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Girls Breaking Barriers

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Photo by: Lodi Wrestling Club

At Lodi High School, girls are grappling with more than just opponents on the wrestling mat–they’re fighting for a space of their own in the form of a girls-only wrestling team.

Photo by: Lodi Wrestling Club

Wrestling teaches the girls to set goals and to achieve them. It also teaches the hard work on and off the mat this year. Wrestling head coach Cody Endres is a big part of making the wrestling team what it is and helping it through is best and worse.

“We’re setting our sights on accomplishing lofty goals this season. However, these guys (and girls) know that before success comes work, effort, sacrifices, failures, and wisdom,” said Endres.

Wrestling is an amazing opportunity to teach wrestlers to set expectations for themselves and to work for them and reach them and meet success with them. Lodi’s first ever assistant girl’s wrestling coach Jamie Licht is making history for girls wrestling all over, not just in Lodi.

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“Our expectations for the girls wrestling team is learning the techniques it involves, improving after matches and having a positive mindset. We are going to be the happiest, hardworking, competitive team out there! Grow Girls Wrestling!” said Licht.

It also helps the girls see the hard work it takes to put into starting something like making a girls-only wrestling team and to see the amount of support they have from the community. Junior Grant Beyer is a wrestler who has been on a team with the girls since September and has seen the work they have put in.

 “I think it’s really cool that there’s like a huge push on all, not just like Wisconsin or like just Lodi, but I think it’s really cool that they wanted to come out and have their own team and are included like every team. I think it’s really cool,” said Beyer.

To sum up, just a small part of why the girls having their own girls wrestling team is a good idea and should be supported. We hope to see you at all of the home wrestling events and maybe some away ones, too. Come and support the girls who are on a mission to make an impact in girls wrestling!

 

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Natalie Kieffer
Natalie Kieffer is a freshman at Lodi High School. She is currently taking the Writing for Publication class because she has always had the dream of one day getting a job in journalism. Natalie is involved in FFA, the equine team, Leadership Club, and 4-H in her spare time. She hopes to learn her way around a camera so photography can be in her future.