Republic wrestlers turned in several great performances at their home tournament over the weekend, with six different individual championships. But two of those championships were unprecedented for RHS. In winning their weight divisions at the Republic Girls Invitational, Kylie Vance and Rebecca Griffin became the first girls from Republic to win a tournament championship.
Griffin needed just two wins to clinch her title, defeating Samantha Bennett of Camdenton and Ali Gonzalez of Lathrop to take home the gold.
Vance needed more matches, but swept through the competition in impressive style. After a bye in the first round, she pinned all four of her opponents in a total of just over seven minutes. She defeated Jefferson City’s Kyla Finney with a first-round pin to capture the title.