Women's Wrestling


King Takes Second at NWCA National Duals

King Takes Second at NWCA National Duals
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After an opening day victory over Jamestown College, King Women's Wrestling returned to the Prairie Capital Convention Center for day two action at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Championships. The Lady Tornado defeated Simon Fraser University prior to  falling to top-ranked Oklahoma City University in the championship round for a second place finish.

Newcomer Krista Revelle won all three of her bouts through the weekend, wrestling in both the 136 and 143-pound weight classes in her first wins and matches of her collegiate career since joining King. She surrendered only two points in those three matches while posting two shut outs, including a technical fall in her debut match against Jamestown College's Serrina Smith.

Senior Emily Martin (109) also remained unbeaten over the weekend, posting a pair of victories on Sunday by a combined 16-1 score. The Frisco, Texas native defeated No. 5 Michiko Araki of Simon Fraser (6-0, 6-0) and OCU's Kristie Garr by decision, 1-0, 3-1.

King, ranked second by the WCWA, defeated No. 3 Simon Fraser by a 24-17 score. The Lady Tornado jumped out to a 16-3 lead through the five bouts. They continued amassing points with wins by Revelle and Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill.) to help seal the win. Ragan was bumped up to the 155-pound division and defeated No. 2 Jenna McLatchy after jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and followed with a 3-1 second period score. Shannon Constantine (Haverville, Ma.) defeated second-ranked Daphne Hodgson by pin in the first period to put King up quickly, 5-0.

With the win over Simon Fraser, the Lady Tornado advanced to the championship round against No. 1 Oklahoma City. King took a 6-5 lead over the Stars with wins from Emily Martin (109) and Samantha Klingel (116). Klingel, who possesses a number-two individual ranking by the WCWA, took the mat with No. 1 Joey Miller and beat her in a decisive 3-1 third period (0-2, 2-0, 3-1). The Stars responded by winning four of the next five bouts to regain the lead, 21-11. Wins by OCU's Kristie Davis and Brittany Delgado in the latter part of the match sent King to a second place finish in the tournament.

King will return to the mats at the Student Center Complex on Sunday, Jan. 15 for their final meet prior to the WCWA National Tournament (Jan. 28). They will host OCU and the University of the Cumberlands beginning at 9:00 a.m.


King (KING) defeated Simon Fraser (SIM)

  Match Summary    SIM  KING 
101 Shannon Constantine (King) over Daphne Hodgson (SIM) Pin 1:39   0 5
109 Emily Martin (King) over Michiko Araki (SIM) TF 6-0,6-0   0 4
116 Chloe Ivanoff (Simon Fraser) over Samantha Klingel (King) Dec 2-0,1-1   3 1
123 Sarah Hildebrandt (King) over Tessa Ma (Simon Fraser) Dec 1-0,4-0   0 3
130 Kayla Brendlinger (King) over Laura Wilson (Simon Fraser)
Dec 2-2,1-1,7-1
  1 3
136 Laura Gordon (Simon Fraser) over Katrina Perez (King) Dec 2-1,2-2   3 0
143 Krista Revelle (King) over Sidney Morrison (Simon Fraser) Dec 3-1,6-1   1 3
155 Alli Ragan (King) over Jenna McLatchy (Simon Fraser) Dec 4-0,3-1    1 3
170 Justina Distasio (Simon Fraser) over Lorrie Ramos (King) Pin 1:23   5 0
191 Hillary Greening (Simon Fraser) over Rebecca Mattes (King)
Dec 0-1,2-0,3-0
  3 1
  Dual Meet Score   17 24


Oklahoma City (OKC) defeated King (KING)

  Match Summary    OCU  KING 
101 Emily Webster (OCU) over Shannon Constantine (King) Pin 1:40   5 0
109 Emily Martin (King) over Kristie Garr (OCU) Dec 1-0,3-1      1 3
116 Samantha Klingel (King) over Joey Miller (OCU) Dec 0-2,2-0,3-1    1 3
123 Michaela Hutchison (OCU) over Sarah Hildebrandt (King) Dec 1-0,4-3   3 1
130 Audrey Morehouse (OCU) over Katrina Perez (King) Dec 3-1,3-0   3 1
136 Krista Revelle (King) over Tessa Plana (OCU) Dec 2-0,3-0    0 3
143 Jennifer Page (OCU) over Alli Ragan (King) Dec 1-0,1-0     3 0
155 Kristie Davis (OCU) over Lorrie Ramos (King) Pin 1:38    5 0
170 Julia Salata (King) over Brittany Roberts (OCU) Dec 4-5,1-0,1-0   1 3
191 Brittany Delgado (OCU) over Kerri Bumpers (King) Dec 3-0,5-0   3 0
  Dual Meet Score   25 14