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.
We are in world famous Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the 20th installment of the Dave Schultz International Wrestling tournament. Wrestlers from across the globe have some to earn championships in honor of the legendary wrestler.
The women have 10 divisions to gain titles with some familiar names and up and coming talent.
The growth of women’s wrestling from the kids to the collegiate level has been growing by leaps and bound the past few years.
The newest college to start a team has been the University of Providence in Great Falls, Montana. After the announcement early this year, Coach Tony DeAnda has assembled a solid team headed by All American Tatum Sparks, who already took third at the U23 World Team Trials a few weeks ago.
Wombat Sports and their media branch “Flairdog Productions” will be following the Lady Argos through their first season.
We will start by introducing you to three of the wrestling team members; the aforementioned Sparks; local Montana wrestler Austin Wortman; and Japan’s Yurie Yoneoka.
For the second year in a row, King University stands atop of the collegiate women’s wrestling world.
The women’s wrestling powerhouse scored 269 points to take the team title. Campbellsville University, in only their second year as a program, takes the runner-up spot with 196 points, beating well established Oklahoma City University by a single point.
Four King wrestlers took home first place finishes, with three repeating their title; sophomore Haley Augello (116), senior Sarah Hildebrandt (123), and senior Julia Salata (155). Senior Amanda Hendey (143) would take home her first national title.
Marina Doi (101), Hanna Grisewood (123), and Jessi Kee (130) took home second place finishes.
King would also take “Academic Team of the Year”, and “Coach of the Year” in Jason Moorman.
The big story is Emily Webster of Oklahoma City University. The senior made history being the first four-time undefeated champion in Women’s College Wrestling Association history. She got her 118th win with her 10-0 technical fall over Doi at 101 pounds.
Webster was named “Wrestler of the Year” for that feat.
All ten #1 seeds won championships.
Here are the complete results:
King, 269 pts.
Oklahoma City, 195
Simon Fraser, 172
Wayland Baptist, 113
Univ. of the Cumberlands, 98
Missouri Baptist, 88
Missouri Valley College, 64
Menlo College, 61
Southwestern Oregon CC, 32
Lyon College, 25
Waldorf College, 25
Lindenwood – Belleville, 17
Pacific Univ., 14
Warner Pacific College, 12
Championship Match: Emily Webster (Oklahoma City) tech. fall Marina Doi (King Univ.), 10-0
Consultation Match: Darby Huckle (Simon Fraser) forfeit over Vanessa Smith (Wayland Baptist)