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Captains’ Cup draft eligible athletes at 76 kg released

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Jan. 21, 2021, 4:37 p.m. (ET)

On Saturday, 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 at 6 p.m. CT live on FloWrestling.org.

So far, the confirmed team captains are Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg), Jacarra Winchester (53 kg), Jenna Burkert (57 kg), Kayla Miracle (62 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg) and Victoria Francis (76 kg). 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 76 kg/167 lbs. Also to be featured at 76 kg is two-time World Team member Victoria Francis, who will be a team captain.

Precious Bell

  • Current National Team member
  • Two-time U.S. Open champion (2019, 2020)
  • Second at 2020 U23 Nationals
  • 2019 U23 World Team member
  • Fourth at 2019 WCWA Nationals

Randi Beltz

  • 2019 U.S. Open champion
  • Third at 2019 Senior Nationals
  • 2018 Senior National Team member
  • Second at 2018 U.S. Open
  • Silver at 2012 Pan American Championships

Hannah Gladden

  • Current National Team member
  • Second at 2019 U.S. Open
  • Fourth at 2019 WCWA Nationals
  • Bronze at 2018 Pan American Championships
  • Third at 2018 U.S. Open

Dymond Guilford

  • 2020 U23 Nationals champion
  • Third at 2020 Senior Nationals
  • Second at 2019 Senior Nationals
  • 2019 Grand Prix of Germany champion
  • Silver at 2019 Junior Pan American Championships
  • 2018 Junior World Team member

Tristan Kelly

  • Student at Colorado Mesa University
  • 2020 Junior Nationals champion
  • Fourth at 2020 Senior Nationals
  • 2019 Cadet Pan Am champion
  • 2018 Cadet World Team member

Jayden Laurent

  • Second at 2020 Women’s College Wrestling Championship
  • Two-time Junior World Team member (2018, 2019)
  • 2019 WCWA champion
  • Second at 2019 U.S. Open
  • Second at 2019 U23 Nationals
  • 2017 Junior Pan Am champion

Joye Levendusky

  • Student at McKendree University
  • Second at 2020 Junior Nationals
  • Third at 2020 U23 Nationals
  • Fourth at 2020 Women’s College Championships
  • Third at 2019 Junior Nationals

Yelena Makoyed

  • Student at North Central College
  • Second at 2020 Women’s College Championships
  • Second at 2020 Junior Nationals
  • Sixth at 2020 U23 Nationals
  • Fifth at 2019 Senior Nationals

Jordan Nelson

  • Student at Life University
  • Fifth at 2019 NAIA Women’s National Invitational
  • Third at the 2020 WCWA Nationals

Nkechinyere (Chi Chi) Nwankwo

  • Student at Oklahoma City University
  • Fourth at 2020 U23 Nationals
  • Second at 2019 NAIA Women’s National Invitational
  • Fourth at 2019 WCWA Nationals