New wrestling team to feature girls

By Emilia Rojo, Reporter

Photo by Emilia Rojo
Girls Wrestling Coach Jeff Evans said he is ready and excited about starting a new sport at Senior High.

For the first time there is a wrestling team just for girls at Senior High. The team is coached by Jeff Evans.

Evans said he is looking forward to more girls joining the team because this is the first year for the new program.

“This experience will be a great opportunity for girls wanting to try something new,” he said. 

He added that going out for the sport is also a chance to get scholarships for college. 

Evans said that the motive for introducing this new sport is because girls wrestling is growing. 

“It’s a great opportunity for the girls here at GISH,” he said. 

Evans said the sport is growing fast across the nation and it’s a good experience for girls to open up to a new sport.

More than 30 girls have gone out for the team and the only senior is the team captain, Sage McCallum. 

The team is open to all girls, freshman to seniors. The girls even get the advantage of having their own area for practice once they officially start.

Evans says, “My goal for the team is for the girls to learn the ins and outs. To enjoy learning a new type of competition and to have fun, even to experience winning at a high level.”

Before any of the after school practices began, the team met in the weights room and discussed their upcoming year, Evans said.

The girls wrestling team at GISH is ready to take to the mats and open their season Dec. 3.

Practices will be held three days a week and anyone is interested in getting more information should stop by the activities office. 

Students who would like to contact Evans can reach him through his email (jeevans@gips.org) or stop by as “I am happy to answer them the best I can.” 

The team will open their season on Dec. 3 as they participate in a multi-school event in Nebraska City.

Published by gishislander

Journalism/Communications instructor at Grand Island Senior High School in Grand Island, Nebraska

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