SOCC Scores Back-to-Back NCWWA Titles

04/01/2013

ALLEN, Texas – Southwestern Oregon Community College wrestlers earned three national titles and had six other All-Americans to run away with the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Association championship. The Lakers won their second of back-to-back NCWWA titles with 100 points, almost double that of runner-up Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.).

Lee, Ramos Earn National Title As Boxers Finish 2nd At NCWA

03/12/2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Before competing in the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association national meet in late January, Pacific's women's wrestlers not competed, let lone practiced much, in folkstyle wrestling. In the end, the lack of practice did little to affect the Boxers as they came away as the national runner-up at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's Women's Nationals, held Thursday through Saturday at Ocean Arena. Jordyn Lee (Fr., Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Andrina Ramos (So., Kahuku, Hawaii) earned national championships in the competition's two lightweight classes to lead the Boxers, while Megan Chun (Fr., Aiea, Hawaii) and Rustee-Ann Johansen (Fr., Hilo, Hawaii) earned runner-up placements to earn All-America distinction. The four led Pacific to a second place team finish with 61.5 points. They trailed

Wildcats Sending 2 to Nationals

03/12/2012

Central Washington University will look to improve on their 8th place finish in the 2011 NCWWA National Championships. The Wildcats only participant in 2011 Cady Chambers, finished 2nd at 112 lbs and will look to finish out an already stellar collegiate career (2nd 2009 YVCC, 1st 2010 YVCC, 2nd 2011 CWU). Along with Chambers, Central Washington will bring Jamestown transfer and Freestyle All-American Christina Ordonez (159 lbs). "I think these girls

San Jose Wins 4th Women's Conference Title

02/27/2012

Junior Team Captain and Club Team President Sonia Beri won her third Conference title this weekend leading San Jose State to their 4th Women's Conference title in as many years. Beri is the only two time All-American for San Jose State since joining the NCWWA. Sonia and three other qualifying Spartans will travel to the NCWWA National Championships in Daytona Beach, FL. March 9th and 10th. The Women's competition will begin Friday morning at 10:00 in the Ocean Center Arena.

MTSU Wrestling officially announces Women’s team

12/28/2011

Middle Tennessee State Wrestling officially announced that it will field an NCWA Women’s Division team starting in January when Spring classes begin. MTSU becomes only the 32nd team to join the organization’s women’s division, and stands alongside Eastern Tennessee State University and Tennessee as the only collegiate women’s teams in the state. Despite the official word coming only earlier today, MTSU coach Bryan Knepper has had the wheels in motion since the summer, recruiting Jasmine Cothran (Antioch High School), a

YVCC women wrestlers earn third consecutive national championship

03/22/2011

MACON, Ga. — Yakima Valley’s women’s wrestling team made an emotional week a triumphant one as well Saturday, claiming their third straight National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling championship and dedicating it to the family of co-coach Tito Pimentel, whose father recently passed away. “The girls all gathered up and wrestled this tournament in honor of Coach Pimentel’s father,” co-coach Mike Schmitt said via telephone. “The funeral was today, and the girls dedicated this championship to coach Pimentel’s family.” Five of the nine YVCC wrestlers

Larger Pacific Women's Squad Ready To Compete

11/10/2010

FOREST GROVE--Head Coach Severin Walsh is ready to start the women’s wrestling season with his new squad. “We’ve doubled our numbers this year,” said Walsh. “We have a great freshman class coming in.” This season the women’s team is back to a full schedule of open meets and duals after having to compete in a limited schedule last season due to the small number of individuals on the team. The Boxer roster has grown from two members last season to six for the upcoming season, with four freshmen and two seniors. The seniors, Rebecca Hofmann (La Mirada, Calif.) and Summer Steenberg (Sequim, Wash.), will lead the Boxers with a wealth of experience. Hofmann was a National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Women’s Division national champion in

San Jose Women Open season at the Menlo Open

11/10/2010

San Jose State women tied for third place at the Menlo College Women's Open on Saturday. SJSU Jr. Sonia Beri finished 4th at 63kg and Fr. Jessica Sandoval finished 6th at 48kg Next up on the schedule for the Lady Spartans is the Northwest Inland Open in Spokane on November 20th

YVCC’s women’s wrestlers make history

06/11/2009

YAKIMA, Wash. — For Mike Schmitt, the idea was borne of desperation. For Rachel Segura, it represented something new. And for Bob Spain, it was a way to preserve something old and very dear to his heart, something he himself had started almost 20 years ago. One thing the Yakima Va....

