This past week had a ton of solid wrestling at the high school level. It was also exciting to hear women’s wrestling featured on the Takedown Wrestling Radio show on Saturday. There were insightful interviews with the head coaches of the top four ranked collegiate programs in the country. They gave candid insight into the history and growth of the sport, the success of wrestling freestyle at the collegiate level, and the opportunities available for future college athletes. It is a must-listen for any fan of women’s wrestling. Here is the radio archive from Takedown.


With the growing number of girls wrestling at the high school level, Iowa has the opportunity to field a solid dual team at the USA Wrestling Junior Girls Folkstyle National Duals in Oklahoma City, Sunday March 30th. Historically the larger states with higher participation such as Michigan, California and Texas have swept the tournament. This year, the goal is to come into the tournament and give these powerhouses a surprise. “We want to let them know that going forward, Iowa is the state to contend with”, says IA/USA Wrestling Women’s Director, Charlotte Bailey. We are asking for our high school wrestlers to touch base with Charlotte at and let her know that you are interested in representing Team Iowa at this event. In addition, Female Elite Wrestling (FEW) and Wrestling for Life promote and provide scholarships for USA Wrestling membership and to help young women compete in state and national events.

Are you a female high school wrestler or a coach in Iowa? Send us your wrestler’s photo and a short bio and we may use it in a future update. We also want to compile coach contact information. Email:

High school highlights since our last update include the following varsity performances:


Chloe Krebsbach of Osage is new to the varsity highlights this week. Chloe picked up a first-period pin and 2 forfeits to go 3-5 for the week making her varsity record 5-9. Chloe’s JV record is 1-12 for the season.

Emily Reis of Regina is also new to the varsity highlights with a first-period pin and a forfeit to go 2-4 for the week. Emily’s varsity record is 5-10 for the season and her JV record stands at 1-2.

Felicity Taylor of South Winneshiek picked up a 7-0 decision and 4 forfeits to go 5-5 for the week making her varsity record 18-14. Taylor’s JV record remains at 1-1.


Brittney Shumate of Woodbine is also new to the varsity highlights and picked up a pin to go 1-0 for the week. Shumate also went 0-3 at JV bringing her varsity record to 4-12 and JV record to 0-3 for the season.

Note: Shumate made the news last week when she wrestled another varsity female, McKinna Faulkenberry of OA-BCIG. Her varsity match this week was also to a varsity female, Soledad Castaneda, a junior from Riverside.

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Brittney Shumate wrestling for Woodbine at 132 pounds


Rachel Watters of Ballard went 3-2 for the week picking up a first-period pin, a 5-1 decision and a 5-2 decision. Watters placed 3rd at the Storm Invitational tournament in Eldora and has improved her record to 12-10 for the season.

There is no question that women’s wrestling is growing rapidly across the nation as well as in Iowa. For evidence of this you need to look no further than the 113-A bracket of the JV tournament held in Centerville last Friday night. All four wrestlers in the bracket were female: Courtney Six of Ft. Madison, Britany Flockhart of Keokuk, Dakota Selby of Albia and Morgan Lawson of Ottumwa


Here are the complete results since our last update:


