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Captains’ Cup draft eligible athletes at 50 kg released

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Jan. 15, 2021, 8:02 p.m. (ET)

Photo of Alyssa Lampe by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com.

Next week, six team captains will draft their teams for the Captains’ Cup presented by Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, a dual event that will showcase the top women’s freestyle athletes in the United States competing for $50,000. The draft is set for January 23 live on FloWrestling.org.

The plan is to have the women who qualified the USA for the Olympic Games serve as the captains: Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg), Jacarra Winchester (53 kg), Helen Maroulis (57 kg), Kayla Miracle (62 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg) and Adeline Gray (75 kg), pending confirmation of their participation.

The competition will take place February 13-14, broadcasted by FloWrestling.

As the draft date approaches, USA Wrestling will periodically release draft eligible athletes by weight.

Today, we take a look at draft eligible athletes at 50 kg/110 lbs.

Ava Bayless

  • Student at Wyoming Seminary Prep School
  • Third at 2020 U23 Nationals
  • Third at 2019 Cadet Women’s Nationals
  • Second at 2018 Fargo Nationals
  • Second at 2018 Cadet Women’s Nationals

Whitney Conder

  • Five-time U.S. Senior World Team member (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
  • Silver at 2019 World Military Games
  • Two-time Pan American Games champion (2015, 2019)
  • Six-time U.S. Open champion (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2007 Junior World champion

Amy Fearnside

  • Two-time National Team member
  • Bronze at 2020 Henri Deglane Grand Prix
  • Second at 2020 Senior Nationals
  • Third at 2019 Senior Nationals
  • 2017 U23 World Team member
  • 2014 Junior World Team member

Erin Golston

  • Two-time National Team member
  • Silver at 2019 Pan American Championships
  • Second at 2019 U.S. Open
  • Third at 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open
  • Three-time Junior World medalist

Alyssa Lampe

  • Two-time World bronze medalist (2012, 2013)
  • Six-time National Team member
  • Five-time World Team member (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 2019 Senior Nationals champion
  • Third at 2018 Senior Nationals

Emily Shilson

  • Student athlete at Augsburg University
  • Two-time U23 Nationals champion (2019, 2020)
  • 2020 Junior Nationals champion
  • 2018 Cadet World champion
  • 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion
  • Silver at 2017 Cadet World Championships
  • Five-time Fargo champion

Maria Vidales

  • Student-athlete at Emmanuel College
  • Two-time WCWA All-American
  • Second at 2020 U23 Nationals
  • Second at 2019 U23 Nationals
  • Eighth at 2019 Senior Nationals

Also to be featured at 50 kg is 2018 World silver medalist Sarah Hildebrandt, who will be a team captain.

Keep an eye for more Captains’ Cup news coming soon!