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Ebert celebrates after a win

Missouri Valley College's Amberlee Ebert is ecstatic after receiving her third-place medal in the 67-kilogram weight class at the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. From left, teammate Angelee Homma and assistant coach Clarissa Calibuso congratulate her.

Ebert signs autographs during an invitational

Missouri Valley College wrestler Amberlee Ebert signs autographs during the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Fee rests after a match

Exhausted from the long bus ride from Marshall, Missouri Valley College's Samantha Fee (far right) leans against the window while the team travels to Oklahoma City University for a dual.

Ebert awaits a match

Missouri Valley College wrestler Amberlee Ebert stands behind the bench, motionless, before her match against Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword at Missouri Valley College. While most wrestlers jump rope or move around to warm up, Ebert likes to stand still and get her mind ready for the match.

Wrestler Samantha Fee works out alone

Missouri Valley College's Samantha Fee works out alone during a practice at Missouri Valley College. Since high school, Fee has made a habit of staying after practice and participating in additional workouts to get in shape and improve her wrestling technique.

Female wrestling teams picking up speed in sport

Missouri Valley College's Samantha Fee weighs in the Valley locker room before the team's dual against Oklahoma City University. Assistant coach Clarissa Calibuso notes her weight on the clipboard.

Women’s teams rapidly becoming more prevalent in wrestling

Missouri Valley College's Samantha Fee tries to take down Oklahoma City University's Samantha Phillips during their match at the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals. Fee lost the match in the final seconds, getting driven out-of-bounds by Phillips.

Female wrestling works to gain speed

Missouri Valley College wrestler Samantha Fee does a somersault over coach Carl Murphree during practice at Missouri Valley College. Fee does not stop moving during practice or before matches.

Women build their voices in the wrestling world

The Missouri Valley College women's wrestling team meets in a circle after losing its semifinal match against Oklahoma City University at the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals. Emily Rinehart, sitting inside the circle spoke up to her teammates. "Don't be nice," she said. "There should be a lot more bloody noses and black eyes on this team than there are."

Lake of the Woods Pool, photo 1

People swim Friday afternoon at Lake of the Woods Pool. The public pool may be closed after the end of the season.

Matthew Duker at Lake of the Woods Pool

Matthew Duker, 9, goes down the water slide at Lake of the Woods pool on Friday afternoon. Matthew and his friends had been at the pool every day that week.

People swim at Lake of the Woods Pool

People swim Friday afternoon at Lake of the Woods Pool. The public pool may be closed after the end of the season.

The Warsaw Dragons compete in taekwondo at the State Games of Mid-America

The Warsaw Dragons compete in taekwondo at the State Games of Mid-America.

Sarah Ellebracht performs a gymnastics routine at Hearnes Center

Sarah Ellebracht performs her routine on the beam at Hearnes Center on Saturday afternoon. Sarah is a gymnast for Flipz USA in Columbia.

Shomari 'Sho-Tyme' Rozier throws a ball during a dodgeball game in the State Games of Mid-America

Shomari "Sho-Tyme" Rozier of the Average Janes takes a shot at a member of the Awkward Turtles on Saturday morning during the dodgeball tournament of the State Games of Mid-America at the Missouri Athletic Center at Wilson's Total Fitness in Columbia. The Average Janes, composed of co-workers from the Senior and Disability Services of the Department of Health in Columbia, were the tournament's only coed team, which earned them gold medals and an automatic berth in the national tournament.

Connor Wilson retrieves arrows at the Show-Me State Games

Connor Wilson, 8, retrieves arrows after getting marked at the archery competition during the Show-Me State Games. Wilson first started shooting through his 4-H club in Lewistown, Missouri.

Johnny Stevenson receives a taekwondo medal during a State Games of Mid-America event

Nebraska resident Johnny Stevenson receives the gold medal in the weapons portion during taekwondo at the State Games of Mid-America. Stevenson was the only out-of-state participant in the games.

Travis Massie takes the ball to the basket during the Show-Me State Games

Travis Massie, a member of Team Aftershock, takes the ball to the basket during a Show-Me State Games game against Team Tastee Treat on Friday afternoon at the Mizzou Rec Center.

Flipz USA gymnasts receive Show-Me State Games awards

Faith Wright, right, and Abbie Johnson, gymnasts for Flipz USA, receive first and second place for All-Around Level 7 at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday afternoon.

Leslie 'Putter' Wentz scrambles for a ball during a State Games of Mid-America dodgeball game

Leslie "Putter" Wentz, left, of Team Ramrod, scrambles for a ball at the start of his team's dodgeball game against Dream Team on Saturday morning at the Missouri Athletic Center at Wilson's Total Fitness in Columbia. Team Ramrod, composed of Rock Bridge High School seniors, went on to win the silver medal for its age division of the dodgeball tournament in the State Games of Mid-America.
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