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2019 NAIA Women’s National Invitational Results

On March 16, the NAIA held its inaugural women’s National Invitational tournament. It was originally meant to be a two-day tournament but inclement weather gave no choice but to make it a one-day event.

Like in the WCWA, Menlo College took the team title with 230.5 points, followed in second by Oklahoma City University with 154.5 points, and in third the host school University of Jamestown came in third. The list of the top-ten teams follows:

1 Menlo College – 230.5
2 Oklahoma City University – 154.5
3 University of Jamestown – 137.5
4 Campbellsville University – 126.5
5 University of Cumberlands – 106.5

6 Wayland Baptist University – 105
7 Life University – 102.5
8 Southern Oregon – 66.5
9 Midland University – 45
10 Missouri Baptist University – 43

In individual results, California had 26 All-Americans out of 47 wrestlers competing. A list of the placing wrestlers follows, with the California wrestlers in blue font:

101 Lbs
1 Asia Ray – Wayland Baptist University
2 Nina Pham – Wayland Baptist University
3 Junnette Caldera – University of Jamestown
4 Hiba Salem – Menlo College

5 Jessica Rodriguez – University of Cumberlands
6 Kassidy Ramirez – Lyon College
7 Faye Cherrier – Life University
8 Amber Garriga – Life University

109 Lbs
1 Alleida Martinez – Menlo College
2 McKayla Campbell – Campbellsville University
3 Tyesha Topps – Life University
4 Raven Guidry – Oklahoma City University
5 Brianna Ribucan-Leong – Lyon College
6 Cassidy Freeman – Eastern Oregon University
7 Diana Leyva – Waldorf University
8 Alessia Cokeley – Ottawa University

116 Lbs
1 Jathiya Isaac – Wayland Baptist University
2 Gracie Figueroa – Menlo College
3 Cassidy Jasperson – Oklahoma City University
4 Madison Angelito – University of Cumberlands
5 Glory Konecny – Southern Oregon
6 Taryn Ichimura – Menlo College
7 Chelsea Dionisio – University of Jamestown
8 Jamayia Blackston – University of Jamestown

123 Lbs
1 Tiana Jackson – Menlo College
2 Koral Sugiyama – Campbellsville University
3 Dajan Treder – University of Providence
4 Macy Higa – Eastern Oregon University
5 Alannah Vetterick – Midland University
6 Victoria Norris – Ottawa University
7 Arianna Marrufo – University of Jamestown
8 Daniela Flores – Oklahoma City University

130 Lbs
1 Andribeth Rivera – Campbellsville University
2 Cara Romeike – University of Jamestown
3 Sydney Freund – Oklahoma City University
4 Anesia Ramirez – Southern Oregon
5 Julissa Taitano – Southern Oregon
6 Jocelyn Murphy – Missouri Valley College
7 Breannah Duduoit-Vasquez – Wayland Baptist University
8 Aysia Cortez – Life University

136 Lbs
1 Solin Piearcy – Menlo College
2 Erica Sotelo – Life University
3 Destiny Lyng – Oklahoma City University

4 Bridgette Duty – University of Cumberlands
5 Akina Yamada – Waldorf University
6 Elissa Douglass – Lyon College
7 Brittany Woods-Orrison – Menlo College
8 Sophia Carson – Campbellsville University

143 Lbs
1 Marilyn Garcia – Menlo College
2 Angela Peralta – Menlo College
3 Maggie Douma – Oklahoma City University
4 Zoe Wight – Life University
5 Sienna Ramirez – Southern Oregon
6 Cierra Foster – Oklahoma City University
7 Joy Muniz – University of Jamestown
8 Morgan Shines – Life University

155 Lbs
1 Iman Kazem – Menlo College
2 Anna Naylor – University of Cumberlands
3 Myranda Velazquez – University of Jamestown

4 Shamera McTier – Missouri Valley College
5 Destinee Rivera – Life University
6 Gabriela Hunter – Midland University
7 Sierra Talmadge – University of Jamestown
8 Isabella Ricchiazzi – University of Cumberlands

170 Lbs
1 Dymond Guilford – Missouri Baptist University
2 Precious Bell – Menlo College

3 Rachel Watters – Oklahoma City University
4 Mariah Harris – Campbellsville University
5 Jordan Nelson – Life University
6 Kenya Sloan – Campbellsville University
7 Payton Rigert – University of Cumberlands
8 Alyssa Schrull – University of Jamestown

191 Lbs
1 Paige Baynes – Wayland Baptist University
2 Chi Chi Nwankwo – Oklahoma City University
3 Leilani Camargo-Naone – Midland University
4 Agatha Andrews – University of Jamestown
5 Alexandra Castillo – Campbellsville University
6 Jesse Kirby – University of Cumberlands
7 Emily Sandoval – Menlo College
8 Angel Ochoa – Missouri Baptist University



Congratulations to all the placers!

Grand View University Adds Women’s Wrestling

Grand View University, in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced its intention to add women’s wrestling as a varsity sport for the 2019-2020 season.

Grand View University Vikings

Grand View is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The school offers over 40 undergraduate programs and four master degree programs. Its pre-professional programs include medicine, law, pharmacy and physical therapy. Its 50-acre campus has an academic staff of 90 and a co-ed student body of around 2,000.

We are very excited that we are going to add women’s wrestling as the 26th varsity sport at Grand View

Troy Plummer, Grand View University Director of Athletics

The Vikings will compete as part of the NAIA. There was no mention of a head coach or the search for one getting underway, yet.

The addition of Grand View would mark the 53rd program competing in freestyle for 2019-2020 season. As usual, I wish the Vikings the best as they join this growing sport!

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