West Delaware High School in Manchester is adding girls’ wrestling next school year.
The School Board just approved it on Monday night and Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says they’ve very excited about it.
School officials say it’s been at least five years since any girls have been involved with the WD wrestling program, but there have been girls from the district participating in open meets in recent years.
Rickey says they’re estimating around 15 to 20 girls may be interested in joining the West Delaware girls’ wrestling team. She encourages those students to pay attention for upcoming announcements regarding the program.
The first day of practice for West Delaware girls’ wrestling will be October 30th. Competitions will start around November 14th and the season will culminate with the Iowa Girls State Wrestling Tournament next February.
West Delaware just posted a job search for the girls’ wrestling head coach position on Wednesday.
Some other area schools are considering the addition of girls’ wrestling too. Ed-Co Superintendent Rob Busch says it’s still in the works for the Vikings, noting that they may be able to work out a sharing agreement with East Buchanan.