West Platte Youth Wrestlers at State were Mari Pirtle, Oliver Schwartz, Jace Mallonee and Katy Lybarger. Coaches were Matt Gill, Louis Smither, Jak Mallone and Beau Hendrix.

Four members of the West Platte Youth Wrestlers showed up ready to compete at state last weekend, all doing well. 
Mari Pirtle wrestled hard but with a tough bracket, fell short of placing. 
Jace Mallonee and Oliver Schwartz were both one match away from earning a state medal. 
Katy Lybarger became the first ever girl at West Platte Youth Wrestling to earn a Missouri State Championship medal! She worked hard all weekend and got 4th Place. 
The four qualified two weeks ago at the 2023 Missouri USA State Championships in Kansas City at the Hyvee Arena. West Platte Youth Wrestling is fortunate enough for the second year in a row to send some of its youth wrestlers. 
Oliver Schwartz and Jace Mallonee both qualified for the tournament. Mari Pirtle and Katy Lybarger qualified in the girls division. 
These athletes have worked hard all season to earn the right to compete at the state tournament. Thank you all for supporting our youth wrestling club. 
This club is gaining momentum every year and we look forward to another great season starting later this year in the fall. 

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Pictures here is Katy Lybarger, Coaches Jake Mallonee, Matt Gill, Louis Smither, and referee Mike McAlister who is one of the founders of the West Platte Youth Wrestling Club. Mike had the honor to referee Katy’s last match at state. 


Youth Wrestlers Shine at State

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