WCWA Collegiate Championship Tournament Day 1

We are live in Oklahoma City as collegiate teams from across the US and Canada look to crown female wrestling champions.

10 weight divisions were represented with 626 overall wrestlers participating.  The four time team champions King University looked for their fifth straight title, but had stumbled in day 1 to landing in sixth place, 75 points the surprising leader in Canada’s Simon Fraiser. The favorite coming into the tournament, Campbellsville, is in  second place just 12.5 points behind.

In the individual tournaments:

At 101 pounds, the Doi sisters, Marina and Regina, will see a sibling rivalry in the finals. Both are from King University in Tennessee,

A similar thing is happening at 109, as Emanuel College will see teammate versus teammate in the finals with Cody Pfau facing Maria Vidales.

Number 1 ranked Abby Lloyd of Simon Fraser University made her way into the 116 finals with two falls and a superiority win. Her opponent, Gabrielle Weyhrich of McKendree University, dominated the scores in her matches.

In a familiar theme this year, Simon Fraiser will have two of its best battle for the 123 pound title in Dominique Parrish and Alex Hedrick.

In an important match in terms of team scoring, Simon Fraiser’s Nicole Depa faces Grace Bullen of Campbellsville University for the 130 pound crown.

One of the best overall wrestlers in the tournament, Kayla Miracle, looks to repeat her performance at the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament  earlier in the season when she takes on former Junior world champion and 2017 Bronze medalist Desiree Zavala of Grays Harbor College for the 136 pound title

Like the 116 finals, we will see Simon Fraser University and McKendree University will square off, the time in the 143 pound finals. Canadian Mallory Velte will face the US’s Alexis Porter.

At 155, two schools will look for their only championships in the tournament. University of Providence’s Tatem Sparks will look for her first national title taking on Niauni Hill of Lindenwood-Belleville University, who was a national champion last year.

NAIA champion Mariah Harris of Campbellsville University and Number 1 ranked Brittany Marshall of Wayland Baptist will square off for the 170 pound championship.

Round out the day will be the 191 championships which sees Paige Baynes of Grays Harbor College and Leilani Camargo-Naone of Midland University

We will have results and photos as they become available. You can watch the live stream of the matches and see live results at FloWrestling.org.

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