Taking to the mats for the first time in a big tournament, Washington and Union competed Saturday in the inaugural Ft. Zumwalt North Girls Wrestling Tournament.
Washington scored 86 points to finish third behind St. Charles (122) and Lindbergh (98) in the team standings.
Union was sixth with 43 points. Ft. Zumwalt North (73) and Pattonville (62) ranked between Washington and Union.
There were 21 teams competing in the event with six junior varsity squads. Washington’s JV team scored three points to finish 19th.
The two area teams combined for three weight class titles.
Washington’s Mia Reed won the 116-pound division while Allison Meyer was the 121-pound champion.
Union’s Sarena Monore was the winner at 143 pounds.
Reed only had one match go past a minute. She opened with a 0:15 pin of Union’s Kristina Wilson and then won a 10-0 major decision over St. Charles’ Camryn Head.
In the next round, she pinned McKenna Coombs of Union in 0:29 and then pinned Julia Datus of Lindbergh in 0:57.
Meyer won all three of her matches by pins. She started with a 0:50 pin of Ft. Zumwalt North’s Elena Henrickson.
In the semifinals, Meyer pinned Union’s Kylee Mobley in 0:15.
Meyer won the title with a 3:19 pin of Lindbergh’s Eathis Pascua.
Monroe had three matches and won them all. She pinned Rachel Schmieder of Lindbergh in the opener in 1:25 and Kennedy Cox of Ft. Zumwalt North in 1:12.
In the title bout, she pinned Washington’s Halaina O’Bryant in 0:56.
“Sarena Monroe won our first-ever girls championship in the 143-pound weight class,” Cranmer said. “She wrestles with so much confidence now after her season of wrestling boys last year. She is undefeated against girls this year.”
O’Bryant and Tayhler Davis (110) of Washington finished second.
O’Bryant won her first three matches, starting with a 2:28 pin of Maegan Hayes of St. Charles. She then pinned Ella Smith of the Ft. Zumwalt North JV 2 in 1:36 and Zoie Wise of the Ft. Zumwalt North JV 1 in 4:48 before losing to Monroe in the title match.
Davis lost both of matches to Windsor’s Reilly Baughman by pins in 2:51 and 3:14. They were the only two wrestlers in the weight class.
Washington’s Courtney McEwen (167) and Elizabeth Brown (235) were third.
McEwen opened with a 1:59 pin against Ft. Zumwalt North’s Anazarina Militello.
McCluer’s Alexus Yancey pinned McEwen in 1:19 and Lindbergh’s Drew Haase won in 1:29 over McEwen.
McEwen closed with a 1:31 pin of Pattonville’s Brittany Strassburger.
Brown won one of her three matches, beating Melody Land of Ft. Zumwalt South in the third-place bout, 7-5. She lost by a pin in 0:57 to Lena Ridley of Pattonville and by an injury default to Marquette’s Leah Ozersky.
Union’s Wilson (116), Mobley (121) and Taylor Stroup (126) each finished fourth.
Wilson won one match, beating teammate Coombs in the third round in 4:17.
Her losses were to St. Charles’ Head in 0:28, Reed and Lindbergh’s Datus in 1:14.
Mobley won her first match over Kieman Sutton of St. Charles in 1:35. The two losses were to Washington’s Meyer and Kynia Hollowway of the McCluer JV in 3:30.
Stroup won once, pinning Rock Bridge’s Paige Hensley in 1:35.
The losses were to McCluer’s AhKia Holloway in 3:00, St. Charles’ Caitlyn Thorne in 1:34 and Pattonville’s Camilla Wilkerson in 0:48.
Coombs (116) was fifth. She lost all four of her matches by pins. Datus won in 1:24, Wilson won the intrasquad match, Reed won and St. Charles’ Head on in 0:26.
Kylie Kuenzel (235) of the Washington JV was sixth, losing both of her contested matches. Dyoni Henry of St. Charles pinned Kuenzel in 0:43 and Ridley pinned her in 0:57.
Note — Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm did not respond prior to deadline.