[74], She is of Mexican, Ecuadorian and Irish descent. She faced Angela Hill in the preliminary round and won via submission in the first round. The Almanac 18:33. In the second game, Taylor Railey had two hits and drove in a run. [18] She defeated Herrig via unanimous decision. Featured Departments. [25], Esparza returned to Invicta to face Lynn Alvarez at Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama on October 6, 2012. [19], Three months later, Esparza was scheduled to face Angela Magana at Pandemonium VI for the MEZ Sports women's flyweight title. [26] She defeated Alvarez via TKO (punches) at 2:53 of round one. Sophomore Makenna Weiler led the way for the Oaks, finishing with three hits, including a double and home run, and driving in four runs. She took her down at will. ATHERTON, CA -10/3/03- A four place finish at the 2002-2003 NAIA National Championship has the Menlo College wrestling team focused on new heights, as third year head coach Keith Spataro today released his 2003-2004 schedule. This is the Menlo College Women's Wrestling scholarship and program info page. In addition to Bell, Menlo's Joey Bareng received Coach of the Year honors. News Hermansson. Esparza, who stepped in for Jessica Aguilar, noted, "I took this fight semi-last minute, and I kind of wanted it that way too. A San Diego native, Jones is one of the Oaks' biggest power threats this season batting in the third spot of the lineup. 0 Men's. All four of Menlo's NAIA top-ranked individuals, Alleida Martinez (109 pounds), Tiana Jackson (123), Solin Piearcy (143) and Bell finished with championships. Privacy Policy [4][5] She earned the UFC championship by winning a 16-woman tournament that was televised on the reality series The Ultimate Fighter. The Home of the Menlo College Oaks. [10], In August 2010, only six months after her pro debut and with just three professional MMA fights, Esparza was called in by Bellator MMA as a last-minute replacement for Angela Magaña, who was forced to withdraw from her upcoming fight due to a foot injury. Ruiz wrestled for Menlo from 2007 to 2009 in the Heavyweight Division. — [8] After winning multiple local and national high-school wrestling tournaments, Esparza was awarded a scholarship to Menlo College, a NAIA Division 1 school in northern California, to wrestle under coach and former two-time Olympian Lee Allen. TownSquare Precious Bell, Menlo College's 170-pound senior from Lancaster, did not surrender a point in her 3-0 path to a Cascade Collegiate Championship on Sunday in Ashland, Ore. As a result, she was named CCC Women's Wrestler of the Week.Top-ranked in her division, Bell remained undefeated on the season in helped the second-ranked Oaks win the first-ever CCC team championship. The One and Only Varsity College Women's Wrestling Program in California He's hitting .313 with a team high 6 home runs and a GSAC high 27 runs batted in. © 2021 Palo Alto Online. Uploaded: Mon, Mar 2, 2020, 7:38 pm ■ California health leaders lift regional stay-at-home orders, ■ Now under the state's 'purple' tier, here's what is and isn't allowed in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties, ■ Palo Alto banned from bringing back residents-only requirement for Foothills Park, ■ Santa Clara County to rethink juvenile justice as state-run prisons shutter, ■ Around Town: Palo Alto native plays at sixth Inauguration Day ceremony. As athletes recruited by Menlo College, the two freshmen helped their wrestling team win the 2019 national championships at the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association, or WCWA, held in February. [49] She won the fight by unanimous decision. [2], While in college, Esparza started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Gracie Academy in Torrance under Rener, Ryron, and Ralek Gracie. TheSixFifty.com, © 2021 Palo Alto Online Esparza was the top seed in the tournament. Embarcadero Media Below is a list of Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Member Schools. Face Masks. The Oaks will compete at the second annual NAIA National Invitational in Jamestown, N.D. Each school can take up to 12 individuals to the tournament, which opens March 13. [55] However, it was reported that Souza pulled out of the bout, citing ankle injury and she was replaced by newcomer Virna Jandiroba. [61] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed[62] and the bout eventually took place on May 9, 2020 at UFC 249. The Oaks won six of the seven title matches in which they competed. There is clearly a gap between Esparza and the next level of challengers". She also stated "It's a huge relief off my shoulders to go out there and get my hand raised. Menlo College sports news and features, including conference, nickname, location and official social media handles. With 199.5 team points, Menlo College came out on top during the 2019 WCWA National Championship. [71], Esparza is known for powerful wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Menlo