MVC's Jacarra Winchester Takes Bronze at World Event

Posted July 10, 2014

Marshall, Mo. (July 10, 2014)-  Missouri Valley College student-athlete Senior Jacarra Winchester (San Leandro, Calif.) competed in the 11th World University Wrestling Championships this week in Pecs, Hungary.  Winchester represented the United States in the women’s freestyle event in the 58kg weight class.


Winchester started the tournament with a bye in the first round, but picked up a quarterfinal win over Elizabeth Milovitch of Canada with a pin.  In the semifinal round Winchester lost by pin to the eventual weight class champion Emese Barka of Hungary by a pin.


The semifinal loss sent Winchester to the bronze medal match where she competed against Tetyana Lavrenchuk of Ukraine.  Winchester pulled out a decision victory over Lavrenchuk to come away with a bronze medal at the event.


Winchester’s summer will continue with training at the US Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.



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