Sarah Hildebrandt

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Sarah Hildebrandt
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Sarah Hildebrandt at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway
Personal information
Full nameSarah Ann Hildebrandt
Born (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 29)
Granger, Indiana, U.S.
Height160 cm (5.2 ft; 63 in)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportAmateur wrestling
Weight class
  • 50 kg
  • 53 kg
Event(s)Freestyle

Sarah Ann Hildebrandt (born September 23, 1993)[1] is an American freestyle wrestler. She won one of the bronze medals in the women's 50 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[2] She is a three-time medalist at the World Wrestling Championships and a gold medalist at the Pan American Games. She is also a six-time gold medalist at the Pan American Wrestling Championships.

Career[edit]

In 2013, she represented the United States at the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia without winning a medal.[1] In 2016, she competed in the 55 kg event at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary without winning a medal.[3] She lost her first match against Mayu Mukaida of Japan and she entered the repechage where she lost her match against Ramóna Galambos of Hungary. In 2017, at the Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin 2017 held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, she won the silver medal in the women's 55 kg event.

In 2018, she won one of the bronze medals in the women's 53 kg event at the Klippan Lady Open in Klippan, Sweden.[4] She also competed in the women's freestyle competition of the 2018 Wrestling World Cup. At the 2018 Pan American Wrestling Championships held in Lima, Peru, she won the gold medal in the women's 53 kg event.[5][6] In the final, she defeated Luisa Valverde of Ecuador.[5] At the 2018 World Wrestling Championships held in Budapest, Hungary, she won the silver medal in the women's 53 kg event.[7][8]

In 2019, at the Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, she won the gold medal in the women's 53 kg event.[9] At the 2019 Pan American Wrestling Championships held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she won the gold medal in the same event. In June 2019, she won against Katherine Shai at the Final X: Lincoln event held in Lincoln, Nebraska. Later that year, she won the gold medal in the women's 53 kg event at the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru.[10][11] In the final, she defeated Betzabeth Argüello of Venezuela.[10] In the same year, she also competed in the women's freestyle competition of the 2019 Wrestling World Cup.

In 2021, she won the gold medal in the women's 50 kg event at the Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane 2021 held in Nice, France.[12] She also won the gold medal in this event at the Pan American Wrestling Championships held in Guatemala City, Guatemala.[13][14]

At the 2020 Pan American Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament held in March 2020, she earned a quota place for the United States, and in April 2021 at the U.S. Team Trials, she secured her place to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[15][16] She lost her semi-final in a close match after leading 7–2 mid-way through her bout and 7–6 with only 12 seconds to go, but her opponent Sun Yanan of China won a 4-point throw at the death and Hildebrandt lost.[2][17] In her bronze medal match she defeated Oksana Livach of Ukraine.[2]

Two months after the Olympics, she won the silver medal in the women's 50 kg event at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships held in Oslo, Norway.[18][19] She won the gold medal in her event at the 2022 Pan American Wrestling Championships held in Acapulco, Mexico.[20][21] She also won the gold medal in her event at the 2022 Tunis Ranking Series event held in Tunis, Tunisia.[22]

She won one of the bronze medals in the women's 50 kg event at the 2022 World Wrestling Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia.[23][24]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Year Tournament Location Result Event
2013 Pan American Wrestling Championships Panama City, Panama 1st Freestyle 55 kg
2015 Pan American Wrestling Championships Santiago, Chile 1st Freestyle 55 kg
2018 Pan American Wrestling Championships Lima, Peru 1st Freestyle 53 kg
World Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Freestyle 53 kg
2019 Pan American Wrestling Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st Freestyle 53 kg
Pan American Games Lima, Peru 1st Freestyle 53 kg
2021 Pan American Wrestling Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Freestyle 50 kg
Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan 3rd Freestyle 50 kg
World Championships Oslo, Norway 2nd Freestyle 50 kg
2022 Pan American Wrestling Championships Acapulco, Mexico 1st Freestyle 50 kg
World Championships Belgrade, Serbia 3rd Freestyle 50 kg

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wrestling Results Book" (PDF). 2013 Summer Universiade. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 26, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Wrestling Results Book" (PDF). 2020 Summer Olympics. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 7, 2021. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "2016 World Wrestling Championships Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 18, 2020. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Results Book" (PDF). 2018 Klippan Lady Open. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 12, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Pavitt, Michael (May 5, 2018). "Gray secures first Pan American Wrestling Championships title in Lima". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved January 13, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "2018 Pan American Wrestling Championships Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 23, 2021. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  7. ^ "2018 World Wrestling Championships Results" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 14, 2020. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  8. ^ Diamond, James (October 25, 2018). "Japan win two golds and a silver on final day of women's action as Hungary claim first medal at World Wrestling Championships". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved January 13, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "U.S. Wrestlers Win Five Medals, Two Gold, At Ivan Yarygin Memorial International". Team USA. January 27, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ a b "2019 Pan American Games Wrestling Results" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Retrieved March 17, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Gregory, Ryan (August 8, 2019). "The Women Of USA Wrestling Show Up Strong, Earn Three Medals In Lima". Team USA. Retrieved March 25, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane 2021 Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 23, 2021. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  13. ^ Pavitt, Michael (May 29, 2021). "Gray among winners as women's competition concludes at Pan American Wrestling Championships". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved May 30, 2021.
  14. ^ "2021 Pan American Wrestling Championships Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 31, 2021. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  15. ^ Houston, Michael (March 14, 2020). "Valencia Escoto becomes first female Mexican wrestler to secure Olympic qualification". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  16. ^ "2020 Pan American Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 22, 2020. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  17. ^ Ron Dicker. "U.S. Wrestler Sarah Hildebrandt Was Seconds From Olympic Final. Then This Happened". Huff Post. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  18. ^ Burke, Patrick (October 6, 2021). "Adelaine Maria Gray wins sixth title at Wrestling World Championships". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved October 6, 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "2021 World Wrestling Championships Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 16, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  20. ^ Burke, Patrick (May 7, 2022). "Hildebrandt earns seventh Pan American Championships wrestling title". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  21. ^ "2022 Pan American Wrestling Championships Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 9, 2022. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  22. ^ "2022 Zouhaier Sghaier Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 19, 2022. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  23. ^ Burke, Patrick (September 14, 2022). "Susaki and Morikawa earn Japanese double at World Wrestling Championships". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved September 15, 2022.
  24. ^ "2022 World Wrestling Championships Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 18, 2022. Retrieved September 18, 2022.

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