Her story starts in 3rd grade when she wanted to play football and was told by the head (at that time) of the football association that "girls" do not play football where we live! She was sad,but put it aside for the time being!
In her 5th grade year she asked me if she could try wrestling! I said let's go see what the head coach says. He was stoked to have a girl want to wrestle. With that said,she joined the Upper Township Green Hornets,and hasn't looked back since.
In the past 3 years she has won many 2nd and 3rd place trophies and medals,with her first,1st place trophy coming just two weeks ago.BTW,she mainly wrestle boys! She has qualified for the Ohio Tournament of Champions. This week she's going to the USA NJ Girls state championships,And she would like to go to the nationals in Oklahoma!
Wrestling is not just a sport to her,it's her life! She's already been in contact with colleges to see what it takes to qualify for a wrestling scholarship. With her ultimate goal being a degree in sports medicine.
Right now she is an A/B student,(always has been),on her own,has had perfect attendance since 1st grade,while only missing 3 days in 2nd grade due to illness!
Oh,yeah,she also was asked to play football for the Upper Township Indians Varsity football team,where she plays tight end and defensive end,and will be a starter this coming fall! It was one of her coaches who suggested opening this page.
Here's where this page comes in. Last year I had to put off many of the tournaments she was invited to do,or qualified for due to lack of funds for travel expenses,lodging,etc. She really needs to get to some of these national events,rather than just local wrestling tournaments to add to her wrestling experience. This is why we're asking for your help.
The 2015 Girls Folkstyle National Championships,are held in Oklahoma, March 27th,28th and 29th.
- deb and dan denesevich
- Maryellen White
- Trish B
- M Dugan
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