Women’s Wrestling Commands Mat in Quad Meet at OCU

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – King Women's Wrestling began their regular season on Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City, Okla. in a quad meet that featured the top four programs in the nation all in one gym. King entered the match ranked fourth in the country and finished the day with victories over the second and third ranked teams.

The Tornado women's wrestling program entered the match as the lowest-seeded team in the meet as the fourth ranked team in the nation, according to the WCWA rankings. Host Oklahoma City University, also the defending National Champions, remained undefeated after all was said and done but King came out with the next best record (5-1) after meet's end.

"We are really pleased with our finish," said Head Coach Jason Moorman. "I think the success has come a little earlier than we are used to but that is a good thing. We had to move some people around and for everybody come in and compete where they did and make our impact, we are really proud of our performance."

King opened the match against the defending champions, losing 31-10 to Oklahoma City. Despite the deficit, the Tornado matched up against the Stars better than any of the opposition. King earned its first points and victory of the day when Emily Martin (Frisco, Texas) earned a decision against Kristi Garr in the 109-pound competition. Martin took the match 4-1, 6-0 to bring the Tornado within three points of the Stars before the defending champions began to break away. Alli Ragan (Cardondale, Ill.) earned a victory in her bout against Tessa Plana (4-0, 4-0) before the Stars earned 13 of the next 14 points in their win.

Ragan went undefeated on the day, finishing 6-0 against the competition. She earned 23 points for the Tornado throughout the course of the day, two by decision and three by technical fall.

Martin also went undefeated (6-0) and dominated the competition with four pins in six matches. Martin, ranked first in the nation in the 109-pound weight class, defeated fifth-ranked Michiko Araki via pin to give King a lead against Simon Fraser University that would not be relinquished in their 22-20 victory. She also defeated the number-two ranked grappler in the 109-pound weight class by decision (4-1, 6-0).

Tatiana Perez (El Centro, Cali.) tussled with Opelia Felipe, who is ranked second in the 101-pound weight class, and earned a win by decision (1-1, 2-1) in the team's match versus the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.).   

King has been battling injury this off-season and relied on many of its younger talent to step up and other to advance a weight class in order to help the team. Kayla Brendlinger (Slippery Rock, Pa.) and Sara Hildebrandt (Granger, Ind.) competed at the 130-pound level, as opposed to their usual 123. Brendlinger went 5-0 and Hildebrandt went 4-2 with three victories coming by way of a pin. Hildebrandt, ranked eighth in the 123-pound class, defeated fifth-ranked Tessa Ma of Simon Fraser while switching between the 123 and 130-pound levels.

Hanna Martin (El Reno, Okla.) also rose up a weight class, competing at the 136-pound level on Sunday. She went 5-1 on the day, that to Oklahoma City University's Amanda Hendey by decision (4-5, 1-0, 5-2). Martin did earn a victory over a nationally-ranked wrestler, eighth-ranked Beatrice Martinez (OCU Black), by decision (3-0, 2-0).

"The girls that did move up a weight class were challenged today," said Moorman. "They were asked to go out of their element and contribute to the team's success, and they did in a big way."

As a team, King lost its opening bout with the defending national champion Oklahoma City Stars (31-10), but followed with five straight wins. The Tornado defeated Oklahoma City's secondary (Black) team, 34-5, No. 2 in the nation Simon Fraser (22-20), ninth-ranked Wayland Baptist (37-7), third-ranked Cumberlands (35-7) and Wayland Baptist's secondary squad, 40-6.

"We have to evaluate the girls that we had to hold out of the lineup but we'll get back to working on our technique, but it is nice to start off 5-1," said Moorman. "We are going to spend the next few days building on what we have done and focusing on how to get better for our next match."

The Tornado will take to the mats next on Oct. 16 for a meet versus seventh-ranked Missouri Valley College and University of the Cumberlands. The meet will be held at the Student Center Complex.

