District GWR

Cadet Brooklin Kuester looks for the pin call during the A2 District meet at Madison.

With so much growth in the sport over the past year, the path to the Girls State Wrestling Tournament has become more of a challenge.

And despite some challenging brackets, West Point-Beemer closed out the A-2 District meet February 3-4 at Madison with three state qualifiers: Brooklin Kuester, Claire Paasch and Lizbeth Gonzalez.

Kuester (120) and Paasch (190), both seniors, are returning state qualifiers. Gonzalez, a freshman, is a first-time qualifier at 235 pounds.

Panther freshman punches ticket to state

A stellar freshman season for Kristi Raue will conclude with her making a trip to the Girls State Wrestling tournament later this month.

Raue was a 3rd-place finisher at the A-2 District over the weekend at Madison. She qualified at 110 pounds.

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