Women's Wrestling News Archives
November 17, 2015
Dual with #2 Oklahoma City canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling dual with #2 Oklahoma City University that was scheduled for Saturday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The Tornado will be in action again on December 18-19 at the U.S. Open.
November 14, 2015
Tornado take team title and pair of individual titles at Missouri Valley Open
MARSHALL, Mo. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team returned to the mat on Saturday at the Missouri Valley Open where King took the individual team title. Two individuals, Ashley Iliff at 101 pounds and Forrest Molinari took titles and four others finished as runners-up.
November 10, 2015
Tornado regain outright #1 ranking in WCWA poll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) rankings, the King University women’s wrestling team is once again the overall top-ranked team in the country. After being tied with Campbellsville University in the preseason, the Tornado regained their #1 ranking in the November poll. Along with the team ranking, five of the 10 weight classes have Tornado ranked at the top.
November 6, 2015
Kee leads King at NYAC International Open
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the NYAC International Open on Friday. Jessi Kee led the way for the Tornado reaching the semifinals before dropping a pair of matches.
October 30, 2015
Rimmer, Kee selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Cory Rimmer of the cycling team and Jessi Kee of the women’s wrestling team took home honors this month.
October 24, 2015
King takes third at Cliff Keen Duals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The top ranked King University women’s wrestling team competed at the Cliff Keen Duals on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado went 5-0 in pool play on Friday, but fell to Oklahoma City University in the quarterfinals of the gold bracket on Saturday. However, the Tornado bounced back to finish third, winning their final three matches of the weekend.
October 18, 2015
Tornado take three titles, at Emmanuel Open
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their second event of the season, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team turned in another solid performance at the Emmanuel Open. The Tornado took home three individual champions, three runners-up and three third place finishes from the event.
October 10, 2015
King takes second straight Patriot Duals title
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team started their season with another title, taking the Patriot Duals championship for the second straight season. On Saturday the Tornado topped #9 Missouri Baptist University 38-6, followed that with a 37-7 win over #6 McKendree University and capped the run with a 25-19 victory over #3 Oklahoma City University.
October 9, 2015
Top-ranked Tornado open season 4-0
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened their season with an impressive showing at the first day of the Patriot Duals. The top ranked Tornado took four wins in pool play before they move into the championship bracket on Saturday.
October 8, 2015
Defending champion Tornado ranked #1 in WCWA Preseason poll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time in as many years, the King University women’s wrestling team is the favorites in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Preseason Poll. However, this year the Tornado are tied atop the poll by Campellsville University. King has 10 individuals that are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight class, and three that are ranked atop their weight class.
October 7, 2015
Tornado aim for third straight national title
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the last two years the King University women’s wrestling team has had a target on their back, and it doesn’t look like that will change in 2015-16. The Tornado are coming off their second straight Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national championship, the Tornado will aim for the trifecta this season.
August 24, 2015
Salata attends women's wrestling Leadership Academy
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Following graduation, former King University women’s wrestler Julia Salata has started laying the foundation for her career after college athletics. Along with coming back from surgery and training for the 2016 Olympics, the Michigan native attended the NWCA Leadership Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
June 14, 2015
Tornado close competition at U.S. World Team Trials
MADISON, Wis. – On the second day of the U.S. World Team Trials, King University had nine wrestlers vying for a spot on the U.S. World team. Sarah Hildebrandt and Forrest Molinari led the way in the Challenge Bracket with third and fourth place finishes, respectively.
June 13, 2015
Hendey, Augello lead King on day 1 of U.S. World Team Trials
MADISON, Wis. – On Saturday, the trio of Amanda Hendey, Haley Augello and Samantha Klingel started the action for the Tornado at the U.S. World Team Trials. Hendey and Augello had solid days as Hendey came within one win of qualifying for the U.S. World Team while Augello reached the finals of the Challenge Tournament.
May 17, 2015
Doi, Molinari take gold at Body Bar Nationals
IRVING, Texas – Members of the King University women’s wrestling team turned in another solid weekend at the Body Bar UWW National Championships. Marina Doi and Forrest Molinari led the group, both taking gold medals, earning spots on the U.S. UWW Junior World Team.
