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Little Hawk Girls Wrestling Tournament Comes With Big Hopes for 23-24 Season

Hosting their first meet of the year, women’s wrestling came up with some big pins to succeed in matches and place individual wrestlers
Paige Dixon ’26 wrestles against an opponent from Cedar Rapids Jefferson at the home tournament

It is not often that you see three wrestlers from one school pin opponents in less than 30 seconds each. Shoana Emmanual ’26, Molly Carlson ’26, and Sierra Pruessner ’24 did just that. With young and old talent, City High’s women’s wrestling team will hope to take many individuals to the State Tournament this year, a feat they accomplished last year after the first annual IGHSAU-hosted State Meet was put in place. 

“Now that our team has had our first match experience, we’ll understand what we need to practice so we’ll be unstoppable on the mats. I’m really excited with the depth we have this year, and the team we put together,” commented Pruessner, a senior wrestler and leader on the team.

Carlson placed first in her weight class, and fellow sophomore Cooper Hamilton ’26 ended in 2nd place in the 105 class. Emmanuel placed 4th and Pruessner ended in 6th. The young talent on the team showed up at the meet and hopes to improve as the season progresses did as well. Teams often go through rough battles when losing wrestlers, but the additions and improvements of our women’s wrestling team this season were apparent at the Little Hawk Tournament. City High will host their next meet against Cedar Rapids Washington on December 7th at 7:00 PM. 

Even after losing talent with their senior class, this wrestling season proves to be an exciting watch as the girls will take on Linn-Mar at their duals meet (11/25) and many other highly anticipated teams as they build their records and approach the MVC tournament.

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