Insight on What This Season is Like for the Women’s Wrestling Team

Photo Credit/ Tatyana Ortiz

Dishon Springer

Contributing Writer

Although it has been a long and stressful season due to COVID-19, our women’s wrestling team find themselves ranked 15th in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association.

“We are praying that we still have a season, all the girls are still working out really hard,” said Lisa McChesney, 123-pound wrestler.

“We try not to be negative about the situation, because it is out of our hands and we just focus on what we can do and that is training hard because there is a possibility of a season.”

“We will be prepared for anything when the PSAC makes their decision, the goal is to win a National title, and nothing is going to change that.”

They are one of the two teams from The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for the 2020-21 season.

Last March, freshman Tatyana Ortiz had a Top 8 performance placing 4th with 109 points at The Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championship.

This gave her an All-American status during her first season with the East Stroudsburg Warriors and also gave the Warriors a 17-point boost in the NWCA rankings.

Ortiz recorded notable wins against four top ranked wrestlers at 109 pounds including a victory over Ciara McCrae of Simon Fraser University.

That win brought her to the consolation finals where she lost by a razor thin decision to Natalie Rayna of McKendree University.

Although the season is still in jeopardy due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Warriors are still hopeful that the season will continue.

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