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Kennedy Blades is a Wyoming Seminary wrestler from Chicago, Illinois who shocked the wrestling world by making the finals of the 68-kg Olympic Trials at the age of 17. She defeated two-time Senior-level World team member Forrest Molinari in dominant fashion before losing in the finals to 2019 World Champion and eventual 2020 Olympic gold medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock.

  1. 5 Women's Storylines To Follow At US Open

    5 Women's Storylines To Follow At US Open

    Apr 25, 2022

    There are plenty of high-level athletes competing at the 2022 US Open in Las Vegas this weekend. Here are five women’s storylines to follow.
  2. Women's Weekly: Campbellsville Does It Again

    Women's Weekly: Campbellsville Does It Again

    Mar 23, 2022

    Campbellville University took the NAIA Women’s Championship for the second year in a row thanks to a balanced effort led by 155-pound champion Kenya Sloan. The Tigers had eight place winners and scored 189 points.
  3. Women's Weekly: Post-Season Fever

    Women's Weekly: Post-Season Fever

    Feb 14, 2022

    College regionals and conference meets will take place this weekend and the following weekend at locations throughout the country. Although this is an important step for winning a national collegiate title, NAIA and NCAA schools have different procedures. Here is a breakdown.
  4. Kennedy & Korina Blades Have Made Their College Decision

    Kennedy & Korina Blades Have Made Their College Decision

    Feb 12, 2022

    The Blades sisters have been household names for years, and their eventual college home has been the source of much conversation. On Thursday, they announced that their top three programs were Iowa, Arizona State, and North Central College. Now, they've made their decision public.
  5. Women's + Greco Rosters Announced For Bout At The Ballpark

    Women's + Greco Rosters Announced For Bout At The Ballpark

    Jan 26, 2022

    Strong U.S. team to face Mongolia in women’s freestyle at Bout at the Ballpark on Feb. 12, with one Greco-Roman match also added
  6. Women's Weekly: Midlands Adds Women's Tournament, McKendree Loaded

    Women's Weekly: Midlands Adds Women's Tournament, McKendree Loaded

    Nov 11, 2021

    The college season is in full swing after a historic international season for women’s wrestling. This was an unusual year with the Olympic Games and the Senior World Championships taking place weeks apart.
  7. Prep Phenoms On A Collision Course At World Team Trials

    Prep Phenoms On A Collision Course At World Team Trials

    Sep 1, 2021

    Kylie Welker noticed things were different in the days following the Olympic Trials in April. A casual visit to Farm & Fleet near her hometown of Waterford, Wisconsin, turned into a celebrity sighting of sorts.
  8. The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: USA Gaining In Women's World Supremacy Race

    The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: USA Gaining In Women's World Supremacy Race

    Aug 21, 2021

    Terry Steiner typically isn’t the type who makes headline-grabbing predictions, but the leader of the USA Wrestling women’s freestyle program made a bold declaration a couple weeks ago.
  9. Junior World Championships Women's Freestyle Preview

    Junior World Championships Women's Freestyle Preview

    Aug 17, 2021

    With the historic performance of our U.S. Olympic Team right behind us, the U.S. Junior Women’s World squad heads to Ufa, Russia, to compete this week with a lot of confidence and momentum. And they should, as USA Wrestling is sending the best Junior women’s squad we’ve ever assembled to compete at the UWW Junior World Championships. The event features 500 wrestlers in three divisions (women’s freestyle, men’s freestyle, and men’s Greco) who will be competing for 120 medals.
  10. The Comprehensive Women's Nationals Recap

    The Comprehensive Women's Nationals Recap

    May 12, 2021

    What. A. Weekend. Women’s Nationals is in the books and 30 new World Team members emerged from the mats in Irving, Texas in the Cadet, Junior, and Senior divisions. The present and the future were on display as familiar names did what we expected them to do, while young rising stars made their mark, some for the first time on the national stage.
  11. Full Loaded Field For Women's Nationals

    Full Loaded Field For Women's Nationals

    May 6, 2021

    The future of women's wrestling will be on display this weekend in Irving, Texas at Women's Nationals. With World Team spots on the line for Cadet, Junior, and U23 women, these massive brackets are sure to produce incredible action. Check out everyone who's registered for Women's Nationals
  12. The Complete Women's Nationals Preview

    The Complete Women's Nationals Preview

    May 6, 2021

    Women’s Nationals are here, or as some call it “Not-Body-Bar”— a reference to the moniker that identified the event for years.
  13. Maroulis & Gray Return To The Games: Women's Olympic Team Trials Recap

    Maroulis & Gray Return To The Games: Women's Olympic Team Trials Recap

    Apr 5, 2021

    What a night in Fort Worth. When Helen Maroulis pinned Jenna Burkert in match 3 of the 57 kg finals, it capped off a weekend of high drama playing out on the biggest stage in domestic wrestling, the Olympic Team Trials. For some, all the hard work and dreams came down to a moment, but none more emotional than the final Maroulis-Burkert match.
  14. Trials Notes: Oliver, McKenna Shake Up 65 KG Bracket

    Trials Notes: Oliver, McKenna Shake Up 65 KG Bracket

    Apr 3, 2021

    Jordan Oliver has been around the Senior freestyle circuit long enough now to know that the best-drawn blueprints rarely materialize perfectly at the Olympic Trials. 
  15. 8 Biggest Surprises Of Day 1 At Olympic Trials

    8 Biggest Surprises Of Day 1 At Olympic Trials

    Apr 3, 2021

    Just a bananas day one of the 2021 Olympic Trials.  Everyone knew coming in it’d be a day of surprises and upsets, but this took it to another level.