The journey to the top of the podium would not be an easy one for any wrestler in Columbia over the weekend.

The journey to the top of the podium would not be an easy one for any wrestler in Columbia over the weekend.

Lake area wrestlers from Camdenton, Osage, Eldon and Versailles and wrestlers from all corners of the state descended upon mid-Missouri for the annual Wonder Woman Classic at Battle High School for a tournament featuring 62 different schools and 506 wrestlers.

Each Lake area school managed to walk away with at least one medalist and by the time the two-day tournament wrapped up it was Holt who finished as team champions with 162 points from a lineup of 12 wrestlers.

Osage had the best finish among the Lake area schools with 40 team points from a lineup of five varsity wrestlers, Versailles finished 45th with 28 points from a pair of grapplers, Camdenton came in 48th with 24 points from four wrestlers and Eldon finished 55th with a trio of grapplers who racked up 14 points.


School of the Osage’s Abbey Cordia had the best day among the Indians as she finished second in the 135-pound bracket to improve to 18-2 on the season. Cordia recorded four straight pin falls on her way to the finals before falling to undefeated Maddie Kubicki (11-0) from Park Hill South in the championship.

Kamill Burch (7-7) dropped a pair of matches at 115, Cammy Walters (7-6) finished her weekend 4-2 at 120, Kaitlyn Sheats (5-12) went 0-2 at 166, Sophia Jefferies (4-6) dropped a pair of matches at 187 and Demie Cobb (9-6) finished 1-2 at 120.

Osage will be back on the mat on Thursday to face Fulton and Hannibal in dual action.


Versailles earned a spot on the podium when Ellie Dunnaway (13-4) finished in eighth place at 235. Dunnaway won by pin fall and lost by pin fall in the first two rounds before coming back with three straight pin falls and dropping the final two matches via pin fall including the seventh place match.

Bethany Howard (10-4) was also in action for the Tigers and finished her weekend 4-2 at 130 while Sarah Huffman (3-5) went 0-2 at 235.

Versailles will be wrestling again Thursday night in Tri-County Conference action against Eldon and Boonville.


Camdenton’s Taylor Mustain was able to earn her spot among the best wrestlers in the 110-pound bracket by placing fourth overall. Mustain improved to 16-4 on the season and won her first four matches with three pin falls and a 7-1 decision. Mustain fell in the semifinals via pin fall to Washington’s Mia Reed (16-1), bounced back in consolation with another pin fall and fell in the third place match in a 5-3 decision to Fulton’s Rylee Baker (14-5).

Ashlynn Hughes (204( went 0-2 at 103, Bailey Matthews (0-10) finished 0- 2 at 115, Belle Simpson (0-2) went 0-2 at 166 and Trinity Covard (5-5) went 2-2 at 110.

Camdenton will be hosting Buffalo and Bolivar on Tuesday.


Eldon had a medalist in Anmarie Dillon who placed eighth at 125 and improved to 8-3 on the year. Dillon started off with an 8-7 decision and won by pin fall in the next round before dropping her first match in a 9-5 decision in the quarterfinals to Natalie Schaljo of McCluer North (4-4). Dillon came back with a 13-11 sudden victory in consolation and eventually fell by pin fall in the final two rounds including the seventh place match.

Other Mustangs in action included Olivia Chapman (7-2) who went 1-2 at 142 and Mackenzie Blankenship (0-6) who finished 0-2 at 166.

Eldon will return to action for Tri-County Conference dual action against Southern Boone and Hallsville on Wednesday.