Adeline Gray

Adeline Maria Gray (born January 15, 1991) is an American wrestler. She is a five-time world champion (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019) and a 2016 Olympian. Gray is the first U.S. woman to win back to back wrestling World titles since Tricia Saunders in 1999. She is the first American wrestler to win 5 World titles [3]

Adeline Gray
Adeline Gray at 2015 Pan Am Games victorious.jpg
Gray at the 2015 Pan Am Games
Personal information
Born (1991-01-15) January 15, 1991 (age 29)
Denver, Colorado, USA[1]
Alma materBear Creek High School
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[2]
University teamDeVry University
ClubNew York AC[2]
Coached byTerry Steiner, Erin Tomeo[2]
Updated on 18 March 2020.

Early lifeEdit

Gray was born on January 15, 1991, in Denver, Colorado and began her wrestling career with the help of her father.[1]


On September 27, 2012, Gray competed in the 2012 Women's World Wrestling Championships in Edmonton, Canada. In her first match against Dzhanan Manolova of Bulgaria, Adeline came out a little slow, then exploded with a great 3 point throw and won the 1st period 3-0. In the second period, she took Manolova down and turned her in a leg lace for another point, then she just defended the rest of the period for a 2-0 win. In the next round, she faced off against Yoshiko Inoue of Japan, the only one to score on Adeline. Inoue scored first in the first period but Adeline came back and scored on a push out to secure the 1st period win. In the second period, Adeline looked in control with her under hooks, scoring a throw-by and getting her leg lace for a 3-0 win. In the Semi-Finals against Kaur Navjot of India, she looked very confident and showed no fear and dominated Navjot from the start. Adeline secured her second takedown and controlled her legs standing tilts to a stack for the pin.[citation needed]

In the Finals, Gray faced off against the 2012 Jr World Champion, Dorothy Yeats of Canada, only 19 years old and the crowd favorite. Adeline came out very confident and took it to Yeats, throwing her for 3 points and scoring in another takedown to win the 1st period 4-0. In the second period, Adeline stayed in control and secured a takedown late in the period, then put Yeats on her back with her signature arm-bar-wing and pinned her with 4 seconds left for a dominating win.[citation needed]

Gray competed in the 75 kg event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she won her first match against Andrea Olaya Gutierrez of Colombia,[4] but lost her quarterfinal match against Vasilisa Marzaliuk of Belarus.[5]

Gray spent the 2017 season recuperating from injuries, missing the 2017 World Championships.[6]


Gray is the first female wrestler to have her own signature shoe. The ASICS Aggressor 3 L.E. Adeline Gray[7] wrestling shoe is a special edition signature shoe designed by Adeline.

Personal lifeEdit

Gray is the daughter of George and Donna Gray, and has three sisters.[3]

Outside of competing, Gray has been wrestling the bigger issues of sexism, and promoting equal recognition and participation on the elite levels, including Olympic and collegiate level wrestling.[citation needed]

International matchesEdit

Res. Record Opponent Score Date Event Location
2020 Pan American Silver Medalist
Loss 37-4   Justina Di Stasio Injury default (0-0) March 14, 2020 2020 Pan American Wrestling Championships   Ottawa
Win 37–3   Andrea Carolina Olaya Gutierrez Tech Fall (11–0)
Win 36–3   Andrimar Daniela Lazaro Diaz 2–0
2019 World Champion
Win 35–3   Hiroe Minagawa 4–2 September 19, 2019 2019 World Championships   Nur-Sultan
Win 34–3   Aline Rotter-Focken 5–2 September 18, 2019
Win 33–3   Chang Hui-tsz Tech Fall (10–0)
Win 32–3   Elmira Syzdykova Tech Fall (10–0)
Win 31–3   Eleni Pjollaj Tech Fall (10–0)
2019 Pan American Champion
Win 30–3   Genesis Reasco Valdez Fall April 21, 2019 2019 Pan American Wrestling Championships   Buenos Aires
Win 29–3   Capote Perez Tech Fall (10–0)
Win 28–3   Erica Wiebe Tech Fall (10–0)
Win 27–3   María Acosta Tech Fall (10–0)
2018 World Champion
Win 27–3   Yasemin Adar Tech Fall (13–1) October 24, 2018 2018 World Championships   Budapest
Win 26–3   Erica Wiebe 3–1 October 23, 2018
Win 25–3   Elmira Syzdykova Fall
Win 24–3   Epp Mäe Tech Fall (10–0)
2016 Summer Olympics
Loss 23–3   Vasilisa Marzaliuk 1–4 August 18, 2016 2016 Summer Olympics   Rio de Janeiro
Win 23–2   Andrea Olaya Fall
2015 World Champion
Win 22–2   Zhou Qian Tech Fall (13–2) September 10, 2015 2015 World Championships   Las Vegas, NV
Win 21–2   Aline Ferreira 10–2
Win 20–2   Daria Osocka Tech Fall (10–0)
Win 19–2   Vasilisa Marzaliuk 6–0
Win 18–2   Gelegjamtsyn Naranchimeg Tech Fall (10–0)
2015 Pan American Games
Win 17–2   Justina Di Stasio 7–6 July 17, 2015 2015 Pan American Games Champion   Toronto, ON
Win 16–2   Ana Gonzalez Tech Fall (12–0)
Win 15–2   Aline Ferreira Tech Fall (10–0)
2014 World Champion
Win 14–2   Aline Ferreira 2–1 September 11, 2014 2014 World Championship   Tashkent
Win 13–2   Epp Mäe 5–1
Win 12–2   Hiroe Suzuki 2–1
Win 11–2   Yasemin Adar Fall
Win 10–2   Zhou Qian 11–10
2013 World Bronze Medalist
Win 9–2   Yasemin Adar 8–2 September 20, 2013 2013 World Championship   Budapest
Win 8–2   Guzel Manyurova 2–1
Loss 7–2   Zhang Fengliu 2–1
Win 7–1   Andrea Olaya Fall
2012 World Champion
Win 6–1   Dorothy Yeats Fall September 26, 2012 2012 World Championship   Strathcona County, AL
Win 5–1   Navjot Kaur Fall
Win 4–1   Yoshiko Inoue 1–1, 3–0
Win 3–1   Dzhanan Manolova 2–0, 3–0
2011 World Bronze Medalist
Win 2–1   Burcu Örskaya 1–0, 1–0 September 16, 2011 2011 World Championship   Istanbul
Win 1–1   Martine Dugrenier 1–1, 3–1
Loss 0–1   Xiluo Zhuoma 1–4, 0–1


  1. ^ a b "Adeline Gray Biography". ASICS America Corporation. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Adeline Gray Biography". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Adeline Gray Biography". Team USA. Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
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