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2018 Cadet Women’s Freestyle Nationals finalist biographies

2018 Cadet Women’s Freestyle Nationals finalist biographies

BY GARY ABBOTT, USA WRESTLING | JULY 15, 2018, 2:01 P.M. (ET)
Samara Chavez of Texas is a Cadet women’s finalist this year. Photo courtesy of Wrestling Texas.

2018 CADET WOMEN’S NATIONALS FINALIST BIOS

94 pounds

RED – Sterling Dias, Las Vegas, Nevada
2018 UWW Cadet World bronze medalist… 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Two-time Pan American Schoolgirl champion… Three-time age-group freestyle national champion… Second in 2017 Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a freshman in high school this fall… Born August 19, 2003… Age: 14

BLUE – Ava Bayless, Greenville, Pa.
Second in 2018 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Will be a freshman at Wyoming Seminary in the fall… Born: October 8, 2003… Age: 14

100 pounds

RED – Alejandra Corral, Aiea, Hawaii
Current National High School rank: No. 7
Second in 2018 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Sixth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Fifth in 2017 Cadet Nationals… Will be a junior at Aiea High School in the fall… Born: July 8, 2002… Age: 16

BLUE – Sage Mortimer, Springville, Utah
Current National High School rank: No. 6
Third in 2018 UWW zcadet Nationals… Two-time Pan American champion… Four-time age-group national freestyle champion… Utah state champion against boys in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at American Leadership Academy in the fall… Fourth in the 2018 Utah state high school championships against boys at 106 pounds with a 37-13 record…

106 pounds

RED – Mia Palumbo, Oak Lawn, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 9
2017 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… 2018 Women’s Junior Duals All-Tournament Team… Only the fourth girl to qualify for the Illinois boys state high school championships… Will be a sophomore at Richards High School in the fall… Had a 83-6 record as a freshman and was a state qualifier… Born August 1, 2003… Age: 14

BLUE – Samara Chavez, Arlington, Texas
Current National High School rank: No. 2
2018 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2018 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2018 Women’s Junior Duals All-Tournament Team… 2017 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Third in 2017 Cadet Nationals… Second in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2017 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Will be a sophomore at Martin High School in the fall… Second in 2018 Texas girls state high school championships at 102 pounds with a 40-1 record… Born: October 20, 2002… Age 15

112 pounds

RED – Ally Fitzgerald, Lynnbrook, N.Y.
Second in 2017 Schoolgirl Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2017 Schoolgirl Nationals in folkstyle… Will be a sophomore at Lynbrook High School in the fall… Record of 22-6 as a freshman at 99 pounds competing against boys… Born: October 21, 2003… Age: 14

BLUE – Charlotte Kouyoumtjian, Porterville, Calif.
Second in 2016 and 2017 Schoolgirl Nationals in freestyle… Fourth at the 2017 Schoolgirl Nationals in folkstyle… Will be a sophomore at Monache High School in the fall… Went 32-2 at 111 pounds as a freshman… Born: June 26, 2003… Age: 15

117 pounds

RED – Camille Fournier, Weatherford, Texas
Current National High School rank: No. 8
2018 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fourth in 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Eighth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2017 Cadet Nationals… Fifth in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… Sixth in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Weatherford High School in the fall… 2018 Texas girls state champion at 102 pounds as a sophomore… Second in 2017 Texas state championships as a freshman… Born: March 14, 2002… Age: 16

BLUE – Adriana Dorado-Marin, Denver, Colo.
Fourth in 2017 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals… Will be a sophomore at the Betterman Elite Academy… Born: July 6, 2003… Age: 15

122 pounds

RED – Nanea Estrella, Makawao, Hawaii
Second in 2018 Western Junior Regionals… Third in 2017 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Lahainaluna High School… Two-time Hawaii girls state champion…. State champion at 122 pounds as a sophomore with a 36-0 record… State champion at 117 pounds as a freshman with a 32-2 record… Born: March 26, 2002… Age: 16

BLUE – Alexys Zepeda, Gervais, Ore.
Current National High School rank: No. 8
Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2017 Pan American Schoolgirl champion… 2017 Schoogirl National freestyle champion… Will be a sophomore at Gervais High School… Third in the Oregon state championships competing against boys at 113 pounds as a freshman with a 38-4 record… Born March 31, 2003… Age: 15

127 pounds

RED – Mia Macaluso, Minisink Valley, N.Y.
Current National High School rank: No. 7
2018 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Has competed in Sweden and Japan on Team USA tours… Third in 2017 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2016 Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Minisink Valley High School… Competed against boys in high school… Wrestled at 120 pounds as a sophomore with a 36-18 record… Wrestled at 113 pounds as a freshman with a 32-19 record… Wrestling at 106 pounds as a freshman with a 19-13 record… Born July 10, 2002… Age: 16

BLUE – Naomi Henry, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2018 New York state freestyle champion… Will be a junior at the Wingate Educational Center… Competed at 127 pounds as a sophomore with a 22-4 record… Competed at 127 and 132 pounds as a freshman with a 25-8 record… Born April 15, 2002… Age: 16

