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No. 2 Grand View repeats as NAIA Heart of America Conference women’s champion, led by five champions

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Heart of America Conference women's champion Grand View. Photo courtesy of Heart of America Conference.


BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – Led by five individual champions, No. 2 Grand View won its second straight NAIA Heart of America Conference women’s wrestling champion on Saturday.


Individual champions for Grand View were Emma Cochran (101), Ashley Tobe (116), Andrea Schlabach (130), Alexis Gomez (143) and Abby McIntyre (170). Cochran and Schlabach won the conference individual title for the second straight year.


Emma Cochran (101) was named Heart of America Conference Outstanding Wrestler of the Year. Abby McIntyre (170) was named Heart of America Conference Freshman of the Year. Angelo Crinzi was named Heart of America Conference Coach of the Year.


Grand View had 136.5 points, followed by runner-up Missouri Valley with 81.5 points and No. 12 Iowa Wesleyan with 63.5 points.


Other individuals repeating as conference champions were Nicole Moore of Baker (123) and Elisa Robinson of Baker (191). Last year, Baker won her conference title at 116.


Iowa Wesleyan had a pair of freshmen win individual titles: Mia Palumbo (109) and Adaugo Nwachukwu (136). The other individual champion was Salima Omari of William Penn (155).

NAIA HEART OF AMERICA CONFERENCE WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Baldwin City, Kansas, February 26


101

1st Place Match - Emma Cochran (Grand View) won by fall over Alaina Sunlin (Iowa Wesleyan) (Fall 4:50)

3rd Place Match - Hannah Michael (Grand View) won by tech fall over Kylie Hernandez (Baker University, KS) (TF 12-2)


109

1st Place Match - Mia Palumbo (Iowa Wesleyan) won by tech fall over Chloe Krebsbach (Grand View) (TF 10-0)

3rd Place Match - Lillianna Campbell (Missouri Valley College) won by fall over Abby Jastal (Central Methodist University) (Fall 2:02)


116

1st Place Match - Ashley Tobe (Grand View) won by fall over Katherine Heath (Baker University, KS) (Fall 4:22)

3rd Place Match - Catherine Steinkamp (William Penn) won by decision over Brittany Cotter (William Penn) (Dec 3-1)


123

1st Place Match - Nichole Moore (Baker University, KS) won by decision over Adrienna Turner (Grand View) (Dec 9-2)

3rd Place Match - Mami Selemani (William Penn) won by fall over Allison Hynes (Central Methodist University) (Fall 5:02)


130

1st Place Match - Andrea Schlabach (Grand View) won by decision over JoAnna Vanderwood (Iowa Wesleyan) (Dec 4-0)

3rd Place Match - Jocelyn Murphy (Missouri Valley College) won by fall over Gwendolyn Grimes (William Penn) (Fall 1:55)


136

1st Place Match - Adaugo Nwachukwu (Iowa Wesleyan) won by fall over Gianna Moreno (Missouri Valley College) (Fall 2:51)

3rd Place Match - Destiny Campbell (Iowa Wesleyan) won by fall over Autumn Barela (Central Methodist University) (Fall 1:32)


143

1st Place Match - Alexis Gomez (Grand View) won by decision over Madison Diaz (Grand View) (Dec 3-1)

3rd Place Match - Tess Kinne (Missouri Valley College) won by fall over Brianne Whited (Central Methodist University) (Fall 2:04)


155

1st Place Match - Salima Omari (William Penn) won by tech fall over Mahealani Ramirez (Missouri Valley College) (TF 12-1)

3rd Place Match - Kaylynn Albrecht (Baker University, KS) won by decision over Brooke-Lynn Rush (Missouri Valley College) (Dec 8-2)


170

1st Place Match - Abby McIntyre (Grand View) won by fall over Danielle Saldivar (Missouri Valley College) (Fall 0:38)

3rd Place Match - Andrea Smith (William Penn) won by tech fall over MayLee Edwards (William Penn) (TF 10-0)


191

1st Place Match - Elisa Robinson (Baker University, KS) won by fall over Natalia Villegas (Grand View) (Fall 2:11)

3rd Place Match - Alyandina Bushe (Missouri Valley College) won by fall over De`Zirae White (Missouri Valley College) (Fall 1:02)

Team Scores

1. Grand View, 136.5

2. Missouri Valley College, 81.5

3. Iowa Wesleyan, 63.5

4. William Penn, 54.5

5. Baker University, 52.5

6. Central Methodist University, 24.0

7. Waldorf University, 2.5