All six Platte County wrestlers finished in the top three in the season-opening Park Hill Scramble this past Saturday at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo. Haley Burge (107 pounds), Sarina Bertram (159 pounds) and KayLyn Munn (195 pounds) all placed first and went unbeaten.
There were seven teams present with competitors put into round robin groupings. No team scores were kept.
Munn, a junior two-time state qualifier and one of two returning state medalists, had pins in the first minute of both of her matches in the 195A bracket to take the title. Bertram, a senior and the other returning state medalist, started her day with a pin and followed with a 13-3 major decision Cameron’s Justice Brewer. In her final match, Bertram held of Smithville’s Emily Knight for a 7-2 decision.
Haley Burge, a sophomore, won both of her matches by fall against Smithville’s Rudy Scarborough in a two-wrestler bracket at 107.
A junior, Elizabeth Humburg went 1-1 in the 127A bracket. She won by fall over Ashley Cummings of Smithville but lost by fall to Fort Osage’s Allison Kraemer.
Platte County also received a third-place finish from junior Cheyenne Weir at 102. She went 3-2, winning her first three before losing by fall to champion Celest Greer of Cameron and narrowly dropping a 2-1 decision to Aniya Coleman.
Battle of the Braids
With just five competitors, Platte County again had a group of top finishers in a scramble Tuesday at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Mo.
Bertram (159A) and Munn (197A) both went 3-0 without any matches decided by points. Munn improved to 5-0 on the season with three more pins, while Bertram won two by pin and one by forfeit.
Weir (102B), Burge (107) and Humburg (132A) all finished second. Humburg and Weir split their two matches, while Burge wen 2-1 with a pair of pins. Humburg’s win was a 7-1 decision over Payton Mathews of Liberty North.