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.

On Friday in the 55 kilogram weight class, Hildebrandt defeated future teammate Haley Augello in the third place match. The Granger, Ind., native took a victory over Augello on a pin in 1:45. Also on Friday night, Salata defeated Oklahoma City University's Stephanie Geltmacher 8-0 on a tech fall to take third place in the 72 kilogram weight class.

Both Ragan and teammate Amanda Hendey competed at the 63 kilogram weight class on Saturday. Ragan took a slim 5-4 decision over Hendey in the third place bout as the due finish third and fourth, respectively.