original photo courtesy of Simon Fraser athletics
As a new edition of our women’s college wrestling coverage, The Open Mat will now be selecting a wrestler of the month for each month of the college wrestling season. There were many deserving options for our inaugural wrestler of the month; however, we are proud to announce that The Open Mat Women’s College Wrestling Wrestler of the Month for November is Simon Fraser’s, Serena Woldring.
The freshman from Vancouver, British Columbia has had quite the impressive start to her collegiate wrestling career that has seen her rise to the second-ranked wrestler in the country at 191-pounds after starting the season unranked. Woldring dominated the 86 kg bracket at the SFU International Open, going 4-0 on the day while not yielding a single point. She defeated the third and fourth-ranked wrestlers at 191-pounds and had a victory over recent U23 World bronze medalist, Kori Bullock (McKendree). She followed that up with another impressive performance at the Mike Clock Open, winning the 191-pound weight class with relative ease on the heels of two pins and a technical fall. Finally, Woldring picked up another title, this time at the Spokane Open where she went 3-0 with a pin and two victories by technical fall, including over the sixth-ranked wrestler in the country.
Congratulations to Serena Woldring from all of us here at The Open Mat on being our inaugural Women’s College Wrestling Wrestler of the Month!