Hawkeye Wrestling Club members Alli Ragan, Forrest Molinari, and Kayla Miracle are set to begin their quest to be a World champion. Ragan (59kg), Molinari (65kg) and Miracle (62kg) will represent Team USA at the Senior World Freestyle Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Ragan and Molinari will have Qualification Rounds and Semifinals on Wednesday and the Finals on Thursday. Miracle will have Qualification Rounds and Semifinals on Thursday and the Finals on Friday.
Ragan will face Anzehlina Lysak of Ukraine in the first round and Molinari will face Thi Vinh Nguyen of Vietnam in the first round.
Former Iowa NCAA National champion Terry Steiner is the Head Coach for the USA Women’s Freestyle Team. HWC coach Mark Perry will be in Kazakhstan to coach the HWC wrestlers.
TrackWrestling.com will have live coverage for all of the competition at the Senior World Championships. NBCSN will also have coverage of the World Championships and the schedule can be found at olympics.nbcsports.com.
I will keep you up to date with results.
Senior World Freestyle Championships
Round 1: 59 kg/130 lbs. – Alli Ragan, Iowa City, Iowa (USA-Hawkeye WC)
Vs. Anzehlina Lysak (Ukraine), 2019 European Championships 5th, 2016 Junior World championships 2nd, 2015 Cadet World champion, 2014 Cadet World bronze
Round 1: 65 kg/143 lbs. – Forrest Molinari, Iowa City, Iowa (USA-Hawkeye WC)
Vs. Thi Vinh Nguyen (Vietnam), 2019 Asian Championships 7th, 2018 World Championships 21st, 2010 Asian Games 10th
Kayla Miracle (USA) – 62kg/136 lbs.
Wednesday, September 18
Qualification Rounds for Women’s 57,59,65, and 72kg – 4 AM CST
Semifinals for 57,59,65, and 72kg – 10 AM
Thursday, September 19
Qualification Rounds for 62 and 68kg – 4 AM CST
Semifinals for 62 and 68kg and Finals for 57,59,65, and 72kg – 10 AM
Friday, September 20
Finals for 62 and 68kg – 10 AM
*****All times listed are CST
Best of luck to the HWC Wrestlers and all of Team USA at the World Championships.
It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.