North Mahaska’s four female wrestlers scored a first, a third and two sixth place finishes to earn ninth place as a team at Chariton Saturday. Eleven teams were competing.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont won the meet with 142 points and Colfax-Mingo was second with 128. North Mahaska finished with 59.
Macie Little (13-1), North Mahaska’s 125-pounder, opened the day with a bye then pinned Grinnell’s Kyrie Chapman in the quarterfinals in 28 seconds. Ottumwa’s Maraviha Vedina was the next victim falling in 1:13. Little met Arlo Steck if Colfax-Mingo in the title bout and pinned her in 2:58.
Kieren Perez (11-5) took third in an eight-woman field. She pinned Valeria Maldonado of Ottumwa in the opening round in 4:52 then lost to Albia’s Gabby Smith in 3:23. Perez pinned Pekin’s Audra Steigleder in 1:16 to reach the third place match. Perez had a rematch with Maldonado and went the distance scoring a 3-0 decision.
Kaylia Shipman was in a 13-woman field at 120 pounds. She had a first round bye and pinned Adalyn Hobbs of Ottumwa in 4:18 in the quarterfinal match. In the semifinals, Kate Krouse of EBF scored a 11-0 major decision to send Perez into the consolation match bracket. Perez met Kendra Krause of EBF in a consolation semifinal and lost by pin in 4:36. Hobbs avenged her earlier loss by pinning Perez in 5:25.
Amara Edwards-Hinton finished 1-2 on the day at 170 pounds. She lost her opener to Emmalyn Buchanan of Colfax-Mingo in 50 seconds. Edwards-Hinton pinned Kenadie Long of Pekin in 47 seconds then lost to Keokuk’s Jaylah Gardener in 1:20. In her fifth place match she lost to Newton’s Grace Guy in 4:23.