“In Their Words” Features Charles City’s Lilly Luft

A Charles City state wrestling champ was featured in an Iowa PBS “In Their Words” segment last week during coverage of the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament.

The story of the Comets Lilly Luft aired during halftime of Friday’s (03.04)  Class 5A state title between Johnston and Waterloo West. In the Iowa PBS special report, Luft says her inspiration was her brother, Logan, who died from injuries in an ATV crash in 2017.

Luft, who won the 130-pound title in January to become a two-time state champ, says it took a lot of hard work.

Luft says in addition to her regular Comets’ wrestling practices, she also made one-hour trips four times a week to get better.

Click here to hear more from Luft in her Iowa PBS “In Their Words” feature (about 46 minutes in)

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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