Prep wrestling: Superior's Surla competes in first state girls meet

Twelve champions were crowned among 224 wrestlers from 105 schools.

Neveah Surla competes at first WIAA state girls wrestling meet
Neveah Surla of Superior, left, wrestles at 185 pounds in the first Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association girls state meet, held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in La Crosse, Wis.
Contributed / Bob Coleman

LA CROSSE — Superior freshman Neveah Surla was a part of history Saturday, as she competed in the WIAA's first state wrestling meet for girls.

Surla, competing at 185, went 2-2 and received honorable mention.

In her first match, Brindely Eternicka of Merrill pinned Surla in 1:22, but Surla won her next two matches in the consolation bracket: She pinned Briseis Metoxen of Freedom in 3:24 and then advanced when Madison Woyach-Baldr of Kenosha Indian Trails was forced to medically forfeit. Ana Adelmeyer of Lomira ended Surla's day with a pin in 1:44.

There were 224 wrestlers and 105 schools represented as the first 12 state champions were crowned.

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