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CU's Miracle & Rivera win national wrestling titles

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Kayla Miracle wins third-straight, while freshman Andribeth Rivera wins her first at WCWA National Championship.
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By Maggie Calvert, CU sports information

OKLAHOMA CITY - For the third straight year, Lady Tiger wrestling is bringing home two national champions from the WCWA National Championship. Kayla Miracle and Andribeth Rivera earned first-place finishes in the 123-pound and 136-pound weight class, respectively.

Miracle reigns as three-time national champion in the 136-pound class after fending off Menlo College's Solin Pearcy in the semifinal and Simon Fraser University's Nicole Depa in the final match, both by 10-0 tech falls.

Rivera defeated Hanna Grisewood of King University by decision (5-4) in the semifinal, then won a thrilling final (10-0) over Dominique Parrish of Simon Fraser to claim the championship.

In the 2015 and 2016 WCWA National Championship, Miracle and Tiaira Scott represented Campbellsville as champions.

Receiving All-American honors for Campbellsville were Charlotte Fowler (109) in fifth place; Shelby Hall (130) in fourth place; Koral Sugiyama (136) in third place; Mariah Harris (155) in seventh place; Hanna Hall (170) in sixth place; and Jesse Grubbs (191) in eighth place.

Campbellsville finished the national competition in third place with a total team score of 153. King University won the event with a total of 187.5 points followed by Simon Fraser in second place with 170.5 points. Trailing Campbellsville were Wayland Baptist University with 142.5 points and Menlo College in fifth with 124.5 points.

This story was posted on 2017-02-12 07:07:02
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CU's Miracle and Rivera win national wrestling titles

2017-02-12 - Oklahoma City, OK - Photo by Maggie Calvert, Campbellsville University.
National Champions - Kayla Miracle wins third-straight, while freshman Andribeth Rivera wins her first at WCWA National Championship. - Maggie Calvert

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