Women's Wrestling News Archives

  • King finishes 5th with 8 All-Americans at the WCWA National Championships
    February 09, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – The King University women's wrestling team finished fifth at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships. The Tornado had eight All-Americans, led by a runner-up finish from Nicole Joseph.
  • Eight Tornado advance to day two of WCWA National Championships
    February 08, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – The King University women’s wrestling team is in fifth place after the first day of the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships. The Tornado have eight wrestlers remaining that have earned All-American honors, two that have a chance to win a national title on Saturday.
  • King ranked fourth heading into WCWA National Championships
    February 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading up to the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships, the King University women’s wrestling team is ranked fourth. The Tornado have nine individuals ranked, led by Nicole Joseph who is ranked first.
  • King has seven placers at Tornado Open
    January 20, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final tune-up before the WCWA National Championships, the King University women’s wrestling team had seven placers at the Tornado Open on Sunday. Ana Luciano and Hailey Cancelleri led the way for the Tornado, each taking runner-up finishes.
  • Tornado finish runner-up at NWCA National Duals
    January 05, 2019
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team reached their sixth NWCA National Duals championship match with a 26-20 win over #4 Wayland Baptist University early in the day. The fifth-ranked Tornado then faced top-ranked McKendree University in the title bout but fell 24-17 to take a runner-up finish.
  • #5 Tornado come back, reach NWCA National Duals semifinal
    January 04, 2019
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team returned to the mat on Friday at the NWCA National Duals. The fifth-ranked Tornado fell behind No. 12 University of The Cumberlands early, but rolled off five straight victories to take the win 24-20 and advance to the semifinals.
  • Pair of titles lead King's nine placers at the Missouri Valley Open
    November 18, 2018
    MARSHALL, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a solid day at the Missouri Valley Open with nine placers. Cheyenne Sisenstein and Nicole Joseph led the way with championships.
  • King tops Ferrum and Cumberlands fall to #2 Emmanuel
    November 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's wrestling team earned a pair of wins against Ferrum and Cumberland’s and a loss to #2 Emmanuel on Friday.
  • Tornado cruise to wins over Brewton-Parker, Ferrum
    November 03, 2018
    FERRUM, Va. – The King University women’s wrestling team earned a pair of wins on Saturday at Ferrum College. The Tornado cruised to a 33-4 win over Brewton-Parker College before running away with a 40-5 victory over Ferrum.
  • King tops Life 31-11
    November 01, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. – The King University women’s wrestling team came away with a well-earned victory on Thursday night at Life University. The Tornado grabbed the lead early and cruised to a 31-11 victory.
  • King has one champion, three runners-up and five thirds at Adrian Open
    October 27, 2018
    ADRIAN, Mich. – The King University women’s wrestling team was in action again on Saturday at the Adrian College Open. All 12 wrestlers placed with one champion and three runner-up finishes.
  • Hildebrandt takes silver, Molinari 5th at World Championships
    October 25, 2018
    BUDAPEST, Hungary – The King University women’s wrestling duo of Sarah Hildebrandt will be returning from the World Championships with some hardware. Hildebrandt finished with a silver medal and Molinari finished fifth.
  • King to have presence at World Championships
    October 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's wrestling team will be well represented at the upcoming World Championships in Budapest starting on Sunday. King graduates Sarah Hildebrandt and Forrest Molinari will be two of the 10 the Americans competing for a World Championship.
  • Tornado have 11 placers, 4 champions at Emmanuel Open
    October 13, 2018
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a good showing in their first tournament of the season at the Emmanuel Open. King had 11 placers at the tournament, including four that won titles.
  • Tornado go 2-1 at season-opening Lion Duals
    October 12, 2018
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened their season at the Lion Duals with a 2-1 mark. The Tornado defeated Tiffin University 35-12 and University of Alberta 33-12, but fell to Life University 23-20.
