Women's Wrestling


King has one champion, three runners-up and five thirds at Adrian Open

King has one champion, three runners-up and five thirds at Adrian Open

ADRIAN, Mich. – The King University women's wrestling team was in action again on Saturday at the Adrian College Open. All 12 wrestlers placed with one champion and three runner-up finishes.


  • At 123 pounds, Cheyenne Sisenstein faced teammate Briana Kellin in the championship match, taking a 7-2 victory.
  • Sisenstein reached the final with a 10-0 technical fall over Emmanuel College's Alexandra Herle while Kellin pinned Lakeland University's Maddie Rucksashel in 3:23.
  • Alyssa Aceval finished runner-up at 136 pounds, winning her first three matches, two by pin and one by technical fall to reach the final.
  • However, she fell to Marizza Birrueta of Emmanuel 4-0 in the final.
  • The Tornado had five wrestlers finish third, started by Jaclyn McNichols at 101 pounds. She closed her day with a technical fall and followed that with a 2:06 pin of Ashley Duncan of MacMurray College in the third place bout.
  • At 109 pounds, Lesly Hernandez fought back after an opening loss to win four straight matches. She closed the run with a pin in 30 seconds over Kylie Titus of MacMurray to take third.
  • Makayla Welch also fought back after dropping her first bout, winning the last four matches. She topped Emmanuel's Alexis Encinas 9-8 in the third place match.
  • Hailey Cancelleri reached the semifinals before a setback dropped her to the consolation bracket. She finished with a pair of wins, capped by a pin of Mara Eason of Adrian in 45 seconds.
  • At 143 pounds, Ana Luciano won her final two matches to take third, pinning Mackenzie Matta of Adrian in 1:59.
  • Rachel Hale finished fifth, while Amy Gathings and Allison Petix both finished sixth on the day.


101 – Jaclyn McNichols 3-1, 3rd

109 – Lesly Hernandez 4-1, 3rd

116 – Makayla Welch 4-1, 3rd

123 – Cheyenne Sisenstein 2-0, 1st; Briana Kellin 1-1, 2nd

130 – Allison Petix 2-2, 6th

136 – Alyssa Aceval 3-1, 2nd; Amy Gathings 2-3, 5th

143 – Rachel Hale 3-2, 5th; Ana Luciano 3-1, 3rd

155 – Hailey Cancelleri 4-1, 3rd

170 – Nia Crosdale 1-2, 2nd


  • King travels to take on Life University on Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.
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