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Breaking News in Women’s Wrestling

What’s New in Oregon

February 2003

U.S. wrestlers in all three styles have very strong first day results at Dave Schultz Memorial International
U.S. Semifinal quotes from the Dave Schultz Memorial International
U.S. captures 10 titles at the 2003 Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament
U.S. Finals quotes from the Dave Schultz Memorial International
Final Results

Check out results for the Manitoba Open, Winnepeg, Canada, Manitoba 2/1/03

August 2002

Pacific University announces Women's Wrestling as the newest Varsity Sport!

July 2002

USA Wrestling National Freestyle Championships

2002 US National
Freestyle Championships

Oregon Junior Nationals Girls Team Trains with the Candian National Girls Team

The Western Candian National Junior girls wrestling team made the trek down to Oregon to train with our girls to help them get ready for Nationals in Fargo, ND at the end of July. A full team of Canada's Best trained with our Oregon girls for an intense 5 day training camp.
We hope this will be an annual training session as these girls from different nations train together for one Olympic goal!

Oregon places three high school wrestlers on TheMat/Acics Tiger Girls High School All-American Wrestling Team

First Team honors go to Sophmore Samantha Lang from Tualatin and Sophmore Shawn Swartzlender from Burns. Making the Second team was Freshman Na'Tasha Umemoto from Portland.
Congratulations to all three for being named to All-American team.
Check out the announcement on The Mat

June 2002

2002 Pacific University's at US Women's World Team Trials

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May 2002

USGWA 2002-2003 High School Women's National Rankings updated

Na'Tasha Umemoto (Sophmore) Ranked #1 @ 110lbs
Shawn Swartzlender (Junior) Ranked #1 @ 122lbs
Samantha Lang (Junior) Ranked #1 @ 165lbs
Check out all the Rankings

April 2002

2002 Oregon's Pacific University's Women's Wrestling program: Great showing at US Women's Natioanls

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March 2002

2002 Lafemme National Championships

Lafemme 2002 Pictures

2002 USGWA National Championships

March 22 - 24, 2002, Lake Orion, Michigan
2002 Results
2002 Pictures

Feburary 2002

1st Annual USGWA Oregon State Champsionships

February 24, 2002, Forest Grove High School
2002 Results

January 2002

Oregon Girls in the News

Taking a gender-neutral position at Tualatin - Samantha Lang

Battling with the boy's - Natasha Umemoto

2002 Oregon Girls Classic Results

2002 Girls Classic results

December 2001

FILA announces new weight classes
for international wrestling


USA Wrestling Incentive Payments for the 2002
Dave Schultz and U.S. Nationals Tournaments


Oregon Girls Dominate Canadian Tournament

Oregon was represented well at the 2001 War on the Floor II at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. December 14 & 15, 2001.

This was a great experience and well run freestyle tournament. There were four women's tournaments over three days with 250+ girls. The four tournaments were 7-8th grade girls, Novice 9th & 10th grade, Novice 11th & 12th grade and Elite High School. We took two oregon girls and they came home with 5 gold medals and 1 silver between them. I am glad customs didn't stop us we might have had to declare all their hardware!

Na'Tasha Umemoto a 9th grader from Portland Wow'd the crowd in her very first match with a very very quick pin. Na'Tasha wrestled great and took home two golds medals and one silver only losing a close 10-11 match to Amberle Montgomery from Washington State that had the gym on its feet all watching.

Samantha Lang a 10th grader from Tualatin Oregon dominated all her matches by pinning her opponents without letting them score any points. Samantha brought 3 gold medals back to Oregon.

This was a tournament that we will defintely be back to and take a full team to next year.

BC Wrestling

September 2001

IOC Approves Women's Wrestling for 2004 Olympics. FILA has final Word.

Check out the announcement

July 2001

Oregon places three high school wrestlers on TheMat/Acics Tiger Girls High School All-American Wrestling Team

Second Team honors go to Freshman Samantha Lang from Tualatin and Senior Shoni Plagmann from Lebonan. Making the third team was Freshman Shawn Swartzlender from Burns.
Congratulations to all three for being named to All-American team.
Check out the announcement on The Mat

Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon Annouces Women's Wrestling Program

Pacific University has supported a few women wrestlers over the last two years but has now announced their creation of a women's program with a competition schedule. This is great news as Oregon has some tough women wrestlers.
Check out the announcement on The Mat

June 2001

USGWA 2001-2002 High School Women's National Rankings updated

Shawn Swartzlender (Sophmore) Ranked #1 @ 118lbs
Na'Tasha Umemoto (Freshman) Ranked #3 @ 118lbs
Samantha Lang (Sophmore) Ranked #1 @ 165lbs

OREGON CADET places at 2001 FILA Cadet Women's National Championships. Joan Hahm from Eugene Oregon places 3rd @ 65kg. Check out the complete Results!!

Check out the FILA Junior Women's Natiaonls Results!!

May 2001

USWGA announces set weight classes for the 5th Annual USGWA 2002 National Championships in an insert in the May 15, 2001 issue of Wrestling U.S.A. Magazine. Four Page insert in the magazine has highlights of 2001 tournament and fold out poster of all the 2001 Champions.
2002 Weight classes for USGWA are:
100, 105, 110, 114, 118, 122, 126, 130, 134, 138, 144, 152, 165, 165+

New Colleges adding Women's Wrestling Programs
Check them out! Contact them!

Neosho County Community College
Read Message Posted by Head Coach at Neosho County

Menlo Park College Adding Women's Program 2001/2002

April 2001

Oreogn & 2001 US Senior Women's National Championships (April 13 & 14, 2001)

Oregon Cadet Freesyle State Championships
April 7, 2001, Newberg HS

  1. Samantha Lang
    • 6th Place @ 167lbs

Oregon Kids Freesytle & Greco-Roman Championships,
LaGrande HS, March 31 - April 1, 20001

    • Annie Younggren - Lagrande, 112lbs
      4th Place Greco-Roman
      6th Place Freestyle
    • Summer Mercier - Dayton, 80lbs
      2nd Place Greco-Roman
      3rd Place Freestyle
    • Christina Stanley - N.Eugene, 105lbs
      5th Place Greco-Roman
      6th Place Freestyle
    • Na'Tasha Umemoto - Cobra, 115lbs
      5th Place Greco-Roman
      5th Place Freestyle

March 2001

Oregon Takes 4th Annual USGWA National Championships by storm!!
Check out the Results!!
Check out the Pictures!!

February 2001

SHONI PLAGMAN First Girl from a 4A school to wrestle in the Oregon State Wrestling
Championships. Shoni is from Lebanon and will wrestle 112lbs
at the Memorial Colliseum Feburary 22,23 & 24, 2001. Way to go girl!!!

2000/2001 Oregon Girls High School Season Statistics

NW Championships Feburary 10-11, 2001
David Douglas, HS

    • Holly McGartney - St. Helens
      6th Place, 60lbs
    • Amerle Montgomery - Eastside WA 2nd Place, 105lbs

January 2001

2001 Oregon Classic Women's Division (January 12, 2001)

Oregon CLassic Kids Division
January 13, 2001, Portland, Oregon

  1. Amberle Montgomery - Eastside WA
    • 1st Place @ 105lb Schoolboy/girl

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