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The current #1 ranked 106 lb high school girl in the country, and one of the best pound-for-pound, Mia Palumbo, has released the top four colleges on her school list.
In a battle of #1 ranked wrestlers, Palumbo, a two-time Fargo champion, is slated to take on Cadet World Teamer Sage Mortimer at 112 lbs.
Mia Palumbo School List (in alphabetical order)
The first three schools on Palumbo’s list are obvious powerhouse choices for a top recruit. However, William Penn University is interesting as the 2020-2021 season will be the first season of competition since WP announced the addition of the program in 2019.
William Penn head coach Tucker Black has already made one huge pick up since being hired in December of 2019 - assistant coach Rachel Watters. Watters, an Iowa native, was a four-time All-American for Oklahoma City University, winning a WCWA national title in 2020 at 155 pounds.
Winning the inaugural NAIA Women’s National Invitational Title in 2019 was Menlo College. The Oaks blew the competition out of the water, scoring 230.5 points while second place OCU scored 154.5. Menlo already has eight women on their roster at 109 and 116, including national champions Tiana Jackson at 116 lbs and Alleida Martinez at 109 lbs. Martinez won both NAIA and WCWAs in 2019.
Watch Mia Palumbo win a Fargo junior national title in 2018 below.
Winning the WCWAs this past season was Campbellsville. Another dominating performance, Campbellsville more than doubled second place Life’s point total. Palumbo could possibly fill the spot of senior national finalist Katlyn Pizzo for the 2021-2022 season.
And lastly, winning NCWWC this past season was McKendree. McKendree is always in play for the top women recruits. Palumbo and national finalist at 116 lbs Fellicity Taylor could be a great one-two punch for Bearcats if they can make it work.