University of Jamestown women's wrestling coach Shauna (Isbell) Kemp has qualified to compete in the first Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games on Oct. 12-13 in San Diego, Calif.
Kemp won a best-of-three women's wrestling championship series at 60 kg over Estrella Maestas of Las Vegas, Nev., during the ANOC World Beach Games Trials held April 28 at Las Vegas' Priefert Pavilion. Kemp, who has previously competed for the U.S. Senior Women's Wrestling Team and defeated Maestas 3-0, 3-0, is one of four women who will represent the United States in the fall.
The new ANOC World Beach Games includes 17 sport disciplines, is endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, and U.S. teams will be managed by the U.S. Olympic Committee. United World Wrestling is the organizing body of the beach wrestling portion of competition.
Kemp, via the U.S. Senior Open, is also qualified at 116 pounds for the USA Wrestling World Team trials on May 17-19 in Raleigh, N.C. Kemp can make the team with a third-place finish. She'd be able to compete at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships on Sept. 14-22 in Astana, Kazakhstan, by winning her division.