Simon Fraser women's team wins WCWA title

Bristol, TN -- The top-ranked Simon Fraser University Clan women's wrestling team won the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association Championship on Saturday thanks to six Championship performances by Clan wrestlers.

Simon Fraser captured the WCWA title
The title was clinched in the final match when Jenna McLatchy (Chilliwack, BC) defeated Heather O'Connor of Oklahoma City.

It was McLatchy's first WCWA title.

Three Clan wrestlers earned their third WCWA National Championship as Victoria Anthony (Huntington Beach, CA) won at 109 pounts, Helen Maroulis (Rockville, MD) won at 130 and Danielle Lappage (Olds, AB) won at 160.

Maroulis, a 2012 world silver medalist for the United States, was named Outstanding Wrestler after defeating 2012 WCWA National Champion Shauna Isbell of Lindenwood in the finals, 1-0, 2-0.

Repeating as WCWA National Champion at 170 pounds was the Clan's Justina DiStasio (Port Moody, BC).

Winning her first title at 143 pounds for Simon Fraser was Sidney Morrison (Ucluelet, BC), who beat number two ranked Stephaine Geltmacher of Oklahoma City.

Clan head coach Mike Jones received Coach of the Year honours.

"We have been chasing these guys a long time, so it is extremely exciting," Jones told "In fact, I am probably as emotional about it as any of our championships along the way. The kids did a great job wrestling. We had to win every match in the finals to win it and we ended up doing that. It came down to the heavyweights, which is not what we really wanted to see, but it was exciting and we came out on top this time."

Darby Huckle (Sarnia, ON) and Nikki Brar (Abbotsford, BC) also won bronze for SFU at 103-pounds and 116-pounds respectively.

At Bristol, Tenn., January 26

101 pounds
1st: Emily Webster (Oklahoma City) pin over Caitlyn Chase (Missouri Baptist) , 2:00
3rd: Darby Huckle (Simon Fraser) dec. Shannon Constantine (King College), 1-0, 2-0
5th: Brianna Rahall (Oklahoma City) forfeit over Ashley Iliff (King College)
7th: Opelia Felipe (Univ. of Cumberlands) dec. Tamika Jones (Waldorf College), 0-3, 1-0, 6-0

109 pounds
1st: Victoria Anthony (Simon Fraser) dec. Emily Martin (King College), 1-0, 1-0
3rd: Kristi Garr (Oklahoma City) dec. Amy Fearnside (Jamestown College), 5-0, 2-4, 4-1
5th: Jessica Fresh (Waldorf College) dec. Taylor Zboray (Midland), 2-1, 2-0
7th: Quinn Nagatani (Midland) dec. Savanna Nobile (Lindenwood), 2-1, 1-1

116 pounds
1st: Joey Miller (Oklahoma City) dec. Jacarra Winchester (Missouri Valley College), 0-1, 3-1, 3-1
3rd: Nikkie Brar (Simon Fraser) dec. Kayla Brendlinger (King College), 1-0, 1-0
5th: Samantha Klingel (King College) dec. Victoria Nguyen (King College), 1-2, 2-0, 6-0
7th: Logan Rich (Oklahoma City) dec. Sherri Berube (Univ. of Cumberlands), 7-0, 8-4

123 pounds
1st: Kat Perez (King College) dec. Sarah Hildebrandt (King College), 1-0, 1-0
3rd: Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City) dec. Tiffany Sluik (Jamestown College),3-2, 4-1
5th: Diaysha Moore (Lindenwood) forfeit Brittney Faust (Missouri Valley College)
7th: Aleah LaFrancis (Missouri Baptist) forfeit Kaitlyn Eddy (Oklahoma City)

130 pounds
1st: Helen Maroulis (Simon Fraser) dec. Shauna Isbell (Lindenwood), 1-0, 2-0
3rd: Randi Beltz (Missouri Valley College) dec. Audrey Morehouse (Oklahoma City), 2-0, 1-0
5th: Cianah Hee (Univ. of Cumberlands) pin Tianna Camous (Lindenwood) (1-0, 0:49
7th: Cheyenne Youngblood (Missouri Baptist) dec. Lindsay Villarmia (Missouri Baptist), 1-0,4-0

136 pounds
1st: Alli Ragan (King College) dec. Monica Ramirez (Lindenwood), 3-0, 6-0
3rd: Kayla Aggio (Oklahoma City) dec. Beatrize Martinez (Oklahoma City), 6-2, 2-0
5th: Kerstin Harmon (Univ. of Cumberlands) pin Shai Mason (Jamestown College), 3-2, 0-1, 1:09
7th: Laura Gordon (Simon Fraser) dec. Sarah Bolinger (Missouri Baptist), 0-2, 3-2, 4-0

143 pounds
1st: Sidney Morrison (Simon Fraser) dec. Stephaine Geltmacher (Oklahoma City), 0-1, 3-1, 6-0
3rd: Tamyra Mensah (Wayland Baptist) dec. Amanda Hendey (King College), 1-1, 0-3, 3-1
5th: Bailley Halvorson (Simon Fraser) dec. Racheal Shannon (Lindenwood) , 2-0, 2-1
7th: Crystal Borrow (Lindenwood) dec. Lauren Louive (Univ. of Cumberlands), 1-0, 3-4, 3-0

155 pounds
1st: Danielle Lappage (Simon Fraser) dec. Julia Salata (King College), 6-0, 2-0
3rd: Christina Zamora (Jamestown College) dec. Demi Strub (Oklahoma City), 4-4, 2-1
5th: Sydney Nelson (Univ. of Cumberlands) dec. Mary Westman (Jamestown College), 1-0,1-0
7th: Amy Spafford (Lindenwood) pin Valerie Rosales (Wayland Baptist) , 0-1, 0:33

170 pounds
1st: Justina DiStasio (Simon Fraser) dec. Brittney Roberts (Oklahoma City), 1-0, 1-0
3rd: Brittany David (Lindenwood) pin Lorrie Ramos (King College), 1:50
5th: Victoria Francis (Lindenwood) pin Lilia Gudzyuk (Jamestown College), 0:37
7th: Brittany Jones (Missouri Valley College) dec. Kerri Bumpers (King College), 1-0, 1-0

191 pounds
1st: Jenna McLatchy (Simon Fraser) dec. Heather O`Connor (Oklahoma City), 1-4, 4-0, 4-1
3rd: Angela Vyborny (Wayland Baptist ) dec. Malexis McAdoo (King College), 4-0, 3-1
5th: Alana Jimenez (Lindenwood- Belliville) dec. Juliana Triplett (Missouri Baptist), 1-1, 0-2, 1-0
7th: Chelsie Fleming (Jamestown College) pin Sherese Thomas (Oklahoma City), 1:46

2013 WCWA Nationals Team Standings
1. Simon Fraser University 116
2. Oklahoma City University 109
3. King College 87
4. Lindenwood University 44
5. Jamestown College 31
6. Missouri Valley College 26
7. Missouri Baptist University 20
8. University of Cumberlands 19
9. Wayland Baptist University 19
10. Waldorf College 6
11. Lindenwood University: Belliville 5
12. Midland University 3
13. Menlo College 0
13. Northwest Kansas Technical CC 0
13. Pacific University Pac 0
13. Southwest Oregon Community College 0
13. Springfield Technical Community College 0


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