Border Brawl Opens NCAA Week

At St. Pius X High School in Kansas City, Missouri, the NCAA week commenced with the Missouri Border Brawl, an event that brought together highly ranked high school wrestlers from across the country. This gathering wasn’t just another competition; it was a significant occasion that spotlighted emerging talents in both boys and girls wrestling.

In the featured match of the event, Jax Forrest from Bishop McCort, Pennsylvania, faced off against Kyler Larkin of Valiant Prep, Arizona, in a boys folkstyle wrestling match. Forrest, entering as the second-ranked wrestler, leading to a 10-6 win over Larkin, who was ranked third. Forrest employed a series of successful takedowns and escapes to secure his victory. His performance earned him the Outstanding Wrestler award, highlighting his status as a U17 World medalist and reinforcing his reputation as one of the nation’s top wrestlers.

In the girls division, the 145-pound freestyle match featured Brenya Crahan of Missouri against Kaylee Davis of Oklahoma. Crahan dominated the match, achieving a 10-0 tech fall. Her victory over the Top 10 ranked and 2x Oklahoma state champ earned her the Outstanding Wrestler title for the girls..

The event also showcased a series of matches featuring nationally ranked girls, further emphasizing the depth and talent present in high school wrestling locally. Wrestlers like Louise Juitt of Belton and Aroma Marrufo of Fort Osage emerged victorious in their respective matches, defeating nationally ranked opponents and showcasing their abilities on a national stage.

The youth bouts added another layer of excitement, with young wrestlers from the region competing and showing potential that bodes well for the future of the sport. Wrestlers such as Cole Martin and Billy Roberts captured victories, hinting at their future potential.


105 Girls – No. 10 Aroma Marrufo (Fort Osage HS, MO) tech fall No. 29 Hannah Lopez (Moore HS, OK), 10-0

140 Girls – Louise Juitt (Belton HS, MO) dec.d No. 17 Maggie Buurma (Fowlerville HS, MI), 7-1

103 Girls – No. 16 Zoey Haney (Troy Buchanan HS, MO) tech fall Jaydin Alvardo (Junction City HS, KS), 12-2

127 Girls – No. 6 Angelina Vargas (Park Hill HS, MO) vs. No. 14 Leiannah Landreth (Mulvane HS, KS), 10-0

145 Girls – No. 8 Brenya Crahan (Nixa HS, MO) tech. fall No. 9 Kaylee Davis (El Reno HS, OK), 10-0

152 Girls –No. 18 Sage Rosario (Manhattan HS, KS) dec. No. 6 Jayci Shelton (Centralia HS, MO), 6-6

60 Boys –Jeremiah Minikwu (Feelhaver Elementary, IA) dec. Liam Vargas-Todd (Eagle Heights Elementary, MO), 2-0

61 Boys – Billy Roberts (Home schooled, MO) pin Khylen Sanderson (Seal Elementary, KS), 2:49

70 Boys – Ira Samm (St. Pius-St. Andrews, MO) pin Graeme Lockhart (BCLUW Elementary, IA), 3:59

77 Boys – Cole Martin (Platte City Middle School, MO) pin Abel Mixon (Derby Middle School, KS), 3:46

95 Boys – Jacobie Robbins (Kearney, MO) dec. Jacob Bonebrake (Shawnee Heights, KS), 9-5

60 Boys – Liam Vargas-Todd (Eagle Heights Elementary, MO) vs. Kai Stevens (Derby Elementary, KS), 6-0

105 Girls – No. 6 Jayden Keller (Brookfield HS, MO) pin No. 29 Hannah Lopez (Moore HS, OK), 1:27

145 Girls – No. 10 Sevreign Aumua (Grain Valley HS, MO) dec. No. 17 Maggie Buurma (Fowlerville HS, MI), 12-10

133 Boys – No. 2 Jax Forrest (Bishop McCort, PA) dec. No. 3 Kyler Larkin (Valiant Prep, AZ), 10-6

150 Boys – Marco Dalakishvili (St. Pius X HS, MO) dec. Brady Duling (Bishop Carroll Catholic HS, KS), 11-6

190 Boys –Jackson Rotterman (St. Pius X HS, MO) dec. Cash Cooley (Allen HS, TX), 6-4

190 Boys – Peyton Parn (Brookfield HS, MO) pin Brock Johnson (Paola HS, KS), 1:52

135 Boys –Hudson Hackbarth (Edmond North HS, OK) tech fall Dillan Chisam (St. Pius HS, MO), 15-0

132 Boys – Dean Anderson (Valiant Prep, AZ) dec. No. 17 Thomas Verrette (Edmond North HS, OK), 10-7.

165 Boys – Colin McAlister (Mill Valley HS, KS) dec. Elijah Sanders (Richmond HS, MO), 13-6

230 Boys – Rylan Kuhn (St. Pius X HS, MO) dec. No. 12 Oscar Williams (Edmond North HS, OK), 4-1

150 Boys – No. 18 Joseph Jeter (Edmond North HS, OK) pin Marco Dalakishvili (St. Pius HS, MO), 3:07

190 Boys – Quinn Herbert (Loyola Academy, IL) dec. Cash Cooley (Allen HS, TX), 8-1

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