Yakima Valley Women Earn National Wrestling Title

03/17/2009

HAMPTON, Va. — Yakima Valley’s first-year women’s wrestling team has won a national championship. The Yaks, competing in the women’s division of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championships that concluded Saturday at Hampton University. YVCC claimed top team honors with Simon Fraser University, Pacific University of Oregon, San Jose State and Mercer University of Georgia rounding out the top five

Hoffman Wins, Boxers Third At NCWA Nationals

03/17/2009

HAMPTON, Va. - Rebecca Hoffman (So., La Mirada, Calif.) earned her first national championship Saturday, winning the unlimited weight class and leading the Boxers to a third place finish at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Women's Championships at the Convocation Center Arena

2009 SWC Wrestler Spotlight Interview

02/10/2009

As the conference tournaments near, let's take a minute and get to know one of the female wrestlers of the Southwest Conference. Jennifer Williams is a 2008 graduate from Caprock High School and is currently attending West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas. Fareed Hawwa: How many years have you been wrestling? Jennifer Williams: I started wrestling in

Steenberg is Boxers' lone winner against Yakima Valley

01/23/2009

YAKIMA, Wash. - Summer Steenberg (So., Sequim, Wash.) was the only winner in a very small Pacific lineup as the Boxers fell 36-6 to Yakima Valley CC in women's wrestling action at Sherar Gym. Steenberg was a winner in her first folkstyle competition of the season, scoring a pin over Ashlee Phy in the

YVCC wrestling welcomes women to team

06/13/2008

YAKIMA -- Just a week ago, Yakima Valley Community College administrators expressed concerns about expanding the wrestling program to include women. Since then, those questions were apparently answered to their satisfaction as the school announced Tuesday that it will indeed allow women wrestlers to compete, and announced that Rene Mortensen will coach the team. "Any number of questions needed to be answered to our satisfaction before we could move forward," Tomas Ybarra, the school's vice president for instruction and student services, said at a news conference at Sherar Gym. "We now

Women win CIS Championship Clan women reclaim National title

04/05/2008

Calgary, AB - The Simon Fraser University Clan wrestling program reaffirmed its status as one of the elite programs in Canada at the 2008 CIS National Championships in Calgary. The women’s side took top honours, while the Clan’s Miranda Dick (Kamloops, B.C.) was named the Outstanding Female Wrestler of the Year. The men brought home a silver medal, narrowly falling to the Brock Badgers, while SFU’s Dustyn Fisher was named CIS Outstanding Male Wrestler of the Year. The women’s side scored 57 points in the tournament to knock off

Miller Retires As Men's & Women's Wrestling Coach

04/05/2008

FOREST GROVE - After six years leading the Pacific men's and women's wrestling programs, Head Coach Scott Miller has announced that he is retiring from coaching. Miller said that he plans to leave the mat after 17 years as a head coach at the Division I and Division III levels to enter

Boxers drop to Cumberlands, Menlo in final duals of season

02/17/2008

FOREST GROVE ­ Pacific dropped their final duals before the upcoming NCWA Nationals Saturday, falling to both Cumberlands (Ky.) and Menlo Saturday in women¹s wrestling action at the Pacific Athletic Center. Cumberlands won all but one of their matches by fall to take home a 34-3 victory over

Pacific Men’s and Women’s Teams Could Be Model For Future Wrestling Growth

01/22/2008

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Like most college freshman, Teresa Ayala had adjustments to make when she went away to school at Pacific University. “It was really strange,” Ayala said, “To wrestle only girls. I mean, the guys say things like, ‘I don’t want to wrestle a girl – I don’t know what it’s like.’ And the first time I had to wrestle a girl, I said the exact same thing. I’m like, ‘I don’t know what to do – it’s a girl!’ I felt the same way.” This story sponsored by: Adam The Wrestling Takedown Machine Online Store After wrestling against males during her high school career, Ayala would now be wrestling against females in college. You see, when it comes to wrestling at Pacific, there are Boxers for both genders.

Chairman to Kick-Start New Memberships

11/20/2007

The Chairman of the NCWA Women's Division, Tabitha Wilson, has announced a plan to Kick-start Membership in the New Division ( www.ncwwa.net ). The NCWA will

San Jose State wrestles first Official NCWA Women's match

11/05/2007

San Jose State Freshman Stevie Ratto from San Leandro high School wrestled in the first official NCWA collegiate style women's match, Thursday at Sacramento City College. Ratto a California High School State Champion and National placer went head to head at 148 pounds with Sophomore Amberl....

NCWA Women's Nationals Announced

10/26/2007

The NCWA Women's Wrestling National Championships will be held at Lakeland Center Arena in Lakeland Florida on March 13th, 14th and 15th. This Historic First Collegiate Style National Championship will be run alongside the NCWA Mens Division National Championships. The event will be "Open" to all member schools and athletes without qualification, but will require registration at least 2 week prior to the Championships.

NCWA To Create A Womens Collegiate Style Wrestling Division

10/23/2007

Dallas, Texas, July 20, 2007 -- The National Collegiate Wrestling Association has officially announced the addition of a Women’s Collegiate Division for the upcoming 2007-2008 season. This monumental addition will provide the only post high school collegiate style venue for women, thus catering to a deeply underserved wrestling population.