High School Girls Compete in First-Ever State-Qualifying Tournament

For the first time, high school girls wrestlers will have to compete in a regional tournament in order to qualify for the state tournament.

Several area schools will wrestle for a state berth at the Super Regional Friday at Luther College in Decorah. That includes Charles City senior Lilly Luft, who’s gunning for her third state title before she joins the Iowa Hawkeyes women’s wrestling team next fall.  She says wrestling calls for a strong state-of-mind.

Comets junior Ava Thompson finished third at state last year and says she’s proud to see how her sport has grown.

Charles City senior Morgan Maloy says her passion for wrestling is a family affair.

Comets coach Rob Pittman says they’ve incorporated some high-level competition into their season schedule to help prepare the girls for regionals and beyond.

Along with Charles City, girls wrestlers for New Hampton/Turkey Valley, Nashua-Plainfield, Osage, North Butler-Clarksville, Cresco-Crestwood, North Fayette Valley, Sumner-Fredericksburg, South Winneshiek and the North Central Trailblazers will compete at the regional tournament at Luther College.

Wrestling in Decorah starts at 11 am Friday and we’ll have hourly update reports throughout the day starting at about 10:30 am. 

*Click here for our schedule of 2023 postseason high school wrestling coverage

Mark Pitz

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