Good Luck to All California Grapplers Competing at WCWA Nationals This Week

Dominique Parrish (Photo Simon Fraiser University)

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Oklahoma City University will host this year’s Women’s College Wrestling Association National tournament on February 9th and 10th, 2018 starting 10 a.m. Friday at Abe Lemons Arena. On Friday, sessions begin 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m., with all-Americans determined during the 4 p.m. session. Saturday, all-American placing matches will take place 10 a.m. with the championship finals happening 5 p.m.

Fans can watch the tournament or follow the competition live via Flo Wrestling. Tickets cost $20 per day or $35 for all-session passes for adults, while children can get day tickets for $10 or all-session admission for $15. The tournament field is expected to number 329 individuals from 30 schools. Individual champions qualify for the Senior Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge Tournament on May 18-20 in Rochester, Minn.

Marina Doi (King University) will be attempting to become a three-time WCWA champion this weekend, as she is a two-time national champion and has advanced to the finals the last three seasons at 101-pounds. Her sister (Regina) will also be shooting for her four WCWA All-American honors after having placed 8th, 5th, and 2nd at 101-pounds. Junior, Hiba Salem (Menlo College) has gathered All-American status the past two seasons and will hunt her third this weekend in hopes of becoming a rare four-time All-American in 2019.

Aleeah Gould (King University) will enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed at 109-pounds and will attempt to garner All-American status after having placed seventh in 2019; she is only a sophomore. Two-time All-American Dominique Parrish (Simon Frasier) will enter the event as the No. 1 seed at 123 and the vast favorite to acquire a national championship after having place 2nd and 3rd the last two years. Parrish is 15-3 on the season and has accumulated an overall career record of 53-7.

Another Grappler from California going for a third WCWA championship is Mallory Velte (Simon Frasier) at 143. The last two national tournaments, she has outscored the competition 98-0 at 143. Solin Piearcy (Menlo College) and Marina Briceno (Wayland Baptist University) will be in the hunt for their second consecutive All-American status. Pieracy was fifth last season at 136, while Briceno was eighth at 143 in 2016.

Niauni Hill (Lindenwood Belleville) will be our third California wrestler to be shooting for her fourth All-American status this week. She will enter the event as the top seed at 155; she has finished at the national tournament 7th, 3rd, and 2nd.

Rank Weight  Name Team Year High School
1 101 Marina Doi King University Sr Kingsburg
2 101 Regina Doi King University Sr Kingsburg
5 101 Nina Pham Grays Harbor College Fr San Jose
7 101 Iesha Washington Emmanuel College So Rancho Buena Vista
8 101 Hiba Salem Menlo College Jr South San Francisco
4 109 Aleeah Gould King University So Canyon
6 109 Alexa Christoforatos Menlo College Fr Palo Alto
12 109 Kayla Walker Missouri Baptist University So Leigh
4 116 Tiana Jackson Menlo College Fr Central Catholic
7 116 Laura Mason Simon Frasier Fr Woodcreek
8 116 Victoria Gutierrez Emmanuel College So San Dimas
1 123 Dominique Parrish Simon Frasier Sr Scotts Valley
5 123 Dionnica Tolliver Menlo College Sr James Logan
8 123 Kellyann Jimenez University of The Cumberlands So John. A. Rowland
9 130 Shelly Avelino Menlo College Fr Benicia
11 130 Ismilena Valles University of The Cumberlands Sr Northview
4 136 Solin Piearcy Menlo College So Cuppertino
5 136 Nicole Joseph King University So Camarillo
12 136 Crystal Zamarippa Missouri Baptist University Sr Loara
1 143 Mallory Velte Simon Frasier Sr Christian Brothers
5 143 Marina Briceno Wayland Baptist University Jr Royal
10 143 Marilyn Garcia Menlo College So Birmingham Charter
1 155 Niauni Hill Lindenwood University-Belleville Sr Hayward
8 155 Evonne Evien Menlo College So Freemont
9 155 Anna Naylor University of The Cumberlands Jr Lynbrook
5 170 Precious Bell Menlo College So Lancaster
6 170 Dymond Guilford Missouri Baptist University Fr Eastside
7 191 Courteney Tompkins University of The Cumberlands Sr Pioneer Valley
8 191 Victoria Espinoza King University So Rancho Cotate
12 191 Alyssa Cantu Missouri Valley College Sr Stockton