MNHS Set to Make History Hosting First All-Girls Dual in Wrestling
A group of young ladies at Manalapan High School are preparing for a historic event – the first all-girl dual wrestling match in state history. The 19 teens have joined the school’s wrestling team and will compete against Jackson Memorial High School on December 14, 2018.
When the possibility of girls joining the team was brought to Coach Scott Pressman he thought, why not. Adding the young women to the roster has been great, he said. At a recent practice, both the girls and boys hit the mats side by side to work on their technique. Some of the girls have more knowledge of the sport, coming from a line of family members who also wrestled. Those with more experience explained and demonstrated moves for their teammates.
All of the young women are excited to be a part of something groundbreaking and are looking forward to their first match.
The girls currently on Manalapan’s team includes:
Ruba Abou Chakra
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