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Meet Your Fargo Junior Women’s Freestyle Finalists

Junior Nationals finalist Alexis Janiak of Illinois. Photo by Jim Thrall.

Official release courtesy of Gary Abbott/USA Wrestling. 

2021 JUNIOR WOMEN’S FREESTYLE FINALIST BIOGRAPHIES

100 pounds

RED: Brianna Gonzalez, Baldwin Park, Calif.

Current National Ranking: No. 3 at 100
Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 National High School Showcase champion… Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 National Showcase Arizona Qualifier champion… 5-0 at 2020 Sunshine Duals…Will be a senior at Arroyo High School… Second in 2020 California girls states at 101 pounds… Born September 9, 2004… Age: 16

BLUE: Emilie Gonzalez, Baldwin Park, Calif.
Current National Ranking: No. 11 at 100

Second in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2021 National High School Showcase… Second in 2021 National Showcase Arizona Qualifier… Will be a senior at Arroyo High School… Born September 9, 2004… Age: 16

106 pounds

RED: Kiely Tabaldo, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Current National Ranking: No. 11 at 106

Sixth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 4-0 at 2021 Junior National Duals… Second in 2020 Western States Preseason Tournament…. 2020 California 16U state champion in folkstyle and freestyle… Fourth in 2019 U15 Nationals… 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 Ranking: No. 4 at 106

Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2019 U15 World Championships… 2019 U15 Nationals champion… Will be a junior at Central High School… Third in 2020 California girls state championships… Born April 5, 2005… Age: 16

112 pounds

RED: Samara Chavez, Arlington, Texas
Current National Ranking: No. 1 at 112

Second in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2020 U23 Nationals… Fifth in 2020 UWW Junior Nationals… 2020 Preseason Nationals champion…. 2019 Preseason Nationals champion… Eighth in 2018 Junior Nationals… Second in 2018 U16 Nationals… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2018 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2018 16U Folkstyle Nationals… 2017 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Second in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2017 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Graduated from Arlington Martin High School… 2020 Texas 6A state champion at 110 pounds… Second in 2018 6A state championships… Will attend King University… Born: October 20, 2002… Age: 18

BLUE: Sage Mortimer, Mapleton, Utah
Current National Ranking: No. 1 at 117

2021 Western States champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… Competed in 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… 2021 Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier champion… 2020 Western States Triple Crown winner… 2019 Cadet World Team member… 2019 Junior Nationals champion… 2019 16U Nationals champion… Seventh in 2019 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman against boys… 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2018 Junior Nationals… 2018 16U Nationals champion… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2017 Pan American Schoolgirl champion… Graduated from American Leadership Academy… 2021 Utah state champion at 115… Was first girl to win a 3A divisional title competing against boys… Will attend King University… Born: January 7, 2003… Age: 18

117 pounds

RED: Ngao Shoua Whitethorn, Eyota, Minn.
Current National Ranking: No. 5 at 122

Fourth in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… 2020 High School Holiday champion… Sixth in 2020 U23 Nationaals… Sixth in 2020 UWW Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2020 Senior Nationals… Sixth in 2018 16U Nationals… Graduated from Dover-Eyota High School…Two-time Minnesota girls state champion… 2021 Minnesota girls state champion at 119 pounds… 2020 Minnesota girls state champion at 126 pounds…. Born July 10, 2002… Age: 19

BLUE: Jaclyn Dehney, Pelham, N.H. (competing for Massachusetts)
Current National Ranking: No. 3 at 117

Second in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2020 Super 32 champion… Second in 2019 Super 32… Fifth in 2019 16U Nationals… Fifth in 2019 U15 Nationals… Sixth in 2019 U16 Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Central Catholic High School… 2021 New York Journeymen state champion at 117 pounds… Born: December 2, 2004… Age: 16

122 pounds

RED: Shelby Moore, Buckley, Wash.
Current National High School rank: No. 2 at 122

2021 U16 Nationals champion… 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: Jennifer Soto, Red Bluff, Calif.
Current National Ranking: No. 5 at 127

Second in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2019 Junior Nationals… 2019 16U Nationals champion… Second in 2019 U15 World Championships…. 2019 U15 Nationals champion… Fourth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals…2018 U15 Pan American champion… Will be a senior at Orland High School… 2020 California girls state champion at 121 pounds… 2019 California girls state champion at 111 pounds… Born: June 7, 2004… Age: 17

