Kristie Marano

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Iris Smith and Kristie Marano (right) in 2007

Kristie Davis (née Stenglein, later Marano) (born January 24, 1979) is an Olympic wrestler from Albany, New York.

She has won nine medals at the Women's World Championships in wrestling, two of which were gold. In 2004, Davis (who was competing as Kristie Marano at the time) received the James M. Cooke Memorial Award as the New York Athletic Club's (NYAC) Athlete of the Year. She is the third woman in NYAC history to receive this award.

In 2002, she was awarded Women's Wrestler of the Year by USA Wrestling ([1]).

Kristie married Link Davis, the head coach of the Emmanuel College wrestling team, and went by Kristie Davis in 2016. She is an alumna of Colonie Central High School and Hudson Valley Community College and Pikes Peak Community College. She has a daughter named Kayla from her first marriage.

Davis came out of retirement in 2016 in an attempt to make the U.S. Olympic team in the 75kg class, the only accomplishment she never achieved.

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