Last summer, Luther held its second set of girls wrestling camps. Girls wrestling was sanctioned as a high school sport in 2021 and is surging in popularity.
“Girls wrestling is growing in the Midwest, and we wanted to provide some more opportunities for girls to improve,” says Dave Mitchell, Luther head wrestling coach.
Ten campers ranging in age from sixth to 12th grade attended Luther’s girls commuter camp in June, and 40 campers attended Luther’s Quad Cities Train Like a Norseman girls team camp in July. Mitchell says, “I was really impressed with their positive energy and excitement to be wrestling. They were engaged and were a lot of fun to work with.”