College captured the Cascade Collegiate Conference women's wrestling title on Sunday. The Oaks come off a solid year where they won the CCC championship and finished as the NAIA runners-up. This season marks the first year the NAIA will hold a women’s wrestling championship. Here you'll get information regarding the college and information on their Wrestling program like who to make contact with about recruitment, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities can be had and ways to start the recruiting process. Victoria Cervantes (5-2, 2.33) tossed a complete game, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, while striking out two over five innings. She did not surrender a walk and has walked three over her past seven appearances.In the second game, Taylor Railey had two hits and drove in a run. Sign up for the Peninsula Foodist newsletter. Special Pubs Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed. Bellator Season 3 Women's Flyweight (115 lb) Tournament quarterfinals. Community Calendar "[45], Esparza next faced Randa Markos on February 19, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne. Fruit of the Loom Men's 5oz Cotton T-Shirt. [16][17], On December 2, 2011, Esparza made her XFC debut against Felice Herrig at XFC 15: Tribute in Tampa, Florida. Recent Post by Page. [64], On June 3, 2020, Esparza's manager announced that she had signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC. In the quarterfinal round, she faced Tecia Torres and won the fight via majority decision. She then expanded her mixed martial arts repertoire when she began training at Team Oyama during the summer of her junior year of college. A&E I fought my fight and I lost tonight. Menlo College Wrestling Atherton, CA 2019-2020 Team National Runner-Ups youtu.be/M3XyQbjH2BM Promotions Host Southern Oregon finished with 151 1/2, followed by Providence at 117 1/2, Eastern Oregon at 46 1/2, Life Pacific at 26 and Warner Pacific with 9.In addition to Bell, Menlo's Joey Bareng received Coach of the Year honors.The Oaks won six of the seven title matches in which they competed. Oct 6, 2020 Oaks Add Youth to 125 Weight Class with Signing of Jesse Gaytan By winning the tournament on The Ultimate Fighter, Esparza advanced to the final on December 12, 2014 against Rose Namajunas. Follow the Menlo College wrestling teams journey to the 2019 NAIA nationals. I say it every season but the best rise to the top on the show, and she definitely did tonight.". [69], Esparza was expected to face Amanda Ribas on December 12, 2020 at UFC 256. After winning multiple local and national high-school wrestling tournaments, Esparza was awarded a scholarship to Menlo College, a NAIA Division 1 school in northern California, to wrestle under coach and former two-time Olympian Lee Allen. Women's. [56] Esparza won the fight by unanimous decision. Kanani Vizcarra was the beneficiary of the offensive production, throwing a six-hitter and allowing one earned run. Find your Menlo College Gear and Oaks Team Shop in our directory today! She then faced Jessica Penne in the semifinal, and won by unanimous decision. [37] However, on the day of the event, Gadelha was taken to the hospital due to a bacterial infection and the fight was canceled. Visitor Info, Send News Tips She was named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler and looks to defend her NAIA championships at Nationals in two weeks.At the conference championships, Menlo recorded six individual titles in accumulating 166 1/2 points. [70] However on October 9, it was announced that Esparza was pulled due to undisclosed reasons. [5][72] On the mat, she often mounts an opponent and controls her with strikes while seeking submissions. Top-ranked in her division, Bell remained undefeated on the season in helped the second-ranked Oaks win the first-ever CCC team championship. 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Prior to the fight, Jędrzejczyk stated, "I have lots of respect for her." Top Sellers. Mobile site. Head Coach: Joey … [23], In May 2012, it was announced that Esparza had signed with the upstart all-female Invicta Fighting Championships promotion. Advertising Info [57], Esparza faced Alexa Grasso on September 21, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 17. Menlo College is situated on 45-acre (0.18 km 2 ... golf, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. Standing on her feet and on the ground, she completely dominated. — Follow Palo Alto Online and the Palo Alto Weekly on Twitter @paloaltoweekly, Facebook and on Instagram @paloaltoonline for breaking news, local events, photos, videos and more. Menlo College swept host Park University 17-2 and 4-2 in a nonconference doubleheader in Gilbert, AZ on Sunday. Print Edition/Archives Precious Bell was named Most Outstanding Wrestler. At the conference championships, Menlo recorded six individual titles in accumulating 166 1/2 points. 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