School of the Osage 9th grade girl wrestler Kalli LaFrance is headed back to state tournament next weekend in Warrenton, Mo.
After a a disappointing, but narrow loss in the Missouri State Championship Finals last year in Kansas City, Mo., LaFrance has been working over-time physically and mentally to prepare for this year's state and national tournament, the latter of which will be held in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Last year, LaFrance ended her season with a second place finish in Missouri and fourth in the United States in the 120 lb. weight class in the USAWG, where she received honors as a USA wrestling All-American.
At nationals last year, LaFrance wrestled opponents from a number of different states, including Oklahoma, Kansas, Wyoming, Iowa, Minnesota and California.