Duo will wrestle in girls state tournament today in Coralville

WEBSTER CITY — Maddi Pulis and Brynna Croy will be pioneers today when they become the first Webster City grapplers to take part in the Iowa girls state wrestling championships inside the Xtream Arena in Coralville.

The two-day tournament — a packed affair with nearly 800 girls registered to compete — will get started with first-round matches at 10 a.m. Today’s opening session will run through to the quarterfinals.

The semifinals will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with the finals slated for 5 p.m.

Pulis, a sophomore, is in her second year competing for the Lynx. Croy, a senior, joined the team for the first time this season.

“The girls are excited to compete,” WCHS head coach Chad Hisler said. “This is a chance for these girls to show other girls in Webster City that they can be involved in wrestling in the future.”

Croy (1-7) will compete at 125 pounds and will face Ames sophomore Alexis Winky (12-5) in today’s opening round.

Pulis (4-3) will face Dubuque Wahlert freshman Emily Dominguez (0-4) in a 170-pound first-round bout. Southeast Polk sophomore Bella Porcelli (6-0) received a first-round bye and will face the winner in the second round.

Pulis, who has three pins this season, and Porcelli previously met at a tournament in Boone earlier this month.

Eight girls in the field have previously won state crowns.


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