Spartans part of trend to grow, improve girls wrestling teams


Stanwood isn’t the only school experiencing growth in girls wrestling. The sport is one of the fastest growing across the nation.

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‘Now, we’re hosting a girls-only event and honoring seniors on Senior Night with a gym full of fellow girl wrestlers,’ Crawford said after a six-team home scramble Jan. 16.

Stanwood isn’t the only school experiencing growth in girls wrestling. The sport is one of the fastest growing across the nation. In 1990, there were 112 girls who participated in high school wrestling in the U.S. By 2017, 14,587 girls were wrestling in high school, according to the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

‘More programs are getting behind girls teams,’ head coach Todd Freeman said. ‘I think our girls have benefitted from being their own team, especially in the practice room.’

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ROCHELLE ‘ What’s old is new again following Friday’s announcement that Vince Carney Community Theater has a new home at the old Lincoln School on South Main Street in Rochelle.

Kennay Farms owned the building, and family members officially handed over’ keys Friday afternoon.’

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Madilyn Grabau, 8, back, wrestles Lauren Elsmore, 10, both of Pine Island Youth Wrestling, on Tuesday. Girls wrestling is a fast-growing sport in the state and nationally.

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