MVC Women's Wrestling Led by Winchester at US Senior OpenPosted April 19, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (April 19, 2014)- Members of the Missouri Valley College women’s wrestling team competed at the US Senior Open in Las Vegas, Nev. The Vikings were led by Junior Jacarra Winchester (San Leandro, Calif.) taking third in her weight class.
Freshman Paulina Biega (Gizycko, Poland) competed in the 48kg weight class, losing her opening match to Amy Hou of Titan Mercury Wrestling Club in a 9-5 decision. Biega came back to win her first consolation match with a first period pin of Adreana Barrera of Army WCAP, but Biega was eliminated in her next consolation match after losing to Vanessa Smith of Wayland Baptist University in a first period pin.
Junior Jacarra Winchester (San Leandro, Calif.) competed in the 55kg weight class advanced out of the first round with a bye. She then won her quarterfinal match over Vanessa Gonzalez of PHOX RAW with a 10-0 technical fall. Winchester advanced to the semifinals which were broadcast on National television on University Sports Network. In the semifinals she lost to Sarah Hildebrandt of King College in a 6-4 decision. On Saturday Winchester opened action with a consolation semifinal win over Rachel Archer of OKCU Gator Women’s in a 10-0 technical fall. Winchester then won her third place match with a 6-0 decision victory over Hanna Grisewood of King College.
Senior Mayleen Soto (Azusa, Calif.) competed in the 58kg weight class and picked up a first round bye but lost to Michaela Hutchison of Titan Mercury Wrestling Club in a first period fall. Soto was eliminated one round later with a 10-0 technical fall defeat to Melissa Apodaca of the Marines.
Also competing in the tournament was former MVC women’s wrestler, and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, Clarissa Chun in the 48kg weight class advanced to the championship semifinals but lost the match to Victoria Anthony of Sunkist Kids Wrestling in a 6-3 decision. Chun eventually took third in her weight class with a victory over Erin Golston of NYAC by a 12-2 technical fall..
Members of the MVC women’s wrestling team will next compete Fila Junior Nationals in Lakeland, Fla., May 9.
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