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SFU aiming for women’s wrestling national title this weekend

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Dominique Parrish
Dominique Parrish is the top-ranked women's wrestler at 123 pounds. (SFU Clan photo)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (from SFU Clan) – Simon Fraser University women’s wrestling, which slipped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the final rankings, is aiming for its second national title when the Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) national championships begin Friday in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Simon Fraser, No. 1 all season long, slipped to No. 2 behind top-ranked Campbellsville (Ky.) in the final rankings released this week. Both schools are looking to end the four-year title streak that fourth-ranked King (Tenn.) owns. SFU finished second (170.5-points) to King (187.5) in 2017 as SFU walked away with eight All-American nods. The second-place finish was SFU’s highest final ranking since their WCWA National Championship win in 2013.

The newly ranked No. 1 Lady Tigers are looking for their first national title. Since the women’s wrestling college nationals began in 2004, only five schools have claimed the team crown: Missouri Valley College, University of the Cumberlands, Oklahoma City University, SFU and King University.

Heading into this weekend’s tournament, SFU has four top-ranked women, including Abby Lloyd at 116 pounds, Dominique Parrish at 123 pounds, Mallory Velte at 143 pounds and Payten Smith at 191 pounds.

Both Velte and Smith won WCWA titles for the Clan last year, and Parrish and Lloyd took second and third. This week, Velte, a 2017 U.S. World Team member, will go for her third WCWA championship. Velte has not surrendered a single point in both of her title runs and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2017.

Other potential point scorers include 2017 runner-up Nicole Depa, who is ranked fifth at 130, Fran Giorgio, who is third at 136 and Lauren Mason, who is seventh at 116.

McKendree leads the way in ranked wrestlers, trotting in 15 women who appear in the most recent WCWA rankings. While only 12 can be designated point scorers at the tournament, McKendree poses serious All-American threats at every weight class.

The tournament field is expected to number 329 individuals from 30 schools. Individual champions qualify for the Senior Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge Tournament on May 18-20 in Rochester, Minn.

On Friday, sessions start 8 am (Pacific), 2pm and 5pm. Saturday, all-American placing matches will take place 8am with the championship finals happening 3pm

