Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap 1/13/2017

It has been a record-setting year for women’s wrestling in Iowa. As of this week, there are 92 female wrestlers who are certified and wrestling on their high school teams. That is a 39.4% increase over last year’s 66 wrestlers. Just imagine what that number would grow to if Iowa would sanction girls wrestling at the high school level!

You may have seen some of the media coverage over the past week or two. There is certainly some good momentum as we move closer and closer to the sanctioning of girls wrestling in Iowa.

College Women:

National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Multi Divisional National Duals, Fort Wayne, IN, January 5-6

Four of Iowa’s collegiate women hit the mats at the NWCA duals with some impressive results.

Missouri Valley (Marshall, MO)

Anna Poyner of New Hartford represented Missouri Valley at 136 pounds in the NWCA Duals. In the opening round of the day, MoVal faced Life University of Marietta, GA with Poyner taking on Zoe Wight. Poyner gave up a 4-10 loss by decision with MoVal finishing with a 17-31 loss in the dual. On the consolation side, MoVal had a bye in the first round and then competed against Jamestown University of Jamestown, ND. Poyner picked up an impressive 14-4 techfall win over Caitlyn Kaz, but couldn’t quite get MoVal to the win. Jamestown took the dual victory 25-22 and Missouri Valley was eliminated from the competition.

Oklahoma City University

Rachel Watters of Ankeny is a freshman at Oklahoma City University (OCU) and is ranked #5 at 155 pounds in the WCWA College Rankings (January 3). Watters is also ranked #7 at 69 kg/152 pounds in the USA Wrestling Senior Women’s Freestyle Rankings (January 4).

OCU was seeded in second place coming into the duals and Watters notched a solid 10-0 tech fall win over Autumn Rux at 170 pounds on OCU’s way to a 42-0 dual win over Adrian College of Adrian, MI. In the quarterfinals, OCU faced Missouri Baptist University of St. Louis, MO. Watters picked up a 13-5 decision over Myranda Velazquez at 170 pounds to help OCU take the dual, 25-19.

In the semi-finals, OCU faced McKendree University of Lebanon, IL. While Watters picked up a 3-1 decision over Alexandria Glaude, it was not enough to hold off McKendree who notched the 29-13 victory.

In the third place dual, OCU faced Campbellsville University of Campbellsville, KY. Watters picked up a solid 12-1 techfall over Mariah Harris at 155 pounds but OCU was unable to finish the dual on top. OCU gave up the 14-31 loss to take 4th place for the tournament.

McKendree University (Lebanon, IL)

Megan Black of Batavia and Jasmine Bailey of Iowa City both represented McKendree University at the NWCA duals. Bailey is a 143 junior and Black, also a junior, wrestled at 130 pounds. Black is a 2014 WCWA All-American and is ranked #2 at 130 pounds in the WCWA College Rankings (January 3). Black is also ranked #9 at 58 kg/128 pounds in the USA Wrestling Senior Women’s Freestyle Rankings (January 4).

In the first dual of their tournament, McKendree faced Lindenwood University-Belleville (Belleville, IL). Black got a solid start with a pin over Erin Phillips at 130 pounds while Bailey picked up a forfeit at 143. McKendree picked up the dual win 38-7.

The quarterfinal round saw McKendree taking on Wayland Baptist University of Plainview, TX. Black picked up another fall over Breanna Dudoit-Vasquez while Bailey won an 8-8 decision on criteria over Marina Briceno. McKendree finished its second dual with a 24-19 win.

In the semifinals, McKendree faced Oklahoma City University. Black continued her pin streak and picked up a fall over Carla Ponce who is currently ranked #3 at 60 kg/132 pounds (USA-Senior Women). Bailey picked up a 6-3 win over #5 ranked (WCWA) Maggie Douma. Douma is also ranked #7 at 63 kg/138.75 pounds (USA-Senior Women). McKendree went on to win the dual 29-13 and move into the finals.

In the finals, McKendree faced three-time NWCA duals champion, King University of Bristol, TN. In a surprising move, King wrestled their 116 pounder and 2016 Rio Olympic Team Member, Haley Augello up at 130 pounds against Black. Black and Augello were roommates and teammates when Black was a freshman at King University. Black continued her perfect tournament with a pin in the second period after leading Augello 5-4. At 143 pounds, Bailey faced #2-ranked (WCWA) Jessi Kee. Kee also holds the #6 ranking at 63 kg/138.75 pounds (USA-Senior Women). Bailey gave up the decision 0-6. McKendree went on to give King a closely contested dual but ended up with 19-24 loss to claim their Runner-up National Championship spot.

 

 

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Megan Black of McKendree University-130 pounds. Photo by Holly Watters.

