2022 Senior World Championships

Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 5

Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 5

It was a big day for the U.S. women's freestyle team after going 6-0 during the second session.

Sep 14, 2022 by Kyle Klingman
Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 5

It's a big session for the U.S. women's freestyle team. Keep up to date as Dom Parrish (53 kg) wrestles for gold, Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg) and Mallory Velte (65 kg) go for bronze and Helen Maroulis (57 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg), and Amit Elor (72 kg) wrestle in the semifinals. The action begins at 10:45 p.m. Eastern. 

Semifinals: Helen Maroulis (57 kg) FALL Davaachimeg Erkhembayar (MGL), 5:19

First period: Helen strikes first with a takedown out of bounds and picks up an activity clock violation for a 3-0 lead at the break.

Second period: Maroulis goes feet to back for four points and a 7-0 lead. She readjusts and gets the fall and moves into the finals. She will go for her fifth World/Olympic gold medal tomorrow.

Semifinals (68 kg): Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA) tech. Irina Ringaci (MDA). 10-0

First period: Mensah-Stock scores off a double for a 2-0 lead. A four-point double and exposure gives Mensah-Stock an 8-0 lead with 54 seconds to go. Mensah-Stock stopped a shot attempt and dropped in on a leg for the takedown and a 10-0 tech. She will wrestle for her third World/Olympic gold tomorrow. 

Semifinals (72 kg): Amit Elor (USA) over Masako Furuichi (JPN), 3-2

First period: Elor counters a headlock for a two-point takedown halfway through the period. Elor takes a 2-0 lead at the break. 

Second period: Elor scores the first point of the period off of an activity clock violation for a 3-0 lead. Furuichi scores on a go-behind but it's not enough. Elor wins 3-2 and earns a spot in the World finals. 

Bronze Medal Match (50 kg): Sarah Hildebrandt (USA) tech. Emilia Vuc (ROU), 10-0

First period: Hildebrandt strikes first with a single-leg takedown for a 2-0 lead with 2:10 to go in the period. Hildebrandt scores another takedown for a 4-0 lead. Vuc locks up a front headlock and Hildebrandt gets knocked out from the exchange but still has a 4-2 lead. A challenge by the Americans reverses the call and no points are scored since it is ruled an illegal hold. Hildebrandt leads 4-0. Hildebrandt picks up a late takedown for a 6-0 lead at the break.

Second period: Cross-leg ankle pick by Hildebrandt extends her lead to 8-0 with 52 seconds to go. Hildebrandt hits a single and switches off to a takedown for a 10-0 tech and a bronze medal. This is Hildebrandt's fourth World/Olympic medal.

Gold Medal Match (53 kg): Dominique Parrish (USA) over Khulan Batkhuyag (Mongolia), 4-2

First period: Parrish powers through with a double out of bounds 23 seconds into the match for a 2-0 lead. A few shots by Parrish and a few foot sweep attempts by Batkhuyag didn't materialize. Parrish takes a 2-0 lead into the break.

Second period: Batkhuyag scores off of a single and tries desperately for a lace but doesn't score but Parrish counters a few seconds later with a two-point takedown of her own for a 4-2 advantage. Parrish fights off a barrage of shots and Dom Parrish wins a gold medal in her first appearance at the Senior World Championships. 

Bronze Medal Match (65 kg): Mallory Velte (USA) over Mimi Hristova (BUL), 11-2

First period: Velte gets two points off of a step out and caution and one for a 2-0 lead early. Velte picks up two more off of a takedown for a 4-0 lead within 50 seconds. No scoring the remainder of the period so Velte takes a 4-0 lead into the break.

Second period: Hristova gets to a low single, Velte fights it off but eventually scores to cut the lead in half. Velte sprawls out of a shot then transitions into a single and a takedown for a 6-2 lead with 1:48 to go. Velte drives through with a takedown out of bounds for an 8-2 lead halfway through the period. Velte drives through on a double out of bounds for a step-out point then gets two more on a double a few seconds later for an 11-2 victory and a bronze medal at the World Championships.