For the second year in a row, McPherson High will be rolling out the red carpet for the Kansas High School Girls Wrestling Championships on Saturday.
This is not a KSHSAA-sanctioned event, but it is hoped in time it will be.
The first year of the event played to rave reviews. According to MHS coach Doug Kretzer, who is a driving force behind girls wrestling in Kansas, Saturday’s event will be bigger and better.
“I'm really excited about the event,” Kretzer said. “The tournament has really grown in a single year. The 2017 tournament had 36 schools with 56 girls competing. This year we will have 57 schools with 145 girls competing. There will be some really high-level girls competing this year in the tournament. It's going to be a great atmosphere.”
The Bullpups have a whopping 17 girls on their team and all will be entered. Mya Kretzer has been wrestling on the varsity boys team and is enjoying a winning season at 18-11. She won her weight class at this event last year.
The event is scheduled to get under way at 9 a.m. in the Roundhouse.