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Kylie Welker is a Waterford, Wisconsin native who showed out at the 2021 Olympic Trials, reaching the finals as a 17-year-old. In the finals she fell to five-time World champion and eventual Olympic silver medalist Adeline Gray. Despite not winning the Olympic spot, Welker still earned spots on both the 2021 Junior and U23 World teams at 76 kg.

  1. Women's Weekly: Everything Women's Wrestling

    Women's Weekly: Everything Women's Wrestling

    Dec 23, 2021

    Lori Ayres is starting a new video podcast on FloWrestling called “Everything Women’s Wrestling.” Ayres is the co-founder of Division I women’s wrestling, an organization working to educate, grow, and support women who want to wrestle at the Division I level.
  2. Seven Top Women's Takeaways From The U23 World Championships

    Seven Top Women's Takeaways From The U23 World Championships

    Nov 8, 2021

    Ukraine won its first World team title in Belgrade and did so in spectacular fashion. Of its nine athletes, seven picked up medals, five reached the finals and three earned gold. The team was led by Olympic Team member Alina Akobiia, who unfortunately had to miss the Games after damaging ligaments in her elbow. She proved here that she’s a tier above everyone on the U23 level, pinning each of her opponents prior to the finals (where she controlled Russia’s Kristina Mikhneva). Other highlights included Solomiia Vynnyk defeating talented Olympian Anastasia Nichita of Moldova in a contentious 4-4 criteria bout and Anastasiia Lavrenchuk and Anastasiya Alpyeyeva commandingly taking titles at 65 kg and 72 kg respectively. This bodes well for Ukraine’s Senior-level future. None of the five women that represented Ukraine at the Olympics — where it picked up two bronze medals and a fifth-place finisher — were in attendance in Serbia, showing the serious depth and wide range of stars that are entering their Senior-level lineups. Ukraine will, without a doubt, be entering the upper echelon of international women’s wrestling over the next quad as its young stars compete for World Team spots with its talented veterans.
  3. Tony's On Top: Day 7 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Tony's On Top: Day 7 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 7, 2021

    We have two wrestlers in contention for a medal. Anthony Cassioppi (125 kg) is in the gold medal match at 125 kg while Chris Cannon (61 kg) is fighting his way through the repechage.
  4. Ukraine Wins Team Title Over Russia And USA

    Ukraine Wins Team Title Over Russia And USA

    Nov 5, 2021

    Wrestling has finished in women’s freestyle at the U23 world championships in Belgrade, Serbia. The team race was tight throughout between Team USA, Russia, Ukraine, and India. Take a look below to see the final standings and how every representative for Team USA performed.
  5. Shilson Grabs Gold: Day 4 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Shilson Grabs Gold: Day 4 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 4, 2021

    Day four in Belgrade: Alyvia Fiske will be in the morning repechage session and the second half of the women's team (Ronna Heaton, Amanda Martinez, Emma Bruntil, Ashlynn Ortega, Kayla Marano) start their tournament. Later this afternoon Kylie Welker will wrestle for bronze and Emily Shilson for gold. Should be a tremendous day!
  6. LIVE From Serbia: Day 3 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    LIVE From Serbia: Day 3 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 3, 2021

    Day three in Belgrade: 3 Greco athletes remain alive in repechage (Dylan Gregerson, Nate Moore, and Nicholas Boykin) and the first half of the women's team (Emily Shilson, Alex Hedrick, Michaela Beck, Alyiva Fiske, Kylie Welker)kick things off. Should be a tremendous day!
  7. U.S. Women Shine in Oslo

    U.S. Women Shine in Oslo

    Oct 11, 2021

    The USA women’s freestyle squad turned in another historic performance at the World Championships in Oslo, taking second to Japan in the team race while matching an American women’s record with seven medalists, including champions Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis.
  8. Eclectic American Greco Group Ready To Hit Mat In Oslo

    Eclectic American Greco Group Ready To Hit Mat In Oslo

    Oct 6, 2021

    The draws for the 2021 Greco-Roman World Championships will be released sometime on Wednesday. Those who pay attention to bracket placement and early-round match-ups will ponder the possibilities. They will imagine perceived routes to medal chances, talk ‘em over, and then wait in great anticipation for the tournament to actually begin.
  9. Russia Edges United States In Team Race

    Russia Edges United States In Team Race

    Oct 5, 2021

    The final day of men’s freestyle at the senior world championships in Oslo, Norway is complete. The team race was historic between Russia, Iran, and the United States. Check out how it concluded.
  10. World Championships Men's Freestyle Bracket Reactions

    World Championships Men's Freestyle Bracket Reactions

    Oct 1, 2021

    The best part of waking up is seeing fresh brackets from Oslo, in our humble opinion. Day 1 competitors Daton Fix, David Taylor, Kyle Dake & Nick Gwiazdowski have their draws, let's break them down before action gets underway in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
  11. All World And Olympic Medalists At 2021 Worlds - Men's Freestyle

    All World And Olympic Medalists At 2021 Worlds - Men's Freestyle

    Sep 30, 2021

    Men’s Freestyle at the World Championships will take place October 2-5 in Oslo, Norway. Take a look below at all of the former world/Olympic medalists who will be competing at the 2021 Senior World Championships.
  12. The Official 2021 World Championship Betting Odds

    The Official 2021 World Championship Betting Odds

    Sep 30, 2021

    It was incredibly fun to put down real money on wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics through several online sportsbooks. However, I have yet to see a sportsbook post World Championship betting lines. So, I am officially declaring these the official 2021 World Championship betting odds. You won't be able to find these on the Barstool Sportsbook or Bet DSI, but take them to your local bookie and they have to accept recognize them and take your money. Those are the rules.
  13. Star-Studded USA Women's Squad Takes Aim At Team Title In Oslo

    Star-Studded USA Women's Squad Takes Aim At Team Title In Oslo

    Sep 28, 2021

    It feels like just yesterday that I wrote that the U.S. was sending its best women’s freestyle team ever to the Olympics in our Olympic preview, and it feels like just yesterday that the Americans came home from Tokyo with four Olympic medals.
  14. 125kg Worlds Preview - Gwiz Ready To Challenge Geno, Taha, and Zare

    125kg Worlds Preview - Gwiz Ready To Challenge Geno, Taha, and Zare

    Sep 27, 2021

    Nick Gwiazdowski is Team USA's 125kg representative for the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway. This preview will provide a brief overview of Gwiazdowski's international career and breakdown the potential top 125kg competitors at the World Championships.
  15. 97kg Worlds Preview-Snyder And Sadulaev Set For Another Showdown At Worlds

    97kg Worlds Preview-Snyder And Sadulaev Set For Another Showdown At Worlds

    Sep 27, 2021

    Kyle Snyder is the 97kg representative for the United States at the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway. This preview will give a brief overview of Kyle Snyder's international career and break down his potential competitors at the world championships.