2 Incoming Hawkeyes Earn Top 4 Seeds at World Team Trials

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Two incoming University of Iowa women’s wrestlers – Nanea Estrella and Nyla Valencia – will compete at the 2022 World Team Trials Challenge tournament on May 21-22 at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa.

Estrella, who competes for Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, is the top seed at 59 kg, while Valencia, also of the TMWC, is the No. 4 seed at 50 kg.

Action begins at 10 a.m. (CT) and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The World Team Trials Challenge tournament features top Olympic hopefuls in three Olympic disciplines – men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. Winners and some of the runners-up will advance to Final X Stillwater on June 3 or Final X New York on June 8.

Final X is the last step in the Senior World Team Trials process, which will determine the 2022 U.S. Senior World Team that will compete in Belgrade, Serbia, from Sept. 12-18.

Two Final X participants will be determined in the semifinals on Sunday morning for women’s 59kg. One Final X participant will be determined Sunday night for 50 kg with a best two-of-three championship series.

The tournament will be streams live on FloWrestling and live results will be available at arena.flowrestling.org.