Maria Vidales is a freshman on the women's wrestling team from Dallas, TX. Vidales wrestled at Dallas Skyline High School and was a 4x High School District Champion, 2X Regional Champion and finished her Senior year with a State Championship. In her college career, Vidales won the Bearcat open that is a preview of most the people that will be at our national tournament. On her way to winning the tournament she beat two WCWA All Americans, she also had 3 Technical Falls and one Fall in the tournament.
Up next, the women's wrestling team will compete at home against Life University and Brewton Parker on February 2nd at 3 PM.
Jay Sheppard is a sophomore on the men's wrestling team from Woodbine, GA. As a freshman, Sheppard finished with a 21-14 record, placing 4th at the NCWA national tournament. Over the weekend, Sheppard played an important role in helping the lions to their first ever NCWA national duals title. Sheppard came into the tournament as the 6th ranked wrestler in the NCWA at 157. Over the course of the two day tournament, he beat the 2nd, 5th, and 11th ranked wrestlers in the NCWA.
Up next, the men's wrestling team will compete at home against Coker University on February 2nd at 7 PM.
Congratulations to both athletes on your accomplishments and becoming this weeks Athletes of the Week!
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