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.

Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill.) pinned Army's Othella Lucas 1:29 into the second period for third place in the 63-kilogram bracket. Ragan came into the event as the No. 3 wrestler in the weight class and defeated No. 4 Vanessa Oswalt. Ragan lost to the top-ranked wrestler Elena Pirozhkova in the opening round 3-0 and 3-1. To get to the third-place bout Ragan pinned No. 2 Veronica Carlson in 1:58.

Emily Martin (Frisco, Texas) used a 3-2 decision over Lindenwood (Mo.) University's Ashley Shannon to capture third at 51-kilograms. Martin had a 1-0 third period in the meeting. She also had a win over the No. 3 wrestler in the weight class Gabrielle Henry.

Lisa Martinez (Amarillo, Texas) won seventh over Air Force's Rachel Bernardes with a pin 68 seconds into the second period in the 48-kilogram division. Along the way Martinez defeated No. 8 Candace Workman during the wrestleback bracket.

Stacy Martin (Frisco, Texas) lost her seventh-place match at 51-kilograms 7-0 to Carlene Sluberski.

The trio of Top-7 finishers will be a part of the World Team Trials in June thanks to the results.

For more information on the event, click here.

For more information on broadcasts of the finals on FOX College Sports, click here.