King ranked atop WCWA Poll, 11 individuals ranked

Photo credit: Jason Mann
Photo credit: Jason Mann

December 2016 WCWA Rankings

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the 15th straight poll, and third time this season, the King University women's wrestling team sits atop the Women's College Wrestling Association (WCWA) Coaches' Poll. Along with the team top spot, 11 Tornado are ranked at their weight class, including four at No. 1.

Starting this year, the WCWA has had two team rankings the tournament rankings and the dual rankings, for the first time, King sits atop both polls. The Tornado were second in the dual poll each of the first two polls behind Simon Fraser University. However, the King defeated the Clan 26-18 in the championship of the Patriot Duals in November.

Individually, of the 11 that are ranked, Marina Doi, Breonnah Neal, Haley Augello and Hanna Grisewood are all ranked No. 1 at their respective weight class. Doi is ranked atop the 101-pound rankings and is 6-0 on the season with three technical fall victories and two pins. Neal is first at 109 pounds and has a record of 5-2, including 3-0 on pins this season. Augello took a pair of victories and is 2-0 and ranked first at 116 pounds while Grisewood is 8-0 on the season at 123 pounds taking four wins by technical fall and three by pin.

Also ranked 101 pounds is Regina Doi who is ranked second with a record of 4-0 on the season. Along with Neal at 109 pounds, Daisy Santos is ranked third and Aleeah Gould is ranked fifth. Santos has four wins by pin and is 6-1 on the season while Gould is 5-2 in her first season wearing the scarlet and navy, owning three wins by pin.

Nicole Joseph is ranked eighth at 130 pounds as the freshman owns a 9-2 record, including six wins by pin. At 143 pounds, Jessi Kee is 8-0 on the season and comes in ranked second. Kee has three wins by technical fall and two by pin. Forrest Molinari is ranked second at 170 pounds, boasting a 10-1 recorded, including four by technical fall and four more by pin. Kenya Spencer is the final Tornado ranked, coming in fourth at 191 pounds. In her first season at King, Spencer is 8-2 on the season, taking three wins by technical fall and three wins by pin.

The Tornado will be in action again on December 16-18 at the Senior Nationals/World Team Trials in Las Vegas, Nev. King will then go for their fourth straight National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals championship on January 4-6 in Fort Wayne, Ind.