Hawkeye Wrestling Club members Forrest Molinari and Alli Ragan will compete in the Hollywood Wrestles Bollywood dual meet on March 31 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Team USA with many of our #1 wrestlers will face India. The dual meet will begin at 1 PM CST.
The dual meet is part of the Beat the Streets 5th Annual Benefit and International competition. This is a yearly fundraiser for the LA-based Beat the Streets program.
Molinari will face Navjot Kaur at 65 kg. Molinari made her first Senior World Team last year and placed 5th at the 2018 World Freestyle Championships. She also competed in the 2018 U23 World Freestyle Championships. Molinari is currently ranked #2 in the World at 65 kg.
Ragan has made an impressive six straight World Teams. After winning a Silver at the 2016 and 2017 World Freestyle Championships, Ragan qualified for the 2018 World Freestyle Championships but was unable to compete due to an injury. This will be Ragan’s first competition since making the 2018 World Team last summer. Ragan will face Sarita of India at 59 kg.
Hollywood Wrestles Bollywood matchups:
50 kg: Whitney Conder (USA) vs. Sheetal Tomar (IND)
53 kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (USA) vs. Vinesh (IND)
55 kg: Jacarra Winchester (USA) vs. Pinki (IND)
57 kg: Jenna Burkert (USA) vs. Pooja Dhanda (IND)
59 kg: Alli Ragan (USA) vs. Sarita (IND)
62 kg: Mallor Velte (USA) vs. Sakshi Malik (IND)
65 kg: Forrest Molinari (USA) vs. Navjot Kaur (IND)
68 kg: Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA) vs. Divya Kakran (IND)
72 kg: Rachel Watters (USA) vs. Kiran (IND)
76 kg: Adeline Gray (USA) vs. Sudesh (IND)
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