OHS girls wrestling competes before State competition


Sarah England

Sophomore Allie Stambaugh shooting a double leg to take down and score on her opponent.

Abygayle England, Reporter

       The OHS Girls wrestling team has continued to move through the season, and has competed in two more regular season tournaments since they competed in Alamosa. They competed in the Grand Junction MLK Invitational on 1/14-1/15, and the War Horse Invitational in Chatfield on 1/29. 

       “We were peaking at the right time, that was the main premise behind it, and everybody was wrestling well and getting to where we needed to be for regionals,” head coach Ryan Corn said.

       At The Grand Junction MLK Invitational the team placed 8th with a total of 60.0 points, and had 4 placers. Sophomore Sadie Corn placed 3rd in the 105 pound weight bracket. Senior Nicole Koch placed 1st in the 118 pound weight bracket. Sophomore Allie Stambaugh placed 5th in the 147 pound weight bracket. Sophomore Lynessia Duran placed 5th in the 215 pound weight bracket.

       “I felt like I did better than I thought I was going to. I definitely feel like I improved from the beginning of the season to now. At this point of the season I felt prepared to wrestle at regionals,” sophomore Allie Stambaugh said.  

       At the War Horse Invitational the team placed 24 out of 33 with a total of 15.0 points, and had 1 placer. The only placer was sophomore Aby England. This was a tough tournament for the team and really challenged all of them. Senior Nicole Koch who also scores a lot of the team points was out that weekend with an injury and could not compete. 

       “I would say Aby wrestled really strong and wrestled to win,” assistant coach Jake England said, “ It was a really tough and competitive tournament for her and all of the girls.”

       With the team coming to the end of their regular season tournaments, they were set to compete in the Division 1 Regional Tournament on February 11th and 12th in Grand Junction.