Skylar Little Soldier has had quite a year. So has Shelby Moore. The two will meet for the third time this year after facing each other in the best-of-three series at U17 Nationals in May. Moore won two straight matches — 11-0 and 5-0 — over Little Solider to make the 57-kg U17 World team. Little Solider represented the United States at the Pan-American Championships and won a silver medal.
Moore (Buckley, Washington) won the High School Recruiting Showcase in April and won the 16U and Junior National titles in Fargo last year at 122 pounds. She is entering her senior year at White River High School and is a 2022 Washington Mat Classic champion.
Little Solider (Welch, Minnesota) won 16U Nationals in 2021 and 2022 at 127 pounds and moved up to 132 pounds this year for Juniors where she finished second. She is entering her junior year at Hastings High School and was the program’s first Minnesota girls state champion earlier this year.
Shelby Moore won the High School Recruiting Showcase with a win over Estella Gutches in the finals
Skylar Little Soldier won her second 16U National title earlier this year
Announced Who’s Number One women’s match-ups
94 pounds: Erica Pastoriza vs Morgan Turner
100 pounds: Gabriella Gomez vs Valarie Solorio
106 pounds: Clare Booe vs Gigi Bragg
112 pounds: Ava Ward vs Alex Szkotnicki
117 pounds: Persaeus Gomez vs Elena Ivaldi
127 pounds: Skylar Little Soldier vs Shelby Moore