Anna Cullens (31-1) placed 1st and scored 22.0 team points.
Quarterfinal - Anna Cullens (Wellington) 31-1 won by fall over Ryelee Cagle (Fort Scott) 18-8 (Fall 0:32)
Semifinal - Anna Cullens (Wellington) 31-1 won by decision over Addison Saporito (Columbus) 29-7 (Dec 6-1)
1st Place Match - Anna Cullens (Wellington) 31-1 won in sudden victory - 1 over Skyleigh Pflaster (Abilene) 13-3 (SV-1 6-4)
Kaitlyn Hain (33-7) placed 6th and scored 6.0 team points.
Quarterfinal - Hope Blake (Eskridge-Mission Valley) 19-2 won by fall over Kaitlyn Hain (Wellington) 33-7 (Fall 1:31)
Cons. Round 1 - Kaitlyn Hain (Wellington) 33-7 won by fall over Emily Welch (Columbus) 26-7 (Fall 2:11)
Cons. Semi - Ellington Hogle (Silver Lake) 36-6 won by decision over Kaitlyn Hain (Wellington) 33-7 (Dec 3-2)
5th Place Match - Jill High (Augusta) 21-5 won by decision over Kaitlyn Hain (Wellington) 33-7 (Dec 6-4)
Averie Burns (6-12) placed 4th and scored 11.0 team points.
Quarterfinal - Madi Hargett (Baldwin) 21-13 won by fall over Averie Burns (Wellington) 6-12 (Fall 1:01)
Cons. Round 1 - Averie Burns (Wellington) 6-12 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi - Averie Burns (Wellington) 6-12 won by fall over Kylie Meredith (Sabetha) 13-6 (Fall 4:11)
3rd Place Match - Madi Hargett (Baldwin) 21-13 won by fall over Averie Burns (Wellington) 6-12 (Fall 2:03)
1 Baldwin 54.5
2 Pratt 49.0
3 Paola 46.0
4 Wellington 39.0
5 Fort Scott 34.0
5 Rossville 34.0
7 Lakin 33.0
8 Abilene 32.0
8 Burlington 32.0
8 Oakley 32.0
11 Ellis 27.0
12 Buhler 26.0
12 Lindsborg-Smoky Valley 26.0
12 Mulvane 26.0
12 Silver Lake 26.0
16 Ottawa 25.0
16 Towanda-Circle 25.0
18 Effingham-Atchison County Community 24.0
18 Eskridge-Mission Valley 24.0
20 Douglass 23.0
21 Council Grove 22.0
22 Hoisington 21.0
23 Independence 20.0
23 Marysville 20.0
23 Winfield 20.0
26 Chapman 18.0
26 Larned 18.0
26 Tonganoxie 18.0
26 WaKeeney-Trego Community 18.0
30 Nickerson 17.0
31 Columbus 16.0
31 McPherson 16.0
31 Oskaloosa 16.0
34 Fredonia 14.0
34 Hoxie 14.0
36 Holton 12.0
37 Sabetha 11.0
38 Burlingame 10.0
39 Smith Center 9.0
40 Atwood-Rawlins County 8.0
41 Coffeyville-Field Kindley 7.0
42 Augusta 6.0
42 Chanute 6.0
42 Eureka 6.0
45 Hoyt-Royal Valley 5.0
46 Cimarron 4.0
46 Colby 4.0
46 LaCygne-Prairie View 4.0
49 Brookville-Ell Saline 0.0
49 Phillipsburg 0.0
49 Plainville 0.0
Congratulations to Coaches Mitch McComb, Jeff DeJarnett and Blake Bales. An awesome job by all - congrats ANNA / KAITLYN / AVERIE - We are proud of you!!
STATE GIRLS DIV II WRESTLING TOURNAMENT 2021 MAT ACTION PICS 02.26.21 - Gallery 1 (pics by Jaxson Irey-Hurt)
STATE GIRLS DIV II WRESTLING TOURNAMENT 2021 MAT ACTION PICS 02.26.21 - Gallery 2 (pics by Jaxson Irey-Hurt & Steve)
It's been a great season for the Lady Crusader Wrestlers! District Champions! Regional Champions! State Champion (Anna Cullens), State Medalists Kaitlyn Hain & Averie Burns.
Coach McComb had this to say about the 3 DIV II STATE TOURNAMENT participants from Wellington High School.
"Anna Cullens (109 lbs) came up from the middle school with a love for the sport of wrestling.Her desire to be great has pushed her to the level she is! Anna wrestles year-round, attends camps and clinics to enhance her skills, she even has a wrestling mat in her garage! Anna gets up every morning at 5am to work out and stay in shape".
*Kaitlyn Hain (132 lbs) had older brothers that wrestled which probably increased her interest in the sport. She is tough as nails, works hard to get better.Kaitlyn was by far in the toughest weight class in the state. Kaitlynn pinned the runner-up at 138 in a match at Bluestem earlier this year."
*Averie Burns (235 lbs) started her wrestling career on December 1, 2020. She is friends with Kaitlyn and Keeli (team manager). Averie was originally recruited to be a manager as well but was asked if she wanted to wrestle instead and said yes. Averie struggled at first but kept a positive attitude. She was 0-7 going into the Wichita South Tournament. Had been beaten by every girl in her bracket. Everything started clicking for Averie and she went 3-1 that day and finished 2nd in the tournament! After the 0-7 start, she has gone 6-5".
Coach feels "the future looks bright for girls wrestling. With all 3 State placers this year, returning next year. There are 6 others that should be coming back and "2" 8th graders will be moving up to the high school to wrestle.Girl wrestling has taken off and offers great scholarship opportunities at many colleges and universities!"
Anna is Coach McComb's first State Champion, He was the assistant coach when Cody Page won in 2008 and he practiced daily with E.K. Franks when he won his first state title. The middle school program is very important to the high school program, both girls and boys. Coach, as a student-athlete back in the day, didn't enjoy wrestling until it became a "team sport" to him. Middle school is often the first exposure to the sport for many of the kids. He and Coach DeJarnett recruit as many WMS football players as they can to provide them with that exposure to the sport. Many of those wrestle now or did in the past. Lujan, Groom, Young and Wright, all examples. This season was Coach McComb's 9th season as head coach at WHS! GO BIG RED!!