Women wrestlers pin down victories

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After their first two matches, the Pacific Women’s Wrestling Team is already able to boast victories from multiple team members.

Over the weekend of Nov. 2, the team traveled to Burnaby, B.C. for the Simon Fraser University International tournament.

Two of the women, sophomore Bailey Martinez and freshman CarrieAnn Randolph, had notable performances.

Taking third place in her weight class was Martinez, while Randolph placed fifth.

Next on the schedule was the Mike Clock Open that happened in Forest Grove on Nov. 10.

One of the top performers of the day was junior Mabel Flores.

In her first year at Pacific, Flores started the season with a 3-2 record. Even more impressive was the fact that she did not allow a single point against her in the three victories.

Unfortunately, Flores’ season was cut short by an injury.

Last year’s finish was a hint that Flores was ready to succeed in the remainder of her collegiate career.

In the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships hoted by King College in Bristol, Tenn., Flores led the Pacific women’s team with her two wins.

The placement Flores had in the Mike Clock Open was a good hint that she is back for more.

Because of her first round pins in the two wins by fall and another win by decision, Flores took the title in her bracket.

Martinez and Randolph also stayed on the same beat, finishing second and fourth in their brackets, respectively.

Under the coaching duties of Head Coach Severin Walsh, the new and returning wrestlers have already shown potential for a promising season.

All of their efforts are leading up to a trip to this year’s WCWA National Tournament in St. Louis, Mo.

In the meantime, competition is limited. The team only has six scheduled meets in total.

Upcoming matches include Simon Fraser on Nov. 23 in the Stoller Center, then a trip to Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Ore. two weeks after.


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