FORMER MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE WOMEN’S WRESTLER JACARRA WINCHESTER FINISHES COMPETITION AT TOKYO OLYMPICS
Tokyo, Japan, (August 6, 2021) – Former Missouri Valley College women’s wrestler Jacarra Winchester finished her competition in the 53kg women’s freestyle wrestling tournament for the United States of America at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Friday morning.
Winchester, a 2015 individual National champion for the Missouri Valley women’s wrestling team and the reigning World champion at 55kg, opened competition in the 53kg weight class representing the USA with a 7-0 decision victory over Olga Khoroshavtseva from the Russian Olympic Committee in the first round.
In the quarterfinal round, Winchester lost to Pang Qianyu of China in a 6-2 decision. However, Winchester was pulled into the Repechage bracket as Qianyu advanced to the gold medal match.
In the Repechage first round, Winchester defeated Laura Herin of Cuba in a 5-0 decision to advance to the bronze medal match. Facing Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus, Winchester lost in a first period fall, and finished with a 2-2 record in the competition. Mayu Mukaida of Japan defeated Qianyu, 5-4, in the gold medal match.
Two other former Missouri Valley wrestlers joined Winchester in Tokyo as part of the USA wrestling coaching staff. Clarissa Chun, a former National champion for Missouri Valley and a bronze medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, is an assistant coach for the women’s wrestling team. Also, Nate Engel, a former All-American for the Missouri Valley men’s wrestling team, is the personal coach for Adeline Gray, who won the silver medal for the USA in the 76kg women’s freestyle wrestling.