2021 Women's Captains' Cup

USA Wrestling Releases Draft Eligible 50 kg Women For Captains' Cup

USA Wrestling Releases Draft Eligible 50 kg Women For Captains' Cup

The Captains' Cup is right around the corner, and USA Wrestling has just released the stacked list of draft-eligible women at 50 kg.

Jan 17, 2021 by David Bray

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The Captains' Cup, an event featuring many of the best women in the United States, is right around the corner. Teams for the event will be decided by a draft, and USA Wrestling has just released the athletes who are eligible to be drafted at 50 kg.

Watch the Captains' Cup LIVE on FloWrestling

Friday-Saturday, February 13-14, 2021

Original Release by Taylor Miller of USA Wrestling

Next week, six team captains will draft their teams for the Captains’ Cup presented by Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, a dual event that will showcase the top women’s freestyle athletes in the United States competing for $50,000. The draft is set for January 23 live on FloWrestling.org.

The plan is to have the women who qualified the USA for the Olympic Games serve as the captains: Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg), Jacarra Winchester (53 kg), Helen Maroulis (57 kg), Kayla Miracle (62 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg) and Adeline Gray (75 kg), pending confirmation of their participation.

The competition will take place February 13-14, broadcasted by FloWrestling.

As the draft date approaches, USA Wrestling will periodically release draft eligible athletes by weight.

Today, we take a look at draft eligible athletes at 50 kg/110 lbs.

Ava Bayless

  • Student at Wyoming Seminary Prep School
  • Third at 2020 U23 Nationals
  • Third at 2019 Cadet Women’s Nationals
  • Second at 2018 Fargo Nationals
  • Second at 2018 Cadet Women’s Nationals

Whitney Conder

  • Five-time U.S. Senior World Team member (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
  • Silver at 2019 World Military Games
  • Two-time Pan American Games champion (2015, 2019)
  • Six-time U.S. Open champion (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2007 Junior World champion

Amy Fearnside

  • Two-time National Team member
  • Bronze at 2020 Henri Deglane Grand Prix
  • Second at 2020 Senior Nationals
  • Third at 2019 Senior Nationals
  • 2017 U23 World Team member
  • 2014 Junior World Team member

Erin Golston

  • Two-time National Team member
  • Silver at 2019 Pan American Championships
  • Second at 2019 U.S. Open
  • Third at 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open
  • Three-time Junior World medalist

Alyssa Lampe

  • Two-time World bronze medalist (2012, 2013)
  • Six-time National Team member
  • Five-time World Team member (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 2019 Senior Nationals champion
  • Third at 2018 Senior Nationals

Emily Shilson

  • Student athlete at Augsburg University
  • Two-time U23 Nationals champion (2019, 2020)
  • 2020 Junior Nationals champion
  • 2018 Cadet World champion
  • 2018 Youth Olympic Games champion
  • Silver at 2017 Cadet World Championships
  • Five-time Fargo champion

Maria Vidales

  • Student-athlete at Emmanuel College
  • Two-time WCWA All-American
  • Second at 2020 U23 Nationals
  • Second at 2019 U23 Nationals
  • Eighth at 2019 Senior Nationals

Also to be featured at 50 kg is 2018 World silver medalist Sarah Hildebrandt, who will be a team captain.

Keep an eye for more Captains’ Cup news coming soon!