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Get to Know the 16U Women’s Freestyle Nationals Finalists

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16U WOMEN’S FREESTYLE FINALIST BIOGRAPHIES

94 pounds

RED: Valarie Solorio, Panama City, Fla.
Current National High School rank: Unranked
2021 Southeast Regional Junior champion… 2021 Southeast Regional 16U champion… Third in 2021 Florida Junior state freestyle championships… Eighth in 2016 USA Wrestling Novice Folkstyle Nationals.. Will be a sophomore at Mosely High School… Fourth in 2021 Florida girls states at 100… Born: September 30, 2005…Age: 15

BLUE: Gabriella Gomez, Carol Stream, Ill.
Current National High School rank: Unranked
Second in 2021 U15 Nationals… Fifth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2019 14U Freestyle Nationals… Seventh in 2019 U15 Nationals… Will be a freshman at Glenbard North High School… Born: February 2, 2006… Age: 15

100 pounds

RED: Mikayla Garcia, Union City, Calif.
Current National High School rank: Unranked
Eighth in 2021 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2021 National Showcase Arizona Qualifier… Second in 2021 National Showcase Utah Qualifier… Fifth in 2021 Northwest Bigfoot Battle High School division… Second in 2019 California Middle School States…. Will be a sophomore at James Logan High School… Born: October 24, 2006… Age: 14

BLUE: Makenzie Smith, Dale, Ind.
Current National High School rank: Unranked
Third in 2021 16U Girls Folkstyle Nationals… 2021 National Showcase Indiana Qualifier champion…. 2021 16U Indiana freestyle champion…. 2021 Indiana Freshman-Sophomore state champion… Second in 2020 Western States Preseason Championships… Second in 2019 14u Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2018 14U Folkstyle Nationals.. Will a sophomore at Heritage Hills High School… Born: November 22, 2005… Age: 15

106 pounds

RED: Kiely Tabaldo, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Current National High School rank: No. 11 at 106
Sixth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2019 U15 Nationals… Second in 2020 Western States Preseason Championships… 2019 Western Regional Folkstyle champion, and third in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2018 Schoolgirl National freestyle champion… Will be a junior at Menlo-Atherton High School… Fifth in 2020 California girls state championships…. Born: May 17, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE: Paige Morales, Clovis, Calif.
Current National High School rank: No. 4 at 106
Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2019 U15 World Championships… 2019 U15 Nationals champion… 2019 Women’s West Coach Tournament of Champions champion…. Will be a junior at Central High School… Third in 2021 California girls state championships… Born: April 5, 2005… Age: 16

112 pounds

RED: Zao Estrada, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 112

2021 16U Girls Folkstyle Nationals champion…. 2021 National High School Showcase champion…. Sixth in 2020 Super 32… 2020 Western States champion in all three styles… Second in 2019 14U Nationals…. Third in 2019 15U Nationals…. 2019 Western Regional Middle School champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at Hilton Head Island High School… 2021 South Carolina girls state champion…. Third in 2021 South Carolina state championships competing against boys… Born: November 25, 2005… Age: 15

BLUE: Cecilia Williams, Lansing, Mich.
Current National High School rank: No. 17 at 112

2021 Southeast Regional 16U champion in all three styles… 2021 Beach Nationals 16U champion against girls, and third against boys…. Second in 2020 Super 32… 2019 Central Regional 14U champion…. 2019 14U Girls Folkstyle national champion… Will be a freshman at Mason High School… Born: December 2, 2006… Age 14

117 pounds

RED: Cadence Diduch, Freeport, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 9 at 112

Fourth in 2021 High School National Showcase…. 2021 National Showcase Wisconsin Qualifier champion… 2020 National Club Duals Open champion… Will be a sophomore at Freeport High School… 2021 Illinois girls state champion…. Born: April 17. 2006… Age: 15

BLUE: Valerie Hamilton, Gridley, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 14 at 117

Sixth in 2021 16U Girls Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2021 National High School Showcase… 2021 National Showcase Indiana Qualifier champion… 2019 14U Nationals champion… 2019 15U Nationals champion…. Third in 2019 15U Girls Folkstyle National…. Will be a sophomore at El Paso-Gridley High School… Born: July 20, 2005… Age: 15

122 pounds

RED: Shelby Moore, Buckley, Wash.
Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 122
Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 Girls Junior National Folkstyle champion…. 2021 Girls 16U Nationals Folkstyle champion… 2021 National High School Showcase champion… 2021 National Showcase Utah Qualifier champion… 2020 USA Wrestling Preseason Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2019 14U Nationals… 2019 Western Regional Middle School champion in freestyle and Folkstyle and second in Greco-Roman… 2019 Western Regionals Freestyle and Folkstyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at White River High School… 2021 Washington Super State champion… Third in 2020 Washington girls state championships… Born: June 17, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE: Julianna Morris, Middlebury, Conn.
Current National High School rank: No. 11 at 127

Unbeaten at 2021 Ultimate Duals… Unbeaten in 2021 Altered Beast… Second in 2021 Arizona Rumble… Will be a junior at Pomperaug High School… Third in 2020 Connecticut girls state championships… Born: July 14, 2005… Age: 16

127 pounds

RED: Taydem Khamjoi, Stockton, Calif.
Current National High School rank: No. 6 at 132

Sixth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 Girls 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2021 Girls Junior Folkstyle Nationals…. Seventh in 2021 National High School Showcase…. 2021 National Showcase Arizona Qualifier champion… Fifth in 2020 Preseason High School Nationals… Second in 2020 Northwest Bigfoot Battle… Will be a junior at Cesar Chavez High School… Born: September 17, 2005… Age: 15

