Earned a third-place medal in state tournament at 142 pounds in impressive fashion by winning five consecutive consolation matches after losing opening bout. To top it off, Abdijanovic won the third-place match by pinning the same wrestler who had pinned her in the opening round. Abdijanovic finished 35-6 and won three individual titles, including the District 1 tournament.
Naida Abdijanovic, sophomore, Mehlville
Emma Cole, senior, Lafayette
State runner-up at 152 pounds to finish an injury-riddled 18-3 season that featured only one match before Jan. 9. Won Lafayette Fred Ross Invitational and District 1 tournament titles. Helped Lafayette to second consecutive runner-up team finish in state tournament. All three of her losses this season came by injury default. Plans to wrestle at Lindenwood. As a junior, Cole won state title at 143 pounds.
Autumn Flanigan, senior, Troy Buchanan
Augsburg (Minn.) recruit didn't lose in two seasons with Trojans, finishing with a 56-0 record. Flanigan went 34-0 this season with seven tournament titles, highlighted by state championship at 120 pounds. Also won Fort Zumwalt East, Battle Wonder Woman, Gateway Athletic Conference, St. Charles, Francis Howell Kyle Thrasher and District 2 titles. Ranked No. 7 nationally at 117 pounds.
Jaycee Foeller, junior, De Soto
The inaugural Post-Dispatch All-Metro girls wrestler of the year enjoyed another stellar season. She posted a 47-0 record, capped by a state championship at 166 pounds, and is 82-0 in her career. Foeller's six titles also included the Affton, Fort Zumwalt East, St. Clair, Seckman and District 1 tournaments. Won 34 matches by fall, which was second-best in Missouri. Ranked No. 4 nationally at 164 pounds.
Esther Han, sophomore, Holt
A two-time individual state champion, winning this season at 142 pounds to finish 24-1 campaign. Helped Holt to third-place team state trophy. Only loss came by injury default. Han won five tournament titles, including Battle's Wonder Woman, Gateway Athletic Conference, Francis Howell Kyle Thrasher and District 2 events. As a freshman, posted 26-0 record and won championship at 136 pounds. Ranked No. 3 nationally at 138 pounds.
Hannah Jansen, junior, Webster Groves
State championship at 152 pounds was highlight of five tournament titles and capped 29-2 season. Her other tournament victories were at John Burroughs, Union, Fort Zumwalt East and Lafayette's Fred Ross event. Also a standout catcher for the Webster Groves softball team, the state championship medal was her first after falling one victory short during her 20-8 sophomore season.
Taylor Murphey, senior, Northwest Cedar Hill
Finished third in state tournament at 135 pounds to finish season at 43-3 and career at 73-9. The final of her six individual titles came in the District 1 tournament, helping the Lions capture the team championship. Murphey's other titles came at Mehlville, Washington, McCluer, Hillsboro and Francis Howell's Kyle Thrasher. As a junior, Murphey was a state qualifier and fell one win short of a medal.
Josette Partney, junior, Lafayette
Earned first-team All-Metro honors a second consecutive season by posting 35-5 record and finishing third in the state tournament at 187 pounds. Helped Lancers to runner-up team state finish. Partney won four individual titles, highlighted by the District 1 crown. She also won at Liberty, Lafayette's Fred Ross and Francis Howell's Kyle Thrasher. Partney was a state runner-up as a sophomore at 167.
Emma Schreiber, junior, Kirkwood
Earned a state tournament medal for second consecutive season, improving to a third-place finish at 166 pounds after finishing fourth as a sophomore in the 152-pound division. Schreiber went 34-6 as a junior and is 57-10 in her career for the Pioneers. She won three tournament titles (Summit's Sheri Lance, Fort Zumwalt East, Lafayette's Fred Ross) and was third in the District 1 tournament.
Lily Shaffrey, freshman, Northwest Cedar Hill
Finished third at state tournament at 130 pounds in her debut season. Posted a 39-5 record with four individual titles, which came at Union, Washington, McCluer and the District 1 tournament. She helped the Lions claim the district team title in the process, the first for the girls program. Background in judo helped Shaffrey make smooth transition to wrestling.
Maria Slaughter, freshman, Holt
Debut season ended with a 29-5 record and a state runner-up finish at 125 pounds. Helped Holt to third-place team state trophy. Slaughter won three tournament titles, the Girls KC Stampede, Francis Howell's Kyle Thrasher and the District 2 crown. Slaughter pinned all five of her opponents while winning the district tournament and then her first three state opponents before falling in the final.
Triniya Walker, senior, McCluer North
Made the most of her only season, finishing third in state tournament at 235 pounds and with a 25-2 record. Walker's four tournament titles included the District 2 crown in addition to triumphs at Lafayette's Fred Ross, McCluer and Washington. A Central Methodist signee, Walker debuted with a third-place finish at Battle's Wonder Woman tournament, losing only to eventual state champ Lexie Cole of Kearney. At state, Walker won three matches by decision and her semifinal loss was by one point in the tiebreaker phase.