COMPLETE MEET RESULTS

OKLAHOMA CITY 44
SIMON FRASER 3

101: Emily Webster, OCU, dec. Daphne-Ann Hodgson, 3-0, 2-1 (OCU leads 3-1)
109: Kristi Garr, OCU, pinned Michiko Araki, 6-0, 0:48 (OCU leads 8-1)
116: Joey Miller, OCU, dec. Chloe Ivanoff, 7-1, 5-1 (OCU leads 11-2)
123: Michaela Hutchison, OCU, pinned Tessa Ma, 6-0, 0:53 (OCU leads 16-2)
130: Audrey Morehouse, OCU, pinned Laura Wilson, 1:11 (OCU leads 21-2)
136: Amanda Hendey, OCU, pinned Laura Gordon, 6-0, 0:38 (OCU leads 26-2)
143: Tessa Plana, OCU, dec. Sidney Morrison, 5-1, 3-1 (OCU leads 29-3)
155: Kristie Davis, OCU, pinned Justina DiStasio, 1:04 (OCU leads 34-3)
170: Brittney Roberts, OCU, pinned Jenna McLatchy, 4-1, 0-2, 0:35 (OCU leads 39-3)
191: Brittany Delgado, OCU, pinned Hillary Greening, 1-0, 0:17 (OCU wins 44-3)

OKLAHOMA CITY 31
KING 10

101: Emily Webster, OCU, pinned Tatiana Perez, 5-3, 1:53 (OCU leads 5-0)
109: Emily Martin, KC, dec. Kristi Garr, 4-1, 6-0 (OCU leads 6-3)
116: Joey Miller, OCU, dec. Samantha Klingel, 6-0, 5-4 (OCU leads 9-4)
123: Michaela Hutchison, OCU, dec. Kayla Brendlinger, 5-3, 5-0 (OCU leads 12-5)
130: Audrey Morehouse, OCU, dec. Sarah Hildebrandt, 1-0, 1-0 (OCU leads 15-5)
136: Amanda Hendey, OCU, dec. Hanna Martin, 4-5, 1-0, 5-2 (OCU leads 18-6)
143: Alli Ragan, KC, dec. Tessa Plana, 4-0, 4-0 (OCU leads 18-9)
155: Kristie Davis, OCU, pinned Lorrie Ramos, 0:43 (OCU leads 23-9)
170: Brittney Roberts, OCU, dec. Julia Salata, 4-0, 4-1 (OCU leads 26-10)
191: Brittany Delgado, OCU, pinned Kerri Bumpers, 0:09 (OCU wins 31-10)

OKLAHOMA CITY 44
CUMBERLANDS 3

101: Emily Webster, OCU, pinned Opelia Felipe, 4-0, 1:59 (OCU leads 5-0)
109: Kristi Garr, OCU, pinned Adreanna Barrera, 0:22 (OCU leads 10-0)
116: Joey Miller, OCU, pinned Sherri Berube, 0:58 (OCU leads 15-0)
123: Michaela Hutchison, OCU, pinned Milagros Zamora, 0:41 (OCU leads 20-0)
130: Audrey Morehouse, OCU, dec. Andrea Hughes, 2-1, 2-0 (OCU leads 23-0)
136: Cianah Hee, UC, dec. Amanda Hendey, 4-3, 6-6 (OCU leads 24-3)
143: Tessa Plana, OCU, pinned Liza Gutierrez, 1:08 (OCU leads 29-3)
155: Kristie Davis, OCU, pinned Sydney Nelson, 0:45 (OCU leads 34-3)
170: Brittney Roberts, OCU, by forfeit (OCU leads 39-3)
191: Brittany Delgado, OCU, by forfeit (OCU wins 44-3)

OKLAHOMA CITY BLACK 28
CUMBERLANDS 8

101: Brianna Rahall, OCU, dec. Opelia Felipe, 1-0, 2-0 (OCU leads 3-0)
109: Dyonne Sedillos, OCU, pinned Adreanna Barrera, 6-0, 1-2, 1:02 (OCU leads 8-0)
116: Tozia Possemato, OCU, dec. Sherri Berube, 1-2, 5-0, 7-1 (OCU leads 11-1)
123: Andrea Hughes, UC, dec. Logan Rich, 3-1, 1-0 (OCU leads 12-4)
130: Cianah Hee, UC, dec. Carissa Reynolds, 3-0, 2-0 (OCU leads 12-7)
136: Beatrize Martinez, OCU, dec. Olivia Peters, 4-2, 1-3, 1-1 (OCU leads 15-8)
143: Amber Rodriguez, OCU, dec. Liza Gutierrez, 4-0, 1-0 (OCU leads 18-8)
155: Demi Strub, OCU, pinned Sydney Nelson, 1:14 (OCU leads 23-8)
170: Heather O'Connor, OCU, by forfeit (OCU leads 28-8)
191: Double forfeit (OCU wins 28-8)

