Sparta’s Jenna Ahnen will be wrestling this week at the United States Girls Wrestling Association’s national championships in Michigan. Ranked third in the country among girls at 130 pounds entering this year, Ahnen looks to improve upon her loss in the consolation finals at last year’s championships. Last year she wrestled at 126 pounds.
Ranked ahead of her at 130 pounds in the USGWA preseason poll is Brittany Woodall of Buckhannon, WV who defeated Ahnen in the consolation finals last year by a score of 7-3 and Tatiana Padilla of LaVerne, CA. Padilla won the national championship last year at 126 pounds and defeated Ahnen 8-2 in the semifinals.
However, as anyone who watched Sparta wrestling can attest, Jenna has improved markedly this year from last and looks to make a lasting impression in her final shot at the tournament. Check back here this weekend for results.