May 9, 2015
Hendey leads King wrestlers at ASICS US Senior Nationals
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Earlier this weekend, a few members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the ASICS US Senior Nationals. This group was led by Amanda Hendey, Sarah Hildbrandt, Hanna Grisewood and Jessi Kee, who all placed in the top four of their respective weight class while all eight wrestlers that competed finished in the top six.
March 28, 2015
Ramos, Klingel lead King at ASICS University Nationals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Some members of the King University women’s wrestling team returned to the mat on Saturday at the ASICS University Nationals. Samantha Klingel and Lorrie Ramos led the Tornado with second place finishes while Marina Doi finished third.
February 14, 2015
King repeats as WCWA national champions
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team came into the WCWA National Championships as the favorite and defending champions, and the Tornado didn’t disappoint. The top-ranked team in the country sent seven wrestlers to the finals, and had 13 All-Americans as they rolled to their second straight national title, racking up 269 points to top second place Campbellsville University who had 196 points.
February 13, 2015
King sits atop the leaderboard after first day of WCWA Nationals
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – After the first day of the WCWA National Championships, the favorite and #1-ranked King University women’s wrestling team didn’t disappoint. The Tornado sit atop the standings, nearly 30 points clear of the second place team, thanks to 11 different wrestlers qualifying for the semifinals in their respective weight classes.
February 11, 2015
Tornado aim to repeat as WCWA National Champions
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season after capturing their first Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) nation title, the King University women’s wrestling team is the favorite going into this weekend’s championships. The Tornado posted a perfect 20-0 in duals this season, and they won their second straight National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals title while holding the #1 ranking in the WCWA Poll for the last two years.
January 31, 2015
Hildebrandt, Augello each take 2nd at Dave Schultz International
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A few members of the King University women’s wrestling team took a break from the collegiate season for a weekend to compete at the Dave Schultz Memorial International. Both Haley Augello and Sarah Hildebrandt reached the finals of their respective weight classes at the event.
January 27, 2015
Seniors victorious in final dual in the Student Center
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team proved why they are the team to beat the upcoming WCWA National Championships on Tuesday night when they defeated #14 Life University 43-1. The Tornado honored their four seniors, all of which took wins by fall in their final competition in the Student Center Complex.
January 26, 2015
King wrestlers ranked in U.S. Wrestling rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the college season winding down, many of the King University women’s wrestling will continue to compete at the international level. U.S.A. Wrestling recently posted their first rankings for the year, and numerous Tornado were ranked at their weight class, headlined by senior Sarah Hildebrandt who is ranked second at 55 kilograms.
January 24, 2015
Tornado take four titles at Bearcat Open
LEBANON, Ill. – Coming off their NWCA National Duals championship, the King University women’s wrestling team returned to action at the Bearcat Open hosted by McKendree University. The Tornado had a great day, taking four individual titles and two second place finishes at the event.
January 16, 2015
Molinari, Lyle selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of December. Forrest Molinari and Logan Lyle both earned that distinction after leading their teams to undefeated records in the month.
January 10, 2015
#1 Tornado repeat as NWCA National Dual champions
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – As the defending champions, the King University women’s wrestling team came into this weekend’s NWCA National Duals with high expectations. The top-ranked Tornado lived up to the billing on Saturday defeating #4 McKendree University 36-5 in the semifinals before earning a tough 24-17 win over #2 Oklahoma City University.
January 9, 2015
Tornado roll into NWCA National Duals semis
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The top-ranked and NWCA National Duals defending champion King University women’s wrestling team showed they are primed to repeat on the first day of the NWCA National Duals on Friday. The Tornado defeated eighth-ranked Missouri Baptist University 45-1 in Friday’s quarterfinals, setting up a semifinals match against #4 McKendree University.
December 11, 2014
#1 Tornado cruise past #7 Cumberlands
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team showed why they are the nation’s #1 team on Thursday night in the first home dual when they faced #10 University of the Cumberlands. The Tornado got off to a great start and capped the dual with four straight wins by fall to take the match 45-1, and move to 15-0 on the year.
November 19, 2014
Saturday's women's wrestling duals, canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The women’s wrestling duals that were scheduled for Saturday morning have been canceled. The Tornado were supposed to wrestle against #2 Oklahoma City University and #7 McKendree University, but neither team will be making the trek to Bristol so the duals have been canceled.
