Payton Wurtz | staff writer
The girls wrestling team placed third in its debut meet at Clay Center on Saturday.
Sienna Jones finished first in her weight class, beating the same opponent twice, who was more than 20 pounds heavier than her.
“I had a lot of fun this weekend. I was pretty nervous going into the meet, especially when I found out my only matches were against one girl in the 190 weight class,” Jones said. “When Coach Tyler pointed her out across the gym, my face dropped. She was definitely bigger than me, also considering that the heaviest girl I wrestle in practice is Emily, who’s around 40 pounds less than the girl I was wrestling. During the actual match she kept head butting me, which resulted in bruising and swelling. It was intimidating, but I still ended up pinning her both matches.”
Jones was excited to find success in her first meet. “When I walked off the mat after the second match, Coach Tyler asked for permission to hug me, which made me feel pretty proud of myself. I’m excited for the rest of this wrestling season.”
Freshman Katelyn Glotzbach also placed first, winning the #135 weight class. “I was glad I was able to wrestle again,” she said.
Other girls placers were Sophia Castillo (3rd, #105), Payton Wurtz (4th, #115), Emily Meyer (4th, #145) and Kadence Guinn (4th, #155).
On the boys side, freshman Brody Droegemeier placed 4th in the #190 class.
“I think that this season is going to be fun and it’s been fun for my first year wrestling in high school,” Droegemeier said. “I think I will get better throughout this year.”
The girls placed third as a team, and received a plaque made by Coach Tyler Douglass because Clay Center didn’t have plaques for the girls teams.