Wright City wrestlers win Marshall Tournament

John Rohlf, Sports Editor
Posted 1/11/23

The Wright City Lady Wildcats used four first place finishes to notch their second tournament win of the season at last weekend’s Marshall Tournament. 

Wright City finished the Marshall …

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Wright City wrestlers win Marshall Tournament

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The Wright City Lady Wildcats used four first place finishes to notch their second tournament win of the season at last weekend’s Marshall Tournament. 

Wright City finished the Marshall Tournament with 144 team points. The Lady Wildcats beat Brookfield for the team title by 18.5 points. Seventeen teams participated in the Marshall Tournament, including multiple schools in Wright City’s district. 

“We won our second tournament,” Wright City head wrestling coach Fred Ross said. “First time we’ve won trophies before. We’ve never won two in a year before. Once again, they’re setting records.”

Wright City won the John Burroughs Tournament earlier this season, which was the first wrestling tournament title in school history. 

Caelyn Hanff, Kali Jensen, Elizabeth Riggs and Samantha Yates all registered first place finishes at the Marshall Tournament.

Wrestling in the 105-pound weight class, Yates went 2-1 on the day to win the weight class. Yates pinned Riley Hofeditz of Hickman in 28 seconds in the semifinals and Madelyn Knight of Kansas City-Turner in 25 seconds in the championship match. She fell to Knight on a 5-0 decision in the opening round of matches. 

Jensen went 3-0 to win the 115-pound weight class. She pinned Olivia Weaver of Fulton, Georgie Jackson of Marshall and Jenna Keller of Brookfield. 

Riggs went 4-0 in the 125-pound weight class to earn a first place finish. She pinned Zoe Fisher of Pacific, Addisyn Warren of Macon, Emmi Boling of Marshall and Emmy Begemann of Fulton. She registered the four pins in a combined 3:21. 

Hanff went 5-0 in the 170-pound weight class. She pinned Morgan Parker, of Gallatin, Lilli Lewis of South Callaway, Keely Hicks of Macon and Mareli Andrade-Gonzales of Marshall in the opening round of matches. Hanff pinned Carly Foster of Fulton in 2:25 in the championship match. 

Kailin Hawn and Ella Greenwell Washburn both placed second for the Lady Wildcats. Hawn went 3-1 in four matches in the 155-pound weight class. She pinned Nevaeh Mitchell of Macon and Lyla Eversole of Hickman. After falling to Emerson Comegys of Boonville, Hawn responded with a 9-3 win over Olivia Martin of Marshall. Greenwell Washburn went 2-1 in three matches in the 235-pound weight class. She pinned Joanna Solano of Marshall and Ceejae Hart of Hickman in her two wins. 

Lauren Ritter and Magdalen Owens both placed third for the Lady Wildcats.

David Riggs and Lane Graves both placed in the top-three to lead all Wright City boys wrestlers. Riggs went 4-1 in the 144-pound weight class to place second. Graves went 3-2 in the 132-pound weight class and placed third. The Wright City wrestling teams are slated to compete at the St. Charles Invite Jan. 13 and Jan. 14. 

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