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NCAA No. 2 King women leads NCAA No. 1 McKendree after day one of loaded Missouri Valley Open

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

MARSHALL, Mo. – The semifinals have been set in the highly-respected Missouri Valley Open, a 38-team open tournament featuring many of the nation’s best women’s college programs from both the NCAA and the NAIA.


After day one, NCAA No. 2 King University leads in the team race with 142 points, slightly ahead of defending NCWWC champion and NCAA No. 1 McKendree University with 140.5 points. Rounding out the top five are NCAA No. 7 North Central with 117.5 points, NAIA No. 5 Texas Wesleyan with 103 points and NAIA No. 4 Grand View with 98.5 points.


King pushed six into the semifinals:Sage Mortimer (116), Vayle-Rae Baker (123), Cheyenne Sisenstein (123), Phoenix Dubose (130), Ana Luciano (136) and Nia Crosdale (191).


McKendree also has six in the semifinals: Aliyah Rollins (116), Cameron Guerin (130), Alara Boyd (155) , Kayla Marano (155), Joye Levendusky (170) and Jaycee Foeller (191).


The event features 16 of the top 20 NAIA program, including the entire top 11 teams in the preseason rankings. Four of the top 10 NCAA teams are in the draw, including the top two teams. There is also an NJCAA team in the competition.


Many believe this may be the best college open tournament of the year in women’s wrestling, except for the national championships in each division.

MISSOURI VALLEY OPEN

At Marshall, Mo.


Semifinal pairings


101

Iverly Navarro (University of Providence) vs. Taylor Wilson (Indiana Tech)

Olivia Shore (Tiffin University) vs. Esther Walker (Midland University)


109

Nina Pham (Wayland Baptist University) vs. Peyton Prussin (Life University)

Ovieonce Ray (Wayland Baptist University) vs. Pauline Granados (McKendree University)


116

Sage Mortimer (King University) vs. Mateah Roehl (North Central College)

Aliyah Rollins (McKendree University) vs. Salyna Shotwell (Life University)


123

Vayle-Rae Baker (King University) vs. Devin Patton (Texas Wesleyan)

Nichole Moore (Baker University) vs. Cheyenne Sisenstein (King University)


130

Cameron Guerin (McKendree University) vs. Trinity Speredon (Menlo College)

Phoenix Dubose (King University) vs. Mea Mohler (Texas Wesleyan)


136

Paige Respicio (University of Providence) vs. Jordan Suarez (Wayland Baptist University)

Emily Se (Southern Oregon University) vs. Ana Luciano (King University)


143

Marisol Nugent (Univ of North Carolina) vs. Alexis Gomez (Grand View)

Destiny Lyng (Oklahoma City University) vs. Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (Midland University)


155

Alara Boyd (McKendree University) vs. Taylor Hites (Tiffin University)

Kayla Marano (McKendree University) vs. Aurum Naylor (Unaffiliated)


170

Yelena Makoyed (North Central College) vs. Brittyn Corbishley (Texas Wesleyan)

Joye Levendusky (McKendree University) vs. Abby McIntyre (Grand View)


191

Emily Sandoval (Menlo College) vs. Nia Crosdale (King University)

Jaycee Foeller (McKendree University) vs. Olivia Brown (Grand View)


235

Kelani Corbett (Lyon College) vs. Samantha Mumm (Missouri Valley College)

April Penn (University of Saint Mary) vs. Joanna Hendricks (Waldorf University)

Quarterfinal results


101

Iverly Navarro (University of Providence) won by fall over Mia Diaz (Unattached) Fall 2:52

Taylor Wilson (Indiana Tech) won by fall over Shanna Morris (Tiffin University) Fall 2:02

Olivia Shore (Tiffin University) won by tech fall over Sydney Kutzke (Indiana Tech) TF 10-0

Esther Walker (Midland University) won by decision over Kaycie Tanimoto (Oklahoma City University) Dec 9-1


109

Nina Pham (Wayland Baptist University) won by decision over Jasmine Godinez (Texas Wesleyan) Dec 8-2

Peyton Prussin (Life University) won by tech fall over Danielle Garcia (King University) TF 10-0

Ovieonce Ray (Wayland Baptist University) won by tech fall over Lana Hunt (University of Providence) TF 10-0

Pauline Granados (McKendree University) won by tech fall over Macie Stewart (Southern Oregon University) TF 10-0


116

Sage Mortimer (King University) won by fall over Sugey Ceja (Tiffin University) Fall 2:52

Mateah Roehl (North Central College) won by decision over Samara Chavez (King University) Dec 10-6

Aliyah Rollins (McKendree University) won by decision over Ashley Gooman (University of Providence) Dec 12-8

Salyna Shotwell (Life University) won by fall over Camille Fournier (Texas Wesleyan) Fall 2:45


