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Campbellsville, with three finalists, leads Menlo and Life after NAIA Women’s Invitational semifinals

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Leilah Castro (Campbellsville) is thumbs up after winning 123-pound semifinals. Photo courtesy of Campbellsville Athletics.


JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Defending national champion Campbellsville took a 30.5 point lead over 2019 NAIA champion Menlo College, with Life just two points behind Menlo, after the semifinals at the NAIA Women’s National Invitational on Saturday morning


All three of the top three teams have three athletes in the gold-medal finals.


Campbellsville finalists are No. 2 Leilah Castro (123), No. 1 Emma Walker (143) and No. 2 Kenya Sloan (155).


Menlo’s finalists are No. 1 Allieda Martinez (116), No. 1 Nanea Estrella (130) and No. 2 Gracie Figueroa (136).


Life’s finalists are No. 1 Peyton Prussin (109), No. 2 Salyna Shotwell (116) and No. 5 Gabrielle Hamilton (191).


Returning champions in the finals are Prussin, plus No. 1 Nina Pham of Wayland Baptist (101). 2019 NAIA champions in the finals are Martinez, plus No. 2 Asia Ray of Wayland Baptist (109) and No. 5 Dymond Guilford of the University of the Cumberlands (170). Guilford won her NAIA title for Missouri Baptist.


Consolations will continue this morning, setting up a 7:00 p.m. MT finals. All the action is on FloWrestling.

NAIA WOMEN’S NATIONAL INVITATIONAL

At Jamestown, N.D., March 12


Finalist pairings

101 - No. 1 Nina Pham (Wayland Baptist) vs. No. 2 Ivy Navarro (University of Providence)

109 - No. 1 Peyton Prussin (Life U (Georgia)) vs. No. 2 Asia (oviance) Ray (Wayland Baptist

116 - No. 1 Allieda Martinez (Menlo College) vs. No. 2 Salyna Shotwell (Life U (Georgia))

123 - No. 4 Caro Moreno (Southern Oregon) vs. No. 2 Leilah Castro (Campbellsville)

130 - No. 1 Nanea Estrella (Menlo College) vs. No. 2 Lexie Basham (Texas Wesleyan)

136 - No. 1 Adaugo Nwachukwu (Iowa Wesleyan) vs. No. 2 Gracie Figueroa (Menlo College)

143 - No. 1 Emma Walker (Campbellsville) vs. No. 2 Destiny Lyng (Oklahoma City University)

155 - No. 5 Kaylynn Albrecht (Baker) vs. No. 2 Kenya Sloan (Campbellsville)

170 - No. 5 Dymond Guilford (University of the Cumberlands) vs. No. 6 Olivia Robinson (Eastern Oregon)

191 - No. 5 Gabrielle Hamilton (Life U (Georgia)) vs. No. 2 Kelani Corbett (Lyon College)

Team Standings after semifinals

1 Campbellsville 150.5

2 Menlo College 120

3 Life U (Georgia) 118

4 Southern Oregon 111

5 Texas Wesleyan 90

6 Grand View University 89.5

7 University of Providence 78.5

8 Eastern Oregon 68

9 Wayland Baptist 67.5

10 Baker 63

11 University of the Cumberlands 56.5

12 Indiana Tech 54.5

13 Iowa Wesleyan 54

14 Brewton-Parker 51.5

15 Missouri Baptist University 48.5

16 Jamestown 44

17 Oklahoma City University 43

18 Lyon College 42.5

19 Missouri Valley College 38.5

20 Midland 32.5

Semifinal results


101

No. 1 Nina Pham (Wayland Baptist) tech. fall Katalina Bartelt (Life U (Georgia)), 11-0 3:40

No. 2 Ivy Navarro (University of Providence) dec. No. 3 Esther Walker (Midland), 3-0


109

No. 1 Peyton Prussin (Life U (Georgia)) tech. fall Jasmine Godinez (Texas Wesleyan), 12-2 2:12

No. 2 Asia (oviance) Ray (Wayland Baptist) inj. dft Mia Palumbo (Iowa Wesleyan), 4:16


116

No. 1 Allieda Martinez (Menlo College) pin No. 5 Tara Othman (Southern Oregon), 1:24

No. 2 Salyna Shotwell (Life U (Georgia)) tech. fall No. 6 Ashley Gooman (University of Providence), 10-0 4:42


123

No. 4 Caro Moreno (Southern Oregon) dec. No. 1 Nichole Moore (Baker), 8-0

No. 2 Leilah Castro (Campbellsville) dec. No. 3 Macy Higa (Eastern Oregon), 8-2


130

No. 1 Nanea Estrella (Menlo College) inj dft. Julia Vidallon (Life U (Georgia)), 0:00

No. 2 Lexie Basham (Texas Wesleyan) dec. No. 3 Andrea Schlabach (Grand View University), 8-6


136 pounds

No. 1 Adaugo Nwachukwu (Iowa Wesleyan) dec. No. 12 Diana Dzasezeva (Waldorf), 7-0

No. 2 Gracie Figueroa (Menlo College) dec. No. 3 Randi Robison (Campbellsville), 2-1


143 pounds

No. 1 Emma Walker (Campbellsville) pin No. 5 Samantha Snow (Indiana Tech), 0:23

No. 2 Destiny Lyng (Oklahoma City University) pin Alexis Gomez (Grand View University), 4:21


155 pounds

No. 5 Kaylynn Albrecht (Baker) tech. fall Kendra Thompson (Campbellsville), 10-0 1:38

No. 2 Kenya Sloan (Campbellsville) pin Sadie Antoque (University of Providence), 5:42


170 pounds

No. 5 Dymond Guilford (University of the Cumberlands) tech. fall Bailey Dennis (Southern Oregon), 10-0 0:35

No. 6 Olivia Robinson (Eastern Oregon) dec. No. 7 Chamira Cooper (University of the Cumberlands), 6-4


191 pounds

No. 5 Gabrielle Hamilton (Life U (Georgia)) pin No. 1 Tavia Heildelberg-tilliston (Menlo College), 1:42

No. 2 Kelani Corbett (Lyon College) pin No. 3 Jesse Kirby (University of the Cumberlands), 5:38