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  • 2009 Junior Women's Freestyle Preview


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    Four female wrestlers will be representing Team Indiana this year in Fargo for the Junior Women's Freestyle National Championships. Last year Indiana had two All-Americans with Becky Cissell of Jeffersonville placing 6th at 124lbs and Demi Strub of Lawrenceburg placing 7th at 139lbs. Since 1998 Indiana has had six Cadet All-Americans and eight Junior All-Americans. Rachel Monroe is Indiana's highest finisher with a second place finish in 2001. Three girls have been two-time All-Americans in Fargo with Monica Clay doing it first and Rebekah Tolbert and Ashleigh Lybargar being the other two.

     

    This year's team will be led by returning All-American Demi Strub.  She will be looking to become Indiana's fourth two-time All-American and first time national champion.  Strub also finished second this year at the Girls Folkstyle Nationals.  Another top wrestler is Sarah Hildenbrandt who finished fifth at the Girls Folkstyle Nationals this year.  Hildenbrandt was ranked 11th in the nation in the preseason rankings.  Sarah Haas will be looking to finish on the podium this year after just missing it by one match last year.  Melody Koller is the last of the quintet that will be going to Fargo this year.  She wrestled 125lbs for Brown County High School this past year.

     

    Team Indiana Roster for Junior Women's Freestyle

    102lbs - Sarah Hildenbrandt

    116lbs - Sarah Haas

    124lbs - Melody Koller

    139lbs - Demi Strub

     

    Past Women's All-Americans

    Courtesy ISWA

    Year Age Group Weight Place Name School
    1998 Cadet Women 123 3rd Monica Clay Bloomington North
    1999 Cadet Women 70kg 4th Cylee Davis Indianapolis
    1999 Cadet Women 43kg 3rd Lisa Harvey Carmel
    1999 Cadet Women 60kg 4th Monica Clay Bloomington North
    1999 Cadet Women 68kg 5th Rebekah Tolbert Brazil
    1999 Junior Women 54kg 5th Lisa Ping Lowell
    1999 Junior Women 68kg 4th Rebekah Tolbert Brazil
    2001 Cadet Women 123 2nd Rachel Monroe Sullivan
    2004 Junior Women 150 5th Ashleigh Lybargar Mooresville
    2006 Junior Women 148 4th Ashleigh Lybarger Mooresville
    2007 Junior Women 153 8th Frances Sherman Indianapolis
    2007 Junior Women 165 5th Shelby Broockerd South Bend
    2008 Junior Women 124 6th Becky Cissell Jeffersonville
    2008 Junior Women 139 7th Demi Strub Lawrenceburg


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