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Gary Abbott and Emma Randall USA Wrestling

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Top ranked Simon Fraser entered the last session of the 2013 WCWA Women’s College Nationals with the most individual finalists with six. Mike Jones’ Clan finished the meet strong by winning all six of their finals to claim its first WCWA national team title.

However, the Clan’s victory was not clinched until the absolute last match of the night, with four-time defending champion Oklahoma City still in contention. In a head –to-head matchup, Jenna McLatchy of Simon Fraser needed three periods to edge Heather O`Connor of Oklahoma City, 1-4, 4-0, 4-1. It was her first WCWA national title. Simon Fraser defeated OCU by seven team points, 116 to 109.

Three of the Simon Fraser champions won their third career WCWA national titles: Victoria Anthony (109), Helen Maroulis (130) and Danielle Lappage (160).

Maroulis, a 2012 World silver medalist for the United States, was named Outstanding Wrestler after defeating 2012 WCWA national champion Shauna Isbell of Lindenwood in the finals, 1-0, 2-0.

Repeating as WCWA national champion was 170 pounds was Justina DiStasio of Simon Fraser. Winning her first title at 143 pounds for Simon Fraser was No. 4 seed Sidney Morrison, who beat No. 2 Stephaine Geltmacher of Oklahoma City, 0-1, 3-1, 6-0.

SFU Head Coach Mike Jones was named Coach of the Year.

"You know, we have been chasing these guys a long time, so it is extremely exciting. In fact, I am probably as emotional about it as any of our championships along the way. The kids did a great job wrestling. We had to win every match in the finals to win it and we ended up doing that. It came down to the heavyweights, which is not what we really wanted to see, but it was exciting and we came out on top this time," said Jones.

Oklahoma City had a pair of two-time champions, Emily Webster at 101 pounds and Joey Miller at 116 pounds.

Third place King College had a pair of first-time champions, Kat Perez at 123 pounds and Alli Ragan at 136 pounds. Ragan, who was second in this event twice, beat Monica Ramirez of Lindenwood, 3-0, 6-0 in the finals.

Women’s college wrestling has had national championships for 10 years. Simon Fraser becomes only the fourth college to win a women’s national title, joining Oklahoma City University, the University of the Cumberlands and Missouri Valley College.

At Bristol, Tenn., January 26

101 pounds
1st - Emily Webster (Oklahoma City) pin over Caitlyn Chase (Missouri Baptist) , 2:00
3rd - Darby Huckle (Simon Fraser) dec. Shannon Constantine (King College), 1-0, 2-0
5th - Brianna Rahall (Oklahoma City) forfeit over Ashley Iliff (King College)
7th - Opelia Felipe (Univ. of Cumberlands) dec. Tamika Jones (Waldorf College), 0-3, 1-0, 6-0

109 pounds
1st - Victoria Anthony (Simon Fraser) dec. Emily Martin (King College), 1-0, 1-0
3rd - Kristi Garr (Oklahoma City) dec. Amy Fearnside (Jamestown College), 5-0, 2-4, 4-1
5th - Jessica Fresh (Waldorf College) dec. Taylor Zboray (Midland), 2-1, 2-0
7th - Quinn Nagatani (Midland) dec. Savanna Nobile (Lindenwood), 2-1, 1-1

116 pounds
1st - Joey Miller (Oklahoma City) dec. Jacarra Winchester (Missouri Valley College), 0-1, 3-1, 3-1
3rd - Nikkie Brar (Simon Fraser) dec. Kayla Brendlinger (King College), 1-0, 1-0
5th - Samantha Klingel (King College) dec. Victoria Nguyen (King College), 1-2, 2-0, 6-0
7th - Logan Rich (Oklahoma City) dec. Sherri Berube (Univ. of Cumberlands), 7-0, 8-4

