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Jan 25 King wins its first WCWA Women’s college nationals, led by four champions

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Jan. 25, 2014, 10:36 p.m. (ET)
Photos from King University athletic website. Special thanks to Emma Randall of USA Wrestling for reports from the event.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Top ranked King University finished a very strong college season by winning its first WCWA Women’s College national title at Missouri Baptist University, led by four individual champions. Trailing going into the final session, King defeated Oklahoma City by two points.

2013 U.S. Senior World Team member Alli Ragan won her second straight WCWA National title with a dominant 10-0 technical fall over Shai Mason of the Univ. of Jamestown in the 136 pound finals.

The other four individual champions for the Tornado were first-time WCWA champions: Haley Augello (116), Sarah Hildebrandt (123) and Julia Salata (155).

Augello, a freshman who was U.S. Senior Open runner-up a year ago, dominated Amy Fearnside of the Univ. of Jamestown in the finals, 10-0.

Hildebrandt, who was WCWA runner-up the two previous years, scored a pin in 2:22 in the finals over Cady Chessin of Menlo College.

Salata won a competitive 5-1 decision over Kayla Aggio of Oklahoma City to close the door for King’s team crown.

“We wrestled tough. We won the National Duals but winning the individual nationals is a different ball game. Extra athletes on teams can knock people off. It was a tight race. We felt comfortable after yesterday. I want to say that every win was by tech or pin, and we were leading in team points, but semifinals and consolation finals are where it is at. We had 11 in the semis, six in the finals and five who lost. We struggled in that consolation semifinals round and ended up falling behind in team points to OCU. We had a lot to do but we got it done,” said King coach Jason Moorman.

Simon Fraser placed third with 219 points and four individual champions.

No athlete had ever won four WCWA college national titles in history until tonight, when two stars for Simon Fraser claimed their fourth title as seniors: Victoria Anthony (109) and Helen Maroulis (130). Both were members of the 2013 U.S. Senior World Team. Maroulis is a past World silver medalist, and Anthony boasts two Junior World titles.

Anthony needed very little time to get title number four, pinning Breonnah Neal of Campbellsville in the finals in just 24 seconds.

“I set this goal a long time ago so it was great just seeing it through. It was great to share this day with my friend and teammate Helen,” said Anthony.

Maroulis also dispatched her finals opponent in the first period, with a pin over Rachel McFarland of Oklahoma City in 1:10.

“I ‘m really excited and I got to do it with Vicki , too. We were hugging each other after. I was just awesome,” said Maroulis.

Maroulis was named Outstanding Wrestler, but took the microphone to give her friend Anthony credit for her achievements alongside her.

Two other Simon Fraser athletes won WCWA titles for the second straight year, Justina DiStasio at 170 pounds and Jenna McLatchy at 191 pounds. DiStasio beat Victoria Francis of Lindenwood, 4-0, while McLatchy stopped Malexsis McAdoo of King ,8-2.

Winning a second straight WCWA National title was Oklahoma City star Emily Webster, who took the 101-pound crown with a 10-0 technical fall over Simon Fraser’s Darby Huckle.

Winning her first WCWA crown was Tamyra Mensah of Wayland Baptist, who stopped King’s Amanda Hendey in the 143 finals, 8-0.

WCWA WOMEN’S COLLEGE NATIONALS
At St. Louis, Mo., January 25, 2014

101 pounds

1st - Emily Webster (Oklahoma City University) won by tech fall over Darby Huckle (Simon Fraser University) (TF 10-0)
3rd - Vanessa Smith (Wayland Baptist University) won by tech fall over Brianna Rahall (Oklahoma City University) (TF 10-0)
5th - Ashley Iliff (King University) won by decision over Shannon Constantine (King University) (Dec 4-3)
7th - Sarah Allen (University Of the Cumberlands) won by fall over Anissa Rodriguez (Missouri Baptist University) (Fall 2:23)

109 pounds
1st - Victoria Anthony (Simon Fraser University) won by fall over Breonnah Neal (Campbellsville University) (Fall 0:24)
3rd - Grace Paxton (University Of the Cumberlands) won by fall over Kristi Garr (Oklahoma City University) (Fall 4:40)
5th - Taylor Zboray (Midland University) won by tech fall over Daisy Santos (King University) (TF 11-0)
7th - Samantha Higa (Missouri Valley College) won by decision over Michiko Araki (Simon Fraser University) (Dec 2-2)

116 pounds
1st - Haley Augello (King University) won by tech fall over Amy Fearnside (University of Jamestown) (TF 10-0)
3rd - Nikkie Brar (Simon Fraser University) won by decision over Cody Pfau (Oklahoma City University) (Dec 12-4)
5th - Jessica Fresh (Waldorf College) won by fall over Laura Anderson (Simon Fraser University) (Fall 2:33)
7th - Shelby Morrison (Oklahoma City University) won by decision over Sherri Berube (University Of the Cumberlands) (Dec 8-5)

