2012-13 Women's Wrestling News

  • U.S. places seventh at Junior World Championships
    August 16, 2013
    U.S. places seventh at Junior World Championships SOFIA, Bulgaria – On Thursday and Friday, four King University women’s wrestlers competed for the U.S. at the FILA Junior World Championships on team coached by Tornado head coach Jason Moorman. The eight-person squad posted 27 points, placing seventh out of 25 teams at the event.
  • King sends four women's wrestlers, coach to Junior Worlds
    August 14, 2013
    King sends four women's wrestlers, coach to Junior Worlds BRSITOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team has a big presence at the 2013 FILA Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The U.S. squad is coached by Tornado head coach Jason Moorman, and half of the eight-person team is made up of King wrestlers. Current Tornado wrestlers, Sarah Hildebrandt, Lorrie Ramos and Julia Salata are joined by incoming freshman Haley Augello on the U.S. team that begins competition on Thursday.
  • Ragan makes Senior World Team
    August 03, 2013
    Ragan makes Senior World Team COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The King University women’s wrestling team had wrestlers compete at the World Team Wrestle-Off on Saturday, and one made King history. Alli Ragan became the first women’s wrestler in King history to earn a spot on a Senior World Team, taking first in the 59 kg weight class.
  • Klingel, Ragan take home medals from international competitions
    July 14, 2013
    Klingel, Ragan take home medals from international competitions BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s women’s wrestlers continued to compete across the world this weekend as Alli Ragan and Sarah Hildebrandt competed at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia while Samantha Klingel and Kayla Brendlinger competed in the Pan American Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile. Ragan turned in a silver medal performance on Sunday while Klingel took home gold on Saturday.
  • Hildebrandt, Salata ranked in FILA World Rankings
    June 25, 2013
    Hildebrandt, Salata ranked in FILA World Rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team may be in their “offseason”, but many wrestlers have been competing in events across the world since their season with the Tornado ended. Following success at these competitions, Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata were ranked at their respective weight classes in the latest FILA Women’s Freestyle World Rankings.
  • King women's wrestling highlighted by Female Competition International
    June 25, 2013
    King women's wrestling highlighted by Female Competition International BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling program has come a long way in just four short years. A season ago they were the #1 ranked team in the WCWA preseason poll, and have finished second and third at WCWA Nationals, hosted by King each of the last two seasons.
  • Three Tornado place third at World Team Trials
    June 22, 2013
    Three Tornado place third at World Team Trials STILLWATER, Okla. – A few members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed in the World Team Trials this weekend in Oklahoma. Sarah Hildebrandt, Alli Ragan and Julia Salata all earned third place finishes in their respective weight classes at the event.
  • King hosts USA All-American Wrestling Camp
    June 11, 2013
    King hosts USA All-American Wrestling Camp BRISTOL, Tenn. – UPDATE: Due to the low number of entries for the USA All-American Wrestling Camp, the camp has been cancelled.
  • Woody joins women's wrestling staff
    June 03, 2013
    Woody joins women's wrestling staff BRSITOL, Tenn. – Head women’s wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced the hire of Nicole Woody as assistant women’s wrestling coach at King University. Woody comes to King after being a graduate assistant coach at Missouri Baptist University.
  • Hildebrandt takes gold, Salata silver  in Austria
    June 02, 2013
    Hildebrandt takes gold, Salata silver in Austria BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University had women’s wrestlers competing in different places this weekend. Alli Ragan competed in the Battle at the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada while Sarah Hildebrandt, Amanda Hendey and Julia Salata competed at the Austria Open. Hildebrandt came home with a gold medal in the 55-kilogram weight class.
  • Tornado take three titles at Body Bar Championships
    May 12, 2013
    Tornado take three titles at Body Bar Championships LAKELAND, Fla. – The King University women’s wrestling team competed at the 2013 Body Bar Championships on Sunday, and the Tornado came home with three first place finishes and two runner-ups. Sarah Hildebrandt (55-kg), Lorrie Ramos (67-kg) and Julia Salata (72-kg) all returned home from Florida with titles.
