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Women's Weekly: Expect The Miracle

Women's Weekly: Expect The Miracle

Kayla Miracle made the World team at 62 kg in a three-match classic while her father, Lee, is preparing Campbellsville for another title run.

Aug 28, 2022 by Kyle Klingman
Women's Weekly: Expect The Miracle

Expect The Miracle

Kayla Miracle and Jennifer Rogers had quite a best-of-three series on August 13. Miracle — a 2021 World silver medalist — postponed her Final X match with Rogers due to an injury. The two met in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to determine the 62 kg spot in the upcoming Senior World Championships. 

The back-and-forth battle was one of the most interesting and unpredictable series since the Final X format began in 2018. Below are all three matches in their entirety. 

Match One: Rogers tech. Miracle, 13-2, 4:49


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Match Two – Miracle tech. Rogers, 12-2, 3:00


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Match Three – Miracle dec. Rogers, 5-3


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Miracle Training

Kayla Miracle was a four-time WCWA champion (2015-18) for her father, Lee, at Campbellsville University. The Tigers have won the past two NAIA Invitational Championships and in 2023 they are looking to win the first sanctioned collegiate women’s wrestling tournament. 

Part of the championship process is a pre-season SEAL Training test. Miracle was active duty in the Navy until 2012, working with explosives and as a diver. He gives the team a week to figure out classes and then puts them through a training regimen on September 1. 

“It’s a physical fitness test that you would give someone in the military,” Miracle said. “The only thing that we don’t do is the swim part of it. Right now, all of them are training for the physical fitness test. 

“They’re making sure that their three-mile run is good. They’re making sure that their push-ups and sit-ups and rope climb are good. If they’ve never climbed a rope before they’re obviously going to have to. That’s always a challenge for some of the new ones. They also know they’re going to have a Miller Park Hill day and that’s a day they’re kind of dreading. When we go to Miller Park and climb those hills it’s pretty tough.”

Here is a breakdown of Miracle’s pre-season training schedule:

Physical Training Schedule I:


Sets of repetitions:

Week #1: 4x 15 push-ups

Week #2: 5 x 20 push-ups

Week #3-4: 5 x 25 push-ups

Weeks #5-6: 6 x 25 push-ups; 4 x 20

sit-ups, 3 × 3 pull-ups, 2 × 8 pull-ups

Weeks #7-8: 6 x 30 push-ups, 5 x 20

push-ups, 3 x 3 pull-ups, 2 x 10 pull-


Week #9: 6 x 30 push-ups, 5 x 25

push-ups, 3 x 4 pull-ups, 3 x 10 pull-


*Note: For best results, alternate exercises

Running Schedule I:

Weeks #1-2: Two miles/day, 8:30

pace, M/W/F (six miles/week)

Week #3: No running. High risk of

stress fractures.

Week #4: Three miles/day, M/W/F

(nine miles/week)

Weeks #5-6: 2/3/4/2 miles,

M/Tu/Th/F (11 miles/week)

Weeks #7-8: 3/4/5/2 miles,

M/Tu/Th/F (14 miles/week)

Week #9: Same as #7, 8 (14


Taking On The World

Two age-level World Championships are in the books with the Senior World Championships (September 10-18) and the U23 Worlds (October 17-23) on the horizon. Here are results from the U17 and U20 Worlds with a line-up look at the remaining two teams. 

U17 World Championships
Team: 4th

40 kg: Megan Valdez
43 kg: Erica Pastoriza, SILVER
46 kg: Gabriella Gomez, SILVER
49 kg: Audrey Jimenez
53 kg: Elena Ivaldi
57 kg: Shelby Moore, FIFTH
61 kg: Valerie Hamilton, SILVER
65 kg: Sydney Perry, FIFTH
69 kg: Jasmine Robinson
73 kg: Kaiulani Garcia, FIFTH

U20 World Championships
Team: 3rd

50 kg: Audrey Jimenez, SILVER
53 kg: Katie Gomez, BRONZE
55 kg: Adriana Dorado Marin
57 kg: Sofia Macaluso, SILVER
59 kg: SaVannah Cosme
62 kg: Adaugo Nwachukwu, BRONZE
65 kg: Reese Larramendy, FIFTH
68 kg: Destiny Rodriguez
72 kg: Amit Elor, GOLD
76 kg: Tristan Kelly, BRONZE

Senior World Team (September 10-18)
50 kg: Sarah Hildebrandt
53 kg: Dom Parrish
55 kg: Jacarra Winchester
57 kg: Helen Maroulis
59 kg: Abby Nette
62 kg: Kayla Miracle
65 kg: Mallory Velte
68 kg: Tamyra Mensah-Stock
72 kg: Amit Elor
76 kg: Dymond Guilford

U23 World Team (October 17-23)
50 kg: Nyla Valencia
53 kg: Felicity Taylor
55 kg: Alisha Howk
57 kg: Alex Hedrick
59 kg: Lexie Basham
62 kg: Alex Liles
65 kg: Emma Bruntil
68 kg: Sienna Ramirez
72 kg: Amit Elor
76 kg: Dymond Guilford

Who’s Number One?

The Who’s Number One women’s card is set for September 9 in Ann, Arbor Michigan. Below are the matchups with links to information about each individual bout.

94 pounds: Erica Pastoriza vs Morgan Turner
100 pounds: Gabriella Gomez vs Valarie Solorio
106 pounds: Clare Booe vs Gigi Bragg
112 pounds: Ava Ward vs Alex Szkotnicki
117 pounds: Persaeus Gomez vs Elena Ivaldi
122 pounds: Cadence Diduch vs Everest Leydecker
127 pounds: Skylar Little Soldier vs Shelby Moore
132 pounds: Janida Garcia vs Valerie Hamilton
138 pounds: Sarah Henckel vs Zaynah McBryde
144 pounds: Lizzie Shunn vs Sydney Perry
152 pounds: Jasmine Robinson vs Mishell Rebisch

Women’s Spotlight

Check out the latest Women's Spotlights featuring Ava Ward and Clare Booe. Both are competing at Who's Number One. 


Ava Ward will take on Alex Alex Szkotnicki at Who's Number One on September 9

Women's Spotlight: Clare Booe

Clare Booe will take on Gigi Bragg at Who's Number One on September 9