Quartet of Washington wrestlers compete at Nationals


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These four student-athletes recently competed in the National duals and National individual tournament in Harrison, Ohio. (l-r); Amara Corsbie, Kaylee Scott, Lyndyn Gibbs and Leah Marine.

These four student-athletes recently competed in the National duals and National individual tournament in Harrison, Ohio. (l-r); Amara Corsbie, Kaylee Scott, Lyndyn Gibbs and Leah Marine.


Washington’s Lyndyn Gibbs stands in third place on the podium at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.


Washington’s Kaylee Scott stands in fourth place on the podium at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.


Washington’s Leah Marine placed third at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.


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Girls wrestling is an up and coming sport in Ohio and across the nation. Washington City Schools have several girls in the wrestling ranks.

Recently four Lady Lion wrestlers competed in the Athena National Duals, and three competed in the Athena Individual Nationals in Harrison, Ohio.

They wrestled for three different all-star teams on Friday night, Nov. 5.

Amara Corsbie, a sophomore returning State-qualifier, wrestled for Team Mixer. Her team placed fifth. Amara went 2-3 on the night at 235 and got to compete against some of the top girls in the nation.

Leah Marine competed for Team North Carolina at 103. Leah went 1-5 on the night as an eighth grader. The competition level was k-12th grade, so winning one match on three months of wrestling was an amazing feat. She also competed individually at 114 Saturday, Nov. 6 and placed third, wrestling against the OHWAY State Champ, and Michigan State champ in her weight class.

Kaylee Scott and Lyndyn Gibbs both wrestled for House Rules. The team placed second over all.

Friday night Kaylee went 3-2, beating some ranked high school girls on the way. She also went 2-2 on Saturday placing fourth. She wrestled some tough competition, with one of her losses being to the No. 1 ranked girl in the country.

Lyndyn Gibbs went 4-1 on Friday, and 4-1 on Saturday, only losing to Celia Williams, the No. 1 ranked girl at 120 both days. She came in ranked No. 6 in the early rankings at 110, but competed at 120 pounds. She knocked off the No. 3 ranked girl at 120 and a lot of other girls ranked in the pre-season top 25.

“They all wrestled some of the best wrestling we’ve seen,” coach Wes Gibbs said. “The girls had six hours of open mats the last two weeks. Some of the girls we’ve seen wrestle all year long, and go all over the country to compete.

“The fact that all the ladies came out wrestling great so early only helps us cement that we need to sanction a girls team in the district. All four provide leadership to a young core group of future Lady Lion wrestlers.”

— Sports Editor Chris Hoppes contributed to this report.

These four student-athletes recently competed in the National duals and National individual tournament in Harrison, Ohio. (l-r); Amara Corsbie, Kaylee Scott, Lyndyn Gibbs and Leah Marine.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/11/web1_Washington-4-girl-wrestlers.jpgThese four student-athletes recently competed in the National duals and National individual tournament in Harrison, Ohio. (l-r); Amara Corsbie, Kaylee Scott, Lyndyn Gibbs and Leah Marine.

Washington’s Lyndyn Gibbs stands in third place on the podium at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/11/web1_Gibbs-on-podium.jpgWashington’s Lyndyn Gibbs stands in third place on the podium at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.

Washington’s Kaylee Scott stands in fourth place on the podium at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/11/web1_Kaylee-Scott-on-podium.jpgWashington’s Kaylee Scott stands in fourth place on the podium at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.

Washington’s Leah Marine placed third at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/11/web1_Leah-Marine-on-podium.jpgWashington’s Leah Marine placed third at the Athena National tournament in Harrison, Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Courtesy photos

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