SIMON FRASER 24
OKLAHOMA CITY BLACK 12

101: Daphne-Ann Hodgson, SFU, dec. Brianna Rahall, 0-1, 3-0, 3-0 (SFU leads 3-1)
109: Michiko Araki, SFU, dec. Esthefania Jimenez, 4-1, 1-0 (SFU leads 6-2)
116: Chloe Ivanoff, SFU, dec. Tozia Possemato, 5-0, 1-0 (SFU leads 9-2)
123: Logan Rich, OCU, dec. Tessa Ma, 3-2, 4-0 (SFU leads 10-5)
130: Laura Wilson, SFU, dec. Carissa Reynolds, 3-1, 2-0 (SFU leads 13-6)
136: Amber Rodriguez, OCU, dec. Laura Gordon, 1-0, 1-0 (SFU leads 13-9)
143: Demi Strub, OCU, dec. Sidney Morrison, 2-0, 4-2 (SFU leads 14-12)
155: Justina DiStasio, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 19-12)
170: Hillary Greening, SFU, pinned Heather O'Connor, 1:28 (SFU leads 24-12)
191: Double forfeit (SFU wins 24-12)

KING 34
OKLAHOMA CITY BLACK 5

101: Brianna Rahall, OCU, dec. Tatiana Perez, 2-0, 2-0 (OCU leads 3-0)
109: Emily Martin, KC, pinned Dyonne Sedillos, 1:28 (KC leads 5-3)
116: Kayla Bartosch, KC, dec. Tozia Possamoto, 4-0, 3-0 (KC leads 8-3)
123: Sarah Hildebrandt, KC, dec. Logan Rich, 1-0, 2-0 (KC leads 11-3)
130: Kayla Brendlinger, KC, dec. Carissa Reynolds, 6-0, 5-1 (KC leads 14-4)
136: Hanna Martin, KC, dec. Beatrize Martinez, 3-0, 2-0 (KC leads 17-4)
143: Amber Rodriguez, OCU, tech. fall Alli Ragan, 6-0, 7-0 (KC leads 21-4)
155: Julia Salata, KC, dec. Demi Strub, 1-0, 1-5, 1-0 (KC leads 24-5)
170: Lorrie Ramos, KC, pinned Heather O'Connor, 0:50 (KC leads 29-5)
191: Kerri Bumpers, KC, by forfeit (KC wins 34-5)

KING 22
SIMON FRASER 20

143: Alli Ragan, KC, tech. fall Sidney Morrison, 6-0, 7-0 (KC leads 4-0)
101: Daphne-Ann Hodgson, SFU, pinned Tatiana Perez, 0:49 (SFU leads 5-4)
109: Emily Martin, KC, pinned Michiko Araki, 5-0, 1:34 (KC leads 9-5)
116: Chloe Ivanoff, SFU, dec. Samantha Klingel, 2-0, 2-0 (KC leads 9-8)
123: Sarah Hildebrandt, KC, pinned Tessa Ma, 1-0, 1:15 (KC leads 14-8)
130: Kayla Brendlinger, KC, pinned Laura Wilson, 1:51 (KC leads 19-8)
136: Hanna Martin, KC, dec. Laura Gordon, 1-0, 0-1, 3-0 (KC leads 22-9)
155: Justina DiStasio, SFU, dec. Julia Salata, 2-0, 3-0 (KC leads 22-12)
170: Jenna McLatchy, SFU, dec. Lorrie Ramos, 1-0, 3-0 (KC leads 22-15)
191: Hillary Greening, SFU, pinned Kerri Bumpers, 1:02 (KC wins 22-20)

