2018-19 ALL-USA Girls Wrestler of the Year: Macey Kilty, River Falls

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the ALL-USA Girls Wrestling Team for the 2018-19 season,

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Macey Kilty’s ‘offseason’ in the summer of 2018 included winning a Cadet World Title at 69 kgs. On her way to the finals, Macey pinned two of her three opponents and was a 12-1 winner in her other match.

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Less than two weeks later, Macey entered the Junior National Championships and breezed through the field without surrendering a point. That win gave her a total of four national championships in Fargo, throughout her high school career.

If that wasn’t enough, Kilty wrestled up an age at the Junior World Championships and came away with another medal. Macey dominated the competition before falling to a returning world champion in the finals.

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Date: 2019-04-25T12:00:27+00:00
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National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 season.

This ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 9-12, and include athletes from all 50 states. There are 14 states which sponsor official or emerging girls state high school championships, while many other states are also developing their girls high school program.

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There were some weight class changes which affected some of the No. 1 ranked wrestlers. 2018 Cadet World champion Macey Kilty of Wisconsin won a silver medal at the Dave Schultz Memorial at 149 pounds, and she was placed back in the 152 pound weight class, where she is now the No. 1 ranked athlete. Likewise, Tiare-Lynn Ikei of Hawaii, who trains at the Olympic Training Center and attends high school in Colorado, competed at the Dave Schultz Memorial at 116 pounds, and has been moved up into the 112-pound rankings, where she is the new No. 1.

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WIAA state wrestling report: Saturday at a glance

Star of the day: Amery senior Hunter Marko. Marko (37-0) defeated Bloomer/Colfax senior Brady Simonson (42-4) by a 9-1 decision to win the Division 2 138-pound title. It was Marko’s fourth consecutive title, making him the 14th wrestler to accomplish the feat. Marko won the 106 title in 2013, the 113 title in 2014 and the 126 title in 2015.

Match of the day: It was a back-and-forth affair in the Division 3 126 final between two returning champions. Stratford sophomore Jeremy Schoenherr (41-0) used a takedown in the final seconds off an attempted throw by Fennimore sophomore Alston Nutter (41-6) to score the crucial points in a 15-13 victory. Schoenherr won the D3 113 title a year ago. Nutter won the D3 120 title a year ago.

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