Lady ‘Cats wow at Wonder Woman

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The Cassville girls wrestling team took second place at The Wonder Woman tournament in Columbia. Contributed photo

Cassville runner-up in 79-team field

In a field of 79 teams and more than 500 total wrestlers at The Wonder Woman tournament in Columbia, the Cassville girls wresting team stood out.

The Lady Wildcats took second place as a team on the backs of multiple medalists, including second-place finishes for 115-pound Annie Moore and 135-pound Faith James. As a team, Cassville scored 156 points, and the winner, Lebanon, tallied 229 points for first, and Nixa took third with 134 points.

Moore was the first to compete in the finals. She won her first three matches all by fall, then won her quarterfinal match by fall before taking an exciting 4-3 decision in the semifinals. In the championship, she met Park Hill’s Angelina Vargas, falling in a major decision, 10-0.

James received a bye, then won her two early round matches and semifinals by fall. She moved on to the championship due to an injury to her semifinal opponent. In the championship, she fell to Clinton’s Amitira McNackby fall in 1:03.

Kelsey Harris came home with a third-place medal at 110 pounds, winning two matches by fall and a decision in the quarterfinals before falling in the semifinals. She bounced back in the bronze medal match with a 3-1 decision over Washington’s Jailyn Ebert.

Another bronze went to Ryleigh Burnette at 174 pounds. She won her first two matches by fall and the quarterfinals by a 4-3 decision. She fell in the semifinals to the eventual champion, but won the third-place match over Northwest Cedar Hill’s Olivia Buckley by fall in 4:19.

Another medalist for Cassville was Kailey Artherton at 120 pounds. She received a bye then won two matches by fall. She then lost a tiebreaker, 4-3, in the quarterfinals. After two more wins by fall in the consolation bracket, Artherton fell in in the consolation semifinals, but rebounded in a big way in her final match with a 12-0 major decision over Park Hill’s Allison Gonier, giving her a fifth-place finish.

Finally, Hailey Roark, at 130 pounds, squeaked into a medalist spot. She won two matches by fall and a 7-2 decision before falling in the quarterfinals. She won one more consolation match before falling in her final two and settling for 8th place.

Full results from the national tournament include:

100 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Bailey Burbes (Francis Howell) over Madison Scallorn (Cassville) (fall, 0:43)

100 pounds: Consolation Round 1 — Emma Tenney (Holt) over Madison Scallorn (Cassville) (fall, 1:53)

105 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Jhandi Shears (Cassville) received a bye

105 pounds: Championship Round 2 — Jaden Breeden (Liberty) over Jhandi Shears (Cassville) (fall, 1:59)

105 pounds: Consolation Round 2 — Jhandi Shears (Cassville) received a bye

105 pounds: Consolation Round 3 — Jhandi Shears (Cassville) over Aubrey Jones (Harrisonville) (fall, 2:09)

105 pounds: Consolation Round 4 — Bridgett Ragan (Rolla) over Jhandi Shears (Cassville) (fall, 2:19)

110 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Kelsey Harris (Cassville) over Addison Kramme (Odessa) (fall, 3:42)

110 pounds: Championship Round 2 — Kelsey Harris (Cassville) over Aubrey Pestano (Smithville) (fall, 1:26)

110 pounds: Quarterfinals — Kelsey Harris (Cassville) over Katelyn Guth (Francis Howell Central) (decision, 5-3)

110 pounds: Semifinals — Faith Cole (Lafayette (Wildwood) over Kelsey Harris (Cassville) (fall, 2:36)

110 pounds: Consolation Semis — Kelsey Harris (Cassville) over Jailyn Ebert (Ft. Zumwalt North) (fall, 1:37)

110 pounds: 3rd Place Match — Kelsey Harris (Cassville) over Julia Donnelly (Washington) (decision, 3-1)

115 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Annie Moore (Cassville) over Arya Ahmed (Capital City) (fall, 1:15)

115 pounds: Championship Round 2 — Annie Moore (Cassville) over Jordan Todhunter (Broken Arrow II) (fall, 0:41)

115 pounds: Championship Round 3 — Annie Moore (Cassville) over Kaylynn Pehle (Mexico) (fall, 1:20)

115 pounds: Quarterfinals — Annie Moore (Cassville) over Chaire Perks (Rockwood Summit) (fall, 3:44)

115 pounds: Semifinals — Annie Moore (Cassville) over Adyson Lundquist (Southwest Valley) (decision, 4-3)

115 pounds: 1st Place Match — Angelina Vargas (Park Hill) over Annie Moore (Cassville) (major decision, 10-0)

120 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Kailey Artherton (Cassville) received a bye

120 pounds: Championship Round 2 — Kailey Artherton (Cassville) over Adysson Gerber (Eldon) (fall, 0:36)

