Three Menlo College wrestlers earn All-American status


Cady Chessin placed fifth in her division at the national women's wrestling championships in St.Louis over the weekend. She was one of three All-Americans for Menlo College, which finished 11th in the nation.

Senior Kalin Knight-Alvarez finished sixth at 116 pounds and senior Lauren Richardson was eighth at 116 pounds.

Rachel Chinn, Jessica Marso and Biana Arizipe each won two or more matches to score team points for the Oaks.

Chassin, a national runner-up at 123 pounds last year, won her first two matches before defending national champion Sarah Hilderbrandt of King University downed Chessin 10-6, en route to successfully defending her title.

Chessin was pinned by Bree Rapoze of Missouri Baptist before claiming a 10-0 tech fall over Montana Drum in the fifth place match to secure her All-American status.

Knight-Alvarez began by pinning Alanda Nguyen of Life University in 1:25. She followed that up with a technical fall over Dayana Ramierez of Waldorf College.

Shelby Morrison of Oklahoma City University pinned Knight-Alvarez in the quarterfinal, but the senior won her next two matches to advance to the consolation semifinals.

In the fifth place match, Knight-Alvarez dropped a 10-2 decision to No. 6 Laura Anderson to earn sixth place and claim All-American status.

Richardson, unranked at 116 pounds, went 5-2, including three tech falls and two pins, to claim eighth place.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics

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