BLUE: Skylar Little Soldier, Welch, Minn.
Current National High School rank: No. 17 at 132

Third in 2021 U15 Nationals… Seventh in 2019 14U Folkstyle Nationals… 2018 Northern Plains Kids champion… 2018 Girls Novice Folkstyle national champion… Will be a sophomore at Hastings High School… 2020 Minnesota girls state champion… Born: April 24, 2006… Age: 15

132 pounds

RED: Sydney Perry, Batavia, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 12 at 132

Fifth in 2021 U15 Nationals… 2021 Northern Plains Junior champion…. 2021 Girls 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Will be a sophomore at Batavia High School… 2021 Illinois girls high school state champion… Born: February 6, 2006… Age: 15

BLUE: Cassia Zammit, Miamisburg, Ohio
Current National High School rank: Unranked

Third in 2021 Girls 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Fifth in 2019 Girls 14U Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Miamisburg High School… 2021 Ohio girls high school state champion…. Second in 2020 Ohio girls state championships… Born: May 22, 2005… Age: 16

138 pounds

RED: Lydia Roope, Bay City, Mich.
Current National High School rank: No. 21 at 138

12-1 at 2021 AAU National Duals… Second in 2017 Kids Div. II Girls Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2016 Novice Girls Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Great Lakes Bay Early College… Second in 2020 Michigan girls state championships… Born: April 12, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE: Alessandra Elliott, Staten Island, N.Y.
Current National High School rank: Unranked

Second in 2021 New York 16U Freestyle States… Third in 2019 U15 Nationals… Second in 2019 Girls 14U Folkstyle Nationals… 2019 New York 14U Freestyle state champion…. 2019 Shogun Freestyle Girls champion… Will be a junior at Tottenville High School… Born: May 3, 2005… Age: 16

144 pounds

RED: Nebi Tsarni, Montgomery Village, Md.
Current National High School rank: Unranked

Fourth in 20211 U15 Nationals… 2020 Maryland 15U Girls state champion…. Will be a sophomore at Watkins Mill High School…. Born: June 8, 2006… Age: 15

BLUE: Amarisa Manuel, Washington, Mich.
Current National High School rank: No. 14 at 144
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2021 Girls 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion…. 2019 14U Freestyle Nationals champion… Fourth in 2018 Schoolgirl Nationals… Will be a sophomore at Romeo High School… 2021 Michigan girls high school state champion…Born: November 15, 2005… Age: 15

152 pounds

RED: Jasmine Robinson, Allen, Texas
Current National High School rank: No. 5 at 152
6-0 at 2021 Junior National Duals… Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2020 Stockyard Stampede high school champion…. Second in 2019 14U Freestyle Nationals… Will be a sophomore at Allen High School… 2021 Texas 6A girls state high school champion…. Born: May 11, 2006… Age: 15

BLUE: Genesis Gilmore, Clarksville, Tenn.
Current National High School rank: Unranked

Second in 2021 Tennessee 16U Girls state championships in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Will be a junior at Montgomery Central High School… Third in 2021 Tennessee girls high school state championships… Second in 2020 Tennessee girls high school state championships… Born: July 7, 2005… Age: 16

164 pounds

RED: Ella Pagel, Nerstrand, Minn.
Current National High School rank: No. 4 at 164

Eighth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 8-0 at 2021 Junior National Duals… 2021 Girls 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion…. Third in 2020 Super 32…. 2020 USA Wrestling Preseason High School Nationals champion… 2019 Northern Plains Girls Regionals champion… Third in 2019 14U Nationals…. Second in 2019 U15 Nationals… Will be a freshman at Northfield High School… Second in 2021 Minnesota girls state high school championships…. 2020 Minnesota girls state high school champion… Born: October 24, 2006… Age: 14

BLUE: Ali Haiser, Lebanon, Mo.
Current National High School rank: unranked

Third in 2001 Missouri Girls High School Freestyle States… 2021 Missouri USA Girls state high school folkstyle champion… Second in 2020 WOW Kickoff Championships…. Will be a junior at Lebanon High School…Third in 2021 Missouri girls state high school championships… Born: April 13, 2005… Age: 16

180 pounds

RED: Sabrina Nauss, Brighton, Mich,
Current National High School rank: No. 3 at 164

Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 USA Wrestling Girls Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2021 USA Wrestling Girls 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion…. 2020 USA Wrestling Preseason high school national champion….2020 National Club Duals Open champion… 2019 14U Girls Folkstyle Nationals champion…. Will be a sophomore at Brighton High School… 2021 Michigan girls high school state champion…. Born: January 2, 2006… Age: 15

BLUE: Kiara Ganey, Belleville, Ill.
Current National High School rank: No. 12 at 180

Third in 2021 Girls 16U Folkstyle Nationals… 2021 National High School Showcase champion… 2021 National Showcase Indiana Qualifier champion… Fourth in 2019 14U Nationals… Sixth in 2019 14U Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2018 Preseason Nationals… Will be a junior at Belleville East High School… 2021 Illinois girls state high school champion… Born: January 7, 2005… Age: 16

200 pounds

RED: Catherine Dutton, Springfield, Mo.
Current National High School rank: No. 6 at 200

6-1 at 2021 Junior Nationals Duals… 2019 Southern Plains 16U Regionals in Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at Central High School… 2021 Missouri girls state high school champion… Born: May 25, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE: Mariyah Brumley, Lebanon, Mo.
Current National High School rank: Unranked

Will be a sophomore at Lebanon High School… Fifth in 2021 Missouri girls state high school championships… 2021 MSHSAA Section 3 champion… 2021 Lady Vikings Holiday Tournament champion… Born: April 3, 2006… Age: 15

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