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Jan 24 King leads Oklahoma City after day one of WCWA Women’s College Nationals in St. Louis

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Jan. 24, 2014, 9:55 p.m. (ET)
ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Top ranked King University holds an 18 point lead over Oklahoma City University after the first day of the WCWA Women’s College Nationals, which began Friday at Missouri Baptist University.

King placed 11 athletes into the semifinal round, while Oklahoma City has eight semifinalist. Defending champion Simon Fraser sits in third place, 15 points behind Oklahoma City, with five in the semifinals.

Six past WCWA champions have advanced to the semifinals, including a pair of three-time WCWA champions, Victoria Anthony of Simon Fraser at 109 and Helen Maroulis of Simon Fraser at 130. Anthony and Maroulis are attempting to be the first four-time women’s college national champions in history.

Other returning WCWA national champions who have reached the semifinals are Emily Webster of Oklahoma City (101), Alli Ragan of King (136), Justina Distasio of Simon Fraser (170) and Jenna McLatchy of Simon Fraser (191).

Rounding out the top five teams after day one are fourth-place Wayland Baptist and fifth-place Lindenwood-St. Charles.

Semifinals are set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, with finals set for 6:00 p.m.

There is a live webcast provided by Missouri Baptist University from the WCWA Nationals, with two announcers on the call, switching from mat to mat as possible. Fans can enjoy this webcast at:

At Missouri Baptist Univ., St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 24

Semifinal pairings

Emily Webster (Oklahoma City) vs. Ashley Iliff (King)
Darby Huckle (Simon Fraser) vs. Shannon Constantine (King)

Victoria Anthony (Simon Fraser) vs. Daisy Santos (King)
Breonnah Neal (Campbellsville) vs. Kristi Garr (Oklahoma City)

Haley Augello (King ) vs. Cody Pfau (Oklahoma City)
Amy Fearnside (Jamestown) vs. Jessica Fresh (Waldorf)

Sarah Hildebrandt (King) vs. Montana Drum (Missouri Baptist)
Cady Chessin (Menlo) vs. Tarkyia Mensah (Wayland Baptist)

Helen Maroulis (Simon Fraser) vs. Kayla Brendlinger (King)
Rachel McFarland (Oklahoma City) vs. Cheyenne Youngblood (Missouri Baptist)

Alli Ragan (King) vs. Beatrize Martinez (Oklahoma City)
Shai Mason (Jamestown) vs. Samantha Villegas (Wayland Baptist)

Tamyra Mensah (Wayland Baptist) vs. Forrest Molinari (Missouri Baptist)
Amanda Hendey (King) vs. Stephanie Geltmacher (Oklahoma City)

Julia Salata (King) vs. Brittany David (Lindenwood)
Kayla Aggio (Oklahoma City) vs. Valerie Rosales (Wayland Baptist)

Justina Distasio (Simon Fraser) vs. Gabriela Guzman (Lindenwood)
Lorrie-Ann Ramos (King ) vs. Victoria Francis (Lindenwood)

Jenna Mclatchy (Simon Fraser) vs. Leya Justina Luafalemana (Northwest Kansas Tech)
Malexsis McAdoo (King) vs.Heather O`Connor (Oklahoma City)

Team Scores after day one
1. King, 129
2. Oklahoma City, 111
3. Simon Fraser, 96
4. Wayland Baptist, 75
5. Lindenwood-St. Charles, 74
6. Jamestown, 55
7. Missouri Baptist, 54
8. Campbellsville, 48
9. Univ. of the Cumberlands, 41
10. McKendree, 35
11. Midland, 31
12. Northwest Kansas Tech, 28
13. Waldorf, 26
14. Menlo, 22
15. Southwestern Oregon CC, 13
16. Pacific, 3
17. Lindenwood – Belleville, 0