Cassioppi, Deede Place at Senior Nationals

FORT WORTH, Texas – Two University of Iowa women’s wrestlers had top-five finishes at Senior Nationals this past weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Senior Marlynne Deede finished in second place and freshman Rose Cassioppi had a fifth-place finish, both at 76kg.

Deede and Cassioppi are both now qualified for the 2024 Olympic Trials in State College, Penn. April 19-20.

At 76kg, Cassioppi went 4-2 in the tournament with wins via fall, decision and two technical falls. She had losses to fellow Hawkeye Deede in the second round and Brooklyn Hays in the consultation semifinals.

Deede went 3-0 on the first day of competition with wins over Hannah Sjostrom, Cassioppi and top-seeded Skylar Grote. She fell in the finals to Precious Wieser.

50kg – Ava Bayless – DNP
WIN Natalie Reyna-Rodriguez (Southern Oregon RTC), dec. 8-0
LOSS Mia Palumbo (Illinois), dec. 8-0
WIN Alexis Miller (Viking Wrestling Club), tech. fall 20-12
WIN Jasmine Howard (Texas), fall 4:53
LOSS Kendra Ryan (Cardinal WC), tech. fall 12-1

50kg – Emilie Gonzalez – DNP
LOSS Kaelani Shufeldt (California), dec. 6-5
WIN Mariah Anderson (Air Force RTC), tech. fall 12-1
LOSS Aleeah Gould (Army (WCAP)), tech. fall, 10-0

53kg – Brianna Gonzalez – DNP
WIN Chloe Ayres (NJRTC), tech. fall 10-0
LOSS Haley Augello (Izzy Style Wrestling), dec. 12-8
WIN Camille Fournier (Texas), fall 5:40
WIN Salyna Shotwell (Bearcat WC), dec. 4-0
LOSS Lauren Mason (TMWC), tech. fall 21-1

57kg – Alexandra Baudhuin – DNP
LOSS Cameron Guerin (TMWC), fall 3:45
LOSS Sara Sterner (Cardinal WC), fall 2:04

62kg – Esther Han – Medical Forfeit
LOSS Kaidance Gerg (Idaho), forfeit
LOSS Gabriella Perez (Florida), injury default

62kg – Nanea Estrella – Medical Forfeit
WIN YeLe Aycock (Cardnial WC), dec. 9-0
LOSS Aine Drury (10 Year Active), fall 2:10
WIN Lauren Louive (NYAC), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Hanna Errthum (Combat WC), tech. fall 15-5
LOSS Lexi Basham (USOPTC), injury default

76kg – Marylnne Deede – 2nd Place
WIN Hannah Sjostrom (North Dakota), tech. fall 10-0
WIN Rose Cassioppi (IWWC), dec. 6-3
WIN Skylar Grote (TMWC), dec. 5-3
LOSS Precious Wieser (TMWC), fall 3:36

76kg – Rose Cassioppi – 5th Place
WIN Alyssa Arana (San Fernando HS), tech. fall 12-0
LOSS Marlynne Deede (IWWC), dec. 6-3
WIN Kelani Corbett (The Valley WC), fall 2:35
WIN Cara Broadus (KT Kidz WC), dec. 10-2
LOSS Brooklyn Hays (Minnesota Gold), tech. fall 12-0
WIN Tiffani Baublitz (Team Penn.), dec. 3-1