November 15, 2014
Neal wins at Missouri Valley Open
MARSHALL, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team was back in action when they traveled to Missouri to take part in the Missouri Valley Open. Breonnah Neal highlighted the performances for King after taking first in the 109 pound weight class.
November 8, 2014
Hildebrandt, Hendey lead King at NYAC Bill Farrell International
NEW YORK – The King University women’s wrestling team jumped out of their college season to face some international competition on Saturday at the NYAC Bill Farrell International tournament. Sarah Hildebrandt and Amanda Hendey led 10 Tornado wrestlers that competed, both advancing to the third place bout in their respective weight class.
October 25, 2014
Tornado defeat Oklahoma City to take Cliff Keen Duals championship
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After rolling through pool play yesterday, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team didn’t let up on Saturday as they repeated as champions of the Cliff Keen Duals. The Tornado started the day with a 28-15 victory over #10 University of the Cumberlands before topping #6 Simon Fraser University 33-10 in the semifinals. King then faced #2 Oklahoma City University in the finals for the second consecutive tournament, topping the Stars 27-20.
October 24, 2014
Top-ranked Tornado roll through pool play at Cliff Keen Duals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team continued their dominance on the first day of the Cliff Keen Duals on Friday. The Tornado won all five of their matches, only allowing 13 points all day to earn the top seed in tomorrow’s championship round.
October 11, 2014
King defeats OCU in route to title
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team continued their season Saturday completing the Patriot Duals just like they finished Friday. Once again, the Tornado came out of the day without a loss defeating the University of the Cumberlands (B) 44-2, #4 Campbelsville University 33-9 and #2 Oklahoma City University 32-13.
October 10, 2014
Top-ranked Tornado sweep opening day of Patriot Duals
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team opened their season on Friday at the Patriot Duals hosted by the University of the Cumberlands where the Tornado faced a pair of top-10 teams. The Tornado came out of the day unscathed, defeating Lindenwood University’s B team, #9 Missouri Baptist University and #7 McKendree University.
October 9, 2014
King aims for second straight WCWA national title
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first WCWA national championship, the goals for the King University women’s wrestling team are as usual for the 2014-15 season. Returning three national champions, two runners-up and 11 All-Americans from a season ago, the Tornado have their sight set on their second straight national championship.
October 7, 2014
Tornado open 2014-15 as WCWA preseason favorites to repeat
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team is in a position they have become very familiar with, the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association preseason favorites. Following their first WCWA national title a season ago, the Tornado sit atop the first poll of 2014-15. Not only is King ranked #1, but four individuals are ranked first in their weight class.
September 11, 2014
Ragan takes fifth at World Championships
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – For the second straight year, former King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan earned a spot on the U.S.A. Senior World team to compete in the World Championships. On Thursday, Ragan competed in the 58 kilogram weight class, and advanced to the bronze medal bout where she dropped a tough decision to Anastassia Huchok of Belarus.
July 20, 2014
Hildebrandt takes runner-up in World Team Trials Phase II
FARGO, N.D. – On Saturday, Phase II of the World Team Trials were held in Fargo, for the non-Olympic weight classes. The event had a very heavy King University flavor as the Tornado had six women’s wrestlers in the competition, five alone at 55 kilograms. Sarah Hildebrandt turned in the best performance, winning the challenge tournament, before falling in the championship bout to take second at 55 kilograms.
July 16, 2014
Augello, Salata take bronze at Senior Pan Am Championships
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – King University women's wrestling had an influence at the Senior Pan American Championships in Mexico City on Wednesday. Both Haley Augello and Julia Salata competed while Tornado head coach Jason Moorman was one of the coaches that helped lead Team USA to a second place finish in the 30 team tournament. Both Augello and Salata earned bronze medals at the competition.
July 10, 2014
Hendey, Salata, Klingel help USA to 3rd at University World Championships
PECS, Hungary – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team earned a spot on Team USA for the University World Nationals and helped the Americans finish third at the competition that had 25 teams competing. Both Amanda Hendey and Julia Salata will come home with individual hardware, while Samantha Klingel finished fifth in her weight class.
July 7, 2014
Black takes Junior Pan American title
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – King University women’s wrestler Megan Black continued in the footsteps of her Tornado teammates earlier this summer, taking gold at the Junior Pan American Women’s Championships. The freshman won both of her matches at the event en route to the title.