  • Ragan wins title at US Open
    April 20, 2013
    Ragan wins title at US Open LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed in the Asics Las Vegas U.S. Open over the weekend. At the 59-kilo weight class, Alli Ragan won her first US Open title while Samantha Klingel qualified for her first Senior World Team based on her finish at the event.
  • Hildebrandt wins gold at Senior Pan Ams
    April 06, 2013
    Hildebrandt wins gold at Senior Pan Ams PANAMA CITY, Panama, - King University women's wrestler's Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata competed at the Senior Pan Am Women's Championships on Saturday, and both will be returning to Bristol with hardware. Hildebrandt won the gold medal at the 55-kilogram weight class while Salata earned a bronze medal in the 67-kilogram weight class.
  • Salata, Hildebrandt set to wrestle at Senior PanAms
    April 04, 2013
    Salata, Hildebrandt set to wrestle at Senior PanAms BRSITOL, Tenn. - Following their performances at the past two events, King University women's wrestler's Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata will be competing at the Senior PanAm Games in Panama City, Panama this weekend. The duo will be competing for team U.S. Senior National team in the international competition.
  • Hildebrandt, Ragan take home titles from University Nationals
    March 30, 2013
    Hildebrandt, Ragan take home titles from University Nationals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – King University brought 11 women's wrestlers to compete in the University Nationals. Sarah Hildebrandt finished first in the 121-pound weight class while teammate Alli Ragan finished first in the 130-pound weight class.
  • Ragan competes on US World Cup team
    March 04, 2013
    Ragan competes on US World Cup team Lady Tornado wrestling star Alli Ragan, became the first King University wrestler to represent USA on a Senior Level team this past weekend.
  • SAAC Names Ragan, Knobloch Student-Athletes of the Month
    February 08, 2013
    SAAC Names Ragan, Knobloch Student-Athletes of the Month Alli Ragan (women’s wrestling) and Christian Knobloch (men’s swimming & diving) were named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month for January.
  • Five Compete at Dave Schultz Memorial International
    February 02, 2013
    Five Compete at Dave Schultz Memorial International King University had five members from its squad represent the school at the 2013 Dave Schultz Memorial International paced by to fourth place finishes.
  • Ragan, Perez Crowned National Champions! King Places Third
    January 26, 2013
    Ragan, Perez Crowned National Champions! King Places Third Juniors Alli Ragan and Kat Perez won individual national championships for the Lady Tornado while the team placed third overall at the 2013 WCWA National Championships.
  • WCWA National Championships Wrap Up Day One
    January 25, 2013
    WCWA National Championships Wrap Up Day One The Lady Tornado advanced 10 wrestlers to Saturday’s semifinal rounds while seven more still have a chance to earn All-American honors.
  • WCWA Releases Latest Rankings, King Tabbed Third
    January 22, 2013
    WCWA Releases Latest Rankings, King Tabbed Third Heading into the week of the WCWA National Championships, the association released its second set of rankings this season placing the Lady Tornado third in the country.
  • Lady Tornado Finish Third at NWCA/Cliff Keen Nationals
    January 13, 2013
    Lady Tornado Finish Third at NWCA/Cliff Keen Nationals King Women’s Wrestling defeated Missouri Valley in the consolation round of the Women’s division to take third place.
  • They Come in Threes, Nine Place in Top-3 of Waldorf Open
    January 05, 2013
    They Come in Threes, Nine Place in Top-3 of Waldorf Open Alli Ragan, Sarah Hildebrandt, and Malexis McAdoo all took first place in their respective divisions at Saturday’s Waldorf Open.
