Kretzers compete at Cadet event in ND

By Steve Sell
July 26, 2017
Kendall Shaw

FARGO, N.D. — McPherson High wrestler Mya Kretzer, ranked No. 5 in the country in the 117-pound weight class, recently fared well in the Cadet Wrestling Championships.

Kretzer finished just outside of All-American status in both the Cadet and Junior brackets. She was 10-5 in duals.

“Tough competition. She wrestled really well in the team duals portion,” said her father and MHS wrestling coach Doug Kretzer. “She's right there with the best girls in the nation.  She's a little disappointed that she didn't reach All-American status, but I'm very proud of what she accomplished. Makes last year's accomplishment of double All-American finish even more impressive.”

Kretzer also was part of the Kansas Select team that took ninth place and nearly every state is represented.

Kretzer’s brother, EJ, qualified for the Cadet freestyle and Greco brackets. While he was 0-2 in both brackets, he gained valuable experience.

“Loaded field. He qualified for the event, which is quite an achievement for a boy,” Doug Kretzer said. “Girls do not have to qualify, boys do. It’s very tough to even make the field. Only boy from Mac to qualify for a very long time.”

According to Kretzer, there were more than 5,000 competitors who took part.