Girls Wrestling Opens New Season

Girls Wrestling Opens New Season
Posted on 12/18/2023
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Siddh Patel
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The CV Girls Wrestling season opened a couple of weeks ago with a home dual against Carlisle, and the Dallastown Invitational tournament. Against Carlisle the girls won 58-10, winning their first dual of the season.

They then went on to the Dallastown Invitational Tournament. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams won first place at the tournament.

“[We finished] with 5 individual champs: Wren Seagreaves, Eliana White-Vega, Mari Bruscino, Ronnie Guise, and Aja’nai Jumper. Plus a second place, 3 third place girls and a fourth place. And junior high had 3 girls take second, 2 girls take third, and 2 girls take fourth,” said senior captain Aja’nai Jumper.

With such early results, the girls look poised to reach the state wrestling championship. “Even though it will be very challenging I think we will do very well this season. Our team is the real deal. We are looking for the top of the podium at Hershey on March 9,” Jumper said.

The girls still look to improve on their already deep team despite their early success.

“With our skill and our depth in each weight class, other teams are going to have a really hard time beating us this year. That being said, it's early, and we still have some fundamental skills to work on in practices coming up,” said Assistant Coach Rachele Dominick.

The team practices almost every day in the Eagle View Auxiliary Gym.

“It depends on the day, but we warm up, then drill technique, conditioning, and live wrestling scenarios. I end every practice with a yoga-based cooldown and mindfulness techniques. Athletes, especially wrestlers, need to work on their minds as well as their bodies,” said Dominick.

Tournaments and dual meets take place on the weekends. These events can be at home or on the road at other schools.

This season is historic for the team and the sport. Girls wrestling was officially sanctioned as a PIAA sport on May 17th. The girls will have their states right with the boys for the first time ever.

“History is going to be made. This was beneficial for us as being there definitely is going to give some encouragement to us as we are preparing to wrestle,” Coach Dominick said.

Currently, the team is ranked 1st in the state in power rankings. The team points to their sense of sisterhood among themselves and backing each other every step of the way as the pillars of their success.

There is still one more home dual meet for those looking to attend on January 10th. The team can also be followed on Instagram @cvgirlswrestling.

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