127 pounds

RED: Alexis Janiak, Plainfield, Ill.
Current National Ranking: No. 3 at 127

Second in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 National High School Showcase champion… 8-0 in 2021 Junior National Duals… Third in 2020 Super 32…. 2019 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Fourth in 2019 Super 32… Sixth in 2019 Junior Nationals… Second in 2019 16U Nationals… Third in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2018 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals… Will be a senior at Plainfield South High School… 2019 Illinois girls state champion at 106 pounds… Born: July 1, 2004… Age: 17

BLUE: Sofia Macaluso, Otisville, N.Y.
Current National Ranking: No. 6 at 127

Fifth in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… 2020 Eastern States champion… 2019 16U Nationals champion… Fifth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2019 U16 Folkstyle Nationals champion… Seventh in 2018 Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2017 Super 32… Seventh in 2016 Schoolgirl Nationals… Will be a senior at Minisink Valley High School… 2019 New York girls state champion… Born December 3, 2003… Age: 17

132 pounds

RED: London Houston, Federal Way, Wash.
Current National Ranking: No. 1 at 132

Second in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… 2021 National High School Showcase champion… Third in 2019 16U Nationals… Seventh in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2019 Western Junior Regionals… Second in 2019 NHSCA Nationals… Sixth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2018 Western Regionals… 2018 Northwest Regional champion… Graduated from Federal Way High School… Two-time Washington girls state champion… 2020 Washington girls state champion at 130 pounds… 2019 Washington girls state champion at 125 pounds… Will attend King University… Born: August 8, 2003… Age: 17

BLUE: Hanna Errthum, Mt. Horeb, Wis.
Current National Ranking: No. 3 at 132

Fourth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fifth in 2021 National High School Showcase… 2021 National Showcase Wisconsin Qualifier champion… Second in 2020 High School Holiday Classic… Fifth in 2020 Preseason Nationals… Third in 2019 Preseason Nationals… Will be a junior at Mt. Horeb High School… Two-time Wisconsin girls state champion… 2021 Wisconsin girls state champion ar 126 pounds… 2020 Wisconsin girls state champion at 132 pounds… 2019 Badger State champion… Born: April 21, 2005… Age: 16

138 pounds

RED: Savannah Gomez, Upland, Calif.
Current National Ranking: No. 6 at 138

Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 National High School Showcase champion… Second in 2021 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2021 National Showcase Arizona Qualifier champion… Second in 2019 U16 Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Brawley Union High School… Second in 2020 California girls states at 137 pounds… Born: November 30, 2004… Age: 16

BLUE: Sara Sulejmani, Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Current National Ranking: No. 11 at 138

Second in 2019 Preseason Nationals… Fourth in 2019 Super 32… Third in 2019 Junior Nationals… Second in 2019 16U Nationals… Fourth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2018 Super 32… Second in 2018 16U Nationals… Graduated from Stevenson High School… Two-time Illinois girls state champion… 2021 Illinois girls state champion at 138 pounds… 2019 Illinois girls state champion at 145 pounds… Will attend North Central College… Born: June 20, 2003… Age: 18

144 pounds

RED: Destiny Rodriguez, West Linn, Ore.
Current National Ranking: No. 3 at 144

Third in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 Western States Preseason Tournament champion… Second in 2020 Western States in all three styles….2019 U16 Nationals champion… 2019 U15 World Champion… Fourth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2019 U15 Nationals champion… 2018 U15 Pan American champion… Will be a junior at West Linn High School… Two-time Oregon girls state champion…2021 Oregon girls state champion at 155 pounds… 2020 Oregon state girls champion at 145 pounds… Born October 8, 2004… Age: 16

BLUE: Reese Larramendy, Reno, Nev.
Current National Ranking: No. 7 at 144

Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fifth in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2021 National High School Showcase…. 2021 National Showcase Pennsylvania Qualifier champion… 5-0 in 2020 Sunshine Duals… 2019 Super 32 champion… Second in 2019 Vorobyeva International (Russia)… 2019 16U Nationals champion… Second in 2019 U15 World Championships… 2019 U15 Nationals champion… Fifth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2019 Tallinn Cadet Championships (Estonia)… Fifth in 2019 SEM Lady Open… Fourth in 2018 Super 32… Will be a senior at Wyoming Seminary… Second in 2020 Prep School Nationals… Born: June 7, 2004… Age: 17

152 pounds

RED: Rose Cassioppi, Hononegah, Ill.
Current National Ranking: No. 5 at 164 pounds