June 1, 2014
Hendey takes third at World Team Trials
MADISON, Wis. – On the second day of the World Team Trials, King University had five women's wrestlers that had a chance to qualify for the 2014 U.S.A. World Team. Amanda Hendey had the best chance for the Tornado as she advanced to the finals of the challenge bracket before dropping her first bout of the day. Hendey ended up with a second place finish in the challenge tournament and a fourth place finish in the World Team Trials.
May 31, 2014
Ragan qualifies for the USA World Team
MADISON, Wis. – A year ago, King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan made history when she became the first Tornado wrestler to qualify for the U.S.A. World Team. On Saturday night, she duplicated the feat, earning a spot on the World Team for the second straight season.
May 18, 2014
Trio of 55 kg wrestlers lead King at Body Bar Nationals
IRVING, Texas – The women’s wrestling season never stops as seven King University grapplers traveled to Irving to compete in the Body Bar Women’s Nationals. Tornado freshmen Haley Augello, Megan Black and Hanna Grisewood led the way for King, placing second-fourth at 55 kilograms.
April 19, 2014
Ragan takes Las Vegas/U.S. Open title
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The King University women’s wrestling team had seven members travel to Las Vegas to compete in the Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Open. Alli Ragan won the tournament at 58 kilograms, and Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata also took home top three finishes.
April 3, 2014
Augello named to InterMat Freshman of the Year list
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In her first season in Scarlet and Navy, King University women’s wrestler Haley Augello was nothing short of impressive, capturing her first WCWA National Championship in January. Earlier this week, Augello was listed fifth on the 2014 InterMat list of National Freshman of the Year, a list that eight men’s NCAA Division I wrestlers and an NCAA Division III men’s wrestler, making Augello the only female to make the list.
March 29, 2014
Klingel, Hendey, Salata take titles at University Nationals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Nine members of the King University women’s wrestling team traveled to Oklahoma City to participate in the University Nationals, and five came away with a top-3 finish. Samantha Klingel, Amanda Hendey and Julia Salata headlined this group as they all won titles at their respective weight classes.
March 16, 2014
Ragan helps Team USA to 6th at Women's World Cup
TOKYO, Japan – King University senior women’s wrestler Alli Ragan continued to compete for the USA Senior World team this weekend at the Women’s World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Ragan posted a 2-2 record at the event, helping the team to a sixth place finish.
March 2, 2014
Hildebrandt, Ragan take 5th at Klippan Lady Open
KLIPPAN, Sweden – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed for Team U.S.A. over the weekend at the Klippan Lady Open in Klippan Sweden. The trio of Alli Ragan, Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata all traveled overseas to compete in the tough international competition.
February 1, 2014
Ragan, Hendey advance to semifinals of Dave Schultz International
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fresh off the first national championship in program history, members of the King University women’s wrestling team traveled to the Dave Schultz Memorial International Tournament to wrestle against elite competition from around the world.
January 25, 2014
King captures first WCWA national title
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Winning a national championship is never easy, and the King University women’s wrestling team learned that on Saturday. The Tornado trailed Oklahoma City University by 13 points going into the finals of the Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) College Championships, but King won four individual national titles and Julia Salata clinched the team title with a 5-1 decision at 155 pounds.
January 24, 2014
King leads WCWA College Nationals after day one
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In search of their first Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national title, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team turned in a solid first day at the WCWA College Nationals hosted by Missouri Baptist University. Eleven Tornado wrestlers reached the semifinals of their weight class in the first day, and King is atop the team standings with 129 points.
January 23, 2014
Top-ranked Tornado ready for WCWA College Nationals
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Fresh off an NWCA National Duals title, the King University women’s wrestling team will have an opportunity to win their second title in three weeks this weekend at the WCWA College Nationals. The Tornado have been the #1 ranked team all season in the WCWA Poll, and are in search of their first WCWA national championship this weekend in St. Louis.
January 15, 2014
Moorman to appear on "On the Mat" and USA Wrestling Google+ Hangout Series
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With success comes media requests. Fresh off the program’s first NWCA National Duals title, King University women’s wrestling head coach Jason Moorman will be making the rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. He is slated to be on the “On the Mat” radio show on Wednesday evening and will be on the USA Wrestling College Wrestling Google+ Hangout On Air Series on Thursday night.
