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Twenty-Four Area Girls Wrestlers Qualify For First KSHSAA State Tournament

Girls wrestlers across the state made history this Friday and Saturday as they competed for places in the first girls wrestling state championships to be sanctioned by KSHSAA.

Twenty-four wrestlers made the cut from the 580 Preps coverage area, with one wrestler from Junction City, one from Manhattan, and three from Emporia qualifying from the West regional in McPherson and wrestlers from Burlington, Free State, Jeff West, Mission Valley, Royal Valley, Shawnee Heights, Silver Lake, Topeka West, and Washburn Rural going through to state out of the East regional in Paola. Washburn Rural’s team won the East regional championship, with Burlington placing fourth.

The state tournament will be held in Salina on February 27th.

Below is a list of the state qualifiers along with their place at regionals in their weight class.

BURLINGTON
MJ Huff, 109 (3rd)
E’owynn Codney, 116 (2nd)
Gianna Culbert, 136 (3rd)
Bryleigh Isch, 191 (6th)

EMPORIA
Gloria Peroza, 143 (5th)
Trinity Ervin, 191 (2nd)
Megan Olson, 235 (5th)

FREE STATE
Madyson Gray, 130 (1st)

JEFFERSON WEST
Montana Grahem, 130 (4th)

JUNCTION CITY
Elisa Robinson, 191 (1st)

MANHATTAN
Dache Island-Jones, 123 (5th)

MISSION VALLEY
Shelby Kesler, 123 (3rd)

ROYAL VALLEY
Maya Ogdan, 136 (4th)

SHAWNEE HEIGHTS
Alexandria Buce, 101 (6th)
Amelie Jungwirth, 116 (3rd)

SILVER LAKE
Amber Martinek, 130 (3rd)
Ellington Hogle, 136 (5th)

TOPEKA WEST
Bri Randles, 130 (2nd)

WASHBURN RURAL
Jaiden Taggart, 109 (2nd)
Addison Broxterman, 116 (5th)
Halley Robinett, 155 (3rd)
Rebekah Smith, 170 (1st)
Jailah Johnson, 191 (1st)
Dajia Anderson, 235 (1st)

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