The Complete 2020 Super 32 Women's Preview
The Complete 2020 Super 32 Women's Preview
What to watch for in the women's weight classes at the 2020 Super 32 Challenge from Myrtle Beach, SC.
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The toughest high school preseason tournament of the year is a title that applies to both Super 32's men and women's divisions. This year we are expecting 73 nationally ranked young women to make their way to Myrtle Beach for this year's star-studded event.
Below is our weight-by-weight preview.
Reigning Super 32 champ Alex Szkotnicki will be the presumed number one seed and the favorite to take home her second belt. The Maryland native is currently ranked #4 at 100 pounds also repped the Red, White, and Blue at the last UWW Cadet World Championships. Just a sophomore, Szkotnicki has a bright future ahead of her on the domestic and international scene.
Watch Szkotnicki clinch her spot on the cadet world team at 43kg over Lizette Rodriguez.
Alex's toughest competition will likely come from Virginia Foard, who is ranked #7 up at 106, though reached the finals of the Cadet World Team Trials at 40kg, where she lost to Sterling Dias, who is registered up at 103-pounds. Foard is the only other entrant registered at 97-pounds who is ranked in the top 25.
The aforementioned Fargo champ and cadet world teamer Sterling Dias headlines this stacked bracket. The Nevadan will have company though, as there are six top-25 high schoolers registered to compete.
All are ranked at 100-pounds, except Buchanan, who is ranked at 106. Fitch placed third at Fargo at 94-pounds in the 16U division, while Buchanan placed sixth at 106-pounds at the same tournament.
Meanwhile, Jasintai Mallqui was the 2019 U15 world team member at 39kg (about 86 pounds). She later that year placed third in 2019's Super 32 at 97-pounds.
Perhaps the gnarliest division of the women's weight classes. Let's first check out all the ranked entries.
Top 10 wrestlers from 100, 108, and 112 will all converge at 108-pounds in Myrtle beach.
The trio of Faith Cole, Nyla Valencia, and Olivia Shore offer the most intriguing matchups. Valencia is a California state champ and runner-up at the Cadet World Team Trials. She's also the defending Super 32 champ at this weight class.
Watch Valencia's belt winning performance from 2019 below.
Olivia Shore has been battling injuries and missed last year's event, but in 2017 she was the 103-pound champ and in 2018 she finished runner-up at 108. Shore is also a two-time cadet world team member, at 46kg in both 2017 and 2018. If Shore is healthy and back to her old self she could very well be ready to put the entire division back on notice.
And that's not even mentioning Faith Cole yet. She was runner-up at the U15 World Team Trials and placed fourth at the Cadet (17 and under) trials. She'll have her #3 ranking on the line when she takes on this stacked field.
Additionally, Oliva Messerly, who just barely lost to Chloe Ayres in the 103 finals last season (see below), will also be in the mix. She was also a 2019 U15 world teamer, adding yet another impressive accolade to this brackets large collection of medals.
A dozen ranked wrestlers are registered for this weight class. Quite a staggering number.
Chloe Ayres won the 103-pound division at Super 32 last season, beating Addison Messerly thanks to a last-second takedown (which you can watch below).
Olivia Messerly is registered at 108, but perhaps her sister, Addison, will be able to exact revenge on her behalf.
Also a Super 32 runner-up is Jaclyn Dehney, who placed at Fargo and Women's Nationals in 2019. Shea Reisel placed at the Cadet World Team Trials. Long, Holmes and Hart round out all the top 10-ranked wrestlers we should see in this bracket over the weekend.
Montana Delawder of Pennsylvania is a Fargo champ and placed third last season at 2019's Super 32. But she's got another Fargo champ in the bracket to contend with, Cadet champ Amani Jones. But before both contenders won their Fargo championships, we got a preview of a potential 123-pound Super 32 final at UWW Cadet World Team Trials.
Jones got the fall while up 8-3 (which you can watch below), setting her and Delawder up for a grudge match in Myrtle Beach.
There are six other nationally ranked wrestlers registered to compete.
Katie Gomez is a U15 World Team Trials runner-up and will look to establish herself against the older, more experienced competitors in the field. Gomez was also runner-up at Fargo in the 117-pound cadet bracket. In both instances, she was defeated by her nemesis, Jennifer Soto.
Additionally, Gomez has a win over Carolina Moreno at Fargo, but don't sleep on Moreno making noise in this bracket. She was one match away from placing in the top eight of the 57kg bracket in the 2019 Cadet World Team Trials.
Another monster bracket attracted the talents of no less than six wrestlers ranked in the top 10 nationally.
