USMC Junior Women's Freestyle Nationals finalist biographies

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 17, 2019, 1:16 p.m. (ET)
Rayana Sahagun of Michigan takes control of her 100-pound Women's Junior Nationals semifinals bout. Photo by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com

USMC JUNIOR NATIONALS WOMEN’S FREESTYLE FINALIST BIOGRAPHIES

100 pounds

RED - Sage Mortimer, Mapleton, Utah

Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 100
2018 and 2019 16U National freestyle champion… 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2019 Western Junior Regional champion…. Second in 2018 Western Junior Greco-Roman Regionals… Second in 2018 Junior Nationals in women’s freestyle… Seventh in 2108 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Two-time Pan American champion… Utah state champion against boys in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at American Leadership Academy in the fall… Fourth in the 2018 Utah state high school championships against boys at 106 pounds with a 37-13 record… Born September 7, 2003… Age: 15

BLUE - Rayana Sahagun, Rockford, Mich.
Current National High School rank: No. 7 at 100

Fifth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Eighth in 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Seventh in 2018 16U Nationals… Fourth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2018 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a senior at Sparta High School…2019 Michigan state champion at 105 pounds… Born May 18, 2002… Age: 17

106 pounds

RED - Emily Shilson, Maple Grove, Minn.
Current National High School rank: No. 1 at 106

2019 UWW Junior Nationals champion… Sixth in 2019 US Senior Open…. 2017, 2018 and 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion…Third in 2019 Dave Schultz Memorial International… 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion… 2018 UWW Cadet World champion… 2016, 2017 and 2018 Junior Nationals champion… 2018 Cadet Pan American champion and Outstanding Wrestler… Second in 2018 Klippan Cadet Lady Open (Sweden)… 2016 and 2017 Cadet Nationals champion… 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2017 Folkstyle Junior Nationals champion… 2017 Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… 2016 Junior Nationals champion.. Second in 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Cadet Pan American Championships champion… Six-time Minnesota state champion… Graduated from high school this spring… Competed for Mounds View High School as a senior… State qualifier at 106 pounds as a junior… State Qualifier at 106 pounds as a sophomore… Competed on the varsity as an eighth grader and freshman at 106… Will attend Augsburg University… Born: January 12, 2001… Age: 18
Note: Shilson is attempting to become the second six-time Fargo girls champion. If she wins, she will match Teshya Alo of Hawaii with this feat.

BLUE - Faith Cole, Pacific, Mo.
Current National High School rank: No. 10 at 106

2019 16U Nationals champion... Second in 2019 U15 Nationals… Fourth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2019 Southern Plains Regional champion… 2019 Missouri state freestyle champion… Fifth in 2018 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals… Fifth in 2018 Schoolgirl Nationals… Will be a sophomore at Wildwood High School…. Missouri girls state high school champion… Born: July 23, 2004… Age: 14

112 pounds

RED - Josie Bartishofski, Weston, Wis.

Fourth in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… Sixth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2018 Western Junior Regionals… 2018 Northern Plains Junior champion… Eighth in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2017 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Eighth in 2016 16U Nationals… Graduated from River Falls High School… Three –time Wisconsin state champion (2017-2019)… Second in 2016 Wisconsin girls states… Will attend the University of Jamestown… Born April 23, 2001… Age: 18

BLUE - Montana Delawder, Gettysburg, Pa.
Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 112

Fifth in 2018 16U Nationals… Third in 2018 Super 32… 2019 NHSCA Nationals champion…Eighth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2017 Super 32… Will be a junior at Gettysburg High School…. 2018 and 2019 Pennsylvania girls state champion… Born: November 30, 2002… Age: 16

117 pounds

RED - Tiare Ikei, Honolulu, Hawaii
Current National High School rank: No. 1 at 112

