NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – King University had three women's wrestling alums that competed at the World Championships this week. Forrest Molinari led the way for the Tornado, reaching the bronze medal match and finishing fifth.
At 65 kilograms, Molinari started her tournament with a 3-0 victory over Malin Johanna Mattsson of Sweden to reach the semifinals. However, she fell 6-5 in the final seconds to silver medalist Iryna Koliadenko of Ukraine. Koliadenko scored counter exposure with 10 seconds left. Team USA's challenge was denied, making the final score 6-5.
Molinari then fell to Xiaoqian Wang of China on Thursday in a bronze medal match, giving her fifth place finish.
Earlier in the week, Sarah Hildebrandt had a tough draw at 53 kilograms where she finished ninth. Her tournament started with a 10-0 win over Tia Dau Bui of Vietnam. However, she then fell to silver medalist Mayu Mukaida of Japan in the quarterfinals. Her tournament came to an end with a defeat to bronze medalist Vinesh Vinesh of India.
Alli Ragan dropped her lone match of the tournament, falling to Anhelina Lysak of Ukraine 6-2 in the qualification round, giving her a 13 place finish.