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    Which Schools Have Signed the Most Fargo JR Women's Freestyle Champions?

    2x Junior Champion Sage Mortimer of King University (photo courtesy of John Sachs; Tech-Fall.com)

    Yesterday, we looked at the schools that had signed wrestlers who had won Junior National titles in Fargo in Men's Freestyle. Today, we're doing a similar exercise, but looking on the Junior Women's Freestyle side of things. The question remains the same? Which schools have signed the most Junior champions, since 2012?

    With the rapidly changing and growing landscape of women's collegiate wrestling, there are dozens of programs that exist today that were not available to young women in 2012, so this may not be a completely accurate representation of the current recruiting trends.

    Though they have yet to wrestle an official match and are not expected to do so full-time until 2023-24, Iowa already had three past champions signed. Expect that number to change by the end of next week and going forward.

    Perennial powers King, McKendree, Campbellsville, and Oklahoma City lead the way. Oklahoma City's titles have all come from over seven years ago, while King and McKendree have consistently been a force on the recruiting trail for most of the period observed.

    This will be a fun study to look at five years from now, to see if other powers emerge.

    Schools are listed alphabetically. The numbers in parentheses are the number of women they have signed during this period (2012-21) that have won Junior titles. Wrestlers that have won multiple titles were only counted once. Wrestlers are listed with the original school they signed with; transfers are not accounted for.


    Augsburg (3): Emily Shilson (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 - 97/100/106 lbs), Gabrielle Skidmore (2019 - 122 lbs), Vayle Rae Baker (2017, 2018 - 106/117 lbs)


    Aurora (1): Alexis Janiak (2021 - 127 lbs)


    Brewton-Parker (1): Abnelis Yambo (2018 - 132 lbs)


    Campbellsville (5): Alexandra Castillo (2017/2018 - 200 lbs), McKayla Campbell (2015 - 97 lbs), Steffanie Hampton (2013 - 117 lbs), Autumn Rux (2013 - 159 lbs), Kayla Miracle (2012 - 121 lbs)


    Colorado Mesa (1): Tristan Kelly (2018 - 164 lbs)


    Corban (1): Alexys Zepeda (2018 - 122 lbs)


    Eastern Oregon (1): Kaylee Moore (2019 - 132 lbs)


    Emmanuel (2): Kayla Marano (2016 - 148 lbs), Sara Kouba (2016 - 172 lbs)


    Grand View (1): Alexis Gomez (2017 - 152 lbs)


    Hartland (1): Eliana Bommarito (2021 - 225 lbs)


    Iowa (3): Brianna Gonzalez (2021 - 100 lbs), Kylie Welker (2021 - 164 lbs), Sam Calkins (2021 - 200 lbs)


    Iowa Wesleyan (1): Mia Palumbo (2018 - 106 lbs)


    Jamestown (1): Mary Westman (2012 - 159 lbs)


    King (12): Sage Mortimer (2019 and 2021 - 100/112 lbs), London Houston (2021 - 132 lbs), Montana Delawder (2019 - 112 lbs), Tiffani Baublitz (2019 - 152 lbs), Victoria Espinoza (2016 - 198 lbs), Marina Doi (2013, 2014 - 97 lbs), Regina Doi (2013, 2014 - 97 lbs), Gabby Garcia (2014 - 121 lbs), Rachel Hale (2013 - 121 lbs), Megan Black (2012 - 112 lbs), Evalyn Reyna (2012 - 125 lbs), Katie Germain (2012 - 130 lbs)


    Lakeland (1): Jayden Laurent (2017, 2018 - 144 lbs)


    Life (1): Gabrielle Hamilton (2019 - 200 lbs)


    Lyon (1): Kelani Corbett (2019 - 180 lbs)


    McKendree (8): Alara Boyd (2019 - 138 lbs), McKenzie Cook (2019 - 144 lbs), Felicity Taylor (2018 - 112 lbs), Emma Bruntil (2017, 2018 - 138 lbs), Sydnee Kimber (2017 - 164 lbs), Cameron Guerin (2016 - 112 lbs), Brenda Reyna (2016 - 117 lbs), Alexis Porter (2012, 2013, 2014 - 139/148 lbs)


    Menlo (2): Alleida Martinez (2016, 2017 - 105/117 lbs), Gracie Figueroa (2015, 2016, 2017 - 117/121/122 lbs)


    Oklahoma City (6): Rachel Watters (2015, 2016 - 159 lbs), Becka Leathers (2013, 2015 - 125/139 lbs), Monica Mason (2015 - 198 lbs), Marissa Birrueta (2014 - 112 lbs), Cody Pfau (2012, 2013 - 105 lbs), Natalia Hinojo (2012 - 148 lbs)


    Simon Fraser (1): Dominique Parrish (2014 - 117 lbs)


    Southern Oregon (1): Desiree Zavala (2014 - 139 lbs)


    Texas Wesleyan (1): Brittyn Corbishley (2021 - 180 lbs)


    The Cumberlands (1): Jesse Kirby (2018 - 180 lbs)


    Warner Pacific (1): Kiaya Van Scoyoc (2013, 2014 - 172/198 lbs)


    Wayland Baptist (2): Kierra Boyce (2012 - 198 lbs); Marissa Patterson (2017 - 180 lbs)

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