GMG grappler Brooklyn Mitchell takes 6th at regionals

GMG grappler Brooklyn Mitchell (right) — a freshman wrestler on the South Tama County team — ties up with Lauren Rodgers of Woodward-Granger in her semifinal match at the Region 7 state qualifier held last Friday in Mason City. Mitchell lost to Rodgers, the eventual 145-pound regional champion, by decision 7-1. Mitchell went 1-3 on the day and earned a sixth-place finish. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MASON CITY – Standout GMG wrestler Brooklyn Mitchell made it to the semifinals last week at the Region 7 state qualifier tournament held in Mason City on Friday.

Mitchell, a freshman at Garwin-Green Mountain High School, wrestled this season as a member of the talented South Tama County girls team.

After receiving a pair of byes in the opening rounds, Mitchell faced Tripoli’s Nora Schellhorn in the 145-pound quarterfinals – defeating her by pinfall in one minute, 22 seconds.

In her semifinal match, she took on Lauren Rodgers of Woodward-Granger (32-3) who won by decision 7-1. Rodgers would go on to win the regional championship.

In the consolation bracket, Mitchell went 0-2. She finished the day in sixth place overall and ended her season 31-19.

Four of Mitchell’s STC teammates qualified for state during the tournament including regional champions Maeley Elsbury who won the 135-pound title and sister Autumn Elsbury who topped the podium at 170 pounds.

Kinley Jimenez was third at 235 pounds and Abigail Chyma was fourth at 155 pounds.