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Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle champions crowned at Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | May 13, 2022, 4:12 p.m. (ET)

Nyla Valencia competing at U23 Women's Nationals. Photo by AJ Grieves.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Champions were determined in Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle on the first day of the Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier on Friday.

At this event, the regulations stipulate that “the highest placed USA athlete per weight category winning a medal who has yet to qualify will earn a spot in the 2022 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament.”

Jessy Williams of the Spartan Combat RTC, who was second in the 2018 U.S. Open, won the 67 kg weight class in Greco-Roman, with a two-match sweep of a best-of-three series over Logan Hatch, 7-0 and 6-0.

At 55 kg, Jonathan Gurule of the NMU-National Training Center won a four-athlete round robin with a 3-0 record. Gurule was third in the 2022 U.S. Open.

Chad Walsh of New Jersey, who was a college star for Rider, won the 77 kg weight class, including a 48 second pin in the finals over Terrance Parks of New York.

The champion at 82 kg was Adrian Artsisheuskiy of Elite Wrestling Academy, who scored a technical fall over Aaron Dobbs of NMU-National Training Center, 8-0 in the finals. Artsisheuskiy was second in the 2022 U20 Greco-Roman Nationals.

Other individual Greco-Roman champions were Garrett Totten of New Jersey (60 kg), Diego Romero of Florida (63 kg), Noah Wachsmuth of Colorado (72 kg), Gevorg Arakelov of New York (87 kg), Timothy Eubanks of Nevada (97 kg) and Tom Foote of the New York Athletic Club (130 kg).

In the women’s freestyle, the 50 kg weight class had the most entries. The U23 Nationals champion and Outstanding Wrestler Nyla Valencia of California won a four-athlete round robin with three technical falls. Valencia defeated another of the highest-ranked girls high school wrestlers in the nation, Alexandra Szkotnicki of HeadHunters WC of Maryland, 10-0, with Szkotnicki taking second.

King University stars Ana Luciano of King (68 kg) and Montana Delawder (59 kg) won their weights, as did Augsburg wrestlers Sierra Bron Ton (65 kg) and Melissa Jacobs (76 kg) Alexandria Liles of the US Army, who was eighth at the U.S. Open, qualified at 62 kg. Other women’s champions were Janieliz Cotto (Krazy Monkey Wrestling Club at 53 kg), Torieonna Buchanan (Red Cobra Wrestling Academy at 55 kg), Genesis Ramirez (All Navy Wrestling at 57 kg) and Skie Roulo (Cougar Wrestling Club at 72 kg).

LAST CHANCE WORLD TEAM TRIALS QUALIFIER
At Atlantic City, N.J., May 13


Greco-Roman results

55 kg
1st - Jonathan Gurule (NMU-National Training Center)
2nd - Samuel Braswell IV (Cougar Wrestling Club)
3rd - Alexander Logsdon (Cougar Wrestling Club)
4th - Dominic Robertson (All Navy Wrestling)

60 kg
1st - Garrett Totten (New Jersey)

63 kg
1st - Diego Romero (Florida)

67 kg
1st - Jessy Williams (Spartan Combat RTC)
2nd - Logan Hatch (Greco-Roman Development)

72 kg
1st - Noah Wachsmuth (Colorado)
2nd - Logan Gumble (Bearcat Wrestling Club)
3rd - Jack Murphy (Montana)

77 KG
1st Chad Walsh NJ (New Jersey) pin Terrance Parks NY (New York), 0:48
3rd Glenn Rhees MO (Viking Wrestling Club (IA)) tech. fall Loranzo Rajaonarivelo VA (Patriot Elite Wrestling Club), 9-0 0:41

82 KG
1st Adrian Artsisheuskiy NY (Elite Wrestling Academy) tech fall Aaron Dobbs WI (NMU-National Training Center), 8-0 2:41
3rd Andrew Dickson NC (Patriot Elite Wrestling Club) tech fall Khalil Mitchell FL (Cougar Wrestling Club), 9-0 1:37

87 KG
1st - Gevorg Arakelov (New York)
2nd - Christos Avgeros (Buies Creek Wrestling)

97 KG
1st - Timothy Eubanks (Nevada)
2nd - Austin Craig (All Navy Wrestling)
3rd - William Baldwin (Cougar Wrestling Club)
4th - Erik Hinckley (Kansas)

130 KG
1st Tom Foote MA (New York Athletic Club) pin Robert Gray VA (Prince William FCA Wrestling), 0:22
3rd Anthony Rossi VA (Contenders Wrestling Club) no contest Monte Britton NC (North Carolina), 0-0

Women's Freestyle


50 kg
1st - Nyla Valencia (California)
2nd - Alexandra Szkotnicki (HeadHunters Wrestling Club)
3rd - Olivia Chandler (Virginia)
4Alisa Safforld (Buctown Wrestling Club)

53 kg
1st - Janieliz Cotto (Krazy Monkey Wrestling Club)

55 kg
1st - Torieonna Buchanan (Red Cobra Wrestling Academy)

57 kg
1st - Genesis Ramirez (All Navy Wrestling)

59 kg
1st - Montana DeLawder (Team Tornado Wrestling Club)

62 kg
1st - Alexandria Liles (Army WCAP)

65 kg
1st - Sierra Brown Ton (Twin Cities Regional Training Center)

68 kg
1st - Ana Luciano (Team Tornado Wrestling Club)

72 kg
1st - Skie Roulo (Cougar Wrestling Club)

76 kg
1st - Melissa Jacobs (Twin Cities Regional Training Center)