On Thursday night, February 8, the Whitewater Girls’ Wrestling team made history when they traveled to Beloit Turner High School to participate in two dual meets against Muskego and Turner. Over the course of the season the girls have been doing an outstanding job competing but never in a situation where it was set up as an official dual meet.
Whitewater started off against Muskego in a fun dual meet. Coming up with wins for the Whippets were Ema Aranda, Silvia Harris, Isabelle Cantu, Lauren Buehler, A’Lani Ross, and Myia Cobbs. At the conclusion of the last match the teams were deadlocked so the rule book was broken out to find the tiebreaker criteria. The coaches and official had to go down to criteria letter i, most first points scored in a match, in which the Whippets lost by two points.
In the second dual of the night, the Whippets competed against Beloit Turner. Again, this dual was quite the meet. Coming up with wins for the Whippets were Ema Aranda, Lauren Buehler, A’Lani Ross, Atreya Wilson, and Marianna Kubicz. With Atreya getting her pin, it put the Whippets yet again tied, as the dual meet ended once again having us pull out the rule book. This time the Whitewater girls came out on top in the criteria by filling out more of the weight classes for the victory. Future trivia question: What was the date that the Whitewater Girls’ Wrestling Team won their first official dual meet? The answer will be February 8, 2024!
Outstanding job by all the girls for hard fought matches. It was very exciting to watch the girls compete in this capacity.
Next up for the girls’ team is when they travel to Campbellsport on February 17 to compete in the Girls’ WIAA Sectional Tournament, vying for a trip to the state wrestling tournament.
Article and Photos Submitted by John Schimming
Whitewater High School Head Wrestling Coach
Team Photo Courtesy of Jeff Hefty