Busy recruiting year for U.S. women’s college wrestling programs

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Sept. 17, 2014, 5:40 p.m. (ET)
ASICS High School Girls Wrestler of the Year Kayla Miracle, shown winning a Junior World bronze medal, will compete for Campbellsville University. T.R. Foley photo

The women’s college wrestling season begins soon, and preparation has begun on campuses all over the nation for the upcoming WCWA season.

A total of 21 women’s college teams have reported the athletes who have signed with their programs for this year, with over 220 new women athletes coming into college wrestling this year.

This season, new programs in the WCWA will include Eastern Michigan, Life University (GA), Lyon University (AK), Ottawa University (KS) and Warner Pacific College (OR).

This year’s recruiting class includes a number of current or past Junior National champions including:
• Kayla Miracle of Kentucky (Campbellsville)
• Regina Doi of California (King)
• Marina Doi of California (King)
• Alexis Porter of New York (McKendree)
• Kiaya Van Scoyoc of Washington (Warner Pacific)
• Stephanie Hampton of Michigan (Campbellsville)
• Rachel Hale of Vermont (King)
• Autumn Rux of Michigan (Campbellsville)

This past summer, Kayla Miracle and Marina Doi won FILA Junior World bronze medals for the United States.

WCWA competition begins in early October, with the first of the women’s college events being the Warrior Duals and Tournament at Midland University on October 3-4.

The WCWA Women’s College Nationals will be a few weeks later this year, set for Missouri Baptist University on February 13. King University is the defending national champion team.

WCWA WOMEN’S COLLEGE SIGNEES

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY (KY)

1 Kayla Miracle Kentucky
2 Keely Holloway Virginia
3 Kait Fitzpatrick Pennsyvania
4 Makayla Bushman Indiana
5 Kaitlyn Hill Michagan
6 Shelby Hall Ohio
7 Abigail Sallee Kentucky
8 Jackeitha Baker North Carolina
9 Steffanie Hampton Michigan
10 Autumn Rux Michigan
11 Maggie Wilson Indiana
12 Hannah Gladden Alabama
13 Kara Cazeau New York

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
1 Hope Cordoviz California
2 Kaitlyn Collins-Theodore Michigan
3 Kassidy Block Wisconsin
4 DeAndre Benn Michigan

KING UNIVERSITY (TN)
1 Marina Doi California
2 Regina Doi California
3 Rachel Hale Vermont
4 Jessi Kee North Carolina
5 Forrest Molinari Transfer Missouri Baptist University
6 Marissa Vincent Tennesse
7 Sarena Olmos California
8 Alyssa Culpepper Texas
9 Breonnah Neal Transfer Campbellsville University
10 Brenda Perez California

LIFE UNIVERSITY (GA)
1 Destiny Robinson Georgia
2 Taylor Callahan Georgia
3 Tyesha Topps Georgia
4 Rosemarie Donaldson Florida
5 Maria Diaz Florida
6 Rachael Kreier Florida
7 Alanda Ngyuen Hawaii
8 Jordan Watson Florida
9 Nikki Weidman South Carolina
10 Evelyn Ramirez Georgia
11 Samantha Abrego Texas
12 Christina Schmidt Transfer Notre Dame College
13 Taylor Rose Ohio
14 Natalie Chapman Texas
15 Samera McTier Florida

LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY (MO)

1 Ashlin Witted Tennessee
2 Haidee Barroso Texas
3 Julie Lopez Texas
4 Julia Long Wyoming
5 Mara Rios Texas
6 Brenda Cardenas Texas
7 Jessica Rodriquez Texas

LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY BELLEVILLE (IL)
1 Niauni Hill California
2 Jennifer Jeffers California
3 Dakota Zimmerman Illinois
4 Shannon Pa'a'aina Hawaii
5 Rozlynn Vasaquez California

LYON UNIVERSITY (AK)
1 Damaris Sanchez Texas
2 Jasmine Sanchez Texas
3 Odalis Rice Texas
4 Bobbi Navarette Texas
5 Frankie Liang California
6 Moreno Coreno Texas
7 Stephanie Hill California
8 Hannah Del Angel Texas
9 America Gomez Texas
10 Kate Rowan Texas
11 Taylor Alva Texas
12 Jesse Grubbs Texas
13 Cheyenne Duran Texas
14 Shannen Ballard California
15 Jazmin Perez California
16 Jesse Flynn California
17 Shea Smith Texas
17 Melanie Magne Texas
18 Alyssa Batiste Texas

MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY (IL)
1 Jasmine Bailey Iowa
2 Alexis Porter New York
3 Stepanie Pantoja Florida
4 Alyssa Gonzales California
5 Annelis Tapia Illinois
6 Cassandra Herkelman Iowa
7 Isabella Fuentes Illinois
8 Coellet Rangal California

MENLO COLLEGE (CA)
1 Melanie Cordero California
2 Lahi Kanakanui Hawaii
3 Dionnica Toilliver California
4 Salena Delacruz California
5 Marcela Cordova California
6 Autum Pacheco California
7 Uyen Tran California
8 Isabel Cervantes California
9 Cheynell Kawaihae Hawaii
10 Jenisse Persaud California
11 Brazel Marquez Transfer King

