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Tornado Women’s Wrestling Retains No. 2 National Ranking

Tornado Women’s Wrestling Retains No. 2 National Ranking
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Led by Alli Ragan and Emily Martin, King College Women's Wrestling held on to their No. 2 national ranking in the latest Women's College Wrestling Association (WCWA) polls, released on Dec. 8. King also featured two individuals ranked first in their respective weight class and at least one individual in seven of the eight available weight divisions.

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The results of the latest rankings mark the third straight month that King has been named No. 2 in the country. They were lifted to the number-two spot on Oct. 15 after starting the season ranked No. 4 overall. The Tornado sit behind defending National Champions, Oklahoma City University, who holds onto the top spot in the WCWA.

Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill.) continues to be ranked No. 1 but at a different weight class than last month. The sophomore dropped from the 143- to the 136-pound weight class prior to rattling off a gold medal finish at the Harry Geris Memorial International Duals (London, Ontario) and finishing first at the NYAC International Open, where she earned an automatic qualification for the U.S. Olympic Trials held in April 2012.

By dropping a weight class, Ragan will clear the way for teammate Julie Salata, who is currently ranked third at 143 pounds. The freshman from Canton, Mich. has come on strong for the Tornado, finishing second overall at the NYAC International Open and going 4-1 overall at the Harry Geris Memorial.

Senior Emily Martin (Frisco, Texas) continues to sit atop the 109-pound division rankings, serving as King's second No. 1 ranked wrestler at their respective weight class. At the NYAC Invitational, Martin went 2-2 overall but defeated Alyssa Lampe, a former member of the U.S. World Team, by fall.

King placed a total of 12 wrestlers in the top-eight of each weight class and at least one in all but one weight class. The Tornado placed multiple wrestlers in the 116, 123 and 191-pound divisions.

WCWA Team Rankings (Dec. 8)
1. Oklahoma City, 1 last ranking
2. King, 2 last ranking
3. Simon Fraser, tie 3 last ranking
4. Lindenwood, tie 3 last ranking
5. (tie) Wayland Baptist, 5 last ranking
5. (tie) Cumberlands, 7 last ranking
7. Missouri Valley, 6 last ranking
8. Menlo, 9 last ranking
9. Jamestown, 8 last ranking
10. Waldorf, tie 10 last ranking


WCWA Individual Rankings

101 pounds
1. Emily Webster, Fr., Oklahoma City
2. Daphne-Ann Hodgson, Jr., Simon Fraser
3. Opelia Felipe, Jr. Cumberlands
4. Brianna Rahall, So., Oklahoma City
5. Michiko Araki, So. Simon Fraser
6. Ophelia Valdez, So., Wayland Baptist
7. Tatiana Perez, Jr., King
8. Jenny Garza, Jr., Lindenwood

109 pounds
1. Emily Martin, Sr., King
2. Chloe Ivanoff, So, Simon Fraser
3. Michelle Jimenez, So, Menlo
4. Britney Heatherly, Sr., Missouri Valley
5. Kristi Garr, So., Oklahoma City
6. Esthefania Jimenez, Fr., Oklahoma City
7. Sherylyn Sabado, Jr, Menlo
8. Michelle Canete, Jr., Jamestown

116 pounds
1. Joey Miller, Jr., Oklahoma City
2. Samantha Klingel, Fr., King
3. Gabrielle Henry, Sr., Cumberlands
4. Jacarra Winchester, So., Missouri Valley
5. India Walker, Sr. Lindenwood
6. Alexis Rodriguez, Fr., Lindenwood
7. Kayla Bartosch, So., King
8. Natalie Rutt, So., Jamestown

123 pounds
1. Michaela Hutchison, Sr., Oklahoma City
2. Shauna Isbel, Jr., Lindenwood
3. Tiffany Sluik, Sr, Jamestown
4. Brianna Delgado, Fr., Oklahoma City
5. Sara Hildenbrandt, Fr., King
6. Kayla Brendlinger, Fr., King

7. Laura Wilson, Sr., Simon Fraser
8. Liza Guiterrez, Soph. Cumberlands

130 pounds
1. Audrey Morehouse, Jr., Oklahoma City
2. Cianah Hee, Sr., Cumberlands
3. Laura Gordon, Jr., Simon Fraser
4. Roni Goodale, Fr., Waldorf
5. Summer Sistad, Sr., Missouri Valley
6. Hanna Martin, So., King
7. Brazel Marques, Fr., Menlo
8. Tarkiay Mensah, Fr., Wayland Baptist



143 pounds
1. Jennifer Page, Fr., Oklahoma City
2. Tanya Kusse, So., Lindenwood
3. Julia Salata, Fr., King
4. Tamyra Mensah, Fr., Wayland Baptist
5. Sidney Morrison, Jr., Simon Fraser
6. Danielle Curlis, Sr., Missouri Valley
7. April Ritts, Fr., Waldorf
8. Rachelle Spurlock, Fr., Cumberlands

155 pounds
1. Kristie Davis, Sr., Oklahoma City
2. Jenna McLatchy, So., Simon Fraser
3. Justine Distassio, So., Simon Fraser
4. Brittany David, So., Lindenwood
5. Valerie Rosales, Fr., Wayland Baptist
6. Jordan Hagerman, Sr., Missouri Valley
7. Sydney Nelson, Jr., Cumberlands
8. Stephanie Geltmacher, So., Oklahoma City

170 pounds
1. Kendra Lewis, Sr., Lindenwood
2. Brittany Roberts, Jr., Oklahoma City
3. Hillary Greening, Sr., Simon Fraser
4. Lorrie Ramos, Fr., King
5. Heather O'Connor, Fr., Oklahoma City
6. Brenda Mendoza, Fr., Wayland Baptist
7. Brittany Jones, So., Missouri Valley
8. Ruth Leger, So., Lindenwood

191 pounds
1. Brittany Delgado, Sr., Oklahoma City
2. Miriam Moreno, Fr., Wayland Baptist
3. Angela Vyborny, So., Wayland Baptist
4. Kerry Bumpers, Fr., King
5. Paloma Basulto, So., Missouri Valley
6. Kimberly Andrade, Fr, Menlo
7. Marina Lambert, So., King
8. Jennette Mitchell, So., Cumberlands