January 12, 2014
Tornado take NWCA National Duals title
DES MOINES, Iowa –The top-ranked team in the preseason has lived up to that billing all season long, and the King University women’s wrestling team proved they are #1 once again on Sunday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals. The Tornado topped #4 Wayland Baptist University 36-7 in the semifinals, setting up a clash with #2 Simon Fraser University in the finals. King narrowly defeated the Clan 21-19 in the finals to take the championship.
January 11, 2014
Women's wrestling advances to NWCA Duals semifinals
DES MOINES, Iowa – After receiving an opening-round bye at the National Wrestling Coaches Association Women’s National Duals, the No. 1-ranked King University women’s wrestling team easily dispatched of McKendree University 45-2 to move into the semifinals.
January 4, 2014
Top-ranked Tornado open 2014 at Campbellsville Duals
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened 2014 the same way they left off 2013, on a winning note. The top-ranked Tornado went 3-1 at the Campbellsville University Best Western Duals where they wrestled host Campbellsville and University of the Cumberlands. The King A team posted a pair of wins while the B team went 1-1 on the day.
December 20, 2013
Tornado remain #1 in WCWA poll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the third installment of the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association’s (WCWA) poll, the King University women’s wrestling team remains at the top. The Tornado received 124 points in the latest poll, ranking ahead of Oklahoma City University and defending national champion Simon Fraser University.
December 17, 2013
Ragan, Salata compete for Team USA
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – King University women’s wrestlers Alli Ragan and Julia Salata traveled to Albuquerque to compete for Team USA against Team Russia in an international dual. Both wrestlers faced familiar foes, but both dropped decisions to their Russian counterparts. However, Team USA came away with a 7-4 win.
November 16, 2013
Brendlinger, McAdoo take second place at Missouri Valley
MARSHALL, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team continued their WCWA schedule with the Missouri Valley Open on Saturday. The Tornado turned a solid day as four wrestlers finished in the top-5 of their weight classes, including a pair of second place finishes.
November 12, 2013
King still sits atop WCWA rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. – So far, the King University women’s wrestling team has lived up to their preseason #1 ranking, and they are still ranked atop the poll in the latest WCWA rankings. Not only is King the #1 team in the country, but five individuals sit atop their weight classes in the latest rankings.
November 8, 2013
Tornado take home two gold, one silver from NYAC
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The King University women’s wrestling team took a break from WCWA competition for the weekend as eight wrestlers competed at the NYCA Holiday International Tournament. Sarah Hildebrandt and Alli Ragan both took home gold medals, and Amanda Hendey turned in a silver medal performance.
November 2, 2013
#1 Tornado sweep King Duals
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team hosted their only even of the season, and the Tornado took four more wins. King wrestled two teams, and both teams took victories of Campbellsville University and #9 University of the Cumberlands.
October 31, 2013
Top-ranked Tornado host lone home event Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the top-ranked team in the country, the King University women’s wrestling team hosts their lone event on Saturday in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado host both University of Cumberlands and Campbellsville University starting at 9:00 a.m., Saturday morning.
October 28, 2013
McAdoo named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Malexis McAdoo of the King University women's wrestling team has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week.
October 26, 2013
King takes title at Cliff Keen Duals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Tabbed as the preseason favorites, the King University women’s wrestling team lived up to that billing in their first event of the season. The Tornado cruised through pool play and both the quarter and semifinals before facing defending WCWA national champion Simon Fraser University in the finals of the Cliff Keen Duals. King didn't slow down, topping the Clan 35-9 to take the title.
October 25, 2013
King sweeps first day at Cliff Keen Duals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened their season in impressive fashion on Friday as they swept through pool play at the Cliff Keen Duals, hosted by Oklahoma City University. The Tornado took victories over Wayland Baptist University (2), the mystery team, Lindenwood University (2) and Missouri Baptist University to move into Saturday’s Gold Bracket.
October 23, 2013
Tornado open 2013-14 as WCWA favorites
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a third place finish at last year’s national championships, the King University women’s wrestling team will open its fifth season of interscholastic competition in a position it is growing accustomed to—as the top ranked team in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) preseason poll.
