Great Bend High School girls Natalie Garza and Mady Bittner achieved school history by earning first-place junior varsity medals at the Panthers’ girls wrestling tournament Saturday.
Garza (106) won four matches on pins. Bittner (113) pinned five foes, including teammate Sienna Serna.
Panther Sienna Serna (113) and Linzie Miller (132) placed runner-up. Savannah Kennon (126) and Meleny Carrarco (113-120) finished third, Marissa Hanrahan (126) finished fourth and Ali Pierce (106) placed fifth.
Kansas high schools are working to establish girls wrestling as a Kansas State High School Actitivies Association-sponsored state event. More than 24 schools must establish girls wrestling programs for the KSHSAA to approve girls wrestling as an approved sport.
GREAT BEND GIRLS RESULTS
GIRLS 106—Natalie Garza, GB, 1st; Garza pinned Baker, McPherson, 0:23; Garza pinned Pierce, GB, 1:33; Garza pinned Martins, McPherson, 0:14; Garza def. Tauer, Spring Hill, injury; Garza pinned Turner-Simon, McPherson, 1:30
GIRLS 106—Ali Pierce, GB, 5th; Martins, McPherson pinned Pierce, 4:55; Garza pinned Ali Pierce, GB, 1:33;
Pierce def. Taner, Spring Hill, injury; Turner-Simon, McPherson pinned Pierce, 2:48; Baker, McPherson def. Pierce, 4-3
GIRLS 113—Mady Bittner, GB, 1st; Bittner pinned Raburn, Nickerson, 0:47; Bittner pinned Finch, Spring Hill, 1:23; Bittner pinned Morgan, McPherson, 0:36; Bittner pinned Stinemetz. Spring Hill, 4:05; Bittner pinned Serna, GB, 1:13
GIRLS 113—Sienna Serna, GB, 2nd; Serna pinned Finch, Spring Hill, 1:56; Serna pinned Morgan, McPherson, 0:23; Serna def. Stinemetz, Spring Hill, 11-8; Serna pinned Raburn, Nickerson, 0:37; Bittner, GB, pinned Serna, GB, 1:13
GIRLS 113-120 B—Maleny Carrasco, GB, 3rd; Chapman, Wakeeney pinned Maleny Carrasco, 4:55; Carrasco pinned Lopez-Alvarez, Mulvane, 3:12; Jones, Douglass pinned Carrasco
GIRLS 126—Savannah Kennon, 3rd; Kennon, pinned Allington McPherson, 0:20; Kennon pinned Norton, Spring Hill, 0:46; McNeal, Campus def. Kennon, 12-10; Mann, Spring Hill pinned Kennon, 4:17; Kennon pinned Hanrahan, 2:11
GIRLS 126—Marissa Hanrahan, GB, 4th; McNeal, Campus pinned Hanrahan , GB, 1:49; Mann, Spring Hill pinned Hanrahan, 2:36; Hanrahan def. Norton, Spring Hill, DQ; Hanrahan def. Allington, McPherson, injury; Kennon pinned Hanrahan, 2:11;
GIRLS 132—Linzie Miller, GB, 2nd; Cokeley, Douglass def. Miller, 7-0; Miller pinned Tomas, McPherson 1:23