Third Place National Finisher, Kehlani Corbett

By Shu’Ron Thompson / Staff Writer

Four-time all-American women’s wrestler, Kehlani Corbett finished her season third overall at the NAIA women’s wrestling national tournament. Corbett had been nationally ranked first for the majority of her season but things didn’t go as planned when it came down to nationals. 

Prepping for nationals, Corbett did what she knew how to do. She cut weight, went hard in practice, and even stuck around the men’s wrestling practice to get some extra work in with the guys. Corbett gave it everything she had, but things just weren’t in her favor.

She said, “I wrestled my hardest, but sometimes things just don’t go your way. She came out the better wrestler in [that] match.”

Corbett also talked about things she wanted to work on outside of wrestling since her season ended. 

 “I gotta work on my mindset a little better,” she said. “That semi loss, I feel like a lot of it was my mindset more so than my actual wrestling ability. I was kind of wrestling not to lose instead of wrestling to win, so I want to change that a little bit.”

Corbett quoted something her father tells her and it was, “that true champ is always able to bounce back.” 

With the help of her family, friends, and coach, who is also her brother,  she can’t wait to see what next season has in store for her. She has dreams of winning yet another national championship and is determined to do it next season.

Shamera Mctier was the last women’s wrestler ranked number one at 155 pounds in the coaches’ preseason poll back in the 2019 – 2020 season.

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