High School Girls:

Weeks five and six of the season saw more great competition from our high school wrestlers. Some highlights include the following varsity performances:

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Tateum Park, a freshman from Davenport North went 3-1 to improve her varsity record to 17-7. In her three wins, Park picked up a 1st period fall (:35), a fall at 3:15, and a 12-1 major decision.

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Tateum Park of Davenport North. Photo by Jamie Park.

Alaina Sunlan, a freshman from Monticello captured two falls (3:35 & 5:24) while going 2-5 during the last two weeks of competition. Sunlan’s varsity record stands at 8-11 for the season with a 2-3 JV record.

Ali Gerbracht, a freshman from AGWSR picked up a first-period fall (:59), an 11-0 major decision, and 2 forfeits on her way to a 4-3 record over the past two weeks. Gerbracht’s record stands at 9-7 for varsity and 2-0 for JV.

Shae Muecke, a sophomore from Kingsley-Pierson had a 12-6 decision and a forfeit in her last two weeks of competition, going 2-2. Muecke’s record stands at 8-5 for varsity, while her JV record stands at 0-3.

Felicity Taylor, a junior from South Winneshiek went 4-2 over the past two weeks with a 9-1 decision, 2-0 decision, and two forfeits. Taylor’s varsity record sits at 14-5 for the season.

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Kim Hendrian, a junior from Roland-Story picked up an impressive 13-second fall as well as a forfeit to go 2-3. Hendrian’s varsity record is 4-7 for the season and JV record stands at 4-4.

