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.
Kayla Brendlinger won her first match of the day at the 123 pound weight class on a narrow 3-0 decision over Laken Jowers before defeating Jesse Von Behren of Wayland Baptist University on a fall in 43 seconds. In the quarterfinals she defeated Missouri Baptist University's Montana Drum 10-0 on tech fall before taking a 9-6 decision over Oklahoma City University's Brieanna Delgado to advance to the finals. However, she fell to Missouri Valleys' Jacarra Winchester 8-2, to take second place
At 191 pounds, Malexis McAdoo advanced to the finals after winning her first three matches on tech falls. In the finals, she dropped a tight 4-1 decision to Simon Fraser University's Jenna McLatchy.
Daisy Santos advanced to the quarterfinals of the 109 pound weight class on a pair of falls, but fell in the quarterfinals to Oklahoma City's Cody Pfau. In the fifth place match, Santos defeated Michelle Guerrero of Wayland Baptist on a fall in 1:12. Kerri Bumpers also finished fifth in the 170 pound weight class. She dropped an 8-3 decision to Ruth Leger of Lindenwood University before defeating Jamestown College's Kayla Volin 7-0 to take fifth place.
The Tornado will have a month off before they compete again at the Carbondale Duals on December 15.