LIMA, Peru – King University women's wrestling alum, Sarah Hildebrandt won her fifth career Pan American event gold medal on Thursday in Peru. Hildebrandt went 3-0 at the Pan American Games, outscoring her opponents 28-0 at 53 kilograms.
In the championship match, Hildebrandt defeated 2015 Pan Am Games bronze medalist, Betzabeth Arguello Villegas of Venezuela 10-0. Her day started with an 8-0 victory over Luisa Valverde Melendres of Ecuador before defeating Jade Parsons of Canada 10-0 in the semifinals.
Hildebrandt will next be in action at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The event runs from September 14-22 and Hildebrandt will compete on September 17 and 18. Fellow Tornado alums, Alli Ragan and Forrest Molinari are also scheduled to compete at the World Championships.