OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.-- Competing in the championship match for the second time in her career, Amy Fearnside (SR/Morgan Hill, CA) was determined to finish her collegiate career with a national title.
In a highly contested match in the finals of the 109 pound bracket at the WCWA Nationals, Fearnside lost a tough 4-1 decision to Breonnah Neal of King University.
Neal had a similar path in reaching the final to that of Fearnside, winning all four of her previous matches by tech fall (10-0, 12-1, 10-0, and 12-1), conceding only two points to her opponents.
Fearnside led 1-0 after the first period, but Neal rallied for four points in the second to seal the win.
With her second place finish, Fearnside becomes the first four-time All-American in Jimmie women's wrestling history. She is also the first Jimmie to earn All-American honors in two different weight classes. Fearnside was 4th at 109 in 2013, 2nd at 116 in 2014, and 3rd at 116 in 2015.
By virtue of her second-place finish, Fearnside qualifies for the World Team Trials in Las Vegas April 27-29.
As a team, the Jimmies finished 16th of 32 teams with 44 points. King University won its fourth straight team title with 187.5 points. Simon Fraser University was second with 170.5 points, and Campbellsville University third with 153 points.