132 pounds

RED – Cheyenne Bowman, La Habra, Calif.
Current National High School rank: No. 3
2018 UWW Cadet World Team member… 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2018 Cadet Pan American champion… Third in 2018 Western Junior Regionals… 2017 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2014 Novice Girls Folkstyle Nationals champion… Will be a sophomore at Rowland High School… 2018 California girls state champion as a freshman at 126 pounds with a 40-2 record… Born: October 25, 2002… Age: 15

BLUE – Lily Sherer, Shohola, Pa.
Will be a sophomore at Delaware Valley High School… Competed at 132 and 138 pounds as a freshman with an 11-8 record against boys… Born May 5, 2003… Age: 15

138 pounds

RED – Sara Sulejmani, Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Third in 2018 Illinois Girls folkstyle state championships… Will be a sophomore at Stevenson High School… Competed at 145 pounds as a freshman… Born: June 20, 2003… Age: 15

BLUE – Jahnea Miguel, Wailuku, Hawaii
2017 Western Regional Junior freestyle champion… 2016 Western Schoolgirl Regional champion… Will be a junior at Baldwin High School… Two-time Hawaii state girls high school champion… State champion as a sophomore at 145 pounds with a 34-2 record… State champion as a freshman at 127 pounds with a 34-2 record… Born August 8, 2002… Age: 15

144 pounds

RED – Sydney Manos, Rockford, Ill.
2018 Illinois Junior National Duals team member, with 7-2 record… Illinois Cadet state freestyle champion… Second in 2017 Illinois states in folkstyle… Sectional champion in Illinois… Sixth in 2015 USA Wrestling Novice Freestyle Nationals competing with boys… Will be a sophomore at Stillman Valley High School… Competed at 145 pounds as a freshman with an 11-2 record… Born March 25, 2003… Age: 16

BLUE – Nevaeh Cassidy, Vancouver, Wash.
Seventh in 2017 Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2018 Northwest Junior Regionals… Will be a junior at Union High School… Fourth in 2018 Washington girls states as a sophomore at 145 pounds with a 22-5 record… Competed at 145 pounds as a freshman with a 15-6 record… Born: July 21, 2002… Age 15

152 pounds

RED – Kennedy Blades, Broadview, Ill.
2018 Pan American Cadet champion… Second in 2018 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2017 Conflict in Carver champion… 2017 Pan American Schoolgirl champion… 2017 Schoolgirl Nationals freestyle champion… 2014 Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals champion… First female to win IKWF Novice state tournament competing with boys… Will be a freshman at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania in the fall… Born: September 4, 2003… Age: 14

BLUE – Kiley Hubby, Snohomish, Wash.
Current National High School rank: No. 8
2018 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Eighth in 2018 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Glacier Peak High School… 2018 Washington girls state champion at 145 pounds as a sophomore with a 43-2 record… Third in the 2017 Washington girls states at 140 pounds as a freshman with a 50-4 record… Born: April 3, 2002… Age: 16

164 pounds

RED – Tristan Kelly, Castle Rock, Colo.
Current National High School rank: No. 2
2018 UWW Cadet World Team member… Second in 2018 Pan American Cadet Championships… 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2017 and 2018 Western Junior Regionals champion… Second in 2018 Cadet Nationals in folkstyle… Third in 2017 Junior Nationals… Sixth in 2017 Cadet Nationals… Third in 2017 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2017 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Betterman Elite Academy in the fall… 2018 Colorado State girls champion… Born: March 28, 2002… Age: 16

BLUE – Katja Osteen, Simi Valley, Calif.
Current National High School rank: No. 3
2018 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2017 Schoolgirl Nationals freestyle champion… 2016 Schoolgirl Nationals folkstyle champion… Will be a sophomore at Chaminade College Prep… 2018 California girls state champion at 160 pounds as a freshman… Born April 4, 2003… Age: 15

Note: Kelly defeated Osteen in the finals of the 2018 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals, winning the best-of-three series, two matches to one.

180 pounds

RED – Jaycee Foeller, DeSoto, Mo.
Current National High School rank: No. 4
2018 UWW Cadet freestyle national champion… 2018 Women’s Junior Duals All-Tournament Team… Second in 2018 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2017 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals… Third in 2017 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Will be a sophomore at DeSoto High School… Born December 11, 2002… Age 15

BLUE – Adelina Parra, Mission Hills, Calif.
Current National High School rank: No. 14
2018 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fourth in 2017 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at San Fernando High School… 2018 California girls state champion at 170 pounds with a 39-1 record as a sophomore… Second in 2017 California girls states at 160 pounds as a freshman with a 42-1 record… Born February 6, 2002… Age: 16

200 pounds

RED – Olivia Brown, Tulsa, Okla.
Current National High School rank: No. 3
2018 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2018 Southern Plains Regional champion… Fourth in 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Oklahoma girls state champion… Will be a sophomore at Holland Hall High School in the fall… Born: June 4, 2003… Age: 15

BLUE – Isabeau Shalack, Evergreen Park, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 6
Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Went 7-1 in 2018 Women’s Junior National Duals… 2018 Illinois state girls champion… 2017 Conflict in Carver champion… Fourth in 2017 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Eighth in 2017 Junior Nationals… Will be a junior at Evergreen Park High School… Born: May 14, 2002… Age: 16