123 pounds
1st - Kat Perez (King College) dec. Sarah Hildebrandt (King College), 1-0, 1-0
3rd - Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City) dec. Tiffany Sluik (Jamestown College),3-2, 4-1
5th - Diaysha Moore (Lindenwood) forfeit Brittney Faust (Missouri Valley College)
7th - Aleah LaFrancis (Missouri Baptist) forfeit Kaitlyn Eddy (Oklahoma City)

130 pounds
1st - Helen Maroulis (Simon Fraser) dec. Shauna Isbell (Lindenwood), 1-0, 2-0
3rd - Randi Beltz (Missouri Valley College) dec. Audrey Morehouse (Oklahoma City), 2-0, 1-0
5th - Cianah Hee (Univ. of Cumberlands) pin Tianna Camous (Lindenwood) (1-0, 0:49
7th - Cheyenne Youngblood (Missouri Baptist) dec. Lindsay Villarmia (Missouri Baptist), 1-0,4-0

136 pounds
1st - Alli Ragan (King College) dec. Monica Ramirez (Lindenwood), 3-0, 6-0
3rd - Kayla Aggio (Oklahoma City) dec. Beatrize Martinez (Oklahoma City), 6-2, 2-0
5th - Kerstin Harmon (Univ. of Cumberlands) pin Shai Mason (Jamestown College), 3-2, 0-1, 1:09
7th - Laura Gordon (Simon Fraser) dec. Sarah Bolinger (Missouri Baptist), 0-2, 3-2, 4-0

143 pounds
1st - Sidney Morrison (Simon Fraser) dec. Stephaine Geltmacher (Oklahoma City), 0-1, 3-1, 6-0
3rd - Tamyra Mensah (Wayland Baptist) dec. Amanda Hendey (King College), 1-1, 0-3, 3-1
5th - Bailley Halvorson (Simon Fraser) dec. Racheal Shannon (Lindenwood) , 2-0, 2-1
7th - Crystal Borrow (Lindenwood) dec. Lauren Louive (Univ. of Cumberlands), 1-0, 3-4, 3-0

155 pounds
1st - Danielle Lappage (Simon Fraser) dec. Julia Salata (King College), 6-0, 2-0
3rd - Christina Zamora (Jamestown College) dec. Demi Strub (Oklahoma City), 4-4, 2-1
5th - Sydney Nelson (Univ. of Cumberlands) dec. Mary Westman (Jamestown College), 1-0,1-0
7th - Amy Spafford (Lindenwood) pin Valerie Rosales (Wayland Baptist) , 0-1, 0:33

170 pounds
1st - Justina DiStasio (Simon Fraser) dec. Brittney Roberts (Oklahoma City), 1-0, 1-0
3rd - Brittany David (Lindenwood) pin Lorrie Ramos (King College), 1:50
5th - Victoria Francis (Lindenwood) pin Lilia Gudzyuk (Jamestown College), 0:37
7th - Brittany Jones (Missouri Valley College) dec. Kerri Bumpers (King College), 1-0, 1-0

191 pounds
1st - Jenna McLatchy (Simon Fraser) dec. Heather O`Connor (Oklahoma City), 1-4, 4-0, 4-1
3rd - Angela Vyborny (Wayland Baptist ) dec. Malexis McAdoo (King College), 4-0, 3-1
5th - Alana Jimenez (Lindenwood- Belliville) dec. Juliana Triplett (Missouri Baptist), 1-1, 0-2, 1-0
7th - Chelsie Fleming (Jamestown College) pin Sherese Thomas (Oklahoma City), 1:46

2013 WCWA Nationals Team Standings
1. Simon Fraser University 116
2. Oklahoma City University 109
3. King College 87
4. Lindenwood University 44
5. Jamestown College 31
6. Missouri Valley College 26
7. Missouri Baptist University 20
8. University of Cumberlands 19
9. Wayland Baptist University 19
10. Waldorf College 6
11. Lindenwood University - Belliville 5
12. Midland University 3
13. Menlo College 0
13. Northwest Kansas Technical CC 0
13. Pacific University Pac 0
13. Southwest Oregon Community College 0
13. Springfield Technical Community College 0
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