Women's Wrestling News Archives

  • 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.
  • Ragan takes silver at Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix
    January 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Former King University women’s wrestling standout, Alli Ragan, finished runner-up at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Ragan took home a silver medal in the 130 pounds women’s freestyle division.
  • King has seven placers at Bearcat Open
    January 20, 2018
    LEBANON, Ill. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a solid day at the Bearcat Open, hosted by McKendree University. The Tornado had seven individuals place, including a runner-up finish from Regina Doi, followed a pair third place finishers.
  • King ranked 6th, six individuals ranked
    January 19, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women's Collegiate Wresting Association (WCWA) rankings, the King University women's wrestling team is ranked sixth. There are six Tornado ranked, led by Marina Doi who is ranked first at 101 pounds.
  • King takes five titles at the Tornado Open
    January 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team hosted the Tornado Open on Sunday and five Tornado came away with five titles and four took home runner-up finishes.
  • Tornado comeback to defeat #6 Emmanuel
    January 09, 2018
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their third matchup of the season, and second in five days, the sixth-ranked King University women’s wrestling team defeated sixth-ranked Emmanuel College of the second time this year. The Tornado fell behind, but came back and Victoria Espinoza gave King the 22-21 win with technical fall, avenging the loss for the Tornado last Thursday at the NWCA National Duals.
  • Three straight wins gives King 5th at NWCA National Duals
    January 05, 2018
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The King University women’s wrestling team came back from splitting a pair of match on Thursday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals with three straight wins on Friday to take fifth place. The Tornado topped No. 15 Missouri Baptist 37-8 before defeating No. 9 Oklahoma City University 30-14 to reach the fifth place match. King then defeated 11th-ranked Life University 31-15 to take fifth.
  • King splits opening day of NWCA National Duals
    January 04, 2018
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The sixth-ranked King University women’s wrestling team opened the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals with a 39-8 victory over 22nd-ranked University of Jamestown. However, the Tornado fell to sixth-ranked Emmanuel College in the quarterfinals 29-15, ending their run for their fifth straight championship.
  • Tornado ranked 6th, six individuals ranked
    December 06, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women’s Collegiate Wresting Association (WCWA) rankings, the King University women’s wrestling team is ranked sixth. There are six Tornado ranked, led by Marina Doi who is ranked first at 101 pounds.
  • Tornado help USA to fourth at Women's World Cup
    December 01, 2017
    CHEBOKSARY, Russia – The King University women’s wrestling team had four athletes compete for USA at the Women’s World Cup on Friday and Saturday. The USA finished runner-up at Group A and tool fourth on Saturday.
  • R. Doi takes 1st to lead 8 King placers at Missouri Valley Open
    November 18, 2017
    MARSHALL, Mo. – The fifth-ranked King University women’s wrestling team posted a solid day at the Missouri Valley Open with eight placers at the event. Regina Doi took home a first place finish and Nicole Joseph finished runner-up to lead the Tornado.
  • #5 Tornado defeat #8 Emmanuel, #20 Ferrum in 2017-18 home debut
    November 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team wrestled at home for the first time this season, and the Tornado came away with a pair of victories. Marina Doi and Aleeah Gould keyed a comeback for the fifth-ranked Tornado past eighth-ranked Emmanuel College 29-17. King then topped 20th-ranked Ferrum College 48-1.
  • King ranked 5th, M. Doi 1st in WCWA Rankings
    November 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Poll, the King University women’s wrestling team is ranked fifth. The Tornado have six individuals ranked, including Marina Doi who is ranked first at 101 pounds.
  • Doi defeats Salem at NWCA All-Star Classic
    November 05, 2017
    PRINCETON, N.J. – Marina Doi of King University women's wrestling team competed on Sunday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic. The 52nd NWCA All-Star Classic was the first to feature women, and Doi was the first Tornado to compete in the event, earning victory.
  • Four Tornado medal, two take gold at Dave Schultz Memorial
    November 04, 2017
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The King University women’s wrestling team had four alums compete at the Dave Schultz Memorial International over the weekend. Current Tornado assistant coach Julia Salata along with Forrest Molinari took home gold medals while Sarah Hildebrandt finished runner-up and Samantha Klingel finished third.
  • Doi to compete at NWCA All-Star Classic
    November 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s wrestling will have the eyes of the wrestling world on Saturday when Marina Doi competes in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic. This will be the 52nd NWCA All-Star Classic, and the first where the women will compete.
  • King Finishes Runner-Up at Patriot Duals
    October 22, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team competed in day two of the Patriot Duals on Sunday. The Tornado recorded three wins and one loss on the day to increase their overall record to 6-1 on the season.
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