- Created: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 05:45
By RICK PETERSON
Washburn Rural's girls and boys wrestling teams, both top-ranked in Kansas, tuned up for this week's state tournaments in impressive fashion, winning a pair of sub-state team championships while combining for 19 state qualifiers.
Washburn Rural's girls won Friday's Division I Girls Sub-State at Leavenworth by a 166-102 margin over Emporia while qualifying 8 wrestlers for Thursday's Division I State Tournament.
Rural's boys followed up that with a victory of its own, winning Saturday's Class 6A Boys Sub-State at Wichita Heights by a 195-160 margin over Dodge City while qualifying 11 wrestlers for Saturday's state tournament at Hartman Arena.
Washburn Rural's girls got sub-state championships from 155-pound senior Rebekah Smith (17-1) and 191-pound senior Dajia Anderson (27-4) while the Junior Blues got runner-up finishes from junior 115-pounder Shayne Miles (28-9) and sophomore 120-pounder Addison Broxterman (20-6) whiile sophomore 109-pounder Kaitlyn Morris (23-9), sophomore 126-pounder Alexis Fredrickson (23-12) and junior 170-pounder Jaliah Johnson (29-5) posted third-place finishes and senior 132-pounder Ellise Romine (18-11) finished fourth.