Alyvia Fiske, a Vintage High School graduate who is in her sophomore year at Simon Fraser University of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, will travel to the 2018 Junior World Championships this month with a 10-member U.S. women’s freestyle wrestling team.
The Junior World Championships will take place at Trnava, Slovakia, from Sept. 17-23. Fiske, a two-time CIF state meet champion for Vintage, will compete at 72 kg.
Fiske, a Napa resident, was fourth at the U.S. Open. She was the runner-up at the 2018 U23 World Team Trials.
The U.S. team’s coaching staff is led by Clarissa Chun, of Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Assistant Women’s Freestyle National Coach, Kevin Black of River Falls, Wisc., and Matt Stevens of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Fiske, competing for Team California, secured her spot on the U.S. team with a first-place finish in her weight class at the 2018 Women’s Nationals and UWW Junior World Team Trials at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas in May. She beat Andrea Sennett of Team Illinois, two matches to none, with a pin and a tech fall.
It will be Fiske’s first appearance at the World Championships.
There is an Opening Ceremony on Sept. 18. The finals are on Sept. 21.
Fiske was twice named as the Napa Valley Register’s Female Athlete of the Year and compiled a 148-9 record, winning two CIF state championships, during her career at Vintage.
She was selected as the California state winner of the 2017 Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced.
Fiske won the 155-pound division for Simon Fraser University at the Mike Clock Open tournament in Forest Grove, Oregon last year.
She finished second at the Spokane Open in Spokane, Washington last year.
Fiske won the junior 164-pound bracket of USA Wrestling’s 2017 Girls Folkstyle National Championships.
Jamie Pope of Napa won three matches in the girls 16 singles division of a recent U.S. Tennis Association-Northern California tournament.
Pope had wins over Isabella Wu of San Jose, 6-4, 6-2; Kaitlyn Peng of Pleasanton, 6-0, 6-2; and Smitha Chandrasekhar of San Ramon, 6-2, 6-1.
Lisa Miller of Napa won in the quarterfinals of the women’s open singles division of a recent U.S. Tennis Association-Northern California tournament.
Miller beat Isabel Salinas of San Francisco, 6-1, 6-3.
Kathryn Robinson of American Canyon tied for 41st place in the girls championship division of the Junior Tour of Northern California’s Fall Series IV Championship at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento last week.
Robinson had rounds of 76 and 82 for a 14-over-par 158 total.