OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.-- Being an All-American is nothing new for Amy Fearnside (SR/Morgan Hill, CA). WCWA National Champion, however, would be.
The three-time WCWA All-American won all four of her matches by technical fall Friday, conceding just two points along the way. She will meet Breonnah Neal of King University in the finals of the 109-pound bracket and will attempt to become just the second national champion in Jimmie women's wrestling history. Tani Ader in 2009 became the first Jamestown wrestler to win a national title.
As a team, the Jimmies are in 13th place, and any other points they receive will be based on Fearnside's finish Saturday. All of the other Jamestown competitors were eliminated on day one.
Myranda Velazquez (SO/Los Banos, CA) won her opening bout at 170 pounds by pinfall, but was pinned in her second match and landed in the consolation bracket. She won a 9-4 decision and recorded another pinfall before losing by tech fall and ending her nationals run with a record of 3-2.
The championship matches are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Saturday.
WCWA Nationals--Jamestown results
101--Kim Cardenas (JR/Staten Island, NY): won by fall over Alyssa Martinez (Life University) (4:28); lost to Sarah Allen (The University of the Cumberlands) by tech fall 11-0; lost to Juliana Olivo (Lindenwood Belleville) (Fall 0:21).
109--Haley Hedgecock (JR/Janesville, WI): lost to Mayra Ramirez (Wayland Baptist University) by tech fall 10-0; won by fall over Samantha Diaz (Missouri Baptist University) (1:57); lost to Cynthia Ramirez (Grays Harbor College) by fall (3:50).
109--Elisabeth Galvez (SO/Toppenish, WA): won by fall over Precious Mason (Bacone College) (1:35); lost by fall to Andrey Diaz (Lindenwood University) (0:47); lost to Evelynn Simmons (Wayland Baptist University) by tech fall 10-0.
109--Amy Fearnside: won by tech fall 12-1 over Kara Payton (Life University); won by tech fall 10-0 over Autumn Pacheco (Menlo College); won by tech fall 10-0 over Jessica Dehart (Eastern Oregon); won by tech fall 12-1 over Maria Vidales (Emmanuel College).
116--Trica Martin (SR/Traverse City, MI): lost to Haley Augello (King University) by tech fall 10-0; won by tech fall 13-2 over Dominique Jeanson (Southern Oregon University); lost by decision 8-2 to Viannei Perez (Eastern Oregon).
130--Josselyn Pacheco (SO/Panorama City, CA): won by tech fall 12-1 over Cynthia Aldama (Ferum College); lost by fall to Megan Black (McKendree University) (1:01); lost by tech fall 10-0 to Deandra Benn (Adrian College).
143--Jessalyn Spooner (FR/Regina, SK): lost by fall to Jasmine Ivey (Southern Oregon University) (1:45); lost by fall to Sophia Carson (Campbellsville University) (1:15).
143--Pamela Fehr (SO/Wimbledon, ND): lost by fall to Desiree Zavala (Southern Oregon University) (1:24); lost by fall to Carly Jaramillo (Southwestern Oregon Community College) (2:22).
170--Mayra Escalante (FR/Houston, TX): won by decision 4-1 over Bree Tate-Johnson (Southwestern Oregon Community College); lost by fall to Janelle Fuamatu (McKendree University) (1:49); lost by tech fall 10-0 to Jessie Flynn (Lyon University).
170--Myranda Velazquez: won by fall over Kayla Wade (Emmanuel College) (2:13); lost by fall to Jessika Rottier (The University of the Cumberlands) (0:53); won by decision 9-4 over Leya Deickman (Ferum College); won by fall over Jessica Rodriguez (Lindenwood University) (1:38); lost by tech fall 10-0 to Brandy Lowe (McKendree University).
191--Diana Lopez (FR/Houston, TX): lost by fall to Payten Smith (Simon Fraser University) (1:21); won by tech fall 13-1 over Tristyn Boyden (Southern Oregon University); lost by fall to Ashley Henderson (Ottawa University) (5:47).