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 53 kg/117 lbs.
- Student at Colorado Mesa University
- Second at 2020 U23 Nationals
- Fourth at 2020 Junior Nationals
- Third at 2020 Women’s College National Championships
- Sixth at 2019 Senior Nationals
- 2020 U23 Nationals champion
- Second at 2020 Senior Nationals
- Five-time age-group World Team member
- Silver at 2016 Cadet World Championships
- 2015 Cadet World champion
- 2020 Women’s College Nationals champion
- 2019 Pan American champion
- Fifth at 2019 Senior Nationals
- Two-time Junior World Team member (2018, 2019)
- 2018 U.S. Open champion
- EAP athlete at the USOPTC
- 2020 Junior Nationals champion
- Third at 2020 U23 Nationals
- 2019 U.S. Open champion
- Silver at 2019 Junior Pan Ams
- Bronze at 2018 Cadet World Championships
- Student at Life University
- Fifth at 2019 U.S. Open
- 2019 Junior Fargo champion
- 2018 Junior Fargo runner-up
- Second at 2018 Cadet World Team Trials
- Six-time National Team member
- Bronze at 2020 Matteo Pellicone International
- 2019 Final X runner-up
- Four-time U.S. Open runner-up (2009, 2013, 2014, 2019)
- 2008 University World champion
- Student at McKendree University
- Second at 2020 Junior Nationals
- Fourth at 2020 U23 Nationals
- Second at 2020 Women’s College National Championship
- 2019 U23 World Team member
- Second at 2019 WCWA Nationals
- 2019 National Team member
- Second at 2019 Senior Nationals
- Seventh at 2019 World Military Games
- Second at 2018 U.S. Open
Also to be featured at 53 kg is 2019 World champion Jacarra Winchester, who will be a team captain.
Keep an eye for more Captains’ Cup news coming soon!