A Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestler got to see first hand this summer the potential the girls' sport has in store for the future.
Julia Gregory just wrapped her stint as one of the 127-lb wrestlers for Team Wisconsin at the inaugural 14U Girls National Dual tournament in Tulsa, Okla. On a team that went 6-0 on the weekend, Gregory picked up a pair of wins via a technical fall and fall. The eighth grader has been honing her skills ever since the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol middle school team ended its season earlier this year, filling her schedule with camps, practices, and tournaments. One of those tournaments saw her taking seventh place at the USA Wrestling Women's Nationals Meet. Girls wrestling has exploded in the last three decades, going from just over 100 kids in 1990 to around 15,000 this year. Gregory says girls wrestling is becoming a bigger deal.
After taking a little time off after her stints at national meets, Gregory hopes to be able to attend at least one wrestling camp a month before the middle school season kicks off again this winter. You can listen to the full interview online with this story.
FULL INTERVIEW WITH JULIA GREGORY