2019 U.S. Senior Open champion… Third in 2018 Cadet World Championships… 2018 Youth Olympic Games… 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2016 Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2016 16U Nationals… Graduated from Springs Studio in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she is a member of USA Wrestling’s Elite Accelerator Program at the U.S. Olympic Training Center…. Previously attended Kaiser High School in Hawaii… 2018 Hawaii state champion at 112 pounds… Third in 2017 Hawaii state championships at 112 pounds… Second in 2016 Hawaii state championships at 102 pounds… Will attend Devry University… Born May 8, 2001… Age: 18

BLUE - Jennifer Soto, Red Bluff, Calif.
Current National High School rank: No. 4 at 117

2019 16U Nationals champion… Third in 2019 15U World Championships… 2019 U15 Nationals champion… 4th in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2019 USA Wrestling U16 Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2018 U15 Pan American champion…. Will be a sophomore at Orland High School… 2019 California girls state high school champion at 112 pounds… Born: June 7, 2004… Age: 15

122 pounds

RED - Gabrielle Skidmore, Spooner, Wis.
Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 122

Second in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2018 Junior Nationals… Eighth in 2018 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2018 Western Junior Regionals… Sixth in 2017 16U Nationals… Graduated from Cumberland High School… 2019 Wisconsin girls state champion… Will attend Augsburg University… Born: December 27, 2000… Age: 18

BLUE - Nanea Estrella, Makawao, Hawaii
Current National High School rank: No. 5 at 127

Third in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2019 Western Junior Regionals champion… Second in 2018 16U Nationals… Second in 2018 Western Junior Regionals… Third in 2017 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a senior at Lahainaluna High School… Three-time Hawaii girls state champion…. 2019 Hawaii state champion at 127 pounds as a junior… 2018 Hawaii state champion at 122 pounds as a sophomore… 2017 Hawaii state champion at 117 pounds as a freshman… Born: March 26, 2002… Age: 17

127 pounds

RED - Xochitl Mota-Pettis, Humble, Texas
Current National High School rank: No. 1 at 127

Third in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2018 UWW Junior Nationals… 2018 Junior Women’s National Duals All-Tournment Team… 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fourth in 2017 Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Eighth in 2016 Cadet National Championships… 2014 Schoolgirl Nationals freestyle champion… Graduated from Klein High School… Two-time Texas state champion… 2019 Texas state champion at 128 pounds as a senior… Second in 2018 Texas girls state championships at 128 pounds as a junior… 2017 Texas girls state champion at 119 pounds as a sophomore… Fourth in 2016 Texas girls state championships at 110 pounds as a freshman… Born: November 8, 2000… Age: 18

BLUE - Lana Perez, Honolulu, Hawaii
Fifth in 2018 Junior Nationals… Sixth in 2018 16U Nationals… Will be a senior at Moanalua High School… Third in 2019 Hawaii state championships at 138 pounds… Born: July 12, 2002… Age: 17

132 pounds

RED - Kaylee Moore, Yakima, Wash.
Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 132

Second in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2018 Junior Nationals… Second in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2018 UWW Junior Nationals… 2018 Western Junior Regionals champion… Fifth in 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Sixth in 2017 Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2017 Junior Nationals… Graduated from Naches Valley High School… 2019 Washington state champion at 130 pounds… Second in 2018 Washington state championships at 130 pounds… Third in 2017 Washington state championships at 125 pounds… Second in 2016 Washington state championships at 120 pounds…Will attend Augsburg University… Born: July 10, 2001… Age: 18

BLUE - Viktorya Torres, Granger, Wash.
Current National High School rank: No. 5 at 132

Sixth in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2019 Western Junior Regionals champion… 2017 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fourth in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2016 Cadet Nationals…Third in 2016 Folkstyle Cadet Nationals… Eighth in 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals… Will be senior at Granger High School in the fall… … Second in 2019 Washington state championships as a junior… Second in 2018 Washington state championships as a sophomore… 2017 Washington state champion at 110 pounds as a freshman… Born December 21, 2001… Age 17

