Girl’s Jr High State

In case you haven’t noticed, something special is happening in Oklahoma.  We are witnessing the maturation of girls wrestling.  This year marked the second year for the girls only division at Junior High State, and after looking at the participation numbers, I would say the division is here to stay!  In 2019, there were 69 entries.  This year there were 182!  That’s a 263% increase for all of you math nerds (at least I think it is).  Standing out above all of these entries were Oklahoma’s first ever 2x Jr High State Champions Zoey Freeman-94, Peyton Hand-101, Monica Monsalud-128, Symphony Veloz-175, and Sidney Milligan-285.                                                              

Here is a breakdown of where all the state placers were from:

Elgin – 4 including Champions: Monica Monsalud 128, Jocelyn Noel 160, Symphony Veloz 175                                                                                         

Union- 4 including Champions Chanelle Alburg 113 and Jessina Smith 200
Jay- 4
Guthrie- 3 including Champion Khaleah Kirk 118
Jefferson- 3
Wilburton- 3
Del City- 3
Roosevelt- 3
Warner- 3
Broken Arrow- 3
Vian- 3
Locust Grove- 3
Owasso- 2 including Champion Sidney Milligan 285                    

Southmoore- 2 including Champion Ciana Grate 138
Harrah- 2 including Champion Emma Finch 123                                   

Stilwell- 2                                                                                                         

Sallisaw- 2
Bixby- 2
Altus- 2
Marlow- 2
Moore- 2
Bulldog Wrestling- 2
Davis- 2
Comanche- 2
Lexington- 2
Norman- 2
Chandler- 1 Champion Bailey Bigbey 143
Fort Gibson- 1 Champion Peightin Mullins 150
Northside (Tulsa)- 1 Champion Terrilan Banner 87
Bristow- 1 Champion Zoey Freeman 94
Choctaw- 1 Champion Peyton Hand 101
Team Tulsa- 1 Champion Katelynn Stokes 108
Stillwater- 1 Champion Aubrianna Smith 133
Others with 1 placing: Weatherford Yukon Wagoner Claremore Little Axe Harrah Spencer Chickasha Pawhuska Ardmore Ada Perry Norman North Putnam City Westmoore Sapulpa Shawnee Lady Outlaws Standfast Morris   

The momentum for the sport will continue in a few weeks as Oklahoma will be including a girls exhibition division at the high school state tournament.  The official inaugural season for girls wrestling will be 2021/2022, and it will be interesting to see if teams like Elgin, Union, Jay, and Guthrie maintain their success.

      

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