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Wrestlers standout at national tournament

Senior Laura Hawk and sophomore Jenna Goen traveled to Oklahoma City to compete in the USAW Girls High School National Championships.

Hawk went into the tournament seeded 4th and won her first match with a 43 second pin against Loemer from Indiana, advancing her to the second round.

Hawk then went on to defeat Nelson from New York by a 5-0 decision but in the third round suffered a 4-7 loss against the number one seeded, and first place finisher, Hale from Vermont.

Hawk then lost her next match 0-1 to the second-seeded and 3rd place finisher, Paxton from Indiana, bumping Hawk into the fifth place championship match in which Hawk pinned her opponent, Nelson from New York.

This earned Hawk the 5th place title for girls nationals. Hawk ended her senior year with a record of 46 wins and 4 losses.

Sophomore Jenna Goen entered the tournament as an unseeded wrestler and won her first match against Soudders, who placed 5th at the Texas State Tournament, with a :55 second pin, advancing her to the
second round.

Goen then lost to the number one seeded Mcaleavey, the Texas State Champion, with a 7-13 decision.

Goen wrestled her third match against Collins-Theodor from Michigan and won with a pin in the second period. Jenna then goes on to pin Navarro from El Paso in 21 seconds.

Goen was beaten 4-2 by Henderson, who went on to place 4th in the tournament.

Goen ended up in the top ten at the girls national.

Goen ended her sophomore season with a record of 32 wins and 3 losses.

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