CHS Girls Wrestler, Elora Waterman, Competes against Nationally ranked stars showcased in rugged Gotham City Girls Open in New York City
Elora Waterman places 5th in the Gotham City Girls Open in the Cadet Division 94 lbs. Weight Class. This is the 2nd National Tournament this off-season that she has finished All-American.
Elora will be competing with the Team Georgia National Team on May 10, 2019 in Austin, TX at the 2019 Girls National Freestyle Championships and Duals Championship!
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dozens of nationally ranked high school girls, along with many talented wrestlers who making their name on the national scene, were showcased in the respected and growing Cliff Keen Gotham City Girls Open, hosted by Beat the Streets New York this past weekend.
Among the Junior champions who hold high school national rankings were No. 3 Samara Chavez (Sisters on the Mat- TX) at 106, No. 2 Lexie Basham (Sisters on the Mat – TX) at 138 , No. 5 Tiyahna Askew (Georgia Girls – GA) at 144 , No. 3 Amit Elor (TMWC-CA) at 152 , No. 7 Ashley Lekas (Sisters on the Mat – TX) at 164, No. 9 Bianca Rosales (Sisters on the Mat – TX) at 180 and No. 9 Taja Showers (Virginia Women’s National Team – VA) at 220.
Two of these champions beat other nationally ranked opponents in the finals. Chavez stopped No. 8 Julianne Moccia of the Virginia Women’s National Team by fall, while Lekas defeated No. 13 Shania Gowan (Florida Jets), in 12-0 technical fall.
Elor scored an impressive 10-0 technical fall over Aoi Yamada of Japan in her final.
Five of the champions were from other nations: Riko Kasai of Japan at 112 , Emma Luttenauer of Team France at 117, Tiana Bryant of Alberta, Canada at 122 , Diana Arsagova of Team Ontario, Canada at 127 and Aleah Nickel of Team Alberta, Canada at 132.
Other individual Junior champions were Elizabeth Dosado of the Virginia Women’s National Team at 100 and Sariah Stewart of Curby 3 Style at 200.
The Cadet division finals also featured some nationally ranked individual champions: No. 14 Dianna Holmes of Georgia Girls at 100, No. 14 Jenavi Alejandro of Team Nevada at 112, No. 3 Ally Fitzgerald of VHW – NY at 122, No. 13 Seda Tsarni of Maryland National Team at 144 and No. 5 Katja Osteen of Simi Valley- CA) at 164.
There were also numerous youth divisions contested, also featuring large brackets with athletes from across the nation.
This competition was a great tune-up event for the upcoming USA Wrestling Women’s National Championships in Irving, Texas, May 10-12.
CLIFF KEEN GOTHAM CITY GIRLS OPEN
at New York, N.Y., April 19-20
(Note: most recent Girls High School ranking noted)
94 Alex Szkotnicki (Maryland National Team) VFA Daniella Nugent (BTS – New England)
94 Morgan Edwards (Athena) VSU1 Rhayna Simpson (DV Warriors), 14-4
94 Elora Waterman (Georgia Girls) VFA Alexandra Macias (Greg Gomez Trained)
94 Brooke Martin (Sisters on the Mat) VSU Talia Robles (Alpha Girls Wrestling), 10-0