One of the keys to a strong wrestling team is having lots of athletes. Being able to field wrestlers at each of the 14 weight classes is critical to being competitive as a team, but you also want to have multiple wrestlers at each weight to challenge and push each other in practice.
Resource Officer Wicklund, who coached Leota Middle School wrestling last year and will be their head coach next year, will also be joining the wrestling coaching staff at Woodinville High School (WHS). With two young daughters coming up, Officer Wickland is keen to build girls wrestling at both schools. Officer Wicklund has already been taking advantage of his daily presence at the high school by reaching out to both male and female students, encouraging them to come out for wrestling next year. He says he has received tentative commitments from upwards of 30 boys and girls.
This past week, Officer Wicklund and three girls who plan to wrestle at WHS next year, Courtenay Bowman, Kylie Mejia, & Chloe Mungaven, as well as three future Falcons, Amanda Zinkan, and Kylie and Kira Wicklund attended Puyallup Wrestling’s Girls Technique Camp. Officer Wicklund was excited to see the girls gain experience and go up against other female wrestlers who often had more experience.
The WHS Wrestling Booster Club is once again joining forces with the Woodinville Running Company and are also joined this year by WHS X-Country to host the Woodinville Turkey Trot. If you are interested in participating Thanksgiving morning, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/Woodinville/WoodinvilleTurkeyTrot. The early bird registration discount ends August 31.