Women's Wrestling News Archives

  • King finishes third at NWCA National Duals
    January 11, 2020
    Louisville, Ky. – The King University women's wrestling team have finished 3rd at the NWCA National Duals this year. After a tough loss to #2 Simon Fraser, the Tornado rally and roll over #6 Colorado Mesa by a score of 33-15. Cheyenne Sisenstein led the Tornado with a 4-0 performance. Three of these wins were by fall and she only allowed one point scored over the entire tournament.
  • Tornado advance to NWCA National Duals semifinals
    January 10, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's wrestling team have moved into the semifinals of this year's NWCA National Duals. The Tornado cashed in two dual wins today. The first was over Schreiner University by a score of 34-6 and the second was another commanding win over No. 6 Ganon University, final score 37-6.
  • Two Tornado place at U.S Open
    December 23, 2019
    Fort Worth, Texas – The King University women's wrestling was represented well this weekend by several strong finishes at the US Open. Ashlynn Ortega and Aleeah Gould led the Tornado with third and seventh place finishes. Notable alumni finishes were Forrest Molinari taking first and Julia Salata taking fourth.
  • 13 nationally ranked in NWCA NCAA
    December 19, 2019
    Bristol, Tenn. - The first issue of the NWCA NCAA polls for this season have been released and King University is seeded second in tournament rank and third in dual strength rank. Individually the Tornado have 13 placed in only 10 weight classes. Of these placements, Jaclyn McNichols, Cheyenne Sisenstein, Allison Petix and Ashlynn Ortega all sit at the top of their prospective weight class. Interestingly enough, this gives King the most first place standings of any other institution in the country.
  • King women's wrestling moves to 6-0
    December 06, 2019
    FERRUM, Va. - The King University women's wrestling team continued their dominance this season as they steamroll Ferrum College and East Stroudsburg 42-5 and 39-5. Excluding a forfeit at 101 pounds and one match against ESU, The Tornado managed to win every bout by technical fall or pin.
  • Tornado win big over Limestone
    November 21, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Women’s Wrestling team put together an incredible performance against Limestone College this evening in the Student Center Complex.  The Tornado came away from the match with three falls, three technical falls three forfeits and did not allow Limestone to score a single point.
  • Another strong performance from King at the Missouri Valley Open
    November 18, 2019
    MARSHALL, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a strong showing this year at the Missouri Valley Open.  The Tornado brought home two more individual titles and finished second overall in team points.
  • King brings home two titles from SFU Open - Ortega defeats World Medalist
    November 03, 2019
    Burnaby, BC – The King University women’s wrestling team had a very productive day at this year’s Simon Frasier International Open. The Tornado brought home two titles and was led by an amazing victory from Ashlynn Ortega, who defeated returning Olympic qualifier and World bronze medalist Michelle Fazzari in the finals.
  • King starts season strong at King Duals
    October 26, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's wrestling team opened their season at home 3-0. The Tornado defeated Ferrum College 48-0, Presbyterian University 37-8 and Tiffin University 36-11.
  • Tornado eager to improve again in 2019-20
    October 21, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's wrestling team has been successful under 11th-year head coach Jason Moorman. The Tornado finished fifth at the WCWA national championships and runner-up in the NWCA Duals a season ago as they are eager to improve those finishes in 2019-20.
  • Molinari lead King contingent with 5th place finish at World Championships
    September 19, 2019
    NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – King University had three women’s wrestling alums that competed at the World Championships this week. Forrest Molinari led the way for the Tornado, reaching the bronze medal match and finishing fifth.
  • Three Tornado alums to compete at Wrestling World Championships
    September 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A trio of King University women’s wrestling alums will be competing in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan at the World Championships in the upcoming week. Sarah Hildebrandt, Alli Ragan and Forrest Molinari all have visions of bringing a medal back to the states.
  • Hildebrandt takes gold at Pan Am Games
    August 09, 2019
    LIMA, Peru – King University women’s wrestling alum, Sarah Hildebrandt won her fifth career Pan American event gold medal on Thursday in Peru. Hildebrandt went 3-0 at the Pan American Games, outscoring her opponents 28-0 at 53 kilograms.
  • King has three alums earn 2019 USA World Team spots
    June 16, 2019
    LINCOLN, Neb. – For the second time in program history, the King University women’s wrestling team had three alums make the Team USA World Team. Forrest Molinari earned her spot a week ago while Sarah Hildebrandt and Alli Ragan earned their spots on Saturday.
  • Women's wrestling, acrobatics & tumbling recommended for NCAA Emerging Sports
    June 04, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Monday, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics recommended both acrobatics & tumbling and women’s wrestling be added to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program. King University was a pioneer, being one of the first schools in the country to add each sport.
  • Ortega finishes third at WTT Challenge Tournament
    May 20, 2019
    RALEIGH, N.C. – The King University women’s wrestling program had a pair of current wrestlers and an alum compete at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament over the weekend. Ashlynn Ortega led the contingent with a third place finish.
  • King alum, Hildebrandt selected Team USA Wrestler of the Year
    May 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this year, King University alum Sarah Hildebrandt ’15 earned one of the highest honors from USA Wrestling. Hildebrandt was selected 2018 USA Wrestling Women’s Wrestler of the Year.
  • King has seven placers at Women's National Championships
    May 12, 2019
    IRVING, Texas – Members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the Women's National Championships over the weekend. The Tornado had three placers on Friday at in the Junior National Championships and four on Sunday at the U23 National Championships
  • Three Tornado place at U.S. Open
    April 25, 2019
    LAS VEGAS – The King University women’s wrestling team had a successful weekend at the U.S. Open. Three current Tornado placed in the top five of their weight class and two alums won titles.
  • Salata, Hildebrandt win gold at Pan Am Championships
    April 22, 2019
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – King University women’s wrestling assistant coach and alum Julia Salata won goal at the Senior Pan American Championships over the weekend. Tornado alumn, Sarah Hildebrandt, also won gold, helping Team USA win the team title.
  • 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.
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