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North Star Takesdown Year 2 of Girls Wrestling

Girls wrestling is gaining momentum, and the emergence of teams like the one at North Star High School exemplifies this positive shift. In just its second year, the North Star girls wrestling team has become a symbol of empowerment, breaking traditional barriers in the male-dominated sport.

Sophomore and two year returner, Holiday Nuot said, “I joined because it seemed like an entertaining sport. The fact that a girls team was established enticed me even more to join the team. I am excited to get this season rolling and see how much I’ve improved from last year, I’m ready to get better and learn more.” 

The creation of a dedicated space for female wrestlers not only fosters inclusivity but also provides a platform for these athletes to showcase their talent and determination. As they grapple on the mats, these young women defy stereotypes, challenging societal norms.

Sophomore Deja Judd said, “Practice can be pretty tough at times and hard to get through, but it’s really good to help prepare for the meets. Our coaches are very encouraging and helpful with whatever you need. Although practice is a struggle sometimes, I do enjoy going and being apart of the team. It’ll all be worth it once we start attending meets.”

The significance of the North Star girls wrestling team extends beyond the physical side. It serves as an inspiration for young females, encouraging them to pursue their passions fearlessly. The camaraderie formed within the team fosters a sense of community, reinforcing the idea that sports are for everyone, regardless of gender.

North Star’s second year marks not only a continuation but a celebration of progress. It speaks volumes about the school’s commitment to equality and the recognition of the girls’ wrestling team as an integral part of the broader athletic community. As the team grows and evolves, it leaves a lasting impact contributing to the ongoing narrative of breaking barriers and redefining norms in the world of sports for females.

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Braelyn Marshall, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
Hello. My name is Braelyn Marshall and I’m a senior here at North Star. This is my third year being part of the yearbook. I’m very excited this year to create spreads and get involved around the school taking pictures for events. 
My favorite thing at North Star is the pep rallies and Gator Fest because I just love being a prideful gator and I think events like those bring everyone together. They also make school enjoyable.

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    Ezekiel MenterNov 15, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    I’m so excited to see how the girls do this year!

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    SusannaNov 15, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    WOW! This is amazing, I love the that you decided to do your article on this topic. Im BLOWN away by how well written this is! Go Gators!!!