NWCA 2021-22 NCAA Women’s Poll

MANHEIM, PA – Following the first month of competition, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their NCAA Women’s Regular Coaches Poll #1, and the top five saw a shakeup. King University moved to the top spot over two-time defending national champion McKendree University while North Central College jumped into the top five.

King and McKendree are still the top two teams in the poll, with the Tornado taking over the top spot with 101 points while McKendree has 94 points. Each school has 13 individuals ranked while North Central is the only other institution with at least ten individuals ranked at 12 as they jumped from seventh to tied for third in the latest poll with 70 points.

Simon Fraser University also has 70 points with six individuals ranked, while Colorado Mesa University rounds out the top five with 51 points and seven ranked individuals.

Eight top-ranked wrestlers remain the same, with the changes coming at 136 and 143 pounds. King University reached the top spot at each weight, with Ana Luciano taking the top place at 136 pounds and Ashlynn Ortega earning the nod at 143 pounds.

The NWCA will release regional and national wrestlers of the month in the first week of December. The regional awards will be released on December 3, with the national award coming out on December 7.

NWCA Tournament Poll Methodology


  1. Angelina Gomez Emmanuel
  2. Jennesis Martinez Colorado Mesa
  3. Olivia Shore Tiffin
  4. Jaclyn Mcnichols King
  5. Sam Miller Presbyterian
  6. Brooke Thurber Uw-Stevens Point
  7. Katerina Pendergrass Gannon
  8. Joanne Ortiz East Stroudsburg


  1. Emily Shilson Augsburg
  2. Pauline Granados Mckendree
  3. Natalie Reyna Mckendree
  4. Alexia Seal Simon Fraser
  5. Sydney Petzinger North Central
  6. Mikayla Vega Gannon
  7. Danielle Garcia King
  8. Alina Kinsey Schreiner


  1. Karla Godinez-Gonzalez Simon Fraser
  2. Felicity Taylor Mckendree
  3. Jaslyn Gallegos Presbyterian
  4. Sage Mortimer King
  5. Kendra Ryan North Central
  6. Aliyah Rollins Mckendree
  7. Mateah Roehl North Central
  8. Sugey Ceja Tiffin


  1. Alex Hedrick Simon Fraser
  2. Marissa Gallegos Colorado Mesa
  3. Cheyenne Sisenstein King
  4. Asia Nguyen-Smith North Central
  5. Vayle-Rae Baker King
  6. Amani Jones North Central
  7. Elizabeth Miller Colorado Mesa
  8. Emalie Olson William Jewell


  1. Cameron Guerin Mckendree
  2. Phoenix Dubose King
  3. Claire Dicugno Colorado Mesa
  4. Montana Delawder King
  5. Naomi Henry New Jersey City
  6. Niya Gaines North Central
  7. Anya Knappenberger Gannon
  8. Sierra Brown Ton Augsburg


  1. Ana Luciano King
  2. Zoe Nowicki Adrian
  3. Sara Sulejmani North Central
  4. Skye Realin Mckendree
  5. Autumn Flanigan Augsburg
  6. Abigail Denney North Central
  7. Lana Perez Gannon
  8. Nina Kemu Makem Augsburg


  1. Ashlynn Ortega King
  2. Morgan Norris Presbyterian
  3. Kaylee Haynes Colorado Mesa
  4. Kim Nunez North Central
  5. Maddie Sandquist Sacred Heart
  6. London Houston King
  7. Riley Aamold North Central
  8. Michelle Camacho Mckendree


  1. Alara Boyd Mckendree
  2. Kayla Marano Mckendree
  3. Alyvia Fiske Simon Fraser
  4. Marlynne Deede Augsburg
  5. Viktorya Torres King
  6. Malea Palahniuk North Central
  7. Zoe Gress Colorado Mesa
  8. Jessica Johnson Lock Haven


  1. Yelena Makoyed North Central
  2. Emily Cue Simon Fraser
  3. Joye Levendusky Mckendree
  4. Chey Bowman King
  5. Jade Herzer Uw-Stevens Point
  6. Grace Kristoff Mckendree
  7. Taylor Cutler Adrian
  8. Tatum Heikkila Colorado Mes


  1. Sydnee Kimber Mckendree
  2. Cristina Santoyo Emmanuel
  3. Jaycee Foeller Mckendree
  4. Nia Crosdale King
  5. Katja Osteen Simon Fraser
  6. Ashley Reed Sacred Heart
  7. Sandra Guerrero New Jersey City
  8. Kendall Mcgarity Gannon

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