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Ashley Ridge wrestler Annalise Maralit qualifies for Pan American Team | Sports

Ashley Ridge sophomore Annalise Maralit has experienced for a spot on the Usa Wrestling 2022 Pan American Team.

Previously this month, Maralit put next in the U17 40 kg Division through the USMC/Usa Wrestling Women’s National Championships and Environment Staff Trials in Fort Worthy of Texas to qualify for the Pan American Crew.

“I had properly trained and look at some film to get ready but I was anxious,” Maralit claimed. “Sometimes when you go to these events there are not many wrestlers in your division but there were being various this time. I considered possibly I could make the top rated 3 so I’m happy of in which I positioned.”

In the semifinals, the 15-12 months-outdated managed to flip a greater opponent onto her back again to gain a pin. She understood her opponent in the remaining would be difficult to defeat and she was not in a position to obtain an edge early in the match like she experienced hoped.

“I was form of like a deer caught in the headlights entering the match,” she said. “I imagined only the prime wrestler in the division would qualify so I was down on myself following the match but later on through a conference they explained to me I would get the chance to characterize the U.S. I was not well prepared for that at all so it was amazing.”

She will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo,. to teach and practice with the nationwide group from June 12-18 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Instruction Heart. Then she will signify the Usa on the Pan American Team in Argentina June 24-26.

“I’m told it is a large amount of fun,” Maralit reported. “I want to continue on to create as a wrestler and aid women wrestling mature so I’m so energized.”

She has wrestled due to the fact her eighth-grade 12 months when she was influenced by her brother to give the activity a check out. She has gained All-America honors, gained a middle university condition championship (88 lbs .) and won a girls’ superior faculty condition championship (104 lbs). She is also a member of the Swamp Foxes wrestling workforce that captured the 2022 Class AAAAA state duals championship.

Maralit is energetic in judo and is a member of the Ashley Ridge cheerleading aggressive workforce and sideline group so at specified periods of the year when she finishes cheerleading observe she goes straight to wrestling exercise.