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Women’s College Opens over the weekend: Wasps Open, Women’s West Coast TOC, Senior Nationals

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

A Menlo College women's wrestler works for a fall.
(Photo by Menlo Athletics)

Each week as appropriate, USA Wrestling will post the results from women’s college open tournaments from the weekend.


This past weekend, there were two college events, one on each coast, the Wasps Women’s Open in Virginia and the Women’s West Coast Tournament of Championships in California. In addition, a large number of current college varsity athletes entered the Senior Nationals in Texas, with a dozen college varsity student-athletes earning spots in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.


Wasps Women’s Open (at Emory & Henry)

Summary: Numerous colleges from the southeast USA came together for the Wasps Open. NCAA No. 13 Presbyterian had the most individual champions with four: Charlize Shuler (116), Madeline Kubicki (143), Henlee Haynes (170) and Ella Beam (191). NCAA No. 3 King had a pair of champions, Mia Zuniga (101) and Victoria Baez Dilone (130). Other individual champions were Dinayah Vazquez of NCAA No. 20 Emmanuel College (109), Trinity Howard of NAIA Montreat (123), Hailie Misplay of NCAA Greensboro (136) and Molly Keller of NCAA Emory & Henry (155).


101

1st Place - Mia Zuniga of King University

2nd Place - Avery Kibelbek of King University

3rd Place - Dusti Casperson of Southern Virginia

4th Place - Lynnlie Rountree of Emmanuel College

Mia Zuniga (King University) won by decision over Avery Kibelbek (King University) (Dec 8-3)

Mia Zuniga (King University) won by tech fall over Lynnlie Rountree (Emmanuel College) (TF 10-0)

Dusti Casperson (Southern Virginia) won by fall over Lynnlie Rountree (Emmanuel College) (Fall 2:26)

Avery Kibelbek (King University) won by fall over Dusti Casperson (Southern Virginia) (Fall 2:13)

Mia Zuniga (King University) won by fall over Dusti Casperson (Southern Virginia) (Fall 1:12)

Avery Kibelbek (King University) won by fall over Lynnlie Rountree (Emmanuel College) (Fall 2:24)


109

1st Place Match - Dinayah Vazquez (Emmanuel College) won by fall over Haley Zinninger (Emmanuel College) (Fall 1:19)

3rd Place Match - Grace York (Presbyterian College) won by fall over Haley Viars (Emory & Henry) (Fall 0:18)

5th Place Match - Myna Estrada (Huntingdon College) won by fall over Alexis Deagle (marymount) (Fall 0:35)

7th Place Match - Faith Warner (York (PA)) won by fall over Germaini Brown (Greensboro) (Fall 2:27)

9th Place Match - Mallory Howard (Emory & Henry) won by fall over Kikilia Powell (Apprentice School) (Fall 1:41)


116

1st Place Match - Charlize Shuler (Presbyterian College) won by injury default over Reagan Riddick (Presbyterian College) (Inj. 0:00)

3rd Place Match - Jordan Muncy (Lincoln Memorial University) won by fall over Ashley Morris (Lincoln Memorial University) (Fall 0:18)

5th Place Match -Natalia Sanchez (Emory & Henry) won by fall over Gracelyn Hanson (Bluefield State University) (Fall 0:40)

7th Place Match - Elizabeth Hollett (Huntingdon College) won by fall over Ava WEibley (York (PA)) (Fall 4:24)


123

1st Place Match - Trinity Howard (Montreat) won by tech fall over Betty Cherry (Emmanuel College) (TF 13-2)

3rd Place Match - Abby Pilkington (Southern Virginia University) won by fall over Megan Knapp (York (PA)) (Fall 2:25)

5th Place Match - Kalayah Edwards (Emmanuel College) won by fall over Raelie Hernandez (Bluefield State University) (Fall 1:21)


130

1st Place Match - Victoria Baez Dilone (King University) won by decision over Cassia Zammit (Presbyterian College) (Dec 8-2)

3rd Place Match - Jewelysa Funakoshi (Emmanuel College) won by fall over Charlotte Wheeler (Montreat) (Fall 2:21)

5th Place Match - Angelina Knepp (Huntingdon College) won by tech fall over Makenna Dolt (Southern Virginia University) (TF 14-4)


136

1st Place - Hailie Misplay of Greensboro

2nd Place - Tristin Robinson of Huntingdon College

3rd Place - Stephanie Castro of Lincoln Memorial University

4th Place - Kristyn Harr of King University

5th Place - Naylee Ierley of York (PA)

