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2001 Missouri Valley Women's International Open Results



2001 Missouri Valley Women's International Open Results, Jan. 27 Missouri Valley College won the team title at the 2001 Missouri Valley Women's International Open, January 27 on the campus of Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. Missouri Valley finished with 104 points, followed by the Sunkist Kids with 39 points and Cumberland College with 22 points. This was the first year that international teams were represented. Canada and El Salvador each had teams at the tournament. Clarissa Chun ( Kapolei, Hawaii/Missouri Valley) was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Chun won the 101.25-pound title with a 9-5 decision over Julie Gonzales (Vallejo, Calif./Peninsula Grapplers). Chun and Gonzales are both members of Team USA, with Chun ranked at No. 2 and Gonzales ranked No. 3 at 101.25 pounds. These two wrestlers have met a lot in competitions this past year. Chun won the 2000 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open, defeating Gonzales. Chun also defeated Gonzales in the 2000 Sunkist International Open for third place. At 112.25 pounds, Jenny Wong (Minneapolis, Minn./Sunkist Kids) won by a technical fall over Katie Kunimoto (Colorado WC), 11-0. Wong is ranked third at 112.25 pounds. She also placed eighth in the 1998 FILA Junior World Championships. 1999 and 2000 World Team member Tina George-Wilson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) won the 123.25-pound division. She decisioned Tela O'Donnell (Homer, Alaska/Alaska WC), 6-2. George-Wilson placed sixth in the 1999 World Championships. 2000 World Team member Sara McMann (Lock Haven, Pa./Sunkist Kids) won at 136.5 pounds with a technical fall over Tonya Evinger (Bates City, Mo./Missouri Valley), 12-2. McMann was a 2000 U.S. Nationals champion and a 2000 Dave Schultz Memorial International Open champion. Melanie Macari (Fremont, Calif./Missouri Valley) decisioned Kaci Lyle (Eureka, Calif./Missouri Valley), 7-2 at 149.75 pounds. Macari is currently ranked fourth in her weight class. Satrinina Vernon (Rodeo, Calif./Missouri Valley) decisioned 2000 World Team member Iris Smith (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids), 3-2 at 165.25 pounds. MISSOURI VALLEY WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL OPEN Marshall, Mo., Jan. 27 46 kg/101.25 lbs. - 1st - Clarissa Chun, Kapolei, Hawaii (Missouri Valley) dec. Julie Gonzales, Vallejo, Calif. (Peninsula Grapplers), 9-5; 3rd - Ingrid Cuellar (El Salvador) dec. Lisa Ward (Washington WC), 9-2 51 kg/112.25 lbs. - 1st - Jenny Wong, Minneapolis, Minn. (Sunkist Kids) won by tech. fall over Katie Kunimoto (Colorado WC), 11-0; 3rd - Malina Hutchison, Soldotna, Alaska (Alaska WC) def. Shelley-Ann Tomita, Honolulu, Hawaii (Missouri Valley) 56 kg/123.25 lbs. - 1st - Tina Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Tela O'Donnell, Homer, Alaska (Alaska WC), 6-2; 3rd - Carrie Birge, Omaha, Neb. (Missouri Valley) dec. Cheryl New, Marshall, Mo. (Missouri Valley), 8-4 62 kg/136.5 lbs. - 1st - Sara McMann, Lock Haven, Pa. (Sunkist Kids) won by tech. fall over Tonya Evinger, Bates City, Mo. (Missouri Valley), 12-2; 3rd - Tina Arnds, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Missouri Valley) dec. Joy Warren, Williamsburg, Ky. (Cumberland College), 11-3 68 kg/149.75 lbs. - 1st - Melanie Macari, Fremont, Calif. (Missouri Valley) dec. Kaci Lyle, Eureka, Calif. (Missouri Valley), 7-2; 3rd - Rachel Glogowski (Messiah WC) won by tech. fall over Susan Plissey (Messiah WC), 10-0 75 kg/165.25 lbs. - 1st - Satrinina Vernon, Rodeo, Calif. (Missouri Valley) dec. Iris Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), 3-2; 3rd - Elena Mena, St. Paul, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) dec. Marcela Carias (El Salvador), 4-0 Outstanding Wrestler - Clarissa Chun, 46 kg Most Falls - Ingrid Cuellar, 46 kg, 3 falls in 7:00 min. Team Standings - 1st - Missouri Valley - 104 pts.; 2nd - Sunkist Kids - 39 pts.; 3rd - Cumberland College - 22 pts.
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