Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap (12/18/16)

Both the college and high school seasons are well under way for our Iowa wrestlers and we have had some great competition leading up to the holidays. As mentioned in last week’s Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Preview, the growth in participation among Iowa’s females has been impressive.

It is important to note that four additional wrestlers have been added to the rosters and there are now 89 female wrestlers on high school teams in the state of Iowa. That is a 35% increase over last year’s 66 female participants!

College Women:

In college action since our last update, Rachel Watters of Ankeny, a 155 pound freshman for Oklahoma City University (OCU) went 2-0 in competition December 1st against Emmanuel College of Franklin Springs, GA. Watters produced 5 takedowns to win by 11-0 technical fall over Ophelia Lara followed by a decisive 10-0 technical fall exhibition match over Mia Leon.

On December 8th, Watters picked up a 10-0 tech fall win over Petra Felix of Bacone College. Watters is currently ranked #6 at 69 kg in the USA Wrestling Senior Rankings (November 16) and ranked #5 at 155 pounds in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) College Rankings (December 6). Watters’ record for the season improved to 17-3.

Karleigh Shuff of Indianola was cleared to wrestle and had her college debut as a 155 pound freshman for Lindenwood University-Belleville. Shuff battled hard but gave up a loss by pin to Jacinta Paunuli of Wentworth Military Academy.

The next opportunity to follow Iowa’s college and senior-level women will be the U.S. Senior Nationals, December 17 – 18 in Las Vegas, NV. Iowans Megan Black of McKendree University, Lauren Louive of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club and Rachel Watters of Oklahoma City University will be competing.

 

High School Girls:

The high school wrestlers are a couple weeks into the season and we have seen some great competition already. Some highlights include the following varsity performances over the past two weeks:

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Chloe Clemons, a freshman from Center Point-Urbana picked up a 53 second fall, a fall at 2:32, an 8-5 decision and a forfeit in week one of varsity wrestling. In week two, Clemons picked up 2 additional forfeits bringing her varsity record to 6-2 for the season.

Alaina Sunlan, a freshman from Monticello captured a first-period fall at 1:25 and a forfeit to go 2-2 at varsity for the first week and 0-3 at JV. In week two of competition, Sunlan picked up another fall to go 1-2 for the week. Sunlan’s varsity record stands at 3-4 for the season and 0-3 for JV.

Felicity Taylor, a junior from South Winneshiek and the returning Upper Iowa Conference 106 pound Champion, went 5-1 in the first week of competition with a first period fall at 1:54, a 3-1 decision and 3 forfeits. In week two Taylor picked up a pair of decisions (9-4, 5-2) and 3 forfeits. Taylor’s varsity record is 10-3 for the season.

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Felicity Taylor of South Winn. Photo by Zakary Kriener

 

 

 

 

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Tateum Park, a freshman from Davenport North, got her high school debut off to a great start with 3 first-period pins (:16, :31, 1:50), a 7-2 decision and a forfeit to go 5-3 for the first week. In week two, Park went 3-0 picking up another pin, a 7-5 decision, and a forfeit to bring her overall varsity record to 8-3 for the season.

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Keagan King, a sophomore from South Central Calhoun went 1-3 for the first week, picking up a 28-26 action-packed decision. In week two of competition, King picked up a forfeit, bringing her varsity record to 2-3 for the season.

Matti Pladsen, a junior from Waukon, picked up a first-period fall (1:38) and a forfeit to go 2-6 in week one. In week two, Pladsen went 0-4 to bring her varsity record to 2-10 for the year.

Brittany Shumate, a junior from Woodbine, won by first-period fall (:45) and picked up a forfeit to go 2-6 in week one of competition. In week two, Shumate went 0-2 bringing her varsity record to 2-8 for the season.

Here are the complete results since the start of the season:

