Three girls wrestlers reach podium in first-ever IGHSAU Championships

Posted February 7, 2023

Photo Credit: Adam Atkinson

The Little Cyclone girls wrestlers recorded top-6 finishes at the first-ever IGHSAU Girls Wrestling Championships in Coralville, IA. The two-day event at Xtream Arena saw 448 wrestlers compete across the 14 weight classes in the first state-sanctioned championship specifically for girls.

Ames entered the weekend with five qualifiers from a team regional runner-up performance a weekend earlier. Alexis Winkey led the way, earning the Little Cyclones 24 total team points en route to a fourth-place finish. Teammate Lexa Rozevink collected 23 team points and finished her week with a spot in fifth-place at 120. Greta Goodman rounded out the Ames placewinners with a sixth-place result at 100.

Collectively, the Little Cyclones finished in 10th place out of 137 scoring teams, ending the tournament with a combined 68 team points.

Greta Goodman (100) – SIXTH PLACE:

  • First Round: Defeated Liliana Cortes (Postville) by fall, 5:20
  • Second Round: Defeated Ava McNeal (Lewis Central) by decision, 7-5
  • Quarterfinals: Lost to Mariah Michels (North Central) by decision, 9-2
  • Consolation Fourth Round: Defeated Elizabeth Elliott (Newton) by fall, 3:45
  • Consolation Fifth Round: Defeated Ava McNeal (Lewis Central) by decision, 6-5
  • Consolation Sixth Round: Lost to Mia Kurth (Waukon) by fall, 3:47
  • Fifth Place Match: Lost to Myah Rausch (Cedar Rapids Prairie) by decision, 3-1

Lexa Rozevink (120) – FIFTH PLACE:

  • First Round: Defeated Brinley Meier (Waverly-Shell Rock) by fall, 1:12
  • Second Round: Lost to Layla Ewing (Moravia) by decision, 12-7
  • Consolation Second Round: Defeated Cora Schut (Sioux Center) by fall, 0:43
  • Consolation Third Round: Defeated Allison Baker (Ballard) by fall, 2:42
  • Consolation Fourth Round: Defeated Evelyn Kramer (South Central Calhoun) by fall, 2:38
  • Consolation Fifth Round: Defeated Ava Scranton (Anamosa) by fall, 5:51
  • Consolation Sixth Round: Lost to Khylie Wainwright (North Scott) by fall, 0:55
  • Fifth Place Match: Defeated Calista Rodish (Raccoon River-Northwest) by fall, 1:00

Alexis Winkey (125) – FOURTH PLACE:

  • First Round: Defeated Ayden Erickson (Perry) by fall, 0:40
  • Second Round: Defeated Nicole Bond (Red Oak) by fall, 1:17
  • Quarterfinals: Lost to Sophie Barnes (Lewis Central) by fall, 2:20
  • Consolation Fourth Round: Defeated Carli Pfantz (West Marshall) by fall, 1:30
  • Consolation Fifth Round: Defeated Eva Heise (Waverly-Shell Rock) by fall, 1:21
  • Consolation Sixth Round: Defeated Tatum Shepherd (Ridge View) by fall, 1:11
  • Third Place Match: Lost to Sophie Barnes (Lewis Central) by fall, 1:29

Leah Stagg (145):

  • First Round: Defeated Emily Kesterson (Southwest Iowa) by fall, 3:52
  • Second Round: Lost to Emma Peach (Iowa Valley) by fall, 1:03
  • Consolation Second Round: Defeated Lindsey Hospodarsky (Alburnett) by fall, 1:19
  • Consolation Third Round: Lost to Lauren Luzum (Decorah) by decision, 6-0

Allison Metschke (170):

  • First Round: Lost to Teagyn Hartz (West Branch) by fall, 2:30
  • Consolation First Round: Defeated Aria Rensink (Boyden-Hull Rock Valley) by decision, 7-5
  • Consolation Second Round: Lost to Karissa Oldenburger (Waverly-Shell Rock) by fall, 1:35

FULL RESULTS: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=706355132