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Women’s Wrestling Finishes 11th at NAIA National Championship

Courtesy of BPC

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Brewton-Parker women’s wrestling competed in the NAIA Women’s Wrestling National Championship in Jamestown, North Dakota, over the weekend.

The Lady Barons earned 11th in the 34-team field, producing a total of 51.5 team points with two student-athletes earning podium finishes, followed by one earning a placement.

India Page, Leidaly Rivera, and Jamesa Robinson highlighted the weekend by earning All-American status. Both Page and Rivera produced third-place podium finishes in their respective weight classes, while Robinson earned an eighth-place finish in her division.

Brewton-Parker boasted six national qualifiers for the National Championship. Both Alesandra Burgos and Robinson competed in the 116lb division. For Burgos, the three-time national qualifier fell to Juliana Diaz (Missouri Baptist) in a 10-0 tech fall and Paige Chafin (Eastern Oregon) in an 8-4 decision.

As for Robinson, she opened with an 11-0 tech fall loss to Ashley Gooman (Providence) before bouncing back with a 10-9 decision over Brittany Cotter (William Penn) to advance. She then went on a tear taking down Catherin Steinkamp (Will Penn) with a pin and followed up with a 6-0 decision over Glory Konecny (Southern Oregon).

Robinson then fell in back-to-back bouts to falls by Avery Ashley (Oklahoma City) and Hannah Hall (Central Methodist) to finish in eighth at 116 and earning All-American status.

In the 136-lb division, Rivera produced a 4-1 record for the championship to earn herself a third-place finish and All-American honors. She opened with a 10-0 tech fall over Abbie Jones (Baker) and followed up with an 8-4 decision over Aliyah Yates (Cumberlands) before slipping by a pin to Adaugo Nwachukwu (Iowa Wesleyan).

Rivera closed out the tournament with a 10-0 tech fall over Erin Redford (Eastern Oregon) and a pin over Bella Amaro (Southern Oregon).

At 143, Migdalys Ramos dropped a pair of matches but highlighted her trip with an 8-0 decision over Abigail Sebesta (Ottawa).

Page earned third place and All-American honors at the 155 division, recording a 4-1 record for the weekend. She opened with a pin over Randie Scoon (Ottawa) before taking a 10-8 decision over Madison Diaz (Grand View).

Latifah Mcbryde (Life) downed Page with a pin, but Page responded with a pin and a tech fall over Shannon Workinger (Menlo) and Caitlyn Davis (Central Methodist), respectively.

Katelyn Lewis wrapped things up in the 170-lb class, earning a 3-2 record for the weekend. She notched pins over Lamia Benn (Doane), Kacey Lee Pua (Midland), and Daniell Saldivar (Missouri Valley) while falling to Bo Geibe (Siena Heights) and America Lopez (Iowa Wesleyan).

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