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It’s a Three-Peat Title for Lib­er­ty; Schrein­er Wins Women’s Division

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – Liberty tied its own NCWA record with five individual champions, and added three runners-up and a third-place finisher to tie another record with its third consecutive NCWA team championship. The Flames are one of only two teams – Grand Valley State did it from 2006-08 – to win three straight NCWA titles.

It was Liberty’s fourth team title in five seasons, and only Grand Valley State has won more (five).

The Women’s Coach of the Year went to RPI’s Brad Nelson. The men’s Coach of the Year went to Evan Hess of USC.

The Most Outstanding Wrestler in the women’s division went to Liberty’s Cendall Manley coming off her fourth consecutive NCWA title. The men’s division’s Most Oustanding Wrestler went to Ty’Rae Carter of Texas A&M, who repeats as MOW coming off his second consecutive national title at 149 lbs.

More coverage is forthcoming.

Complete results from the NCWA Championships can be found here at Here are the top teams from the final standings listed below:


Division I

1. Liberty - 228.0
2. Grays Harbor - 146.0
3. Springfield Tech - 137.0
4. Apprentice- 104.0
5. Central Florida - 92.5
6. Schreiner - 76.5
7. UNLV - 72.0
8. Mott CC (Mich.) - 69.5
t9. Big Bend CC (Wash.) - 68.5
t9. Grand Valley State - 68.5

Division II
1. East Carolina - 96.0
2. Penn State WC - 71.5
3. Ohio State WC - 71.0

125 lbs.- Cody Cabanban, Schreiner, def. Jovan Garcia, Big Bend CC, 15-10
133 lbs.- Rahsun Lawrence, East Carolina, def. David Ortiz, Springfield Technical CC, 4-3
141 lbs.- Marcos Mercado, Springfield Technical CC, def. Wesley Hollingsworth, East Carolina, 7-4
149 lbs.- Ty'rae Carter, Texas A&M, def. Zach Blevins, Toledo, (University of Toledo), inj. def. 3:00
157 lbs.- Chad Cantrell, Liberty, def. Calvin Kopstein, James Madison, 6-5
165 lbs.- Joe Scott, Liberty, def. David Cox, Liberty, 3-2
174 lbs.- Clay Perry, Central Florida, def. Cody Richmond, Liberty, by maj. dec., 14-3
184 lbs.- Sam Karel, Liberty, def. Jarrod Smiley, Central Florida, 6-4
197 lbs. - Austin Amos, Liberty, def. Eldar Muradov, Ohio State WC, 6-4 SV
235 lbs.- Jeffrey Allen, Liberty, def. Octavio Alejandre, Grays Harbor, 8-3
285 lbs.- Mervyn Penniston-John, Grays Harbor College, def. Frederick Weaver, Liberty, 9-4


Team Standings
1. Schreiner - 170.5
2. Umpqua CC (Wash.) - 119.5
3. Grays Harbor - 105.5
4. Liberty - 77.5
5. Big Bend CC (Wash.) - 50
6. Pacific Lutheran - 37.5
7. UCLA - 31
8. Texas A&M - 27.5
9t. RPI - 22
9t. Springfield Tech CC (Mass.) - 22

101 lbs.- Katlin Wells, Springfield Tech CC, def. Cecilia Saavedra, Grays Harbor, by fall 2:53
109 lbs.- Chelsea Wilson, RPI, def. Allicia Mahoe, Schreiner, 6-3
116 lbs.- Kamile Begeal, Schreiner, def. Jazelyn Ruelas, Schreiner, by fall 2:05
123 lbs.- Allie Mahoe, Schreiner, def. Mariah Annis, Umpqua CC, 9-2
130 lbs.- Serena Cervantes, Schreiner, def. Serenity Thomas, Toledo, by fall 4:05
136 lbs.- Aliyah Yates, Big Bend CC, def. Charisse Manley, Liberty, 4-2
143 lbs.- Grace Miller, Umpqua CC, def. Mackayla Rosales, Schreiner, by fall 2:09
155 lbs.- Cendall Manley, Liberty, def. Megan Thomas, Schreiner, 6-0
170 lbs.- Monica Piper, Umpqua CC, def. Lena Flanagan, Pacific Lutheran, by fall 0:43
191 lbs.- Kamila Montenegro, Grays Harbor, def. Kyndra Wooten, Liberty, by fall 3:21
235 lbs.- Lavenia Fotu, Grays Harbor, def. Quinn Lacy, Grays Harbor, by fall 2:16