Second in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2021 National High School Showcase champion… 2021 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2021 National Showcase Wisconsin Qualifier champion… 2020 Preseason Nationals champion… Seventh in 2019 16U Nationals… Will be a junior at Hononegah High School… Born: November 2, 2004… Age: 16

BLUE: 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 16U Freestyle Nationals… Will be a sophomore at Allen High School… 2021 Texas 6A girls state high school champion…. Born: May 11, 2006… Age: 15

164 pounds

RED: Kylie Welker, Waterford, Wis.
Current National Ranking: No, 1 at 164 pounds

Second in 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Second in 2021 Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier at 68 kg… 2021 UWW Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2020 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2019 Cadet Worlds… 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Third in 2019 Klippan Lady Open (Sweden)… 2019 Vorobyeva International champion (Russia)… Third in 2016 U15 Pan American Championships… Spent a year as an Elite Accelerator Program (EAP) resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center… Attends Burlington High School… Two-time Wisconsin girls state champion… 2019 Wisconsin girls state champion at 132 pounds… 2018 Wisconsin girls state champion at 113 pounds… Born: December 17, 2003… Age: 17

BLUE: Ashley Reed, Southington, Conn.
Current National Ranking: No. 8 at 164

Second in 2021 NHSCA Nationals… Fourth in 2019 Gotham City Open…. 2019 Gotham City Open champion… Third in 2019 NHSCA Nationals… Graduated from Southington High School… 2020 Connecticut girls state champion at 164 pounds… Born: September 18, 2003… Age: 17

180 pounds

RED: Brittyn Corbishley, The Woodlands, Texas
Current National Ranking: No. 2 at 180

Third in 2021 UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2020 Preseason Nationals… 2020 Super 32 champion… 8-0 in 2020 Sunshine Duals… 2019 Preseason Nationals champion… Seventh in 2019 Junior Nationals… Second in 2019 16U Nationals… Third in 2018 16U Nationals… Graduated from College Park High School… Two-time Texas 6A girls state champion… 2021 Texas 6A girls state champion at 185 pounds… 2020 Texas 6A girls state champion at 185 pounds… Fourth in 2019 Texas 6A state championships… Sixth in 2018 Texas 6A state champonships…. Will attend Texas Wesleyan… Born: April 8, 2003… Age: 18

BLUE: Taryn Martin, Grove City, Ohio
Current National Ranking: No. 10 at 164

Fifth in 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals… Sixth in 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2018 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2017 Super 32… Second in 2017 16U Nationals… Second in 2017 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Graduated from Oletangy Orange High School… 2021 Ohio girls state champion at 170 pounds… Will attend Tiffin University… Born: October 9, 2002… Age: 18

200 pounds

RED: Riley Dempewolf, Lafayette, Ind.
Current National Ranking: No. 3 at 200

2021 National High School Showcase champion… 7-0 at 2021 Junior National Duals… Third in 2019 Super 32… Sixth in 2019 U16 Nationals… Fourth in 2019 U16 Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a senior at McCutcheon High School… Three-time Indiana girls state champion… 2021 Indiana girls state champion at 195 pounds… 2020 Indiana girls state champion at 195 pounds… 2019 Indiana girls state champion at 195 pounds… Born Febuary 25, 2004… Age: 17

BLUE: Sam Calkins, Brentwood, Calif.
Current National Ranking: No. 4 at 200

Second in 2021 National High School Showcase… 2021 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2021 National Showcase Utah Qualifier champion… Third in 2019 16U Nationals… Will be a senior at Liberty High School… Seventh in 2020 California girls state championships at 170 pounds… Born: July 17, 2004… Age: 17

225 pounds

RED: Eliana Bommarito, Brighton, Mich.
Current National Ranking: No. 1 at 225

2021 National High School Showcase champion… 20201 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2020 Preseason Nationals… Third in 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2019 U16 Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a senior at Hartland High School… Three-time Michigan girls state champion… 2021 Michigan girls state champion at 270 pounds…2020 Michigan state champion at 270 pounds… 2019 Michigan girls state champion at 235 pounds… Born: May 3, 2004… Age: 17

BLUE: Lexie Cole, Holt, Mo.
Current National Ranking: No. 12 at 225

Seventh in 2019 Junior Nationals… Graduated from Kearney High School… Three-time Missouri girls state champion… 2021 Missouri girls state champion at 235 pounds… 2020 Missouri girls state champion at 235 pounds… 2019 Missouri girls state champion at 235 pounds… Will attend William Jewell College…Born: October 27, 2002… Age: 18

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