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Missouri Valley takes Northwest Women s Wrestling Championships team crown

By Blake Timm | Feb. 17, 2003, 12 a.m. (ET)

FOREST GROVE - Thanks to pacing seven wrestlers in the top-three of their weight classes, Missouri Valley walked away with the women's team championship at the 2003 Northwest Wrestling Championships Saturday at the Pacific Athletic Center. The Vikings scored 57 points, 25 points better than second place Simon Fraser and 26 better than third place Pacific. The Vikings, who lost a dual to the host Boxers the night before, picked up individual championships from Marianne Vollmer at 114 pounds, Leigh James at 133/138 pounds and Kelly Branham at 145/154 pounds. DesireƩ Lockhart (So., Port Townsend, Wash.) picked up the Boxers' only individual championship at 121 pounds and was recognized as the meet's Most Outstanding Wrestler. Kristin Fujioka (So., Kaneohe, Hawaii) placed second at 107 pounds and Jennifer Miyahira (Fr., Honolulu, Hawaii) was second in the combined 133/138-pound class. Jill Remiticado (Sr., Aiea, Hawaii) placed third at 121. Simon Fraser, the top-ranked Canadian and North American team, received a championship from Kathleen Takeda at 107 pounds. First-year Pacific head coach Scott Miller was voted Co-Coach of the Year at the tournament, sharing honors with Simon Fraser's Mike Jones. Complete results can be viewed on the Pacific Athletics Web site,