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Fearnside finishes second at nationals

Amy Fearnside came up short of a national championship on Saturday. The University of Jamestown senior wrestler fell 4-1 to Breonnah Neal of King University (Tenn.) in the 109-pound title tilt at the WCWA Women's Nationals in Oklahoma City. Despi...

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Amy Fearnside

Amy Fearnside came up short of a national championship on Saturday.

The University of Jamestown senior wrestler fell 4-1 to Breonnah Neal of King University (Tenn.) in the 109-pound title tilt at the WCWA Women's Nationals in Oklahoma City.

Despite the narrow loss, the Morgan Hill, Calif., native finished as the Jimmies' first four-time All-American, doing so at two different weight classes-109 and 116.

Fearnside, who won all four of her matches on Friday by technical fall, led Neal 1-0 after the first period before the King wrestler rallied.

It was the second runner-up performance for Fearnside, who also accomplished the feat in 2014.

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The second-place finish automatically qualified Fearnside for the World Team Trials in Las Vegas on April 27-29.

As a team, the Jimmies finished 16th out of 32 teams with 44 points.

King claimed its fourth straight national title with 187.5 points. Simon Fraser (British Columbia) was second with 170.5 and Campbellsville (Ky.) University third with 150.

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