PHOTOS: Metro area wrestlers compete at Central Cup

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The Central Cup took place at Belton High School earlier this month. This is a freestyle dual tournament for high school girls and is one of the biggest freestyle events held in the metro area for preseason competition. This year, seven teams competed for the grand prize. 

Here is team Red Venom who placed first in this tournament. They are led by coach Susan Redmond. “This was a great first experience and we are excited to be a part of this tournament,” Redmond said. “Our girls fought hard and it was a team effort today to take first.” 
Pictured is team Oklahoma Blue. They placed second and they are led by coach Mike Wright. “It was great to come to Kansas City and get some action before the season starts,” Wright said. “Both of the teams we brought our from our club in Oklahoma and our from the local area. Even though we came up short, it was great to compete.”
Pictured is team Oklahoma Red. They are also led by coach Wright and placed fifth.
MoWest also brought two teams to this tournament. MoWest Fire Dragons placed third and are led by Greg Linhart. “It is always a goal to achieve the highest goal but that was not the case today,” Linhart said. “I am proud of our girls and they are positives to take away.”
Pictured is MoWest Wild Dragons also coached by Greg Linhart. They placed sixth as a team.
Pictured is Team Flight Company. They are based in Kansas City and led by coach Matt Heslop. As a team, they placed fourth.
Pictured is Team Kansas. They are led by coach Dalton Weidl. Weidl is an assistant coach for the Ottawa Women’s wrestling team.
Team Red Venom coach Preston Martin coaches his athlete.
Red Venom athlete Jaimie Creason getting ready before her match.
Sarah Schmidt throws her opponent to secure the fall for team Oklahoma Blue.
Siara Andrews secured the win to lead Red Venom to the team title.
Red Venom coach Todd Gilkey amped up on the team title.