Platte County dominates matches, loses dual with Smithville

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Platte County won four of the five matches wrestled in a dual with Smithville on Tuesday at Grandview High School, but the Warriors won the dual based on forfeit points for open weight classes.

Already without junior Cheyenne Weir at 102 pounds, Platte County also lost six points at 132 when sophomore Audrey Call was forced to injury default. The Pirates opened with a first-period pin for junior and returning state medalist KayLyn Munn at 195, and sophomore Haley Burge followed three weights later with a second-period pin of Smithville sophomore Rudy Scarborough at 107.

In the best match of the night, Platte County junior Elizabeth Humburg had the first two takedowns in the 127 match with Noellie Parrott, who tied the score with a takedown of her own in the third period. Humburg escaped late and held on to win a 5-4 decision.

Call’s injury forfeit was next, and Platte County senior Sarina Bertram improved the Pirates to 4-1 on the night with a 5-2 in over Emily Knight. Bertram trailed 1-0 going to the third period but escaped to tie the score and then had both of the match’s takedowns in the final 2 minutes.

Bertram remains unbeaten and earned the No. 1 state ranking at 159 in the first Missouri Wrestling rankings of the season. Like Munn, she is a returning state medalist. Munn ranks No. 4 in the rankings at 195.

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Platte County finished 10th out of 21 teams despite being noticeably shorthanded on the second day of the two-day tournament this past weekend. The Pirates had three medalists and could have had four if not for a scheduling conflict.

Bertram went 4-0 in a five-competitor round robin 159 bracket, while Weir (102) and Burge (107) reached the third-place match and ended up with fourth-place finishes.

At 159, Bertram opened with a second-period pin of North Kansas City senior Ashanti Florida in what ended up being the match between the top two finishers. Bertram added one more pin and two technical falls.

Weir went 1-1 in pool wrestling and earned the B pool No. 2 seed. She then advanced to the 102 championship semifinals by injury default and closed her tournament with back-to-back losses.

Burge also went 1-1 in the B pool at 107 and advanced to the championship semifinals with a pin of Smithville’s Scarborough. Burge also dropped her final two matches.

Platte County junior KayLyn Munn went 4-0 in her 195 pool but forfeited out of the second day of the tournament. She was taking her ACT test.

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