ON THE MAT . . . Menlo College freshman Cady Chessin came out of nowhere as she concluded a dramatic rise through the national rankings with a national runner-up finish at 123 pounds at the WCWA national championships last weekend in St. Louis, Mo. "Cady started the season unranked in the country and started her college career with three loses on her record," Menlo associate coach Joey Bareng said. "Since then she has gone on a winning streak and got herself ranked eighth mid-season and fourth just before nationals. Cady looked on fire this weekend and seemed to love the spotlight and wrestled better than she has all year." Menlo finished 13th overall, with 34 points. King University claimed its first ever WCWA national title, edging Oklahoma City University by two points. Chessin pinned her first two opponents in less than two minutes and won her semifinal match, 12-0. Top-ranked Sarah Hildebrandt ended Chessin's run with a pin in 2:22 of the national title match. Fellow freshman Rachael Chinn dropped her first match and eventually wrestled back to twice at 155 pounds before losing again, producing points for the Lady Oaks. Solove Naufahu (170) and Jeanette Naranjo (130) also scored for Menlo.
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