This years Fargo Womens Nationals was the largest and toughest yet in recent years. The Junior entries were more then normal showing that womens wrestling is growing nationally. Team Texas enter 67 women them self showing that the State of Texas is strong with womens wrestling. Team Texas placed 3rd overall in the Team Race with 46 points, with California running away with the title with 75 points and Washington State coming in 2nd with 50 points
Texas had 10 All Americans total with two Champions, two runner ups, two 5th places, one 6th place, two 7th place and one 8th place finish.
Xochitl Mota-Pettis was the top performer, she went 5-0 with a National Title at 127 with 2 tech falls and 3 falls including a fall in the finals.
Gaby Holloway attained herself a National Championship as well at 225 she defeated another Nationally ranked Texas wrestler
Kaylynn Albrecht was a beast at 152 until she ran into the World Champ took 2nd, Kaylynn only gave up 1 point and all tech falls til the finals match.
Alyssa Alvarez was the other runner up she ran into Gaby Holloway 225, Alvarez is Nationally ranked at #3 and will attend Schreiner University next year
Lexie Basham took a 5th place finish at 138. Lexie was dominating in all her matches she won. I personally was hoping she matched up for a rematch with Kaden Campbell of Colorado who gave Lexie her only loss during High School season. Lexie however tech called the girl that Campbell beat 2-0.
Augustina Ijoma took a 5th place finish, Ijoma had a set back in the quarter finals where she ran into the so to be Champion at the 164 weight. Ijoma’s 2 losses where to the Champ and 3rd place finishers.
Camille Fournier only a cadet and a cadet runner up, competing with the juniors. Fournier lost a close one in the quarter finals and fought back to a 6th place finish at 117.
Mattison Parker placed 7th, Parker ran into Work Team Member Alara Boyd in the quarter finals and fought her way back to All American status.
Hunter Robinson also placed 7th but at 144. Robinson got a good draw into the bracket with a Bye, 2 other women didn’t make the cut with a 4-2 record. 144 class was a deep weight.
Samara Chavez the other cadet wrestling with the juniors and was also a cadet runner up. Chavez placed 8th at 113, Chavez bumped up a weight class for the Juniors.
Fargo action Shots
below is the final results
|112||Samara Chavez||4-3||8th place|
|117||Camille Fournier||4-3||6th place|
|138||Lexie Basham||5-2||5th place|
|138||Mattison Parker||4-2||7th place|
|144||Hunter Robinson||4-2||7th place|
|152||Kaylynn Albrecht||4-1||2nd place|
|164||Augustina Ijoma||4-2||5th place|
|225||Alyssa Alvarez||3-1||2nd place|