Auggie women open season at UW-Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The Augsburg University women’s wrestling team opened its 2021-22 season at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Open on Saturday, with Marlynne Deede (JR, Springville, Utah/Springville HS) leading the way for the Auggies with a second-place finish at 155 pounds. No team scores were kept.

Deede went 2-1 on Saturday, claiming 10-0 technical fall victories in her first two matches before being pinned in 4:34 by Alara Boyd of McKendree (Ill.), the top-ranked wrestler in the National Wrestling Coaches Association preseason national rankings at 155 pounds. Deede is ranked No. 4 at 155 in the same ranking.

Gabby Skidmore (JR, Spooner, Wis./Cumberland HS), ranked No. 2 in the preseason national rankings at 130 pounds, dropped to 123, and finished third at the Stevens Point meet. She went 4-1 on the day, with a 52-second pin in her opening match and a 10-0 technical fall victory in the wrestlebacks.

Savannah Vold (SR, Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS) placed fourth at 130 pounds, going 3-2 with two technical falls. Kahlea Jolly (JR, Lino Lakes, Minn./Centennial HS) placed fourth at 155, going 202 with a pin. Madison Horn (SO, Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater HS) placed fourth at 170, with a technical fall and a pin.

Nina Makem (FY, Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee HS) placed fifth at 136 pounds, as did Destynie Pacheco (JR, El Paso, Texas/Pebble Hills HS) at 170.

Tateum Park (SO, Davenport, Iowa/Davenport North HS, 123), Charlotte Kouyoumtjian (FY, Porterville, Calif./Monache HS, 130) and Kya Rybachek (SO, Mountain Iron, Minn./Hibbing HS, 136) each placed sixth, and Darcy Phillips (FY, St. Paul, Minn./Roseville HS, 130), Aubrey Mathiowetz (FY, Wabasso, Minn./Red Rock Central HS, 136) and Melissa Jacobs (JR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Belle Plaine HS (Scott West), 191) also competed for the Auggies on Saturday.

Pointer Women’s Open Results

Augsburg competes next at the Waldorf (Iowa) Open next Saturday (11/13) at 9 a.m. in Forest City, Iowa.

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