Simon Fraser University remained true to its No. 1 ranking, winning the Women's College Wrestling Association championship title for the first time.
Clan wrestlers won all six of their final gold-medal bouts to edge defending four-time national champion and No. 2-ranked Oklahoma City University by seven points in the women's aggregate team standings.
Victoria Anthony, Danielle Lappage and the meet's outstanding wrestler, Helen Maroulis, all won their third WCWA national title at the championships held in Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday.
Maroulis, a world silver medallist for the United States last year, defeated last year's national champion at 130 pounds, Shauna Isbell of Lindenwood, 1-0, 2-0.
Anthony won the women's 109-lbs. final 1-0, 1-0 over Emily Martin of the host King College.
Lappage also blanked her opponent at 155 lbs., Julia Salata of King College 6-0, 2-0.
The Clan's Justina DiStasio repeated as national champion at 170 lbs. with 1-0 wins in both rounds in a key matchup against Brittney Roberts of Oklahmoa City.
Sidney Morrison won her first-ever title at 143 lbs. edging No. 2-ranked Stephanie Geltmacher of Oklahoma City 0-1, 3-1.
But the title-clincher came down to heavyweight Jenna McLatchy in the last match of the championship meet.
McLatchy won her first WCWA title with a comeback 1-4, 4-0, 4-1 win over Heather O'Connor of Oklahoma City.
"For the sports fan, you want it to come down to the last match, but as the coach, it's the last thing you want," said SFU head coach and national coach of the year Mike Jones.
But, even more rewarding for Jones was witnessing how his wrestlers came together as a team following the group's national dual meet title two weeks earlier, he said.
"I was really proud of these guys. Sidney Morrison came from a seventh seed to win against Oklahoma, and after losing in the first round," Jones said.
"We have been chasing these guys (Oklahoma City) a long time, so it is extremely exciting," added Jones in a school press release. "In fact, I am probably as emotional about it as any of our championships along the way. The kids did a great job wrestling. We had to win every match in the finals to win it and we ended up doing that. I came down to the heavyweights, which is not what we really wanted to see, but it was exciting and we came out on top this time."
Darby Huckle and Nikki Brar also had to win their bronze-medal matches to help the Clan win the team title. Huckle and Brar earned third-place points in their respective 103 and 116 lbs. weight classes.
Bailley Halvorson also picked up some valuable team points at 143 lbs. with a fifth-place finish. Laura Gordon also placed at 136 lbs. finishing in seventh place following a 0-2, 3-2, 4-0 victory over Sarah Bolinger of Missouri Baptist.
SFU garnered 116 total points to win the 2013 title. Oklahoma City was in second place at 109 points.
SFU, which won six national wrestling titles in seven seasons while competing in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports prior to its acceptance in the NCAA, is hoping to once again compete in the Canadian university championships next year.
"It would be good for us and the CIS," Jones said, adding there is also movement in the NCAA to install wrestling as a separate women's sport in the next few years.