COLUMBUS – Tippecanoe junior Emma Hanrahan is having an unbelievable state tournament experience as she has already secured her second state medal with one more day to go.
Hanrahan opened the tournament on Friday with a 2:20 pin of Marie Nina Kim (10-7) of Columbus Academy and then faced two-time defending state champion Cassia Zammitt (15-0) of Miamisburg in the quarterfinal at 130 pounds.
Hanrahan wrestled a great match and gave Zammitt all she could handle and then some, but unfortunately she came up just short in a very close 5-3 decision.
Undeterred, Hanrahan responded with back-to-back wins in the consolation rounds – first with a 1-0 victory over Katie Palmer (24-12) of Marysville and then a 4-3 victory over Abigail Mozden (38-9) of Alliance.
Hanrahan, who improves her record to 30-9, looks to keep climbing her way up the podium on Sunday as she faces Melannia Szawranskyj (31-3) of Westerville North in the consolation semifinal.