King finishes 5th with 8 All-Americans at the WCWA National Championships

King finishes 5th with 8 All-Americans at the WCWA National Championships

ATLANTA, Ga. – The King University women's wrestling team finished fifth at the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships. The Tornado had eight All-Americans, led by a runner-up finish from Nicole Joseph.

KING RESULTS: 5th of 36
LOCATION: Atlanta, Ga.


  • Joseph started her day with a 5-2 victory over McKendree University's Alexis Porter to reach the final at 136 pounds.
  • However, Joseph fell to Solin Piearcy of Menlo College in the final, giving her a runner-up finish.
  • Cheyenne Sisenstein won all three of her matches of the day at 123 pounds, capping the run with a 7-6 win over Sierra Brown Ton of Colorado Mesa University in the seventh place bout.
  • At 130 pounds, Allison Petix and Alyssa Aceval both earned All-America honors, finishing fifth and seventh respectively.
  • Following a setback, Petix topped Cara Romeike of the University of Jamestown 7-0 in the fifth place match.
  • Aceval bounced back from a defeat to Petix to top Wayland Baptist University's Amanda Alvarado 9-2 in the seventh place bout.
  • At 143 pounds, Ashlynn Ortega and Ana Luciano each earned All-America honors, finishing third and sixth respectively.
  • Luciano reached the semifinals on Friday, but dropped all three of her matches on Saturday to take sixth.
  • Ortega won all three of her matches on Saturday, culminating in a 7-2 victory over Margaret Douma of Oklahoma City in the third place match.
  • Freshmen Jaclyn McNichols and Nia Crosdale finished eighth at 101 pounds and 170 pounds respectively. Each earning All-America honors for the first time.


101 – Jaclyn McNichols 3-3, 8th

109 – Lesly Hernandez 0-2

116 – Makayla Welch 3-2

123 – Cheyenne Sisenstein 4-2, 7th; Briana Kellin 1-2

130 – Allison Petix 5-2, 5th; Alyssa Aceval 5-2, 7th

136 – Nicole Joseph 4-1, 2nd; Amy Gathings 1-2

143 – Ashlynn Ortega 6-1, 3rd; Ana Luciano 3-3, 6th

155 – Hailey Cancelleri 3-2

170 – Nia Crosdale 3-3, 8th

191 – Denise Perez 1-2


  • The Tornado also earned the WCWA Team Scholastic Award for the eighth straight year.
  • Petix was named a WCWA academic All-American as well.