Girls Sophomore Trio Earn State Medals, Led by Haley Brooks’ Runner-Up Finish

A year after earning their first state medals in program history, the 2024 Lady Eagles added three more to the trophy case.

The sophomore trio of Haley Brooks, Adasyn Yoder, and Macey Greene all claimed state medals after their performances at the MSHSAA Girls Class 1 State Championships in Columbia on February 21st and 22nd. The three sophomores became guaranteed medalists almost simultaneously after three wins in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.

The medal haul was highlighted by Haley Brooks’ runner-up finish in the 105lb weight class. Brooks became the second Lady Eagle with a state finals appearance in program history.

Brooks (50-8) state run began with a second-round fall over Kya Aubuchon from Desoto. Brooks followed that with a Wednesday afternoon win over California senior Camryn Wingate.

Brooks advanced to the finals with a 2-1 decision over Lone Jack freshman Lillian McCleary. Brooks dropped her finals match to Kearney Junior Bailey Martin to finish with a second-place medal.

Fellow sophomore, Adasyn Yoder, earned the first state medal of her career with a fifth-place finish in the 110-pound weight class.

Yoder (47-8) started her run with a late fall over Analese Happy from Excelsior Springs. Yoder guaranteed herself a medal after a 9-5 decision over freshman Cheyenne Kincade of Desoto in the quarterfinals.

On Thursday, Yoder dropped her semifinal bout with Riley Walker of Kearney by fall. Yoder fell in her fourth-round wrestleback match to district opponent Sydney Baldwin to set up a 5th place matchup with Mallori Edwards of Eldon.

Yoder defeated Edwards a few weeks earlier in the district championship by decision 1-0. The rematch also went Yoder’s way as she got a more decisive decision, 7-2, to capture 5th place.

Macey Greene finished with a 6th place medal at 115 after injuring her ankle in the semifinals. She completed the match with a loss by fall after the injury, but medical forfeited the remainder of the tournament.

Greene (40-6) made her run to the semis with a 6-4 decision over Mexico senior Katherine Bowen and first period fall over district champion, Elizabeth Adams of Owensville in the quarterfinals. Greene earns the second state medal of her career.

Senior Charlie Gregg also qualified for the state tournament but did not wrestle due to a shoulder injury sustained in the district finals match a week earlier. Gregg finished her season with a 47-7 record.

* The Lady Eagle program now has SIX state medals – all coming in the last two seasons.
* Brooks and Greene became the first two-time state medalists in program history.
* Senior Charlie Gregg finishes her Lady Eagle career as the most decorated lady wrestler in Holden history. Gregg holds girl school records in wins, pins, and nearfall sets. Gregg was also a three-time state qualifier and 2023 state medalist.
* Despite only three scorers at the state tournament, the Lady Eagles finished 13th out of 81 teams with 41 points.