Quartet headed to girls State wrestling

Ashlynn Goodwin of Goddard pins Derby’s Autumn Perez in a semifinal match at the 6-5A wrestling substate, held Friday at Wichita Heights High School. Goodwin was the substate champion at 143 pounds, and is one of four local girls heading to State on Thursday at Hartman Arena.

By Michael Buhler

Four area girls punched their tickets to the State wrestling tournament by turning in strong performances at the Division I substate tournament last Friday at Wichita Heights High School.
Leading the way was Goddard’s Ashlynn Goodwin, who won a substate championship at 143 pounds. She will be joined at State by Audrie Felkins, who took third at 115 pounds.
“We are excited to have Ashlynn and Audrie try to win our first girls individual State titles,” Goddard coach Brett Means said. 
They will be joined at the State tournament by Eisenhower’s Lainie Burkhart, who finished fourth at 109 pounds for the Tigers, and also by Erin Jackson from Campus, who finished second at 115 last Friday at Wichita Heights.
Natalie Purntes (109 pounds) and Jessi Bernal (170) also competed for Campus at Wichita Heights last Friday, but did not place.
The Class 6-5A State tournament is Thursday at Hartman Arena in Park City.

Campus High’s Erin Jackson placed second at 115 pounds and will compete at State this Thursday at Hartman Arena.
Lanie Burkhart of Eisenhower controls an opponent during her second match of the 6-5A substate at Wichita Heights last Friday. She is one of the local wrestlers heading to this week’s girls State tournament.
Audrie Felkins of Goddard gets the advantage during the first round of Friday’s substate wrestling tournament.