Phillips Hosts Female Wrestling Tournament
At home on January 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Twenty-nine female wrestlers from across New England competed in the 4th annual Phillips Academy Female Wrestling Tournament on Sunday. Liz Seero '18 led the Bue by winning the title at 152lb. Special guest clinician Leigh Jaynes-Provisor inspired all.
Twenty-nine wrestlers representing twenty-two different schools from across New England competed in the 4th Annual Phillips Academy Female Wrestling tournament on Sunday afternoon. Prior to the tournament, the wrestlers participated in a technique clinic run by Leigh Jaynes-Provisor, 2015 World Bronze Medalist for Team USA. Her appearance was sponsored by the Abbot Academy Foundation. The event was held in round-robin format with seven different weight divisions. Each entrant competed in three or four matches. Marisol Nugent, a freshman from Masconomet Regional High School and champion at 120, was named Outstanding Wrestler.
Phillips Academy entered five wrestlers, each of whom placed in the top three, led by Liz Seero ’18, who won an individual title at this event for the second year in a row. Carley Kukk ’19 and Dani Valverde ’18 placed second with Sarah Stack ’19 and Martha Gao ’17 placing third. Seero had two pins and a come-from-behind 7-6 decision en route to her title. Valverde and Kukk each had two pins, and Stack had a 12-1 major decision. Gao fared well, competing in the toughest weight class in the tournament the day after going 1-1 competing against boys in the varsity meet. Overall, Phillips Academy wrestlers compiled a record of 9-6 with seven pins. Phillips will compete in the Wayland Girl’s Tournament on February 12, the Massachusetts Girl’s State tournament on March 5, and the USA Wrestling Girl’s Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma City on March 25-26.
106-115lb: 1st: Chloe Karapanos, Marianapolis; 2nd: Samantha Rando, Thayer; 3rd: Ambar Delgado, Central High School; 4th: Autumn Condon, Hyde CT.
116-120lb: 1st: Marisol Nugent, Masconomet; 2nd: Ella Davidson, Keene High School; 3rd: Martha Gao, Phillips Academy; 4th: Jadalee Melendez, Putnam Technical High School
123-132lb: 1st: Kate Adams, Smith Vocational; 2nd: Carley Kukk, Phillips Academy; 3rd: Addie Mullin, Lincoln Academy; 4th: Ines Levy, BB&N
133-140lb: 1st: Hannah Worman, Lincoln Academy; 2nd: Julia Livingston, St. Paul’s School; 3rd: Isabel Conti, Hotchkiss; 4th: Emma Arrowsmith, Sanford High School
142-145: 1st: Carolyn Gilmore, Mahar High School; 2nd: Daniella Valverde, Phillips Academy; 3rd: Tiana Loy, Lowell High School; 4th: Cara Jackson, Tabor Academy
146-152: 1st: Elizabeth Seero, Phillips Academy; 2nd: Mary Pollard, North Andover; 3rd: Sarah Stack, Phillips Academy; 4th: Veronyka Soeur-Mau, Lowell High School
168lb+: 1st place: Deja Douglas, Morse High School; 2nd: Destiny Rojas, Milton; 3rd: Shannon Mitchell, Chicopee Comprehensive; 4th: Tiffani Stevens, Sanford High School; 4th: Kiana Torres, Chicopee Comprehensive