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.
|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|