Platte County shines at Kearney Invitational, Benton Scramble

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Finally back at full strength, Platte County went 11-2 in matches wrestled in St. Joe Benton Scramble on Tuesday in St. Joseph. Pirates senior Sarina Bertram (159 pounds) and junior KayLyn Munn (195 pounds) — the two returning Missouri State Wrestling Championships qualifiers and medalists) on the roster both went undefeated, as did junior Elizabeth Humburg (127C) and sophomores Audrey Call (132B) and Haley Burge (107B).

Wrestlers were broken into groups for a maximum of three matches. There were no team scores kept.

Bertram bounced back from her first loss of the season, going three periods in all three of her matches. She had a technical fall, major decision and an 8-5 decision over Oscarina Jackson of Brookfield.

Munn had a pair of pins in her two matches.

Humburg ropened with a pin before earning a 3-0 decision against Noelle Parrott of Smithville. Burge pinned Smithville’s Ruby Scarborough in their matches at 107.

Call had a pin and then a 9-3 decision against Grace Bradley of Smithville.

This make the final competition for Platte County until after the holiday break. Bertram (No. 1 at 159) and Munn (No. 4 at 195) were in the initial Missouri Wrestling girls rankings released ahead of the holiday.

Kearney Invitational

Platte County finished fourth out of 10 teams with just five wrestlers last weekend in Kearney with Munn and junior Cheyenne Weir taking individual titles.

Munn had a bye to the semifinals of the 195 A bracket and pinned Riley Seaboldt of Harrisonville in 1 minute, 43 seconds. Munn, who remains unbeaten on the season, needed just 16 seconds to pin Kearney’s Morgan Roach in the championship match.

Weir won all three of her matches at 102, starting with two pins and finishing with a 5-3 decision over Laney Cecil of Kearney to win the round robin.

Bertram wrestled in a round robin at 159 and lost her opener in a 5-3 decision to unranked but undefeated Amberlyn Hoeper of Staley. Bertram came back with a second period pin and a 17-7 major decision over Nevaeh Wardlow of Oak Park to finish second.

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