120 pounds: Championship Round 3 — Kailey Artherton (Cassville) over Stevie Lupo (Francis Howell Central) (fall, 1:35)

120 pounds: Quarterfinals — Allison Gonier (Park Hill) over Kailey Artherton (Cassville) (tiebreaker-1 4-3)

120 pounds: Consolation Round 6 — Kailey Artherton (Cassville) over Kenadee Thomas (Jay) (fall, 2:48)

120 pounds: Consolation Round 7 — Kailey Artherton (Cassville) over Maddie Fosmoe (Park Hill South) (fall, 1:18)

120 pounds: Consolation Semis — Rylee Baker (Fulton) over Kailey Artherton (Cassville) (fall, 4:27)

120 pounds: 5th Place Match — Kailey Artherton (Cassville) over Allison Gonier (Park Hill) (major decision, 12-0)

125 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Aroma Marrufo (Fort Osage) over Breanna Gordon (Cassville) (fall, 5:47)

125 pounds: Consolation Round 1 — Breanna Gordon (Cassville) received a bye

125 pounds: Consolation Round 2 — Breanna Gordon (Cassville) over Adrianna Burks (Smith-Cotton) (fall, 2:53)

125 pounds: Consolation Round 3 — Shae Nortrup (Ft. Zumwalt North) over Breanna Gordon (Cassville) (fall, 1:44)

130 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Hailey Roark (Cassville) over Jewelyan Vick (Troy Buchanan) (fall, 1:03)

130 pounds: Championship Round 2 — Hailey Roark (Cassville) over Katlyn Lay (Ste. Genevieve) (fall, 1:42)

130 pounds: Championship Round 3 — Hailey Roark (Cassville) over Elektra Lowe (Liberty Wentzville) (decision, 7-2)

130 pounds: Quarterfinals — Talia Lee (Webster Groves) over Hailey Roark (Cassville) (fall, 2:26)

130 pounds: Consolation Round 6 — Hailey Roark (Cassville) over Anmarie Dillon (Eldon) (fall, 1:45)

130 pounds: Consolation Round 7 — Ciara Franco-Shrum (Jay) over Hailey Roark (Cassville) (fall, 5:02)

130 pounds: 7th Place Match — Anna Stephens (Rock Bridge) over Hailey Roark (Cassville) (fall, 3:13)

135 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Faith James (Cassville) received a bye

135 pounds: Championship Round 2 — Faith James (Cassville) over Rylee Meredith (Belton) (fall, 0:42)

135 pounds: Championship Round 3 — Faith James (Cassville) over Addie Wilhelm (Rockwood Summit) (fall, 1:08)

135 pounds: Quarterfinals — Faith James (Cassville) over Annelise Obermark (Washington) (fall, 1:05)

135 pounds: Semifinals — Faith James (Cassville) over Kate Grubbs (Sikeston) (injury)

135 pounds: 1st Place Match — Amitira McNack (Clinton) over Faith James (Cassville) (fall, 1:03)

141 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Payton Hellmuth (Staley) over Haley Morse (Cassville) (fall, 5:04)

141 pounds: Consolation Round 1 — Haley Morse (Cassville) received a bye

141 pounds: Consolation Round 2 — Brooke Butler (Odessa) over Haley Morse (Cassville) (fall, 1:15)

174 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Ryleigh Burnette (Cassville) over Niyia Morris (Battle) (fall, 4:00)

174 pounds: Championship Round 2 — Ryleigh Burnette (Cassville) over Autumn Calvert (Winnetonka) (fall, 5:22)

174 pounds: Quarterfinals — Ryleigh Burnette (Cassville) over Harper Wood (Eureka) (decision, 4-3)

174 pounds: Semifinals — Hailey Romero (Kearney) over Ryleigh Burnette (Cassville) (fall, 2:24)

174 pounds: Consolation Semis — Ryleigh Burnette (Cassville) over Jayla jones (Lafayette Wildwood) (fall, 2:37)

174 pounds: 3rd Place Match — Ryleigh Burnette (Cassville) over Olivia Buckley (Northwest Cedar Hill) (fall, 4:19)

194 pounds: Championship Round 1 — Taylor Glidewell (Cassville) received a bye

194 pounds: Championship Round 2 — Mariyah Brumley (Lebanon) over Taylor Glidewell (Cassville) (fall, 0:14)

194 pounds: Consolation Round 2 — Taylor Glidewell (Cassville) over Natalie Bennett (Southern Boone) (fall, 0:47)

194 pounds: Consolation Round 3 — Taylor Glidewell (Cassville) over Christina Guyre (Ft. Zumwalt West) (fall, 0:56)

194 pounds: Consolation Round 4 — Emily Droppelman (Rockwood Summit) over Taylor Glidewell (Cassville) (fall, 0:31)

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