AP-GC girls earn strong placings in early meets
The AP-GC girls wrestling team began its season with two meets last week, and earned some strong placings. They competed at Thursday’s South Tama Girls Invitational and Saturday’s Decorah Girls Fall Tourney.
Sophomore Grace Storjohann, a returning state qualifier, started the season strong by winning the 125-pound title on Thursday at South Tama. Head Coach Joel Reints says Storjohann and fellow returning state qualifier Kayden Muller at 140 should have strong seasons.
"Kayden and Grace are great leaders for our program," Reints says. "Super excited for them. They're fired up, ready to have a great season. Grace started with her first championship of the season [on Thursday]. Her quarterfinal and semifinal matches were some battles. She wrestled really smart in the finals and took care of business in the first period. They're both going to have great seasons, they both work extremely hard."
Muller did not participate at South Tama, but went 2-2 at Decorah.
Sophomore Zoey Uhlenhopp placed fourth at 155 at Decorah in her first varsity action after earning a JV title at South Tama. Reints says Uhlenhopp, who’s new to the team, has the potential to excel.
"She's got a lot to learn, don't get me wrong. But she picks up on it extremely fast, is a tremendous athlete, very strong for her size. That's definitely going to pay dividends for her. She's going to have a great season. My guess is we're going to be talking about her late in the season."
AP-GC will be back in action on Saturday, November 25 at a tournament hosted by Belle Plaine.