Please congratulate Naida Abdijanovic for becoming Mehlville Girls Wrestling’s first State Finalist! She won three straight matches against higher seeded wrestlers to put herself in the finals. Unfortunately she could not cap off the evening with a win, but she fought admirably in the finals match against an undefeated opponent. She had an amazing underdog performance, and earning that finish made her a two-time state medalist as a junior!
She was coached by Head Girls coach Emma Valleroy, who is a Mehlville alumnae and four year varsity letter winner, and Boys coach Adam Stern, who completed his first year as Boys varsity coach.
Congratulations to Naida and coach Emma Valleroy for making Mehlville history.
Happy Women’s History Month!
*Written by Josh Bauer