The University of Iowa Women’s Wrestling team made a bold statement in their first tournament of the season at the Missouri Valley Open in Marshall, Missouri.  Iowa sent seven wrestlers to the tournament and walked away with five champs and two runner-ups. Only head to head matchups of teammates kept Iowa from having more champs.

In battles of teammates, at 101 Sterling Dias won by a 3-1 decision over Emile Gonzalez. At 109 Nyla Valencia won by a 6-5 decision over Brianna Gonzalez. Felicity Taylor (116), Nanea Estrella (136), and Ressie Larramendy (143) also won titles for the  Hawks.

The stats showed domination by the Lady Hawks. Our five champs were a combined 36-0 and outscored their opponents 284-24.

The Iowa Women’s wrestling team will officially begin competition next season for the 2023-’24 season. Our wrestlers can compete as unattached in tournaments this year. I am hoping to see all of our wrestlers compete in person at the Soldier Salute on December 29-30 in Coralville, Iowa.

It is impossible not to be excited about what we have to follow with the Iowa Women’s wrestling program.

I will keep you posted on this blog with all of the upcoming competition and results for our new program.

 

Emilie Gonzalez (101)

Champ. Round 1 – Emilie Gonzalez (Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Emilie Gonzalez (Unattached) won by decision over Erin Hikiji (University of Providence) (Dec 6-4)

Champ. Round 3 – Emilie Gonzalez (Unattached) won by tech fall over Hannah Michael (Grand View) (TF 10-0)

Quarterfinal – Emilie Gonzalez (Unattached) won by tech fall over Alaina Sunlin (Iowa Wesleyan) (TF 12-2)

Semifinal – Emilie Gonzalez (Unattached) won by tech fall over Alyssa Quezaire (Missouri Baptist University) (TF 10-0)

1st Place Match – Sterling Dias (Unattached) won by decision over Emilie Gonzalez (Unattached) (Dec 3-1)

 

Sterling Dias (101)

Champ. Round 1 – Sterling Dias (Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Sterling Dias (Unattached) won by tech fall over Jennesis Martinez (Colorado Mesa University ) (TF 11-0)

Champ. Round 3 – Sterling Dias (Unattached) won by tech fall over Sage Beltran (Missouri Valley College) (TF 10-0)

Quarterfinal – Sterling Dias (Unattached) won by tech fall over Emma Cochran (Grand View) (TF 10-0)

Semifinal – Sterling Dias (Unattached) won by tech fall over Ira Navarro (University of Providence) (TF 10-0)

1st Place Match – Sterling Dias (Unattached) won by decision over Emilie Gonzalez (Unattached) (Dec 3-1)

 

Nyla Valencia (109)

Champ. Round 1 – Nyla Valecia (Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Nyla Valecia (Unattached) won by tech fall over Laura Lincoln (Missouri Valley College) (TF 10-0)

Champ. Round 3 – Nyla Valecia (Unattached) won by tech fall over Korigan Wilkey (Indiana Tech) (TF 10-0)

Quarterfinal – Nyla Valecia (Unattached) won by tech fall over Pauline Granados (McKendree University) (TF 10-0)

Semifinal – Nyla Valecia (Unattached) won by decision over Mia Palumbo (Iowa Wesleyan) (Dec 6-2)

1st Place Match – Nyla Valecia (Unattached) won by decision over Brianna Gonzalez (Unattached) (Dec 6-5)

 

Brianna Gonzalez (109)

Champ. Round 1 – Brianna Gonzalez (Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Brianna Gonzalez (Unattached) won by tech fall over Kali Christy (University of Saint Mary) (TF 10-0)

Champ. Round 3 – Brianna Gonzalez (Unattached) won by tech fall over Jenavi Alejandro (Tiffin University) (TF 12-2)

Quarterfinal – Brianna Gonzalez (Unattached) won by decision over Natalie Reyna-Rodriguez (Southern Oregon University) (Dec 8-4)

Semifinal – Brianna Gonzalez (Unattached) won by tech fall over Emma Baertlein (Unattached) (TF 10-0)

1st Place Match – Nyla Valecia (Unattached) won by decision over Brianna Gonzalez (Unattached) (Dec 6-5)

 

Felicity Taylor (116)

Champ. Round 1 – Felicity Taylor (Unattached) won by tech fall over Shea Reisel (Campbellsville University) (TF 11-0)

Champ. Round 2 – Felicity Taylor (Unattached) won by fall over Chloe Krebsbach (Grand View) (Fall 1:44)

Champ. Round 3 – Felicity Taylor (Unattached) won by tech fall over Elvie Villa (McKendree University) (TF 14-0)

Quarterfinal – Felicity Taylor (Unattached) won by decision over Hannah Hall (Central Methodist University) (Dec 6-3)

Semifinal – Felicity Taylor (Unattached) won by tech fall over Juliana Diaz (Missouri Baptist University) (TF 10-0)

1st Place Match – Felicity Taylor (Unattached) won by fall over Ashley Gooman (University of Providence) (Fall 2:26)

 

Nanea Estrella (136)

Champ. Round 1 – Nanea Estrella (Unattached) won by tech fall over Oliva Flores (Friends University) (TF 12-0)

Champ. Round 2 – Nanea Estrella (Unattached) won by tech fall over Jolynn Harris (McKendree University) (TF 12-0)

Champ. Round 3 – Nanea Estrella (Unattached) won by tech fall over Kira Phillipa (Texas Woman`s University) (TF 12-0)

Quarterfinal – Nanea Estrella (Unattached) won by tech fall over Aliyah Yates (University of the Cumberlands) (TF 10-0)

Semifinal – Nanea Estrella (Unattached) won by tech fall over Claire DiCugno (Unattached) (TF 10-0)

1st Place Match – Nanea Estrella (Unattached) won by decision over Blanche `Nina` Kemu Makem (Augsburg University) (Dec 3-3)

 

Reese Larramendy (143)

Champ. Round 1 – Reese Larramendy (Unattached) won by tech fall over Ashlee Palimo`o (Midland University) (TF 11-0)

Champ. Round 2 – Reese Larramendy (Unattached) won by tech fall over Sidney Ramos (Tiffin University) (TF 10-0)

Champ. Round 3 – Reese Larramendy (Unattached) won by tech fall over Madison Diaz (Grand View) (TF 10-0)

Quarterfinal – Reese Larramendy (Unattached) won by decision over Katie Lange (Augsburg University) (Dec 5-4)

Semifinal – Reese Larramendy (Unattached) won by decision over Mea Mohler (Texas Wesleyan) (Dec 12-4)

1st Place Match – Reese Larramendy (Unattached) won by tech fall over Alexis Gomez (Grand View) (TF 15-5)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!