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Tornado Women's Wrestling 2019-20 Season Preview

The King University women's wrestling team has been successful under 11th-year head coach Jason Moorman. The Tornado finished fifth at the WCWA national championships and runner-up in the NWCA Duals a season ago as they are eager to improve those finishes in 2019-20.

2018-2019 Season Highlights

  • Finished 5th at the WCWA National Championships
  • 8 WCWA All-America honorees
  • Finished 2nd at the NWCA National Duals
  • Allison Petix was awarded 2019 Scholar Athlete
  • 2019 Team Scholastic Award

Top Returners

Aleeah Gould

4-11 | 109 LBS | Sr. | Riverside, Calif.

  • 2-time WCWA All-American
  • Went 5-2 at the WCWA National Championships with three wins over ranked opponents.
  • 2017-18 overall record of 24-7 with 12 pins and five technical falls
  • Career record of 43-14 with 19 pins and six technical falls

Allison Petix

5-5 | 130 LBS | So. | Las Vegas, Nev.

  • 2-time WCWA All-American
  • Finished fifth at the WCWA National Championships with a record of 5-2
  • 2018-2019 overall record of 8-7
  • Career record of 31-11 with seven pins and 15 technical falls

Nia Crosdale

5-7 | 170 LBS | So. | Bronx, N.Y.

  • WCWA All-American
  • Finished eighth at the WCWA National Championships
  • 2018-2019 overall record of 18-10
  • Nine pins and one technical fall
  • Won one tournament, finished runner-up ones and third twice

Ana Luciano

5-2 | 143 LBS | So. | Kissimmee, Fla.

  • WCWA All-American at 143 pounds
  • Finished sixth at the WCWA National Championships
  • Helped King to a runner-up finish at the NWCA National Dual Championships, going 2-1
  • Two tournament runner-up finishes and two thirds
  • Overall record of 25-9 with five pins and 13 technical falls

Cheyenne Sisenstein

5-3 | 123 LBS | So. | Johnson City, N.Y.

  • WCWA All-American at 123 pounds
  • Finished seventh at the WCWA National Championships, going 4-2 at the event on a broken ankle
  • Helped King finish runner-up at the NWCA National Dual Championships, going 3-0
  • King University Female Freshman of the Year
  • Overall record of 27-5 with seven pins and 12 technical falls

Jaclyn McNichols

5-2 | 101 LBS | So. | Fort Worth, Texas

  • WCWA All-American at 101 pounds
  • Finished eighth at the WCWA National Championships with a record of 3-3
  • Overall record of 23-14 with four pins and eight technical falls

Alyssa Aceval

5-3 | 130 LBS | r-Fr. | San Jacinto, Calif.

  • WCWA All-American at 130 pounds
  • Finished seventh at the WCWA National Championships
  • 2018-19 record of 24-10 with nine pins and six technical falls

Hailey Cancelleri

5-2 | 155 LBS | So. | Staten Island, N.Y.

  • 2018-2019 overall record of 15-9
  • Three pins and five technical falls

Makayla Welch

5-2 | 116 LBS | So. | Mora, Minn.

  • 2018-2019 overall record of 18-7
  • Eight pins and eight technical falls
  • Two tournament runner-up finishes and one third
  • Helped King finish runner-up at the NWCA National Dual Championships

New Faces

Arham Alronmeim, Phoenix Dubose, Danielle Garcia
Jordyn Godin, Ashly Gomez, Tavi Heidelberg

Head Coach

Jason Moorman

Moorman has been selected WCWA Coach of the Year three times, leading King to four WCWA national titles and four NWCA National Duals titles. He enters his 11th season leading the Tornado, and his tenure the Tornado have had 100 WCWA All-America selections, including 20 individual national champions.

2019-20 Schedule Highlights

Season/Home Opener | October 26; King Duals; Bristol, Tenn..

NWCA National Duals | January 10-11; Louisville, Ky.

Women's National Collegiate Championships | March 6-7; Adrian, Mich.

U.S. Olympic Trials | Apr. 4-5; State College, Pa.