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.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) released its second set of national rankings on Monday, Jan. 21. The King Lady Tornado fell to No. 3 in the country while boasting two individuals ranked No. 1 in the country. Simon Fraser University took over the top spot in the team rankings while Oklahoma City University places second heading into this weekend's WCWA National Championships, hosted at King.

Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill.) and Sarah Hildebrandt (Granger, Ind.) both reside as individual favorites in their respective weight classes. Ragan, who returned to action on Dec. 1 in a dual against University of the Cumberlands, has dominated since her return and has held on to her No. 1 ranking in the 136-pound category with ease. Fellow Junior World participant Sarah Hildebrandt has had a consistent collegiate season and remains No. 1 at 123.

Defending National Champion Emily Martin (Frisco, Texas) is currently second at 109 behind Simon Fraser's Vicky Anthony who took an Olympic redshirt year in 2011-12. King has a total of 16 individuals ranked in the top-10 over the 10 weight classes represented by the WCWA. Other notable rankings include Julia Salata (3rd, 155), Kayla Brendlinger (3rd, 115), Lorrie Ramos (4th, 170), and freshman Malexis McAdoo (4th, 191). The Lady Tornado have four individuals ranked fifth in their divisions. Complete individual rankings are listed below.

As a result of their individual placements, King currently ranks third in the WCWA team polls heading into the National Championship weekend. The Lady Tornado fell two places after holding the No. 1 spot through the majority of the collegiate season.

Simon Fraser (British Columbia) sits atop the national rankings, paced by five No. 1-ranked individuals – Vicky Anthony at 109 pounds, Helen Maroulis at 130, Danielle Lappage at 155, Justina DiStasio at 170 and Jenna McLatchy at 191. The Clan ended Oklahoma City University's dual winning streak at 75 and unbeaten string at 90-0-1 with a 22-10 victory Nov. 17 in the Harry Geris Duals in London, Ontario. Simon Fraser also captured the NWCA National Duals title Jan. 13 in Springfield, Ill., defeating the five-time defending tournament champion Stars 27-13.

Four-time defending national champion Oklahoma City University holds the No. 2 spot.  Jamestown (N.D.) is fourth, and Lindenwood (Mo.) rounds out the top five in the team ratings.

In the 2012 WCWA Championships, Simon Fraser finished third place while DiStasio won the 170-pound title. The Stars won the national championship behind six individual national champions. King finished second overall and posted two individual national champions (Emily Martin, Krista Revelle).

The 2013 WCWA National Championships will be hosted by King inside the Student Center Complex (Bristol, Tenn.) on Jan. 25-26. Complete information regarding the championships will be provided at www.KingTornado.com.

 

Women's College Wrestling Association Rankings

TEAM RANKINGS
1. Simon Fraser (British Columbia)
2. Oklahoma City
3. King (Tenn.)
4. Jamestown (N.D.)
5. Lindenwood (Mo.)
6. Missouri Valley
7. Missouri Baptist
8. Cumberlands (Ky.)
9. Wayland Baptist (Texas)
10. Menlo (Calif.)
11. Waldorf (Iowa)
12. Midland (Neb.)
13. (tie) Pacific (Ore.); Northwest Kansas; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Southwest Oregon

 

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
(weight in pounds)

 

101
1. Emily Webster, Oklahoma City
2. Darby Huckle, Simon Fraser
3. Shannon Constantine, King
4. Opelia Felipe, Cumberlands
5. Ashley Iliff, King
6. Caitlyn Chase, Missouri Baptist
7. Brianna Rahall, Oklahoma City
8. Sherylyn Sabado, Menlo
9. Desiree Ramos, Missouri Baptist
10. Dalina Vuong, Missouri Valley

 

123
1. Sarah Hildebrandt, King
2. Laura Wilson, Simon Fraser
3. Brittany Faust, Missouri Valley
4. Brieana Delgado, Oklahoma City
5. Katie Eddie, Oklahoma City
6. Alicia Hubbard, Jamestown
7. Aleah LaFrancis, Missouri Baptist
8. Kayla Bartosch, King
9. Jessica Nguyen, Cumberlands
10. Lindsey Villarmia, Missouri Baptist

143
1. Rachel Shannon, Lindenwood
2. Stephanie Geltmacher, Oklahoma City
3. Tamyra Mensah, Wayland Baptist
4. Crystal Borrow, Lindenwood
5. Sidney Morrison, Lindenwood
6. Amanda Hendey, King
7. Frances Efiong, Missouri Valley
8. Lauren Louvie, Cumberlands
9. Kayla Aggio, Oklahoma City
10. Bailey Halvorsen, Simon Fraser

109
1. Vicky Anthony, Simon Fraser
2. Emily Martin, King
3. Kristi Garr, Oklahoma City
4. Amy Fearnside, Jamestown
5. Marina Sanchez, King
6. Jessica Fresh, Waldorf
7. Lauren Richardson, Menlo
8. Quinn Nagatani, Midland
9. Alexis Rodriguez, Lindenwood

 

130
1. Helen Maroulis, Simon Fraser
2. Shauna Isbell, Lindenwood
3. Randi Beltz, Missouri Valley
4. Audrey Morehouse, Oklahoma City
5. Cianah Hee, Cumberlands
6. Katarina Perez, King
7. Tiffany Sluik, Jamestown
8. Cheyenne Youngblood, Missouri Baptist
9. Roni Goodale, Waldorf

155
1. Danielle Lappage, Simon Fraser
2. Brittney Roberts, Oklahoma City
3. Julia Salata, King
4. Christina Zamora, Jamestown
5. Mary Westman, Jamestown
6. Sydney Nelson, Cumberlands
7. Brittany David, Lindenwood
8. Valerie Rosales, Wayland Baptist
9. Natasha Galarza, Lindenwood-Belleville 
10. Jordan Hagerman, Missouri Valley

116
1. Joey Miller, Oklahoma City
2. Jacarra Winchester, Missouri Valley
3. Kayla Brendlinger, King
4. Nicki Bar, Simon Fraser
5. Samantha Klingel, King
6. Shelby Morrison, Oklahoma City
7. Logan Rich, Oklahoma City
8. Lauryn Bruggink, Wayland Baptist
9. Victoria Nguyen, King
10. Natalie Rutt, Jamestown

136
1. Alli Ragan, King
2. Beatrize Martinez, Oklahoma City
3. Shai Mason, Jamestown
4. Sarah Bollinger, Missouri Baptist
5. Stacy Martin, King
6. Kerstin Harmon, Cumberlands
7. Monica Ramirez, Lindenwood
8. Laura Gordon, Simon Fraser
9. Brittany Gladd, Cumberlands
10. Erin Miller, Wayland Baptist 

170
1. Justina DiStasio, Simon Fraser
2. Demi Strub, Oklahoma City
3. Lilia Gudzyuk, Jamestown
4. Lorrie Ramos, King
5. Kayla Volin, Jamestown
6. Darcie Manning-O'Brien, Missouri Baptist 
7. Kerri Bumpers, King 
8. Brittany Jones, Missouri Valley 
9. Victoria Francis, Lindenwood 
10. Tamara Hartfield, Missouri Valley

 

191
1. Jenna McLatchy, Simon Fraser
2. Heather O'Connor, Oklahoma City
3. Angela Vyborny, Wayland Baptist
4. Malexis McAdoo, King
5. Juliana Triplett, Missouri Baptist
6. Indya Stevens, Lindenwood
7. Jenette Mitchell, Cumberlands
8. Erie Bragg, Jamestown
9. Vanessa Schmitz, Lindenwood-Belleville 
10. Cherese Thomas, Oklahoma City