2021 NAIA Women's Wrestling National Invitational Recap

2021 NAIA Women's Wrestling National Invitational Recap

Jamestown, N.D. – [Brackets Team Scores] Boosted by ten top-four finishes, Campbellsville (Ky.) captured its first NAIA Women’s Wrestling Invitational title Saturday night at Harold Newman Arena, finishing with 185 points.

Life (Ga.) had two individual champions and ten top-eight placers to finish second with 134.5 points. Wayland Baptist (Texas) was third with 100 points, Oklahoma City was fourth with 96.5 points, and Southern Oregon was fifth with 94.5 points.

Day 2 Highlights

  • 101 pounds--top seed Nina Pham of Wayland Baptist pinned third seed Ivy Navarro of University of Providence (Mont.) in 2:19.
  • 109 pounds—top seed McKayla Campbell of Campbellsville (Ky.) won a 16-14 decision over third seed Asia Ray of Wayland Baptist. Campbell was trailing 14-12 but scored a four-point takedown with two seconds left for the come-from-behind win.
  • 116 pounds—top seed Peyton Prussin of Life defeated seventh seed Charlotte Fowler of Campbellsville by 10-0 tech fall.
  • 123 pounds—second seed Jasmine Hernandez of Lyon (Ga.) pinned top seed Julia Vidallon of Life in 4:35.
  • 130 pounds—top seed Bridgette Duty of University of the Cumberlands (Tenn.) defeated third seed Angela Vitiritti of Campbellsville by 12-2 tech fall.
  • 136 pounds—top seed Desiree Zavala of Wayland Baptist defeated second seed Randi Robison of Campbellsville by 10-0 tech fall.
  • 143 pounds—top seed Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp of Midland (Neb.) won a 4-3 decision over fifth seed Erin Redford of Eastern Oregon.
  • 155 pounds—eighth seed Sienna Ramirez of Southern Oregon won by 10-0 tech fall over Morgan Mayginnes of Baker (Kan.) Ramirez defeated the top seed and the fifth seed in advancing to the finals.
  • 170 pounds—second seed Jordan Nelson of Life defeated top seed Alexandra Castillo of Campbellsville by 5-1 decision.
  • 191 pounds—top seed Nkechinyere Nwankwo of Oklahoma City pinned second seed Elisa Robinson of Baker in 1:48.
  • The top eight finishers in each weight class earned All-American status.
  • Campbellsville and Life both had 10 All-Americans, followed by Jamestown (N.D.) with seven, and Wayland Baptist and Oklahoma City with six each.

Invitational Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

March 11-12, 2022
Jamestown, N.D.