6th Place - Grace Royster of Southern Virginia University

Hailie Misplay (Greensboro) won by tech fall over Naylee Ierley (York (PA)) (TF 10-0)

Tristin Robinson (Huntingdon College) won by tech fall over Kristyn Harr (King University) (TF 15-5)

Stephanie Castro (Lincoln Memorial University) won by fall over Grace Royster (Southern Virginia University) (Fall 2:48)

Naylee Ierley (York (PA)) won by tech fall over Grace Royster (Southern Virginia University) (TF 10-0)

Tristin Robinson (Huntingdon College) won by tech fall over Stephanie Castro (Lincoln Memorial University) (TF 11-0)

Hailie Misplay (Greensboro) won by tech fall over Kristyn Harr (King University) (TF 11-0)

Naylee Ierley (York (PA)) won by decision over Stephanie Castro (Lincoln Memorial University) (Dec 8-6)

Hailie Misplay (Greensboro) won by fall over Tristin Robinson (Huntingdon College) (Fall 2:59)

Kristyn Harr (King University) won by fall over Grace Royster (Southern Virginia University) (Fall 2:56)

Round 4

Kristyn Harr (King University) won by tech fall over Naylee Ierley (York (PA)) (TF 10-0)

Tristin Robinson (Huntingdon College) won by tech fall over Grace Royster (Southern Virginia University) (TF 10-0)

Hailie Misplay (Greensboro) won by fall over Stephanie Castro (Lincoln Memorial University) (Fall 1:16)

Tristin Robinson (Huntingdon College) won by fall over Naylee Ierley (York (PA)) (Fall 0:38)

Stephanie Castro (Lincoln Memorial University) won by tech fall over Kristyn Harr (King University) (TF 11-0)

Hailie Misplay (Greensboro) won by tech fall over Grace Royster (Southern Virginia University) (TF 12-0)


143

1st Place Match - Madeline Kubicki (Presbyterian College) won by tech fall over Yasmine Oliveira (King University) (TF 10-0)

3rd Place Match - Skie Roulo (Emory & Henry) won by decision over Maura White (York (PA)) (Dec 10-3)

5th Place Match - Rebekah Patzke (York (PA)) won by fall over Malia Cook (Bluefield State University) (Fall 2:15)


155

1st Place Match - Molly Keller (Emory & Henry) won by fall over Kaylee ANderson (marymount) (Fall 0:57)

3rd Place Match - Olivia Schwender (King University) won by decision over Hannah Catungal (Bluefield State University) (Dec 10-7)

5th Place Match - Shelsy Renous (Emmanuel College) won by fall over Kappy Robbins (Southern Virginia University) (Fall 2:17)


170

1st Place - Henlee Haynes of Presbyterian College

2nd Place - Katie Gakin of Emory & Henry

3rd Place - Ta`Niya Roberts of Presbyterian College

4th Place - Charniece McClarence of Bluefield State

5th Place - Riauna Lugo of Huntingdon College

Ta`Niya Roberts (Presbyterian College) won by fall over Charniece McClarence (Bluefield State) (Fall 4:13)

Henlee Haynes (Presbyterian College) won by fall over Riauna Lugo (Huntingdon College) (Fall 1:13)

Katie Gakin (Emory & Henry) won by tech fall over Riauna Lugo (Huntingdon College) (TF 12-1)

Henlee Haynes (Presbyterian College) won by tech fall over Charniece McClarence (Bluefield State) (TF 10-0)

Henlee Haynes (Presbyterian College) won by tech fall over Katie Gakin (Emory & Henry) (TF 12-2)

Ta`Niya Roberts (Presbyterian College) won by fall over Riauna Lugo (Huntingdon College) (Fall 0:54)

Katie Gakin (Emory & Henry) won by decision over Ta`Niya Roberts (Presbyterian College) (Dec 5-2)

Charniece McClarence (Bluefield State) won by fall over Riauna Lugo (Huntingdon College) (Fall 2:20)

Katie Gakin (Emory & Henry) won by fall over Charniece McClarence (Bluefield State) (Fall 2:08)

Henlee Haynes (Presbyterian College) won by decision over Ta`Niya Roberts (Presbyterian College) (Dec 6-2)


191

1st Place Match - Ella Beam (Presbyterian College) won by fall over Kiley McClain (Unattached) (Fall 1:31)

3rd Place Match - Eryn Hubble (Emory & Henry) won by tech fall over Ella Tallent (Emory & Henry) (TF 10-0)

5th Place Match - Allison Brandt (York (PA)) won by fall over Emma Lavalle (York (PA)) (Fall 2:42)

Women’s West Coast Tournament of Champions (at Roseville, Calif.)

