King ranked atop WCWA Poll, 11 individuals rankedBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the 15th straight poll, and third time this season, the King University women’s wrestling team sits atop the Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) Coaches’ Poll. Along with the team top spot, 11 Tornado are ranked at their weight class, including four at No. 1.
King sweeps Patriot Duals for third straight titleWILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – For the third time in as many years, the King University women’s wrestling team was crowned Patriot Duals champions. The Tornado earned three impressive wins, including a 26-18 victory over top ranked Simon Fraser University in the championship dual.
Tornado roll through pool play at Patriot DualsWILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team continued their dominance early in the season as the Tornado won their first five matches at the Patriot Duals in pool play. The second ranked Tornado (in the duals rankings) outscored their opponents 197-25 on the day as none of the opponents reached double figures.
#1 Tornado open season with six individual champions at Emmanuel OpenFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The top ranked and three-time defending national champion King University women’s wrestling team opened the 2016-17 season with an impressive showing at the Emmanuel Open on Saturday. King posted six different individual champions out of seven weight class entries and had the top two finishers in two weight classes.
Three-time defending champion Tornado atop preseason rankingsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The three-time defending National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals champions and Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national champion King University women’s wrestling team will start the 2016-17 season in a familiar spot, on top of the rankings. The Tornado sit atop the tournament strength poll and come in second in the dual meet strength poll and have nine individuals ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes.
Moorman rounds out staff with former Tornado SalataBRISTOL, Tenn. – Former Tornado women’s wrestler has returned to her Alma Matter as head wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced the hire of Julia Salata earlier this week. Salata had an outstanding career wearing the scarlet and navy and returns to help lead the Tornado as a coach.
Doi goes 1-1 at Junior World ChampionshipsMACON, France – King University women’s wrestler Marina Doi competed for the United States at the Junior World Championships and reached the quarterfinals before her tournament ended. She won her first match before falling in the second match.
Augello posts valiant effort at 2016 OlympicsRIO DE JANEIRO – A day that was months, and years in the making finally came for King University women’s wrestler Haley Augello when she took the mat in the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday morning. She won her first bout, but fell to the three-time defending World champion in the quarterfinals. Augello then fell in her first bout in the repechage to end her tournament.
Augello set to compete in 2016 Olympic GamesBRISTOL, Tenn. – 2016 has been a new journey for King University women’s wrestler Haley Augello, who took a redshirt year to pursue her dreams of competing at the Olympics. Earlier this spring she took steps to make that happen and following a grueling summer of training, her dream will come to a culmination when she becomes the first American woman at the 2016 Olympic Games to step on the mat in Rio on August 17.
Doi and Kee lead King at Body Bar NationalsIRVING, Texas – Members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the Body Bar Nationals on Sunday, and four Tornado placed. Marina Doi and Jessi Kee led the way as Doi took a title and Kee finished runner-up.
Augello qualifies for 2016 Olympic GamesULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Two weeks ago Haley Augello won gold at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling, making history for the King University women’s wrestling program. Early on Saturday morning, Augello made more history as she reached the finals of the 1st Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament, giving her a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games at 48 kilograms.
Augello wins Olympic Team Trials championshipIOWA CITY, Iowa – On the second day of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling, the King University women’s wrestling team had nine women in action with aspirations for making the 2016 Olympic Team. Haley Augello led the way, defeating the top seed in the semifinals before defeating second seed Victory Anthony 2-1 in the best-of-three final to win the championship and earn a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.
Ragan reaches final to lead King in day one of Olympic TrialsIOWA CITY, Iowa – On Saturday six King University women’s wrestlers had a chance of a lifetime that only comes around every four years, qualify for the Olympics. The Tornado had three wrestlers reach the semifinals, and one, Alli Ragan reach the final series on Saturday night. However, Ragan dropped both matches in the final to conclude the first day of wrestling at the Olympic Team Trials.
Tornado contingent prepared for U.S. Olympic Team TrialsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Starting at a young age, most athletes dream of competing in the Olympics and 13 current and former King University women’s wrestlers will have an opportunity to qualify for the 2016 Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The 2016 Olympic Wrestling Trials take place on April 9-10 at Iowa City, Iowa where the Tornado are prepared to a have a solid weekend.
King captures third straight WCWA national titleOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Coming in as the favorites, the King University women’s wrestling team defended their Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association for the second straight year, earning their third consecutive title. The Tornado had 11 All-Americans, including three individual national champions, en route to the title.
King holds the lead after first day of WCWA National ChampionshipsOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Beginning the quest for their third straight Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national championship, the King University women’s wrestling team got off to a great start on Friday. Through the quarterfinals, the Tornado are atop the team standings with 136.5 point and have had nine wrestlers reach Saturday’s semifinals.
Tornado aim for third straight WCWA national titleBRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming in as the two-time defending Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) champions, the King University women’s wrestling team is comfortable with a target on their back as they have been the top-ranked team each of the last three years in the WCWA Coaches’ Poll. As they were last year, the Tornado enter as the favorites, returning eight All-American and having 11 individuals ranked in the final poll.
