Merrill wrestler earns national accolades
Over the spring and summer, Merrill wrestler Allison Hunter has been competing all over the country. Allison wrestled in six different states that included Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
During the competitions, Hunter had many great accomplishments. In March, Hunter took third place in the Wisconsin Folkstyle state tournament. Then in May, she placed second in the freestyle state tournament. Hunter then went to Iowa to compete with team Colorado in the Conflict for Charity. Allison recorded six wins and two losses in the team tournament and went 3-1 in the individual tournament.
At the Northern plains tournament, held in Rochester Minnesota, Hunter placed fifth in freestyle. During the National tournament in Michigan, Hunter became an All-American with a seventh place finish. The next Women’s National Tournament was held in Texas. Hunter took fourth place, making it her second time as All-American. This was the first time all the girls from Wisconsin in the age group 14U were All-Americans.
In Tulsa Oklahoma, at the National duals, Hunter competed for the national champion Wisconsin team. Unfortunately, Hunter was injured early in the tournament and was unable to compete the rest of the way.