October 3, 2013
Tornado top WCWA preseason poll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, the King University women’s wrestling team sits atop the Women’s College Wrestling Association’s preseason poll. The Tornado narrowly edged out last year’s national runner-up Oklahoma City University for the top spot in the poll.
September 19, 2013
Ragan reaches quarters at first World Championships
BUDAPEST, Hungary – On Thursday, King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan became the first Tornado wrestler to compete at the World Championships. After winning her first match in the round of 16, Ragan fell to Japan’s Ayaka Ito to end her run in her first senior level competition.
September 18, 2013
Ragan to wrestle at 2013 World Championships
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday, King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan will make Tornado history in Budapest, Hungary. Ragan earned a spot on the USA Senior World Team early this year, and will become the first King women’s wrestler to compete at the World Wrestling 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.
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.
August 3, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 3, 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.
June 2, 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.
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.
May 1, 2013
Piccinini, Witt named King Athletes of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Tuesday night, King University had their annual Student-Athlete Banquet where they recognized each sport and the graduating seniors. King also announced their Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as the SAAC Scholar Athletes of the Year. Eddie Piccinini and Hannah Witt were selected athletes of the year while Pete Griffith and Maegan Henry earned scholar athlete of the year distinction. Emily Martin was also named King’s Senior Academic Athlete of the Year.
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.
April 6, 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.
April 4, 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.
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.
March 4, 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.
February 8, 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.
February 2, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 5, 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.
December 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
November 3, 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.
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.
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.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!
October 3, 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.
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.
September 7, 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.
September 6, 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.
September 5, 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.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
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.
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)
June 9, 2012
Bartosch, Hendey Take Gold! Team USA Placed Second at Junior Pan-Am
Kayla Bartosch and Amanda Hendey won their gold medal matches, while Team USA finished second at the FILA Junior Pan-Am Women's Championships.
June 6, 2012
Hendey and Bartosch Set to Compete at FILA Junior Pan-Am
Rising freshmen Amanda Hendey and Kayla Bartosch will compete in the FILA Pan-Am Junior Championships held in Guatemala this weekend.
May 17, 2012
Moorman Selected to Join Junior World Team Coaching Staff
King women's wrestling head coach Jason Moorman will join a staff to coach the U.S.A. Women's Junior World Wrestling team in Pattaya, Thailand.
May 17, 2012
Women’s Wrestling Announces Summer Camp Dates
King College Women's Wrestling will host a five-day camp from July 1-5 for girls ages 11-18. Registration will open on Monday, May 21.
May 13, 2012
Three Crowned Champs at Body Bar Championships, Three Take Second
Alli Ragan defended her Body Bar National Championship this weekend while six earned the right to represent the U.S. in International competition.
May 13, 2012
Thirteen Head to Body Bar Women’s National Championships
Defending champion Alli Ragan will lead a team of 13 King wrestlers in Lakeland, Fla. for the 2012 Body Bar Women's National Championships this weekend.
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 21, 2012
Women’s Wresting Provides Strong Showing at Olympic Trials
Alli Ragan and Emily Martin each won three bouts at the Olympic Trials in Iowa City, while Julia Salata finished fourth overall.
April 20, 2012
Ticket to London Awaits in Iowa City at Olympic Trials
King Women's Wrestling has six grapplers competing for the right to represent the USA in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London this weekend.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
March 24, 2012
Salata Crowned Champ at University Nationals, 10 Place
Julia Salata earned a first place finish in the 72-kilogram weight class while nine of her teammates placed in the top-6 at this weekend's University Nationals competition.
February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program
February 2, 2012
Tornado Teams Announce Schedule Changes
King Athletics would like to announce schedule changes to multiple schedules including baseball, softball and women's wrestling.
January 31, 2012
SAAC Names Salata and Piccinini Student-Athletes of the Month
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has named Eddie Piccinini and Julia Salata as Student-Athletes of the Month for January.
January 28, 2012
Deuces Wild! King Crowns Two National Champs and Take Second
King's Krista Revelle and Emily Martin earned national titles as the Lady Tornado took second place at the 2012 WCWA National Championships
January 29, 2012
King has 13 Named to WCWA All-American Team
In addition to the multiple title chances and wins, King Women's Wrestling showed its team strength with 13 All-American honorees.
