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Hawkeye Wrestling Membership’s Alli Ragan discusses her preparation for Ultimate X.
Cody Goodwin, cgoodwin2@dmreg.com

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Hawkeye Wrestling Membership already has one representative on the 2019 Senior World Workforce. Forrest Molinari made the ladies’s freestyle staff at 65 kilograms (143 kilos) after profitable her Remaining X collection over Maya Nelson final weekend at Rutgers.

A minimum of another of her teammates will be a part of her on Saturday here contained in the Bob Devaney Sports Middle, as the matchup at fifty nine kilos (one hundred thirty pounds) features two Hawkeye Wrestling Club members — Alli Ragan and Lauren Louive.

“We might’ve completed this like every week ago within the Iowa room,” Ragan stated and laughed Friday afternoon. “Simply greatest two-out-of-three proper there.”

As an alternative, the Ragan-Louive battle is certainly one of 15 matchups scheduled for Saturday, and certainly one of 5 that features at the very least one wrestler with an Iowa tie. Moreover, Hawkeye Wrestling Membership’s Kayla Miracle and Thomas Gilman, as well as former Iowa State star Kyven Gadson and former Northern Iowa wrestler Joe Colon.

With Molinari and Pat Downey, a 2016 NCAA All-American for Iowa State, already on the group, meaning as many as seven wrestlers with Iowa ties might finally make the 2019 World Staff in both men’s or ladies’s freestyle wrestling. The world championships are set for September 14-22 in Kazakhstan.

Under is the breakdown of Saturday’s matchups, all of which are greatest-of-three collection. Ragan and Louive will wrestle during Session I, which begins at midday. Everyone else will compete in Session II, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Ladies’s Freestyle, fifty nine-kg: Alli Ragan vs. Lauren Louive

Ragan is the headliner, a six-time Senior world-teamer and two-time world silver medalist. She gained the U.S. Open in April to punch her ticket to Remaining X. Louive took fourth at the Open, however then stormed by way of the world group trials challenge event final month to advance, defeating fellow Hawkeye Wrestling Membership member Michaela Beck in the course of.

“I wish we have been all at totally different weights so we might all make the staff,” Ragan stated, “however it also signifies that we all have nice training companions. Everybody has elevated one another. Before you’re one of the best on the planet, it’s a must to be one of the best within the room.

“That’s large. In the event that they’re getting higher, I’m going to need to get higher.”

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Hawkeye Wrestling Club’s Lauren Louive talks about her preparation for Last X.
Cody Goodwin, cgoodwin2@dmreg.com

Ladies’s Freestyle, 62-kg: Kayla Miracle vs. Mallory Velte

This is perhaps probably the most intense rivalry in ladies’s freestyle. Velte and Miracle, a Hawkeye Wrestling Club member, have wrestled five occasions within the final calendar yr, with Miracle profitable three to Velte’s two. Velte’s two victories, although, came eventually yr’s Ultimate X, giving her the world workforce spot that led to an eventual world bronze medal.

As such, Velte received an…