Girls Wrestling Makes it to State

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Monica Harter, Reporter/ Writer

This year’s wrestling season has been one for the books. With Patterson as the new girls coach we gained Diamond’s first girl wrestler to make it to state. The competition took place on Tuesday, March 10. Junior, Josephine Crisp, had a record of 24-7 landing her a spot in the state competition. She has played for a total of two years and says that her favorite part is the challenges she gets to overcome. It’s not an easy sport but it comes with big rewards and even bigger self growth. 

Throughout the season Josephine has encountered lots of interesting matches. She started her season off strong by dominating in her first match. However, she lost the next two which motivated her to come back even stronger. She then had her fastest match which lasted a total of 15 seconds. There were more ups and downs which included flexing on a girl, dislocating her knee, and being injured for a month. Although, in the end, she found her way to the top and made it to state. 

The state competition took place in Independence, Missouri. Josie went into her matches hopeful and expecting to do good however she said, “ I think I’ll do really good, but I know the girls I’m wrestling against want to win just as bad as I do.” She ended up going 1-2 at state, and placed a whopping 7th place. Overall she had an outstanding season and plans to go even farther next year.