By Tim Kowols
As numbers statewide in wrestling drop, one segment that continues to knock down barriers is girls. According to the Wausau Daily Herald, 187 girls are competing at the high school level, including Kewaunee Varsity Wrestler Elena Lewis. Girls, once a novelty in some programs, are becoming more of a commonplace at the younger levels. Southern Door Wrestling Club coach Kyle Veeser says the stigma of boys wrestling girls is finally going away.
Katelyn LeCloux is one of five girls in the Southern Door Youth Wrestling Club and hopes more join her on the team.
Girls wrestling could continue to grow in the state if a female division is added, something seven other states have already experienced according to the Wisconsin State Journal.