January 24, 2012
King to Host WCWA Nationals This Weekend
No. 2 King College is primed to host the 2012 WCWA National Tournament this weekend to close out the collegiate wrestling season.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
January 12, 2012
King Holds at No. 2, Revelle Races into Rankings
Freshman Krista Revelle jumped into action last weekend and with a 3-0 ledger made a splash in this month's WCWA rankings.
January 10, 2012
Duals Versus OCU and UC Canceled
Women's Wrestling announced that the dual meets scheduled for Jan. 15 against OCU and University of the Cumberlands have been canceled.
January 8, 2012
King Takes Second at NWCA National Duals
King continued their success at the NCWA National Duals by splitting the day's two matches and taking home a second-place finish.
January 7, 2012
Lady Tornado Down Jamestown in Opening Day of National Duals
Alli Ragan and the King College women's wrestling team opened the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals with a demonstrative 38-5 victory.
January 7, 2012
King Wrestling Headed to Windy City for National Duals
The Moorman brothers are taking their respective teams to the NCWA/Cliff Kenn National Duals, held in Springfield, Ill. this weekend for competition.
December 17, 2011
Strong Showing at Senior Nationals Qualifies One More for Olympic Trials
Julia Salata earned an automatic qualifier bid for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials after finishing fifth in the 72kg bracket at Senior Nationals.
December 13, 2011
Tornado Women’s Wrestling Retains No. 2 National Ranking
King posts two No. 1 ranked individuals and retained their No. 2 national ranking following the release of the latest WCWA polls.
December 7, 2011
Ragan Up for USOC Athlete of the Month - Vote Now!
Hurry and vote Alli Ragan for U.S. Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Month. Voting deadline is Dec. 8 at 9:00 a.m.
December 7, 2011
Haje and Ragan Named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
Cross Country's Naseem Haje and women's wrestler Alli Ragan have been named the SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month for November.
December 3, 2011
King Defends No. 2 Ranking at Cumberland Duals, Finish 3-1
King disposed of some top-ranked competition while going 3-1 at the Cumberland Duals on Saturday. Alli Ragan led the charge going undefeated on the day.
November 19, 2011
King Crowned Champion at Harry Geris Memorial
King Women's Wrestling took gold at the Harry Geris Duals, finishing a perfect 5-0 against North America's finest, and Alli Ragan took top honors.
November 12, 2011
Ragan Takes Championship at NYAC Open to Qualify for Olympic Trials
Sophomore Alli Ragan beat the best of the best at the NYAC Open to win the championship (136#) and earn a chance to compete for an Olympic bid.
November 7, 2011
Emily Martin Spotlighted in W.I.N. Magazine
King women's wrestler Emily Martin found a spot in nationally circulated Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine in the 5-on-5 section of this month's edition.
November 5, 2011
Ragan and Martin Highlight at Missouri Valley Open
Sophomore Alli Ragan and senior Emily Martin each won their respective weight division at the Missouri Valley Open on Saturday.
November 4, 2011
Duel Domination, Tornado Women’s Wrestling Add Pair of Wins
Prior to competing in the Missouri Valley Open, Tornado Women's Wrestling took care of business, winning a set of duels on Friday night.
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
October 20, 2011
Tornado Women’s Wrestling Jumps to Second in National Rankings
King College Women's Wrestling has jumped two spots in the national rankings to No. 2 in the country, as released by the WCWA.
October 16, 2011
Women’s Wrestling Dominates Two Mizzou Colleges
King Women's Wrestling hosted a pair of Missouri colleges, defeating each handily including one shutout.
October 14, 2011
Family Weekend to Feature Six Webcasts for Tornado Athletics
If you can't make it in for Family Weekend at King College, be sure you don't miss any of the athletic action with six webcasts, beginning tonight
October 9, 2011
Women’s Wrestling Commands Mat in Quad Meet at OCU
King women's wrestling opened the 2011-12 season by defeating the second and third-ranked teams in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Sunday evening
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
Alli Ragan Takes Bronze Medal at Junior Worlds in Romania
After a phenomenal first season with King College's women's wrestling team, sophomore Alli Ragan has definitely made a name for herself in women's wrestling. Representing the United States at the Junior World Championships in Bucarest, Romania, Ragan defeated Klaudia Pilipczuk of Poland 1-0, 3-0 to take the bronze medal.
