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OCU holds third in WCWA rankings

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Cody Pfau earned the top spot in her weight class, while OCU landed at No. 3 in the Women’s College Wrestling Association preseason rankings.

Campbellsville (Ky.) and King (Tenn.) share the top position with 107 points, while OCU received 92 points.

The Stars placed six wrestlers in the top five of their respected weight classes. Pfau, the defending national champion, received the top spot at 109 for the second year in a row. The two-time all-American, a junior from Parachute, Colo., finished last season with a record of 34-1.

Returning all-Americans Shelby Morrison, a senior from Amarillo, Texas, and Carla Ponce, a junior from El Paso, Texas, are ranked second at 116 and 130, respectively. Last season, Morrison finished fourth at the WCWA championships, while Ponce placed seventh and compiled a 28-16 record. Also at 116 for OCU is fourth-ranked Marizza Birrueta, a freshman from Grandview, Wash.

Juniors Yvonne Galindo, of El Paso, Texas, and Heiley Garcia, of Carrollton, Texas, enter the season ranked fifth in their weight classes. Galindo finished eighth at 155 last season, while Garcia placed sixth place at 143.

Natalia Hinojo (130), Jackie Quinones (191) and Tatiana Vazquez (170) open the season ranked sixth in their weight classes.

Rachael Butler (143), Margaret Douma (143), Cassidy Jasperson (109), Becka Leathers (123), Monica Mason (191) and Rachel Young (136), all appeared in the rankings in their weight classes.

The Stars finished 2014-15 in third place in the WCWA national championships with two individual national champions and nine all-Americans. OCU has won WCWA titles in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 

Women’s College Wrestling Association

Team Rankings

1. Campbellsville (Ky.)

2. King (Tenn.)

3. Oklahoma City

4. Lindenwood (Mo.)

5. Simon Fraser (British Columbia)

6. McKendree (Ill.)

7. Cumberlands (Ky.)

8. Wayland Baptist (Texas)

9. Missouri Baptist

10. Life (Ga.)

11. Adrian (Mich.)

12. Menlo (Calif.)

13. Missouri Valley

14. Lyon (Ark.)

14. Pacific (Ore.)

14. Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

17. Southwest Oregon

18. Jamestown (N.D.)

19. Ottawa (Kan.)

20. Waldorf (Iowa)

21. Warner Pacific (Ore.)

22. Midland (Neb.)

23. Ferrum (Va.)

24. Emmanuel (Ga.)

 

101      

1. Marina Doi, King

2. Darby Huckle, Simon Fraser

3. Sara Allen, Cumberlands

4. Taylor Resuriz, McKendree

5. Arelys Viles, Cumberlands

6. Regina Doi, King

7. Maia Phanthadra, Cumberlands

8. Anissa Rodriquez, Missouri Baptist

9. Harmonie Roberts, Life

10. Kyla Aruda, Midland

                                               

109      

1. Cody Pfau, Oklahoma City

2. Abby Lloyd, Simon Fraser

3. Breonnah Neal, King

4. Kait Fitzpatrick, Campbellsville

5. Ashley llif, King

6. Christina Bautista, Missouri Valley

7. Jazmin Perez, Lyon

8. Cassidy Jasperson, Oklahoma City

9. Sierra Blasone, Missouri Valley

10. Arielle Hernandez, McKendree

                                               

116      

1. Diaysha Moore, Lindenwood

2. Shelby Morrison, Oklahoma City

3. Samantha Kingle, King

4. Marizza Birrueta, Oklahoma City

5. Lindsey Spjut, McKendree

6. Ricki Liang, King

7. Jennifer Juarez, Life

8. Kristin Navarrete, Wayland Baptist

9. Dajan Treder, Jamestown

10. Makayla Groth, Emmanuel

           

123      

1. Hanna Grieswood, King

2. Jennifer Anderson, Simon Fraser

3. Tarkyia Mensah, Wayland Baptist

4. Cady Chessin, Menlo

5. Montana Drum, Missouri Baptist

6. Hailey Lilly, McKendree

7. Shelby Hall, Campbellsville

8. Becka Leathers, Oklahoma City

9. Megan Black, McKendree

10. Ashley Osachuk, Simon Fraser

 

130      

1. Rosemary Flores, Campbellsville

2. Carla Ponce, Oklahoma City

3. Rachel McFarland, Adrian

4. Francesca Giogio, Simon Fraser

5. Maya Nelson, Cumberlands

6. Natalia Hinojo, Oklahoma City

7. Erica Mihalca, Missouri Baptist

8. Gabrielle Weyhrich, McKendree

9. Hanna Jewell, King

10. Alexia Ward, McKendree

 

136      

1. Kayla Miracle, Campbellsville

2. Monica Ramirez, Lindenwood

3. Jessi Kee, King

4. Kristin Yamasaki, Cumberlands

5. Jasmine Bailey, McKendree

6. Rizpah Umi, Wayland Baptist

7. Rachel Young, Oklahoma City

8. Mallory Vette, Simon Fraser

9. Olivia Seppinni, McKendree

10. Koral Sugiyama, Campbellsville

                       

143      

1. Forrest Molinari, King

2. Alexis Porter, McKendree

3. Hanna Gladden, Campbellsville

4. Cassy Herkelman, McKendree

5. Heiley Garcia, Oklahoma City

6. Angela Fabbri, Lindenwood

7. Bailey Martinez, Pacific

8. Margaret Douma, Oklahoma City

9. Rachel Butler, Oklahoma City

10. Tatum Sparks, Southwest Oregon

           

155

1. Hanna Hall, Campbellsville

2. Valerie Rosales, Wayland Baptist

3. Michelle Organ, Campbellsville

4. Liza Gonzalez, Lindenwood

5. Yvonne Galindo, Oklahoma City

6. Monika Podgoski, Simon Fraser

7. Niauni Hill, Lindenwood-Belleville

8. Jessica Rottier, Cumberlands

9. Janelle Fumatu, Southwest Oregon

10. Alexandria Glaude, McKendree

 

170      

1. Victoria Francis, Lindenwood

2. Ashley Miles, McKendree

3. Clarc Walker, Cumberlands

4. Gabriela Guzman, Lindenwood

5. Jesse Grubbs, Campbellsville

6. Tatiana Vazquez, Oklahoma City

7. Courteney Tompkins, Cumberlands

8. Katelyn Hill, Campbellsville

9. Kendal Reusing, Simon Fraser

10. Erin Scheidt, Midland

                                               

191

1. Tiara Scott, Campbellsville

2. Payten Smith, Simon Fraser

3. Jackie Williams, King

4. Kierra Boyce, Wayland Baptist

5. Rose Donaldson, Life

6. Jackie Quinones, Oklahoma City

7. Monica Mason, Oklahoma City

8. Juliana Triplet, Missouri Baptist

9. Alyssa La Francis, Cumberlands

10. Madeline Tyrone, Missouri Baptist

 

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