McKendree Women at No.1

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(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Dec. 18) – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) NCAA Division II released the first edition of the 2019-20 women’s team and individual rankings earlier this week. The McKendree University women’s teams was ranked in the No. 1 in the dual meet and tournament rankings.

Last month, the Bearcats were ranked No.1 out of 10 teams in the NWCA Division III Dual Meet team rankings.

1. McKendree University
2. Simon Fraser University
3. King University
4. Emmanuel College
5. Colorado Mesa University

As of now, the NWCA NCAA Women Tournament Team Ranking has McKendree in the No. 1 seat out of 10 teams, with 116 points.

1. McKendree University – 116 pts.
2. King University – 97 pts.
3. Colorado Mesa University – 50 pts.
4. Emmanuel College – 49 pts.
5. Simon Fraser University – 48 pts.

The poll also ranked the wrestlers individually, and McKendree has 14 wrestlers in the 10 weight classes. USA Wrestling also released their women’s freestyle pre-seeds for this weekend’s tournament, where four Bearcats made the list.

Below are the individual rankings of the bearcats and pre-seeds for the tournament.

Pauline Granados (Rialto, CA/Wilmer Amino Carter High School) ranked No. 2

Jolie Lucas (North Pole, AK/Ben Eielson Jr./Sr. High School) ranked No. 6

Carly Valleroy (St. Louis, MO/Mehlville High School) ranked No. 2

Natalie Reyna (Hesperia, CA/Whittier High School) ranked No. 6

Felicity Taylor (Spillville, IA/South Winneshiek High School) ranked No.1

Theresa Rankin (Grass Lake, MI/Grass Lake High School) ranked No. 3

Alexia Ward (Portland, OR/Westview High School) ranked No. 2

Emma Bruntil () ranked No. 1; pre-seed No. 3 (62 kg)

Alara Boyd (Muncie, IN/Yorktown High School) ranked No. 2; pre-seed No. 4 (62 kg)

Alexandria Glaude (West Sacramento, CA/Christian Brothers High School) ranked No. 1; pre-seed No. 3 (68 kg)

Joye Levendusky (Avon, NY/Avon High School) ranked No. 2

Kori Bullock (Cahokia, IL/Cahokia High School) ranked No. 2; pre-seed No. 3 (76 kg)

Andrea Sennett (Wheeling, IL/Wheeling High Shcool) ranked No. 4

Sydnee Kimber (Sitka, AK/Mt Edgecombe High School) ranked No. 3

McKendree take the mat this weekend in Fort Worth, Tex., for the 2019 Senior Nationals and Trials Qualifier. USA Wrestling is hosting the event starting at 10:00 A.M. (ET), Dec. 20 – 22 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Here is a link for the full schedule.-McK-