Sarah Hildebrandt competing at World Wrestling Championships
Granger native Sarah Hildebrandt will face Ukraine’s Bohdana Kokozei Yashchuk in her opening match Tuesday at the World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway.
United World Wrestling announced brackets for women’s freestyle competition on Sunday.
As expected, Hildebrandt – representing Team USA -- is installed as No. 1 seed in the 50 Kg weight class. There are 20 women in the 50 Kg field.
Fresh from a bronze-medal winning performance at the Tokyo Olympics two months ago, Hildebrandt has been automatically advanced to the second round. The wrestler expected to be her toughest competition – Bulgaria’s Miglena Selishka – must first advance from a qualifying round.
There is no exact schedule for her match, but Hildebrandt will meet Kokozei Yashchuk, the No. 5 seed, early Tuesday morning, after the qualifying round is completed. She must win three matches to reach the finals on Wednesday.
Competition begins at 4:30 a.m. (EDT) and will be live-streamed on FloWrestling.