  • No. 1 Lady Tornado Wrestling Earns Narrow Victory Over Cumberlands
    December 01, 2012
    No. 1 Lady Tornado Wrestling Earns Narrow Victory Over Cumberlands Tied 18-18, Saturday’s dual meet between Cumberlands and King came down to the final bout where Malexis McAdoo earned the victory for the Lady Tornado.
  • Lady Tornado Scheduled Altered, Nordhagen Classic Postponed
    November 28, 2012
    Lady Tornado Scheduled Altered, Nordhagen Classic Postponed The 2012 Nordhagen Classic for Dec. 9 has been postponed until 2013. King's next meet will be Jan. 5 at the Waldorf Open.
  • Lady Tornado Wrestling Places Third at Harry Geris Duals
    November 17, 2012
    Lady Tornado Wrestling Places Third at Harry Geris Duals Led by senior Emily Martin, the King women's wrestling team placed third overall at the prestigious Harry Geris Memorial Duals.
  • McAdoo, Ramos Collect Victories at Missouri Valley Open
    November 11, 2012
    McAdoo, Ramos Collect Victories at Missouri Valley Open Malexis McAdoo and Lorrie Ramos won their first tournaments at the Missouri Valley Open. In addition, King had four second and two third place finishes.
  • No. 1 King Cruises to Pair of Victories
    November 03, 2012
    No. 1 King Cruises to Pair of Victories WCWA No. 1 Lady Tornado defeated Missouri Baptist and the University of the Cumberlands by large margins at the King College Duals.
  • E. Martin, Hildebrandt Perfect in Silver Finish at Cliff Keen OCU Duals
    October 20, 2012
    E. Martin, Hildebrandt Perfect in Silver Finish at Cliff Keen OCU Duals Emily Martin and Sarah Hildebrandt held perfect records n this weekend’s Cliff Keen OCU Duals, helping King to a second place finish at tournament’s end.
  • Women’s Wrestling Opens Collegiate Season at No. 2 OCU Saturday
    October 18, 2012
    Women’s Wrestling Opens Collegiate Season at No. 2 OCU Saturday The preseason No. 1 Lady Tornado will begin its 2012-13 season Saturday at the Oklahoma City Duals to meet recently dethroned OCU on their home turf.
  • King Ranked No. 1 in WCWA Rankings for First Time in School History
    October 03, 2012
    King Ranked No. 1 in WCWA Rankings for First Time in School History For the first time in school history, King held the top spot while two held individual No. 1 rankings in the 2012 WCWA preseason rankings.
  • King Returns from World Team Trials with Three Medalists
    September 21, 2012
    King Returns from World Team Trials with Three Medalists King Women’s Wrestling took four wrestlers to the 2012 Senior World Team Trials held in Colorado Springs, Co. and three returned with medals.
  • Ragan Repeats as Bronze Medalist at Junior World Nationals
    September 07, 2012
    Ragan Repeats as Bronze Medalist at Junior World Nationals Junior Alli Ragan battled to earn her second bronze medal in as many appearances at the FILA Junior World National Championships.
  • King Wrestlers Set to Hit the Mat at FILA Junior World Championships
    September 06, 2012
    King Wrestlers Set to Hit the Mat at FILA Junior World Championships Three King Lady Tornado wrestlers will represent the USA at the 2012 FILA Junior World Championships in the women’s freestyle wrestling division.
  • King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
    September 05, 2012
    King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
  • Returning Runners-Up Release 2012-13 Schedule
    August 11, 2012
    Returning Runners-Up Release 2012-13 Schedule King College Women's Wrestling has released its 2012-13 season schedule and is set to begin on Oct. 20 at the defending National Champion OCU Stars.
  • Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
    July 26, 2012
    Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)
  • Ragan Repeats as Bronze Medalist at Junior World Chanpionships
    Ragan Repeats as Bronze Medalist at Junior World Chanpionships Junior Alli Ragan finished her run at the 2012 Junior World Championships with her second bronze medal at major international competition.