Summary: In the team standings of the Women’s West Coast Tournament of Champions, NAIA  No. 8 Menlo College won the title with 258 points, with NJCAA No. x Umpqua CC in second with 109 points and NAIA Wayland Baptist in third with 101 points. Menlo dominated with eight champions: Micaela Correa (109), Ajayzee Zaballos (116), Alana Vivas (123), Louisa Schwab (130), Samantha Barragan (136), Desiree Jones (143), Shannon Workinger (155) and Tavia Heidelberg-Tillotson (191). Another college champion was Wayland Baptist’s Audalie Cruz (101). Senior-level wrestlers Dymond Guilford of the Titan Mercury WC (170) and Angela Vyborny of Golden Tribe (235).


101

1st Place Match - Audalie Cruz (Wayland Baptist University) won by tech fall over Angelique Cervantes (Menlo College) (TF 16-5)

3rd Place Match - Kayla Mckinley-Johnson (Menlo College) won by tech fall over Jennifer Thomas (Snow College) (TF 13-0)


109

1st Place Match - Micaela Correa (Menlo College) won by fall over Rachel Jones (Snow College) (Fall 1:18)

3rd Place Match - Melanie Salazar (Simpson University) won by fall over Nia Perez (Umpqua Community College) (Fall 1:18)


116

1st Place Match - Ajayzee Zaballos (Menlo College) won by decision over Angelina Dill (Vanguard) (Dec 8-6)

3rd Place Match - Joneisha Kennedey (Wayland Baptist University) won by tech fall over Irma Retano (Eastern Oregon University) (TF 12-1)


123

1st Place Match - Alana Vivas (Menlo College) won by tech fall over Angela LoRusso (Adrian College) (TF 15-2)

3rd Place Match - Sara Vela (Menlo College) won by decision over Madison Kalamu (South Western Oregon Community College) (Dec 5-1)


130

1st Place Match - Louisa Schwab (Menlo College) won by tech fall over Emily Sullenger (Linfield University) (TF 11-0)

3rd Place Match - Lillian Avalos (Vanguard) won by fall over Zainab Ibrahim (Umpqua Community College) (Fall 2:27)


136

1st Place Match - Samantha Barragan (Menlo College) won by injury default over Ce`ariah Sands (Menlo College) (Inj. 2:13)

3rd Place Match - Stephanie Chavez (Menlo College) won by fall over Avery Shinkle (Umpqua Community College) (Fall 1:12)


143

1st Place Match - Desiree Jones (Menlo College) won by tech fall over Corrie Williams (Snow College) (TF 10-0)

3rd Place Match - Alana Ontiveros (Menlo College) won by tech fall over Lainey Eckart (Menlo College) (TF 12-2)


155

1st Place Match - Shannon Workinger (Menlo College) won by fall over Alexandra Lopez (Menlo College) (Fall 2:06)

3rd Place Match - Eleni Fakaosi (Sunnyvale Wrestling Club) won by injury default over Trinity Bouchal (Devils Women`s Wrestling Club) (Inj. 1:44)


170

1st Place Match - Dymond Guilford (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club () won by fall over Kalila Shrive (Menlo College) (Fall 1:16)

3rd Place Match - Destinee Harris (Umpqua Community College) won by tech fall over Nikita Dhaliwal (Menlo College) (TF 10-0)


191

1st Place Match - Tavia Heidelberg-Tillotson (Menlo College) won by tech fall over Neila Fritts (Menlo College) (TF 10-0)

3rd Place Match - Payton Sholander (Wayland Baptist University) won by fall over Angelique Trueblood (Umpqua Community College) (Fall 0:58)


235

1st Place - Angela Vyborny of Golden Tribe

2nd Place - Faith Wooley of Umpqua Community College

3rd Place - Isabel Zepeda of Unaffiliated

Faith Wooley (Umpqua Community College) won by fall over Isabel Zepeda (Unaffiliated) (Fall 0:22)

Angela Vyborny (Golden Tribe) won by fall over Faith Wooley (Umpqua Community College) (Fall 0:43)

Angela Vyborny (Golden Tribe) won by tech fall over Isabel Zepeda (Unaffiliated) (TF 10-0)