KING 37
WAYLAND BAPTIST 7

101: Tatiana Perez, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 5-0)
109: Emily Martin, KC, pinned Ofelia Perez, 0:52 (KC leads 10-0)
116: Samantha Klingel, KC, dec. Nalley Carillos, 6-0, 1-0 (KC leads 13-0)
123: Sarah Hildebrandt, KC, pinned Jessica Von Behren, 5-0, 0:32 (KC leads 18-0)
130: Kayla Brendlinger, KC, dec. Tarkyia Mensah, 5-0, 4-1 (KC leads 21-1)
136: Hanna Martin, KC, pinned Erin Miller, 0:46 (KC leads 26-1)
143: Alli Ragan, KC, dec. Tamrya Mensah, 4-0, 1-0 (KC leads 29-2)
155: Lorrie Ramos, KC, dec. Valerie Rosales, 1-0, 1-0 (KC leads 32-2)
170: Julia Salata, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 37-2)
191: Angela Vvborny, WBU, tech. fall Kerri Bumpers, 6-0, 7-0 (KC wins 37-7)

SIMON FRASER 28
CUMBERLANDS 8

101: Daphne-Ann Hodgson, SFU, dec. Opelia Felipe, 4-0, 3-0 (SFU leads 3-0)
109: Michiko Araki, SFU, dec. Adreanna Barrera, 4-0, 7-0 (SFU leads 6-0)
116: Chloe Ivanoff, SFU, pinned Sherri Berube, 1:15 (SFU leads 11-0)
123: Andrea Hughes, UC, dec. Tessa Ma, 0-4, 5-1, 2-0 (SFU leads 12-3)
130: Cianah Hee, UC, pinned Laura Wilson, 1:09 (SFU leads 12-8)
136: Laura Gordon, SFU, dec. Olivia Peters, 1-0, 1-0 (SFU leads 15-8)
143: Sidney Morrison, SFU, pinned Liza Gutierrez, 0-2, 1:59 (SFU leads 20-8)
155: Justina DiStasio, SFU, dec. Sydney Nelson, 1-0, 3-0 (SFU leads 23-8)
170: Hillary Greening, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 28-8)
191: Double forfeit (SFU wins 28-8)

SIMON FRASER 35
WAYLAND BAPTIST 5

101: Daphne Ann-Hodgson, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 5-0)
109: Michiko Araki, SFU, dec. Ofelia Valdez, 4-1, 3-0 (SFU leads 8-1)
116: Chloe Ivanoff, SFU, pinned Nalley Carillo, 1:42 (SFU leads 13-1)
123: Tessa Ma, SFU, dec. Jessica Von Behren, 3-0, 4-0 (SFU leads 16-1)
130: Laura Wilson, SFU, dec. Tarkyia Mensah, 1-0, 2-0 (SFU leads 19-1)
136: Laura Gordon, SFU, pinned Erin Miller, 3-0, 1:09 (SFU leads 24-1)
143: Tamrya Mensah, WBU, dec. Sidney Morrison, 2-0, 3-0 (SFU leads 24-4)
155: Justina DiStasio, SFU, dec. Valerie Rosales, 7-1, 2-0 (SFU leads 27-4)
170: Hillary Greening, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 32-4)
191: Jenna McLatchy, SFU, dec. Angela Vvborny, 0-3, 1-0, 1-0 (SFU wins 35-5)

WAYLAND BAPTIST 25
CUMBERLANDS 18

101: Opelia Felipe, UC, by forfeit (UC leads 5-0)
109: Ofelia Valdez, WBU, dec. Alex Campbell, 2-0, 1-0 (UC leads 5-3)
116: Nalley Carillo, WBU, dec. Sherri Barube, 3-0, 1-0 (WBU leads 6-5)
123: Andrea Hughes, UC, tech. fall Jessica Von Behren, 6-0, 6-0 (UC leads 9-6)
130: Cianah Hee, UC, pinned Tarkyia Mensah, 6-0, 0:20 (UC leads 14-6)
136: Erin Miller, WBU, dec. Olivia Peters, 3-2, 1-2, 2-1 (UC leads 15-9)
143: Tamrya Mensah, WBU, pinned Liza Gutierrez, 3-0, 1:45 (UC leads 15-14)
155: Sydney Nelson, UC, dec. Valerie Rosales, 1-1, 6-0, 1-0 (UC leads 18-15)
170: Obrianna Baidoo, WBU, by forfeit (WBU leads 20-18)
191: Angela Vvborny, WBU, by forfeit (WBU wins 25-18)