  • Tornado shoot to return to the top in 2018-19
    October 08, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's wrestling team has been successful under 10th-year head coach Jason Moorman. The Tornado finished sixth at the WCWA national championships a season ago, the first time in five years the Tornado didn't come home with a national title. In 2018-19, King looks to return to the top of the women's wrestling world.
  • Hildebrandt, Molinari give King three World Team members
    June 23, 2018
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. – On a night where the King University women’s wrestling program knew that would have two former grapplers earn a spot on the U.S. World Team at the last Final X competition taking place at Lehigh University, Sarah Hildebrandt and Forrest Molinari claimed the final two spots with wins over their former Tornado teammates. Hildebrandt swept her series over Haley Augello at 53 kilograms and Molinari swept Julia Salata at 65 kilograms.
  • Four Tornado set to compete in Final X
    June 20, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The last site of U.S.A. Wrestling's Final X will have many King University ties as four of the 10 competitors are former Tornado. However, the four King women's wrestlers will all square off against each other on Saturday night in Bethlehem, Pa. Forrest Molinari will take on Julia Salata at 65 kilograms and Sarah Hildebrandt takes on Haley Augello at 53 kilograms for a spot on the U.S. World Team.
  • Mercado resigns from King wrestling to take head coaching position
    May 11, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced that associate head coach Travis Mercado has resigned to take the head coach position at Colorado Mesa University.
  • Tornado tandem selected Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar semifinalists
    May 02, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Marina Doi and Regina Doi of the King University women’s wresting team added another amazing achievement to their already long list of accomplishments. The twins were the first Tornado student-athletes to become Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar semifinalists.
  • Tornado compete at US Senior Open
    April 27, 2018
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – One current member of the King University women’ s wrestling team and five former Tornado competed over the weekend at the 2018 US Senior Open. Three individuals have qualified for the upcoming Final X competition.
  • King alum, Ragan accepts Final X berth, and will compete for U.S. World Team spot in Lincoln, Neb. on June 9
    April 20, 2018
    2017 World silver medalist Alli Ragan (Colorado Springs, Colo. and Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids/OTC/Hawkeye WC) has officially accepted her berth in Final X, and will battle for a spot on the 2018 U.S. World Team in women’s freestyle in Final X in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, June 9.
  • Petix finishes runner-up, Joseph fourth at U23 Nationals
    March 24, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a good finish at the U23 Nationals with Allison Petix taking a runner-up finish and Nicole Joseph finishing fourth. Former Tornado Forrest Molinari came away with a first place finish.
  • Tornado compete at U23 Nationals
    March 23, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the U23 Nationals on Friday, with Allison Petix advancing to Saturday’s championship series.
  • Five former Tornado to wrestle for Team USA at Women's World Cup
    March 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team has five alums that will be competing for Team U.S.A. at the Women’s World Cup this weekend in Takasaki, Japan. Five former Tornado are on the squad that is made up of 14 athletes representing the U.S.
  • Winning hearts and championships
    March 08, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Their careers started 18 years ago against each other, and earlier this month it ended the same way. For Marina Doi and Regina Doi wrestling has brought a lifetime of opportunity, competition, relationships and so much more as their careers came to an end against each other following a memorable season at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships.
  • King to host annual women's wrestling camp
    March 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The nationally known King University women’s wrestling team will be holding their camp on campus this June. The camp will run from June 24-28 and be available for ages 12-18.
  • King finishes 6th, has 7 All-Americans at WCWA National Championships
    February 10, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team finished the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships with a sixth place finish and seven All-Americans. The day was highlighted by Marina Doi and Regina Doi in the finals at 101 pounds.
  • Tornado in 6th, have 2 finalists at WCWA National Championships
    February 09, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened competition at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships with solid day. Seven Tornado will compete for medals on Saturday, including both of the finalists at 101 pounds.
  • King ranked 4th in final WCWA Rankings
    February 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final rankings leading into the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships, the King University women’s wrestling team moved up to fourth. The Tornado have nine wrestlers ranked, led by Marina Doi who is ranked first at 101 pounds.
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