Junior Kennedy Anderson placed second in her weight class at the 7th Annual Phillips Academy Girls Wrestling Tournament on Sunday, January 26.
Seventy-four wrestlers from 39 schools competed in the tournament, which opened with a clinic with two-time Olympian and world champion Elena Pirozhkova. Some of the wrestlers were competing for the first time in officials matches, and the athletes walked through technique and strategy with student athletes from other schools during the clinic.
The tournament included 19 weight classes contested in round-robin style. Northfield Mount Hermon won the team title for the second year in a row.
Kennedy was able to repeat the same type of success she had at last year’s tournament, where she placed second against one of the best wrestlers in the tournament. To place second, Anderson defeated the first two opponents she faced by pin before eventually falling to the champion by a 3-1 decision.