NWCA 2021-22 NCAA Women’s Poll

MANHEIM, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced their December set of NCAA Women’s Wrestling Coaches Rankings. The top five remained the same, and King University remained top.

King has extended the gap between the top two teams, the Tornado and McKendree, as the Tornado have 102 points in the latest poll to McKendree’s 85. North Central College comes in third with 71 points while Simon Fraser University is fourth at 63 points. Colorado Mesa University and Augsburg College are tied for the fifth spot with 48 points.

King has 15 individuals ranked and is the only team to have an individual ranked at each of the ten weight classes. McKendree has 12 ranked individuals, while North Central is the only other team with at least ten individuals ranked with 11.

McKendree has three individuals ranked atop their weight classes, Cameron Guerin at 130 pounds, Alara Boyd at 155 pounds, and Sydnee Kimber at 191 pounds. Augsburg is the only other school with multiple individuals ranked No. 1 in their respective weight classes. Emily Shilson stayed atop the 109-pound rankings while Katie Lange had a big month and went from unranked to No. 1 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 January 5, with the national award coming out on January 7.

NWCA Tournament Poll Methodology


  1. Olivia Shore Tiffin
  2. Jaclyn Mcnichols King
  3. Sam Miller Presbyterian
  4. Maddie Mackenzie Simon Fraser
  5. Brooke Thurber Uw-Stevens Point
  6. Katerina Pendergrass Gannon
  7. Joanne Ortiz East Stroudsburg
  8. Odelia Lopez Schreiner


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


  1. Karla Godinez-Gonzalez Simon Fraser
  2. Sage Mortimer King
  3. Sugey Ceja Tiffin
  4. Kendra Ryan North Central
  5. Samara Chavez King
  6. Aliyah Rollins Mckendree
  7. Anja Tschohl Colorado Mesa
  8. Mateah Roehl North Central


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


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


  1. Ana Luciano King
  2. Zoe Nowicki Adrian
  3. Skye Realin Mckendree
  4. Sara Sulejmani North Central
  5. Nina Makem Augsburg
  6. Emmily Patneaud Mckendree
  7. Autumn Flanigan Augsburg
  8. Athena Wilden Lindenwood


  1. Katie Lange Augsburg
  2. Ashlynn Ortega King
  3. Morgan Norris Presbyterian
  4. Kaylee Haynes Colorado Mesa
  5. London Houston King
  6. Nia Miranda Tiffin
  7. Maddie Sandquist Sacred Heart
  8. Kim Nunez North Central


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


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


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

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