Local wrestler second place in State Tourney


February 28, 2024

Ipswich-Bowdle wrestler Sophia Knittel placed second in the Girls Division of the State Wrestling Tournament last week in Sioux Falls.

Sophia, an IHS seventh grader, was the only 7th grader in her bracket - G126. I-B wrestling coach Robbie Williams said Sophia was one of just two seventh grade wrestlers to make the championship match.

Sophia's first win was by fall over Allison Neitzel of Aberdeen Central. Then she won her quarterfinal match 4-3 against Brooklynn Baird of Sturgis Brown, the #2 seed. Sophia won her semifinal match against the #3 seed (Mathilde Matsuda of Spearfish) 6-5.


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