http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/index.php?i=3&d=&t=20209


Town Square

Wrestling: Not just for the boys anymore

Original post made on Feb 22, 2013

Palo Alto and Gunn high school girls have taken to wrestling, reflecting an increasing number of who have joined wrestling teams in recent years, breaking into a sport long comprised solely of boys.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 22, 2013, 9:38 AM

Comments

Posted by Fred, a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

Fantastic. Hats off to the girls, boys, coaches, and the program as a whole. The accomplishments of our fellow Palo Altans never fail to surprise and uplift me.


Posted by Too Bad, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

Good for her, very impressive! It's really too bad that the IOC eliminated all hope that wrestling will continue. It has already been having issues because of regulations regarding spending equally on female and male sports (not meant as a negative toward the rules, I know why they exist). With no chance of competing beyond college, the sport will lose sponsors, colleges and universities will cut programs, and soon after high schools will eliminate their programs as well. Thank you IOC for eliminating one of the original sports, one that teaches discipline and hard work, two things that many entitled, lazy kids today don't learn. I can tell you having been raised in Iowa and participating in many sports, wrestling is hands down the most physically challenging of them all. I remember a long distance, state champion swimmer throwing up of the way through a wrestling practice. He joined us thinking it would be easy and to make a point. He succeeded.


Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

All hail progress?


Posted by Frank, a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I still have my league championship medallion when our Paly wrestling team won in 1967. God bless you Roger Pigg and my other team mates. Cheers.