High school wrestling: Girls make debut at All-Star Duals

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  • eagle Provo, UT
    Jan. 10, 2018 12:14 p.m.

    All of these girl wrestlers are wonderful young women, great students and gracious. They are warriors.

  • Geoform Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2018 9:04 a.m.

    Fantastic! Wrestling is an awesome sport and experience for any young athlete. I hope there are more opportunities for young female wrestlers to get started in the sport and stay active in it. Parents: don’t be afraid to let your daughters try it out. They can still be princesses, but they were built to thrive under Spartan conditions or none of us would be here! Don’t confuse honoring their femininity with pampering or condescension. No other HS sport compares for developing fitness and courage. If you can get out on the mat in a singlet in front of the crowd and give it your all, you develop the courage to do anything in life you need to. It’s also the most egalitarian of sports. If you can beat the wrestler on your team currently owning your weight class, you are the new 1st string team member for your weight class. What could be more fair? Parental lobbying, good old boy systems or coach favorites may be a factor in other sports, but not in wrestling. We love wrestling in our family but have watched college wrestling programs dwindle for years. Girls and women may save this ancient sport. Either way, get out there and grapple!

  • emb Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 10, 2018 4:15 a.m.

    It is a new world Hilda. emb