The US Olympic Wrestling Trials took place over the weekend, resulting in six women athletes walking off the mat with a ticket to Tokyo. The first to qualify was Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the 68 kg weight class. Two women made their second Olympic teams to date: Adeline Gray (76 kg) and Helen Maroulis (57 kg). The other three athletes rounding out Team USA on the women’s freestyle side were Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg), Jacarra Winchester (53 kg), and Kayla Miracle (62 kg).
Women’s freestyle wrestling was officially introduced to the Olympic program in 2004, and we’re excited to see what continued talent the sport showcases this time around. Ahead, read more about these six marvelously strong women set to represent the US in Tokyo.