FOREST CITY, IA. – An abundant of college wrestlers from the golden state competed at the Waldorf University Open in Forest City, Iowa. From representing their respective schools to their wrestling clubs, these athletes found success in their weight classes.
Finishing as champions were Junenette Caldera (Jimmie wrestling club), Brittany Wynn (Grays Harbor College) and Myranda Valezquez (University of Jamestown).
Caldera won her round-robin-bracket at 101 by routing all four opponents she faced via 10-0 technical falls. Caldera defeated opponents from Grays Harbor College, York College, Waldorf University, and the University of St. Mary’s.
Wynn became the second wrestler from Grays Harbor College to claim an individual championship on the night after defeating Desiree Estrada (University of Jamestown) 13-2 in the finals at 130-pounds. Wynn had an excellent tournament during the weekend that saw her earn three additional technical falls in the event.
Myranda Valezquez dominated the competition at 170 as she earned an 11-1 technical fall in the quarterfinal round, before punching her ticket to the finals by pinning Roxanna Barragan (Viking wrestling club) in 38 seconds. In the championship round, Valesquez earned a 12-2 win over her teammate Alyssa Schrull.
Finishing as runner-up’s in their weight class were Cecilia Saavedra (Grays Harbor College) at 101, Claire Payne (York College) at 109, Desiree Estrada at 130 and Analy Gonzalez at 143 of University of Jamestown.
Other California Wrestlers placing in the tournament included the following.
Alaura Couch of Waldorf University – 3rd at 101
Kylie Marlin of York College – 5th at 101
Chelsea Dionisio of University of Jamestown – 3rd at 116
Tiffany Juarez of Ottawa University – 4th at 116
Alexis Morfin of Grays Harbor College – 4th at 130
Josselyn Pacheco of University of Jamestown – 6th at 130
Audrey Elgarico of Lindenwood University – 5th at 136
Victoria Lyons of Waldorf University – 4th at 143
Cindy Vazquez of Ottawa University – 3rd at 170
Charity Goldsmith-Ding of York College – 5th at 170
Roxanna Barragan of Valley Viking Club – 6th at 170
Sarah Moore of Jimmie wrestling club – 6th at 191