nygren (Sweden)
2. Jessica Brouillette (Canada)
3. Kang Juan (China)
3. Veranika Ivanova (Belarus)

65 kg
1. Henna Johansson (Sweden)
2. Gabriella Sleisz (Hungary)
3. Naomi Ruike (Japan)
3. Kriszta Incze (Romania)

68 kg
1. Zhou Feng (China)
2. Khanum Velieva (Russia)
3. Agnieszka Wieszczek-Kordus (Poland)
3. Signe Marie Fidje Store (BK Tana/Norway)

72 kg
1. Jenny Fransson (Sweden)
2. Yan Chuchu (China)
3. Tatiana Kolesnikova (Russia)
3. Yuka Kagami (Japan)

U.S. Senior women’s results

53 kg- Tiare Ikei, Honolulu, Hawaii (EAP), 9th place
WIN Jessica Lavers-McBain (Australia), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Annika Wendle (Germany), tech. fall 12-0

53 kg- Cody Pfau, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC), dnp/13th
LOSS Samantha Stewart (Canada), tech. fall 10-0

55kg- Vayle-Rae Baker, Benton, Pa. (Wyoming Seminary), 5th place
LOSS Sena Nagamoto (Japan), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Marina Simonyan (Russia), tech. fall 12-0

55 kg- Cameron Guerin, Yakima, Wash. (Titan Mercury WC/EAP), 8th place
Weighed in, did not compete

55 kg- Alisha Howk, River Falls, Wis. (Sunkist Kids), 10th place
LOSS Diana Weicker (Canada), tech. fall 10-0

57 kg- Arian Carpio, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids), dnp/12th place
LOSS Riko Takayama (Japan)

59 kg- Morgan Norris, Sparks, Nev.
LOSS Emma Johnsson (Sweden), pin 1:11

59 kg- Lauren Louive, Iowa City, Iowa (New York AC/Hawkeye WC), bronze medal
LOSS Svetlana Lipatova (Russia), tech. fall, 10-0
WIN Morena De Vita (Italy), pin 2:00

62 kg- Brianna Csontos, Amissville, Va. (Titan Mercury WC), dnp/17th
LOSS Jessica Brouillette (Canada), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Kang Juan (China), tech. fall 10-0

62 kg- Alexandria Liles, Allen, Texas (unattached), dnp/13th
LOSS Katarzyna Madrowska (Poland), 6-0

65 kg- Kiana Pugh, Mosninee, Wis., 8th place
WIN Luzie Manzke (Germany), pin 0:33
LOSS Henna Johansson (Sweden), pin 2:33
LOSS Julia Salata (USA), tech. fall 11-0

65 kg- Julia Salata, Bristol, Tenn. (New York AC), 5th place
LOSS Henna Johansson (Sweden), fall
WIN Kiana Pugh (USA), tech. fall 11-0
LOSS Kriszta Incze (Romania), 4-0

72 kg- Marlynne Deede, Springville, Utah, 5th
LOSS Jenny Fransson (Sweden), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Tatiana Kolesnikova (Russia), tech. fall 10-0

76 kg - Dymond Guilford, Lancaster, Calif. (Missouri Baptist), 7th place
WIN Paliha (China), forfeit
LOSS Epp Mae (Estonia), 2-0
LOSS Denis Makota Strom (Sweden), tech. fall 10-0

Team Standings
1. China 27
2. Japan 17
3. Russia 15
4. Sweden 14
5. Belarus 8
6. Poland 6
7. (tie) Hungary, Canada 5
9. Germany 4
10. Estonia 3
11. (tie) Romania, USA and BK Tana (Norway), 2
(of 26 teams)