KING 35
CUMBERLANDS 7

101: Opelia Felipe, KC, dec. Tatiana Perez, 1-1, 2-1 (KC leads 3-1)
109: Emily Martin, KC, pinned Andreana Barrera, 0:43 (KC leads 8-1)
116: Samantha Klingel, KC, pinned Sherri Berube, 4-0, 1:37 (KC leads 13-1)
123: Kayla Brendlinger, KC, dec. Andrea Hughes, 4-0, 3-0 (KC leads 16-1)
130: Cianah Hee, UC, dec. Sarah Hildebrandt, 1-0, 6-0 (KC leads 16-4)
136: Hanna Martin, KC, dec. Olivia Peters, 3-0, 2-0 (KC leads 19-4)
143: Alli Ragan, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 24-4)
155: Julia Salata, KC, pinned Liza Gutierrez, 1:10 (KC leads 29-4)
170: Sydney Nelson, UC, dec. Lorrie Ramos, 2-0, 3-1 (KC leads 30-7)
191: Kerri Bumpers, KC, by forfeit (KC wins 35-7)

CUMBERLANDS 30
WAYLAND BAPTIST GOLD 6

101: Opelia Felipe, UC, by forfeit (UC leads 5-0)
109: Adreanna Barrera, UC, by forfeit (UC leads 10-0)
116: Sherri Berube, UC, by forfeit (UC leads 15-0)
123: Milagros Zamora, UC, pinned Jessica Von Behren, 4-0, 1:21 (UC leads 20-0)
130: Darlene Fernandez, WBU, dec. Justine Jue, 8-5, 2-1 (UC leads 21-3)
136: Jeneisha Woods, WBU, dec. Olivia Peters, 0-2, 1-1, 2-0 (UC leads 22-6)
143: Liza Gutierrez, UC, pinned Holly Thein, 0-1, 1-0, 1:51 (UC leads 27-6)
155: Obrianna Baidoo, WBU, dec. Sydney Nelson, 4-0, 5-0 (UC leads 30-6)
170: Double forfeit (UC leads 30-6)
191: Double forfeit (UC leads 30-6)

KING 40
WAYLAND BAPTIST GOLD 6

101: Tatiana Perez, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 5-0)
109: Emily Martin, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 10-0)
116: Victoria Nguyen, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 15-0)
123: Stacy Martin, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 20-0)
130: Sarah Hildebrandt, KC, pinned Darlene Fernandez, 7-0, 1:16 (KC leads 25-0)
136: Hanna Martin, KC, pinned Jeneisha Woods, 1:49 (KC leads 30-0)
143: Alli Ragan, KC, tech. fall Holly Thein, 6-0, 7-0 (KC leads 34-0)
155: Lorrie Ramos, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 39-0)
170: Julia Salata, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 44-0)
191: Kerri Bumpers, KC, by forfeit (KC leads 49-0)

SIMON FRASER 36
WAYLAND BAPTIST GOLD 6

101: Daphne-Ann Hogdson, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 5-0)
109: Michiko Araki, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 10-0)
116: Chloe Ivanoff, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 15-0)
123: Tessa Ma, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 20-0)
130: Laura Wilson, SFU, tech. fall Darlene Fernandez, 6-0, 6-0 (SFU leads 24-0)
136: Jeneisha Woods, WBU, pinned Laura Gordon, 0-1, 1:19 (SFU leads 24-5)
143: Sidney Morrison, SFU, dec. Shanice Vernon Jackson, 1-0, 3-2 (SFU leads 27-6)
155: Justina DiStasio, SFU, tech. fall Obrianna Baidoo, 9-0, 6-0 (SFU leads 31-6)
170: Hillary Greening, SFU, by forfeit (SFU leads 36-6)
191: Double forfeit (SFU wins 36-6)