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Billings' Glory Konecny places 7th at NAIA women's wrestling invitational

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Mar 13, 2021
and last updated 2023-09-20 16:49:04-04

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Billings native Glory Konecny secured a seventh-place finish at the 2021 NAIA women’s wrestling national invitational on Saturday.

Konecny, a Billings West alum in her junior year at Southern Oregon, was competing in the 123-pound bracket. She won her first-round match with a 9-3 decision and then lost a 12-2 decision in the second round.

Konecny battled back in the consolation bracket, scoring a 10-0 tech fall, a 5-4 decision and a fall in her next three matches. A 7-3 loss to sixth-seeded Jacqueline Ghent of Campbellsville in the consolation quarterfinals sent Konecny to the seventh-place match.

In the seventh-place match, Konecny defeated seventh-seeded Jasmin Davis of Wayland Baptist with a 2-1 decision to finish the tournament in seventh place. The seventh-place finish earned Konecny honorable mention All-American status.

Wrestlers that finished in the top six of their brackets at the 2021 invitational earned All-American honors.

Konecny was also an honorable mention All-American in 2019 when she finished fifth at 116 pounds. The 2020 NAIA invitational was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.