King University Women’s Wrestling Team

Category:
Champion Within Award Recipient
Year Honored:
2017

Biography

Champions as Pioneers Award

The last four years for the King University Women’s Wrestling Team have included eight national championships under the guidance of Coach Jason Moorman. 

The nationally prominent wrestling team took home their seventh and eighth national championship titles during the 2016 – 2017 season. The top-ranked Tornados earned their fourth consecutive National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals Championship when they defeated fourth-ranked McKendree University 24-19 in the championship dual. 

One month later, the team claimed their fourth consecutive Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championship, defeating their nearest competitor, Simon Fraser University, by nearly 20 points. At the WCWA National Championships, King had three individual national championships, three runners-up and nine All-Americans.

In the past four seasons, the King University Women’s Wrestling Team has had 14 individual WCWA National Champions and 47 WCWA All-Americans, all while winning the WCWA Team Scholastic Award four consecutive times.

Jason Moorman, the Tornado’s head coach, has been named WCWA Coach of the Year three times. In the history of the program, the Tornados have had 19 individual WCWA National Champions (all since 2011) and 85 All-Americans, as well as winning six WCWA Team Scholastic Awards.  

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