Women's Wrestling News Archives

  • NCAA to vote on adding women's wrestling as emerging sport
    September 12, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team is one of the most successful in Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) history, but that could be changing. King is one of 11 institutions that is behind a motion to make women’s wrestling an NCAA emerging sport.
  • Ragan, Augello compete at World Championships
    August 24, 2017
    PARIS, France – The King University women’s wrestling team had a pair of athletes competing at the World Championships in Paris this week. Current Tornado Haley Augello wrestled at 53 kilograms and former Tornado Alli Ragan earned a silver medal at 60 kilograms.
  • Mercado, Salata attend NWCA Leadership Academy
    August 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University wrestling coaches Travis Mercado and Julia Salata were both nominated to attend the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Leadership Academy, held in conjunction with the NWCA Coaches Convention. The duo attended 10 different sessions in the two-day academy, taking in a lot of information they will be taking back to King this year.
  • King, Augello earn awards from Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
    June 09, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, the King University women’s wrestling team, as well as Olympian Haley Augello were recognized by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The Tornado were recognized as one of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame’s “Champions Within,” earning the Champions as Pioneers award while Augello was recognized as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame's Amateur Female Athlete of the Year.
  • King hosts men's and women's wrestling camps
    May 25, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Wrestling Coach Jason Moorman and his staff will be hosting a pair of camps this summer on campus. The Tornado Women’s Wrestling Camp is scheduled for June 25-29 and the Tornado Men’s Wrestling Camp is slated for July 16-20.
  • Joseph, Gould place at Body Bar Nationals
    May 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a pair of student-athletes compete at the Body Bar National Championships, and both will be returning with medals. Nicole Joseph came in with a runner-up finish at 59 kilograms while Aleeah Gould finished third at 48 kilograms.
  • Molinari, Ragan medal at Pan American Championships
    May 06, 2017
    SALVADOR DA BAHIA, BRAZIL – The King University women’s wrestling team had two wrestlers compete for Team U.S.A. at the Pan American Championships on Saturday, and both will be returning with medals. Alum Alli Ragan won the gold medal at 60 kilograms while Forrest Molinari took bronze at 69 kilograms.
  • King launches rally for wrestling facility
    May 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s wrestling team is currently working on a fundraiser to enhance and make necessary improvements to the wrestling practice facilities. The programs have set a goal to raise $30,000 to fund the upgrades and enhancements, which will include new practice mats and wall padding.
  • King has four placers on final day of U.S. World Team Trials
    April 29, 2017
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On the second day of the U.S World Team Trials, the King University women’s wrestling team had three current wrestlers and two alums competing. Marina Doi took fourth and Regina Doi finished fifth at 48 kilograms while alum Sarah Hildebrandt finished second at 55 kilograms.
  • Augello, Ragan earn spots on U.S. World Team
    April 28, 2017
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On the first day of the U.S. World Team trials, the King University women’s wrestling team had one current team member and one alum a spot on the U.S. World Team that will compete in Paris later this year. Haley Augello earned a spot at 53 kilograms and alum Alli Ragan earned a spot on her fifth U.S. World Team, this one coming at 60 kilograms.
  • Augello selected TN Sports HOF Amateur Female Athlete of the Year
    April 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s wrestler Haley Augello had a memorable 2016, and she will add another award to her mantle this summer. The Olympian was selected as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame’s Amateur Female Athlete of the Year.
  • King to receive Champion Within Award from Tennessee Sports HOF
    March 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The last four years for the King University women’s wrestling team has included eight national championships, as head coach Jason Moorman has brought the program into a perennial power. This summer, the program can add another award to their list when they are recognized by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame as a Champion Within on June 3.
  • Gould takes third at University Nationals
    March 25, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team sent two competitors to the University Nationals and Aleeah Gould led the way for the Tornado. Gould finished third at 48 kilograms while Cassidy Ferrell went 2-2 on the day.
  • King takes 4th straight WCWA championship
    February 11, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team made history again at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships, taking their fourth straight title. The Tornado are now tied for most WCWA national championships ever. Marina Doi, Breonnah Neal and Haley Augello all took home national titles, leading King to 187.5 points, finishing ahead of second place Simon Fraser University who had 170.5 points.
  • King leads WCWA National Championships after day 1
    February 10, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships with a solid showing, placing six of 12 wrestlers in Saturday’s championship matches. The Tornado lead the team standings with 167.5 points the second place team coming in at 125.5 points.
  • King goes for fourth straight WCWA national title
    February 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team has a chance to match history in the world of women’s wrestling when they compete for their fourth straight Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national championship this weekend. King comes in the favorite after sitting atop the WCWA Coaches’ Poll all season long, and can match the run of Oklahoma City University’s four straight titles from 2009-12.
  • Garcia leads King at Bearcat Open
    January 28, 2017
    LEBANON, Ill. – The top ranked King University women’s wrestling team returned to the mat at the Bearcat Open on Saturday. The Tornado were led by Gabby Garcia who took a runner-up finish at 136 pounds.
  • Tornado roll past Emmanuel on Senior Night
    January 20, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team honored their seniors on Friday night and turned in a solid performance to defeat 14th-ranked Emmanuel College. All three seniors earned wins and the Tornado took the final three matches by pin to take the dual 38-3.
  • King takes six titles at Tornado Open
    January 15, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team followed their fourth straight National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals championship with a solid showing at the Tornado Open on Sunday. King had five individuals take home titles an all 10 wrestlers that competed place.
  • King captures fourth straight NWCA National Duals title
    January 06, 2017
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Following some history on Thursday, giving head coach Jason Moorman his 100th career victory, the King University women’s wrestling team made more history on Friday afternoon. The Tornado defeated fifth-ranked Campbellsville University 30-11 in the semifinals of the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals. King then topped fourth-ranked McKendree University 24-19 in the championship to take home their fourth straight NWCA National Dual title.
  • King advances to NWCA semis, Moorman earns 100th career win
    January 05, 2017
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team opened the quest for their fourth straight National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals title with history on Thursday evening. The Tornado defeated No. 11 Life University 43-7, to advance to the semifinals and give head coach Jason Moorman his 100th career victory.
  • King remains No. 1 in WCWA poll leading into NWCA National Duals
    January 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading up to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals, the King University women’s wrestling team remains atop the Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) Coaches’ Poll. The Tornado have nine individuals ranked, including four ranked No. 1 in their respective weight classes.
  • M. Doi, R. Doi both place on final day of U.S. Senior Nationals
    December 18, 2016
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In the final day of the U.S. Senior Nationals, the King University women’s wrestling team had two more women place. Marina Doi finished third at 48 kilograms and Regina Doi finished sixth at the same weight class.
  • Four Tornado place on day 1 on U.S. Senior Nationals
    December 17, 2016
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a good showing on the first day of the Senior Nationals/US Open. All four Tornado in action placed, headlined by a pair of third place finishes from Nicole Joseph and Forrest Molinari.
  • King ranked atop WCWA Poll, 11 individuals ranked
    December 06, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 title
    November 12, 2016
    WILLIAMSBURG, 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 Duals
    November 11, 2016
    WILLIAMSBURG, 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 Open
    October 15, 2016
    FRANKLIN 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 rankings
    October 06, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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.
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