123 pounds
1st - Sarah Hildebrandt (King University) won by fall over Cady Chessin (Menlo College) (Fall 2:22)
3rd - Diaysha Moore (Lindenwood University St. Charles) won by decision over Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City University) (Dec 8-4)
5th - Montana Drum (Missouri Baptist University) won by fall over Tarkyia Mensah (Wayland Baptist University) (Fall 2:33)
7th - Kayla Bartosch (King University) won by fall over Teasia Lizama (Northwest Kansas Tech) (Fall 2:54)

130 pounds
1st - Helen Maroulis (Simon Fraser University) won by fall over Rachel McFarland (Oklahoma City University) (Fall 1:10)
3rd - Rosemary Flores (Campbellsville University) won by fall over Mallory Velte (Simon Fraser University) (Fall 2:36)
5th - Cheyenne Youngblood (Missouri Baptist University) won by decision over Kayla Brendlinger (King University) (Dec 8-4)
7th -Megan Black (King University) won by tech fall over Rachel Factora (Lindenwood University St. Charles) (TF 11-1)

136 pounds
1st - Alli Ragan (King University) won by tech fall over Shai Mason (University of Jamestown) (TF 10-0)
3rd - Samantha Villegas (Wayland Baptist University) won by decision over Monica Ramirez (Lindenwood University St. Charles) (Dec 6-2)
5th - Beatrize Martinez (Oklahoma City University) won by decision over Rachel Young (Oklahoma City University) (Dec 11-6)
7th - Gabby Klein (Waldorf College) won by decision over Cristta Hartinger (Midland University) (Dec 5-4)

143 pounds
1st - Tamyra Mensah (Wayland Baptist University) won by decision over Amanda Hendey (King University) (Dec 8-0)
3rd - Forrest Molinari (Missouri Baptist University) won by tech fall over Hanna Hall (Campbellsville University) (TF 14-4)
5th - Stephanie Geltmacher (Oklahoma City University) won by tech fall over Anna McAleavey (Lindenwood University St. Charles) (TF 12-2)
7th - Lisa Gonzalez (Lindenwood University St. Charles) won by decision over Kaleigh Jennings (University Of the Cumberlands) (Dec 10-1)

155 pounds
1st - Julia Salata (King University) won by decision over Kayla Aggio (Oklahoma City University) (Dec 5-1)
3rd - Brittany David (Lindenwood University St. Charles) won by decision over Demi Strub (Oklahoma City University) (Dec 11-10)
5th - Mary Westman (University of Jamestown) won by decision over Valerie Rosales (Wayland Baptist University) (Dec 8-0)
7th - Monika Podgorski (Simon Fraser University) won by fall over Michelle Organ (Campbellsville University) (Fall 0:30)

170 pounds
1st - Justina DiStasio (Simon Fraser University) won by decision over Victoria Francis (Lindenwood University St. Charles) (Dec 4-0)
3rd - Kerri Bumpers (King University) won by fall over Sherese Thomas (Oklahoma City University) (Fall 0:48)
5th - Lorrie-Ann Ramos (King University) won by tech fall over Gabriela Guzman (Lindenwood University St. Charles) (TF 16-6)
7th - Ruth Leger (Lindenwood University St. Charles) won by fall over Brittany Jones (Missouri Valley College) (Fall 1:47)

191 pounds
1st - Jenna Mclatchy (Simon Fraser University) won by decision over Malexsis McAdoo (King University) (Dec 8-2)
3rd - Tiaira Scott (Campbellsville University) won by decision over Heather O`Connor (Oklahoma City University) (Dec 12-4)
5th - Leya Justina Luafalemana (Northwest Kansas Tech) won by injury default over Kierra Boyce (Wayland Baptist University) (Inj. 0:00)
7th - Angela Vyborny (Wayland Baptist University) won by tech fall over Rabecca Peralles (Lindenwood University St. Charles) (TF 10-0)

Team Standings
1. King University, 229.0
2. Oklahoma City University, 227.0
3. Simon Fraser University 219.0
4. Lindenwood University St. Charles, 148.0
5. Wayland Baptist University, 132.0
6. Campbellsville University, 112.0
7. University of Jamestown, 88.0
8. University of the Cumberlands, 74.0
9. Missouri Baptist University, 72.0
10. Midland University, 44.0
11. McKendree University, 35.0
12. Waldorf College, 35.0
13. Menlo College, 34.0
14. Northwest Kansas Tech, 34.0
15. Missouri Valley College, 30.0
16. Southwestern Oregon CC, 20.0
17. Pacific University Oregon, 3.0
18. Lindenwood University-Bellville, 0.0
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