Mehlville wrestler Carly Valleroy, a 2-year varsity starter at 106 lb, dropped down to 105 and placed 6th in a bracket of 37 girls from across the country to earn All-American honors for the second year in a row. In order to achieve All-American honors, you must place top 8 in a USAW sanctioned national tournament.
Included in the bracket were three defending national champions and 21 girls, including herself, who had earned All-American honors in the Cadet or Junior divisions at some point in their career. It was the most loaded weight class in the tournament, and Carly was seeded 11th.
Carly opened up the tournament with three consecutive wins to put her in the semifinals, including a thrilling pin over a three-time All-American from California in the quarter-finals. Her run stopped in the semi-finals where she lost her match by decision. The long tournament took it’s toll on her as she injured her leg during the bout and her opponents took advantage, forcing her to injury default to 6th place. She improved on last year’s performance, where she took 8th in the same weight class.
She also wrestled in the Cadet division the previous day, coming just one match away from earning a medal in the 108 weight class. Her record in that tournament was 2-2. It was the first national level tournament in which she did not earn a medal. She medaled the previous year, taking 4th in the 101 lb. weight class.
Congratulations to Carly Valleroy on her great tournament and for representing Mehlville well on wrestling’s biggest high school stage!
If you are a female or have a daughter who is interested in joining wrestling, contact Coach Josh Bauer at 314-467-6231 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.