Sedlacek defeated Abby Wegner by fall to bring the championship back to White Pine.
Last weekend, the White Pine High School girls wrestling team competed at the Big Mountain Girls Invitational at Burley High School in Burley, Idaho on Jan. 28 and 29. In total, there were 14 White Pine competitors, highlighted by junior Gianna Sedlacek taking home the title in the 145-pound category.
Sedlacek, who received a first-round bye, began her title quest with a fall over Elizabeth Nelson of Twin Falls High School. She then won by fall in the quarterfinals to Britney Munoz of Canyon Ridge.
In the semifinals, Sedlacek defeated Celestial Westover of West Side by decision, 7-4, and in the finals, the junior was able to capture the title over Abby Wegner of Skyline with a fall. Sedlacek now has a 23-5 record and her two opponents in the semifinals and final also had 20 or more wins.
Also placing were Kylee Knudson, Anne Wheable, Callie Hollingsworth and Brooklynn Reed. Both Knudson and Wheable placed fourth in the 107-pound and 138-pound categories, respectively. Unlike Sedlacek, both did not have a first-round bye.
Ultimately, Knudson lost in the quarterfinals and worked her way through three rounds of the consolation bracket to advance to the Third Place Match where she lost to Myriam Riley of Blackfoot by decision.
Wheable lost in the second round to Lauryn Story of Burley, and like Knudson, she worked her way through the consolation bracket in the 138-pound weight category, going through five consolation rounds, including winning the consolation semifinals by a fall before also reaching the Third Place Match.
However, Wheable would fall to Marisol Bueno of Waterfall to place fourth. Wheable finished with a 21-5 record.
In the 100-pound category, Reed began her tournament in the quarterfinals and defeated Daniele Holt of Canyon Ridge with a fall. She would then lose in the semifinals to Hilary Vargas of West Jefferson, moving Reed to the consolation bracket.
In the consolation semifinals, Reed lost by decision over Jayla Goslin of Emmett. However, she moved on to the Fifth Place match, where she ultimately lost to Brooke Hensley of Skyline by a fall. Reed is now 12-13 in her matches.
Placing sixth in Idaho was Hollingworth in the 126-pound category. After receiving a first round bye, she began with a second-round victory over Jazlan Wood of Sugar Salem with a fall. Her quest for a run at the title would end in the quarterfinals, losing to Mitzie Hunt of Bear Lake.
As a result, it was another Ladycat looking to make a move in the consolation bracket. Hollingsworth logged a victory over Hazel Murray of Twin Falls followed by a second straight win against Alexandra Sturges of Soda Springs with a fall before losing to Cameron Francis of Twin Falls by fall.
That meant Hollingsworth went to the fifth-place match, facing Rylee Nelson of Malad. On a day where none of her previous matches went to a decision, this one did, losing 16-13 in a close match to place sixth.
Each White Pine girls wrestler who competed this past weekend logged at least three matches as the regular season is nearing the end.
Up next, the girls wrestling team prepares for the Girls Regional Tournament at Reed High School in Reno on Feb. 2-3 before the NIAA Class 2A Southern Regional Tournament on Feb. 10 at Pahranagat Valley High School.