MAYVILLE – Chautauqua Lake hosts the third annual Intersectional Girls Wrestling Championship Tournament today.
The tournament brings together more than 50 girls from sections III, IV, V and VI.
Wrestling begins at 10:30 a.m. with finals scheduled for around 4:30 p.m.
Some of the top wrestlers in the 102-pound weight class include General Brown’s Zoey Jewett, Jamestown’s Skylynn Tomlinson, Tonawanda’s Brenna McCarley, and Falconer’s Brook Pryll.
Jewett is an eighth grader with a 17-13 record. She placed third in the Section III Class C tournament and fourth in the Anderson Memorial tournament.
Tomlinson is a senior who placed fourth in the Section VI class AA tournament and fourth in the Portville tournament.
McCarly is a sophomore who won the North Tonawanda Lady Jack Tournament.
Pryll is a junior who won the Linda Knuutila Memorial Tournament.
Some of the top wrestlers in the 110-pound weight class include Bolivar-Richburg’s Teegan Sibble, Lockport’s Maleah McKinney-Updegraph, Keshequa’s Alivia Cartwright, and Tonawanda’s Hannah McCarley.
Sibble is a freshman with a 37-7 record. She became the first Section V girl to win a class title when she defeated Christian Garver of Lyndonville 5-3 at the Class BBB Championships.
McKinney-Updegraph is a junior who finished third in the Section VI Class AA tournament.
Cartwright is an eighth grader who won first at the Webster Tournament, second at the Chautauqua Lake Tournament and sixth at the Section V Class BBB Championships.
McCarley is a sophomore with a 22-16 record. She won first place at North Tonawanda and second at the Linda Knuutila Memorial Tournament.
The 118-pound weight class will feature Lake Shore’s Alexiya Thuman and Livonia’s Ady West, among others.
Thuman is a freshman with a 13-4 record – only one loss has come to a girl. She took first place in North Tonawanda and Eden.
West is a sophomore who finished second in the Monroe County Girls’ League Championships.
Emily Sindoni of Tioga, Catelynn Kidney of Lyndonville, Jayme Taylor of East Rochester and Olivia Miles of Midlakes will be featured at 126 pounds.
Sindoni is a junior with a 9-5 record for New York State Public High School Division II State Champion Tioga. She took third place at the Tioga Tournament and first at the Bradshaw Tournament.
Kidney is a senior who finished second in the Monroe County Girls’ League Championships.
Taylor is a junior who won first place at Webster and Miles is a sophomore who finished second at the Monroe County Girls’ League Championships.
At 132 pounds, there will be Ellanora Bode of Penfield and Michaela Thomas of the Iroquois.
Bode is a junior who won first at Bradshaw and third at Penfield while Thomas is an eighth-grader who won first at the Linda Knuutila Memorial Tournament and second at North Tonawanda.
Meghan Edwards of Lewiston-Porter and Mia Smith of Chautauqua Lake will be featured at 138 pounds.
Edwards is a junior who won first at North Tonawanda and second at the Linda Knuutila Memorial Tournament.
Smith is a freshman who took first at Eden, second at Chautauqua Lake, and second at North Tonawanda.
The 145 pound weight class is described as “in depth with a lot of talented girls, any of whom could step onto the podium.”
Christina Evans of West Seneca West is a sophomore who won first in Chautauqua Lake, North Tonawanda and the Linda Knuutila Memorial Tournament.
Hailey DeGroff is a junior from Warsaw who was the most outstanding wrestler at Chautauqua Lake and also won first place at North Tonawanda and the Monroe County Girls’ League Championships.
Emylee Baile from Portville is a sophomore who was the most outstanding wrestler at the Linda Knuutila Memorial Tournament.
The 172-pound weight class includes Canandaigua’s Sophie Pollack. She is a No. 10 ranked junior in the nation by FloWrestling. Pollack took first place at Coxsackie-Athens, Bradshaw and Chautauqua Lake.