4 California Women Wrestlers to Compete at U20 World Championships

When the dust settled at the USMC Women’s Wrestling National Championships in Spokane, four California U20 national champions qualified to represent Team USA. The women freestyle wrestlers will compete at the U20 World Championships to be held in Warsaw, Poland this August.

Photo Credit: AJ Grieves/MatFocus (Elor Amit, Titan Mercury WC)


2023 USMC Women’s National Championships
April 14-April 16, 2023 – Spokane, Washington USA

U20 Division – Final California Results

53 kg – Katie Gomez (Van Nuys, CA/Sunkist WC) dec. Alexandra Szkotnicki (MD), two matches to none
Bout One – Gomez tech fall Szkotnicki, 13-2
Bout Two – Gomez tech fall Szkotnicki, 10-0

57 kg – Cristelle Rodriguez (Clovis, CA/Calif. Tiger WC) dec. Shelby Moore (WA), two matches to one
Bout One – Moore dec. Rodriguez, 8-6
Bout Two – Rodriguez dec. Moore, 8-5
Bout Three – Rodriguez tech fall Moore, 10-0

62 kg – Adaugo Nwachukwu (San Jose, CA/William Penn U) dec. SaVannah Cosme (AZ), two matches to none
Bout One – Nwachukwu tech fall Cosme, 13-0
Bout Two – Nwachukwu tech fall Cosme, 10-0

72 kg – Amit Elor (Walnut Creek, CA/Titan Mercury WC) dec. Haley Ward (MO), two matches to none
Bout One – Elor tech fall Ward, 10-0
Bout Two – Elor tech fall Ward, 10-0


2023 USMC Women’s National Championships
April – Spokane, Washington USA

U20 Division – Placers

U20 – 50kg
1st Place – Audrey Jimenez of AZ
2nd Place – Nyla Valencia of CA
3rd Place – Sage Mortimer of UT
4th Place – Mia Palumbo of IL
5th Place – Clare Booe of FL
6th Place – Ava Bayless of PA
7th Place – Jenavi Alejandro of NV
8th Place – Valarie Solorio of PA

U20 – 53kg
1st Place – Katie Gomez of CA
2nd Place – Alexandra Szkotnicki of MD
3rd Place – Sydney Petzinger of NJ
4th Place – Alexis Montes of TX
5th Place – Avery Ashley of TX
6th Place – Angelina Vargas of MO
7th Place – Salyna Shotwell of WA
8th Place – Juliana Diaz of FL

U20 – 55kg
1st Place – Amani Jones of GA
2nd Place – Virginia Foard of VA
3rd Place – Ella Jauregui of CA
4th Place – Alexandra Waitsman of CA
5th Place – Olivia Moreno of TX
6th Place – Elena Ivaldi of CA
7th Place – Jenna Beddow of WA
8th Place – Carissa Qureshi of CA

U20 – 57kg
1st Place – Cristelle Rodriguez of CA
2nd Place – Shelby Moore of WA
3rd Place – Sofia Macaluso of NY
4th Place – Jennifer Soto of CA
5th Place – Joanna Vanderwood of WA
6th Place – Jaclyn Dehney of NH
7th Place – Sara Sterner of CA
8th Place – Rose Kaplan of IN

U20 – 59kg
1st Place – Alexis Janiak of IL
2nd Place – Sarah Savidge of CO
3rd Place – Skye Realin of HI
4th Place – Emily Frost of NY
5th Place – Lily Sherer of PA
6th Place – Korina Blades of IL
7th Place – Charlotte Kouyoumtjian of MN
8th Place – Emma Grimm of IA

U20 – 62kg
1st Place – Adaugo Nwachukwu of CA
2nd Place – SaVannah Cosme of AZ
3rd Place – Skylar Hattendorf of NH
4th Place – Lilly Luft of IA
5th Place – Haley Vann of OR
6th Place – Netavia Wickson of IL
7th Place – Alondra Morales of WA
8th Place – Allyssa Johnson of ND

U20 – 65kg
1st Place – Maddie Kubicki of MO
2nd Place – Ella Schmit of IA
3rd Place – Reese Larramendy of NV
4th Place – Grace Stem of PA
5th Place – Claire DiCugno of WA
6th Place – Janida Garcia of CO
7th Place – Paige Wehrmeister of MO
8th Place – Makayla Munoz of NM

U20 – 68kg
1st Place – Isabella Mir of NV
2nd Place – London Houston of WA
3rd Place – Nina Makem of MN
4th Place – Katerina Lange of MN
5th Place – Love Daley of MD
6th Place – Liv Wieber of ID
7th Place – Ruby Rios of WA
8th Place – Kaiulani Garcia of CA

U20 – 72kg
1st Place – Amit Elor of CA
2nd Place – Haley Ward of MO
3rd Place – Rose Cassioppi of IL
4th Place – Noelle Gaffney of NJ
5th Place – Alexandra Hofrichter of WI
6th Place – Stella Steigler of VA
7th Place – Katelyn Lewis of WI
8th Place – Trinity Bouchal of AZ

U20 – 76kg
1st Place – Kennedy Blades of IL
2nd Place – Kylie Welker of WI
3rd Place – Brooklyn Hays of UT
4th Place – Sabrina Nauss of MI
5th Place – Lily El-Masri of CA
6th Place – Autumn Perez of OR
7th Place – Naomi Simon of IA
8th Place – Shenita Lawson of TX