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King avenges loss to OCU for third women’s National Duals title

Hannah Jewell and Forrest Molinari sandwiched a 53-second fall by teammate Jessi Kee with a pair of technical falls as the trio of King University wrestlers used three straight victories to help the top-ranked Tornado defeat No. 2 Oklahoma City, 27-19, and capture a third straight NWCA National Duals championship in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association tournament, Jan. 9, at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

king u group shot          This victory also avenged an earlier season loss to OCU, which the Stars won on criteria in a 22-22 tie.

King, located in Knoxville, Tenn., won the first three matches — highlighted by a 12-10 upset victory by No. 3 Breanna Neal over top-ranked Cody Pfau at 109 pounds — before Oklahoma City came back to win three straight bouts, including Becka Leathers’ 1:37 pin against Ricki Liang at 123, which gave OCU a 14-13 lead with four bouts remaining.

But King scored bonus points in winning the next three bouts, highlighted by Kee’s 53-second fall over Yvonne Galindo at 155 pounds to give the Tornado a 22-15 lead before Molinari’s 12-2 technical fall over Rachale Butler clinched the dual title for King.

 

NWCA National Duals • Jan. 9, 2016 • Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association

First Round

Ottawa defeated Adrian, 35-14

Campbellsville defeated Missouri Baptist, 44-0

McKendree defeated Waldorf, 39-1

Lindenwood defeated Life, 35-11

Wayland Baptist defeated Missouri Valley, 30-17

Quarterfinals

King U. defeated Ottawa, 44-0

Campbellsville defeated McKendree, 29-16

Oklahoma City defeated Lindenwood, 29-10

Cumberlands defeated Wayland Baptist, 29-15

Semifinals

King defeated Campbellsville, 27-14

Oklahoma City defeated Cumberlands, 23-20

Championship

King defeated Oklahoma City, 27-19

Third-Place Dual

Campbellsville defeated Cumberlands, 26-20

Fifth-Place Dual

Lindenwood and McKendree did not wrestle

Seventh-Place Dual

Wayland Baptist defeated Missouri Valley, 33-8

 

WCWA Championship Dual — King 27, Oklahoma City 19

101 — Marina Doi (King) won by forfeit

109 — Breeonah Neal (King) dec. Cody Pfau, 12-10

116 — Samantha Klingel (King) won by TF over Rachel Archer, 12-2

123 — Becka Leathers (Oklahoma City) pinned Ricki Liang, 1:37

130 — Rachel Young (Oklahoma City) dec. Hanna Grisewood, 5-4

136 — Natalia Hinajo (Oklahoma City) won by TF over over Rachel Hale, 10-0

143 — Hannah Jewell (King) won by TF over Carla Ponce, 11-1

155 — Jessi Kee (King) pinned Yvonne Galindo, 0:53

170 — Forrest Molinari (King) won by TF over Rachale Butler, 12-2

191 — Monica Mason (Oklahoma City) dec. Jackie Williams, 8-5

 

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