Kimber wins 2 titles – one on her own and one with McKendree

March 8, 2020
Sydnee Kimber wrestling

Sydnee Kimber

Sydnee Kimber of Sitka capped her sensational sophomore season by winning two national titles – one on her own and one with McKendree University.

It all went down at the Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championship in Aiden, Michigan.

The 191-pounder went 3-0 in her weight class and did not allow a point, outscoring her opponents 24-0.

Kimber, of Mt. Edgecumbe fame, won two matches by pin and the other by technical fall.

No.1-ranked McKendree finished with five individual champions and accumulated 191 points to beat Simon Fraser (178.5) for the team title.

In January, McKendree won the NCAA D2 National Duals championship in Louisville, Kentucky, thanks to a big win from the Alaskan.

Kimber upset No. 1 Emily Cue of Simon Fraser by a 10-2 score in the final match of the night, tying the team score at 19-19 and forcing a tiebreaker to determine the title.

The victory was sweet for Kimber, who lost to Cue earlier this season.

Big wins are nothing new for Kimber, who became the first high school girl in Alaska to win four state titles.