May 16, 2011
Ragan wrestles to national spot at Body Bar Nationals
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – King College’s Alli Ragan made Lady Tornado wrestling history over the weekend by winning the Body Bar National Tournament to secure her spot on the United States Junior World Team.
May 5, 2011
King Wrestling Camp dates announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College announced the dates for the 2011 Wrestling Camps hosted by the men's and women's wrestling programs.
April 25, 2011
Championship for Ragan at University Nationals
AKRON, Ohio - King College had three women's wrestlers reach the finals of their respective weight classes at the weekend's University Nationals in Akron, Ohio, including a championship for Alli Ragan.
April 9, 2011
King group places at U.S. Open
CLEVELAND, Ohio - King College placed three wrestlers in the Top-7 which included two third-place performances at the 2011 ASICS U.S. Open over the weekend.
March 20, 2011
Lady Tornado Wrestling adds two to squad
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head women's wrestling coach Jason Moorman has announced the addition of Lorrie-Ann Ramos and Julia Salata to the roster for the 2011-12 season.
January 30, 2011
King Women's Wrestling finishes 4th at WCWA, Lambert wins title
ATHERTON, Calif. - The King College women's wrestling squad posted a fourth-place team finish at the 2011 Women's College Wrestling Association Championship hosted by Menlo (Calif.) College. A Lady Tornado did pick up a national title at Saturday's event with seven All-Americans.
January 29, 2011
King Women Wrestlers advances to WCWA Finals
ATHERTON, Calif. - King College has put four women's wrestlers in the semifinals of the WCWA Nationals hosted by Menlo College.
January 15, 2011
Lady Tornado Wrestlers wins over MVC before setback to No. 1 OCU
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's wrestling team split a pair of matches Saturday as the Lady Tornado, ranked No. 3 nationally, opened with a 27-16 win over Missouri Valley College followed by a 35-9 setback against No. 1 Oklahoma City University.
December 10, 2010
Lambert leads Lady Tornado onto WCWA Individual Rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College placed 10 wrestlers in the newest WCWA National Individual Rankings, including the top spot for Marina Lambert.
December 8, 2010
King lands at No. 3 in WCWA Team Rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College moved up to No. 3 in the newest WCWA Women's College Team rankings, announced by the organization.
December 4, 2010
Lady Tornado wrestles to second at Cumberlands Duals
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - The King College women's wrestling team picked up a second-place finish at the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Duals Saturday.
November 22, 2010
Ragan picks up third at NYAC International Open
NEW YORK, N.Y. - King College's Alli Ragan wrestled to third place at the NYAC International Open on Sunday as part of a trio of freshman that made an impact at the event.
November 9, 2010
King gets another victory over Cumberlands, 28-13
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was a 28-13 winner over the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Tuesday in a home women's wrestling contest as the Lady Tornado improved to 6-2 in dual matches this season.
November 9, 2010
King gets another victory over Cumberlands, 28-13
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was a 28-13 winner over the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Tuesday in a home women's wrestling contest as the Lady Tornado improved to 6-2 in dual matches this season.
November 6, 2010
Championships come for Lady Tornado wrestlers at Missouri Valley Open
MARSHALL, Mo. - The King College women's wrestling team picked up three weight division championships at the Missouri Valley College Open Saturday.
October 30, 2010
King adds three wins in series of contests at Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The King College women's wrestling squad picked up three wins Saturday, but the Lady Tornado ran into a pair of setbacks against national power Oklahoma City University in a day of action hosted by Oklahoma City.
October 23, 2010
Lady Tornado wrestle past Cumberlands & Missouri Baptist to open season
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The 2010-11 King College women's wrestling season got started Saturday with a pair of important victories for the Lady Tornado program. The day began with King beating Missouri Baptist University 31-10 and King finished things with a 34-7 decision over the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.).
October 22, 2010
King Women's Wrestling starts season Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will open the 2010-11 women's wrestling season on Saturday with a pair of home matches.
September 7, 2010
Lady Tornado Wrestling schedule released for 2010-11
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The 2010-11 King College Women's Wrestling schedule has been finalized and announced by head coach Jason Moorman.
August 31, 2010
Stiles coming on Lady Tornado wrestling staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Jackie Stiles will enter her first season as assistant coach for the King College Women's Wrestling program.