MIDLAND UNIVERSITY (NE)
1 Xandria Ford Hawaii
2 Delaney Dawson Nebraska
3 Breanne Takaesu Hawaii
4 Karissa Avallone Transfer Missouri Baptist University
5 Nathalie Alvarez New York
6 Shaude'Dre Franklin Texas
7 Dejah Jimenez New York
8 Angela Robinson Transfer-Virginia College
9 Jasmine Calhoun Transfer Auburn University

MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
1 Courteney Capunky Illinois
2 Marylou Martinez Washington
3 Kenady Beaudion California
4 Erica Mihalca California
5 Joanna Navarro California
6 Maria Ahumada California
7 Briana Davey Texas
8 Maddie Tyrone California

MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE
1 Gabrielle Grimes Missouri
2 Jerica Palmer Missouri
3 Jaelynn Castillo Florida
4 Alecia Reyes Missouri
5 Jocelyn Tabion Hawaii
6 Anna Poyner Iowa
7 Nayza Martinez California
8 Destine Rendon Texas
9 Alyssa Cantu California
10 Loriann Archuleta New Mexico
11 Candice Segi Hawaii
12 Dakota Coffey Texas
13 Kathleen Sugden Wisconsin
14 Aideli Martinez Texas
15 Mayra Becerra Texas
16 Danae Sanchez Texas
17 Kristal Trevino Texas
18 Ricarda Morales Washington
19 Ricarda Garcia Washington
20 Yuneris Travers New York

OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY
1 Maggie Douma California
2 Harley Ibarra Texas
3 Enya Hernandez Texas
4 Cara Romeike Texas
5 Cassidy Jasperson Texas

OTTAWA UNIVERSITY (KS)
1 Sarah Rocker Texas
2 Addie Lanning Kansas
3 Brandy Lowe Kansas
4 Darla Allen Texas
5 Grace Chambers Kansas
6 Nicola Newton Texas
7 Jocelyne Ayala Texas
8 Meranda Homan Michigan
9 Denise Martinez Texas
10 Amber Tahir Texas
11 Mariso Arrendondo California
12 Desiree Linton Texas

SIMON FRASER (Canada)
1 Payten Smith British Columbia
2 Marlena Woldring British Columbia
3 Anna Benevoli British Columbia
4 Abby Lloyd British Columbia
5 Francesca Giorgio Pennsyvania

SOUTHWEST OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1 Aysha Schwinden Washington
2 Kylie Atterbury Oregon
3 Janelle Fuamatu Hawaii
4 Franny Ybarra Oregon
5 Brandi Elizalde California
6 Amber Quintana California
7 Brandi Janzter Oregon
8 Milagros Garcia California
9 Mikayla Pica Hawaii
10 Precious Jaramillo Hawaii

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS (KY)
1 Alyssa Greenleaf Virginia
2 Sidney Salinas Ohio
3 Courteney Tompkins California
4 Makayla Bourbon California
5 Shilo Kolbeck California
6 Cathleen Auxier California
7 Shana Dilliner Hawaii
8 Arelys Valles Transfer Missouri Baptist University
9 Angela Enos Hawaii
10 Leslie Hernandez Georgia
11 Sierra Rodriquez California
12 Esmeralda Garcia California
13 Maia Panthadara Hawaii
14 Jaci Spells California
15 Irma Garcia-Culajay California
16 Jacqueline Trujillo California
17 Jasmine Mendez California
18 Lenee Figliola Virginia
19 Raven Thomas Arizona
20 Rebecka Winton Texas
21 Jessica Villegas California
22 Mary Jane Padilla California
23 Anna Hoelzel Texas
24 Clark Walker Texas
25 Alexis Atkinson California
26 Crystal DeLucio California
27 Mackenzie Mireski California
28 Jamie King Colorado

UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN (ND)
1 Carissa Chavez California
2 Chelsea Dionisio California
3 Isabella Fernandez California
4 Marlie Gillis Michagan
5 Kelsey Gray New York
6 Rebekah Johnson Hawaii
7 Madison Mach Illinios
8 Anna Naylor California
9 Josselyn Pacheco California

WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (TX)
1 Rachael Bates Texas
2 Jordan Smith Texas
3 De'anna Prince Texas
4 Nakeala Jackson Texas
5 Cheyenne Rigtmire Texas
6 Daysha Woods Texas
7 Rhina Lopez California
8 Rizpah Umi Hawaii
9 Nahiela Magee California
10 Rhonda Johnson Texas

WARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE (OR)
1 Kaitlyn Eddy Transfer Southwest Oregon CC
2 Kristina Diaz California
3 Lynn Siltala Oregon
4 Samantha Schoene Washington
5 Mackenzie Schwendeman Washington
6 Deirdre Creed Alaska
7 Flor Foley Washington
8 Kiaya Van Scoyoc Washington
9 Aarica Barcina Hawaii
10 Mirando Borrego Washington
11 Jessica Lee Washingont

WALDORF COLLEGE (IA)
1 Jamie Keller Washington
2 Bailey McLaughlin Colorado
3 Sara Sanchez Washington
4 Celeste Hernandez Texas
5 Maciel Ramirez Florida
6 Marsia Hopwood Texas