Chinook’s Rebecca Stroh wins first all female match in state wrestling history

Chinook’s Rebecca Stroh wins first all female match in state wrestling history


Rebecca Stroh has seenhistory at theall classState wrestlingtournament thefreshman fromChinookHigh School washedher older brother Benwhen his fourthconsecutive state championship back in 2012setting what was believedto be anational record with his 101st straightwin via pinfall but Rebeccastrove madehistory of herownFridaymorning atRimrock Auto arenataking thematch forthe first everall-female match in state tournament historyStroh won that match in theopening round winning by pin at the 547 markthe victory drew a louder thannormal cheer from the crowdof thousandstoestrellas she hasn’tgotten a wholelotof girlsyou know through the yearandeventhat’s different justwrestlinga girlcompared oh boy it’s a littledifferentyou know and when they wrestleher she’s got that edgetoo you knowit’s like she said it’s another first floor and likeI told her first matchthestate’sa hardest onethe state tournamentgetting the jittersgoneshould carry theshinethat’s alittletougher it’s one more thingwiththe eyesRon yeahand I told her youknow the match the same size all thepeople in the stadiumwhat’sour odds that they’re watchingyoujust trying to convincetheirsomething I don’t know if it’d helpthatand then we get it outon the mat I hadto tell herto go walk off cuz I wasmore nervousthan she was you know I’dtake mycoat off I was sweating andeverything butthat’s fine adding tothat historybreakingmomentsthe factStroh had her older brotherbeen in hercornerduring that match former NAIAnational champ fromembassynorthernprovided a sense of ease to his younger sister but her eye-opening moment actuallycame earlier Friday morningStroh was selected by her teammatestocarry theteam sign into the arenaduring the annual parade of athletesit’s a momentshe had seen dozens oftimes froma seat in the crowd butnothingprepared her for theexhilarating feeling of walkingin withher teammanaged last year and justbeingdownhere havingthe eyes on methistime ifit’s hard Stroh’s winpaired her with circlesCrale stormer inthesecond round leaving her one win shyof anappearance in thesemi finalsthefamily and team celebration while exciting was short-lived as they preparedfor that next match I meanwetrained for it trust your training trusteverything youdimeI mean we can’t coach you up now we cangiveyou a little pointers but you’renevergonna rememberhim just go out andtest what you’ve been doing trust yourbodytrust what you’ve been doing trustme you’vedone everything right up untilthis pointStrohfell in thosequarterfinals losing by pinfallbut youbetter believe she’s prepared for the wrestlebacks Ritchie now be empty andsports

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