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Wausau West hosts largest WIAA girls wrestling event in the state

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Wausau West welcomed over 110 girl wrestlers from around the state for a chance to be crowned the champion.

Surpassing last year's 71 participants, today's competition was the largest WIAA girls wrestling event to date in the state of Wisconsin.

"About six year's ago, the Wisconsin Coaches Association decided to start a challenge series qualifiers for JV and they wanted to include the girls only division," said Dallas Moe, one of Wausau West's assistant coaches. "West is centrally located in the state and we have a facility that is biggest to host the event. "

This gives girls a chance to showcase their talents against other girls in the state.

"Some teams girls wrestle varsity, but a lot of them they get on the JV team and they don't get to wrestle other girls very much," Moe said. "So, this is a chance for them to showcase their skills against the other girls. We have over 100 girls wrestling today at the sub-varsity level and really it's a chance for them to find out who's the best in each weight class."

"I didn't know it was the biggest tournament until my coach kept telling me, like, we have 70 girls and, then, he's, like, we still have more coming and then it got up to over 100, I think he said," said Hope Trevino, a Wausau West junior. "And just to have it here that's pretty crazy."

Sydney Jones

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