Mossinghoff Qualifies For Nationals; Blue Jays Finish 9th Overall At NCWWC Regional

Picture by Tyler Oberlag
Picture by Tyler Oberlag

Naperville, IL 2/19/2023- The Westminster College women's wrestling team traveled to Naperville, Illinois to compete in the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Regional Qualifier for a chance to move on to Nationals on March 3rd.  Freshman grappler Kaitlyn Mossinghoff (St. Charles, MO / Francis Howell) will be moving on to the National Tournament after finishing in fourth place in the 155-pound weight class. The Blue Jays had a good showing overall with senior Taylor Reed (Columbia, Mo. / Battle) finishing in seventh place in the 123-pound weight class and freshman Natalie Stewart (West Plains, MO / West Plains) would finish in eighth place. Westminster would finish ninth overall as a team.


NCWWC Region IV 123 Pounds

Reed placed 7th and has scored 7.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jennifer Soto (McKendree University) won by fall over Reed (Fall 0:39)

Cons. Round 1 - Reed received a bye

Cons. Round 2 - Reed won by decision over Trinity Pendergrass (Quincy) (Dec 3-1)

Cons. Round 3 - Sandie Pfeil (Augustana (IL)) won by decision over Reed  (Dec 7-7)

7th Place Match - Reed won by fall over German Kari (Simpson) (Fall 0:49)


NCWWC Region IV 136 Pounds

Stewart placed 8th and has scored 3.5 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Stewart received a bye

Quarterfinal - Nina Makem (Augsburg University) won by tech fall over Stewart (TF 10-0)

 Cons. Round 2 - Stewart won by decision over Tatyana Turner (William Jewell College) (Dec 6-4)

Cons. Round 3 - Athena Willden (William Jewell College) won by fall over Stewart  (Fall 2:26)

7th Place Match - Kya Rybachek (Augsburg University) won by fall over Stewart (Fall 4:09)


NCWWC Region IV 143 Pounds

Champ. Round 1 - Lila Eckert (Sikeston, MO / Sikeston) received a bye

Quarterfinal - Alana Duggan (Lindenwood University) won by fall over Eckert (Fall 1:21)

Cons. Round 2 - Rhian Kempf (William Jewell College) won by fall over Eckert (Fall 2:40)


NCWWC Region IV 155 Pounds

Mossinnghoff placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Mossinnghoff received a bye 

 Quarterfinal - Marlynne Deede (Augsburg University) won by tech fall over Mossinnghoff (TF 10-0)

Cons. Round 2 - Mossinnghoff received a bye 

Cons. Round 3 - Mossinnghoff won by injury default over Julianna Moreno (Lindenwood University) (Inj. 0:00)

Cons. Semi - Kaitlyn Mossinnghoff won by tech fall over Jazmine Garcia (Quincy) (TF 10-0)

3rd Place Match - Malea Palahniuk (North Central (IL)) won by fall over Mossinnghoff (Fall 0:52)


NCWWC Region IV True 4th 155 Pounds

Mossinnghoff won the match and scored 4.0 team points.

1st Place Match - Mossinnghoff won by fall over Kahlea Jolly (Augsburg University) (Fall 3:49)