Sentinel-News Editorial

Sanction girls wrestling in Iowa


October 14, 2021


H-M-S's Carli Ahrenstorff wrestles during the 2018 sectional meet. Following her graduation later that year, she went on to grapple for Waldorf University's women's program.

The University of Iowa turned heads last month when it announced it would become the first Power Five conference school to add women's wrestling as a scholarship sport. The move is a landmark win for the sport, and it creates added momentum for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) to sanction wrestling at the high school level.

Though the UI may be the first "big" school to bring on women's wrestling, it's hardly the first post-secondary institution to do so. More than 125 schools across the country offer the sport to female students, with five located here in Iowa: Grand View...

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