Incoming Female Middle School Wrestlers to Look Forward Next Season

Lily Freitas (Pitman/Titan Mercury Wrestling Club)

The state of California has always been known for producing great female wrestlers that have won Olympic and collegiate wrestling events. The California Wrestler looks at some incoming high school student that should have an immediate impact next season. I do apologize if I left off some wrestlers from the list.

Cheyenne Bowman (Pounders Wrestling Club)

Cheyenne “The Bulldozer” Bowman, as the Orange County Register called her in a 2015 article, is one of these wrestlers that many wrestling fans are eager to see compete at the high school level. A proficient mixed martial arts competitor, Bowman, won her first USMC Girls Folkstyle Cadet Nationals in March, as she defeated 2016 Cadet World freestyle bronze medalist Alara Boyd of the CIA of Indiana, 7-2 in the 138-weight class. Bowman concluded the tournament with a 5-0 record with three falls and a major decision. Bowman is coached by former NCWA National Champion Camilo Gonzalez.

Lily Freitas (Pitman/Titan Mercury Wrestling Club)

Freitas is a strong individual from the city of Modesto that competes for both the Pitman and Titan Mercury Wrestling Club. She is a wrestler endowed with excellent hips that make it almost impossible for her adversaries to score on her. Freitas recently won women’s nationals and will represent the U.S. at the Schoolgirl Pan Ams, which is scheduled for August 17-19 in Santiago, Chile.

Jasmine Guerrero (Silverado)

Guerrero is considered by many of her peers as one of the top upper weight wrestlers in the Golden State. During the month of April, Guerrero was triumphant in acquiring a USGWA/USBWA National title by defeating her longtime rival Annika Miles (Harriett Eddy Middle) via a fall. Guerrero’s other accomplishments include being a two-time California Girls Middle school place winner.

Jourdan Gumpfer (Louis Pasteur Middle School)

Jourdan is a great grappler that gets better each passing season. She went from placing sixth at last year’s California Girls middle school state championships to winning the entire tournament this year. After obtaining a middle school state championship, Gumpfer earned a USGWA/USBWA National title by beating all three opponents via a fall.

Katja Osteen (Los Angeles Wrestling Club/Somar Wrestling Club)

Katjan comes from a wrestling family as her older sibling (Erich) is one of the top sophomores in the state of California. She is expected to have a great impact at the high school level next for Chaminade Prep and could eventually become the first female CIF state champion for the Eagles. She is a seven-time Folkstyle Nationals Champion and has dominated both girls and boys since her youth wrestling days.