Wt First Last Gr School Class District Weekly Varsity Record Weekly JV Record Weekly Results Overall Varsity Record Overall JV Record Total Forfeits
106 Jade Bitting So Southeast Polk 3A 1
106 Elizabeth Amigon Jr Columbus Community 2A 2 1-0 V win by forfeit 1-0 1
106 Chloe Clemons Fr Center Point-Urbana 2A 1 2-0 V wins by forfeit 6-2 3
106 Alaina Sunlin Fr Monticello 2A 6 1-2   V win by fall 3:10 3-4 0-3 1
106 Gracie Bluml Fr Riverside Oakland 1A 7
106 Ali Gerbracht Fr AGWSR 1A 2 1-1 2-0 V win by forfeit, JV wins by fall 0:55 & 3:50 5-4 2-0 4
106 Kaitlyn Guy Fr Woodbine 1A 3 0-5
106 Katie Julius Jr St. Edmond 1A 2
106 Shae Muecke So Kingsley-Pierson 1A 4 3-2 V wins by forfeit 5-3 5
106 Felicity Taylor Jr South Winneshiek 1A 6 5-2   V win by 9-4, 5-2, and 3 forfeits 10-3   6
113 Yan Chen Jr Iowa City, City High 3A 5
113 McKenzee Kempker Fr Burlington 3A 6 1-1 1
113 Morgan Lawson Jr Ottumwa 3A 5 0-4
113 Myla Mayo Jr Sioux City East 3A 4
113 Tateum Park Fr Davenport North 3A 6 3-0   V win by fall 3:31, 7-5 and a forfeit 8-3   2
113 Hannah Perkins Fr Ankeny 3A 1
113 Autumn Sharp Fr Boone 3A 3 1-0 2-0 2
113 Courtney Six So Fort Madison 3A 5 0-3
113 Britany Flockhart So Keokuk 2A 2
113 Kim Hendrian Jr Roland-Story 2A 8 1-1 0-3 V win by forfeit 2-2 1-4 2
113 Chloe Krebsbach So Osage 2A 4 1-2 JV win by fall 2:36 1-6
113 Dakotah Selby So Albia 2A 5 1-2 V win by forfeit 1+2 1
113 Corby Webb Jr Aplington-Parkersburg-GC 2A 4
113 Mykenzi Brinkman Sr Westwood 1A 3
113 Sam Brown Jr St. Edmond 1A 2
113 Emma Cochran So Moravia 1A 5 1-0 1
113 Nayely Martinez Fr Riverside Oakland 1A 7
113 Hannah Payne Fr South Central Calhoun 1A 3 1-7 V win by forfeit 1-11
120 Brittany Ferrell-Harris So Des Moines East 3A 7 1-0
120 Amaya Graham So Oskaloosa 3A 5 1-1 JV win 8-0 1-1
120 Annatastacia Larpenter So Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 0-1 0-4 0-1
120 Chloe Pearson Fr Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 0-3
120 Chloey Santee So Cedar Rapids Jefferson 3A 2
120 Camrae Schakel Fr Nevada 3A 3 1-1
120 Mollie Greve So Colfax-Mingo 1A 5 0-1 4-4 4
120 Sarah Moorman Fr Wayne 1A 5 2-3 V wins by forfeit 2-4 2
126 Grace Massier Jr Des Moines Roosevelt 3A 7
126 Natasha Rojas Fr Muscatine 3A 6 0-1 0-1 0-1
126 Alanah Vetterick Jr Norwalk 3A 1 3-3 JV wins by TF 19-4, TF 19-4 and 10-5 dec 3-4
126 Shelby Blake So Osage 2A 4 1-2 V win by forfeit 1-3 0-5 1
126 Kennadi Colbert Fr Clear Lake 2A 8 0-3 1-5
126 Keona Ries Fr Algona 2A 8
126 Kyla Lampman So Colfax-Mingo 1A 5 1-1 V win by forfeit 4-4 4
126 Grace Meier Jr Alta-Aurelia 1A 4
126 Emily Thomason Fr Dike-New Hartford 1A 1 0-1 0-4
132 Aziza Bell So Des Moines East 3A 7
132 Alex Chapman Fr Pleasant Valley 3A 6 0-1 0-4
132 Kaia Graham So Oskaloosa 3A 5
132 Katie Johnson Fr Waukee 3A 7 0-4 0-8
132 Eh Ku Ku Sr Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 0-1 0-4
132 Shelby Lee So Pleasant Valley 3A 6
132 January Paw Sr Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 0-1 0-4
132 Alisha Smith Jr Pleasant Valley 3A 6
132 Kyla Devilbiss Sr Perry 2A 3 1-0 0-4 V win by forfeit 1-0 0-4 1
132 Matti Pladsen Jr Waukon 2A 1 0-4 2-10 1
132 Cailee Henning Jr West Fork Sheffield 1A 2
132 Sheyenne Jochims Fr Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 1A 3 2-4 2
132 Madison Kafton So Westwood 1A 3
132 Keagan King So South Central Calhoun 1A 3 1-0 V win by forfeit 2-3 1
132 Brittany Shumate Jr Woodbine 1A 3 0-2 2-8 1
138 Allison Aguilar Fr Sioux City West 3A 4
138 Donny Bradburn So Dubuque Hempstead 3A 2 2-1
138 Jolynn Harris Jr Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 3-0
138 Hope Johnson So Urbandale 3A 7
138 Alyssa Zinke Fr Clinton 3A 2 0-1 0-1
138 Dominique Mosier So Clear Creek-Amana 2A 2 2-1 JV wins by fall 1:09 and 4-3 2-3
138 Soledad Castaneda Sr Riverside Oakland 1A 7
145 Jocelyn Hernandez Sr LeMars 3A 3 1-3 JV win by fall 1:58 1-3
145 Jesse Lo Jr Denison-Schleswig 3A 4
145 Sarah True Sr AHSTW 1A 7
152 Emma Cockerham Sr Ankeny 3A 1 0-1 0-1
152 Eden Highland Fr Nevada 3A 3 0-3 0-4
152 Leila Seaton So Roland-Story 2A 8 0-3 0-4
152 Ciana Sonberg Jr Charles City 2A 4 3-0
152 Zowie Strough So Perry 2A 3
152 Nicole Watters Jr Ballard 2A 4
152 Teodora Leopold Jr Starmont 1A 6
160 Sabina Halleman Sr Tipton 1A 8 1-0 0-1 1
170 Ashley Blackwood Fr Davenport North 3A 6
170 Liliana Garcia Sr Davenport Central 3A 6
170 Shelby Wilke Jr Northeast Community 2A 6 0-2
170 Erica Halferty Sr Wayne 1A 5
182 Annette Casino So Northwood-Kensett 1A 2
195 Aliya Gurganus Fr Ames 3A 3 0-1
195 Haley Snyder Jr Northeast Community 2A 6
195 Kimberly Valdez Jr Perry 2A 3
220 Kali Zufall Sr Estherville Lincoln Central 2A 7   0-3   0-3
220 Rachel Dreeszen Sr Kingsley-Pierson 1A 4
220 Julia Smith Jr Griswold 1A 7 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-3

It is already an exciting year for our wrestlers and there will be plenty of opportunities to come out and show your support. We will continue to bring you timely updates throughout the season!

For updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @watters_ia, @FewTeamIowa, and @IAwrestle!

 Know of high school, college or senior women’s wrestling info that was missed? Email me at: matt@femaleelitewrestling.org. Interested in the benefits of wrestling at any age level? Contact Charlotte Bailey of Female Elite Wrestling (FEW) at: coach@femaleelitewrestling.org to find out more.

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