Redefining Champions: Girls Wrestling Season Start Off

Girls wrestling season has started, and they’re looking strong with Billy Cox as the head coach leading the way. The lady wasps are lacing up their wrestling shoes and putting on their singlets, and they know full well the journey ahead is one that demands dedication and rigorous training. Coaches and athletes have been putting in extra hours on the mat, improving their skills and developing strategies to guarantee another successful season.

 The girls’ wrestling team at Juab High School is determined to showcase not only their physical potential, but also their mental toughness,  as they navigate the challenges that come with being a Juab Wasp athlete. Fortunately, one of the most rewarding aspects of any sports season is the friendships that develop among teammates. The bonds formed during the training sessions, and the many wrestling meets and victories and losses, all serve to create unity among the athletes. The Juab High School girls know that the amount of effort they put in will showcase the strength and determination they have, and once and for all prove that they have put themselves in a situation where they can be champions in their division and in their state.

 Girls wrestling requires a lot of guts and determination from its participants. As these young athletes step onto the wrestling mat, they face a lot of physical challenges in the sport of wrestling that is different from many other sports. Girls in our society aren’t usually praised for being a good wrestler. But we know how valuable these young athletes are. rural female athletes generally find themselves Playing in smaller towns making it hard to have enough resources to be the best, but despite this obvious issue, our girls still seem to come out on top more often than not.  beliefs that expect boys to participate in the more physical activities such as football and wrestling, are put to rest under the overwhelming strength of the girls. 

Being a part of the Juab girls wrestling team not only builds character, but it instills a sense of confidence in you that might be hard to find anywhere else. And while all these positive things come with being a member of girls wrestling, it is not for the faint of heart. With only a limited number of girls to represent the wrestling community, the team is always looking for other resilient girls to stand on the mat and represent the home and of the Wasps. And if you’re not on the mat, you can come cheer them on, and wish them luck because their  journey is just beginning.

Magenta McDonald

Magenta McDonald is a sophomore at Juab High School. She enjoys playing tennis and bullying Cailyn. At school she loves to hang out and just have a good time. In the future, Magenta plans to be a scientist that cures cancer, but if that doesn't work out, she plans to be a writer or English teacher. This is her first year in journalism, so she’s hoping to test the waters in the writing world…even with her procrastinating problem. She hopes one day people will figure out what a peskitarian is and not drive her bananas, but in the meantime, Magenta is just gonna roll with life and always remember the quote, “Drop your socks and grab your crocs, we're about to get wet on this ride," said by Tony Stark, and Cailyn .