Duel Domination, Tornado Women’s Wrestling Add Pair of Wins

MARSHALL, Mo. – Leading into the Missouri Valley Open the King College Women's Wrestling team hosted a pair of duels with two competing institutions, Menlo College and Midland University. The No. 2 Tornado team easily dispensed of both teams and allowed only two points combined between the two matches, improving to 9-1 in duels this season.
 

King began their Friday night duels with Menlo College. The Tornado defeated the Oaks, 36-2, racking up three falls in the team's nine matches. Samantha Klingel (Kresgeville, Pa.) notched the first pin of the night against Kaylen Knight-Alvarez 1:04 in the second period in the 116-pound division. Katarina Perez (136#) and Alli Ragan (143#) also recorded pins in the win. Ragan wasted no time in recording her fall, doing so just 20 seconds into the first period against Leticia Bernabe. Kerri Bumpers (LOCATION) earned her first win by decision of the year, defeating Melanie McKinney (191#) 1-0, 4-1.

The Tornado followed their win over Menlo with a shutout victory against Midland University. The Warriors sent our four grapplers to compete. King recorded falls against three of the four Warrior competitors including Stacy Martin (#136), Ragan and Lorri Ramos (155#). At 116-pounds, Victoria Nguyen (Johnson City, Tenn.) won by decision over Jasmine Alvarado (2-0, 5-0). The match against King was Midland's first ever women's wrestling match as they enter their first year of competition as a varsity sport.

COMPLETE RESULTS

King 36, Menlo 2
101 - DOUBLE FORFEIT
109 - Emily Martin, KING over Michelle Jimenez, MENLO (dec. 4-1, 3-1)
116 - Samantha Klingel, KING over Kaylen Knight Alvarez, MENLO (pin, 1:04 – 2nd)
123 - Sarah Anderson, KING over Zhavon Resendez, MENLO (dec. 2-0, 7-0)
130 - Sarah Hildebrandt, KING over Brazel Marquez, MENLO (dec. 4-0, 4-0)
136 - Katarina Perez, KING over Naranjo, MENLO (pin, 1:25 – 1st)
143 - Alli Ragan, KING over Leticia Bernabe, MENLO (pin, 0:20)
155 - Lorrie Ramos, KING over FORFEIT
170 - Julia Salata, KING over Karen Perez-Torres, MENLO (tech. fall, 7-0, 6-0)
191 - Kerri Bumpers, KING over Melanie McKinney, MENLO (dec. 1-0, 4-1)

King 43, Midland 0
101 - DOUBLE FORFEIT
109 - Emily Martin, KING FORFEIT
116 - Victoria Nguyen, KING over Jasmine Alvarado, MIDLAND (dec. 2-0, 5-0)
123 - Sarah Anderson, KING FORFEIT
130 - Sarah Hildebrandt, KING FORFEIT
136 - Stacy Martin, KING over Tye Thomas, MIDLAND (pin, 1:50 – 1st)
143 - Alli Ragan, KING over Raven Davila, MIDLAND (pin, 0:29 – 1st)
155 - Lorrie Ramos, KING over Songa Grant, MIDLAND (pin, 0:31 – 1st)
170 - Julia Salata, KING FORFEIT
191 - Kerri Bumpers, KING FORFEIT