Sunnyside’s Audrey Jimenez earns silver medal in U20 World Championships

Audrey Jimenez now has two silver mendal and two bronze medals representing Team USA in world competition the last two years (United World Wrestling photo)

Sunnyside senior Audrey Jimenez, who was cheered on by fellow students, teachers and school administrators in a watch party at the school’s gym Thursday morning, earned a silver medal at 50 kg in the U20 World Championships at Amman, Jordan.

Jimenez, 17, has advanced to the U20 World finals in consecutive years, earning the silver each time.

She is recognized as the top high school female wrestler pound-for-pound in the nation at 106 pounds by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling.

In the gold medal match against China’s Yanrong Li, Jimenez was traversing a single leg attempt and got caught awkwardly in a cradle. She couldn’t find a way out of this position and gave up the fall in 2:28.

Jimenez fought from her back for nearly two minutes but couldn’t reach the period break for a fresh start.

More than 600 students, teachers and administrators gathered at Sunnyside’s gym to watch Audrey Jimenez’s gold-medal match in the U20 World Championships on Thursday (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


— 2023 U20 World silver medalist (50 kg)
— 2022-23 USA Today HSSA Girls Wrestler of the Year
— 2021-22 & 2022-23 Ranked No. 1 in girls’ high school pound-for-pound rankings
— 2023 Gran Prix of Spain bronze medalist (50kg) representing Team USA.
— 2023 US Open champion (50 kg)
— 2023 U20 World Team Trials champion (50 kg)
— 2023 AIA state champion (114 pounds)
— 2022 U20 World silver medalist (50 kg)
— 2022 U17 World teamer (49 kg)
— 2022 AIA state champion (106 pounds)
— 2021 U17 World bronze medalist (49 kg)
— 2021 AIA state champion (113 pounds)

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