Girls Wrestling Success in First Home Double Duel

Girls Wrestling Success in First Home Double Duel

Olivia Scherzinger

The Girls Wrestling team had a day of firsts on January 22. The girl’s team hosted their first ever Double Duel against Lyndon, Ferndale, Marysville-Getchell, Marysville-Pilchuck and Snohomish. Throughout the match, we seniors were recognized with the first ever girls wrestling  ‘senior night’. The girls presented flowers to their loved ones to show their appreciation for the support they’ve received.

The girls wrestling team has worked toward being seen as equal to the boys wrestling team. This double duel was exactly what they needed to show their work was paying off. “Having the first ever girls double duel along with our own senior night means the absolute world to me. We practice with the boys everyday putting ourselves through the same challenging workouts. It feels really good to finally be recognized, Vando said.

The girls team has never experienced a win in their own gym. The idea of showing off their turf is something they’ve worked towards.  Another really good part of this night was winning my match. I went onto the mat with a lot of confidence knowing this was my house. They should be scared of me! I was very proud of myself knowing that I won my very first duel ever.” Vando said.

Having a meet at home builds confidence. “Usually I get in my own head. My anxiety comes out and I’m a mess. This meet, I was confident and went in with the attitude that I was going to win my match, and I did,” Aryanna Juarez – Lopez said.

The girls made a strong showing in their first home battle. “Our team finished strong and took home the overall win. It was an amazing experience to watch all of our hard work pay off,” senior Cassy Vando said.

The team finished with a score of 54 to 23, dominating the competition. The next match is on January 25 at Kamiak High School.