Women's Wrestling News Archives

  • Tornado ranked 6th, six individuals ranked
    December 06, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women’s Collegiate Wresting Association (WCWA) rankings, the King University women’s wrestling team is ranked sixth. There are six Tornado ranked, led by Marina Doi who is ranked first at 101 pounds.
  • Tornado help USA to fourth at Women's World Cup
    December 01, 2017
    CHEBOKSARY, Russia – The King University women’s wrestling team had four athletes compete for USA at the Women’s World Cup on Friday and Saturday. The USA finished runner-up at Group A and tool fourth on Saturday.
  • R. Doi takes 1st to lead 8 King placers at Missouri Valley Open
    November 18, 2017
    MARSHALL, Mo. – The fifth-ranked King University women’s wrestling team posted a solid day at the Missouri Valley Open with eight placers at the event. Regina Doi took home a first place finish and Nicole Joseph finished runner-up to lead the Tornado.
  • #5 Tornado defeat #8 Emmanuel, #20 Ferrum in 2017-18 home debut
    November 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team wrestled at home for the first time this season, and the Tornado came away with a pair of victories. Marina Doi and Aleeah Gould keyed a comeback for the fifth-ranked Tornado past eighth-ranked Emmanuel College 29-17. King then topped 20th-ranked Ferrum College 48-1.
  • King ranked 5th, M. Doi 1st in WCWA Rankings
    November 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Poll, the King University women’s wrestling team is ranked fifth. The Tornado have six individuals ranked, including Marina Doi who is ranked first at 101 pounds.
  • Doi defeats Salem at NWCA All-Star Classic
    November 05, 2017
    PRINCETON, N.J. – Marina Doi of King University women's wrestling team competed on Sunday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic. The 52nd NWCA All-Star Classic was the first to feature women, and Doi was the first Tornado to compete in the event, earning victory.
  • Four Tornado medal, two take gold at Dave Schultz Memorial
    November 04, 2017
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The King University women’s wrestling team had four alums compete at the Dave Schultz Memorial International over the weekend. Current Tornado assistant coach Julia Salata along with Forrest Molinari took home gold medals while Sarah Hildebrandt finished runner-up and Samantha Klingel finished third.
  • Doi to compete at NWCA All-Star Classic
    November 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s wrestling will have the eyes of the wrestling world on Saturday when Marina Doi competes in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic. This will be the 52nd NWCA All-Star Classic, and the first where the women will compete.
  • King Finishes Runner-Up at Patriot Duals
    October 22, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team competed in day two of the Patriot Duals on Sunday. The Tornado recorded three wins and one loss on the day to increase their overall record to 6-1 on the season.
  • King goes 3-0 in pool play at Patriot Duals
    October 21, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team continued their dominance early in the season as the Tornado won their first three matches at the Patriot Duals in pool play.  The Tornado outscored their opponents 88-44 on the day as recorded three wins on day one.
  • King takes 3 titles, has 7 placers at Emmanuel Open
    October 14, 2017
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The four-time defending national champion King University women’s wrestling team opened their collegiate season with a solid showing at the Emmanuel Open on Saturday. The Tornado had three individuals win titles as part of seven individual placers at the event.
  • Petix takes bronze, Molinari gold at U23 World Team Trials
    October 07, 2017
    ROCHESTER, Minn. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened the season with a solid performance at the U23 World Team Trials. Allison Petix led the way with a third place finish, and Tornado alum Forrest Molinari took gold.
  • King wrestling room gets a face lift
    October 04, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Thanks to the contributions from supporters of King wrestling and capital improvement money from King, the men’s and women’s wrestling room received a facelift this summer. New mats were purchased from Resilite, the leading manufacturer of protective mats and padding for wrestling and the official mat of the NCAA Wrestling Championships.
  • Tornado aim for fifth straight national title in 2017-18
    September 29, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's wrestling team has won the last eight national championships in women's wrestling, four at the NWCA National Duals and four at the WCWA National Championships. Head Coach Jason Moorman returns five WCWA All-Americans as the Tornado aim for two more national championships in 2017-18.
  • NCAA to vote on adding women's wrestling as emerging sport
    September 12, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team is one of the most successful in Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) history, but that could be changing. King is one of 11 institutions that is behind a motion to make women’s wrestling an NCAA emerging sport.