123

Vayle-rae Baker (King University) won by decision over Jasmine Hernandez (Lyon College) Dec 6-2

Devin Patton (Texas Wesleyan) won by tech fall over Emalie Olson (William Jewell College) TF 14-2

Nichole Moore (Baker University) won by fall over Sie Powell (Life University) Fall 4:10

Cheyenne Sisenstein (King University) won by fall over Carolina Moreno (Southern Oregon University) Fall 3:48


130

Cameron Guerin (McKendree University) won by tech fall over Niya Teresita Gaines (North Central College) TF 10-0

Trinity Speredon (Menlo College) won by decision over Emily Paulino (Midland University) Dec 5-0

Phoenix Dubose (King University) won by decision over Flora Vizi (North Central College) Dec 6-0

Mea Mohler (Texas Wesleyan) won by fall over Teya Villalpando (University of Saint Mary) Fall 4:31


136

Paige Respicio (University of Providence) won by decision over Skye Realin (McKendree University) Dec 6-0

Jordan Suarez (Wayland Baptist University) won by tech fall over Andrea Schlabach (Grand View) TF 11-0

Emily Se (Southern Oregon University) won by fall over Sara Sulejmani (North Central College) Fall 2:55

Ana Luciano (King University) won by fall over Ellyana Kuzma (Indiana Tech) Fall 0:46


143

Marisol Nugent (Univ of North Carolina) won by fall over Kim Nunez (North Central College) Fall 0:57

Alexis Gomez (Grand View) won by tech fall over Mattison Parker (Oklahoma City University) TF 10-0

Destiny Lyng (Oklahoma City University) won by decision over Madison Diaz (Grand View) Dec 8-2

Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (Midland University) won by fall over London Houston (King University) Fall 1:47


155

Alara Boyd (McKendree University) won by tech fall over Viktorya Torres (King University) TF 10-0

Taylor Hites (Tiffin University) won by fall over Leilani Hernandez (Texas Wesleyan) Fall 0:29

Kayla Marano (McKendree University) won by fall over Destinee Rivera (Life University) Fall 2:13

Aurum Naylor (Unaffiliated) won by tech fall over Alexis Lopez (Grand View) TF 10-0


170

Yelena Makoyed (North Central College) won by tech fall over Brooke-Lynn Rush (Missouri Valley College) TF 10-0

Brittyn Corbishley (Texas Wesleyan) won by fall over Hunter Robinson (GVWC) Fall 1:44

Joye Levendusky (McKendree University) won by tech fall over Bailey Dennis (Southern Oregon University) TF 12-0

Abby McIntyre (Grand View) won by decision over Jordan Nelson (Life University) Dec 8-7


191

Emily Sandoval (Menlo College) won by tech fall over Kali Butts (Grand View) TF 10-0

Nia Crosdale (King University) won by fall over Alexis Tupuola (University of Providence) Fall 5:31

Jaycee Foeller (McKendree University) won by decision over Liliana Vergara (Campbellsville University) Dec 12-6

Olivia Brown (Grand View) won by fall over Perla Ramirez (Indiana Tech) Fall 1:42


235

Kelani Corbett (Lyon College) won by fall over Madeleine Wadesisi (Lourdes) Fall 0:27

Samantha Mumm (Missouri Valley College) won by decision over Phoebe Burt (William Penn) Dec 7-6

April Penn (University of Saint Mary) won by fall over Kylie Martin (William Penn) Fall 1:39

Joanna Hendricks (Waldorf University) won by fall over Alyandina Bushe (Missouri Valley College) Fall 0:57

Team Scores after day one


1. NCAA No. 2 King University, 142.0

2. NCAA No. 1 McKendree University, 140.5

3. NCAA No. 7 North Central College, 117.5

4, NAIA No. 5 Texas Wesleyan, 103.0

5. NAIA No. 4 Grand View, 98.5

6. NAIA No. 3 Southern Oregon University, 77.5

7. NAIA No. 1 Life University, 76.5

8. NAIA No. 2 Campbellsville University, 72.5

9. NAIA No. 7 Wayland Baptist University, 67.5

10. NAIA No. 9 Menlo College, 64.0

11. NCAA No. 9 Tiffin University, 61.5

12. NAIA No. 14 University of Providence, 60.0

13. NAIA No. 11 Indiana Tech, 57.5

14. NAIA Midland University, 57.0

15. NAIA No. 8 Baker University, 50.0

16. NAIA No. 13 Oklahoma City University, 45.5

17. NAIA No. 16 Missouri Valley College, 43.5

18. NAIA Missouri Baptist University, 36.0

19. NAIA No. 10 Lyon College, 31.5

20. NAIA University of Saint Mary , 22.0