138 pounds

RED - Alara Boyd, Yorktown, Ind.
Current National High School rank: No. 1 at 138

2019 UWW Junior Nationals champion…. Third in 2018 Junior Nationals… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2017 UWW Cadet World Championships… 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2017 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2016 Junior Nationals… Second in 2016 Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships… 2016 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals champion and outstanding wrestler… Third in 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2015 Body Bar Schoolgirl Nationals champion… Graduate of Yorktown High School… 2019 Indiana state champion at 138 pounds as a senior… 2017 Indiana Girls state champion at 138 pounds as a sophomore… Competed at 132 pounds as a freshman… Will attend McKendree University… Born: May 2, 2001… Age: 18

BLUE - Morgan Norris, Sparks, Nev.
Current National High School rank: No. 17 at 138

2018 UWW Cadet World Team member… 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Sixth in 2018 UWW Junior Nationals… Sixth in 2018 UWW Junior Nationals… Eighth in 2017 16U Nationals… Graduated from Reed High School… 2019 Nevada state champion at 137 pounds… Will attend Presbyterian College… Born: February 8, 2001… Age: 18

144 pounds

RED - McKenzie Cook, Homer, Alaska
Current National High School rank: No. 6 at 144

Seventh in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2019 Western Junior Regionals… Eighth in 2018 UWW Junior Nationals… Seventh in 20167Junior Nationals… Second in 2017 16U Nationals… Fourth in 2016 16U Nationals… Graduated from Homer High School… Four-time Alaska state champion…. 2018 Alaska state champion at 145 pounds…. 2017 Alaska state girls high school champion at 145 pounds … 2016 Alaska state girls high school champion at 138 pounds… 2015 Alaska state champion… Will attend McKendree University… Born June 10, 2001… Age: 17

BLUE - Jerzie Estrada, Parker, Colo.
Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 152

Third in 2018 and 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2019 Western Junior Regionals… 2018 Super 32 champion… Fifth in 2018 U.S. Senior Open… Second in 2018 Western Junior Regionals… Third in 2017 Super 32… Second in 2017 and 2018 Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Sixth in 2016 Cadet Nationals… Second in 2015 Body Bar UWW Cadet Nationals… 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Nordhagen Classic champion (Canada)… 2014 USA Wrestling Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals champion… Three-time boys state youth champion… Six-time girls state champion… Four-time girls state folkstyle champion… Graduated from high school… Attended Birmingham High School and Selma High School in California…. Third in 2019 California state championships at 160 pounds… 2018 California girls state champion at 150 pounds… 2017 Colorado girls state champion, when she attended SOT Academy/Hope Online School… 2016 California CIF girls state champion for Selma… Born: September 21, 2000… Age: 18

152 pounds

RED - Tiffani Baublitz, Stewartstown, Pa.
Current National High School rank: No. 4 at 152

Fourth in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals…2019 Pan American Cadet champion… Second in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2019 SEM Open… Fifth in 2018 Super 32… Third in 2018 16U Nationals… 2018 Flatz Cadet Open champion (Austria)… Fourth in 2017 Super 32… Fifth in Pan American U15 Championships… Will be a junior at Kennard-Dale High School… 2019 Pennsylvania girls state champion at 147 pounds… Born: October 30, 2002… Age: 16

BLUE - Kiley Hubby, Snohomish, Wash.
Current National High School rank: No. 6 at 152

Second in 2018 16U Nationals… Eighth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2018 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Will be a senior at Glacier Peak High School… Second in 2019 Washington state championships at 170 pounds… 2018 Washington girls state champion at 145 pounds as a sophomore… Third in the 2017 Washington girls states at 140 pounds as a freshman… Born: April 3, 2002… Age: 17

164 pounds

RED - Kennedy Blades, Broadview, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 1 at 164

2018 and 2019 16U National champion… 2019 UWW Cadet National champion… 2019 NCAA Fan Fest winner… 2019 Tallinn Open Cadet champion (Estonia)… 2019 SEM Lady Open champion… 2019 Klippan Lady Open U17 champion (Sweden)… 2018 Super 32 champion… 2018 Pan American Cadet champion… Second in 2018 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2017 Conflict in Carver champion… 2017 Pan American Schoolgirl champion… 2017 Schoolgirl Nationals freestyle champion… 2014 Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals champion… First female to win IKWF Novice state tournament competing with boys… Will be a sophomore at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania in the fall… Born: September 4, 2003… Age: 15

