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No. 4 Campbellsville women repeat as NAIA Mid-South champions, edging No. 3 Life in team standings

by Campbellsville Athletics

Photo of the Campbellsville women's wrestling team with its Mid-South Conference banner courtesy of Campbellsville Athletics.


Campbellsville wins their fourth Mid-South Conference Tournament Championship Sunday afternoon

Campbellsville press release


BOWLING GREEN, KY – When it comes to postseason, Lee Miracle's team is not shy of the spotlight. Campbellsville won their fourth Mid-South Conference Tournament Championship Sunday afternoon.


Lady Tigers made light work of the field winning with 142.5 points. Life University who won the regular season couldn't keep up the pace with Campbellsville with the Lady Tigers earning key bonus points in matchups with multiple pins in their matches. Life finished being 22 points behind at 122.5 points.


Campbellsville saw four different individual champions on the day. Kenya Sloan who hasn't seen the mat in two years due to injury won the 155lb. weight class. She won by fall over Brewton Parkers India Page. Sloan never had a match go into the second period.


Emma Walker won the 143lb. weight class title Sunday afternoon. Only one of her matches on the day went over one minute in the first period before she'd win the match. She won the conference title over Indiana Tech's Samantha Snow.


Randi Robison made light work of her 136lb. weight class. Robison won by fall over Univesity of the Cumberlands Aliyah Yates at the 2:55 mark in the first period. Leilah Castro was the final Lady Tigers who walked away with a conference title under their belt. Castro earning the team 18.5 points over the course of the day. In her championship matchup, she saw her teammate Jacqueline Ghent in which they both were able to earn big points for the team.


Ghent however cruised her way to the championship matchup against Castro. Ghent earned two falls and one tech fall in the early matches to reach the championship matchup. McKayla Campbell was one who pinned her first two opponents to reach her way to the conference title bout. Campbell would go on to finish runner-up in the 116lb. weight class on the afternoon to Life University's Salyna Shotwell.


Mia Diaz was the next Campbellsville athlete to earn their way to the conference title matchup. Diaz won a key matchup to reach the title bout in the semi-final match winning in the final two seconds with a four point move to win 7-4. Diaz ended up placing second in the 101lb. class to Katalina Bartelt of Life University.


Katlyn Pizzo and Liliana Vergara both earned runner-up in the championships. Pizzo in the 130lb. weight class won her semi-final matchup over Charmayne Delong. Pizzo saw Life University's Julia Vidallon in the championship and fell by a 10-0 tech fall. Vergara earned a bye in her opening round and won the semi-final matchup by pinning Gabrielle Hamilton in 28 seconds.


Brelane Huber won the bronze medal matchup. She defeated Angie Prado by decision 3-3 in the match. Huber was able to go 4-1 on the day. The only matchup she fell two was the top seeded Samantha Snow in her semi-final matchup.


Gabrielle Medeiros earned fourth place for the Lady Tigers on the day. Medeiros won two matches on the day over Sydney Kutzke and Gabrielle Garcia. Kelsey Bilz, Leilani Martinez, and Kendra Thompson also earned their way to a fourth place finish on the day.


Lee Miracle was named Mid-South Conference Co-Coach of the Year joining Life University's coach Ashley Flavin.


Campbellsville will now have three weeks to prepare for the NAIA National Championships which return to Jamestown, North Dakota this year.


EDITOR’S NOTES


Individual champions for Life were Katalina Bartelt (101), Peyton Prussin (109), Salyna Shotwell (116), Julia Vidallon (130) and Jordan Nelson (170). This gave the Eagles a sweep of the first three weight classes in the finals.


Nelson, 2021 NAIA national champion, defeated 2019 NAIA national champion Dymond Guilford of the Cumberlands in the 170-pound finals. Guilford had won her 2019 national title at Missouri Baptist.


2021 Mid-South champions who were able to repeat were Prussin, Vidallon, Robinson and Walker.

NAIA MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Bowling Green, Kentucky


101

1st Place Match - Katalina Bartelt (Life University) won by fall over Mia Diaz (Campbellsville) (Fall 2:33)

3rd Place Match - Elizabeth Dosado (Cumberlands) won by fall over Gabrielle Medeiros (Campbellsville) (Fall 4:18)


109

1st Place Match - Peyton Prussin (Life University) won by injury default over Kory Phillips (Life University) (Inj. 0:00)

3rd Place Match - Alyssa Valdivia (Brewton-Parker) won by tech fall over Kelsey Bilz (Campbellsville) (TF 10-0)


116

1st Place Match - Salyna Shotwell (Life University) won by fall over McKayla Campbell (Campbellsville) (Fall 3:36)

3rd Place Match - Brianna Funakoshi (Life University) won by decision over Korigan Wilkey (Indiana Tech) (Dec 10-3)


123

1st Place Match - Leilah Castro (Campbellsville) won by decision over Jacqueline Ghent (Campbellsville) (Dec 5-0)

3rd Place Match - Laila Sa (Life University) won by fall over Alesandra Burgos (Brewton-Parker) (Fall 4:53)


130

1st Place Match - Julia Vidallon (Life University) won by tech fall over Katlyn Pizzo (Campbellsville) (TF 10-0)

3rd Place Match - Leidaly Rivera (Brewton-Parker) won by tech fall over Charmayne Delong (Indiana Tech) (TF 13-2)


136

1st Place Match - Randi Robison (Campbellsville) won by fall over Aliyah Yates (Cumberlands) (Fall 2:55)

3rd Place Match - Ellyana Kuzma (Indiana Tech) won by fall over Olivia Mottley (Life University) (Fall 2:56)


143

1st Place Match - Emma Walker (Campbellsville) won by fall over Samantha Snow (Indiana Tech) (Fall 0:55)

3rd Place Match - Brelane Huber (Campbellsville) won by decision over Angie Prado (Life University) (Dec 3-3)


155

1st Place Match - Kenya Sloan (Campbellsville) won by fall over India Page (Brewton-Parker) (Fall 1:17)

3rd Place Match - Destinee Rivera (Life University) won by tech fall over Kendra Thompson (Campbellsville) (TF 12-2)


170

1st Place Match - Jordan Nelson (Life University) won by decision over Dymond Guilford (Cumberlands) (Dec 8-2)

3rd Place Match - Grace Doering (Indiana Tech) won by decision over Leilani Martinez (Campbellsville) (Dec 4-0)


191

1st Place Match - Jesse Kirby (Cumberlands) won by fall over Liliana Vergara (Campbellsville) (Fall 3:28)

3rd Place Match - Gabrielle Hamilton (Life University) won by tech fall over Maquoia Bernabe (Cumberlands) (TF 10-0)

Team Standings

1. Campbellsville, 142.5

2, Life University , 120.5

3. Cumberlands, 63.5

4. Indiana Tech, 46.0

5. Brewton-Parker, 45.0

6. St. Andrews, 4.0


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