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

Wt First Last Gr School Class Dist 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 Tateum Park Fr Davenport North 3A 6 3-1 V wins by falls in 0:35, 3:15 & 12-1 major 17-7 1-0 3
106 Chloe Clemons Fr Center Point-Urbana 2A 1 1-1 V win by forfeit 7-3 3-3 4
106 Elizabeth Amigon Jr Columbus Community 2A 2 1-0 0
106 Kenzie Shackelford Fr Clarinda 2A 3 2-1 V wins by forfeit 2-1 1-4
106 Alaina Sunlin Fr Monticello 2A 6 2-5 V wins by falls in 3:35 & 5:24 8-11 2-3 1
106 Ali Gerbracht Fr AGWSR 1A 2 4-3 V wins by fall 0:59, major 11-0 and 2 forfeits 9-7 2-0 6
106 Katie Julius Jr St. Edmond 1A 2 2-8 V wins by forfeit 3-11 3
106 Kaitlyn Guy Fr Woodbine 1A 3 0-5
106 Hannah Payne Fr South Central Calhoun 1A 3 1-5 V win by forfeit 4-17 4
106 Shae Muecke So Kingsley-Pierson 1A 4 2-2 V win by 12-6 and a forfeit 8-5 0-3 7
106 Felicity Taylor Jr South Winneshiek 1A 6 4-2 V wins by 9-1, 2-0, 2 forfeits 14-5 8
106 Gracie Bluml Fr Riverside Oakland 1A 7 1-0 V win by forfeit 1-0 1
113 Chloe Pearson Fr Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 0-1 0-3 0-2 0-14
113 Hannah Perkins Fr Ankeny 3A 1
113 Autumn Sharp Fr Boone 3A 3 0-2 2-2 2
113 Myla Mayo Jr Sioux City East 3A 4 1-2 1
113 Yan Chen Jr Iowa City, City High 3A 5 0-3
113 Morgan Lawson Jr Ottumwa 3A 5 0-4 0-2 0-8
113 Courtney Six So Fort Madison 3A 5 0-1 0-5
113 McKenzee Kempker Fr Burlington 3A 6 1-1 1
113 Britany Flockhart So Keokuk 2A 2
113 Olivia Dee So Ballard 2A 4
113 Chloe Krebsbach So Osage 2A 4 3-6
113 Corby Webb Jr Aplington-Parkersburg-GC 2A 4
113 Dakotah Selby So Albia 2A 5 2-0 V wins by forfeit 9-3 9
113 Kim Hendrian Jr Roland-Story 2A 8 2-3 V win by fall 0:13 and forfeit 4-7 4-4 3
113 Sam Brown Jr St. Edmond 1A 2 3-3 V wins by forfeit 3-4 0-1 3
113 Mykenzi Brinkman Sr Westwood 1A 3
113 Emma Cochran So Moravia 1A 5 1-0 1
113 Nayely Martinez Fr Riverside Oakland 1A 7 3-0 3
120 Annatastacia Larpenter So Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 0-3 0-4 0-9
120 Chloey Santee So Cedar Rapids Jefferson 3A 2
120 Camrae Schakel Fr Nevada 3A 3 0-2 1-3
120 Amaya Graham So Oskaloosa 3A 5 1-3 JV win by fall 3:15 4-6
120 Brittany Ferrell-Harris So Des Moines East 3A 7 1-0 3-3 1
120 Shelby Blake So Osage 2A 4 2-0 V wins by forfeit 4-6 0-7 4
120 Mollie Greve So Colfax-Mingo 1A 5 1-2 V win by forfeit 5-7 5
120 Sarah Moorman Fr Wayne 1A 5 3-4 3
126 Alanah Vetterick Jr Norwalk 3A 1 0-3 4-10
126 Natasha Rojas Fr Muscatine 3A 6 0-1 0-6
126 Grace Massier Jr Des Moines Roosevelt 3A 7
126 Kennadi Colbert Fr Clear Lake 2A 8 0-4 2-9 1
126 Keona Ries Fr Algona 2A 8
126 Emily Thomason Fr Dike-New Hartford 1A 1 0-7 0-11
126 Sheyenne Jochims Fr Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 1A 3 1-1 JV win by forfeit 2-4 1-7 3
126 Grace Meier Jr Alta-Aurelia 1A 4 1-0 1
126 Kyla Lampman So Colfax-Mingo 1A 5 6-5 6
132 Eh Ku Ku Sr Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 0-3 0-12
132 January Paw Sr Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 0-3 1-11
132 Kaia Graham So Oskaloosa 3A 5
132 Alex Chapman Fr Pleasant Valley 3A 6 0-4 0-5
132 Shelby Lee So Pleasant Valley 3A 6
132 Alisha Smith Jr Pleasant Valley 3A 6 1-5 V win by forfeit 1-5 1
132 Aziza Bell So Des Moines East 3A 7
132 Katie Johnson Fr Waukee 3A 7 0-8
132 Matti Pladsen Jr Waukon 2A 1 0-1 4-14 3
132 Kyla Devilbiss Sr Perry 2A 3 0-1 1-0 0-4 1
132 Cailee Henning Jr West Fork Sheffield 1A 2
132 Madison Kafton So Westwood 1A 3
132 Keagan King So South Central Calhoun 1A 3 3-3 2
132 Brittany Shumate Jr Woodbine 1A 3 0-5 2-15 1
138 Jolynn Harris Jr Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1 1-2 JV win by fall 1:30 0-1 4-2
138 Donny Bradburn So Dubuque Hempstead 3A 2 2-1
138 Alyssa Zinke Fr Clinton 3A 2 0-3 1-7
138 Allison Aguilar Fr Sioux City West 3A 4
138 Hope Johnson So Urbandale 3A 7
138 Dominique Mosier So Clear Creek-Amana 2A 2 2-6
138 Soledad Castaneda Sr Riverside Oakland 1A 7
145 Jocelyn Hernandez Sr LeMars 3A 3 0-1 1-5
145 Jesse Lo Jr Denison-Schleswig 3A 4
145 Sarah True Sr AHSTW 1A 7 0-3 0-5
152 Emma Cockerham Sr Ankeny 3A 1 0-1
152 Gabby Swarts So Des Moines North Hoover 3A 1
152 Eden Highland Fr Nevada 3A 3 0-2 0-6
152 Zowie Strough So Perry 2A 3
152 Ciana Sonberg Jr Charles City 2A 4 0-3 0-3 3-0
152 Nicole Watters Jr Ballard 2A 4 0-4 0-4
152 Leila Seaton So Roland-Story 2A 8 1-2 JV win by injury forfeit 1-7
152 Teodora Leopold Jr Starmont 1A 6
160 Sabina Halleman Sr Tipton 1A 8
170 Ashley Blackwood Fr Davenport North 3A 6
170 Liliana Garcia Sr Davenport Central 3A 6
170 Shelby Wilke Jr Northeast Community 2A 6 1-0 0-2 1
170 Erica Halferty Sr Wayne 1A 5 1-0 0-4 1
182 Annette Casino So Northwood-Kensett 1A 2
195 Aliya Gurganus Fr Ames 3A 3 0-3
195 Kimberly Valdez Jr Perry 2A 3
195 Haley Snyder Jr Northeast Community 2A 6 0-1
195 Julia Smith Jr Griswold 1A 7 0-6 2-11 0-3 2
220 Kali Zufall Sr Estherville Lincoln Central 2A 7 0-1 1-4
220 Rachel Dreeszen Sr Kingsley-Pierson 1A 4 0-2

 

There are still plenty of opportunities to come out and show your support for these athletes! We will continue to bring you timely updates throughout the season!

SDSU Bonofide Intensive Girl’s Camp w/Women’s National Team Coach, Terry Steiner

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the South Dakota State University Girls Intensive Wrestling Camp June 11-17 at SDSU in Brookings, SD. The camp will be run by USA Wrestling Women’s National Team Coach, Terry Steiner and SDSU Head Coach, Chris Bono. These coaches are highly respected leaders in the wrestling community who have stepped up to support the growth of wrestling and the growth of girls wrestling. They are creating opportunities for our wrestlers to receive solid coaching and see exponential growth in technique, mindset, and the fundamentals of wrestling.

Full details are available here. The camp brochure is available here.

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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