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Chavez and Fournier Head to Sweden For Klippan Open

Samara Chavez and Camille Fournier are traveling with the USA World Team this weekend to compete in the Klippan Open in Sweden.  Both nationally ranked and #1 in Texas qualified earlier in the season.  Safe travels to Samara and Camille and their families.

Seasoned senior National Team members and top-ranked Cadets headline U.S. contingent for Lady Klippan Open in Sweden


Photo of No. 2 at 55 kg Dominique Parrish who is scheduled to compete in the Klippan Lady Open this weekend.

A large group of some of the toughest women’s freestyle wrestlers in the country will be competing this weekend at the Klippan Lady Open in Sweden. Along with top-tier senior talent, some elite Cadets and Juniors will be wrestling as well.

The Cadet tournament begins on Friday and runs into Saturday. 11 American Cadets are making the trip. The group is loaded with credentials, and five of the wrestlers are currently ranked No. 1 in the National Girls High School Rankings. This includes, No. 1 at 127 pounds Skylar Hattendorf (Hooksett, N.H.), a 2019 Cadet World silver medalist, No. 1 at 132 pounds Kylie Welker (Franksville, Wis./ Higher Level), a 2019 Cadet World bronze medalist, No. 1 at 152 pounds Amit Elor (Walnut Creek, Calif./Titan Mercury), a 2019 Cadet World bronze medalist, No. 1 at 144 pounds Reese Laramendy (Reno, Nev./Nevada Elite) and No. 1 at 164 pounds Kennedy Blades (Broadview, Ill/Izzy Style).

Another World medalist in the mix will be No. 2 at 100 pounds Sterling Dias (Henderson, Nev./Slam Academy). A two-time Cadet World medalist, Dias took silver in 2019 and bronze in 2018.

Leading the senior women into action will be five current U.S. National Team members. This includes  No. 2 at 55 kg Dominique Parrish (Scotts Valley, Calif./Sunkist Kids), No. 2 at 59 kg Lauren Louive  (Massillon, Ohio/New York AC), who is registered to compete at 57 kg, No. 3 at 57 kg Kelsey Campbell (Scottsdale, Ariz./Sunkist Kids), No. 3 at 59 kg Abigail Nette (Campbellsville, Ky) and No. 3 at 72 kg Iman Kazem (Pleasanton, Calif.), who is registered at 68 kg.

The  No.1 high school wrestler in the country at 112 pounds Samara Chavez (Arlington, Texas/Arlington Martin), is a can’t miss Junior in the brackets alongside No. 2 at 164 pounds Tristan Kelly (Erie, Colo./Betterman Elite) and No. 5 at 117 pounds, Camille Fournier (Weatherford, Texas/ Weatherford HS).

The teams will be coached by National Women’s Freestyle Assistant Coach Jessica Medina alongside CC Weber and Randi Miller.

At Klippan, Sweden, Jan. 17-19

Event Schedule (ET +6)
Friday, January 17 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, January – 18 -9:00 am

Saturday, January 18 – 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 19 – 10:00 am and 1:00 pm (Finals)

U.S. Rosters

43kg: Sterling Dias (Henderson, Nev./Slam Academy)
43kg: Virginia Foard (Reva, Va./Team Cobra)
49kg: Nyla Valencia (Morgan Hill, Calif./Bulldog WC)
53kg: Adriana Dorado Marin (Denver, Colo./Betterman Elite)
53kg: Ava Bayless (Greenville, Pa./Bad Karma)
57kg: Skylar Hattendorf (Hooksett, N.H.)
61kg: Kylie Welker (Franksville, Wis./ Higher Level)
65kg: Lillian Freitas (Modest, Calif./ Pitman Wrestling)
65kg: Reese Laramendy (Reno, Nev./Nevada Elite)
69kg: Amit Elor (Walnut Creek, Calif./Titan Mercury)
69kg: Kennedy Blades (Broadview, Ill/Izzy Style)

50kg: Erin Golston (Lake in the Hills, Ill./New York AC)
50kg: Samara Chavez (Arlington, Texas/Arlington Martin)
53kg: Camille Fournier (Weatherford, Texas/ Weatherford HS)
55kg: Alisha Howk (River Falls, Wis./Sunkist Kids)
55kg: Dominique Parrish (Scotts Valley, Calif./Sunkist Kids)
57kg: Alex Hedrick (Fair Oaks, Calif./Titan Mercury)
57kg: Lauren Louive  (Massillon, Ohio/New York AC)
57kg: Kelsey Campbell (Scottsdale, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
57kg: Cameron Guerin (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury)
59kg: Abigail Nette (Campbellsville, Ky)
62kg: Jennifer Page (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury)
68kg: Iman Kazem (Pleasanton, Calif.)
72kg: Ariana Pereira (Newark, Calif./Newark WC)
76kg: Tristan Kelly (Erie, Colo./Betterman Elite)
76kg: Dymond Guilford – (Lancaster, Calif/Titan Mercury)
Coach: Jessica Medina (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Coach: CC Weber (Goodrich, Mich.)
Coach: Randi Miller (Kennedale, Texas)
Medical: Jessica Battilochi (Dillonvale, Ohio)
Official Robyn VanHouten (Greenville, Mich.)

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Written by TexasWrestling