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Girls wrestling creates their own team

As the spectators on the side look on, junior Faith Woodall attempts to get the upper hand on her female opponent. Woodall is a first-year wrestler, joining after the girls wrestling team began to gain traction. “I really like it because they support each other in their endeavors and the team is just really close,” Woodall said.

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

With new additions to the team and approval from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) to separate the former co-ed sport, girls wrestling has formed their own team in hopes of growing a female presence in the sport at the high school level. MSHSAA has proposed a two-year transition phas...

Freshman Paige Wehrmeister finds her strength in wrestling

Hand raised after her first pin of a male opponent, Wehrmeister grins at her triumph. “I feel like I am in control of them [when I’m on top], and if I wanted to I could control everything that was happening in that moment,” Wehrmeister said. “They can’t get up if I don’t let go.”

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 1, 2019

Freshman Paige Wehrmeister had not always seen herself as a strong person—then she started wrestling. Joining sophomore Emma Carter as one of two female wrestlers in Parkway, Wehrmeister has already carved out a reputation for herself: the girl who smiles every time she steps onto the mat. “H...

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