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Team Mensah-Stock edges Team Winchester to claim title at Captains' Cup

Team Mensah-Stock claimed the team title at the Captains' Cup (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Team Mensah-Stock came from behind to defeat Team Winchester and claim the title at the inaugural Captains' Cup on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa.

National team member Amy Fearnside (Mensah-Stock) opened the championship dual meet with a 14-11 victory over two-time world bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe (Winchester) at 50 kilograms. Lampe looked strong early, racing out to a 9-0 lead before Fearnside battled back, scoring a takedown and three gut wrenches to cut the deficit to 9-8. She eventually took the lead and held on to win by three.

Team Winchester then went on a run, claiming wins in the next three matches. Jacarra Winchester (Winchester) won by 10-0 technical superiority over Alisha Howk (Mensah-Stock) at 53 kilograms. Gracie Figueroa (Winchester) edged Abby Nette (Mensah-Stock) 4-3 at 57 kilograms. At 62 kilograms, Macey Kilty (Winchester) capped off a dominant performance at the Captains' Cup with a 10-0 technical superiority over Xochitl Mota-Pettis (Mensah-Stock).

Tamyra Mensah-Stock hits a double leg on Alex Glaude at 68 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)

Trailing 3-1 in the dual meet, Team Mensah-Stock needed a win 68 kilograms to stay alive in the dual meet. World champion and team captain Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Mensah-Stock) came through, earning a fall over Alex Glaude.

Team Winchester held a 3-2 lead going into the final match of the dual meet at 76 kilograms. Team Mensah-Stock needed at least a decision victory by shutout to win the dual meet. Dymond Guilford (Mensah-Stock) accomplished that and more. She cruised to a 10-0 technical superiority over Geneva Gray (Winchester). The victory gave Team Mensah-Stock one more classification point than Team Winchester, which broke the tie.

Team Francis edged Team Burkert on criteria to placed third, while Team Hildebrandt topped Team Miracle 4-2 in the fifth-place match.

Results

Championships: Team Mensah-Stock df. Team Winchester, 3-3 (13-12 classification points)
50: Amy Fearnside (Mensah-Stock) df. Alyssa Lampe (Winchester), 14-11
53: Jacarra Winchester (Winchester) df. Alisha Howk (Mensah-Stock), 10-0
57: Gracie Figueroa (Winchester) df. Abby Nette (Mensah-Stock), 4-3
62: Macey Kilty (Winchester) df. Xochitl Mota-Pettis (Mensah-Stock), 10-0
68: Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Mensah-Stock) df. Alex Glaude (Winchester), fall 4:32
76: Dymond Guilford (Mensah-Stock) df. Geneva Gray (Winchester), 10-0

Third place: Team Francis df. Team Burkert, 3-3 (12-10 classification points)
50: Emily Shilson (Francis) df. Aleeah Gould (Burkert), 10-0
53: Katherine Shai (Burkert) df. Felicity Taylor (Francis), 5-0
57: Brenda Reyna (Burkert) df. Lauren Mason (Francis), 7-2
62: Mallory Velte (Burkert) df. Emma Bruntil (Francis), 8-0
68: Skylar Grote (Francis) df. Alyvia Fiske (Burkert), 6-1
76: Victoria Francis (Francis) df. Tristan Kelly (Burkert), 11-0

Fifth place: Team Hildebrandt df. Team Miracle, 4-2
50: Sarah Hildebrandt (Hildebrandt) df. Erin Golston (Miracle), 8-0
53: Alex Hedrick (Hildebrandt) df. Ronna Heaton (Miracle), 5-2
57: Koral Sugiyama (Miracle) df. Lauren Louive (Hildebrandt), 17-5
62: Jennifer Page (Hildebrandt) df. Julia Salata (Miracle), 9-0
68: Ashlynn Ortega (Miracle) df. Kayla Marano (Hildebrandt), 4-4
76: Precious Bell (Hildebrandt) df.

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