Teams

1 Menlo College, CA         258.0

2 Umpqua Community College, OR  109.5

3 Wayland Baptist University, TX   101.0

4 Snow College, UT  89.0

5 Vanguard, CA   55.0

6 Eastern Oregon University, OR     47.0

7 South Western Oregon Community College, OR 35.0

8 Adrian College, MI         31.0

9 Titan Mercury Wrestling Club 26.0

10 Simpson University, CA  25.5

(Of 18 teams)


SENIOR NATIONALS

At Fort Worth, Texas, December 17, 2023


Summary: A large number of college varsity wrestlers competed at the Senior Nationals, seeking to earn a spot in the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Penn State, April 19-20. The top five in each weight class qualified to compete in the Trials, which we list in this summary. Sage Mortimer (TMWC/Grand Valley State) was the champion at 50 kg. Runners-up include Samara Chavez (Team Tornado WC/King) at 50 kg and Marlynne Deede (Iowa Women’s WC/Iowa) at 76 kg. Third Place finishers were Kendra Ryan (Cardinal WC/North Central) at 50 kg, Shelby Moore (Bearcat WC/McKendree) at 57 kg and Alara Boyd (Cardinal WC/North Central) at 68 kg. Taking fourth place were Kaelani Shufeldt (CA/Lock Haven) at 50 kg and Cristelle Rodriguez (Tiger WC/Doane at 57 kg). Fifth place finishers were Mia Palumbo (IL/Aurora) at 50 kg, Sydney Petzinger (Cardinal WC/North Central) at 53 kg. Cameron Guerin (Titan Mercury WC/McKendree) at 57 kg and Rose Cassioppi (Iowa Women’s WC/Iowa) at 76 kg. All of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifiers come from NCAA programs, except for Cristelle Rodriguez who competes in the NAIA.


50 kg

1st - Sage Mortimer (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) dec. Samara Chavez (Team Tornado Wrestling Club), 12-10

3rd – Kendra Ryan (Cardinal Wrestling Club) dec. Kaelani Shufeldt (California), 4-4

5th – Mia Palumbo (Illinois) forfeit Erin Golston (New York Athletic Club)

7th – Nina Pham (Army WCAP) forfeit Aleeah Gould (Army WCAP)


53 kg

1st - Vayle Baker (West Point Wrestling Club) dec. Katie Gomez (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club), 5-2

3rd – Haley Augello (Izzy Style Wrestling) dec. Areana Villaescusa (Army WCAP), 3-2

5th – Sydney Petzinger (Cardinal Wrestling Club) dec. Ella Jauregui (California), 12-5

7th – Clare Booe (Wyoming Seminary Wrestling Club) inj. dft. Lauren Mason (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 0:00


57 kg

1st- Amanda Martinez (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) dec. Alexandra Hedrick (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 4-1

3rd – Shelby Moore (Bearcat Wrestling Club) inj. dft. Cristelle Rodriguez (Tiger Wrestling Club), 0:00

5th – Cameron Guerin (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) pin Virginia Foard (Wyoming Seminary Wrestling Club), 3:34

7th – Carolina Moreno (Arizona) inj. dft. Bridgette Duty (Army WCAP), 0:00

62 kg

1st - Jacarra Winchester (USOPTC/TMWC) pin Ashlynn Ortega (New York Athletic Club), 5:35

3rd - Aine Drury (CA) dec. Maya Letona (NYCRTC/TMWC), 6-4

5th - SaVannah Cosme (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) dec. Lexie Basham (USOPTC/TMWC), 9-6

7th - Skylar Hattendorf (USOPTC/New York Athletic Club) Sec. Andrea Schlabach (Grand View Wrestling Club), 5-1


68 kg

1st - Mallory Velte (Beaver Dam RTC/TMWC) forfeit Cheyenne Bowman (Pounder WC)

3rd -Alara Boyd (Cardinal Wrestling Club) forfeit Solin Piearcy (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (TMWC)) FF

5th - Kaylynn Albrecht (USOPTC/TMWC) won by tech fall over Marilyn Garcia (BTSLA/TMWC) TF 11-0

7th - Liv Wieber (The Factory Wrestling Club) forfeit Jackie Cataline (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club)


76 kg

1st - Precious Wieser (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) pin Marlynne Deede (Iowa Womens Wrestling Club), 3:36

3rd - Skylar Grote (USOPTC/TMWC) tech fall Brooklyn Hays (Minnesota Gold Wrestling Club), 10-0

5th - Rose Cassioppi (Iowa Womens Wrestling Club) dec. Tiffani Baublitz (Team Pennsylvania) Dec 3-17th - Love Daley (Beat the Streets New England - Boston) pin Cara Broadus (KT Kidz Wrestling Club), 0:57

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