Girls wrestling hopes to expand to high schools across Minnesota

- Minnesota/USA wrestling is bringing a new meaning to the term “You fight like a girl.” The organization hosts an all girls practice every week at Augsburg college to grow interest in the sport for girls around the state.

“There are still so many people that don’t understand that girls out there wrestle,” Chad Shilson of MN/USA Wrestling said. “We started these practices five years ago, and we had four girls. Now, we have 30 on a consistent basis and we’ve had as many as 40.”

The group is hoping to expand the sport, especially at the high school level. Many of the girls wrestle against boys in prep competition, and a main goal for the organization is to bring girls’ wrestling to high schools across Minnesota.


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