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2022-23 high school individual state champions list, as of January 30: First New York Girls State Invitational held
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
The medalists at 132 pounds at the NYSPHSAA Girls State Invitational. The top three placers are all nationally ranked. Champion No. 1 Emily Sindoni of Tioga, runner-up No. 13 Zoe Griffith of Gouvernour, third place No. 19 Ragan Retell of Tamarac. Photo courtesy of the NYSPHSAA.
Once again, USA Wrestling will publish regular update on the 2022-23 state high school champions for both boys and girls.
Winning a state high school title is an amazing achievement for a high school student-athlete. We will post the champions from official state high school championships for boys, as well as the girls who have won official state high school titles, as well as the recognized state competitions which are not run by their state high school association. We will also post the team champions at the state level as available. As available, we will include the state champion’s year in school and final record.
Last week, New York held its first Girls State Invitational in Syracuse. There were 13 weight classes, and champions came from 13 different high schools across the state.
This past week’s state champions are marked in bold. Below are the previous state champions from this season, listed by state in alphabetical order.
Note: February is the busiest month for state high school competitions. We look forward to expanding this list as each state holds its competition.
New York Girls State Invitational
At Syracuse, N.Y., Jan. 27
94 - Zoey Jewett (General Brown), Fr.
100 - Gabriella Barone (Niagara Wheatfield), 7th
107 - Sara Pauls (Minisink Valley), 8th
114 - Yianna Foufas (Mepham), Jr.
120 - Ashley Diaz (Seaford), Jr.
126 - Alexandra Viera (Rocky Point), Jr.
132 - Emily Sindoni (Tioga), Sr.
138 - Zoey Lints (Duanesburg-Schoharie), Sr.
145 - Madison Westerberg (Waterloo), So.
152 - Isabella Gretzinger (Shenendehowa), Jr.
165 - Renne Kinikin (Mexico), Sr.
185 - Sophie Pollack (Canandaigua Academy), Sr.
235 - Mackenzie Laforest (Waverly), Jr.
Previous State Tournament results (by state, alphabetically)
ALABAMA GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Alabaster, Ala., January 19-20
100 - Alanah Girard (Daphne) 38-2, 8th.
107 - Juliana Eldridge (Wetumpka) 21-0, 8th.
114- Katherine Grigsby (Hewitt-Trussville) 34-1, So.
120 - Evelyn Holmes-Smith (Enterprise HS) 36-0, So.
126 - Carly Thomas (Bob Jones) 28-1, Jr.
132 - Kalyse Hill (Daphne) 35-0, So.
138 - Lena Johannson (Weaver) 26-0, So.
145 - Akerah Artis (Sparkman) 31-0, Sr.
152 - Reagan Grant (Sparkman) 25-2, Jr.
165 - Mackenzie Schultz (Enterprise) 33-0, Fr.
185 - Aniyah Griffin (Pinson Valley) 35-0, Jr.
235 - Tamara Reed (Baldwin County) 17-0, Sr.
Team champions - Sparkman
ALASKA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 16-17
Div. I Boys
103 - Elijah Allen (Wasilla) 14-1, Sr.
112 - Jacob Strausbaugh (Soldotna) 29-4, So.
119 - Asher Clayton (Colony) 37-0, So.
125 - Ezekiel Miller (Soldotna) 24-1, Sr.
130 - Kenton Cooke (East Anchorage) 34-1, Jr.
135 - Dylan Shaw (South Anchorage) 33-0, Sr.
140 - Cody Vansiegman (Palmer) 42-7, Jr.
145 - Elijah Larsen (Colony High School) 35-0, Sr.
152 - Isaac Chavarria (Soldotna) 34-2, Sr.
160 – DeShawn Campbell (Wasilla) 32-0, Sr.
171 - Jacob Johnson (Lathrop) 37-4, Sr.
189 - Hunter Richardson (Soldotna) 33-0, Sr.
215 - Liam Babitt (Soldotna) 20-0, Sr.
285 - Noah Curtis (Lathrop Wrestling) 36-0, Sr.
Team Champions - South Anchorage
Div II Boys
103 - Jaxson Young (Kenai Central) 11-1, Fr.
112 - Aidan Schilling (Seward) 18-8, So.
119 - Hunter Forshee-Kurtz (Seward) 25-7, So.
125 - Tristan Goodell (Koliganek School) 21-3, Jr.
130 - Myles Campbell (Redington) 33-3, Jr.
135 - Owen Whicker (Kenai Central) 20-8, Sr.
140 - Russell Nyvall (Homer) 24-4, Sr.
145 - Thomas Swalling (Redington) 33-6, So
152 - Andrew Gaethle (Kenai Central) 29-5, Sr.
160 - Randy Churchill (Wrangell) 25-1, Sr.
171 - Ethan Blatchley (Wrangell) 29-0, Sr.
189 - Steven Warren (Delta) 24-3, Sr.
215 - Kyle Biggers (Petersburg) 17-4, Sr.
285 - Uatahouse Tuifua (Barrow High School ) 24-1, Jr.
Team Champions - Redington
100 - Jamiezon Garcia (East Anchorage) 16-2, Sr.
107 - Megan Spencer (Lathrop) 28-1, Jr.
114 - Amaya Coon (Lathrop) 29-0, Sr.
120 - Mya Campbell (Redington) 21-1, Jr.
126 - Saoirse Cook (Homer), 30-1, Fr.
132 - Aileen Lester (Newhalen) 20-1, Sr.
138 - Isabel Lieb (Bethel) 28-3, Jr.
145 - Trinity Donovan (Soldotna) 30-0, Sr.
152 - Emily Bellant (North Pole) 37-0, Sr.
165 - Kiley Clouse (Dillingham) 14-3, Sr.
185 - Roane Cook (Homer) 19-0, Jr.
235 - Manusiu Muti (Barrow) 15-1, Jr.
Team Champion - Lathrop
INDIANA GIRLS STATES
At Mooresville, Ind., January 13
98 - Kendall Moe (Hamilton Heights)
106 - Julianna Ocampo (Fort Wayne Snider)
113 - Emma Pillion (Frankfort)
120 - Rose Kaplan (West Lafayette)
126 - Aleksandra Bastaic (Highland)
132 - Ella Gahl (Northfield)
138 - Aulani Davis (Kokomo)
145 - Elly Janovsky (Lake Central)
152 - Ava Allen (Silver Creek)
160 - Mallory Winner (Jay County)
170 - Kenzie Konanz (Penn)
182 - Hannah West (Mount Vernon)
195 - Varzidy Batchelor (Northview)
250 - Chrissy True (Jeffersonville)
Team Champions – Penn
WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAMPIONSHIPS
94-105 - Flower Couvertier (Jackson-Reed)
104-110 - Perla Guzman (Bell)
115-119 - Sune Hamparian (Sidwell Friends)
120-127 - Helen Desimone (Washington Latin)
127-132 - Christina Pericli (Robinson)
135-141 - Ananya Murthy (Oakton)
141-148 - Kaia Condon (Einstein)
152-157 - Alexandra Ford (Laurel)
170-200 - Arnea Bethard (Suitland)
200-220 - Arrey Mbutambu (Eleanor Roosevelt)