Tornado remain atop WCWA Poll going into national championshipsBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final regular season poll, the King University women’s wrestling team is right where they have been all year, ranked No. 1 as the two time Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) champions. In all, 11 Tornado appear in the top 10 of their weight class with Ashley Iliff and Hannah Jewell leading the way with No. 1 rankings.
Pins give #1 King win over #14 LifeATLANTA, Ga. – In their final tune-up for the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships, the King University women’s wrestling team took a road win at Life University on Saturday. The top-ranked Tornado took four pins in their 31-17 victory over the 14th-ranked Running Eagles.
Molinari leads Tornado at Dave Schultz Memorial InternationalCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The King University women’s wrestling program had two current members and four former Tornado compete at the Dave Schultz Memorial International on Saturday, and three place. Current Tornado Forrest Molinari finished second at 69 kilograms while former Tornado Sarah Hildebrandt also took a runner-up finish at 53 kilograms.
King posts six first place finishers at Tornado OpenBRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team turned in a stellar Sunday at the Tornado Open. The Tornado recorded 11 wrestlers in the top three of their respective weight classes, including six first place finishers and two runner-up finishes.
#1 Tornado defeat #10 Life on Senior NightBRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team continued their run of late, defeating 10th-ranked Life University in a dual on Saturday evening. Seniors Ashley Iliff and Samantha Klingel were both victorious in their final home dual as King took the 35-11 victory.
#1 King tops #2 Oklahoma City for third straight NWCA Duals titleFORT WAYNE, Ind. – The King University women’s wrestling team proved why they have been ranked No. 1 all season long on Saturday evening, winning their third straight NWCA National Dual championship. The Tornado defeated No. 2 Oklahoma City University 27-19, earning the championship for the third straight season.
King advances to NWCA National Duals finalFORT WAYNE, Ind. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team continued the pursuit of their third straight NWCA National Duals championship with a victory over fifth-ranked Campbellsville University in the semifinals. The Tornado took the contest 27-14, advancing to take on No. 2 Oklahoma City University in the finals.
Tornado cruise to NWCA National Duals semifinalsFORT WAYNE, Ind. – In search of their third straight NWCA National Duals championship, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team started the tournament with an emphatic win in the quarterfinals on Friday evening. The Tornado cruised to the 44-0 victory over Ottawa University behind six technical fall victories and four pins to move to Saturday’s semifinals.
Tornado stay atop WCWA PollBRISTOL, Tenn. – Just as they have been all season, the King University women’s wrestling team continues to be ranked atop the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Poll. Along with the team #1 ranking, both Ashley Iliff and Hannah Jewell are ranked atop their respective weight classes in the January poll.
Tornado advance to compete at U.S. Olympic TrialsLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Over the weekend, five current Tornado and four former King University women’s wrestlers moved one step closer to qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. All nine of the wrestlers finished in the top seven of their respective weight classes to move on to April’s U.S. Olympic Trials.
King retains #1 ranking in WCWA pollBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team hasn’t competed in nearly one month, but the Tornado are still atop the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) poll. Along with the team #1 ranking, 14 Tornado, including two that are ranked first in their weight class.
Dual with #2 Oklahoma City canceledBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling dual with #2 Oklahoma City University that was scheduled for Saturday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The Tornado will be in action again on December 18-19 at the U.S. Open.
Tornado regain outright #1 ranking in WCWA pollBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) rankings, the King University women’s wrestling team is once again the overall top-ranked team in the country. After being tied with Campbellsville University in the preseason, the Tornado regained their #1 ranking in the November poll. Along with the team ranking, five of the 10 weight classes have Tornado ranked at the top.
Kee leads King at NYAC International OpenHEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the NYAC International Open on Friday. Jessi Kee led the way for the Tornado reaching the semifinals before dropping a pair of matches.
Rimmer, Kee selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the MonthBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Cory Rimmer of the cycling team and Jessi Kee of the women’s wrestling team took home honors this month.
King takes third at Cliff Keen DualsOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The top ranked King University women’s wrestling team competed at the Cliff Keen Duals on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado went 5-0 in pool play on Friday, but fell to Oklahoma City University in the quarterfinals of the gold bracket on Saturday. However, the Tornado bounced back to finish third, winning their final three matches of the weekend.
Tornado take three titles, at Emmanuel OpenFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their second event of the season, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team turned in another solid performance at the Emmanuel Open. The Tornado took home three individual champions, three runners-up and three third place finishes from the event.
King takes second straight Patriot Duals titleWILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team started their season with another title, taking the Patriot Duals championship for the second straight season. On Saturday the Tornado topped #9 Missouri Baptist University 38-6, followed that with a 37-7 win over #6 McKendree University and capped the run with a 25-19 victory over #3 Oklahoma City University.
Top-ranked Tornado open season 4-0WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened their season with an impressive showing at the first day of the Patriot Duals. The top ranked Tornado took four wins in pool play before they move into the championship bracket on Saturday.
Defending champion Tornado ranked #1 in WCWA Preseason pollBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time in as many years, the King University women’s wrestling team is the favorites in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Preseason Poll. However, this year the Tornado are tied atop the poll by Campellsville University. King has 10 individuals that are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight class, and three that are ranked atop their weight class.