The USA Women's Wrestling team is coming off of a great performance at the 2014 World Championships, finishing third, for the second year in a row. They are one of the strongest Women's Teams, always finishing among the leaders in the world in a sport that's growing at all levels in the U.S.
At the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 23-year-old Adeline Gray won her second career title. Gray won five consecutive matches in the 75-kg freestyle class. Most recently, she placed second in the U.S. Olympic Committee's voting for Female Athlete of the Month.
World Team members, Elena Pirozhkova and Helen Maroulis, also had a strong tournament, taking silver and bronze at the 2014 World Championships respectively. Both athletes were tough competitors- defeating strong opponents.
The Women's Team had a strong showing at the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, NV with Helen Maroulis and Adeline Gray taking gold and Leigh Jaynes-Provisor finishing with a bronze.
2016 Olympics in Rio ended with Helen Maroulis' incredible defeat of 3 time Olympic Champion Saori Yoshida of Japan to be the first woman in USA Wrestling history to win gold!
Thank you to all the women for their sacrifice and achievements!