Hendey takes third at World Team Trials

MADISON, Wis. – On the second day of the World Team Trials, King University had five women's wrestlers that had a chance to qualify for the 2014 U.S.A. World Team. Amanda Hendey had the best chance for the Tornado as she advanced to the finals of the challenge bracket before dropping her first bout of the day. Hendey ended up with a second place finish in the challenge tournament and a fourth place finish in the World Team Trials.

Wrestling at 63 kilograms, Hendey started the day with a win by fall over Olivia Seppinni in 2:43. She then earned another victory by fall, this time in 1:33 over Leigh Provisor to advance to the finals. In the finals, she fell to Erin Clodgo 11-0, on a tech fall. However, Hendey faced a true third place bout against Jennifer Page, but she fell in a tight 6-4 decision to take fourth overall.

Both Haley Augello and Samantha Klingel wrestled for the Tornado at the 53 kilogram weight class, and both dropped their first matches of the day. Both wrestler rebounded with victories, however, as Augello topped Shelby Morrison 13-3 on a tech fall and Klingel took a 7-0 decision over Laura Anderson. Nevertheless, they both dropped their next matches in the consolation semifinals bouts.

Kerri Bumpers and Lorrie Ramos both competed at 75 kilograms, and dropped their only two bouts of the day.