  • Ragan, Augello compete at World Championships
    August 24, 2017
    PARIS, France – The King University women’s wrestling team had a pair of athletes competing at the World Championships in Paris this week. Current Tornado Haley Augello wrestled at 53 kilograms and former Tornado Alli Ragan earned a silver medal at 60 kilograms.
  • Mercado, Salata attend NWCA Leadership Academy
    August 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University wrestling coaches Travis Mercado and Julia Salata were both nominated to attend the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Leadership Academy, held in conjunction with the NWCA Coaches Convention. The duo attended 10 different sessions in the two-day academy, taking in a lot of information they will be taking back to King this year.
  • King, Augello earn awards from Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
    June 09, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, the King University women’s wrestling team, as well as Olympian Haley Augello were recognized by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The Tornado were recognized as one of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame’s “Champions Within,” earning the Champions as Pioneers award while Augello was recognized as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame's Amateur Female Athlete of the Year.
  • King hosts men's and women's wrestling camps
    May 25, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Wrestling Coach Jason Moorman and his staff will be hosting a pair of camps this summer on campus. The Tornado Women’s Wrestling Camp is scheduled for June 25-29 and the Tornado Men’s Wrestling Camp is slated for July 16-20.
  • Joseph, Gould place at Body Bar Nationals
    May 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a pair of student-athletes compete at the Body Bar National Championships, and both will be returning with medals. Nicole Joseph came in with a runner-up finish at 59 kilograms while Aleeah Gould finished third at 48 kilograms.
  • Molinari, Ragan medal at Pan American Championships
    May 06, 2017
    SALVADOR DA BAHIA, BRAZIL – The King University women’s wrestling team had two wrestlers compete for Team U.S.A. at the Pan American Championships on Saturday, and both will be returning with medals. Alum Alli Ragan won the gold medal at 60 kilograms while Forrest Molinari took bronze at 69 kilograms.
  • King launches rally for wrestling facility
    May 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s wrestling team is currently working on a fundraiser to enhance and make necessary improvements to the wrestling practice facilities. The programs have set a goal to raise $30,000 to fund the upgrades and enhancements, which will include new practice mats and wall padding.
  • King has four placers on final day of U.S. World Team Trials
    April 29, 2017
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On the second day of the U.S World Team Trials, the King University women’s wrestling team had three current wrestlers and two alums competing. Marina Doi took fourth and Regina Doi finished fifth at 48 kilograms while alum Sarah Hildebrandt finished second at 55 kilograms.
  • Augello, Ragan earn spots on U.S. World Team
    April 28, 2017
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On the first day of the U.S. World Team trials, the King University women’s wrestling team had one current team member and one alum a spot on the U.S. World Team that will compete in Paris later this year. Haley Augello earned a spot at 53 kilograms and alum Alli Ragan earned a spot on her fifth U.S. World Team, this one coming at 60 kilograms.
  • Augello selected TN Sports HOF Amateur Female Athlete of the Year
    April 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s wrestler Haley Augello had a memorable 2016, and she will add another award to her mantle this summer. The Olympian was selected as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame’s Amateur Female Athlete of the Year.
  • King to receive Champion Within Award from Tennessee Sports HOF
    March 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The last four years for the King University women’s wrestling team has included eight national championships, as head coach Jason Moorman has brought the program into a perennial power. This summer, the program can add another award to their list when they are recognized by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame as a Champion Within on June 3.
  • Gould takes third at University Nationals
    March 25, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team sent two competitors to the University Nationals and Aleeah Gould led the way for the Tornado. Gould finished third at 48 kilograms while Cassidy Ferrell went 2-2 on the day.
  • King takes 4th straight WCWA championship
    February 11, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team made history again at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships, taking their fourth straight title. The Tornado are now tied for most WCWA national championships ever. Marina Doi, Breonnah Neal and Haley Augello all took home national titles, leading King to 187.5 points, finishing ahead of second place Simon Fraser University who had 170.5 points.
  • King leads WCWA National Championships after day 1
    February 10, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships with a solid showing, placing six of 12 wrestlers in Saturday’s championship matches. The Tornado lead the team standings with 167.5 points the second place team coming in at 125.5 points.
  • King goes for fourth straight WCWA national title
    February 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team has a chance to match history in the world of women’s wrestling when they compete for their fourth straight Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national championship this weekend. King comes in the favorite after sitting atop the WCWA Coaches’ Poll all season long, and can match the run of Oklahoma City University’s four straight titles from 2009-12.
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