The Southern Oregon women’s wrestling team received three individual at-large bids for the NAIA Championships, was named the Cascade Conference Under Armour Team of the Week and produced the CCC Wrestler of the Week in Emily Se after capturing the conference title on Sunday for the first time.
The Raiders – who took team-of-the-week honors for the fourth time this season – had four individual CCC champions in Se at 143 pounds, Natalie Reyna at 109, Carolina Moreno at 123 and Joye Levendusky at 170. Those four earned automatic national bids along with All-CCC performers Esthela Trevino (101), Macie Stewart (109), Bella Amaro (136), Grace Kristoff (191) and Karrah Smith (191).
The Raiders’ total number of national qualifiers grew to 12 when Glory Konecny (116), Jordynn Robson (130) and Bailey Dennis (155) accounted for three of the CCC’s eight at-large bids, as decided by the conference’s coaches post-tournament.
They’ll be at the NAIA Championships on March 10-11 in Jamestown, N.D.
Se collected the weekly award after being voted the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler. The No. 2-ranked senior from Sacramento defeated a pair of Eastern Oregon teammates to win her title – No. 12 Morgan Shines by technical fall and No. 6 Liv Wieber by first-round fall – and improved to 20-3 on the season.