FORT WAYNE, Ind.-- The Jimmie women's wrestling team finished seventh of 15 teams at the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals, which concluded Friday.
Jamestown and Life University battled to a 23-23 tie in the 7th place match, and in the tiebreaking criteria used to determine a winner, the Jimmies recorded two falls to Life's one and won the tiebreaker.
Caitlyn Kaz (SO/Jim Falls, WI) (130) and Cara Romeike (SO/South Jordan, UT) (143) recorded pinfalls for the Jimmies while Haley Hedgecock (JR/Janesville, WI) (109) and Trica Martin (SR/Traverse City, MI) (116) won by decision, 8-2 and 12-7 respectively. Amy Fearnside (SR/Morgan Hill, CA) earned the other UJ victory, a 16-6 technical fall.
After Romeike stuck Destiny Robinson-Crawl in 46 seconds, the Jimmies led the dual 22-10. A forfeit at 155 gave Life five more points, and the Running Eagles got three points from Maria Diaz's 10-1 decision over Myranda Velazquez (SO/Los Banos, CA) at 170, and five points to tie the dual after Nadine Fiege pinned Diana Lopez (FR/Houston, TX) at 191.
The Jimmies found their way into the 7th place match after dropping a 33-13 matchup to Wayland Baptist University of Texas. Hedgecock won by technical fall (12-1) over Evelynn Simmons in the 109 matchup, and Fearnside took a narrow 8-7 decision over Tarkyia Mensah at 123. Lopez won by forfeit at 191 to account for the other Jimmie points.
UJ opened the day with a 25-22 victory over Missouri Valley College. With the Jimmies leading 20-12, Myranda Velazquez secured UJ's win by pinning Yuneris Taveras in one minute, 55 seconds. Kim Cardenas (SR/Staten Island, NY) (101) and Romeike (143) earned forfeit victories. Hedgecock pinned Hilda Garcia in 52 seconds for Jamestown's other pinfall. Fearnside was also victorious, taking a 12-0 tech fall over LoriAnn Archuleta.
101: Kim Cardenas 3-2
109: Haley Hedgecock 5-0
116: Trica Martin 3-2
123: Amy Fearnside 5-0
130: Caitlyn Kaz 2-2, Josselyn Pacheco (SO/Panorama City, CA) 0-1
136: Caitlyn Kaz 0-1, Josselyn Pacheco 1-3
143: Cara Romeike 2-3
170: Myranda Velazquez 2-3
191: Diana Lopez 1-4