Olivia Shore wins national title in women’s wrestling


TIFFIN — Former Miami East state champion Olivia Shore made Tiffin University women’s wrestling history in Adrian, Michigan, winning the program’s first-ever national championship.

In the first two years of the girls state wrestling tournament in Ohio, Shore won two state titles. She also became the first girls to ever place in the OHSAA boys state tournament.

And Shore continued her success at the college level this year.

Shore dominated the 101-pound championship match at the NCWWC Championships, beating Angelina Gomez of Emmanuel via tech fall 11-0 to complete her perfect run. She went 4-0 to secure the title, opening with a fall over Taylor Lindstrom (Chadron State College) in 0:12. In the quarterfinals, she won by tech fall over Katerina Pendergrass (Gannon University) 13-1. She then won by fall over Maddie Mackenzie (Simon Fraser University) in comeback fashion in 5:23 to advance to the title bout.

Shore, the nation’s top-ranked 101-pound grappler heading into the tourney, finished her season with an amazing 27-1 record with 15 pins and 4 tech falls.

Overall the Dragons finished 7th of 15 teams, totaling 75.5 points. McKendree won the national title with 188 points over King’s 166. Augsburg took 6th just ahead of TU with 82 points.

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