BLUE - Tristan Kelly, Castle Rock, Colo.
Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 164

2018 Junior Nationals champion… 2018 16U Nationals champion… 2019 Pan American Cadet champion… Second in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2018 UWW Cadet World Team member… Second in 2018 Pan American Cadet Championships… 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2017 and 2018 Western Junior Regionals champion… Second in 2018 Cadet Nationals in folkstyle… Third in 2017 Junior Nationals… Sixth in 2017 Cadet Nationals… Third in 2017 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a senior at Springs Studio… 2018 Colorado State girls champion… Born: March 28, 2002… Age: 17

180 pounds

RED - Kelani Corbett, Honolulu, Hawaii
Current National High School rank: No. 3 at 164

Fourth in 2018 and 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2018 Junior Nationals… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2017 16U Nationals champion… 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Fifth in 2016 16U Nationals… Fifth in 2016 and 2017 Junior Nationals… 2017 Western Folkstyle Cadet Open champion… Graduated from Leilehua High School … Four-time Hawaii state champion…. 2019 Hawaii state champion at 168 pounds as a senior… 2018 Hawaii state champion at 155 pounds as a junior…. 2017 Hawaii state girls champion as a sophomore at 155 pounds… 2016 Hawaii state girls champion as a freshman… Will attend Lyon College… Born July 17, 2001… Age 18
Note: Today is Kelani’s birthday

BLUE - Elisa Robinson, Fort Riley, Kansas
Current National High School rank: No. 1 at 180

2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2018 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Third in 2018 Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2018 UWW Junior Nationals… 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Two-time Kansas state freestyle champion… Second in 2017 16U Nationals… Third in 2017 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2016 16U Nationals… Second in 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals… Four-time Kansas state folkstyle champion… Will be a senior at Junction City High School… 2019 Kansas state champion at 182 pounds as a junior… 2018 Kansas state champion at 160 pounds as a sophomore… 2017 Kansas state champion… Born: August 24, 2001… Age 17

200 pounds

RED - Gabrielle Hamilton, Gridley, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 4 at 180

Seventh in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… 2018 and 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2018 Super 32 champion… Fifth in 2018 Junior Nationals… Second in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2017 16U Nationals… Second in 2017 16U Folkstyle Nationals… 2017 Illinois girls folkstyle champion… Graduate of El Paso Grindley High School… Three-time Illinois girls state champion… Competed at 180 pounds as a sophomore and at 145 pounds as a freshman on the boys team… Will attend Life University… Born March 16, 2001… Age: 18

BLUE - Angela Buenrrostro, North Hills, Calif.
Third in 2018 Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2019 California freestyle states… Third in 2018 California Girls Junior Folkstyle States… Graduated from Monroe High School… Fifth in 2019 California states at 189 pounds… Born: June 18, 2001… Age: 18

225 pounds

Gabrielle Holloway, Katy, Texas
Current National High School rank: No. 6 at 225

2018 Junior Nationals champion… 2018 Women’s National Duals All-Tournament Team… 2018 Texas Junior freestyle champion… Third in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Graduated from Seven Lakes High School… Third in 2019 Texas states at 215 pounds… 2018 Texas girls state champion at 215 pounds as a junior… State qualifier at 215 pounds as both a sophomore and a freshman… Will attend Campbellsville University… Born: September 25, 2000… Age: 18

Isabeau Shalack, Evergreen Park, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 4 at 200

Fifth in 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2018 Super 32… Fourth in 2018 Junior Nationals…. Second in 2018 16U Nationals… Went 7-1 in 2018 Women’s Junior National Duals… 2018 Illinois state girls champion… 2017 Conflict in Carver champion… Fourth in 2017 16U Nationals… Eighth in 2017 Junior Nationals… Will be a senior at Evergreen Park High School… 2019 Illinois state girls champion at 225 pounds… Born: May 14, 2002… Age: 17