Wt First Last Gr School Class Weekly Varsity Record Weekly JV Record Weekly Results Overall Varsity Record Overall JV Record
106 Myla Mayo So Sioux City East 3A 2-2 1-1
106 Chloe Krebsbach Fr Osage 2A 3-5 V wins by F 1:05 and 2 forfeits 5-9 1-12
106 Maiah Williams Fr Glenwood 2A 0-2 1-0 1-5
106 Mykenzi Brinkman Jr Westwood 1A 11-0
106 Emily Reis Sr Regina 1A 2-4 V win by F 1:42 and a forfeit 5-10 1-2
106 Felicity Taylor So South Winneshiek 1A 5-5 V win by 7-0 and 4 forfeits 18-14 1-1
106 Corby Webb So Hudson 1A 3-3
106 Rylee Zobac Fr Starmont 1A 6-5 0-3
113 Britany Flockhart Fr Keokuk 3A 2-1 JV wins by F 3:27 and 8-0 2-0 3-4
113 Morgan Lawson So Ottumwa 3A 0-4 0-8
113 Courtney Six Fr Fort Madison 3A 3-0 JV wins by F 1:02, F :55 and F :54 3-4
113 Shelby Blake Fr Osage 2A 0-8 6-26
113 Emma Cornelison Fr Nodaway Valley 1A 2-1 V wins by forfeit 4-5 0-2
113 Kendra Felder So Panorama 1A 3-10 0-3
113 Makayla Patterson Jr South Central Calhoun 1A 3-1
120 Grace Massier So Des Moines Roosevelt 3A 0-1 1-10 1-7
120 Alanah Vetterick So Norwalk 3A 2-2 JV wins by F 5:00 and F 3:37 5-2 4-3
120 Aubrey McIntryre Fr Glenwood 2A 0-3 0-1 0-8
120 Athena Moad Jr West Burlington/Notre Dame/Danville 2A 6-14 1-2
120 Dakota Selby Fr Albia 2A 1-2 JV win by 4-2 OT 1-8
120 Cheyenne Sedlacek Sr WACO 1A 0-4 0-7
126 Amaya Graham Fr Oskaloosa 3A
126 Kaia Graham Fr Oskaloosa 3A 0-1 1-2 JV win by F 1:53 3-6 1-6
126 Anne Gadient So Cascade 2A 1-4 0-1
126 Soledad Castaneda Jr Riverside 1A 0-1 2-9
126 Keagan King Fr South Central Calhoun 1A 1-3 1-2 V win by forfeit, JV win by F 3:46 12-19 1-2
126 Kaitlynn Thoreson Fr Woodbine 1A 2-11
132 Jolynn Harris So Des Moines Lincoln 3A 1-0 JV win by 12-6 0-6 2-5
132 Karleigh Shuff Sr Indianola 3A 0-5
132 Samantha Back Fr Lisbon 1A 0-1 0-2 0-9
132 McKinna Faulkenberry So OA-BCIG 1A 0-2 9-13
132 Brittney Shumate So Woodbine 1A 1-0 0-3 V win by F 4:55 4-12 0-3
138 Laura Arroyo-Ganona Fr Muscatine 3A 2-7
138 Alisha Smith So Pleasant Valley 3A 2-2 JV wins by 7-2 and 2-0 2-16 2-2
138 Dominique Mosier Fr Clear Creek-Amana 2A 1-3 1-6
138 Brooke Silence Sr Shenandoah 2A 0-4
138 Tammy Vaughn Sr Columbus Community 2A 1-3 0-1
138 Nicole Watters So Ballard 2A 1-0 JV win by Fall 3-9
145 Jesse Lorano So Denison-Schleswig 3A 0-3
145 Kyla Devilbliss Jr Perry 2A 0-3
145 Ariel Hellman Jr Sheldon/South O’Brien 2A 0-4 1-0 2-8
145 Ciana Sonberg So Charles City 2A 3-3 JV wins by Fall, 6-4 and 6-5 1-8 12-6
145 Rachel Watters Sr Ballard 2A 3-2 V wins by F 1:56, 5-1 and 5-2 12-10
145 Julia Eshelman Fr Nodaway Valley 1A 2-0
145 Alley Gray Fr Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 1A 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-9
145 Larissa Moore Jr North Cedar 1A 0-4 1-14
152 Gabriela Castillo Jr Perry 2A 0-4
152 Tate Hughes Fr Clarinda 2A 1-8
182 Haley Snyder So Northeast Community 2A 0-6
182 Erica Halferty Jr Wayne 1A 0-2
195 Melinda Collins Jr Tipton 1A 0-1 3-0 1-12
220 Sadie Durnan Fr Oelwein 2A 0-3
220 Kali Zufall Jr Estherville Lincoln Central 2A 0-6 0-16

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