King aims for fourth straight NWCA and WCWA national titles in 2016-17

Photo credit: Robert Foster
Photo credit: Robert Foster

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Home Facility – Student Center Complex
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic Director – David Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic Trainer – Shelia Crockett
Website – www.KingTornado.com

WOMEN'S WRESTLING HISTORY

First Year of Women's Wrestling – 2009-10
Overall Duals Record – 91-19
NWCA National Duals Championships, last –
3, 2016
WCWA National Championships, last – 3, 2016
WCWA Individual National Champions – 16
WCWA All-Americans –
76

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach – Jason Moorman (three-time WCWA National Coach of the Year)
Record at School, Years – 91-19, 7 years
Career Record, Years – 91-19, 7 years
Women's Wrestling Office Phone – (423) 652-6346
Assistant Coaches – Frank Morgan, Travis Mercado, Julia Salata

TEAM INFORMATION

Overall Dual Record Last Year – 20-1
NWCA National Duals Finish – 1st
WCWA National Championships Finish – 1st
Starters Returning / Lost – 9 / 4
Letterwinners Returning / Lost – 9 / 13

WCWA PRESEASON COACHES POLL

- King is ranked first in the tournament poll and second in the team dual pole
- Nine Tornado are ranked in the top 10 of their weight class, including two a No. 1
Click here to view the rankings

TOP RETURNING WOMEN'S WRESTLERS

Redshirt junior Haley Augello, 109 pounds (ranked No. 1 at 109 pounds, returns to King after taking an Olympic redshirt year, went 1-2 at the 2016 Olympic Games, two-time WCWA individual national champion)
Junior Marina Doi, 101 pounds (ranked No. 1 at 101 pounds, defending WCWA national champion at 101 pounds, two-time WCWA All-American, went 30-1 in 2015-16)
Junior Regina Doi, 101 pounds (ranked No. 3 at 101 pounds, two-time WCWA All-American, finished fifth at WCWA National Championships in 2016, went 14-5 in 2015-16)
Redshirt junior Hanna Grisewood, 123 pounds (ranked No. 4 at 116 pounds, two-time WCWA All-American, runner-up in 2015 and 6th in 2016 at the WCWA National Championships, went 27-7 in 2015-16)
Sophomore Hannah Jewell, 130 pounds (ranked No. 3 at 136 pounds, 2016 WCWA All-American, finished fourth at the WCWA National Championships in 2016, went 23-4 in 2015-16)
Junior Jessi Kee, 136 pounds (ranked, No. 5 at 136 pounds, two-time WCWA All-American, finished fifth at the WCWA National Championships in 2016 at 136 pounds, and was runner-up at 130 pounds in 2015, went 30-3 in 2015-16)
Senior Forrest Molinari, 143 pounds (ranked No. 2 at 155 pounds, defending WCWA national champion at 155 pounds, went 33-1 in 2015-16)
Senior Breonnah Neal, 109 pounds (ranked No. 2 at 109 pounds, three-time WCWA All-American, twice at King, runner-up at 109 at the WCWA National Championships in 2016, went 24-4 in 2015-16)
Redshirt sophomore Daisy Santos, 109 pounds (ranked No. 6 at 109 pounds, two-time WCWA All-American, finished sixth at WCWA National Championships in 2016, went 13-8 in 2015-16)

NEWCOMERS

Alexis Bleau, 143 pounds, Schoharie, N.Y. (Schoharie HS)
Gabby Garcia, 123 pounds, Anaheim, Calif. (Valencia HS)
Aleeah Gould, 109 pounds, Riverside, Calif. (Canton HS)
Nicole Joseph, 130 pounds, Camarillo, Calif. (Saugus HS)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- King opens the season on October 15 at the Emmanuel College Open in Franklin Springs, Ga.
- The U.S. Senior National Championships and World Team Trials are scheduled for December 16-18 in Las Vegas.
- The Tornado go for their fourth straight NWCA National Duals Championship on January 4-6 in Fort Wayne, Ind.
- King hosts the Tornado open on January 15 in the Student Center Complex.
- The Tornado compete for their fourth straight WCWA National Championship on February 9-11 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell, tlchell@king.edu
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt, sportsinfo@king.edu
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620