Women’s Wrestling To Attend First Duals

CMU Sports Information

The Chadron State College women’s wrestling program undertakes another new “first” this weekend as it travels to Centerville, Iowa, for a quadrangular meet with three other women’s wrestling programs. The Eagles will dual for the first time against host Indian Hills Community College, Hastings College, and Iowa Western Community College.

Previously the team has only entered two open meets, so far this season.

The team will take all six of its members. They represent the 101, 143, 155, 170, and 191-pound weight classes. Two of them wrestle at 101.

So far, the most accomplished has been junior 170-pounder Kamila Montenegro. At a record of 9-2 on the season, Montenegro owns a third-place finish at the Colorado Mesa Open and a silver medal at the Lindenwood Open.

Freshman Madison Martinez, wrestling at 191, has also seen success, going 2-0 at Lindenwood to take the tourney title.

The competition should be stiff. Indian Hills, where CSC Head Women’s Wrestling Coach last mentored, is the defending JuCo national champion, after the inaugural championship was held in May at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

Three individual national champions came from the Warriors’ roster. They are Heaven-Leigh Jackson at 109 pounds, Chloe Clemons at 123, and Sofia Rubio at 191. All three stars were freshman and remain on the roster this season as sophomores.

In addition, the Warriors returned Jamesa Robinson at 116 and Alondra Rosado Martinez at 136, who were both runners-up at the national meet.

Hastings is also a competitive squad in the NAIA. In the latest NAIA rankings released last week, the Broncos received enough votes to appear one spot outside of the top 20 teams. They have ranked wrestlers at 130 pounds, 143, and 191.

Iowa Western, a first-year program like CSC, has nine listed on its roster. These will be the first dual meets for the Reivers as well.

No rankings have been issued yet for the junior college landscape. However, Montenegro was ranked No. 1 in her class in the last poll of 2020-21.

Indian Hills will provide a live stream of the duals at gohillstv.com. Action is slated to begin at 1 p.m. MT on Saturday.

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