Jayden Laurent wins Farrell International in New York

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By TomM March 31, 2018 22:20

Jayden Laurent wins Farrell International in New York

Jayden Laurent wins Farrell Tournament in New York

Conder, Valles, Campbell, Laurent win women’s titles for the USA at the Bill Farrell Memorial
BY GARY ABBOTT, USA WRESTLING | MARCH 30, 2018, 8:48 P.M. (ET)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Four U.S. women came home with gold medals at the Bill Farrell Memorial International at the New York Athletic Club on Saturday afternoon.

Claiming titles for Team USA were Whitney Conder of the U.S. Army at 50 kg, Arelys Valles of the University of the Cumberlands at 53 kg, 2012 Olympian Kelsey Campbell of the Sunkist Kids at 59 kg and high school sensation Jayden Laurent of the Musky WC at 65 kg.

Laurent broke a 1-1 tie with a go-behind takedown in the final few seconds to defeat 2016 Junior World bronze medalist Alexis Porter of the NYAC, 3-2 in the finals. Laurent, a high school senior, was second at last week’s U23 World Team Trials, and now has won her first Senior-level international gold medal.

“I didn’t start out too good, but I kept working my stuff and stayed positive and pushed through. I knew I didn’t want to win a 1-1 match. I wanted to be ahead, obviously. I kept staying in position and she made a shot, I recovered and got behind,” said Laurent.

First Place Match: Jayden Laurent (Musky Wrestling Club) dec. Alexis Porter (NYAC), 3-1

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Photo by Richard Immel/USA Wrestling

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By TomM March 31, 2018 22:20

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