2023 National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championship

North Central Has 10-point Lead After Day 1 Of Women's College Nationals

North Central Has 10-point Lead After Day 1 Of Women's College Nationals

North Central has 15 All-Americans and sent 10 to the semifinals for a 10-point lead following Day 1 of women's college nationals.

Mar 4, 2023 by Kyle Klingman
North Central Has 10-point Lead After Day 1 Of Women's College Nationals

North Central coach Joe Norton was feeling pretty good following the first day of the 2023 National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships. His team sent 10 to the semifinals with all 15 wrestlers earning All-American honors for placing in the top eight. 

Still, his team is only 10 points over King in the team race.

The Tornado also sent 10 to the semifinals but only placed 14 and will not score points at 191 pounds when Nia Crosdale was knocked out of the tournament during the final bout of the day. 

"We needed that match," King coach Jason Moorman said. "We needed those All-American points for the team score. I didn't feel like we had a really good first round. Half wrestled well and half were flat. We have 10 in the semis and we have some big matchups against North Central."

Moorman wasn't kidding, either. King and North Central face off in four semifinal matches and the Tornado is favored in three. That could ultimately decide the team title if it comes down to the wire during tomorrow's final.

"Our team did very well," North Central coach Joe Norton said. "I wish we could have put one or both in the semis at 155 and we were close. They punched their All-American ticket on the backside but it's all about winning those semifinal matches."

McKendree is in third after winning the first three National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships (2020-22). The Bearcats are 30.5 points behind North Central but still have a realistic shot at winning five individual titles after sending five to the semifinals. 

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Top 10 Team Scores

1    North Central (IL) - 113.5

2    King University - 103.5

3    McKendree University - 83.0

4    Colorado Mesa University - 65.5

5    Augsburg University - 63.0

6    Simon Fraser University - 58.0

7    Sacred Heart - 42.5

8    Adrian College - 31.5

9    East Stroudsburg University - 31.0

10    Gannon University - 30.5

Semifinal Matches

101 Pounds
Jessica Corredor (King University) vs Madison Avila (North Central (IL)) 

Jenavi Alejandro (Tiffin University) vs Lizette Rodriguez (McKendree University )

109 Pounds
Emily Shilson (McKendree University) vs Dianna Holmes (King University) 

Sydney Petzinger (North Central (IL)) vs Sage Mortimer (King University)

116 Pounds
Victoria Seal (Simon Fraser University) vs Samara Chavez (King University) 

Jaslynn Gallegos (North Central (IL)) vs Payton Stroud (McKendree University)

123 Pounds
Marissa Gallegos (Colorado Mesa University) vs Sofia Macaluso (East Stroudsburg University) 

Vayle-rae Baker (King University) vs Amani Jones (North Central (IL))

130 Pounds
Alexis Janiak (Aurora ) vs Sara Sterner (North Central (IL))

Montana Delawder (King University) vs Cameron Guerin (McKendree University)

136 Pounds
Ana Luciano (King University) vs Paige Wehrmeister (Presbyterian)

Yele Aycock (North Central (IL)) vs Nina Makem (Augsburg University)

143 Pounds
Ashlynn Ortega (King University) vs London Houston (North Central (IL)) 

Katie Lange (Augsburg University) vs Grace Stem (Lock Haven University) 

155 Pounds
Marlynne Deede (Augsburg University) vs Tiffani Baublitz (King University) 

Dalia Garibay (Colorado Mesa University) vs Nyla Burgess (Adrian College)

170 Pounds
Yelena Makoyed (North Central (IL)) vs Brooklyn Hays (Augsburg University)

Emily Cue (Simon Fraser University) vs Cheyenne Bowman (King University) 

191 Pounds
Sydnee Kimber (McKendree University) vs Katja Osteen (Simon Fraser University)

Brittyn Corbishley (North Central (IL)) vs Traeh Haynes (North Central (IL))