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Bronze! Alexis Porter Medals at Junior World Championships

By V, 09/01/16, 1:30PM EDT

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Alexis Porter captured a bronze medal at 67 kg at the Junior World Championships in Macon, France on Thursday.

She finished the day with a dominant 10-0 technical fall over Canada's Brandy Perry in which she led 6-0 at the break.

The New York native began with a 2-1 win in her opening bout against Enrica Rinaldi of Italy before following with a pin over her second round opponent from Kazakhstan. 

Porter's bronze was one of two for Team USA on Thursday, as Kayla Miracle also grabbed third, at 59 kg.

Congratulations to the medalists!

 

--Photo courtesy of @usawrestling twitter


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Former Shenendehowa High School star Alexis Porter, who currently wrestles for McKendree University, is headed to Macon, France to compete in the United World Wrestling (UWW) Junior World Championships.

"I'm excited to go to Europe," said Porter. "This is a great opportunity to travel and represent my country. It is also very exciting to be competing at this level right after the Olympics too. I am hoping to come back from this trip with a medal as this is a small stepping stone to my end goal of being a 2020 Olympic gold medalist."

Coming off a 26-7 campaign, Porter is looking to continue on with her success. Last season, she was a Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) All-American at 155 lbs. During the Junior World Championships, she will be wrestling at 67 kg (147.5 lbs). Porter will redshirt this upcoming season (2016-2017).

"She (Alexis) is an extremely talented wrestler who has bought into McKendree University wrestling," said coach Sam Schmitz. "She has one more shot to win a Junior world title before moving to compete at the Senior level."

Porter will take the mat in France on September 1.