Lampe wins Senior Nationals title with fall over Anthony

Alyssa Lampe won by fall over Victoria Anthony in the 50-kilogram finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

FORT WORTH, Texas -- On Saturday, thirty-one-year-old Alyssa Lampe, a two-time world bronze medalist, showed that she is back.

After not competing for most of the Olympic cycle, Lampe came through to win a Senior Nationals title at 50 kilograms over two-time World Team member Victoria Anthony in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lampe, who entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, won by fall over the top-seeded Anthony in the finals. Lampe scored a takedown off a single leg 30 seconds into the match. Anthony came back strong, scoring two takedowns and two step outs to take a commanding 6-2 lead into the break. Early in the second period, Lampe threw Anthony to her back and secured a fall.

At 57 kilograms, third-seeded Abigail Nette won a wild match over surprise finalist Tiana Jackson, 9-6. Nette dominated the early part of the match, scoring three first-period takedowns and led 6-2 at the break. Jackson battled back in the second period and eventually took the lead with under 30 seconds before Jackson closed the door with a late reversal and turn.

Top-seeded Dominique Parish proved to be too much for second-seeded Areana Villaescusa in the finals at 53 kilograms. Parish scored three first-period takedowns to take a 6-0 lead into the break. Villaescusa would get on the scoreboard in the second period with a takedown but would ultimately fall short.

The final three champions in women's wrestling will be crowned Sunday.

Finals results:
50 kilograms: Alyssa Lampe pinned Victoria Anthony, 3:44
53 kilograms: Dominique Parrish dec. Areana Villaescusa, 6-2
57 kilograms: Abigail Nette dec. Tiana Jackson, 9-6


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