Ramos, Lee Win Women's Wrestling Titles, Boxers Finish 2nd At Nationals
Andrina Ramos and Jordyn Lee both win national championships as they lead the Pacific women's wrestling team to a second place finish at the NCWA Women's National Championships
Complete Results (PDF)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Before competing in the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association national meet in late January, Pacific's women's wrestlers had not competed, let lone practiced much, in folkstyle wrestling.
In the end, the lack of practice did little to affect the Boxers as they came away as the national runner-up at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's Women's Nationals, held Thursday through Saturday at Ocean Arena.
Jordyn Lee (Fr., Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Andrina Ramos (So., Kahuku, Hawaii) earned national championships in the competition's two lightweight classes to lead the Boxers, while Megan Chun (Fr., Aiea, Hawaii) and Rustee-Ann Johansen (Fr., Hilo, Hawaii) earned runner-up placements to earn All-America distinction. Jodi Ozaki (So., Waikoloa, Hawaii) finished fourth in the 121-pound weight class.
The four led Pacific to a second place team finish with 61.5 points. They trailed a familiar foe, Southwestern Oregon CC, who had three national championships and ran away with the team title with a total of 83.5 points.
Ramos won two of three matches by pin en route to the national title at 112 pounds. She dispatched Southwestern Oregon's Claudia Prerz-Narvaez in 1 minute, 27 seconds before scoring an 8-2 decision over Central Washington's Cady Chambers in the semifinals. In the championship, Ramos needed just one round to secure the win with a 2 minute, 51 second pin of North Florida's Ashley Rodriguez.
As luck would have it, Lee would need to wrestle only one match to earn the championship at 105 pounds, knocking off her teammate Chun with a 1 minute, 42 second pin. Chun won her preliminary round match with a second round pin over New Hampshire's Nicole Clark.
Johansen role in her first two matches in the 130-pound bracket, scoring a pair of first round pins over Samantha Decker of Bowling Green State and Sonia Beri of San Jose State to reach the final. There she fell to a familiar opponent in Southwestern Oregon's Bridiana Mendoza, who collected a 15-3 major decision.
Ozaki advanced to the semifinals of the 121-pound bracker before falling to Winona State's Kelli Rasmussen in a first round fall. She beat Southwestern Oregon's Katy Dawson in a third round pin to advance to the consolation final, where she lost to Southwestern Oregon's Shay Workman by a 8-2 decision.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE WRESTLING ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Ocean Arena, Daytona Beach, Fla.
TEAM SCORES: Southwestern Oregon CC 83.5, Pacific 61.5, Lindenwood-Belleville 42.5, Central Washington 28.5, Middle Tennessee State 23, San Jose State 20.5, East Tennessee State 20, South Florida 16.5, Winona State 15, North Florida 14, Mercer 10, MIT 9, Carroll 7, New Hampshire 7, Kansas State 6.5, Massachusetts-Amherst 6, Bowling Green State 2, Colorado 0.
RESULTS OF PACIFIC WRESTLERS
JORDYN LEE (105, 1-0, 1st Place)
Championship: win by fall over Megan Chun (Pacific), 1:42
MEGAN CHUN (105, 1-1, 2nd Place)
Semifinals: win by fall over Nicole Clark (New Hampshire), 4:37
Championship: lost by fall to Jordyn Lee (Pacific), 1:42
ANDRINA RAMOS (112, 3-0, 1st Place)
First Round: won by fall over Claudia Perez-Narvaez (Southwestern Oregon CC), 1:27
Semifinals: win by dec. over Cady Chambers (Central Washington), 8-2
Championship: win by fall over Ashley Rodriguez (North Florida), 2:51
JODI OZAKI (121, 2-2, 4th Place)
Quarterfinals: win by fall over Danielle Karnis (South Florida), 1:02
Semifinals: lost by fall to Kelli Rasmussen (Washington State), 2:10
Consolation Semifinals: win by fall over Katy Dawson (Southwestern Oregon CC), 6:40
Consolation Final: lost by dec. to Shay Workman (Southwestern Oregon CC), 8-2
RUSTEE-ANN JOHANSEN (130, 2-1, 2nd Place)
First Round: win by fall over Samantha Decker (Bowling Green St.), 1:17
Quarterfinals: win by fall over Sonia Beri (San Jose State), 2:53
Championship: lost by maj. dec. to Biridiana Mendoza (Southwestern Oregon CC), 15-3
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