Three Auggies claim individual titles at Waldorf Open

FOREST CITY, Iowa — No. 1-ranked 155-pounder Marlynne Deede (SR, Springville, Utah/Springville HS) was one of three Auggies to earn an individual title for fifth-ranked Augsburg University women’s wrestling team at the Waldorf University Open on Saturday.

Making her season debut, Deede was dominant as ever as she cruised to the finals with a trio of sub-60-second technical falls and a 24-second pin before earning in the individual title over host school Waldorf’s Julia Chambers via injury default. Deede is now 51-18 in her career.

Third-ranked Katie Lange (SO, Sherburn, Minn./Martin County West HS) kept her perfect season alive, going 4-0 with three technical falls and a pin of Missouri Baptist’s Josette Partney in the finals for the individual title at 143 pounds. Lange is now 25-1 in her career.

Ranked eighth nationally, Ashley Lekas (SO, Plano, Texas/Plano West HS) captured her first career individual title, using a pin and two technical falls to earn the top spot at 170 pounds.

Autumn Flanigan (JR, Troy, Mo./Troy Buchanan HS) claimed second place at 130 pounds after earning two pins and a technical fall in the first three rounds. Kya Rybachek (JR, Mountain Iron, Minn./Hibbing HS) earned a third-place finish at 143 pounds after going 4-1 with two pins and a technical fall while Brooklyn Hays (FY, Lindon, Utah/Pleasant Grove HS) continued the strong start to her collegiate with a 4-1 day via four pins that resulted in a third-place finish at 155 pounds. Madi Horn (JR, Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater HS) went 2-3 to finish sixth at 170 pounds.

Waldorf University Open results

UP NEXT: Augsburg will compete at the Missouri Valley College Open in Marshall, Mo. on Friday, November 18th, and Saturday, November 19th starting at 10 am each day.

123 — Tateum Park 2-2.
130 — Autumn Flanigan 3-1, 2nd place.
143 — Katie Lange 4-0, 1st place; Kya Rybachek 4-1, 3rd place.
155 – Marlynne Deede 5-0, 1st place; Brooklyn Hays 4-1, 3rd place; Kahlea Jolly 0-2.
170 — Ashley Lekas 3-0, 1st place; Madi Horn 2-3, 6th place.
191 — Melissa Jacobs 3-2; Belle Huss 3-2; Faith Tuttle 2-2; Maia Foster 0-2.

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