TEAM TOURNAMENT RANKINGS
RANK SCHOOL TEAM POINTS
1 Campbellsville University 110
2 Simon Fraser University 85
3 McKendree University 79
4 King University 60
5 Emmanuel College 55
6 Wayland Baptist University 45
7 Menlo College 44
8 Grays Harbor College 41
9 Oklahoma City University 36
10 Lindenwood University-Belleville 16
WCWA Nationals – 101
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Marina Doi SR King University 16
2 Regina Doi SR King University 12
3 Asia Ray FR Wayland Baptist University 10
4 Genae Sampract FR McKendree University 9
5 Nina Pham FR Gays Harbor College 7
6 McKayla Campbell FR Campbellsville University 6
7 Iesha Washington SO Emmanuel College 4
8 Hiba Salem JR Menlo University 3
9 Maia Phanthadara SR University of The Cumberlands 0
10 Arelys Valles SR University of The Cumberlands 0
11 Cassidy Ferrell SR King University 0
12 Rebecca Forsyth JR University of The Cumberlands 0
WCWA Nationals – 109
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Cody Pfau RSSR Emmanuel College 16
2 Charlotte Fowler SO Campbellsville University 12
3 Maria Vidales SO Emmanuel College 10
4 Aleeah Gould SO King University 9
5 Vanessa Ramirez JR McKendree University 7
6 Alexa Christoforatos SO Menlo University 6
7 Jessica Rodriguez JR University of The Cumberlands 4
8 Alanda Nguyen JR Life University 3
9 Kateri Rowell SO Grays Harbor College 0
10 Rhonda Johnson SO Wayland Baptist University 0
11 Evelynn Simmons JR Wayland Baptist University 0
12 Kayla Walker SO Missouri Baptist University 0
WCWA Nationals – 116
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Abby Lloyd SR Simon Fraser University 16
2 Gabriela Ramos-Diaz FR Wayland Baptist University 12
3 Jennifer Juarez JR Life University 10
4 Tiana Jackson FR Menlo University 9
5 Tayler Resuriz RSSR McKendree University 7
6 Amber Pair SO Eastern Oregon University 6
7 Lauren Mason RSFR Simon Fraser University 4
8 Victoria Gutierrez SO Emmanuel College 3
9 Gabrielle Weyhrich SR McKendree University 0
10 Kailyn Ramos SO Oklahoma City University 0
11 Ali Encinas FR Emmanuel College 0
12 Mayra Ramirez SR Wayland Baptist University 0
WCWA Nationals – 123
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Dominique Parrish JR Simon Fraser University 16
2 Koral Sugiyama SO Campbellsville University 12
3 Brenda Reyna FR McKendree University 10
4 Abby Nette SO Emmanuel College 9
5 Dionnica Tolliver SR Menlo University 7
6 Lindsey Spjut SR McKendree University 6
7 Steffanie Hampton SR Campbellsville University 4
8 Kellyann Jimenez SO University of The Cumberlands 3
9 Briana Kellin FR King University 0
10 Monica Mendoza FR Oklahoma City University 0
11 Anesia Ramirez SO Southern Oregon 0
12 Daniela Flores JR Oklahoma City University 0
WCWA Nationals – 130
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Megan Black SR McKendree University 16
2 Grace Bullen FR Campbellsville University 12
3 Shelby Hall SR Campbellsville University 10
4 Allison Petix FR King University 9
5 Nicole Depa JR Simon Fraser University 7
6 Natalia Hinojo SR Oklahoma City University 6
7 Erin Redford FR Oklahoma City University 4
8 Logan Mize FR Lyon College 3
9 Shelly Avelino FR Menlo University 0
10 Alejandra Rodriquez JR Southern Oregon University 0
11 Ismilena Valles SR University of The Cumberlands 0
12 Alyssa Batiste SR Lyon College 0
WCWA Nationals – 136
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Kayla Miracle SR Campbellsville University 16
2 Desiree Zavala SO Grays Harbor College 12
3 Fran Giorgio SR Simon Fraser University 10
4 Solin Piearcy SO Menlo University 9
5 Nicole Joseph SO King University 7
6 Darla Allen SR McKendree University 6
7 Brittany Bates SO Wayland Baptist University 4
8 Bridgette Duty FR University of The Cumberlands 3
9 Astrid Silva FR Emmanuel College 0
10 Regina Dickson SR Warner Pacific University 0
11 Anna Poyner SR Missouri Valley College 0
12 Crystal Zamarippa SR Missouri Baptist University 0
WCWA Nationals – 143
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Mallory Velte SR Simon Fraser University 16
2 Alexis Porter RSJR McKendree University 12
3 Kayla Marano FR Emmanuel College 10
4 Alexia Foca FR Campbellsville University 9
5 Marina Briceno JR Wayland Baptist University 7
6 Addie Lanning SR Ottawa University 6
7 Courtney Gray JR Campbellsville University 4
8 Felicity Bryant FR Emmanuel College 3
9 Sienna Ramirez FR Southern Oregon University 0
10 Marilyn Garcia SO Menlo University 0
11 Shanera McTier SO Missouri Valley College 0
12 Isabella Fuentes SR McKendree University 0
WCWA Nationals – 155
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Niauni Hill SR Lindenwood University-Belleville 16
2 Tatum Sparks JR University of Providence 12
3 Yvonne Galindo SR Oklahoma City Univesity 10
4 Kendra Kehril SO Ottawa University 9
5 Andrea Sennett SO McKendree University 7
6 Morgan Backer SO Campbellsville University 6
7 Jessica Kee SR King University 4
8 Evonne Evien SO Menlo University 3
9 Anna Naylor JR University of The Cumberlands 0
10 Skylar Brock FR Wayland Baptist University 0
11 Erin Scheidt JR Midland University 0
12 Yuneris Taveras JR Missouri Valley College 0
WCWA Nationals – 170
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Rachel Waters SO Oklahoma City University 16
2 Brittany Marshall JR Wayland Baptist University 12
3 Kacie Moorehouse SO Grays Harbor College 10
4 Mariah Harris SO Campbellsville University 9
5 Precious Bell SO Menlo University 7
6 Dymond Guilford FR Missouri Baptist University 6
7 Janelle Fuamatu SR McKendree University 4
8 Korinahe Bullock FR McKendree University 3
9 Alyssa Schrull SO University Of Jamestown 0
10 Katie Sugden JR Missouri Valley College 0
11 Latiana Tauaese JR Southern Oregon University 0
12 Mckyla Kerr FR Oklahoma City University 0
WCWA Nationals – 191
RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TEAM PTS
1 Payten Smith SR Simon Fraser University 16
2 Paige Baynes JR Grays Harbor College 12
3 Kaitlyn Hill SR Campbellsville University 10
4 Brandy Lowe RSJR McKendree University 9
5 Leilani Carmargo-Naone SO Midland University 7
6 Destane Garrick SR McKendree University 6
7 Courteney Tompkins SR University of The Cumberlands 4
8 Victoria Espinoza FR King University 3
9 Darcie Manning-O’Brien SR Missouri Baptist University 0
10 Jesse Grubbs SR Campbellsville University 0
11 Solove Naufahu SR Menlo College 0
12 Alyssa Cantu SR Missouri Valley College 0

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