The Americans are on the lookout for medals in the Eternal City. Erica Pastoriza is in the gold medal match at 43 kilos, and Shelby Moore, Sydney Perry and Kaiulani Garcia are eyeing bronze at 57, 65 and 73 kilos.
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2022 U17 World Championships
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For a recap of yesterday’s results, see these links: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4
46kg Semifinals – Gabriella Gomez (USA) vs. Kornelia Laszlo (HUN)
This will be the second match on Mat A once the session begins at 11:00 a.m. (ET). Gomez dominated his 2 games winning by pinfall in his opener and securing a 12-2 technical superiority win in his second game. Laszlo had a very different tournament with 2 narrow wins – 4-1 in his first game and 2-0 in his second.
61kg Semifinals – Valerie Hamilton (USA) vs. Sevinch Sultonova (UZB)
43 kg Bronze medal matches
43 kg Gold Medal Match
Erica Pastoriza (USA) vs. Ritika (IND)
Pastoriza and her Indian opponent dominated their way to the final. This is Erica’s second consecutive trip to the U17 final as she looks to come back after winning gold in 2021.
49 kg Medal Matches
Unfortunately, rising American star Audrey Jimenez lost her first match of the tournament to Italy, who were then knocked down in the semi-finals by Japan, ending Jimenez’s tournament early. However, Audrey was also part of the U20 World Team, so she will be looking to redeem herself in a few weeks at the U20 World Championships in Bulgaria.
Bronze Medal Match 57 kg
Shelby Moore (USA) vs Ulmeken Esenbaeva (UZB)
Moore dropped a tough fight in the quarterfinals against one of Japan’s much-vaunted female wrestlers, but battled to win a bronze medal match with an impressive technical drop in the repechage.
57 kg Medal Matches
Bronze Medal Match 65 kg
Sydney Perry (USA) vs Zharkynai Nurlan Kyzy (KGZ)
Perry was commissioned after World Team Trials winner Lizzie Shunn suffered an injury in training camp, which forced Perry to fly to Rome just after winning a junior national title in Fargo, in North Dakota.
65 kg Medal Matches
73kg Bronze Medal Match
Kaiulani Garcia (USA) vs Alina Yertostik (KAZ)
Like Perry, Garcia was also called up when the U17 Trials champion at her weight suffered an untimely injury, so Garcia wrestles for Team USA, and Amarisa Manuel, who was a member of the World Team, had to withdraw.
73 kg Medal Matches