Brianna Staebler had a week to remember in her young wrestling career as she traveled to Fargo, North Dakota, to participate in the National Freestyle Wrestling Tournament. This is a tournament that sees some of the best high school wrestlers in the country converge in the Fargo Dome to participate on 25 wrestling mats in both Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling.
To start her week off, Brianna participated in the Cadet (16U) Women’s Freestyle tournament. Brianna was very dominant in this tournament winning her matches 10-0, 8-0, 4-0, and 3-2 in the National Championship match. In the finals, Brianna scored a takedown as time expired to win the match, winning the championship and coveted “Stop Sign,” which is the award in an octagonal shape.
After having a couple of days off to relish in her victory, Brianna was back on the mat, moving up to the next age group, to participate in the Juniors (19U) Women’s Freestyle tournament. Brianna started off strong, but then had a setback in the round of 16 putting her into the consolation bracket. After two shutout wins, Brianna had the opportunity to avenge her only loss up to his point defeating the girl who had defeated her the previous day. This put Brianna into the 3rd place match and locked up All-American Honors in the Juniors Division. Brianna wrestled an aggressive match but ended up falling in her final match in Fargo for 2019 and placed 4th. This accomplishment is nothing to scoff at as it is an outstanding achievement.
As the week closed out, Brianna was 10-2 on the week, with her avenging one of those losses. After healing up from a very competitive week Brianna will get back to training for the High School Super 32’s, which takes place October 12-13 in North Carolina.
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkgsDlqRDJE to watch the interview of Brianna after winning the Cadet Championship. It’s a very nice interview and worth watching.
Article Submitted by John Schimming