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NAIA Wrestling Invite wraps up Day No. 1 of competition

The fourth annual NAIA Women's Wrestling National Invitational kicked off on March 11 at Newman Arena in Jamestown.

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University of Jamestown's Allie Baudhuin, left, faces off with Jo-ellen Hutto of St. Andrews (N.C.) in a 130-pound match on Friday, March 11, 2022, during the Women's Wrestling National Invitational at Harold Newman Arena.
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The University of Jamestown welcomed more than 330 women wrestlers, to Harold Newman Arena looking for a chance to vie for a national title.

At the end of the day on Friday, 20 athletes remained in the hunt.

The University of Jamestown wound up 15th out of 35 competing teams after day No. 1 of the fourth-annual NAIA Women's Wrestling National Invitational.

Last year's team champions, Campbellsville University, is currently leading the way with 131.5 points while 2019 team champs, Menlo College, is sitting in third place with 103 points — three points behind Southern Oregon.

The invite is scheduled to conclude Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Full matches and results can be found online at Flo Sports.

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Jamestown had four Jimmie wrestlers advance to the second session of wrestling on Friday. Advancing to the quarterfinal rounds were Sierra Talmadge, Arianna Marrufo and Allie Baudhuin. Kelly LaCost wound up in the consolations.

Marrufo hung tough with second-seeded Salyna Shotwell of Life University, but she couldn't outlast Shotwell who wound up topping the Jimmie in a 2-0 decision.

Talmadge put forth a dominant performance in the round of 16, defeating William Penn's Maylee Edwards 11-0. The Bismarck native couldn't hold out against Chamira Cooper who topped the Jimmie senior 12-1.

Allie Baudhuin dropped to Andrea Schlabach in a 3-0 decision while LaCost put together a great effort in the first round of consolation, where she defeated Alyandina Makanalani Bushe 12-4.

Liliana Vergara defeated LaCost 3-0 in the No. 2 round of consolation matches,

NAIA Women's Wrestling Invite
Team results

1. Campbellsville 131.5; 2. Southern Oregon 106; 3. Menlo College 103; 4. Life U 98; 5. Grand View University 89.5; 6. Texas Wesleyan 85; 7. University of Providence 73.5; 8. Eastern Oregon 63; 9. Wayland Baptist 61; 10. Baker 56.5; 11. Indiana Tech 54.5; 12. Brewton-Parker 51.5; 13. University of the Cumberlands 50; 14. Missouri Baptist 48.5; 15. Iowa Wesleyan 44; 15. Jamestown 44; 17. Missouri Valley College 38.5; 18. Oklahoma City University 36; 19. Lyon College 35.5; 20. Midland 32.5; 21. Waldorf 32; 22. William Penn 21; 23. Hastings 20.5; 24. Central Methodist 20; 25. Corban 18.5; 26. Life Pacific 18; 27. York College 15; 28. Ottawa 13; 29. Avila 11.5; 30. University of Saint Mary 11; 31. St. Andrews 10; 32. Lincoln 5; 33. Simpson University 3.5; 34. Central Christian College of Kansas 0; 34. Friends U 0.

Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at kringer@jamestownsun.com or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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