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Texan Devin Patton is the highest-ranked of the 130-pound entrants. She placed eighth at 2019's 57kg UWW Cadet World Team Trials. Alexis Janiak of Illinois placed third at the 49kg Cadet trials and withdrew from the U15 tournament after losing to eventual champ Olivia Messerly in the quarterfinals at 50kg.
Patton and Janiak also placed at the 16U Fargo tournament last summer. Patton finished sixth at 127-pounds and Janiak was runner-up at 106-pounds to Faith Cole. Patton wasn't at Super 32 last year but Janiak was in the 115-pound bracket and ended her tournament on the fourth-place step of the podium.
Keep an eye out for Lauren Walton, who placed fifth at Super 32 at 123-pounds and Nonnie Justice, who won a 16U Fargo title over Maddie Kubicki at 132-pounds, a match you can watch below.
Chloe Ogden took third last year at this weight and is back to win the whole dang thing this time. The aforementioned Fargo runner-up, Maddie Kubicki, is going to do her part to ruin her quest. Five other ranked wrestlers will be in the bracket looking to do the same.
Completing the trifecta of top five contenders is Haley Ward, who finished as runner-up at the 15U World Team Trials at 62kg and as runner-up to Korina Blades at Fargo in the 127-pound 16U division.
Cheyenne Bowman is one of eight returning Super 32 belt-holders, and one of just six champs from 2019. The Californian favorite will have four other ranked wrestlers (all in the top 10), joining her in the bracket.
Bowman also came agonizingly close to making both the UWW Cadet and Junior World Teams last spring. She placed third at 61kg in Cadets and second at 62kg in the Junior division.
As mentioned, Bowman will be the favorite, but she'll have her hands full. Sydney Manos placed fourth at Fargo, Alexandra Nelson placed third at last year's Super 32, Dakota Dinielli placed fourth at the U15 World Team Trials, and Seda Tsarni placed seventh at the Cadet World Team Trials. That makes for an extensively experienced and credentialed minefield through which Bowman must maneuver.
Tiffani Baublitz enters the Super 32 fray at 160-pounds with the most accolades, having finished as runner-up in the 2019 UWW Cadet World Teams Trials and placed fourth in the Junior World Team Trials. She'll be joined in her bracket by four other nationally ranked competitors, however, none are ranked in the top 10 as Baublitz is.
Dasia Yearby is another one of the returning champs that we'll see in Myrtle Beach. The South Carolinian placed fifth in 2018 and will have another year after this one to add to her Super 32 trophy collection.
Yearby also finished runner-up at 16U at Fargo to Kennedy Blades. She'll be challenged by four other nationally ranked wrestlers looking to add hardware to their expanding trophy cases.
This weight features four wrestlers all in the top 10, including two Texans who are both ranked number two.
Three different weight classes in the national rankings are all converging at 195-pounds in Myrtle Beach, as Brittyn Corbishley is ranked #2 at 180-pounds, Hannah Francis is ranked second at 225-pounds, and Millie Peach is ranked third at 200-pounds. Andrea Smith, sixth at 200-pounds, rounds out our quartet of top 10 wrestlers in our final weight class of the women's tournament.
So far we've only covered nationally ranked competitors in this preview, but you should absolutely expect some surprises in Myrtle Beach, especially as everyone is knocking off their pandemic-induced mat-rust. Tomorrow's stars are just getting their engines revved up today. Prepare to witness a constellation of bright young talents make names for themselves in at this year's Super 32.
- 50 kg Rr Rnd 3 - Nyla Valencia, California vs Alisa Safforld, Buctown Wrestling Club
May 13, 2022
- 50 kg Rr Rnd 2 - Nyla Valencia, California vs Alexandra Szkotnicki, HeadHunters Wrestling Club
May 13, 2022
- 50 kg Rr Rnd 1 - Nyla Valencia, California vs Olivia Chandler, Virginia
May 13, 2022
- Women's Weekly: Nationals And Pan-Ams
May 12, 2022
- Women's Nationals | The Bader Show (Ep. 304)
May 10, 2022
- 50kg Semifinals Nyla Valencia CA (Bulldog Wrestling Club) vs Emily Shilson MN (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (TMWC))
May 8, 2022
- 50 kg Rr Rnd 2 - Nina Pham, Texas Wrestling Club vs Nyla Valencia, Bulldog Wrestling Club
May 8, 2022
- 50 kg Rr Rnd 1 - Nina Pham, Texas Wrestling Club vs Nyla Valencia, Bulldog Wrestling Club
May 8, 2022
- 50 kg Quarterfinal - Dianna Holmes, Georgia vs Nyla Valencia, Bulldog Wrestling Club
May 7, 2022