Julia Salata at the 2019 Senior Nationals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Julia Salata, a past Senior Women's National Team member, has been added to the Nittany Lion WC card on September 19.
She will compete against Jane Valencia Escoto, a member of the Nittany Lion WC who competes for Mexico. Originally, Valencia had been scheduled to face current Senior Women's National Team member Lauren Louive in this event.
The event will stream exclusively on Rokfin via the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club's Rokfin channel. For information on how to subscribe to the NLWC Rokfin page and view the event, visit https://rokfin.com/NLWC.
Salata was a two-time WCWA Nationals champion at King University, where she serves as an assistant coach. She also is the College Initiatives Program Manager for Wrestle Like A Girl. Salata has competed on four U.S. age-group World Teams, two at the UWW Junior level and two at the University level. She was a bronze medalist at the 2014 World University Championships, and won a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Senior Championships.
Valencia qualified Mexico to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games at her weight class by winning a gold medal at the 2020 Pan American Olympic Qualifier in Ottawa, Canada in March. Valencia was a silver medalist at the 2015 Pan American Games. She has won three Pan American Senior Championships bronze medals (2010, 2011, 2013).
The other women's freestyle match on the card pits past Junior World medalist Jennifer Page, who is with the Nittany Lion WC against Desiree Zavala, a current Senior Women's National Team member.
Wreaper Wrestling: 2020 NLWC X Rokfin Freestyle Event
On September 1, the Nittany Lion WC announced this event. Men's freestyle matches will include:
Bo Nickal vs Alex Dieringer
Kyle Snyder vs Mike Macchiavello
Jason Nolf vs. David McFadden
Zain Retherford vs. Alex Pantaleo
Thomas Gilman vs. Darian Cruz
Greg Kirkvliet vs. Youssif Hemida
Nick Nevills vs. Jordan Wood
Others to have bouts include Bekzod Abdurakhmanov, Vincenzo Joseph, Malik Amine, Dominic Abounader.